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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.
 
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 ...
 
For the ambitious, innovative and thoughtful professional. Rooted in a passion for leadership and rich background in fundamentals and principles for producing successful organizational change, KATALYST will host practitioners from various industries and skill sets to bring value to you! If you're a middle-manager or early career professional leading others or simply wanting to lead others, you will find a lot of value by becoming part of this KATALYST community! To new listeners: Please take ...
 
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Changing your mindset as a leader is a magical gift. It allows you to manage yourself, and therefore, your team, with greater empathy. The beautiful truth about changing yourself is that some change can happen very quickly and it is always worth the investment. In today’s episode, Dr. Camysha Wright and I talk about change as a leader. We discuss h…
 
How much do you allow yourself to have in regards to money? As women, we are conditioned to “tuck it in” when it comes to being extremely successful in earnings. Shame often accompanies this conditioning and holds us back from fulfilling our full potential both for ourselves and for those we love. But a woman’s relationship with money is more deepl…
 
No matter how long we’ve been working at something or how much money we make, doubts will creep in and times of uncertainty will come. But we must learn to listen to that little voice inside that guides us. Tuning into the wisdom of that inner voice, as well as listening to the wisdom of others will fuel us with resolve to carry on. In this episode…
 
In our businesses, we all need someone who can help with the books. But we also need someone who can help us think forward. Someone who can help us forecast, not retract, and change our thoughts and habits around money. For me, that is my CFO and the owner of Nice Job, Inc., Emily Sandberg. I wanted to have Emily on an episode to share some of her …
 
Find out how a two-week vacation to Los Angeles turned into a long-term acting career for TV, Broadway and London actor, Fred Applegate in this interview with Phil Cooke. If you’re hoping to make it in LA or hit Broadway, you’ll gain insight into successful auditions, understanding your role on set, and keeping the role alive when doing theatre. Af…
 
As your business grows, your role as a leader should change and evolve. This includes what you do on a regular basis and what you relinquish to others. As you realign your leadership into co-creation, you’ll face countless challenges, including properly choosing and nurturing a team, letting go of all the things you once personally did, and even br…
 
With the demands of life and business in our modern times, peace can be elusive. Yet, as female CEOs, we sometimes talk ourselves out of creating that necessary environment of calm. We wrongly believe we’re not worthy or that it’s indulgent or selfish, but it isn’t. It’s truly an investment in yourself and your business. In this episode, I talk wit…
 
So you want to be a comic book writer? Meet the New York Times best-selling and Eisner Award winning author Jim Krueger in this interview by Phil Cooke. https://philcooke.com Find out the origin story of Jim’s successful career as a writer of FOOTSOLDIERS, Marvel Comics Earth X trilogy with Alex Ross, Avengers, X-Men, the NO ONES and DC Comics JUST…
 
The power of showing up, rather than serving in sacrifice, cannot be overstated. When we commit, when we are there, even when no one else is, a superpower is released that often comes in no other way. In this episode, I talk with Bernadette Doyle, owner and CEO of Bernadette Doyle.com about the superpower of showing up. Throughout our conversation,…
 
The power of attraction can be magical for a female CEO. Attraction brings clients, connections and even team members. And when building a quality team, in particular, it can be a secret weapon. People naturally want to work for someone they respect and who is generating good within a particular space. This alleviates the need to go looking for hig…
 
Whatever your individual purpose is, you are designed to make a difference. Finding precisely how, although, can be a winding path. The very focus on making a difference can cause unwelcome detours, typically caused by fear… Fear of failure, lack of knowledge, feelings of inadequacy… But when you settle into being yourself, follow your heart, and t…
 
Gain an inside view of the Hollywood industry in Phil Cooke’s interview with Todd Komarnicki, #screenwriter and producer known for blockbuster hits “Elf” and “Sully.” Find out more about the screenwriting process, taking notes from a studio, editing, punching up a comedy script, and why writers become producers. Plus, Todd shares behind the scenes …
 
The mindset of an intrapreneur (an introverted entrepreneur) is one of determination to fix what is wrong, even while it is not in their nature to seek a position of leadership. Rather, intrapreneurs frequently find others inquiring of their wisdom, following their suggestions, and asking them to lead. Insight and depth of caring flourish in the in…
 
When life doesn’t go the way we think it will, it can seem like a reason to stop dreaming. Tragedy, especially, drives us into a place of acute grief, followed by days where just putting one foot in front of the other is our limit. Krista St-Germain, Life Coach for Widowed Moms, founder of Mom Goes On and host of The Widowed Mom podcast has lived t…
 
When you are fully dedicated and intricately tied to your mission, it will attract clients to you and allow you to build a team that is also devoted to that same purpose. The work becomes less about you, and more about the vision. One of the ways that allows business owners and CEOs to be able to do this and to make seven figures is through divine …
 
