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34 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
Leadership Lesson: Building Trust in the Work Place & the Importance of Relational Capital
Today we're kicking off season 4! In today's conversation we dive into what is trust, how to build trust, the difference between practical trust & emotional trust, what trust in the work place looks like and how to rebuild trust when trust is lost. We also dip our toe in exploring what relational capital is and how it might just be the thing that gets your through those tougher messy middle transitions. Relational capital is all about connectedness and when we aren't thriving, connectedness is for sure a core need. Resources:Forbes article on Relational Capital Fun Stats about Employee Retention Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
23 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
Part 2: Building Culture - Why Investing In & Building People is the Key to Shifting Culture in Real Time... Ps. Leaders - Emotional Labor is Part of the Job!
Episode 78 is Part 2 of my building culture mini series. In today's conversation I'm diving into why investing in & building people is the key to shifting culture in real time. But with building people comes a lot of emotional labor. In the book Radical Candor, they talk about how “Emotional labor is not just part of the job; it’s the key to being a good boss” and so we're diving into why this matters! I share insight into why it so important for people to be able to bring their whole selves to work. We discuss why building the whole person matters and how we as leaders have an opportunity to get to know our teams on a new level. We talk about learning our employees key motivators (Check out the Motivation Code by Todd Henry!) and how learning what each person needs to avoid boredom & burnout is so key to building an engaged team. To wrap up, we chat how as the leader you are really more of the editor than the author! Something peak your interest, come learn along with us! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
37 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
Part 1: Building Culture - What’s Working, What Isn’t & Why I Believe Middle Management is the Secret to Radical Change & Making the Shift to a ‘People First’ Approach
Episode 77 is Part 1 of a 2-part Episode on Building Culture. If you aren't familiar with my story, I spent 15 years working in Entertainment Industry in a completely toxic work culture. After hitting my own personal rock bottom, I started over in the financial tech industry. I went from independent contributor to people leader all while going through a certification program to become a life coach. I have found my life coaching skills to be completely transferrable to my new position as a people leader and I'm sharing my thoughts & insight behind how I believe millennial leaders can shift the paradigm in front of us.In today's conversation I share my personal experiences with what I see working, what I see NOT working, and why I truly believe middle managers are uniquely positioned to create change and lead the corporate shift to a 'people first' approach.In our next episode we'll dive more into why I think people first matters and the realities that come with the emotional labor of being a strong people leader.Resources:'Social Responsibility at Work' Podcast with Host Angela HowardEP. 65 Creating More Human-Centric Workplaces with Angela Howard'Dare to Lead' Podcast with Host Brene Brown - Episode with Adam Grant & Simon SinekBooks: Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home; Radical Candor:Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityBlack Friday Sales:The Legal Paige Contract Sale! 40% off everything! Use Code 'Alyson10' to save an additional $10. Sale ends - 11/28/22!!Michelle has new Canva Templates that go live 11/28/22! Don't miss out! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
51 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Growing our Relationship with Money, The Power of Choice & Living in the Gray Space with Sydney Fletcher
In Episode 76, Sydney shares her personal story from ticking the box as a 'successful' corporate Graphic Designer to hitting rock bottom, to rebuilding during the pandemic and stepping into & owning her identity as her most aligned self as a Life Coach & Yoga Instructor. While we truly hit on so many powerful lessons some of my favorites were how Sydney shifts the idea of 'positive thinking' to 'perspective', how awareness around binary thinking can help us move through stress & overwhelm, how to grow our relationship with money, the power of choice & what happens when we choose to live in the gray space. This is one of those episodes I've shared a nugget of wisdom from every chance I've had since it was recorded and I can't wait to hear your takeways! Connect with Sydney!Sydney Fletcher is a life coach and yoga instructor. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and believes that our businesses can be creative expressions of our Selves. Sydney coaches heart-centered solopreneurs so they can create businesses and lives that honor who they are at their very core. Businesses that stand for something and make a positive impact on the lives they touch. Instagram @dotheheartwork Website - https://dotheheart.work/ Black Friday Specials! (Note: These are affiliate links and I do get a small commission off of purchases) Supplements! - GutPersonal - Save 15% this week only! Contracts! - The Legal Paige has her Bi-Annual Sale. Use code 'Alyson10' for additional savings on top of the Black Friday discounts! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
