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#WorkYourPlan Podcast with Kendra

The #WorkYourPlan with Kendra podcast features Kendra Tillman, the founder of StrongHer.me, engaged in authentic conversations with other go-getter women living their business or ministry calling and the everyday ways they work their plan. These conversations inspire action for women seeking to coach themselves through the mental barriers that try to silence their authentic voice.
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May 13, 2021

In episode 86 of the podcast, I share the recording of my conversation with the author of our March #WorkYourPlan book club selection, Jo Saxton.

Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach. She has dedicated her career to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering women to find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership.

Born in London to parents who immigrated from Nigeria, Jo credits her family’s unrelenting work ethic and the grace of God for the bold, tenacious approach she takes to sharing her wisdom on identity, influence, and living an authentic life. She is characterized by her effervescent honesty and warm approachability, leaving audiences with practical next steps in areas that are usually a bit ambiguous.

In addition to work as an author, Jo has also spearheaded an initiative aimed to help women grow their leadership skills. 

Jo lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters.

Jo's book, Ready to Rise, is one of the few I've seen that addresses the intersection of your identity as a leader, a Black woman and a Christian and provides a Biblical context for talking about leadership and calling.

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Show Notes

Keep up with Jo:

Watch the video of our conversation on Facebook

@JoSaxton on Instagram

JoSaxton.com

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Have you ever dropped the ball? I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For May I wanted a book that speaks to the pressure moms and women, in general, feel to do it all.

So, we are reading Tiffany Dufu’s book, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, as our May book selection. I often joke that this book should be in the marriage and family section of the book store, rather than the business section.

In Drop the Ball, Tiffany shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. She recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others - freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.

Did you know? Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: Just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection and to expect less of themselves and more from others - only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

I'm sure this topic is going to spark some lively discussions. Don't miss it!

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

May 5, 2021

ep 85 mothers day

A candid conversation about how we are mothered shapes how we mother with the founder of StrongHer.me, Kendra Tillman and her mother, Sandra Smith.

In this episode, 

  • How our relationship with our parents shapes how we parent
  • How life experience helps our parenting evolve
  • How to mother adult sons and daughters
  • How our prayers for our family changed in each season

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Have you ever dropped the ball? I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For May I wanted a book that speaks to the pressure moms and women, in general, feel to do it all.

So, we are reading Tiffany Dufu’s book, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, as our May book selection. I often joke that this book should be in the marriage and family section of the book store, rather than the business section.

In Drop the Ball, Tiffany shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. She recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others - freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.

Did you know? Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: Just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection and to expect less of themselves and more from others - only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

I'm sure this topic is going to spark some lively discussions. Don't miss it!

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Apr 28, 2021

ep 84 #workyourplan with kendra

To minimize the possibility of offense when engaging in a courageous conversation:

Pray in advance so that you have God's wisdom and his heart for the interaction.

State the facts first. Then share your story (how it impacted you; FYI your story is not a fact. It’s how you see it.)

Now switch to listening. Ask for their perspective.

Remember the reason/purpose for the conversation. Your goal is not to convince, compel or control. You want to move towards understanding and accountability.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler

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Have you ever dropped the ball? I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For May I wanted a book that speaks to the pressure moms and women, in general, feel to do it all.

So, we are reading Tiffany Dufu’s book, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, as our May book selection. I often joke that this book should be in the marriage and family section of the book store, rather than the business section.

In Drop the Ball, Tiffany shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. She recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others - freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.

Did you know? Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: Just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection and to expect less of themselves and more from others - only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

I'm sure this topic is going to spark some lively discussions. Don't miss it!

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Feb 25, 2021

kendra tillman podcast mic

Steps to move past comparison:

Return to the vision. You need a visual reminder.

Pray for discernment about what is a longing for something God wants for me and what is me coveting what was meant for someone else. 

Seek wise counsel from (friends, family, mentors, coaches) those who know what you’re feeling, they’ve navigated this road before and they can help you with your perspective. The answers to our desires often take on a different form than we expected.

Work your plan. Get busy with the work God is calling you to. Look for those people who run beside you to see it fulfilled.

 

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March is Women’s History Month. I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For the month of March we are reading Jo Saxton’s book, Ready to Rise.

Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues women face–workplace harassment, sexism, low self-esteem, financial woes, power battles, and old wounds–while providing meaningful wisdom from Jo’s own journey to leadership. Added to this personal reflection are stories of empowered women from the Bible. Jo then calls on readers to invest in the next generation of women and build new communities where diverse female leadership can flourish.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

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