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How to Lead Lightly with Jody Michael



Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? It’s no wonder since we have 50,000+ thoughts each day, many of which are repetitive and not helpful. That’s a lot of mind power to use with minimal results. Jody Michael tells Kevin that the average leader spends 80% of their time in a negative emotional state. This minimizes decision-making abilities and results in lower productivity. Jody shares 5 muscles of mental fitness which will help you increase your emotional intelligence, build better relationships and thrive instead of survive. This episode was recording during our Mental Fitness Day, a Virtual LeaderCon event in April 2022.

Key Points

  • In this episode, Jody defines mental fitness. 
  • She discusses the 5 muscles of mental fitness (self-awareness and mindfulness, personal accountability, ability to see multiple perspectives and viewpoints, choosing the right lens, and learning to apply deep breathing when in a triggered state.
  • She comments on how leaders can use mental fitness for themselves and their teams.

Meet Jody

  • Name: Jody Michael 
  • Her Story: Jody Michael is the author of Leading Lightly: Lower Your Stress, Think with Clarity, and Lead with Ease and CEO of Jody Michael Associates, a premier coaching company specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, and career coaching. She is recognized as one of the top 4% of coaches worldwide and is an internationally credentialed Master Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach, University of Chicago trained psychotherapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Worth Mentioning: Jody is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), the highest international commendation awarded to coaches by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a distinction held by fewer than 4% of coaches worldwide, and fewer than 5% of coaches in the United States. She is also a Board Certified Coach (BCC), a credential awarded by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) to those who are both licensed as a psychologist, credentialed as a coach, and pass a rigorous certification exam. She’s a renowned keynote speaker, author, and thought leader in her field who has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Crain’s Chicago, and more. She has appeared as an expert on MSNBC, CNN, the TODAY Show, and NPR.

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