35 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Permission to be Human: My Journey to Healing my Inner People Pleaser
In Episode 75, I'm sharing my journey to healing my inner people pleaser & inviting you to come along for the ride. "So if you're looking for permission to do something differently, seeking permission to try something new - consider this your sign from the universe. Permission Granted."But I'll let you in on a little secret... you don't need my permission - you only need your own!From the blog: "People pleasing… something I've been asked countless times to cover on the podcast and yet the timing never felt quite right. It's a conversation that has surfaced in many of my circles, under many different circumstances and yet because it wasn't front & center in my world - I wasn't sure what value I could add to conversation in that space. And then I started to notice a recurring theme in many of my 1:1 client sessions - from setting goals to ‘ditch the inner people pleaser’ to committing to action steps where ‘no’ is actually a full sentence, it seemed like the desire to heal this wound was surfacing at every corner. I was hearing it from peers, coworkers, executives in the hallway. It came up on nearly every coffee date with a friend. The message was loud and clear - millennials are done with people pleasing… And so I started to note the similar sentiments, observe the associated feelings, and to describe the environments in which these thoughts surfaced in my journal. And that was where I realized it was connected to this craving… this desire… for permission to come from an external source. It wasn't all that long ago that I found myself in a similar place in life seeking external permission to make any change even when deep down I could feel what was aligned & right. So - WHAT CHANGED? I stopped WAITING for permission and started to GIVE myself permission to do the things that felt right to me, even if it went against the grain."Ready to dive in?! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
60 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Personal Life Lessons & Reflections: Creating Space, Energy Driven Boundaries & Connecting with your Body with Special Guest Megan Seamans
In this conversation, I've invited Megan Seamans back to have a special reflection conversation with me! Megan was a guest on the show in Season 1 where we talked all things human design and life coaching. Following that conversation, I started working with Megan as one of my coaches and today Megan is here to reflect back to me on some pretty powerful lessons from the last year! This episode is packed with life lessons, bonus lessons, random reflections, tangents, and more as I celebrate my 35th birthday! Come celebrate with us! If I shared the details of this episode , it wouldn't be as fun to listen to!Connect with Megan!Instagram - @MeganSeamansWebsite - www.meganseamans.comEpisode 55 with Megan!Connect with AlysonInstagram - @butwhatifyoudidpodDon't miss what's new and coming next! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
47 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
From Chronic, Progressive, Incurable -> Turning Pain into Purpose with Sarah Waisler
In today's conversation I'm sitting down with Sarah Waisler. Sarah did a year-long juice fast to heal herself from conditions doctors told her were chronic, progressive, and incurable. This is a powerful conversation around healing your body, how the body keeps score, and how we all have the ability to heal within us. EPISODE DETAILS[4:53] Sarah's Story![8:00] Learning to be your own best advocate[9:00] The body keeps score [11:00] We are all doing the best we can with the tools we have[11:26] The body is the subconscious mind [16:00] Sarah's year long juice fast[18:26] The mental and spiritual shifts that allowed the physical shifts to take place[21:00] Falling off the wagon is part of the process - start when you're ready[23:40} You're alive until you stop growing[25:00] Pain into purpose - the lowest of the lows shows you how high your highest of the highs can go[26:48] We will all go through some big life changing event - it's just a matter of when[32:00] On removing fear from the equation - a symptom is just a sign from your body that is there to teach you something[34:15] Learning to listen to your body[36:00] The millions of things that had to align perfectly for us to be here[37:25] On taking care of ourselves and showing gratitude[39:10] Gratitude is the biggest expression of love there is[40:15] Sarah's 'But, what if...' momentMeet Sarah WaislerSarah did a year-long juice fast to heal herself from conditions doctors told her were chronic, progressive, and incurable. By the time she was 25, she had been diagnosed with over a dozen health conditions, was living with a wheelchair, a feeding tube, had been in organ failure multiple times, was rejected from major medical centers and top specialists for being too complicated, and was ready to give up. Instead, from a single, powerful conversation, Sarah chose hope. On November 15, 2019 Sarah started her juice fast as one person and ended it on November 16th 2020 as someone completely different. She not only healed her physical body of all of the symptoms and conditions she was told would kill her, she also healed her emotional body which is what allowed the physical healing to take place. Since recognizing the universal truth that we are all magic and that we all have the ability to heal from whatever it is that we are experiencing, Sarah has made it her mission to share this message with the world. She regularly speaks on podcasts and is breaking into the world of public speaking, she is writing a book on her story as well as a children's book, and she has developed a coaching program to walk women through their own healing journies. You can find Sarah on Instagram as @sarahwaisler and on Facebook as Sarah - The Mind Body Magic. Connect with Sarah!Instagram - @SarahWaislerFacebook - Sarah Erica-The Mind Body MagicResourcesThe Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.Check out GutPersonal! Help me reach my goal of helping more women discover the power in a proactive approach to health and healing! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