Are you frustrated with your current creative team? Do you know how to spot great talent to build a great team? Phil Cooke offers 6 tips to help creative leaders build a top-tier team that can achieve greatness! Whether you’re promoting from within or hiring from outside, the right people can make all the difference. Please like, rate and share thi…
 
Naturally following your passion in life will lead you to success. Pair natural talent with tackling new skills, and you can become an unstoppable force. You only need to lock in and conquer those areas you find intimidating or scary or that seem insurmountable. By avoiding the lure of simply abdicating responsibilities and choosing instead to stan…
 
When women have their own money (and lots of it), they have a voice and a choice. Through financial security, women are no longer indebted to anyone and can change the world. Their superpowers are set free by not being beholden to anything. It’s time for women to claim more of a place in this world. For this episode, I’m beyond thrilled to have Fab…
 
Do you have a dream to write and publish a book? Are you wondering how to self-publish a book – or are you considering traditional publishing or a hybrid model? Phil Cooke interviews John Mason, founder and president of Insight Publishing Group to discuss the book publishing process, the changing publishing industry, and the best way to get your st…
 
We move on to the third and final segment of Managing Change where CEO Alexandra Hoffman discusses lessons learned from the covid health crisis, Crisis Ally’s future vision, and things to be excited about for the next chapter. Alexandra Hoffman developed her expertise in crisis management and business resilience working with large companies and fre…
 
Whether good or bad, a leader is one who inspires others to follow. Beyond this definition, however, there are deep questions. What, exactly, makes a leader powerful and effective? What is the element that goes beyond strategies, methods and competency and taps into hidden CEO magic? A big component is the currency of energy. To understand the exis…
 
We continue on to the second episode of Managing Change with Crisis Ally CEO Alexandra Hoffman. In this segment, we had an in-depth talk on Crisis Ally and how integral change management is in their operations. Alexandra Hoffman developed her expertise in crisis management and business resilience working with large companies and French government a…
 
When people feel heard, they feel known, valued – and this is desperately needed in our modern culture. It is, perhaps, an even deeper need for women in powerful leadership positions. Others listen to accomplished, successful women for the express purpose of acquiring knowledge for their own gain. But who truly hears and sees the strong, powerful w…
 
Do you have a vision to impact your community? You can develop an effective outreach strategy if you know the strengths and talents of your congregation. Phil Cooke helps you discover ways to mobilize your people for a mission outreach that will help you fulfill your church vision in a unique way. Please like, rate and share this episode! Get my ne…
 
I’m excited to go into another episode of Managing Change. It’s a pleasure to have Alexandra Hoffman as our guest. In this segment, we talk about her company Crysis Ally, which helps Crisis Management Leaders and Teams build the right Capabilities to thrive through crises. Alexandra Hoffman developed her expertise in crisis management and business …
 
Holding others accountable, especially employees, is one of the biggest and most common issues leaders face. Why is it so hard to get people to do what you want or assess performance and address issues? Why is holding people responsible so uncomfortable? I believe the core issue is this: We associate accountability with punishment. Borne from the t…
 
We tend to be organized, especially as a society. Structured, linear thinking is expected and natural. This leads to us believing not only do we know what will happen but also why. And therefore, we believe we have control over things. This control thought-pattern then breeds a constant stream of how. How are we going to do this, how are we going t…
 
Go behind the scenes of Joel Osteen’s broadcast television ministry as I interview Jon Swearingen, the senior director of Broadcast Media at Lakewood Church. https://philcooke.com Jon shares creative tips on fulfilling the pastor’s vision, directing multi-camera events, leading volunteers, and the various camera shots and multi-cam setups that will…
 
Does how you do things as a leader really matter? I absolutely believe it does. The typical CEO is tired and overwhelmed, and this often results in unwittingly creating problems. But CEO magic leadership can be the solution. It can take your business from just surviving to thriving. But how, exactly, do you learn to possess and dispense CEO magic? …
 
Do you truly celebrate your business wins? Or do you tend to just blow right past them and move on to the next goal? Yes, it’s important to look forward, make plans, to do all the things to move yourself and your business forward. But might I suggest one additional but ultra-important thing to do? Let me encourage you to do what feels good. That is…
 
Have you ever wondered how to write your memoir? In Phil Cooke’s interview with best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey, you’ll explore the steps he went through in writing his memoir titled “Where the Light Fell.” Discover the best point of view to write from, what events to include and even what events not to include as you write your life st…
 
We jump into the third and final segment talking about change management with Rick Maurer. In this segment, we talk about Rick’s plans working smaller projects and focus more on impacting more people. Rick Maurer is a speaker and advisor to leaders and planning teams on ways to add support, bring change and forward momentum into their plans. He is …
 
Happy New Year! How are you?! I love the energy whenever the new year comes around! It’s a great time to pause and focus on your goals, intentions, whatever, right? So, I thought that, following the theme of CEO Magic, I would do a different kind of episode that would encourage you (as female entrepreneurs) to invest in yourselves and your wisdom. …
 
