Getting to Clarity: Creating MORE Success With Less Sacrifice
Do you think that to be successful in your career you have to trade what’s most important to achieve it? Not so! Debbie Peterson wants to help you discover how to create MORE success in your Leadership with LESS sacrifice in your Life. If you want a podcast that helps you get ahead professionally without leaving behind the rest of your life, tune in and hear Debbie and her guests share their tips, tools, and techniques to do just that.
How to Deal with Overwhelm at Work
December 1, 2023 • 12 MIN
Feeling overwhelmed at work is a challenge many professionals face, impacting not just their productivity but also their mental well-being. Addressing this issue as an emerging leader is vital for your personal growth and maintaining a more harmonious professional life. This article explores the reality of workplace overwhelm and provides actionable strategies to manage and overcome it, so you can show up as the leader you were meant to be!
What is Gratitude and Why is it Important as a Leader?
November 24, 2023 • 8 MIN
Gratitude isn't just for the Thanksgiving table or the occasional 'thank you' email. It's a strategic asset, especially in the leadership toolbox. Imagine leading not just with your mind but also with your heart. That's where gratitude comes in, transforming good leaders into great ones. It's about recognizing the value of your team, the effort they put in, and the success that you all achieve together.
Why is Being Kind Important in the Workplace?
November 17, 2023 • 10 MIN
In the hustle of hitting targets and ticking off to-do lists, it's easy to overlook the simple act of being kind in the workplace. Yet, it's kindness that often oils the gears of teamwork and innovation. When we're kind, not only do we forge stronger bonds with our colleagues, but we also create a ripple effect that can enhance our own well-being and the overall atmosphere of our work environment. This isn't just feel-good fluff; it's a strategic component of a thriving professional ecosystem. Let's delve into why a little kindness goes a long way and how it can be a game-changer in your leadership and for your organization. The value of kindness at work Kindness in the workplace is like a catalyst for a positive corporate culture; it's the ingredient that can transform an average day into an extraordinary one. For instance, a manager who takes the time to genuinely inquire about a team member's well-being can boost morale and foster a sense of belonging. When employees feel cared for, their loyalty and productivity soar. Consider the ripple effect of a simple 'thank you' for a job well done—it can ignite a cycle of appreciation and recognition that goes beyond just one person. Or think about the power of constructive feedback delivered with empathy, which can turn a potentially disheartening experience into a growth opportunity. These acts of kindness aren't just niceties; they're strategic moves that build a supportive, engaged, and resilient team, ready to rise to any challenge together. How to be kind instead of nice Being kind and being nice often travel in the same circles, but they're not identical twins; they're more like close cousins. Kindness is rooted in empathy and genuine concern for others. It's an active choice that comes from a place of strength and authenticity. It involves understanding and acting in a way that positively impacts another person's life, like staying late to help a colleague meet a deadline because you know they're going through a tough time. On the flip side, being nice is often about politeness and maintaining harmony. It can be a passive quality, where you're agreeable and pleasant on the surface, sometimes to avoid conflict or to be liked. For example, you might compliment someone's presentation even if you didn't find it effective, just to spare their feelings. In the context of leadership and professional growth, kindness is the more powerful force. It's about making a real connection and can lead to meaningful changes and positive outcomes. Being nice is certainly not a bad thing, but without the depth that kindness brings, it may not foster the same level of trust and respect that true leadership requires.
Work-Life Balance – How to Stay Connected to Your Personal Life as a Busy Leader
November 10, 2023 • 8 MIN
You're a busy professional with a jam-packed schedule and a growing list of responsibilities. It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of your professional life and lose sight of your personal one. But here's the thing: staying connected with your personal life isn't just good for you; it's essential for authentic leadership. When you're in tune with yourself, you're better equipped to connect with your team and move your team and organization forward.
What is a Listening Tour, and How Can It Help You Amplify Authentic Team Connections
November 3, 2023 • 6 MIN
Let's face it, the quality of your leadership is often reflected in the quality of your relationships with your team. That's why a "listening tour" can be such a game-changer. It's not just another leadership fad; it's a proven method to deeply understand your team's needs, concerns, and aspirations. Ready to dive in?
The Self-Aware Leader: How Authenticity Drives Success in Your Career
October 5, 2023 • 12 MIN
If you're an emerging leader in the financial services industry, or any industry for that matter, you're likely juggling countless responsibilities. From managing projects to leading teams, there is a lot going on. You’re not just managing tasks, but managing people (or at least how you interact with them), and what you do is shaping futures. Your future, your clients and customers' futures, and even the reputation of your organization. That is why I ask the question, have you ever stopped to consider the role of your authentic self in all of this? Understanding who you are at your core isn't just a personal development goal; it's a professional requirement. When you connect with yourself authentically, you pave the way for more genuine connections with those you lead, work with, and work for.
Defeating Your Doubt - Conquering Impostor's Syndrome with the Right Mindset
August 4, 2023 • 9 MIN
Impostor Syndrome has a way of sneaking up on people and tripping them up in various ways. The constant need to prove yourself, as if every achievement is never enough to validate your capabilities. You may even dismiss your accomplishments as luck or timing, thinking your success is tied to external factors rather than recognizing your own skills and hard work. Frankly, that’s exhausting, and I know because I’ve been there. Now that doesn’t mean self-doubt doesn’t crop up in my life, but what I do know is that I’ve got the tools to deal with it when it does. My go-to is my mindset!
Confidence 101 for Emerging Leaders: Owning Your Journey to Leadership Success!
July 28, 2023 • 13 MIN
As an emerging leader, confidence is your secret weapon to not only conquer challenges that inevitably arrive but also to leave a lasting impact on your colleagues and organization. In this article, we're going to unveil the true essence of confidence and how it can elevate your journey to success as an emerging leader. Let's explore!
Harnessing the Power of Connection: Building a Supportive Network for a Positive Leadership Mindset
July 21, 2023 • 11 MIN
In today's rapidly evolving and highly connected business world, it's no secret that having a solid network is incredibly important. Whether you're an aspiring leader, a seasoned leader, or an ambitious entrepreneur, cultivating meaningful connections can truly make a difference in developing a positive leadership mindset.
How to Develop a Learning Mindset and Supercharge Your Leadership Success
July 14, 2023 • 8 MIN
Are you ready to unlock the secrets of becoming an exceptional leader? Look no further than this key strategy to supercharging your leadership success! Developing a learning mindset isn't just a necessary skill —it's a game-changer for accelerating your leadership success. In this episode, we will delve into the key strategies and mindsets that can help you develop a learning mindset – because it’s not that you’re born with it or not, you learn this key trait.
Understanding Your Mindset: A Powerful Strategy for Leadership Success
June 30, 2023 • 9 MIN
In the world of business, your mindset can be your most powerful ally. Your perspective, beliefs, and attitudes shape your actions, decisions, and, ultimately, your success. In this episode, we will explore how understanding and harnessing the power of your mindset can propel your career and leadership forward.
Embracing Feedback – Your Secret Weapon for Career Success as an Emerging Leader
June 16, 2023 • 7 MIN
In your pursuit of career success, there is a valuable tool that can propel you forward: feedback. Embracing feedback is not only a smart strategy; it is a crucial mindset shift that can unlock your full potential and drive your career to success beyond what you can imagine. In this episode, we will explore the significance of feedback for your professional growth and provide practical tips on how to leverage this invaluable tool effectively.