61 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
Exploring Ayurveda: the Oldest System of Medicine with Kimberly Kubicke
In episode 72, I'm sitting down with Kimberly Kubicke to explore the world of Ayurveda, also known as, the oldest system of medicine. Ayurveda literally translates to the science of life. Part of learning to thrive in transition seasons is learning to holistically care for yourself and as some of my favorite podcasters 'The Shrink Chicks' always say, "to grow yourself you have to know yourself!" While this is likely the first time you've heard of Ayurveda, I hope the conversation is insightful and maybe leaves you a little more curious to go explore this ancient modality. If this episode resonates with you, I would love for you to leave a review or even slide into my DM's on instagram to share your takeaways. This helps me to evolve the shows content to ensure every guest story leaves you a little more inspired to confront the messy middle in your life!Episode details[4:50] Kimberly's story[11:30] Ayurveda - the science of life[16:00] Defining the three energetic forces & how those show up within the different body types[30:30] Why we should ask - for whom, when and for how much[34:35] On staying connected to your body rather than distracted from[37:33] How a cleanse can help with the transition between seasons [40:00] Moving through fear & anxiety in a way that works with your body type[50:15] Kimberly's new Body Type Quiz (Linked below)[52:00] Kimberly's pivotal 'What if' moment [56:00] Where to connect with Kimberly and how you can take advantage of her wealth of knowledge around AyurvedaConnect with Kimberly! Meet Kimberly!WebsiteInstagramFacebookLearn your Body Type Quiz (Referenced in the episode)Connect with Alyson!WebsiteCommunity NewsletterInstagramJoin the wait list for my Signature 1:1 Program Align & Expand Life CoachingCheck out our Sponsor GutPersonal! Save 10% on orders - 20% on subscriptions! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
62 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Perfectionism, Burnout, & Mental Health Awareness - Life Lessons from the Classroom with Amber Myren
In Episode 71 I'm sitting down with Amber Myren - a high school social studies teacher with an entrepreneurial side hustle. We're diving into how perfectionism shows up inside and outside of the classroom, how to get ahead of the burnout cycle, and Amber shines light on the realities teachers are facing inside the classroom supporting students mental health. We deep dive all things self-care, how disorganization is usually a sign of something deeper, and share tips and tricks for finding organizational tools that work for you! Grab some coffee and come hang for a bit!Episode Details: [2:30] Amber's Story[3:39] How perfectionism holds us back [12:12] When your words and actions don't match[14:45] How are you doing?[19:00] Saying 'no' can be self-care [24:30] On seeking permission to do the things that bring us joy[28:30] On finding the little joys in life[33:25] On assumptions and listening to people over speaking on their behalf[33:45] On feeling disorganized in the messy middle[40:00] On finding what actually works for you[47:50] Where serving & self-promotion have a place to co-exist[53:00] On showing up and using your authentic voice[55:00] Amber's 'What if' momentConnect with Amber!Amber Myren is the founder of Myren Education, Llc. Her goal is to help as many people as possible achieve their academic and professional goals. This is accomplished through Amber’s coaching, tutoring, and workshops on organizational strategies. In addition, Amber speaks to professionals about how to overcome adversity and curve with the curveballs. With personality and humor, Amber uses her own experiences and expertise to guide others and empower her clients to have the confidence and skills to achieve anything they can dream. Promotions: *All offered in person or virtually 1. Speaking Engagements: “How to Curve with the Curve Balls: How I Reorganized My Life” “Early Educators: Learn From my Mistakes” 2. Workshops: “Rein in the Chaos: Get Organized, Stay Organized” 3. Private Coaching Organizational Strategies for Professionals 4. Tutoring For Students: College App Prep, Organizational Tutoring, and Academic Tutoring Resource Links:Website: MyrenEducation.comInstagram: @Myren_EducationEmail: MyrenEducation@gmail.com Connect with Alyson!Alyson's Instagram - @butwhatifyoudidpodJoin us on Discord! Want episodes delivered straight to your inbox?!One-on-One Life Coaching - book a free connection call!Today's Sponsor is Gut Personal!Use code ' Butwhatifyoudid ' at checkout to save!GutPersonal QuizCheck out my new favorite GutGreens! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
43 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
'Being Apart of the Solution' with Lisa Handback - How Political Activism can Look Different for Each of us!
