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Helping leaders navigate their career and calling in today’s distracted media-driven culture. Do you have a message or story that could influence the world? Get expert tips from Hollywood producer and media consultant Phil Cooke on creative leadership, digital media, branding and marketing strategies, film and TV production and more – and the faith to make it happen. Find out more at PhilCooke.com. His philosophy? Get your ideas out there and change the world in the process.
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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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Have you been asked to present a short motivational speech or inspirational devotional before an event? Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com offers five tips to make it memorable! Opening a conference or gathering is an honor. It can be a powerful catalyst for both the audience and your career. Get my FREE DOWNLOAD and transform your creative leadershi…
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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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Dealing with a bad boss can make your workplace feel like a battleground. If you’re trying to survive a toxic work environment, Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com offers creative and positive ways to deal with the Micromanaging Boss, the Inconsiderate Boss, and the Unsupportive Manager. Bonus: Phil shares 5 tips to survive a difficult boss! Get my FR…
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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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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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Accelerate your career! Becoming a skilled public speaker can open doors and advance your career quickly as you position yourself as an expert. If you’re serious about speaking, Phil Cooke’s https://philcooke.com list of six tools that a conference planner needs can help you get hired as a speaker. The easier you make it for the people who can book…
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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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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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How do you deal with rejection? What do you do after a failure? Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com offers five “next steps” that can be the key to moving past failure and on to success in your career. If you’re in business, media production or content creation – and especially if you’re in the film industry as a filmmaker, actor or writer – you’ll ga…
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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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Jumpstart your career in Hollywood! If you’re looking for a job in LA or New York, Phil Cooke’s https://philcooke.com interview with Sommerly Simser will help you succeed in the film industry. Highlighted as a new leader to watch in Variety Magazine, Sommerly has gone from assistant to associate in Hollywood and now works in Feature Film Production…
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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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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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Is there a book inside you, but you don’t know where to start? Maybe it’s time to consider a ghostwriter! Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com welcomes writer and ghostwriter Jordan Loftis to explore book writing options and a strategic publishing process that can help pastors, leaders, and Christian entrepreneurs go from “idea to impact.” Founder of S…
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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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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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Are there issues in your ministry or organization that everybody knows about but nobody talks about? It’s time to address the elephant in the room and build towards a healthier work culture. Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com offers six effective strategies to be part of the solution without losing your job. Get my FREE DOWNLOAD and transform your cr…
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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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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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Welcome to a revolutionary discussion on adapting preaching for the digital age! In this episode, online preaching coach David Murrow, joins Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com to delve into the art of engaging with your online congregation effectively. Discover invaluable insights to transform your preaching style and create sermons that are watchabl…
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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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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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Public speaking gigs are a powerful way to advance your career, plus they offer opportunities to get your message heard. Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com shares five tips to help you book your first speaking gig while becoming a great speaker. Elevate your speaking skills and find out how to get invited to speak at conferences, small groups, worksh…
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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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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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Evangelism and Reaching Gen Z | Dr. Billy Wilson, President, Oral Roberts University You can change the world! Join Phil Cooke in this conversation with Dr. Billy Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University, as they discuss the importance of reaching Gen Z with the gospel. https://philcooke.com In this thought-provoking discussion, you’ll find out…
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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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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 struggling in your creative career as an artist, musician, filmmaker, writer or director? Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com shares the two levels of success you need to achieve to earn a living as a creative and gain success doing what you love to do. Watch the interview with Howard Kazanjian here: https://youtu.be/xXGmRmMtxV0 Get my FREE DO…
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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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With a career that spans 50 years, he’s collaborated with Hollywood legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas and Frances Coppola. Phil Cooke welcomes Emmy award-winning film and television producer Howard Kazanjian to share behind the scenes of a producer’s role in both the studio system and independent film with credits including “Raiders of…
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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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Does your pastor have a vision for media? If you’re feeling stifled as a church media producer or communications director, Phil Cooke offers eight tips to help you “lead from the middle” and win your pastor over to see the potential for media. In today’s digital age, the opportunities for sharing the gospel through media are tremendous. Here’s how …
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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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The Spanish-speaking community is exploding in growth in the U.S. Find out how your local church can engage the Latino community more effectively as Phil Cooke interviews Angel Jordan, director of Hispanic Initiatives at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Join them as they explore the varying aspects of Latino culture, the needs represented…
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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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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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Interested in a directing career? Find out how to succeed as Phil Cooke welcomes live multi-camera director and executive producer Micah Bickham to discuss his approach to capturing live events and filming music videos and his career pathway from media ministry to freelance director. Micah has directed performances of some of today’s biggest names …
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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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At a certain level, you can feel very comfortable as well as powerful in your ability to handle whatever comes your way in that expertise. It’s an awesome feeling and well-earned. But there is also a power in allowing yourself to become a novice and start from scratch in something else. In this episode, I talk about the value (and fun) of bringing …
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How do acts of kindness factor into the new visitor experience in your church? Phil Cooke welcomes author, speaker and church consultant Greg Atkinson to explore ways to reach your community and transform your church guest services with kindness and authentic hospitality. Founder of the First Impressions Conference, Greg offers practical ways pasto…
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