Stop Chasing Everything – How to Prioritize and Focus on the Right Things to Get Ahead at Work
June 9, 2023 • 8 MIN
In today's fast-paced work environments, it's easy to fall into the trap of constantly chasing after every task and opportunity that comes your way. However, true success lies in taking inspired action by focusing on the right things. By developing the ability to prioritize effectively and direct your energy towards the most meaningful tasks, you can be more effective and go further faster! In this episode, we will explore strategies to help you take action on the right things at work and cultivate a mindset of inspired action.
How to Refocus at Work: The Way to Rebound After a Setback
June 2, 2023 • 7 MIN
Setbacks are an inevitable part of life, and they can occur in any aspect, including our professional lives. Whether it's a missed deadline, a failed project, or a disappointing outcome, setbacks can leave us feeling unmotivated and unsure of how to move forward. However, the key to bouncing back lies in refocusing our energy and efforts toward achieving success once again. One effective approach to refocusing at work after a setback is by utilizing the SMART goal process.
Mastering Workplace Stress: Proven Techniques for a Healthier and Happier Work and Life
May 26, 2023 • 11 MIN
Stress is an inevitable part of life, and work-related stress is something that almost everyone experiences at some point. Although some stress can be motivating and help you perform at your best, too much stress can be harmful to your mental and physical health. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed at work, it’s important to take steps to manage your stress and prevent it from affecting your job performance and personal life. Here are some tips and strategies to help you manage stress in the workplace.
Confronting Negative Emotions – Strategies for Protecting Your Mental Wellness
May 19, 2023 • 6 MIN
Negative emotions are an unavoidable part of life. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, anger, or sadness, we all experience negative emotions from time to time. However, when these emotions become overwhelming and start to affect our mental wellness, it’s important to confront them and take action. Because what we usually do is tell ourselves to power through it or suck it up, buttercup, and that’s a recipe for more stress.
How to Develop Better Listening Skills to Amplify Your Leadership
May 12, 2023 • 6 MIN
There are a ton of skills that you'll need to master if you want to succeed in your leadership career. You'll need to be organized, detail-oriented, strategic, and a great communicator, to name a few. But there's one skill that stands out above all the others and has the largest return on your investment: listening.
The Power of Building Trust in Leadership
May 5, 2023 • 7 MIN
Trust is a vital ingredient for any successful team or organization, and it all starts with leadership. Without trust in the person at the helm, getting the team to follow directions or feel motivated to work towards a common goal is difficult. As a leader, building trust should be a top priority; luckily, there are plenty of tips and tricks to make it happen.
The Power of Purpose: Why Purpose is Important as an Authentic Leader
April 28, 2023 • 7 MIN
Being an authentic leader is all about having a sense of purpose. Purpose means the reason why a person exists or why they want to do something. For authentic leaders, it is like having superpowers – a strong sense of purpose mixed with courage, resilience, and empathy. Who wouldn't want to have those leadership powers, right?
Why Self-Awareness in Leadership is Essential for Success (and how to “do it”)
April 21, 2023 • 11 MIN
Self-awareness is essential for leadership success because it enables you as a leader to make better decisions, build stronger relationships, and inspire others along the way. So, how can you become more self-aware in your leadership?
Leading from Within: The Art of Authentic Leadership for Emerging Leaders
April 14, 2023 • 9 MIN
Leadership is an art that can be learned and practiced by anyone who aspires to make a difference in their organization, their community, or the world. But what does it mean to lead authentically?
How to Be a Better Mentor at Work When You’re Busy
March 31, 2023 • 7 MIN
Being a mentor at work is a rewarding experience that not only helps others but also allows you to develop your own leadership skills. However, being a good mentor requires time and effort, which can be challenging when you have a busy schedule. So, let's talk about some tips and strategies for being a better mentor at work, even when you are busy.
How to Start a Mentoring Program at Work
March 24, 2023 • 8 MIN
Starting a mentoring program at work can be an excellent way to provide employees with the support and guidance they need to achieve their career goals. Whether you're a manager or an employee, a mentoring program can help improve performance, job satisfaction, and engagement. But, how can you start one at your workplace?
How Does Reverse Mentoring Work (and Why You Need It)
March 17, 2023 • 6 MIN
In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of modern business, it's more important than ever for leaders to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and ways of thinking. But as the pace of change accelerates, it can be difficult for even the most experienced leaders to keep up. That's where reverse mentoring comes in.
How to Mentor Someone at Work When You’re a Busy Leader
March 10, 2023 • 7 MIN
As a busy leader, finding the time to mentor someone at work can be difficult. However, being a mentor can be a rewarding experience not only for your mentee but also for you as well. So, let's talk about how to mentor someone when you're busy.
Why Self-Care is Important For YOUR Mental Health as a Leader in Business
March 3, 2023 • 9 MIN
As a leader, it's essential to prioritize self-care for good mental health, and there are numerous benefits to making it a priority. That's what we're going to talk about today!
What is Self-Love and Why You Need It as a Leader
February 24, 2023 • 13 MIN
Self-love is when you have a positive and holistic attitude towards yourself, where you accept and value yourself and seek to fulfill your own needs and desires. It's an essential aspect of personal growth and well-being. But often, it’s confused with self-care, so what's the difference?
How Do You Practice Self-care as a Busy Leader?
February 12, 2023 • 10 MIN
Self-care is non-negotiable for individuals in leadership roles as it promotes physical and mental well-being, reduces the risk of burnout, and leads to a better, more fulfilled quality of life in and out of the workplace. And when it comes to self-care, most busy professionals are not where they want to be. So let’s see what we can do about that.
How to Unlock Your Leadership Potential with the Power of Self-Discovery
February 3, 2023 • 8 MIN
Self-discovery is critical in leadership development because it allows you to understand your strengths, weaknesses, values, and goals. This has a significant impact on your leadership style and decision-making and helps you build stronger relationships with your team and stakeholders in your organization. It’s a technique to help you be more effective in your leadership overall. Here are some suggestions to pursue to start your journey of self-discovery.
How to Create a Sense of Purpose at Work – and Why You Should
January 27, 2023 • 8 MIN
No matter the level in the organization, whether in leadership or aspiring to be, when people feel like they have a sense of purpose in their jobs, they are more likely to be motivated, truly engaged, and committed to their work. But what is it about purpose that makes it so important, and how can we find it in our own careers?
Why Self-Awareness Matters in Your Leadership
January 20, 2023 • 6 MIN
Self-awareness is a critical quality of being an effective leader because it enables you to understand your own emotions and thoughts and how they might impact others. This understanding allows you to make better decisions, communicate more effectively, and create a more positive leadership and team environment. Being self-aware helps you recognize and manage your own biases, which can be a huge barrier to good decision-making and can often lead to discriminatory or harmful behavior, sometimes without even being aware. Being self-aware allows you to be better able to adapt to changing situations and navigate bigger challenges because you clearly understand your own strengths and weaknesses. Self-awareness is essentially how you become more authentic, empathetic, and effective in your leadership and life! So, what is self-awareness? Glad you asked!
How to Easily Set Career Goals for 2023
January 13, 2023 • 10 MIN
Setting goals is a crucial step in advancing your career and achieving success. By setting specific, achievable objectives, you can stay motivated and focused as you work towards your aspirations. In this blog post, we'll walk you through a simple process for setting career goals for 2023, including tips for prioritizing your objectives and getting the support you need to achieve them.