In this episode Lisa Handback returns to talk through how you can get involved in the upcoming state primary elections, how to navigate the information and disinformation around Roe V. Wade being overturned, how political activism looks different for everyone, and how to honor your mental health while moving through the hard stuff. Lisa reminds us there is a place for everyone in the process and I hope this episode leaves you feeling a little less paralyzed and more empowered. Lisa Handback is an Alabama native and resident who earned her undergrad in both Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of North Alabama. She got her start in politics after the 2016 election, volunteering on several local and statewide campaigns and serving as the Digital and Communications Director for various political organizations. She has since gone on to serve on the board of directors of multiple political organizations, assist in the organization of local Women’s Marches, manage and consult on political campaigns, and even co-hosted a weekly TV show called Alabama Politics This Week. She currently works as a Digital Director for Persistence PAC and is a Political Consultant and Co-Founder of HH Digital Strategies, LLC. She is also the author of a blog called This Millennial Life, which focuses on issues surrounding politics, mental health, and a whole lot of in-between from the Millennial perspective. Connect with Lisa!!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisahandback/Instagram: @lisahandbackTwitter: @lisahandbackWebsite: lisahandback.com Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
54 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
'Growing Joy' with author Maria Failla
In today's conversation, I'm sitting down with Maria Failla. Maria is the author of the recently published book 'Growing Joy - The Plant Lovers Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)', the host of the 'Bloom and Grow Radio Show' Podcast, and leader of the Bloom and Grow Garden Society. We're going behind the scenes of writing her new book 'Growing Joy' and diving into all things life lessons from the garden. Episode Details:[3:30] A little bit about Maria - author, podcaster, speaker, actress, singer[6:00] The winding road to now - living in the messy middle for 2+ years[10:15] There's no destination in the self-growth journey [12:40] Learning to be okay with the mess[13:40] Diving into Maria's new book 'Growing Joy'[15:30] Life lessons learned from the garden[17:00] Behind the scenes of writing the book[21:00] Look at a plant before you look at a screen.[26:26] How learning to care for plants taught Maria to care for herself[26:56] 'It's not about the tomato' - one of my favorite life lessons from the book![31:30] On the power of perspective[35:40] Sponsor shoutout! [37:05] The duality of what you see on social media versus what is actually going on - and the power in sharing authentically [39:33] Holding space for different emotions simultaneously[43:50] Maria's 'what if' moment[44:50] The power in fear setting - *vulnerability alert*[47:15] On following your intuitive whispers[50:30] Behind the scenes of podcasting [51:45] How to connect with Maria!ENTER TO WINLeave a review on Apple Podcasts or slide into my DMs @butwhatifyoudidpod to share your favorite takeaway from the episode by 7/25/22 to be entered to win a copy of 'Growing Joy'.Connect with Maria!Plant Parent Personality QuizMaria's Website - where you'll find most things mentioned in the episode!Bloom and Grow Radio Show PodcastMaria's Planty CommunityGrowing Joy the Book - available wherever books are sold!Maria's Instagram - @BloomandgrowmariaConnect with Alyson!Alyson's Instagram - @butwhatifyoudidpodJoin us on Discord! Want episodes delivered straight to your inbox?!One-on-One Life Coaching - book a free connection call!Today's Sponsor is Gut Personal! Use code ' Butwhatifyoudid ' at checkout to save!GutPersonal QuizCheck out my new favorite GutGreens! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
38 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
Sam is back! We're talking Job Transitions & Self-Advocacy in the Workplace
