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Influence & Impact for female leaders
Influence & Impact for female leaders
Carla Miller

The Influence & Impact podcast from leadership coach Carla Miller helps female leaders to tackle self-doubt, become brilliant at influencing and make... more

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Ep 160 – The secret to building a happy team with Richard Clarke

As leaders we’d all like to have happy teams but how do we create the right environment to achieve that? ... more

22 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
Ep 159 – When Being the Problem Solver Becomes a Problem

  It feels good to be able to solve the problems people bring to you. It makes you... more

08 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Ep 158 - Is Your Workplace Toxic with Aoife O'Brien

In this episode, I’m talking to Happiness at Work expert Aoife O’Brien about the red flags in toxic... more

25 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Ep 157 – Asking Your Employer to Invest in You

Have you thought about getting a coach or joining a course but immediately dismissed it because your organization has... more

11 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Ep 156 – How to Create a Coaching Culture in Your Team

  Would you like to create a team culture that allows everyone to thrive?  And would you like... more

26 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Ep 155 – How to Support a Team Member Who Lacks Confidence

If you’ve got a team member who lacks confidence it could be impacting their performance, their career progression... more

12 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Ep 154 – Overcome your public speaking anxiety with Olivia James

Do you experience anxiety or nerves when you have to present at an important meeting or give a talk? Why... more

05 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
Ep 153 - What to do when you’re put on the spot at work

  There’s nothing worse than that moment in a meeting where you’re put on the spot and your mind... more

29 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Ep 152 - Is it time to quit your job?

Have you been considering leaving your job?  Maybe you’re not happy at work these days, perhaps you’ve lost your motivation,... more

15 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
Ep 151 - Journaling Prompts for Female Leaders to Kickstart 2024

In today's episode, we reflect back on 2023 and answer some powerful journaling prompts so that you start 2024 the... more

31 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Ep 150 - Gendered Ageism at Work: We Need to Start a Revolution with Dr. Lucy Ryan

  Is midlife making you wonder what to do next or are you suffering from ageism at work? Listen... more

11 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
Ep 149 - Managing Managers with Confidence

Welcome to the latest episode of the Influence and Impact Podcast for female leaders! In this episode Managing Managers... more

27 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Ep 148 - Breaking Free from the Yes Trap

Welcome back to another episode of the Influence and Impact Podcast. Today we're diving into a topic that many of... more

13 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
Ep 147 - How to Handle Energy Vampires at Work

Is the joy being sucked from your working day by energy drains? Tune into this episode to learn how to... more

30 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Ep 146 – Being intentional about your career with Dr Hannah Roberts

If you are feeling stuck in your career you’ll be pleased to hear that there is now a framework... more

15 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Ep 145 - Building incredible collaborative relationships at work with Deb Mashek

Collaboration is an essential part of working life – we have to work alongside others to succeed in our role. ... more

01 Oct 2023 · 48 minutes
Ep 144 - Finding focus when you’re overwhelmed with Julia Wolfendale

Is Autumn already feeling a bit overwhelming as everything kicks into action after the summer?  If so then this... more

17 Sep 2023 · 49 minutes
Ep 143 How to challenge Upwards without damaging your career

There are these unspoken rules about the world of work that most of us buy into without questioning. ... more

03 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Ep 142 - Increasing your gravitas

This week’s episode of the Influence & Impact podcast for female leaders is all about gravitas.  What is it? ... more

19 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
Ep 141 6 practical strategies to tackle perfectionism

This is part two of my series on perfectionism and overworking and in this episode, I share with you... more

06 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
Ep 140 Why Perfectionism and Overworking could be Holding you back - re-released episode

For years I thought that I was doing well in my career because I worked so hard and held... more

23 Jul 2023 · 42 minutes
Ep 139 - How to be more inclusive with Catherine Garrod

We all want to be inclusive but we don’t always know exactly how to embed that into our teams... more

02 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Ep 138 - A simple shift that makes it easier to navigate internal politics

I remember a period of time when I felt a lot of frustration at work.  Frustrated with decisions being... more

25 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Ep 137 - Stepping up into a Director role with Gabi Field