How to Move Forward in Your Leadership (and Life) With Clarity and Focus This Year
January 9, 2023 • 8 MIN
As the new year eases in, it's a great time to reflect on the past year and get clear for the year ahead, but especially for your career. Setting an intention for the year is one way that can help you stay focused, set goals, and create positive change in your leadership and your life. But what is an intention, and how do you set one?
Don't Write New Year Resolutions! Do This One Thing Instead
December 23, 2022 • 10 MIN
It’s that time of year again when everyone starts thinking about their New Year's resolutions. Well, here is my take on New Year's resolutions. Don't write them. I want you to do this one thing instead to create an inspiring vision for 2023.
What are Your Wins, and Why it Matters
December 16, 2022 • 4 MIN
Today I have a challenge for you. Make a list of all your accomplishments from this year. Everything you can think of, no matter how big or small. Why is this important? Because it is an acknowledgment of all you have achieved this year, and that acknowledgment is essential, and here’s why.
Why You Need to Focus on What You Don't Want Right Now
December 9, 2022 • 4 MIN
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I’m always telling you to focus on what you DO want in your career and life. But today, we’re flipping the script. Today we're starting a series that we will carry through December for an end-of-year recap. And specifically, we are going to focus on something I never advise you to focus on. What you don’t want.
How to Know When to Say NO During the Holidays
December 2, 2022 • 8 MIN
The holidays are a hectic time and can be pretty stressful. An understatement, right? So today, I want to talk about one thing you can do to reduce stress around the holiday season: say no.
Start Here to Build Self-Confidence in Your Leadership
November 18, 2022 • 9 MIN
What if you felt better about yourself and your decisions to move forward in your career? Wouldn't it be great to have a deeper trust in how you lead and the steps you take to move your team forward? That's self-confidence, and here's why it's important to you!
Why is Self-Care Important as a Leader
November 4, 2022 • 12 MIN
Today is all about why self-care is essential—important to you AND your leadership. And I know you're thinking, yeah, yeah, I've heard it, I know… Well, here's what you may not know. When you are not taking the time to care for yourself, it is a sign of disrespect. And, it's a sign of disrespect to you by you! Here's why.
Are You Aligned with Your Work?
October 28, 2022 • 12 MIN
When you are aligned with the work that you do, you may feel a sense of contribution, that you are playing to your strengths, that you are growing and evolving as an individual professionally, and personally as well. Now, what happens when you are not aligned with the work that you do? The phrase soul-sucking comes to mind because it can feel like that. So, let's talk about how you can make sure you're in alignment with the work you do.
How to Be a More Positive Leader
October 27, 2022 • 7 MIN
We've got a lot going on, right? We have family obligations, we have work obligations, and on top of those we also have some things in our life that aren't going the way that we want them to. As a result, sometimes you get into a place where you're not in the right head space. You may find that your attitude isn’t as positive and that things may be feeling a little heavy for you. That’s natural. We all go through times where we are up and then down, and even though these are the things that I work with others on, I find myself going through the same cycles as well. So today, we're talking about how to become a more positive leader at work.
What is the BEST Definition of Success
October 21, 2022 • 16 MIN
What is the best definition of success? Well, the better question to ask would be, what is your definition of success? Because the real definition of success is whatever you think it is. But what I am coming to find out is that a lot of people don't know what that is for themselves. Tune in and discover the process to create your definition!
Limiting Beliefs - How They Harm Us and What You Can Do About Them
October 7, 2022 • 11 MIN
A limiting belief is a state of mind or belief about yourself that restricts you in some way. And these beliefs are often false accusations you make about yourself that can cause many negative results. Essentially, they are the lies you tell yourself, and if you allow them to continue, they define you. You deserve so much more than that! So, today I want to talk a little about limiting beliefs, how they harm us (because they DO harm us), and what we can do about them.
3 Tips to Relieve Stress and Anxiety at Work
September 27, 2022 • 8 MIN
If you're struggling with stress and anxiety at work, know that you're not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, workplace stress is on the rise, with nearly one-quarter of adults reporting that their job is very or extremely stressful. If your job is causing you undue stress and anxiety, there are a few things you can do to help relieve some of that pressure. Tune in as I share my 3 go to tips!
5 Easy Ways to Get Help Advancing in YOUR Career
September 7, 2022 • 13 MIN
Wouldn't it be great if you knew what was out in front of you in your career? It would be such a relief to know what's next for you professionally and the exact steps in your career path that you need to take to get there, wouldn't it? Yes, and that's what career advancement strategies can do for you. It's a way forward with a roadmap. Many organizations offer career advancement planning as part of their professional growth opportunities, but so many more don't. So if formalized career advancement planning isn't an option for you through your organization, then how do you figure out your career next steps? I'm glad you asked! If you want help in identifying the path and the plan to get to where you want to go, here are 5 easy ways to get career advancement guidance and create significant momentum toward your next level in career or business.
How to Speak Up for Yourself at Work
August 17, 2022 • 14 MIN
Little kids are so great at announcing to the world what it is that they want. So good, in fact, that we are continually telling them to use their “inside voice.” However, somewhere after our stint as a toddler, we start to lose our voice; not that we can’t speak, but that we don’t. We start becoming silent about what we want and what’s right for us. We don’t ask for what we want because we don’t want to come across as selfish or full of ourselves. We don’t want to sound stupid or get rejected. There are numerous reasons. As a woman in business, that’s a huge mistake. The days of being a hard worker and putting in your time and efforts in the hopes that you’ll be recognized and get a promotion, position, training, or recommendation are gone. You have to be an advocate for yourself. You need to be able to speak up and ASK for what you want. Tune in here and find out what to do instead.
How to Get Clarity on Who You Are Meant to BE as a Leader
August 2, 2022 • 16 MIN
With so much uncertainty swirling around our worlds these days, how do you show up as the leader you are meant to be? How do you make better decisions for yourself and those on your team? What is the way forward to a more authentic and aligned leadership style that allows you to make the difference that you want in your organization, your life, or even the world? Tune in today as Debbie introduces you to the CLARITY model of self-leadership and dive into the process that helps you to uncover your own answers on the way forward.
How to Set Healthy Boundaries at Work to Avoid Burnout
July 26, 2022 • 10 MIN
We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed at work. We've taken on too much, juggling a million different tasks and just trying to keep our head above water. But, we are more than our jobs, and work isn't who we are — not even if we love what we do. There's more to us than just working, and healthy work boundaries allow us to protect our time, energy, and purpose while also ensuring that we are as fulfilled as possible. Having distinct boundaries doesn't mean that we will not think of work when we are at home or that we will not think about personal issues during work time. We don't have switches in our heads that allow us to turn off who we are or what's going on in our lives. Tune in here to find out what to do instead.
What is Self-Leadership and Why You Need It as a Woman in Business
July 19, 2022 • 10 MIN
What is Self-Leadership and Why Do You Need It as a Leader in Business Self-leadership is all about taking control of yourself, your career, and life and steering it in the direction you want to go. It starts with having Clarity about what you want and who you are and then taking inspired action to create it the way you visualize. Tune in here for the three key areas of developing self-leadership.