In Episode 68 my bestie Sam is back. Sam has previously appeared on 3 other episodes (one of which she solo Guest hosted!) but it's time for a life update! Sam started a new job a few months back and we're talking about what it's like in the messy middle of a job transition and how important self-advocacy skills are in he workplace! [1:45] - Going from manager to independent contributor (aka a leader amongst peers)[2:28] - Leading through influence [3:50] - The significance of environmental influences in our work spaces and how we can influence that[5:00] - Adapting your communication style to fit a new culture/environment[7:10] - On asking for performance feedback when you aren't fishing for compliments[8:15] - On communicating with a boss that has given you authority make decisions without constant check-in's[12:30] - On how to learn about you new co-workers & share resources with them [15:10] - About today's sponsor GutPersonal! [17:00] - On learning self-advocacy in the work place [21:30] - On listening to your co-workers and respecting their differences, opinions and value[24:00] - Proactive advocacy versus reactive advocacy [27:30] - On working through imposter syndrome and fears around fitting in [31:05] - On learning to notice and celebrate moments of growth[32:30] - Fun analogies for growth - we're talking rock climbing and running!Today's Sponsor is GutPersonal! Head to www.gutpersonal.com/butwhatifyoudid or use code butwhatifyoudid at checkout to save 10% on all orders, 20% on new subscription orders!Connect with Alyson!Email List One-on-Onr Life Coaching Instagram Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
22 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
We're back! A RAW messy middle life update with Alyson!
In Episode 67 we're taking a raw, unscripted trip down memory lane through the messy middle of the last two years. I'm pulling back the curtain on the never ending emotional roller coaster and sharing what's next for me in my professional life. Warning: big changes ahead! My intent with this podcast is to normalize the messy middle seasons and although this conversation felt really vulnerable I hope it leaves you feeling a little less alone and a little more inspired to take action in your own life. Today's episode is Sponsored by GutPersonal. Use the link to head on over to GutPersonal's website to take the quiz for a personalized supplement protocol recommendation! Looking for more support for your gut? Slide into the GutPersonal DM's (@gut.personal) over on Instagram and Jillian Smith (lead dietician and former podcast guest!) will help you figure out what's best for you! Connect with Alyson!InstagramLife Coaching Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
65 minutes | May 2, 2022
Behind the Scenes with 'DayDreamers' Co-Founder & Author of 'On-Adulting' Katina Mountanos
Episode 66 - Today I'm going behind the scenes with Katina Mountanos. Katina Mountanos is the Chief Well-being Officer and co-founder of Daydreamers, a mental well-being company that is expanding the minds of adults through creative habits. In an increasingly robotic world, Daydreamers is on a mission to help humans access our most innate and powerful trait - creativity - so we can all live happier, healthier lives. Katina is also a published well-being author (Simon & Schuster), has a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Columbia's Mind-Body Institute, and certified coach, meditation + yoga teacher. After enduring the burnout cycle, she started a well-being community for Millennials called On Adulting that continues to reach 75K+ people globally. In today's conversation we dive into Katina's journey from starting the 'On-Adulting' blog which lead to writing a book to normalize the millennial experience (I.E. how to navigate adulthood in a happy and mindful way) to Katina's latest adventure co-founding 'Daydreamers' with her life partner Dupi. We talk about how to get people out of the 'languishing state' and into the 'flow state' and the mission behind 'Daydreamers'. We dive into where the idea came from and all the twists and turns the pandemic presented as they navigated the start-up world. Katina shares all about what is 'Daydreamers', why it's unique, who can benefit from it, what we can expect in the coming months and how to get involved!Grateful you stopped by!Today's conversation is sponsored by 'GutPersonal'! Take the quiz to get your personalized supplement recommendations! For more on 'The Rescue'For more on 'The Prebiotic'For more on 'The Healer + Pro'Use Code 'butwhatifyoudid' at check-out to save! For more DayDreamers! Daydreamers: https://www.daydreamerspace.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyitsdaydreamers/ Get on the waitlist: https://daydreamerspace.typeform.com/ddwaitlist Special code for listeners - EarlyAccess5 Connect with Katina on social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onadulting/ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@onadulting Book: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/On-Adulting/Katina-Mountanos/9781510758827Connect with Alyson:InstagramInterested in working together 1:1? Let's chat! Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
49 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Creating More Human-Centric Workplaces with Angela Howard
