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The Leadership Hustle is a podcast for executives whose companies are growing fast and needs leaders who are ready. Hosted by Andrea Fredrickson and Michelle Hill, of Revela, this podcast dives into the tips, techniques, and strategies to pinpoint your challenges and repair your company culture through true leadership and accountability.
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For most women, when we are invited to study leadership the teachers, scholars, authorities and models are primarily… men. We are indoctrinated from the time we are born that men are the leaders and that natural male characteristics are the strengths you must also possess to be a good leader. Powerful. Strong. Authoritative. Direct. Assertive. Decisive. These and so many more are attributes that are typically associated with the male model of a leader. And so, for the better part of the last ...
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When was the last time you had a great idea? Where were you? Who were you with? What were you doing? When women have great ideas, they lead to successes not just in our own lives, but also for the people in our businesses, and they have a positive impact on the world around us. In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Placy invites us t…
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Are you a busy executive constantly struggling to find enough time in your day? Do you feel like you have no control over your schedule and are always at the mercy of others? It's time to take back control of your day and enhance your leadership effectiveness. In this episode, Andrea and Michelle share practical strategies for reclaiming your time,…
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You have built a successful business. You have a team and you’re making money, but something is just not right. It doesn’t feel the way it’s supposed to. Those are the gaps. And while they may be easy to recognize, it might not feel as easy to solve them. In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy explores the idea that leadership …
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You’ve checked all the boxes and you’ve reached a point where many other people would be satisfied, but you know you are ready for more. Do you know what life looks like when you get ‘there’?And do you know how to get from here to there? In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy talks with guest and former client, Clotilde Dusouli…
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Are you struggling to find the perfect balance between individual productivity and effective collaboration in your business? Look no further! Andrea and Michelle dive deep into the dynamics of productivity and collaboration in fast-growing companies. Discover the challenges organizations face when striving for efficiency while fostering teamwork, a…
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Are you abiding by someone else's model of success or are you forging your own path? There’s a lot of noise when it comes to what it means to be a leader and we often find ourselves following the advice of others instead of listening to our own instincts. In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy invites listeners to ask themselve…
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Are you building a business with intention? Have you thought about the kind of culture you want to cultivate in the workplace? This week on Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy, talks with her guest, Dr. Camysha Wright about what it looks like to be a practicing physician and how to thoughtfully create a workplace with grace and empathy. Dr. Wr…
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Do disagreements within your team often lead to tension and unproductive meetings? Well, what if those disagreements could actually be the key to your team's success? In this episode, you will discover how embracing healthy conflict can lead to innovative solutions and stronger team dynamics. Andrea and Michelle have helped hundreds of companies wi…
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You’ve worked hard to build a successful and thriving business and you feel like you’ve reached the top that everyone talks about. And yet, you look around and think, “I’m ready for more”. You are a visionary, ready to create a full life alongside your business, and you want to know how to get there. In this episode, host Kris Plachy shares what it…
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy invites you to ponder a compelling question: What would your thoughts be if they weren't constantly shaped by external stimuli? She challenges you to reflect on the nature of your thinking—how much of it is truly original, and how much is reactive to your daily interactions, from conversations …
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As a leader, you have the power to inspire and motivate your team towards success. But did you know that there are common mistakes that can hinder your leadership abilities? In this episode, Andrea and Michelle tackle the leadership behaviors that are counterproductive to any organization. We all want to be effective leaders, but sometimes it's not…
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In this thought-provoking episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy dives deep into how we view and face leadership challenges within ourselves. Instead of assigning blame to external influences or people, Kris encourages us to turn inward and explore how our own behaviors, attitudes, and thoughts inform the way we lead. She shares from h…
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In today's episode, we dive deep into the realm of people-pleasing, a topic that many of us can relate to. Host, Kris Plachy, self-proclaimed people-pleaser, shares personal insights and experiences, detailing the good, the bad, and the complexities that come with constant people-pleasing. As leaders, we may often find ourselves bending over backwa…
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Do you always focus on things you have to do and not what you want to do? You need to learn the art of letting go. In this episode, Andrea and Michelle discuss why you shouldn’t have to do everything yourself and how to delegate and set goals for your team. If you set a big picture for everyone, the task is clear and you no longer have to worry abo…
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This week on Leadership is Feminine, we're diving deep into a subject matter that isn't often discussed - the emotional toll of pet bereavement, and how that affects our businesses. Our guest, Erika Sinner, shares her personal journey of dealing with the loss of her beloved pets and how this sparked her to author a book, Pets Are Family. This episo…