How to Recharge and Why You Need To as a Woman in Leadership
July 12, 2022 • 10 MIN
In today's society, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We are constantly inundated with work, family, and social obligations. We are so focused on keeping all the balls in the air that it becomes all we see. So often, recharging yourself doesn't even make it on the list, or it can be difficult. But it's important to make time for yourself, especially in times of high stress. Our boundaries have become blurred between work and home, so prioritizing time for mental and physical relaxation is essential if you want to not only feel your best but show up as your best self too. So what happens if you don't make time to recharge? You may notice yourself sliding down that slippery slope of feeling burned out. Maybe your productivity is suffering, and you just can't get it done. You might feel ambivalent and just not care anymore about the important things. Perhaps your concentration is shot, or your emotions are out of proportion to what is happening. And, if left unchecked, it can physically harm your body. So what can you do? Good question! Tune in here and find out.
How to Create a Personal Board of Advisors at Work and Why You Want To!
July 5, 2022 • 11 MIN
As women and emerging professionals in business or leadership, we know the feeling of constantly being pulled in a million different directions. We have a lot going on that we put our time and attention on. Work, families, households, relationships, and often at the bottom of the list, taking care of ourselves. Add to that our career goals and aspirations, and it can be tough to find time to focus on them, especially when you're also trying to maintain a healthy personal life. That's where a personal board of advisors comes in. Having a group of people you can rely on for guidance, support, and accountability can make all the difference as you navigate your career journey. If you're unsure where to start, here are some tips for creating your own personal board of advisors.
How to Handle Disappointment at Work
June 28, 2022 • 9 MIN
We've all been there. That sinking feeling in your stomach when you realize that your hard work didn't pay off, and you didn't get the promotion or raise you were hoping for. Or maybe you did get the promotion, but it's not what you wanted, and now you're stuck in a job that's not right for you. Disappointment is a part of life, but it can be especially difficult to deal with when it comes to work. In this episode, I will discuss how to handle disappointment at work and what to do if you don't take it well. I will also provide tips on overcoming disappointment and moving on from it!
How to Identify the Limiting Beliefs that Hold You Back
June 21, 2022 • 10 MIN
As women and emerging leaders, we have an incredible opportunity to take our business and career to a new level. But to do that, we need the right mindset. When you "Step Up," you have a different attitude – you embrace the mindset of possibility and are willing to make different choices to achieve your outcomes. You are willing to step out of your comfort zone, say yes to the right opportunities for the right reasons, and no to those that just aren't a fit. But there are obstacles to achieving this mental clarity, and one of our biggest obstacles is OURSELVES. This episode will explore how limiting beliefs can hold us back from achieving what we want most in our leadership and life! Tune in here to find out what to do!
3 Strategies for Building Up Emotional Resilience at Work
June 14, 2022 • 11 MIN
We all know that we women are tough. We can handle just about anything that's thrown our way, and that’s because we are used to taking on a lot. Sometimes too much, if we’re honest. We get lost trying to focus on everything and spread ourselves too thin. If we aren't careful, the emotions that we feel will take a toll. But sometimes, even the strongest women need a little help when it comes to maintaining emotional resilience at work. Building up your emotional resilience can help you stay positive and focused when things get tough and will make it easier for you to recover quickly from any setbacks. Tune in and discover 3 strategies that can help you do just that!
How to Change the Story You've Been Telling Yourself and Why You Want To
June 7, 2022 • 14 MIN
It's no secret that our personal narratives can profoundly impact our lives. The stories we tell ourselves often dictate how we see the world and our place in it. If our narratives are filled with self-doubt and negative beliefs, it can be challenging to achieve the sort of success and fulfillment we desire. On the other hand, if we tell more empowering stories that inspire us to reach our full potential, we can open ourselves to new possibilities and greater success. We can also inspire others along the way. So, how can you tell a different story about yourself to move forward? Here are three tips for doing just that! Tune in!
How Fear Holds You Back and What To Do About It
May 31, 2022 • 11 MIN
Do you ever feel like fear is holding you back? That it's preventing you from achieving your goals, being successful, and living a life that feels authentic to you? If so, you're not alone. Fear is one of the most common and powerful emotions we experience. It can keep us stuck in our comfort zone, playing small, and feeling nearly invisible in our work and the life we lead. But fear doesn't have to control us. In this podcast episode, we'll explore what fear is, how it holds us back, and some steps we can take to overcome it.
How to deal with emotional stress at work
May 24, 2022 • 12 MIN
We all know that feeling of relief when we walk out the door of our workplace and leave all the stress behind. But unfortunately, that stress doesn't disappear just because we've left work. Persistent stress can lead to chronic stress in the body and physical symptoms from headaches to serious diseases. That's why it's important to learn how to deal with emotional stress at work. This isn't a one-size-fits-all approach, as different things work for different people. However, some general tips can help anyone learn how to deal with emotional stress at work better. So tune in now and discover what they are.
Why You May Be Feeling Emotionally Heavy and What To Do About It
May 17, 2022 • 14 MIN
This conversation has been coming up a lot lately. With my coaching clients, my family my friends. This feeling of heaviness. I feel a heaviness sometimes with all that is going on. Are you feeling it too? It’s everything from the pandemic that just won't go away to supply chain issues and politics, and it can leave us feeling emotionally heavy. The problem is that we aren't meant to carry all of this heaviness, and in some cases, we take more on without knowing. In this article, we'll discover why we feel what we feel and what we can do differently so that we don't feel as weighed down. As women, we often take on too much. Because we are responsible for a lot, we get lost in trying to focus on everything and spread ourselves too thin. If we aren't careful, the heaviness that we feel will become a downward spiral. Tune in to find out what you can do about it.
Toxic Productivity: What it is, how it holds you back, and what to do about it!
May 10, 2022 • 14 MIN
Do you feel like you are always busy but not getting anything done? If so, you may be experiencing toxic productivity. This is a common problem for people in leadership positions, especially women because we have so much going on. It can hold you back from achieving the impact you want to make and the influence you want to have in your leadership and life. In this article, I will paint the picture of what toxic productivity is and what you can do about it.
How to Build Up Self-Confidence in Yourself as a Woman in Leadership
May 3, 2022 • 8 MIN
To be an influential and successful leader, it's not just what you know but also how confident you feel about your abilities that will make the difference. As women leaders, in particular, find themselves striving for greater heights of ambition, one factor holding them back from achieving success on all levels can be confidence. So much of how we move forward in leadership and life has to do with confidence. As women leaders, people will make evaluations about us and our leadership by what they see. How we portray ourselves physically, the actions they see us taking, and what they sense from us as we take those actions. Self-confidence can be a deal-breaker when we want to move to the next level, even if we have the skills to back the move up. So, is self-confidence something you're born with or something you build up over time? Tune in and find out.
10 Things to QUIT Right Now If You Want to Succeed
April 26, 2022 • 10 MIN
Contrary to what you were told when you were growing up, it is perfectly acceptable to quit! You are doing things every day that are holding you back from the momentum, success, and confidence you desire in your Career or Business and I want you to quit right now! Yes, you heard me right – I want you to QUIT! Here are ten things that are holding you back from getting what you want out of YOUR career or business and it needs to stop! Tune in right now.
Energy Vampires: How to Deal with Negative People at Work
April 19, 2022 • 9 MIN
Have you ever had that person whose one exceptional gift is to push your buttons? Not only push your buttons but get under your skin like no other person? Oh, and let's not forget,, let's make that STOMP on your last nerve. Every. Single. Time. Let's face it, there are people, who when you see them: you want to run the other way. But since you can't, you grit your teeth and pray for the encounter to be over before you do something you'll regret. Yeah, me too. Here's the interesting thing I learned about this; there's a pattern. Tune into this episode to find out what it is!