We continue the conversation of change management with Rick Maurer in the second segment of the Managing Change series. In this second part, we talk about Rick’s experience in resistance to change and how to implement it Rick Maurer is a speaker and advisor to leaders and planning teams on ways to add support, bring change and forward momentum into…
 
Should you pay a year end bonus and give your employees extra? We expect certain results from the people we hire, and we pay them a salary for those results. Not for their time. Not for their experience. We can give them a bonus for just the simple joy of giving a gift or we can give them a bonus based on their individual results/ extra work. Makin…
 
Welcome to another episode of Managing Change. I’m excited to continue the narrative about change management. A broad subject but I have the privilege of having Rick Maurer share his thoughts and experiences on managing changes and how to manage and avoid resistance to change and move forward. Rick Maurer is a speaker and advisor to leaders and pla…
 
You, as an entrepreneur, have to be an optimist, right? You take risks and believe that something will work out and you cultivate that vision to get your team through the frustration and on to the next thing. Being a leader (as you are), you set the tone for your team. So, why not set an optimistic one? What you’ll find in this Episode: There is a …
 
We’re continuing with the third and final segment of Managing Change with Brad Smith. In this episode, Brad shares his wisdom and experience and discussed the importance of being proactive and focusing your energy in the right place as a visionary leader. Brad is the CEO of Stellar Insight, he has over 20 years of experience helping companies pursu…
 
Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s possible for ourselves, right? I think having visual representations of things that evoke emotions in us can make our brains believe something exists in the world before it actually does exist. That’s why having a vision board is so important. Not just for your business, but also for you! Find some pictures in a m…
 
We continue on with the second segment of Managing Change with Brad Smith as we talk about his heart for leadership and his company Stellar Insights from creation to its 25-year journey. Brad is the CEO of Stellar Insight, he has over 20 years of experience helping companies pursue growth and excellence through coaching, consulting, facilitation, a…
 
Part of our experience as a human is to feel discomfort. We struggle and often ask ourselves, “Why me? Why is this happening? What am I doing?” But none of these unexpected moments are stop signs. They are opportunities to make empowering choices and find what’s next for you. What you’ll find in this episode: The magic of adversity can show you wha…
 
We are capping off the Transformation Series with the third and final segment with Lou Everett and Sherri McManus, owners of the Everett Group. In this segment, we discussed actions and accountability as leaders and how reflecting on the past helps you move forward. The Transformation series, at its core, is about experiencing and managing career a…
 
Welcome to Season TWO of the Leadership is Feminine podcast: CEO Magic. Let me ask you something, Gorgeous: What makes some leaders more successful than others? Skills and tactics can only get someone so far and attributing it to “just luck” dismisses your own power and inner-knowing. What I have observed in my life and career as a leadership coach…
 
I’m excited to go into this new series Managing Change with Brad Smith as we wrap the year up. In this segment, we talk about Brad’s early life, education, and passion for helping companies succeed. Brad is the CEO of Stellar Insight, he has over 20 years of experience helping companies pursue growth and excellence through coaching, consulting, fac…
 
I have some questions for you, Gorgeous. What if your growth, both personal and professional, is not dependent on your hustle? What if it's dependent on your rest? As a woman entrepreneur, the best thing that you can do for yourself and others is to RELAX. As you nurture and seek your own joy, fulfillment, and fun, it WILL spill into your business.…
 
I hear you, love. You're drowning in content. In quote tiles, free downloadables, and 'how-to' guides. You don't need more voices; you need an ear. But not your girlfriend's or your partner's-they can't give you answers or solutions, they can only offer you their opinions, however well-intentioned. Take a look at your business and at yourself as th…
 
Although it’s wise to surround yourself with smart and talented people, leading teams can be challenging when your team is smarter than you. If it hasn’t happened to you, it probably will in the future, so here’s six leadership principles I’ve learned that can help you take your team to the next level and their best creative work. Please like, rate…
 
We've all had our fair share of challenges in 2021, haven't we? But, as women leaders, one of the biggest challenges we constantly face is believing in ourselves, in a world that constantly tells us that we're too emotional, too touchy, that we don't have a mind for business. But guess what, Gorgeous? I think your emotions are your SUPERPOWER. Let …
 
We are ending this Transformation series with a couple of great guests that I have the privilege to meet, Lou Everett and Sherri McManus owners of The Lou Everett Group. In this segment, they share insights about leadership, training, and methods in driving success in people and organizations. The Transformation series, at its core, is about experi…
 
We are ending this Transformation series with a couple of great guests that I have the privilege to meet, Lou Everett and Sherri McManus owners of The Lou Everett Group. In this first segment, we talk about their beginnings and shaping people into leaders, and building successful organizations. The Transformation series, at its core, is about exper…
 
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