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy dives into the essential topic of expressing assertiveness and setting boundaries in professional settings. Kris illuminates the difference between what people say when they don't feel the need to guard what they say, versus what they convey in less clear ways when they feel protective. Kr…
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Have you ever felt like you had to hide your true self to be successful? It's time to embrace the power of vulnerability. Andrea and Michelle discuss how vulnerability can transform your leadership style. Discover how openness fosters trust, credibility, and psychological safety within teams, debunking myths that link vulnerability to weakness. Lea…
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In another episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy delivers powerful insights and thoughtful musings about a favorite topic: goals. Showcasing her natural finesse for leadership coaching, Kris frames a magic question that serves as an effective tool to realign our focus - "What is the goal?" In a world where our minds are cluttered with to-d…
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy gets real about the journey of entrepreneurship, asking the crucial question: what kind of business do you want? She draws on her years as an entrepreneur to explore the pivotal moments that arise as businesses grow, particularly when revenue hits the million-dollar mark. Kris discusses the dec…
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Do you think you’re a perfect leader? On this episode of Leadership Hustle, Andrea and Michelle dive into the heart of leadership, challenging common perceptions of what makes a great leader. Amidst rapid company growth and the pressing need for effective leadership development coaching, they pose the crucial question: What are the essential qualit…
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Welcome back to Leadership is Feminine! In this engaging episode, Kris Plachy sheds light on a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of running a business: the pitfalls of abdicating responsibilities as a founder. With candor and insight, Kris addresses the vulnerability that arises from handing over crucial aspects of the business and not being acti…
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Today's episode of Leadership is Feminine dives into the concept of designing roles within a business as assets, rather than thinking of them as employee possessions. Host, Kris Plachy emphasizes the importance of creating roles that contribute to the business's objectives and results. She highlights the need to think about roles in the company as …
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Has your management style made your employees not trust you? On this episode of Leadership Hustle, hosts Andrea and Michelle dive deep into the world of leadership and management, unpacking the concept of "Unlearning" to become a better leader. Andrea and Michelle explore how the "curse of knowledge" often leads seasoned leaders to rely on position…
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In this episode, Kris Plachy dives into the complex dynamic of promoting employees into management positions and the resulting challenges. Kris unpacks common issues faced by businesses as they transition from small teams to larger management structures. She candidly explores the struggles of transitioning from being an individual contributor to a …
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In this week's episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the tough reality of losing key team members unexpectedly in your growing business. She acknowledges the emotional toll it takes and provides insightful guidance on how to navigate these challenging moments. Throughout the episode, Kris emphasizes the inevitability of change i…
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Are you prepared for a transformative viewpoint on empathic leadership? In this installment of The Leadership Hustle, Andrea and Michelle delve into the pivotal role of empathy in effective leadership practices. Bid farewell to the antiquated approach of merely issuing directives and problem-solving as the sole facets of leadership. Explore why emp…
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy challenges the notion of open door policies and their effectiveness in leadership. With her signature wisdom, Kris dives into why simply declaring an open door policy isn't enough to make team members feel truly comfortable approaching you. She emphasizes the importance of being intentional and…
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy addresses the challenges and dynamics that arise when a manager becomes the go-to person for complaints and venting within a company. She shares her perspective on the role of managers in extending culture, expectations, and values into the organization, while also emphasizing the importance of…
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Have you ever had trouble asking for feedback? Are you worried you come off as rude in meetings? On this episode of the Leadership Hustle, Andrea and Michelle discuss all the intricacies of human emotions in the workplace. We all have different personality traits that we can’t change but we do have the ability to modify our behavior. Andrea and Mic…
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In this episode, Kris Plachy is tackling the intriguing topic of team gossip – you know, that thing that has a way of sneaking its way into our business and team conversations? In Kris fashion, she cuts to the chase, sharing insights on how gossip can impact small businesses, leadership dynamics, and even our personal relationships. She dives into …
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In today’s enlightening episode of Leadership is Feminine, we delve into the exciting world of yoga, self-care, and leadership with our amazing guest, Brett Larkin, a yoga entrepreneur and new author of Yoga Life: Habits, Poses, and Breathwork to Channel Joy Amidst the Chaos. Brett credits mindset shifts that host, Kris Plachy, coached her through …
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Are your days constantly interrupted by an endless stream of notifications? You're not alone! In this episode of Leadership Hustle, join Andrea and Michelle as they tackle the issue of being overwhelmed by notifications and provide practical strategies for managing them. From limiting external interruptions to reducing self-induced distractions, le…
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the concept of why good leaders say no. She presents her perspective on how saying no is a crucial skill for leaders, delving into the reasons why people often struggle with it. Kris unpacks the dynamics of people-pleasing and the underlying motivations behind saying yes when really …