Navigate a Clear Career Path by Asking Yourself These 5 Questions
April 12, 2022 • 13 MIN
When it comes to our careers, we all want Clarity. We want to know what the end goal looks like and have a plan of action to get us there. But sometimes, it's tough to figure out exactly what we should be doing with our careers, whether we are just starting out or looking to uplevel into leadership. So if you're feeling lost or stuck, try asking yourself these five questions:
3 Tips for Women to Develop a More Authentic Leadership Style
April 5, 2022 • 8 MIN
What does it mean to be a more successful woman in business? We often think of powerful and assertive women, and while those qualities are undoubtedly important, they don't always create an authentic leadership style. To lead others effectively, you need first to understand what makes you unique and then learn how to communicate your authentic self to others. Here are three tips for developing a more authentic leadership style as a woman entrepreneur or executive.
How to Prioritize Yourself and Work at the Same Time
March 29, 2022 • 10 MIN
To show up successfully in your professional life, it is important to prioritize yourself personally. I can hear you saying, "Yeah, yeah - I know this," and I get that you do, but do you do it? It can be challenging to do when you are always working and don't have time for yourself, but if you won't choose yourself - who will? It is essential that you make time for your own well-being if you want to create success on your terms in the long run. In this podcast episode, we will discuss how to prioritize yourself and work at the same time. I will also offer some strategies to keep yourself a priority! Tune in now!
When do you need a mentor and how do you find the right one
March 22, 2022 • 10 MIN
When do you need a mentor and how do you find the right one? Mentoring is one of those topics that I feel is widely misunderstood and, therefore, underutilized. I'm on a mission to change that because mentoring is one of the most powerful tools you can have to accelerate your career, business, or leadership path. I think people get how powerful it can be because I hear them saying they want one, but they aren't sure how to utilize them and how to find one. So they wait. That changes today! So when do you need a mentor in your career or business? Right now is my answer. Listen to this episode to find out how to find the right one.
5 Tips to Fit Professional Development into a Busy Work Schedule
March 15, 2022 • 8 MIN
As a busy professional with both personal and professional commitments, fitting in professional development can be problematic, if not non-existent. With so much that you juggle every day, how can you possibly carve out time to learn and grow in your career? How can you not, is my reply. So here are five tips to help you do just that!
How to Find The Right Career Choice
March 8, 2022 • 10 MIN
I wish that it was as effortless as, "Here are the 5 steps you need to take to find the right career choice for you." It isn't. It will require effort from you, but it is entirely achievable and well worth it when you are willing to explore your next steps, next level, or next chapter. But it is easy, so to speak, because the answer to this question already resides within you. You have far more power and influence over making the right career choice than you think you do; you have to be willing to explore. If there is one thing that you need to do to make the right career choice for you, it's to find Clarity. Your kind of Clarity. Tune in here to find out how.
Knowing Who You Are and How It Impacts Your Leadership and Career
March 1, 2022 • 7 MIN
Who you are as a person affects every area of your life, especially the impact you can make in your career, business, or leadership journey. Why? Because it's the foundation of who you are and what makes you uniquely you. Think about it, who you are, and bringing that authentic self forward into your work determines the gifts you share and cultivate, how you show up in your organization, what you ask for, how you create and enforce your standards - all of it! How can you possibly expect to contribute and serve others in your organization, from either a leadership perspective or as a high-potential employee, if you don't know who it is "walking in the door"? Tune in here and find out what to do about it!
Katie Gutierrez: It's Time to Celebrate Your Space
February 24, 2022 • 28 MIN
I used to think being an interior designer was the best thing in life—then I got married, started ERREZ Design Studio with my husband, had my son, James, and became a part-time professor for Florida International University. Now, as an interior designer, mommy, wife, professor and entrepreneur, I know for certain the best thing in life is my ability to wear multiple hats so naturally, and I love every part of it!
Why It's a Good Idea to Borrow Belief From Others as a Woman in Business
February 22, 2022 • 11 MIN
Throughout our lives, there will be times when we don't have enough. We want a new car but likely don't have the funds to purchase it outright, so we take out a loan. It could be that we are buying a new house and have enough money for the downpayment, but not the whole purchase amount, so we take out a mortgage. As a matter of fact, most of us usually expect to borrow when making large purchases. These are socially acceptable practices because we see the need or the vision for what we are investing in. But what about for ourselves - to move forward? To play bigger? To stop hiding? Sometimes, that's exactly when we need to borrow belief from others until we find it in ourselves. Tune into this episode to discover the strategies to help you do just this!
Katie McDonald: Managing Self-Care
February 17, 2022 • 29 MIN
Many of us view self-care as time that would be better spent on getting things done. But self-care is actually key to professional and personal success. Katie McDonald learned the hard way. The process of mastering a high-intensity career came at a huge cost, followed by the responsibilities of motherhood after leaving corporate life. Katie’s chronic self-neglect led her to the depths of overwhelm, depression and illness. By creating the b.nourished program, Katie has curated proven practices from her personal recovery and decades of study into an executive wellness program that fosters mindfulness, peace-of-mind and productivity. A dynamic self-care strategist with clients across the nation and abroad, Katie McDonald helps executives and entrepreneurs to get things done — without coming undone — while envisioning and achieving the best versions of themselves.
Why Goals and Dreams Are Important as a Woman in Business
February 15, 2022 • 10 MIN
How would you like an easier way to your next steps, next level, or next chapter in your professional (and personal) life? Maybe find a shortcut to having fulfilling and rewarding experiences, not defined by anyone else, but defined by you? Work that is meaningful, where you feel valued, and can make an impact. A focus on taking care of yourself, so you have energy and feel great! When you are showing up as your best and highest self! Relationships that are in sync with each other and not operating from whatever spare time you have leftover from work. If you're all in on this, then get curious because I will tap into a shortcut here.
Christin Collins: Connect with Your Purpose, Ultimate Joy and Love
February 10, 2022 • 36 MIN
Christin Collins is a magnetic, thought- provoking influencer inspiring thousands to connect with their purpose, ultimate joy and love. As a former health care executive, she thought that she was doing everything she could to live a vibrant and healthy life; still her health struggled. Her relentless pursuit to improve herself has led her to open her heart to the world and share the lessons she has learned along the way - from better health and healing, to connecting people through her creative charity and community involvement. In her new book, Christin takes us on her non-traditional journey to uncover the root cause of her ailments. Along the way, she discovers that knowing and loving herself is essential to good health; and the foundation for optimal well-being.
What to Do When You Don't Have the Bandwidth to Handle It All
February 8, 2022 • 12 MIN
It is one thing to be in the feeling of overwhelm, and it's another to recognize that is where you are and not know what to do about it. As busy, accomplished professionals, we certainly have a lot going on at home and at work, not to mention a global pandemic that just hasn't gotten the message that it's time to go! We have been shoring ourselves up with the message that "I can handle this," "I'm a strong woman, and I've been through worse," or telling ourselves that "It will pass." And it will pass, but that doesn't mean that there aren't some adjustments that can be made in the meantime to help you out. If you are to the point that you know you are overwhelmed and don't have the bandwidth to keep up the pace, then what can you do? Glad you asked! Tune in and discover what you can do for yourself.