If you’re thinking about moving into a Director role or are new in your Director role this straight taking... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Ep 136 - Becoming more resilient with Lara Cullen

How do you react under extreme stress?  Do you find yourself over-functioning or under-functioning?  This is just one of... more

28 May 2023 · 47 minutes
Ep 135 - The confidence crisis impacting girls with Laura Sercombe

I spend a lot of time coaching women around confidence, giving them tools to build their confidence and shining... more

14 May 2023 · 46 minutes
Ep 134 - Thriving as an introvert in the workplace with Emma Taggart

Up to 50% of people have introverted tendencies yet meetings are still designed in a way that doesn’t allow... more

28 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
Ep 133 - The 5 mistakes many managers make and how to avoid them

This is the episode I wish I’d heard when I was in my first few years of managing people... more

16 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Ep 132 - Managing your reaction to stressful situations

Do you find yourself feeling tongue-tied and inarticulate when under pressure?  Do you feel stress every time your email... more

02 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Ep 131 - The Brutal Impact of Parenthood on Women’s Careers with Jess Heagren

When I read the Careers After Babies report I knew we had to talk about it on the podcast. ... more

19 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
Ep 130 - Understanding the Authority Gap with Mary Ann Sieghart

Ep 130 Show Notes: Understanding the Authority Gap with Mary Ann Sieghart I’ve republished this episode as it is the... more

08 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Ep 129 – Embracing Equity this International Women’s Day

I’ve republished the most shared episode of last year for International Women’s Day 2023 and I’d encourage you to share... more

05 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
Ep 128 – Why women are not getting the feedback they need to succeed

Gender bias in workplace feedback is a pervasive and often overlooked issue, with many women in the workplace receiving... more

19 Feb 2023 · 34 minutes
Ep 127 – How to speak up in meetings

Ever sat in a meeting with a contribution to make but talked yourself out of it only to hear someone... more

05 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
Ep 126 – 7 Things Confident Women Do

We want to be more confident as women in the workplace yet it can be challenging, especially when we face... more

22 Jan 2023 · 33 minutes
Ep 125 How to set and hold your boundaries in 2023

The new year is a great opportunity to change how you approach your work life to make it work better... more

08 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
Ep 124 - Setting Your Intentions For 2023

Welcome to 2023 and a fresh new year! This mini episode is a really valuable and practical exercise that I’ll... more

01 Jan 2023 · 11 minutes
Ep 123 - 5 Practical Strategies You Can Use To Worry Less

Is your worry taking up too much of your mental and emotional energy, causing you to doubt yourself and stopping... more

18 Dec 2022 · 32 minutes
Ep 122 - Taking Control Of Your Worrying

Do you find yourself worrying a lot? You might ruminate on the past or worry about what could happen in... more

11 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Ep 121 - Do you worry that you don't know enough?

Do you feel like your ability to do a good job depends on how much experience or how many skills... more

04 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Ep 120 - Developing Your Career with Fay Wallis

Are you ready to progress to that next level in your career, expand your skills or make the move to... more

27 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Ep 119 - Are you trying to do it all?

Are you at full capacity but still saying yes to whatever is asked at you at work and home? In... more

20 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Ep 118 - 3 Steps To Reduce The Tension Between Your Team And Other Teams

Ep 118: 3 Steps To Reduce The Tension Between Your Team And Other Teams What can you do when you’re... more

13 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Ep 117 - Are you asking for what you want?

How good are you at asking for what you want or what you need?  It could be flexible work hours,... more

23 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Ep 116 - Creating time in your week to think re-released episode - Carla Miller

If you’re like me, life has been incredibly busy lately. As we come out of the slower summer, autumn greets... more

16 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
Ep 115 - How To Give Feedback Well

Giving honest and direct feedback is an essential part of being an effective leader. Honest feedback says that you care... more

09 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Ep 114 - Women Taking The Lead with Jodi Flynn

More women in senior management and leadership positions is win-win-win. For women, for organisations and for workplace equality. So how... more

02 Oct 2022 · 48 minutes
Ep 113 - Communication that builds connection with Felicity Dwyer

First off, a huge thank you to everyone who supported the book launch for Closing the Influence Gap which went... more

