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S1E44- Being Authentic to You in a Strategic Way that helps you grow, and be bold with Guest Dr. Erika Michalski

Your Transformation Journey

Website: www.stratauth.com Instagram handle: @ConsultantBarbie Dr. Erika Michalski has a robust history of providing enthusiastic keynotes and engaging workshops dedicated to empowering participants. She is passionate about creating environments where individuals feel equipped to tackle new challenges as they move forward in personal and professional endeavors. She chooses to anchor her work by using four primary lenses: authenticity, neuroscience, positive psychology, and evolution. In other words, there’s a little something for everyone when Erika takes the stage! Music The Inspiration by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/ About - Your Transformation Journey This podcast morphed from the Unstoppable Leadership podcast. The guest that was on had a running theme of transformation and why they started on their journey and that is why the name Your Transformation Journey was born. You know there is more to you, your life, or your business, yet you're frustrated at being constantly held back by yourself. Stuck in fear, self-doubt, and overthinking. You keep playing it small. You've had enough now and are ready for change. Ready to step into the person you really are and create the life or business that you love and I am here to help you do just that. Welcome to Heart-Centered When Nobody Else Will Committed- Client-Centered Your Transformation Journey Podcast Social Media Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6AE_PfvuUcHThDseXIMJXA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4mbHjqbPwHEYQrbbkDZNPC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourtransformationjourney/ Website: https://www.dawnlongcoach.com LInkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/dawnlong--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourtransformationjourney/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourtransformationjourney/support

37mins

17 Mar 2022

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MSMP 139: Dr. Erika Michalski on Showing Up As Your Authentic Self and Investing in People

Mads Singers Management Podcast

Today's guest on the Mads Singers Management Podcast is Dr. Erika Michalski, also known as The Consultant Barbie. She is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of Strategically Authentic, which loves helping people bring their vision and goals to life. With her unwavering passion for authenticity, she empowers people to show up as they are, see what they can do, what they are capable of, and leverage their skills so that they can move up to their next big thing. Dr. Erika will surely liven up your party as she loves strategic planning and is excited to share it with the world. Strategic planning - a fun party trick that Dr. Erika loves to death, is often put on the backburner by companies and business owners until the very end or when their problems start popping up because they have been ignored for too long. Although it's become a buzzword, being authentic will allow you to impact the people around you and the things you do, while chasing the same carrot as everyone else may seem ideal and more accessible. However, many will not feel satisfied when they reach their end game and feel like they wasted time and effort on something unworthy. Rather than giving in to what society dictates as a measure of success, we should focus on our direction. Often, we look up to other people we admire and try to emulate them, and while there isn't anything wrong with that, we would make much more impact when we show up as ourselves rather than imitating someone else. To be authentic, one needs to show up as they are, don't let others define your success, and while it's not wrong to grind for your goals, ask yourself these questions:  Are you pushing because you want to? Are you moving because you're supposed to? Investing in your people is a must because they are the ones who will drive your business or even sink it. Regardless of whether they decide to stay or leave, it's essential to make people feel valued. Don't fall for trendy and generic professional development that you see being paraded around. Instead, spend time with your staff and see where you can take them from there. But before promoting someone, make sure that you will be able to communicate why you are doing that to provide them value and an opportunity to grow. Even the least interested leader will take up the mantle when given clarity on why they are granted that role. The same goes with delegation. Being given clarity and acknowledged will allow people to flourish more.Key Learning Points: Although it's not new, despite becoming a buzzword today, Dr. Erika says that your contributions will be most effective, and your existence will be most impactful when you show up as yourself, not as a deluded version of someone else. - 03:31 Dr. Erika says that authenticity invites you to be more reflective and intentional about your choices in your personal and professional life. - 04:09 Dr. Erika says that you are the owner of the direction you are going. - 05:21 Dr. Erika adds that authenticity is the decision to learn from other people but not necessarily emulate them. - 05:41 Dr. Erika says we have become weirdly obsessed with the idea of not being content with the things we have. - 09:43 Dr. Erika shares that if you cannot train your brain to the here and now, to be present, you will only be pursuing and not be content with what you have. - 13:32 Dr. Erika says that unhappiness comes when you no longer know who you are because you rely on other people's success metrics rather than your own- 19:34 Dr. Erika says that if your identity is tied to a singular point (being an entrepreneur or being someone's significant other), then it is not sustainable- 27:40 Mads highly recommends that businesses and entrepreneurs invest in their people, especially managers because most people don't develop their managers because they are not provided with the proper training and guidance. - 28:06 Contrary to the famous saying that the best salesman won't make the best sales manager or the best engineer won't make the best engineering manager, Mads believes that if someone has the skills and the personality to learn how to be the best engineer or salesperson, then they can also learn how to become the best manager with the proper training, tools, and support.. - 34:44 Resources Mentioned:First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Boffman The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity―and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. LongThink Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam GrantConnect with Dr. ErikaWebsiteLinkedInInstagram