Gail Lowney Alofsin: Your Someday is NOW
February 3, 2022 • 27 MIN
Gail Lowney Alofsin is a national keynote speaker, workshop leader, author, adjunct professor, career coach, radio show host and business development executive. Gail serves on several nonprofit boards focused on education, hunger, health, and business. Additionally, she has been hands-on volunteering in Haiti for the Haitian Health Foundation since she was 19 years old. She lives in Newport, Rhode Island with her husband and son.
How to Move Up Without Losing Your Way
February 1, 2022 • 9 MIN
Just because you can pursue a goal, dream, or promotion, doesn't mean you should. Many well-meaning people give us advice on what we "should" do but it's not necessarily a good fit for us. The problem is, that only we know what we should pursue and how we should go about pursuing it, but we won't often give ourselves the space to figure it out. We don't tap into our own inner wisdom and answers. We just keep moving ahead toward the "next thing" or the next position because we think it's what we're supposed to do. But what if that strategy is actually taking you further away from who you are and what will truly fulfill you?
Kelly Nagel: Hybrid Ways of Working
January 27, 2022 • 20 MIN
First and foremost a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a friend, I am proud to be President & GM of Jabra North America. Primarily responsible for the enterprise portion of our business, I look after audio & video endpoints such as speaker phones, headsets, and video cameras—all of which have become increasingly important in our post-pandemic world.
Quit Being a Chameleon!
January 25, 2022 • 11 MIN
How can you bring your full self to the table when you don’t even know who that is? Do you ever feel like you're trying to be someone you're not? That's exhausting, and it takes a lot of energy to keep up that facade.
Katie Nall: It's Time to Recharge
January 20, 2022 • 26 MIN
Not only does our next guest have her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, she also is a TEDx speaker, a professional member of National Speakers Association, and an Accredited Master Trainer and Certified Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with additional training in trauma, quantum, and picture EFT. Whether in person or online, Dr. Nall shows others how to dissolve their WAFFLES – worry, anxiety, fear, frustration, lethargy, exhaustion, and stress. A careless housekeeper and worse cook with no desire for rehabilitation she somehow is still married to the same person for over 48 years.
What Impact Do You Want to Make in 2022?
January 18, 2022 • 11 MIN
One of my favorite quotes is, "Energy flows, where the attention goes." Meaning, what we put our attention and focus on, grows and amplifies. Sounds simple, right? But it's not and here's why. We are a multitasking, striving to DO more, seeking productivity and efficiency to get ahead kind of society. We want to get immediate results to feel accomplished. We "should" ourselves by saying that we should be farther ahead in our careers or more successful in our lives. We compare and measure and judge ourselves every day. That is a harsh reality to endure for any length of time, and it needs to stop.
Lisa Ryan: Keeping Your Employee's Actively Engaged
January 13, 2022 • 25 MIN
Energizing Keynote Speaker who helps you keep your top talent from becoming someone else's
How to Reboot 2022 For YOU!
January 11, 2022 • 11 MIN
This time of year can be a two-sided coin. Exciting because of a new chapter, and overwhelming and stressful at the same time. But, it can also be an opportunity, one where you get to mine the triumphs and tragedies for wisdom—a time of year where you can leverage the past to uplevel your future. And here's what you need to do. Take a look back to move forward. So as you move into the new year, I'd like to plant a few seeds in your mind that you can consider as you get back into your work. Take a look at these questions and allow your mind to consider the answers in the background. Then, when you have time (or when you make time), write down everything you can think of. Tune in and discover where to start.
Dr. Raquel Rubín: More Profits, More Health and More Freedom
January 6, 2022 • 27 MIN
Dr. Raquel Rubín is a bilingual former dentist, dental office owner and military officer, now speaker and consultant who has been in different leadership positions and survived hurricanes Irma and Maria besides was also in Puerto Rico when the earthquake shook the island. While working as a dentist she juggled her dental practice at the same time she had her mom at the hospital and was told that her mom was going to remain in a coma and under dialysis for the rest of her life. She allows her to undergo the traditional health care at the same time she decided to do everything possible for her mom to start being able to sit down then walking again and getting out of dialysis. She kept trying new things until succeeded and the secret sauce was that she didn't allow the limiting beliefs of others or those perceived as 'the authority' to dictate what was possible or not.
Alanah Phillips: Breaking Up with Your Broker-Dealers
December 30, 2021 • 26 MIN
Alanah Phillips has a mission to change the face of financial services. She has spearheaded the hiring, coaching and development of the next generation of advisors through Lincoln's Advisor Training Program. She has also worked as a consultant to advisor teams to leverage these new planners to increase productivity, the client experience and profitable growth. In 2017, she launched a program called Project Inspire to specifically inspire and educate young women about careers in financial services. Through this project she is able to spend time mentoring college-aged ladies about their professional development and financial literacy and empower them to take control of their career trajectory. Today she works with experienced advisors in the West Coast and helps them identify reasons it might be time to break up with their broker-dealer. She takes them through a ‘Breakup Process’ and connects them to resources to help them build a successful, independent financial planning practices. She is a LinkedIn ninja, a lover of interesting people, and an avid reader.
2021 Holiday Greeting for You!
December 28, 2021 • 9 MIN
As busy women professionals, we take care of so many other things and other people this time of year. Join me as we look back to holidays in the past and connect with the beauty and the experiences - not the things. That's what I wish for you this year!
Marie Chinnici-Everitt: Knowing Your Superpower
December 23, 2021 • 25 MIN
Tune into this episode with Marie Chinnici-Everitt, Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer for DTCC. This global organization provides premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry.
How You Talk to Yourself Matters
December 21, 2021 • 8 MIN
A teacher of mine has a quote; in words, there is life, and in words, there is death. This phrase means that with your thoughts and words, you can give something life, meaning, and momentum to create results, or you can kill your goals and dreams and take away what is needed for them to come to fulfillment. Tune into this episode to discover if you're supporting or sabotaging yourself with how you talk to yourself.
Pegine Echevarria: Success Strategies for Leaders
December 16, 2021 • 38 MIN
Tune into this episode with Pegine Echevarria shares how the most advantageous and biggest moves in career, business, and leadership showed up without being planned.
Busyness is a Trap and Here's How It's Holding You Back
December 14, 2021 • 11 MIN
Busyness, which can be a high in the short term, is actually working against us in the long term. Busyness blurs the lines of work and home and throws our boundaries right out the window. It steals our joy because we focus on how much we have to do and our internal competitive drive to get the most done every day. If left unchecked, busyness will evaporate any sense of purpose you may have about your work and the life you live because you can't allow yourself time to focus on it. It can leave you stressed out, burned out, and completely overwhelmed. And, if you consider busyness a badge of honor, you might be creating a busy but meager existence because there's no room or time for anything that means something to you. Tune in here to find out what the signs are and what you can do about them!
Sheri Fitts: Harnessing the Power of Emotional Connections
December 9, 2021 • 31 MIN
Tune into this episode with Sheri Fitts, who specializes in working with financial advisors and their firms to help professionals in a very male-dominated, male-thought process type of industry to harness the power of emotional connection to create more trust and engagement in their business relationships. She's coined it Digital EQ. 
What to Do When Feeling Burned Out at Work
December 7, 2021 • 13 MIN
Feeling a little bit (or maybe a lot) burned out at work this time of year? You're not alone. If left to fester, burnout can affect you physically and mentally, and of course, impact your entire life. Because what we experience at work isn't left at the door when we come home, no matter how hard we try. So what is it and what can you do about it? Tune into this episode and find out.