25 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
Ep 112 - Creating effective, engaging & enjoyable meetings with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Meetings are a part of every job and the higher you progress in your career, the more meetings you need... more

18 Sep 2022 · 56 minutes
Ep 111 - You Don't Need Fixing

You don't need fixing. You're not broken. And there's nothing wrong with you.  In fact, the thoughts and feelings you're... more

11 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
Ep 110 - How to stop overthinking re-release with Tahirih McLaren-Brown

Are you an overthinker? Perhaps you ruminate on past situations, worry about future events or are fearful of the judgement... more

04 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
Ep 109 - Are you being too humble? Re-released episode featuring Stephanie Sword-Williams

If you are more comfortable talking about your team's achievements than your own, then this re-release of episode 28 is... more

28 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Ep 108 - A simple mindset shift that could make you happier

In this week’s episode, I’m sharing a simple piece of wisdom that’s helped me to shift my mindset and be... more

21 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Ep 107 - 5 podcasts that changed my life

I love listening to podcasts and find them a source of inspiration for my work and life. This week, I'm... more

14 Aug 2022 · 46 minutes
Ep 106 - Speaking Out About Bullying and Harassment with Marie Hemingway

Have you ever experienced workplace bullying or harassment? It happens in many organisations but is all too often ignored, dismissed... more

07 Aug 2022 · 42 minutes
Ep 105 - Prioritising Wellbeing in the Workplace with Claire Warner

A positive workplace improves teamwork, raises morale, increases productivity, job satisfaction and performance, and reduces stress in employees. So how... more

31 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
Ep 104 - Equality at home with Clare Twelvetrees

Are the household responsibilities shared equally in your home? Or is the majority of the emotional, mental and domestic load... more

24 Jul 2022 · 43 minutes
Ep 103 - Working with Chronic Illness with Rebecca Kudyk

29% of working age people in the UK have a chronic illness and yet it is something that is rarely... more

17 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
Ep 102 - Happier at Work with Aoife O'Brien

Employee happiness is gaining traction as an essential element of the employee experience. A happy person is more engaged and... more

10 Jul 2022 · 50 minutes
Ep 101 How to confidently present to senior stakeholders

This week is another medley, showcasing the most impactful tips and insights from previous guests and episodes. Our topic is... more

03 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Ep 100 - 6 Ways to Champion the Women in your Team

This week I’m celebrating 100 episodes of the Influence & Impact for Female Leaders podcast! Thank you for listening and... more

26 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes
Ep 99 - The Authority Gap with Mary Ann Sieghart

Mary Ann Sieghart has been on my dream guest list for a while so I’m very excited to share this... more

19 Jun 2022 · 50 minutes
Ep 98 - From CIA To CEO with Rupal Patel

In this week’s episode I speak to Rupal Patel, a CEO, business consultant, coach and former CIA Intelligence Analyst. Rupal’s... more

12 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
Ep 97 - Closing The Gender Pay Gap with Michelle Gyimah

Gender and ethnicity pay gaps are a very real issue in the UK and worldwide – so how do we... more

05 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
Ep 96 - Negotiating Your Salary with Michelle Gyimah

Ever wished you knew how to ask for a pay rise?  Or negotiate a higher salary when you start a... more

29 May 2022 · 39 minutes
Ep 95 - Setting Boundaries as a Working Parent with Rachel Vecht

 If you’re a parent, carer or someone with a busy life, you want to make sure you’re doing your best... more

22 May 2022 · 43 minutes
Ep 94 - What I wish every woman knew

In this episode, I’m talking about some impactful things that I wish every woman knew. If I had known these... more

15 May 2022 · 24 minutes
Ep 93 - Succeeding in a Male-Dominated Environment with Sandra Francis

Are you a woman working in a technical or male-dominated environment (or both!)?  If so, this week’s episode is for... more

24 Apr 2022 · 37 minutes
Ep (2 - Let's Talk About Confidence

Confidence at work is something many women struggle with. I believe that a lack of confidence is having a very... more

