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Parissa Behnia

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Parissa Behnia: How Badass Leaders Convert Raw Power into Real Influence

The Empathy Edge

What is a badass leader? According to my guest today, they're badasses who go 80MPH in a 45MPH zone but don’t always check to see if their team is strapped in or interested in going for the ride. These leaders are high value to a company but their "prickly" edges may start to diminish their value. But what if we could help those leaders embrace more empathy and channel that energy and drive into success and innovation? What is the opportunity cost of dismissing or sidelining such prickly leaders? Executive coach and advisor Parissa Behnia coaches C Suite and Senior leaders who are high will - high skill and have a growth mindset. Today, we talk about the hierarchy of prickly leadership, why many 3D leaders actually do care about the negative impact they have but are not sure how to change the dynamic; why they protect themselves so much, and how they can use her EMPATHY framework to create stronger relationships, set aside ego, and have much more influence and success.  Key Takeaways:You don’t have to like a leader personally to understand the radical impact that they've had on us and on society.Once we start learning to have acceptance for our vulnerability, it becomes easier to have a conversation about leadership ultimately being about humanity, and not about the "doing" of whatever it is that they do.A manager worries about doing things right, a leader worries about doing the right things. In terms of empathy, when it comes to leadership, it's really about content and context."The number one problem with badasses is that they're called " too much" whereas I think they're exactly what we need." —  Parissa BehniaAbout Parissa Behnia,  Executive Coach and AdvisorParissa Behnia coaches C Suite and Senior leaders who are high will - high skill and have a growth mindset. In other words, they're badasses like you who go 80MPH in a 45MPH zone but don’t always check to see if their team is strapped in or interested in going for the ride. These leaders are high value to a company but their edges may start to diminish their value. These days, leadership is full of complexities whether you’re navigating from an audacious goal or trying to avoid that iceberg up ahead. In either case, Parissa's clients choose her because she's either sat in those seats or next to those seats often enough to know how it can feel to be alone in a crowded leadership room. She's unafraid to speak truth to power to help propel you forward. With over 20 years of corporate, consulting, coaching, Parissa’s key strategic difference is Empathy as a strategic imperative. She’s so passionate about employing empathy in business that she’s developed the Sixense Empathy Model™.  Parissa has taught entrepreneurship seminars and is a frequent speaker on strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. She is a Certified Professional Coach, holds a BA from Northwestern University and MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.References Mentioned:Empathy Edge Podcast Episode with Paul Marobella, Leading Through Crisis: https://theempathyedge.com/paul-marobella-leading-through-crisis/Connect with Parissa BehniaSixense Coaching: www.sixensestrategy.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/behniaInconceivable Influence Coaching Program: https://bit.ly/InconceivableInfluence. A group program for leaders and aspiring leaders who want to convert their raw power into influence. Don’t forget to download your free guide! Discover The 5 Business Benefits of Empathy: http://red-slice.com/business-benefits-empathy Connect with Maria: Get the podcast and book: TheEmpathyEdge.comLearn more about Maria’s brand strategy work and books: Red-Slice.comHire Maria to speak at your next event: Red-Slice.com/Speaker-Maria-RossTake my LinkedIn Learning Course! Leading with EmpathyLinkedIn: Maria RossInstagram: @redslicemariaTwitter: @redsliceFacebook: Red Slice

47mins

20 Sep 2022

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E69 - Interview with Parissa Behnia, CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy

UNBOSSED by Marina

I interviewed Parissa Behnia, CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy. Parissa Behnia coaches C Suite and Senior leaders who are high will-high skill and have a growth mindset. In other words, they're badasses like you who go 80MPH in a 45MPH zone. These days, leadership is full of complexities whether you’re navigating from an audacious goal or trying to avoid that iceberg up ahead. In either case, Parissa's clients choose her because she's either sat in those seats or next to those seats often enough to know how it can feel to be alone in a crowded leadership room. She's unafraid to speak truth to power to help propel you forward. With over two decades of corporate, consulting, coaching and – let’s be honest – real life experience, Parissa’s key strategic difference is Empathy. Empathy in business is more than being nice to one another, it’s a strategic imperative. It means that leaders create context and understanding so that they do a better job of serving their customers AND engaging their teams. She’s so passionate about the application of empathy in business that she’s developed the Sixense Empathy Model for her clients to employ. And, she wants all of us to put empathy at the forefront of how we engage with everybody. One of Parissa’s favorite things to do is to stand in front of a whiteboard – real or pretend – to help clients imagine what the world could look like and then propels them as they navigate to that vision of success. This work enables clients to put together pieces of the puzzle to create the “A-Ha!” or “Eureka!” moment that ignites action. She leans into the discomfort of the unknown and invites her clients to embrace all of their talents (even ones they don’t recognize or value fully) to create their own paths out of the unknown. Parissa Behnia is a Certified Professional Coach, holds a BA from Northwestern University and MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Key Highlights/Tools: Executive and Leadership Coaching Group Coaching: https://www.sixensestrategy.com/inconceivable-influence/ Sixense Empathy Model Memorable Quotes: I needed to touch the flame and feel the burn in order to choose to do differently moving forward - Parissa Behnia, CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy. Useful Links and Resources: https://www.sixensestrategy.com/inconceivable-influence/ https://www.sixensestrategy.com/2020/07/29/the-14-traits-of-a-modern-badass-leader/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/behnia/ Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support