How to Trust Your Gut at Work (and Why You Should!)
December 2, 2021 • 12 MIN
As a professional, trusting your gut more at work is a powerful tool that you already have! Your Unconscious Mind (subconscious, gut, instincts, intuition) is ready to serve you. It is 95% of your thinking but thoughts outside of your conscious awareness. These thoughts happen automatically and behind the scenes. They can run on automatic pilot because you have programmed them to be there. Just like things we repeatedly do form habits, our thoughts also form habits. Tune in here and discover how to put this power to work for you in your leadership and life!
Anne Bonney - Your Change Speaker
December 2, 2021 • 34 MIN
Join Debbie Peterson on this episode of the Getting to Clarity Podcast where she interviews Anne Bonney, twin of the energizer bunny, and keynote speaker on change extraordinaire! Ann talks about the discomfort of change and how she helps women move through it and to the other side. You'll want to tune in here and get the tips you need to navigate the change you experience in your leadership and life!
The Power of Gratitude at Work and Why You Need It!
November 23, 2021 • 9 MIN
Gratitude is simply when you acknowledge the goodness in your life, even when some of that goodness comes in the form of a tough lesson that is designed to show you to your next level of leadership or life! It is remembering to reorient your thinking to kindness, yes, to others, but if I know you at all, it's mainly to remember kindness for yourself! Gratitude is finding every way you can to simply be thankful. So if it's so simple, WHY does Gratitude work and HOW do you make it work for you? Tune in here and find out!
Linda Stevenson - ATHENA Erie
November 18, 2021 • 37 MIN
Join Debbie as she interviews Linda Stevenson of ATHENA Erie. Linda is a long-time advocate for women in business and dedicates her time and talents to supporting women in business to reach the next level. Tune in here as Linda talks about the 5 types of relationships that every working woman needs as well as guidance for your path forward in your career, business, or leadership.
The Lie of "Success Without Sacrifice" and What to Do Instead
November 16, 2021 • 10 MIN
Ready to claim more success with less sacrifice? Become the CEO of your Career and life and join The Clarity Community. Be surrounded by a community of incredible women leaders who want to be supported regularly by other like-minded women and support them in return. It is exactly what I wished I would have had in my own Career! Go to and sign up so you'll know when it launches and get in on the Founder's Pricing which won't last long! You can reach Debbie at Discover more amazing content to uplevel in your leadership and life on the Clarity YouTube channel HERE. Important Links for More Clarity: Website: Book Debbie to Speak at Your Event: Get Your Copy of CLARITY: How Smart Professionals Create Career Success on Their Terms. Find it HERE.
Michelle Villalobos the "Superstar Activator!"
November 11, 2021 • 29 MIN
Tune into this episode where Debbie Peterson of Getting to Clarity interviews Michelle Villalobos. Michelle shares her struggle to be perfect and the pressure of the "shoulds" in her life. She describes what it was like for her to live a life for everyone else and how she finally discovered what it was to live and create a thriving business that aligns with her.
What to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career
November 9, 2021 • 8 MIN
If the past year and a half has taught us anything, we can change our minds. We can change our careers, how we spend our time, our lives! So, in the era of the Great Resignation, it's important to know what questions to ask when you are considering "what's next?" Now, sure there are questions about what are my interests and skills? What are my talents and strengths? Are there even jobs available in the area I'm interested in? Those are all great questions, but they can't be all you ask. Tune in and discover the most important questions that will guide you to make the right decision for you on what's next.
Cheryl Knowlton of Dynamite Productions.
November 4, 2021 • 35 MIN
Join Debbie Peterson of Getting to Clarity with her special guest, Cheryl Knowlton of Dynamite Productions. Cheryl is a high-powered dynamo in the Real Estate industry, and she shares her amazing journey to success and the sacrifices she's made along the way. Cheryl dishes on marriage, safety, her children, and what she has had to navigate to get where she is today.
021- How to Find the Truth About Yourself and Why You Should
November 2, 2021 • 7 MIN
Have you ever walked into a room, an event, a party and thought, "I am not in the right place." Not that you're in the wrong location, but rather that you don't belong there. It's not a fit for you. That's a sign from your unconscious that you're not in a place that's really aligned with you. The funny thing, though, is that we do that far more often than we think. We agree to something, to go along with the others, but it's not a good or comfortable decision for us. We act a certain way to be seen by others differently, but it's not really us. Out of frustration, we react (not respond) in a way we desperately wish we could take back, but we can't. Tune into this episode to hear the ONE question that will start guiding you to your truth.
020 - Colleen Moore Mezler of Moore Research
October 28, 2021 • 23 MIN
Join Debbie and her special guest, Colleen Moore Mezler, President and CEO of Moore Research about what NOT to sacrifice as you strive for success. Colleen shares how her mother started the business out of their house and the transition of taking over that business and scaling it to what it is today. Colleen also shares how she has always had time to fuel her passions by giving back and what she won't sacrifice along the way. Tune in as Colleen shares insights for busy women leaders who want to be more efficient and effective!
019 - How to Learn to Say No at Work
October 26, 2021 • 8 MIN
Join Debbie Peterson of Getting to Clarity for this episode where she dives into "Saying No," especially for women in leadership. If you don't say No for yourself, you're saying Yes to everyone and everything around you. That's bad enough, but when you don't say No to support yourself, from a mindset perspective, you are actually planting the seed in your unconscious that you aren't worth it. Oh my! Tune in a get 5 tips for learning to say NO, when needed, in your leadership and Iife!
018 - Renee Shulte
October 21, 2021 • 37 MIN
Debbie's special guest today is Renee Shulte, who is in the space of making healthier policies for businesses and individuals to prioritize health, embrace excellence and rebuild resilience!
017 - How to Learn to Put Yourself First
October 19, 2021 • 13 MIN
I was stressed from the moment I opened my eyes in the morning until I fell asleep each night. But it wasn't sleep for long because I would wake up at 2 am with a thousand things to ruminate on. I was at the bottom of the pile and could feel the weight and pressure of everything I was choosing to pile on top of me. Yes, CHOOSING. If you're at the point where you know that you need to learn to put yourself first, or at least a little further up the queue, then making informed choices is the best skill you can learn. Tune in and find out what to do to make better choices for you.
016 - How to Have a Life Outside of Work
October 12, 2021 • 11 MIN
When you allow your job to define you and take over your life, the price can be steep to pay because it can affect you physically too. Your world can become narrow; always thinking about your job and its challenges create more stress. Relationships can strain, sleep can suffer, and if you have children, guilt can become overwhelming. And that's just the surface of it. In addition, living this way long-term can expose you to serious health issues like depression, heart disease, constant anxiety, and more. So as a working woman with responsibilities inside and outside the home, what can you do? Plenty is the answer, and here's where I'd like you to start. Tune into this episode for 3 tips for having a life outside of work.
015 - Cami Gibertini of Hancock Whitney Bank
October 7, 2021 • 31 MIN
Cami Gibertini, a banker of 18 years in the Tampa Bay market, opens up with Debbie about tough choices she's had to make to get where she's at. She shares great tips and insights about being a working mother and even how you can deal with the "Mommy Guilt." Cami gets into her "why" for career and shares some tips on how you can tap into yours too. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
014 - How to Control Anger and Frustration at Work
October 5, 2021 • 13 MIN
You've been there. You've told someone why something needs to be done a certain way, and they go ahead and do it their way instead. So now you've got a mess to clean up, and you are beyond frustrated! Or maybe, it's been people who disrespect you, talk over you, or perhaps threaten your role to get their way. I've heard so many stories from my clients, and even though internally, I'm thinking, "Really? And, they got away with that?" The place we always start with our work together is with what we can control. The emotions.