45mins

9 Mar 2022

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Authenticity with Dr. Erika Michalski of Strategically Authentic

Wild Hearts at Work

Word/Phrase of this episode: Authenticity In this episode, I speak with Dr. Erika Michalski about her favorite topic: authenticity. What does it mean? How does it show up at work? What is rebellious about it? This glitter loving doctor shares some challenges of being truly authentic, and how authenticity shows up in our leadership. We also talk about balancing our own needs with the needs of others in order to truly be our authentic selves - even at work.  Find out more and connect with Erika:https://stratauth.com/https://stratauth.com/ola/services/strategically-authentic-leadership-6-week-professional-development-serieshttps://www.instagram.com/consultantbarbie/?hl=en Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildheartsatwork)

48mins

15 Feb 2022

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S1E44- Being Authentic to You in a Strategic Way that helps you grow, and be bold with Guest Dr. Erika Michalski

Your Transformation Journey

Website: www.stratauth.com Instagram handle: @ConsultantBarbie Dr. Erika Michalski has a robust history of providing enthusiastic keynotes and engaging workshops dedicated to empowering participants. She is passionate about creating environments where individuals feel equipped to tackle new challenges as they move forward in personal and professional endeavors. She chooses to anchor her work by using four primary lenses: authenticity, neuroscience, positive psychology, and evolution. In other words, there’s a little something for everyone when Erika takes the stage! Music The Inspiration by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/  About - Your Transformation Journey  This podcast morphed from the Unstoppable Leadership podcast. The guest that was on had a running theme of transformation and why they started on their journey and that is why the name Your Transformation Journey was born.  You know there is more to you, your life, or your business, yet you're frustrated at being constantly held back by yourself. Stuck in fear, self-doubt, and overthinking. You keep playing it small. You've had enough now and are ready for change. Ready to step into the person you really are and create the life or business that you love and I am here to help you do just that. Welcome to Heart-Centered When Nobody Else Will Committed- Client-Centered Your Transformation Journey Podcast Social Media Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6AE_PfvuUcHThDseXIMJXA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4mbHjqbPwHEYQrbbkDZNPC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourtransformationjourney/ Website: https://www.dawnlongcoach.com LInkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/dawnlong

37mins

20 Jan 2022

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#263 Dignity with Dr. Erika Michalski

UN-CAPED HEROES - The Podcast

Oxford dictionary defines Dignity as: " State or quality of being worthy of honor or respect." Does that make Dignity as a composite of your composure, self-esteem, and who you show up as? What does it mean to be seen as a person of real dignity? Is your dignity defined by the company you keep and the words you choose? Relax with Cassey, Stacy and our guest, Dr. Erika Michalski as we lay out 3 concepts of Dignity. 

29mins

19 Jan 2022

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Episode 145 Dr Erika Michalski, Authenticity and Leadership