In episode 65 we dive into all things culture with Angela Howard. Angela is an organizational psychologist, culture strategist and social entrepreneur working to build human-centric workplaces, better leaders and thriving communities along-side growth minded leaders. Her mission is to create more human-centric workplaces that send happier and more fulfilled humans home to further enrich their communities and society. She does this by serving as a trusted thought leader advisor to owners, founders and CEOs interested in shaping and “actualizing” their organizational cultures for the collective good of their organizations, employees and the communities they serve. Angela shares that culture really breaks down to a culmination of mindset, habits, behaviors, and norms over time and in today’s conversation we dissect existing cultural paradigms we face at work and how we can learn to break down the walls that no longer serve us so that we can create the groundswell needed to make lasting change. We dive into where to start when it comes to rebuilding culture, personal accountability as it pertains to culture, building cultural sustainability, and what it really takes to create a more human centric work place. Angela is also the host of the ‘Humanly Possibly: Future of Work Conversations’ Podcast. For more conversations like today’s Angela’s podcast is a great resource. Connect with Angela! Website: www.angelarhoward.com Linkedin: Angela R. Howard | LinkedIn Insta: @angelarhowardconsulting Twitter: @arosehoward.com Listen to the Humanly Possible: Future of Work Conversations Podcast Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
50 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Mindful Productivity with Sarah Steckler
In Episode 64 – Mindful Productivity with Sarah Seckler - I sit down with Sarah Steckler! Sarah is a Productivity Strategist who teaches entrepreneurs how to organize their mind, create sustainable & mindful productivity inside of Notion, and turn ideas into published planners & journals they can sell around the world! She's the host of the Mindful Productivity Podcast and author of a variety of journals and planners including the Mindful Productivity Guide Undated Planner and the Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book. While the conversation is all about all thing’s mindful productivity, Sarah and I share our best tips and tricks for practicing mindfulness, we chat about our experiences with sensory overwhelm (it’s a total unplanned side tangent that I think you'll totally vibe with), we chat the highs and lows of transitional seasons and how Sarah navigated her career transition from corporate to entrepreneurship. While this summary just scratches the surface of today’s conversation, we sure hope you’ll come hang for a bit today as we unpack more life lessons and share our best tips and tricks for keeping your head above water in the most challenging of transitional seasons! ALL the DETAILS![1:55] Who is Sarah Steckler? [3:45] Sarah's story and how she got to where we are now![6:05] Sarah's transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship (wellness, education, grad school, 1:1 coaching, curriculum development)[9:25] The critical mindset reframe that helped Sarah feel unstuck[11:57] Giving yourself permission to go after your dream life[14:34] Find yourself seeking external validation often? Find the people that get it![17:30] The best way is the way that works for YOU![18:15] How to continually show up as your most authentic self and still successfully navigate the corporate world[19:15] Mindfulness practices[25:10] Sensory needs and sensory overwhelm[33:32] Life admin type stuff[36:02] Focus projects and resourcefulness[38:03] Sarah's signature courses - Pretty Productive Life, Publish with Purpose[42:45] Advice for a younger self stuck in what feels like a never ending hard season![44:45] The worst case scenario rarely happens[45:04] On the 'what if' moments in life Resources discussed in today’s episode: Sarah’s Website Mindful Productivity Podcast Sarah’s Instagram Free Planner Publishing Guide Energy Driver & Habit Tracker Mindful Productivity Guide Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book Free Daily Priority Sheet Connect with Alyson: Alyson’s Instagram But, What if You DID? Community Email Newsletter (The only place to receive exclusive listener discount codes for all of my favorite things!) Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
19 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
On Setting Goals In Seasons Where it Feels Really Hard To Set Goals
In Episode 63, we’ll dive into how I get started with goal setting (what brings you joy and meaning?), we’ll talk about how a simple perspective shift (how do I want to feel while working on the goal?) might be the key to setting more meaningful goals and we’re going to talk about why learning goals might serve you more than performance goals in transitional seasons!Resources: MindsetSelf-Compassion Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
23 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
