GirlBossGuide: Lessons for Ladies who Lead

GirlBossGuide: Lessons for Ladies who Lead
Leadership & Personal Development for women leaders and entrepreneurs.
Evolve or Repeat
Feb 19 • 6 min
Have you ever noticed a pattern repeating itself in your life? Perhaps in your relationships or your career? Deborah invites you to take stock of these experiences and ask ‘what is this trying to teach me?’. Listen to the expression of your soul in that…
Schedule your Priorities
Feb 18 • 6 min
Your daily and weekly schedule should reflect the priorities and things that are truly important to you. Deborah invites you to examine your schedule and see how much time you have scheduled for family or fun or fitness and to then make adjustments…
Real vs True
Feb 12 • 5 min
Deborah invites you to learn to distinguish between real feelings in a specific moment and question whether the accompanying thoughts and beliefs, are really true. Chances are, the feelings are real but the thoughts are not. You can learn to flip the…
Be more selfish with your time
Feb 11 • 6 min
Deborah invites you to take a look at all the things on your ‘to do’ list and to examine how many of those are actually YOUR responsibility and how many are other people’s problems and responsibilities that have now become yours to solve. It’s ok to be…
The 90/90/1 Principle
Feb 6 • 7 min
If you have identified goals you want to focus on this year, Deborah invites you to use GROW coaching to become un-stuck and to use Robin Sharma’s 90/90/1 Principle for exceptional growth. GROW coaching was discussed in Ep 21 and worksheets are available…
The ‘wheel of life’ Exercise
Feb 5 • 7 min
In order to create more balance in our lives, or embark on a personal journey to create the life we dream of, completing a ‘wheel of life’ assessment is a very useful tool. It allows us to see a visual representation of areas of our lives that need…
Don’t take anything Personally
Feb 4 • 10 min
How others behave and act towards us, is never about us and always about them. Yet we are so arrogant and self absorbed that we are quick to make things personal and to become defensive or hostile. Deborah invites you to practice the Second Agreement…
Is your Job Slowly Killing You?
Jan 29 • 8 min
Stress and burnout don’t happen overnight and the signs are there if we just look for them. Headaches, digestive problems, changes to eating or sleeping habits or lack of interest in sex - all signs that you’re headed for burnout and need to make a…
Lead by Example
Jan 28 • 7 min
As leaders, we have to model the behaviour we want to see in our teams and we have to constantly ensure that our behaviours reflect the values we are trying to promote within the workplace and at home. People will do as we do and not as we say. Deborah…
The 10 Year Challenge
Jan 25 • 9 min
Deborah encourages you to do a retrospective on the last 10 years of your life and, instead of focusing on the superficial changes to your face and body, focus instead on what you have learned and how you have grown because of your life experiences and…
The impact we make
Jan 24 • 9 min
How often do you think about the fingerprints you leave behind on the souls of everyone you come into contact with? How often do you thank friends and colleagues for their presence in your life or for the impact they have made? Deborah encourages you to…
I AM - how we define ourselves
Jan 23 • 7 min
Have you ever noticed the power of the phrase “I am”? How do you define yourself? What characteristics are you focusing on? Are these negatively impacting your self esteem and the way other people treat you? Deborah encourages you to look at how you…
It’s OK to ask for help
Jan 17 • 8 min
After falling ill and being out of commission for a week, Deborah is back, sharing her learnings and the importance of listening to your body and asking for help or just saying ‘no’ so that you don’t run yourself down into full burnout territory. It’s ok…
Love Yourself
Jan 8 • 7 min
Do you truly behave in a way that shows that you love yourself? Are you taking care of your health and your diet and your negative self talk and treating yourself as well as you would treat someone you love? If not, now is the time to change that.
Fear is an opportunity for Growth
Jan 6 • 5 min
Welcome to 2019! Deborah is super excited for a year of new challenges and opportunities for growth and invites you to take the first small step outside your comfort zone and to do something you are afraid of. Smash one fear, then the next and the next…
A calendar date won’t change your life
Dec 18, 2018 • 5 min
In the last episode for 2018, Deborah takes her own advice to take time out to relax, recharge and re-group in order to be ready for a brand new year full of challenges. She also encourages listeners to remember that it’s not a date on a calendar that…
Make Better Decisions
Dec 13, 2018 • 10 min
Deborah shares 5 simple tips to empower and enable you to make better decisions on life and love. You can read the article for Women on Topp, here: This podcast is sponsored by…
It is what it is
Dec 12, 2018 • 9 min
Deborah briefly explores our tendency to focus our energy on things we cannot control or change, instead of simply accepting these things for what they are. We should focus, instead, on our own attitudes and beliefs and how we respond to the things we…
Kindness, empathy & Compassion
Dec 11, 2018 • 11 min
Kindness is not a weakness, especially not from a leadership perspective and especially not in our increasingly more disconnected world. Deborah invites you to lead by example and show more kindness, empathy and compassion - especially at work. Give…
Retrospective 1
Dec 10, 2018 • 10 min
Every 20 episodes or so, Deborah invites you to do a retrospective of what you have learned and to celebrate the changes you are making and the progress you have shown. During the past 20 episodes, we have covered some pretty BIG things and if you’ve…
Share your Story
Dec 6, 2018 • 11 min
Nobody is sharing their failures and challenges on social media and this creates a false sense of ‘perfection’. Sharing your story with authentic vulnerability both inspires and empowers others and it helps you celebrate all you have overcome. Own your…
Personal Integrity
Dec 5, 2018 • 13 min