Dancing in the Discomfort Zone with Anne Bonney

Dr Erika Michalski is delightful mix of Cheer and Brilliance!  She's known as Consultant Barbie, and is a cheerleader at heart, believing in bringing out the best in others.  She is also a brainiac, knows a ton about people, and carefully researches her content.  She practices what she preaches, and is an absolute blast to talk to!  Don't miss all the details of this fabulous interview.  We talk aboutHow authenticity builds trustReframing success for yourselfHow evolution and authenticity exist togetherHow to create an inclusive environment for introvertsJoin Erika on LinkedIn or Instagram  AND, this is the second episode where Ted Lasso was mentioned! (here's the first)  Maybe he's got something going with his influence with others.  Go check him out on Apple TVDr. Erika Michalski has a robust history of providing enthusiastic keynotes and engaging workshops dedicated to empowering participants and cultivating new ideas about professional development. Erika is passionate about creating environments where individuals feel equipped to tackle new challenges as they move forward in personal and professional endeavors. Over the past decade, Erika has provided support for a client base that includes small teams with big dreams, non-profit organizations navigating large-scale initiatives, academic institutions working to elevate students’ experiences, and Fortune 500 companies striving to beat competitors to the next level of performance. Dr. Michalski founded Strategically Authentic, a consulting company dedicated to helping people leverage who they are to get where they want to be. She proudly serves as the company's CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer), embracing her roots as a competitive cheerleader and collegiate cheerleading coach to the benefit of everyone she encounters. Erika is known by clients and colleagues as the one who believes in even the most ambitious possibilities as long as there is a plan ... and she is always ready to celebrate the successes along the way!

40mins

9 Aug 2021

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Ep. 68: Caregivers Honoring Caregivers with Dr. Erika Michalski

Unspoken Cancer Truths™

If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know how hard it can be to juggle the many support roles you take on for your loved one, along with taking care of yourself (and living your life!). My guest this week, Dr. Erika Michalski, became a caregiver for her husband Dan when he was diagnosed with diffuse large b-cell lymphoma at age 28. In this episode, Erika shares how she’s encouraging caregivers to support other caregivers, what it means to TRULY experience your joy and laughter, and why remaining authentic through Dan’s cancer journey was the MOST important thing for their family.  We’re exploring: The #1 thing Erika asks caregivers to do to keep their humanness Why she’s grateful for the people who helped her do things JUST for her The SHOCKING news Dan received from his oncologist (and what it meant for his treatment options) Different ways they created a sense of normalcy for their family during chemo Why Erika and Dan were ALWAYS intentional about their mindset during tough conversations Creative (and funny!) ways she created authentic joy and laughter during Dan’s cancer journey A BIG milestone they recently celebrated—plus, why Dan ended up dressed in drag And so much more! Connect with Erika Michalski: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/consultantbarbie/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elmichalski Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2015/10/27/wheres-your-costume-an-accidental-halloween-love-story/?postshare=6191446001548715 Follow me on Instagram to get the latest updates on the podcast: https://www.instagram.com/thejennifercochran/ Continue the conversation in my free private Facebook group, Surviving is JUST the Beginning: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SurvivingisJUSTtheBeginning/ Join me for a Coffee Chat here: https://fitnessdesignsolutions.as.me/CoffeeChat

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30 Jun 2021

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Strategic Leading Through an Authentic Lens with Dr. Erika Michalski

Authentic Living with Roxanne

Quote: “How would the mental load shift if the lens of success and the metric of accomplishment became an internal concept rooted in authenticity, rather than an external driver?”  Dr. Erika Michalski Authentic leadership is a topic that is very near and dear to me.  My upcoming book is based on this very idea and is due to be released in the Fall of 2021.  I have a great affinity for discussing authentic leadership so on this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome Dr. Erika Michalski to discuss her thoughts on creating a more productive and cohesive workspace by leading authentically.    Dr. Erika Michalski has a robust history of providing energetic keynotes, developing large-scale educational programming, and facilitating engaging workshops dedicated to empowering participants and cultivating new ideas about professional development through a lens of authenticity. Erika is passionate about creating environments where individuals feel equipped to tackle new challenges as they move forward in personal and professional endeavours.  Authentic Touch Points: An authentic sign-off.  2:30 How Authentically Strategic was founded.  6:00 Not everyone is ready to be their authentic self.  11:00 Finding an opening to empower authenticity.  14:00 Everyone needs to feel valued.  18:00 Our authenticity is constantly evolving.  22:30 The advantages of being a trusted leader.  28:15 To further her work, Erika founded Strategically Authentic, a consulting company dedicated to helping people leverage who they are to get where they want to be. She proudly serves as the company's CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer), embracing her roots as a competitive cheerleader and collegiate cheerleading coach to the benefit of everyone she encounters. Dr. Michalski is known by clients and colleagues as the one who believes in even the most ambitious possibilities as long as there is a plan! With many of us working from home and feeling the pressure of the pandemic, I encourage you to reach out with thoughts or questions about your own self-awareness and becoming a more authentic leader through connection.  I have created a new live coaching program to help you Create Healthier and More Authentic Relationships in your life and get more connected to your authentic self.  Click here to contact me at your convenience or click here to book a complimentary call with me.   Stay Authentic, Roxanne Links: Erika’s LinkedIn profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-michalski/ Erika’s Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/consultantbarbie/ Roxanne’s email: roxanne@roxannederhodge.com Book a complementary Call with Roxanne Roxanne’s previous podcasts