How Podcasting Helped Me Grow Into a More Empathetic Leader
I never expected podcasting to teach me so many valuable life skills but what if you tried something new and it changed the way you interacted with the world? This week I’m sharing how podcasting has helped me grow into a more empathetic leader. Podcasting has become one of my greatest adventures, the relationships I’ve built through podcasting have challenged me to grow as a human, I’ve learned there is power behind each person’s unique story and how important listening skills are. It’s taught me the power in word choice and how shared experiences connect us. But more than anything, it’s continued to help me grow into the best version of myself and I hope today’s conversation inspires you to try that thing that maybe feels a little bit scary because at the end of the day you never know how that very thing may change your life for the better! Episode Details [2:00] Setting the Scene – We start in December of 2019! [6:54] Going from independent contributor to leader – overcoming corporate hurdles to find my own path [8:15] The emotional exhaustion associated with trying to build a career as a millennial [8:50] The freedom I found in entrepreneurship [9:45] On how things happen when you least expect them and often when you stop trying to force them to happen [10:30] What is Empathetic Leadership? [13:30] Why empathetic leadership is important? [13:43] Empathetic leadership broken down into 4 key traits [17:30] Why empathy is more important now than ever before [18:45] Statistics on constructive effects of empathy – article linked below [21:00] How the universe works in strange ways and gives us exactly what we need in time Resources Empathy Is the Most Important Leadership Skill According to Research Empathetic Leadership Style Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
23 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
On Practicing Self-Compassion & Boundary Setting in Transitional Seasons of Life
In this episode …•Practicing self-compassion (self-kindness, common humanity, mindfulness)• How boundaries may need to shift with seasons of life•Why we struggle to set boundaries•How to better communicate our boundaries Life Update:But, What If You Did? will be switching to bi-weekly episodes through March to make space for some other life changes. Listen in to learn more!ResourcesHow To Practice Self-CompassionJournal PromptsWhat would the most trusting version of myself do? What would your future self say? 'WWYFSS' Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
17 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
On Processing Emotional Labor
In today’s episode were talking about emotional labor! By the end of the episode, you will be able to identify what emotional labor is, you’ll learn ways in which emotional labor shows up in your own life, learn how it influences your day to day, understand the consequences of emotional labor and learn a couple prompts to help your process / and manage the effort you put forth into emotional labor moving forward. Along the way, I’ll share my own processing of the term, how it shows up in my life and talk about how emotional labor can ultimately drive a need for something new which may land us in our next season of transition. Episode Details [3:37] What is emotional labor? [5:30] Emotional labor feels like… [8:30] How emotional labor influences the way you show up in the world [9:00] Emotional labor in the workplace… [10:45] Consequences of emotional labor [12:06] On feeling disconnected from your most authentic self… [13:29] Emotional labor is often invisible and complex [14:15] Journal prompts [15:30] Why apologizing for experiencing hard emotions isn’t the answer Resources Articles on Emotional Labor Referenced in the Episode: Penn State Article “Emotional labor, like physical labor, is effortful and fatiguing when done repeatedly all day long, and can be costly in terms of performance errors and job burnout, especially when surface acting because it results in feeling inauthentic. Research has also shown that the anxiety and fatigue from surface acting spills over to harm home life, in the form of reduced helping at home, insomnia, and increased alcohol consumption.” Quartz at Work Article Mind Tools Article Emotional Labor Journal Prompts: · What are the emotional labor requirements of your job? · How do you deal with these requirements? · How often do you experience emotional conflict? · Do you think emotional conflict has led to emotional exhaustion? · How do you manage stress and other signs of emotional exhaustion? Join our community insiders email list! Connect with me over on social! Instagram - @butwhatifyoudidpod Connect with AlysonBut, What if You DID? Pod Merch1:1 Coaching Waitlist!Follow along on Social!Check out my Weekly Newsletter--> Subscribe here!
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