1hr

29 Mar 2022

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#27 - Parissa Behnia - Zehniate Roshd, Parvareshe Khalaghiat, Sandrome Khodvirangari, Rouzane Nevisi

Dialogue Podcast | پادکست دیالوگ

خانم پریسا بهنیا، مربی کسب و کار و بنیان گذار سیکسنس استراتژی در شیکاگو هست. خانم بهنیا در کنار مدیران و صاحبان کسب و کارهای بزرگی در آمریکا کار کرده‌اند و اون‌ها رو در تعیین اهداف و تنظیم استراتژی و دستیابی به چشم‌اندازهاشون کمک می‌کنند.موضوعاتی که در این پادکست صحبت کردیم:* پیدا کردن استعداد در سنین مختلف * تقویت ذهنیت رشد * سندرم ایمپاستر یا خودویرانگری * تصمیم گیری در شرایط ناپایدار و آینده نامعلوم * پرورش خلاقیت * روزانه نویسی یا ژورنالینگ * و خیلی موارد دیگه!توضیحات بیشتر: hamedjafari.comحامی این قسمت از دیالوگ، لحظه نگار هست. لحظه نگار سرویس برگزاری رویداد آنلاینه که امکان درآمدزایی از طریق فروش بلیت رو به برگزار کننده رویداد میده. اگر میخواهید یک رویداد عمومی یا خصوصی داشته باشید، یا یک دوره آموزشی و کارگاه مجازی برگزار کنید سرویس‌ لحظه نگار میتونه به شما کمک کنه.وب‌سایت لحظه نگار: https://lahzehnegar.com/ Music: Paul Mottram - Sour Grapes Nick Kingswell - Your Love Is Enough

1hr 12mins

12 Apr 2021

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Episode 45: 3 Ways to Handle a Bosshole, with Parissa Behnia

MoxieCast

Because duct tape isn't an option...I've created an episode to help you handle a challenging boss. Today's guest is Parissa Behnia, formerly a challenging boss herself, who now specialises in working with what she calls 3D leaders (difficult, dismissive and divisive). She shares three strategies for you to try next time you're about to lose your shiitake at work. Learn... Why labels and name calling can strain communication (okay, okay...begrudgingly letting go of the term 'bosshole') How empathy can be a game-changer How having a few key interventions in your back pocket can shift a tense moment Grab your cuppa and join us. Links and Resources: Parissa Behnia on LinkedIn Parissa Behnia’s Website The Asshole Survival Guide by Robert Sutton Hogan Assessments Mandy Lehto Mandy Lehto on Instagram Review MoxieCast on iTunes Quotes by Parissa Behnia: “A 3D leader is difficult, dismissive, divisive. They are high-value, high performers, have high positions in an organization, but because of being that 3D leader, they are starting to diminish their value.” “Empathy means that we are looking to find out what is driving the behavior of these 3D leaders.” “In times of stress, the dark sides of our personalities always come out. But it’s also sometimes the dark sides that help us be super productive and get the results that we’re looking for.”