17 Apr 2022 · 40 minutes
Ep 91 - Grief and the Workplace with Lizzie Pickering

Grief can be felt for many reasons – death, loss of identity, the end of a relationship, a diagnosis or... more

10 Apr 2022 · 51 minutes
Ep 90 The Future of Time with Helen Beedham

How we currently approach managing time isn't serving us as individuals or organisations so let’s do it differently! In Helen... more

03 Apr 2022 · 51 minutes
Ep 89 - Finding Your WorkJoy with Beth Stallwood

Does your work bring you joy? For many people, the words work and joy don’t fit together but Beth Stallwood... more

27 Mar 2022 · 49 minutes
Episode 88 - Success on your Own Terms

How we define success influences how we feel about ourselves. Are you working to an old version of success or... more

20 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Ep 87 - Having the Career Conversation with your Line Manager

We’re continuing our career month on the podcast! In this episode, I’m sharing my tips on how to speak to... more

13 Mar 2022 · 39 minutes
Ep 86 - Taking Control of Your Career

Whether you're happy in your role or thinking of moving on, it's a good idea to be thinking about what... more

06 Mar 2022 · 25 minutes
The business case for flexible working with Molly Johnson-Jones

Do you know that globally only 8% of people want to go into the office every day? The pandemic forced... more

27 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
Ep 84 Breaking the Bias

This episode is inspired by the International Women’s Day 2022 theme #BreaktheBias and I’m talking about how men can be... more

20 Feb 2022 · 47 minutes
Ep 83 - On Fire Leadership with Nicola Buckley

Have you discovered your purpose, passion and love for what you do? Do you feel connected to who you are... more

13 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
Ep 82 - Speaking the Language of Senior Stakeholders

The struggle to be heard and taken seriously as a woman in the workplace is real, particularly when presenting to... more

06 Feb 2022 · 19 minutes
Ep 81 - How to Stress Less at Work - Tahirih Mclaren-Brown

This week it’s a podcast takeover! Tahirih Mclaren-Brown takes over the mic to talk about ways that you can stress... more

30 Jan 2022 · 41 minutes
Ep 80 - What Every Leader Needs to Know About Intersectionality with Tala Hassoun

“It is the responsibility of each one of us to learn and understand how people have different experiences in their... more

23 Jan 2022 · 36 minutes
Ep 79 - 6 Ways to Increase Your Visibility at Work

If you want to develop your career, it’s important to be able to communicate your strengths and successes to others,... more

16 Jan 2022 · 38 minutes
Ep 78 - How We Make Influencing Harder For Ourselves

Are you getting in your own way when it comes to influencing? When we're trying to influence, we often make... more

09 Jan 2022 · 28 minutes
Ep 77 - Set Your Intention for 2022

Happy New Year! In this short and sweet episode, I’m helping you to reflect on 2021 and set your intentions... more

03 Jan 2022 · 15 minutes
Ep 76 - Dealing with Difficult People featuring Liz Kislik

Most of us will encounter plenty of difficult colleagues or workplace conflicts in our career. With so many types of... more

12 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Ep 75 - Are You A People Pleaser?

Many women in my community struggle with people pleasing and in this week’s episode, I’m diving into what people pleasing... more

05 Dec 2021 · 28 minutes
Ep 74 - Is the CV dead? with Khyati Sundaram

Are the standard hiring practices we use fair and do they truly give us the best candidates for each role?... more

28 Nov 2021 · 50 minutes
Why we're not aiming for work-life balance with Jessica Chivers - Ep 73

Many of us will take extended leave during our careers. It could be maternity or shared parental leave, sickness or... more

21 Nov 2021 · 52 minutes
Ep 72 - Women with Influence with Monique Carayol

Women with Influence is my LinkedIn Live series where I interview inspirational and influential women leaders on their career journey... more

14 Nov 2021 · 39 minutes
Ep 71 - How to Gain Respect as a Leader

One of most asked questions I get from women in leadership is how to feel more respected as a leader.... more

08 Nov 2021 · 33 minutes
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Many women in my community struggle with people pleasing and in this week’s episode, I’m diving into what people pleasing is, how... more