Integrity is one of the most important qualities that we as leaders can possess. In this episode, Deborah speaks about the importance of knowing your values and then actively living those - even if it makes you unpopular. Doing the right thing, being…
GROW Coaching
Dec 4, 2018 • 10 min
Deborah explains how you can use the GROW coaching method to coach peers, friends and colleagues. You can even use the methodology to ‘coach’ yourself. Head on over to and download the free mini transformation workbook on the…
Trust your Intuition
Dec 3, 2018 • 11 min
Learn to trust your sixth sense and align with your higher purpose, by trusting your intuition - that gut feeling that you get that something or someone is right for you or you should stay away from. To live a life aligned with your higher purpose, you…
Root Cause Analysis
Nov 30, 2018 • 8 min
If we want a different outcome in life, we need to start making different choices. In this episode, Deborah explains the importance of a ‘root cause analysis’ and asking ‘why’ when trying to understand how we landed up in a certain situation. Once we…
Survive the Holidays like a Pro
Nov 28, 2018 • 10 min
Women have a lot of pressure on them, especially during the holidays. The parties, the entertaining, the travel, the gifts and the dealing with people you can’t stand. Deborah shares her 4 top tips that she lives by, to get through the holidays like a…
How we Measure Success
Nov 27, 2018 • 10 min
Deborah invites you to take stock of how we measure our success and asks whether we are truly living in integrity with our most authentic self and our values that we hold most dear. You can participate in the mini transformation exercise by downloading…
It’s still a Man’s World - unless Women change it
Nov 26, 2018 • 13 min
Deborah explores the top 4 beliefs and behaviours that we have to challenge and change because these are holding us back. You can also read the article Deborah wrote for Women on Topp:…
Commit to Lifelong Learning
Nov 23, 2018 • 9 min
Leaders are called upon to create more leaders. “Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn.” Deborah encourages you to focus on self awareness and to learn new skills and to share your learning with others. From 11/25 you can visit…
What’s your Type?
Nov 22, 2018 • 10 min
Self-awareness is a critical skill for anyone in leadership. Do you know your personality type? Are you able to recognize the types in others and adjust your communication and expectations, accordingly? Deborah shares a free resource you can use to learn…
What brings you JOY?
Nov 21, 2018 • 7 min
You’re so many different versions of ‘you’ for so many different people. When do you feel happiest and most like your true, authentic self? What brings you joy and makes your heart sing? Do more of that! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
The Sounds of LIFE
Nov 20, 2018 • 8 min
Are you so engrossed in your work or your social media feed, that you’re drowning out the sights and sounds of life? Deborah caught herself being agitated by the sounds of life and quickly realized that she needs to change that mindset and appreciate the…
Quit being Afraid
Nov 16, 2018 • 7 min
Fear stops us from chasing our dreams and living our best lives. Deborah shares her thoughts on fear of failure, fear of what others may think and fear of success. Quit being afraid. Own your sparkle! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Patience and Grace
Nov 15, 2018 • 10 min
We are all so busy chasing our goals that we sometimes become impatient when things don’t work out exactly as we wanted them to. Have patience and trust that there is a bigger plan. You might not get what you want in life, but you will always get what you…
Progress over Perfection
Nov 14, 2018 • 6 min
Sometimes you’re physically ill or emotionally drained and feel like you can’t go on. Just do your best under the circumstances and focus on ‘progress’ over ‘perfection’. Don’t beat yourself up. Be kind to yourself and just do your best! This podcast is…
Level Up!
Nov 12, 2018 • 9 min
Each phase in your life, will require a different version of you. Never stop learning or doing the work to become the woman you need to be in order to thrive during the next stage in your journey. Not everyone will understand your journey or support you -…
Respond, don’t React
Nov 12, 2018 • 6 min
Learn to practice the pause and respond to challenges in a mindful, methodical way instead of having knee-jerk reactions and making rash decisions This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Kindness & Boundaries: you can be a kind bad-ass!
Nov 9, 2018 • 11 min
As a woman in leadership, your natural kindness and empathy is actually a superpower. It’s ok to lead with more ‘heart’ and to acknowledge your emotions and the feelings and needs that others have. But you need to establish healthy boundaries to ensure…
Negative Self-Talk damages your soul
Nov 8, 2018 • 10 min
You will never speak to anyone as often as you speak to yourself. Learn how to speak to yourself more kindly and in a loving and respectful way that will increase your self-esteem. Stop being your own worst critic and being an enemy that breaks ‘you’ down…
Find the Balance
Nov 8, 2018 • 13 min
What if we recharged ourselves as often as we recharge our phones? Yu are not a smartphone with ‘low power mode’. You have a finite amount of time in this life and you have to find balance between work and life. It’s ok to take some time out to rest and…
Social Media: Watch out for the Dark Side
Nov 5, 2018 • 8 min
As much as we love social media and technology and the fact that it makes the world seem so much smaller and allows us to connect with new friends from around the world, social media can also be bad for us. Deborah shares 3 things to look out for. This…
ME Time
Nov 5, 2018 • 8 min
As a woman in leadership, you spend a lot of time and energy helping others and dealing with other people’s problems. It’s mentally, emotionally and physically draining. Take some ME Time - even if it’s for 30 minutes a day - to connect with your true…
Welcome & Intro
Nov 5, 2018 • 2 min
Welcome to the GirlBoss Guide Podcast, specifically for Ladies who Lead. Hosted by Deborah Hartung. Deborah is a Leadership & Culture Consultant, Coach, Writer and Keynote Speaker who works with women from around the world, encouraging and enabling them…