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy shares her insights on the unique challenges faced by female business owners whose companies have reached the three to five million dollar revenue mark and beyond. Drawing on her experience working with million-dollar female business owners, Kris discusses the complexities of team design a…
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Are you tired of constantly playing catch up and putting out fires as a team leader? It's time to take the Slight Edge approach and become proactive instead of reactive. In this episode of the Leadership Hustle, Andrea and Michelle discuss the key differences between a proactive and reactive team, and how you can implement small changes to improve …
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the power of intentionality in achieving our goals and becoming effective leaders. She emphasizes the importance of being intentional about our actions and decisions, especially when it comes to leadership and building successful teams. Kris discusses how many entrepreneurs excel at …
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In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy introduces the concept of the One Hour Leader, a new offering designed specifically for female founders running million-dollar businesses. She dives deep into the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs as they transition from hitting seven-figure thresholds and the necessity to evolve and lea…
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Have you ever felt micromanaged at work? Are you worried that as a leader you micromanage your employees? On this episode of Leadership Hustle, Andrea and Michelle guide you through ways to avoid micromanagement and how everyone can stay informed and updated on weekly tasks. Learn the ways to identify micromanaging tendencies while also learning ho…
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In this New Year episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy takes us on a journey of self-reflection and goal setting. With the turn of the year, Kris encourages listeners to treat this podcast as their own mini retreat, prompting them to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the year ahead. Kris emphasizes the importance of journalin…
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In this final installment of this Gen-X Women Founders mini series, host Kris Plachy dives into the emotional load and labor that comes with being a Gen-X woman leading her own business. She delves into the societal pressures and expectations placed on women, especially those who are ambitious and successful in their careers. From the guilt associa…
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Have you ever felt like you were treated differently just because of your age? On today’s episode Andrea and Michelle discuss how generational labels being put on you can have a negative impact in the workplace and how companies should change moving forward. They dive into the different characteristics and qualities between generations, how to appr…
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In this latest episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the unique world of Gen-X women and the impact they have on leadership and change. This episode candidly addresses the impact of the pandemic on different generations and how it has influenced the struggles of the younger population. She discusses the need for leaders to under…
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In our 3rd installment of Kris Plachy’s GenX Female Founder Series of "Leadership is Feminine," host Kris addresses the unique challenges and experiences of Gen X female entrepreneurs, with a special emphasis on imposter syndrome. Specifically why so many of us experience it and how developing our understanding of it can help us overcome it… For go…
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Are you struggling with managing multiple layers of people while trying to maintain productivity in your organization? On this episode of The Leadership Hustle, Andrea and Michelle discuss the challenges of adding layers to management, and how they can cause managers to fail. They also emphasize the importance of optimizing time management, effecti…
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As we continue our conversation about GenX Female Founders in Leadership is Feminine, this enlightening episode explores the unique world we all operate in, as GenX Women. Today’s focus is on the distinctive challenges they face as part of the "Sandwich Generation," juggling responsibilities towards both aging parents and growing children, often wh…
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Welcome to the first episode of the Gen-X Women Founders mini-series. In this episode of "Leadership is Feminine," host Kris Plachy delves into the distinct struggles and triumphs of the Gen-X generation. As a Gen-Xer herself, Kris identifies with the unique challenges posed by the background many people in this generation faced, which has shaped t…
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Are you a leader who believes they are good at coaching their employees? Learn the most common mistakes leaders make when it comes to effective coaching from Andrea and Michelle on this episode of The Leadership Hustle! Discover the 3 part model you need to take your coaching game to the next level and help motivate your team for success. Tune into…
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Despite what it may seem like in the business world, there are alternative ways to address the normal processes of running a business. And, as women, we ought to embrace these ways. We don’t need to approach our businesses and the necessary aspects of them in the traditional masculine way. This has been my life mission and passion: To come alongsid…
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It’s time for real talk. Revenue is down for many businesses. That’s the reality but that doesn’t mean there aren’t solutions. But we have to face the facts of what’s happening and go through the process of running through potential solutions to get the results that we want. As we go through ups and downs in our businesses, having doom and gloom ab…
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Are you looking for ways to refine and improve your company's culture? Do you want to know how to make sure it accurately reflects the actual values of your organization? In this episode of The Leadership Hustle, Andrea and Michelle discuss why it’s important to get company culture right; whether it should be actual or aspirational. Need help with …
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