27mins

19 Oct 2020

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Parissa Behnia on Embracing Your Perfect Imperfections

The Virtual Campfire's Podcast

Parissa Behnia is the founder of Sixense Strategy, a strategic coaching and consulting company designed to help business leaders and C-Suite executives discover their superpower and unleash their true potential. She is also a partner in 678 Partners, an advisory firm that offers services to Family Offices. Prior to forming her coaching business, Parissa served as the Vice President and Account Director at Wunderman DC. Recognized in the Chicago entrepreneurial community as a board member, advisor, and angel investor with a soft spot for female founders, Parissa regularly speaks and teaches seminars on topics related to strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. She holds an MBA from New York University’s School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University as well as multiple certifications, including iPEC’s Professional Coach certification. Parissa joins me today to share her story of working in the corporate world to starting her coaching business. She shares the pivotal moment that shifted her career journey and ignited her entrepreneurial spirit. She discusses the challenges she faced with impostor syndrome, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs and how she decided to stop trying to fit into other people’s definitions of ‘perfect.’ Parissa explains how she helps high-performance entrepreneurs to embrace their ‘perfect imperfections,’ discover their superpowers, and unleash their potential. She also explains the importance of asking questions and staying emotionally unattached when trying new ideas. “Every outcome is perfect. Just lean into one thing that you’re curious about. Evaluate it. Don’t have an emotional attachment to an outcome.” - Parissa Behnia This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast: Why Parissa pivoted her career from working in the corporate world to becoming an entrepreneur and how she discovered her entrepreneurial spirit Her struggles with asking for help, honing her creativity, and overcoming self-sabotaging behaviors The pivotal moment when things shifted in her career journey and ignited her entrepreneurial spirit Her experience with overcoming self-doubts and limiting beliefs Why she decided to stop trying to fit into someone else’s “box” The importance of embracing your imperfections Parissa’s advice for high-performance leaders and entrepreneurs Parissa’s experience with asking ‘what-if’ questions in corporate America The difference between “makers” and “creators” The 3 D’s Leadership Concept: The Difficult, The Dismissive, and The Divisive Our Favorite Quotes: “High performers always have doubts. High performers always believe that they are the dumbest person in the room. High performers have horrible impostor syndrome.” - Parissa Behnia “You don’t have to leap an audacious goal in a single bound.” - Parissa Behnia Resources Mentioned: The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks Connect with Parissa Behnia: Sixense Strategy Sixense Strategy on LinkedIn Parissa Behnia on LinkedIn Parissa Behnia on Instagram Parissa Behnia on Facebook Sharing Inspiring Stories Around The Virtual Campfire Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of The Virtual Campfire with your host, Tony Martignetti - the Inspired Coach. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe and leave a rating and review. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and share your favorite episodes across social media. And for more great content, powerful stories, and helpful insight, be sure to visit our website.

31mins

29 Jun 2020

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Decreasing Turnover, Increasing Morale and Increasing Productivity In the Workplace with Parissa Behnia

Mission Matters Podcast with Adam Torres

Great leaders are not born, they are forged through experience and training. Sometimes gifted leaders may be great at achieving business results, but at what costs? In this episode, Adam Torres and Parissa Behnia, CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy, discuss how gifted leaders can get improved results in their organizations with their current employees and NOT at the expense of them.Follow Adam on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/askadamtorres/ for up to date information on book releases and tour schedule.Apply to be interviewed by Adam on our podcast:https://www.moneymatterstoptips.com/podcastguest

11mins

28 Feb 2020

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Parissa Behnia CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy

Money Matters Top Tips with Adam Torres

Parissa Behnia CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy is interviewed in this episode.  Follow Adam on Instagram at Ask Adam Torres for up to date information on book releases and tour schedule..  Apply to become a featured co-author in one of Adam's upcoming books: https://www.moneymatterstoptips.com/coauthor--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moneymatters/support

11mins

11 Jun 2019

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Becker Group Women’s Leadership 15 Minute Podcast: Episode 42 – Parissa Behnia

Becker Group Podcast Series

This episode features Parissa Behnia. Parissa is the CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy. Here she talks about what it means to coach leaders, the business of coaching, how leaders grow, what motivates her, and more.

13mins

5 Jun 2019

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Becker Group Women’s Leadership 15 Minute Podcast: Episode 42 – Parissa Behnia

Becker Group Business of Media and Marketing

This episode features Parissa Behnia. Parissa is the CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy. Here she talks about what it means to coach leaders, the business of coaching, how leaders grow, what motivates her, and more.

13mins

5 Jun 2019

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Becker Group Women’s Leadership 15 Minute Podcast: Episode 42 – Parissa Behnia

Becker Women's Leadership Podcast

This episode features Parissa Behnia. Parissa is the CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy. Here she talks about what it means to coach leaders, the business of coaching, how leaders grow, what motivates her, and more.

13mins

5 Jun 2019

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