Women in the Business Arena
About This Show
After almost two decades of working with women in business, Sonya Stattmann has been on the front lines of women’s quest for liberation, freedom and real success. She knows what it is like to navigate the business arena and she has helped thousands of women around the globe find more fulfilment and freedom. Women in the Business Arena explores the real journey to business success and the twists and turns to experience real liberation. She is joined by her dear friend and previous business partner, Laura Shook Guzman, a somatic psychotherapist who specialises in working with women entrepreneurs. Together they address the real challenges you face in the business arena and talk honestly about their own journeys towards more freedom. It is a deep dive and honest conversation around what makes us thrive as women, and how it is not a linear path to success! For more information visit http://www.womeninthebusinessarena.com.
Most Recent Episode
EP53: Emotions Are Your Superpower - Why it is Time to Embrace Them in Your Business
3 days ago
“Our emotions are our superpower” There’s a common misconception that emotions should stay out of the business arena. As women, emotions are one of our most powerful tools, especially when they help us communicate truth, not only to those we love but also in the business arena. “Our emotions actually connect us. They connect us to ourselves, they connect us to the earth, they connect us to each other. They connect us to something much much bigger than ourselves.” In this episode, we dive deep into emotions and how to use them effectively in the business arena. When the world is dominated by masculine ideas and beliefs that emotions are wrong or inherently bad, how do we learn to embrace our emotions to really express the best of who we are? “If women aren’t learning to come back into their emotional being, then they are not stepping fully into the space of business that we could all inhabit more authentically.” Just like any other force or energy that moves through something, emotions need to be felt, honoured and released. Suppressing our emotions has a long-term impact, reduces our ability to lead and stops us from living authentically. “We’re so busy trying to push back and contain emotion that we are cutting ourselves off from our fullest expression and experiences of ourselves.” When we harness the power of emotion and utilize it correctly it can fuel our success, grow our businesses, and bring about a greater impact than we ever imagined. So many women are in business to make a difference, yet they are cutting off their power and impact by suppressing their emotions. We have to learn to get better at navigating and utilising our emotions for greater influence, reach and impact. “When we deny our emotions in business, we are lessening our impact” Some topics we talk about in this episode: Introduction - 1:50 Different Perceptions of Emotions in Business - 3:15 The Disorientation of Emotions in the Business Arena - 9:18 The Myth of “Emotional Intelligence” - 12:05 Learning to Appreciate your Emotions - 18:30 The Risk of Becoming Emotionally Reactive - 24:02 Internal vs External Emotion - 26:25 The Shaming of Emotions in the Business Arena - 29:03 Using Emotions in Business - 36:58 Managing Emotions to Support Work/Life Balance - 40:10 How to get involved Join the Women in the Business Arena Group on Facebook and continue the discussion starting next week! https://www.facebook.com/groups/womeninthebusinessarena Reach out to us - we’d love to hear more about where you’re at in life and business! Find out more at www.womeninthebusinessarena.com If you liked this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a quick review on iTunes. It would mean the world to hear your feedback and to help us spread the word!