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Coaching Real Leaders

Business • Society-and-culture

We all want to get to the next level of our career, but so many of us get stuck. Longtime leadership coach Muriel Wilkins takes you inside real-life leadership coaching sessions with high performers working to overcome professional challenges and grow as leaders. Listen in on real conversations andRead more

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How Do I Get Sponsorship Support?

Nov 24 • 40:57

No matter how hard you work and how good you are at executing tasks, there are always less tangible reasons people get tapped for more senior roles. Executive presence matters, as does finding the right sponsors....

How Can I Lead Authentically?

Nov 17 • 46:04

Where Are They Now?: Checking in with Guests from Season 1

Nov 10 • 18:01

We check in with three guests from Season 1 to see what they took with them from their coaching meetings and where they are now....

How Do I Stop Being Defensive?

Nov 3 • 46:42

She’s recently been promoted to a senior role, after working her way up in the industry from an entry level position. But she’s become a leader at a time when there’s also a lot of change. Now she’s the legacy person on her new team, and she feels constantly questioned and defensive about the way things work and the culture she helped build....

How Do I Manage Other Managers?

Oct 27 • 38:15

In his most recent role, he excelled as a hands-on manager, jumping in to solve the hardest problems. But now he’s moving up a level to take on a new leadership position. He’s managing other managers for the first time and realizing that it’s a big leap to go from managing individual contributors to managing other managers....

How Do I Get Through My Mid-Career Crisis?

Oct 20 • 44:03

She made it to a coveted senior role, but she isn’t feeling excited about her future career path. And now she’s wondering how to balance all the competing commitments in her life – children, spouse, elderly parents, and work – while still pursuing what she really cares about....

Am I Approaching My Female Coworkers the Wrong Way?

Oct 13 • 41:26

He’s a senior leader in a hospital, who has long seen himself as an advocate for equality for his female colleagues. But in the past few years, he’s faced a few instances where women he works with have been offended by exchanges with him....

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Leave?

Oct 6 • 43:52

She’s a C-suite-level executive with 20 years of experience working in corporate finance. Earlier in her career, she stayed at companies for long periods of time. But in her last few roles, she’s been jumping ship as soon as the going gets tough. Is she leaving too quickly, or has she not yet found the right role?...

Coming Soon: Season 2

Sep 15 • 01:56

Finding My Leadership Voice

Mar 15 • 50:54

She’s worked her way up from an administrative assistant to a leadership position. But she still struggles to come across as confident, especially in high-level management meetings....

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