35mins

16 Jun 2021

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Episode 74 - Erika Michalski: The Science of Satisfaction

Flushing It Out

This week, Samantha gets to be a “nerd by proxy” with Dr. Erika Michalski, EDD.  Erika is a self-proclaimed nerd, and founder of "Strategically Authentic."  Samantha talks with her about the science behind authenticity and satisfaction.  Erika also runs the instagram site @consultantbarbie, where she wants to encourage people to be a catalyst for their own evolution and then how to coach the people around them.  "Evolution" is her preferred term because it’s all about what you keep as you move forward and what you change, whether by choice or not.  For Erika, authenticity is understanding who you are in the middle of the chaos and knowing how to stay in alignment with who you are.  But, don’t blindly follow one track and never pay any attention to anything else.  You don’t want to miss any opportunities to evolve!  If you only read things that you agree with, you can’t evolve.  We can’t make informed decisions if we are only selecting information we agree with or align with to be in our space.  Erika loves to celebrate, too!  Celebration is validation and they work in tandem.  Existing in the moment of the accomplishment is how she defines celebration.  When people have different levels of celebration, it needs to match the magnitude of the accomplishment and it needs to honor the contributor, not the celebrator.To close, Erika goes into the neuroscience of satisfaction. The crux of all of it is you have 4 neurological channels that contribute to your satisfaction, and they all work independently of each other.  #1 - Maintenance of Positivity: When we have positive emotions, how do we maintain them?  What do you choose to do to maintain positivity?  How do we invite positive energy to move forward to the next project?#2- Recovery from Negative Emotions: How do we recover from negative emotions?  Negative emotions are going to happen, so how do we move on and release them?  That is a very different concept.  To quote Ted Lasso - “be a goldfish.”  This means we need to let go of the things that we know we don’t want to repeat.  #3- Tune Out the Noise: This may be the hardest one.  It’s about your ability to focus.  It is inviting your brain to stop.  For some people, it’s meditation.  For others, it’s the end of a yoga session.#4- Doing Acts of Service for Others Without Expecting Recognition: This is the idea that when you’re above ground, you get to make another person’s life better.  When you post about something great that you’ve done, you’re already getting that neurological reward.  Then, you don’t get the long-term satisfaction, which has a different depth.  You cannot seek satisfaction from external sources.  It won’t work.  What you can get from external sources is pleasure, but pleasure ends at the completion of that act.Erik ends the podcast with a thought that we hope every Flusher can get behind.  She says that "everybody should get a license and a therapist when they turn 16."You can find Erik Michalski on Instagram at:@consultantbarbie

59mins

1 Jun 2021

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Authenticity with Dr. Erika Michalski

Gladiate Beautifully

Dr. Erika Michalski has a robust history of providing educational programming and engaging workshops dedicated to empowering participants and cultivating new ideas about professional development. She has also been guiding teams through strategic planning and long-range tactical visioning processes for over a decade. Erika is passionate about creating environments where individuals feel equipped to tackle new challenges as they move forward in personal and professional endeavors. Over the past decade, Erika has provided support for small teams with big dreams and Fortune 500 companies striving to beat competitors to the next level of performance. She has supported non-profit organizations through large-scale initiatives and pilot programs and coached university administrators during times of tight budgets and ever-changing student needs. To further this work, Dr. Michalski founded Strategically Authentic, a consulting company dedicated to helping people leverage who they are to get where they want to be. She proudly serves as the company's CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer), embracing her roots as a competitive cheerleader and collegiate cheerleading coach to the benefit of everyone she encounters. Dr. Michalski is known by clients and colleagues as the one who believes in even the most ambitious possibilities as long as there is a plan!https://www.instagram.com/consultantbarbie

29mins

27 Apr 2021

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