013 - Erin Linehan of Raymond James
September 30, 2021 • 27 MIN
Join Debbie Peterson of Getting to Clarity as she has a conversation with Erin Linehan of Raymond James. Tune in and hear the conversations around mentoring, having passion in your life, and unique opportunities as a single mom.
012 - Polo REO Tate - Author, Actor, Speaker
September 29, 2021 • 30 MIN
Debbie Peterson spends some time with Polo REO Tate, Actor, Speaker, and Author of Deep Dark Blue. Polo talks about her time at the Air Force Academy when the rug got pulled out from under her, and major choices and shifts she made that led her to where she is today.
011 - How to Reach Your Full Potential as a Woman in Business
September 28, 2021 • 10 MIN
How to Reach Your Full Potential as a Woman in Business Potential is when you have Clarity of what is out in front of you. It's about possibility and your compass to say yes to the right things – and not take on everything! It is what allows you to evolve and grow as a leader and as a person. It drives your satisfaction and fulfillment in what you do. But what can happen, though, is that we play it safe. We continue to play small because then we don't have to risk anything, especially failure. We don't risk being judged or making a mistake. If you've started having a feeling that there is something more for you, pay attention to it! It is a sign from your unconscious that you ARE READY to move to the next level, and it's time to get curious. Tune in to this episode and discover how to reach your full potential.
010 - Intentional Leadership & Why It's Important for a Woman in Business
September 21, 2021 • 13 MIN
Do you ever feel that your career and life are beyond your control? That there are outside forces at work that moves you from uncertainty to even more uncertainty? That The Universe is having a hearty chuckle at the shenanigans, you are dodging in work and life? Yeah, me too. And that's when it hits me. It is me. I have let go of the reigns of my life and left it to chance, not by choice. Intention guides every goal we have, a conversation we enter into, meeting we hold, and each relationship we build. Everything. And especially how we show up in our leadership role. Tune in for tips to set more intention and become the woman you are meant to be in Leadership & Life!
009 - Do You Have to Forgive as a Woman in Leadership?
September 15, 2021 • 11 MIN
Do you have to forgive as a woman in leadership? Only if you want to move on! You are fully entitled to get mad, pissed off, angry, frustrated, sad, hurt, or any other emotion that you can think of when someone does something to you that just isn't cool in your book! But, we're not meant to stay that way or hold onto that negative energy. Tune in here and discover why.
008 - Why Vacations Are Important To You as a Leader
September 7, 2021 • 10 MIN
Why do you need to take a vacation? You may think you know the answer, but let's dive into what vacations really are, what they're not, and how you can take a little time or a lot of time and make it be the reset you deserve. So, why are vacations important to you? It may not be what you're thinking. Tune in to this episode and discover how you can leave work and make vacations work for you!
007- How to Survive When You Hate Your Job
September 1, 2021 • 15 MIN
Have you ever felt completely frustrated, underutilized, unfulfilled, or blocked in your work? Have you experienced a job that sucks the life out of you? How about consistently dreading going to work, whether it’s in an office or virtually? Perhaps, you’ve also told yourself that it’s a good paycheck, and “I should be happy.” These are some of the signs that what you do for work may not be working for you. But, there is hope! Check out this episode for tips to survive and potentially, thrive when you hate your job.
006 - How to Overcome Fear of Failure as a Woman in Leadership
August 24, 2021 • 10 MIN
Fear of failure can keep you in a cycle of perfectionism, suffering from the paralysis of analysis and putting enormous amounts of energy into what you don't want to happen instead of what you do want to happen. It's literally pointing you, all your resources, and all of your energy in the wrong direction. Fear of failure can keep you playing small and avoiding your potential. It works diligently to hide you from your passion, the meaning in your job, and the fulfillment you deserve. Tune in here and listen for the tips about what you can do instead.
005 - How to Get Over Impostor Syndrome as a Woman in Business
August 17, 2021 • 11 MIN
I've been thinking about impostor syndrome lately because it keeps coming up in conversations with clients and is a regular contributor to the list of "what gets in the way" of you achieving what you want in your career or business. Impostor Syndrome; the fraud-feeling, doubt-dealing beliefs that hold us back in business and life. It's something that nearly all of us have felt at one time or another, and according to one KPMG study, as many as 75 percent of the respondents experience it. Impostor syndrome has been around since ancient times. But in recent years, a new term — "imposter phenomenon" — has emerged to describe what we used to call impostorism: The belief that you're not good enough at something or don't belong there. So, what can you do about it? I'm glad you asked. Listen to this episode for 5 tips in dealing with Impostor Syndrome in your leadership or life.
004 - Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty: The Advantage for Women in Business
August 10, 2021 • 9 MIN
Uncertainty can be a huge stressor for many people, and perhaps that is what you are experiencing now. When what you know to be true isn't any longer, and you can't latch onto a new truth, the ground beneath your proverbial feet begins to feel unsteady. Tune into this episode to turn uncertainty in your environment into a competitive advantage in your leadership. If you'd like to discover what your next level of leadership and life can look like, let's have a conversation. Schedule a time convenient to you at
003 - Leadership Blindspots for Women in Business
August 3, 2021 • 17 MIN
Blindspots are the thoughts that we think which hold us back. They are the beliefs we hold that keep us playing smaller than our potential. They are the words we speak that create the reality that we don't want, and we don't even realize we're doing it. It's frustrating, but essentially, blindspots are us. In this episode, Debbie Peterson of Getting to Clarity shares the three biggest blindspots for women in business and what you can do about it.
002 - How Your Mindset Affects Your Life for Women in Leadership
July 20, 2021 • 9 MIN
Mindset is the key to everything that you want to achieve in your leadership journey and life. And today, I'm going to make a case for why. You have a conscious thinking mind and an unconscious or subconscious thinking mind. Your conscious thinking is the thoughts you are aware of. Your unconscious thinking is the thoughts you are not aware of. Your Mindset is your thinking habits with both of these minds. But here's the deal; 95 percent of your thinking is unconscious. That's right, the majority of your thinking happens without you even knowing about it. Right now, wherever you are, whether you're sitting in your chair, at your office, or home, your mind is running your body. Meaning, you are breathing, your eyes are blinking, your heart is beating, and you don't have to consciously remember to tell your body to make these things happen. It happens automatically. Your mind has so much power that it can heal your body. And the thing is, what most people don't realize and is where you have real influence in your leadership in life is with your Mindset. It is a powerful tool. If you give it the right instructions, it's a powerful tool to achieve the goals and dreams you desire. Discover how to influence your results with these strategies.
001 - Welcome to Success Without Sacrifice
July 7, 2021 • 8 MIN
Welcome to the Success Without Sacrifice Podcast. Do you think to be successful in your career you have to trade what’s most important to you to achieve it? Not so! Debbie Peterson, advocate for women in leadership, wants to help you discover how to create MORE success in your Leadership journey with LESS sacrifice in your Life. If you want a podcast that helps you get ahead professionally without leaving behind the rest of your life, tune in and hear Debbie and her guests share their tips, tools, and techniques to do just that.