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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Sep 14, 2020

Are you a woman leader or you’re preparing to step into a leadership role? Do you want to be in a place where you love what you do and look forward to it? If you said yes to both questions, then the Better Leader Academy is for you.


In this episode of the Legendary Leader Podcast, Cathleen talks about her soon to launch (self-) leadership membership – The Better Leader Academy. It is designed in monthly modules that navigate leadership and empower women leaders to be and feel great in their personal and professional roles we take on in life.


Listen in to learn what is included in The Better Leader Academy membership and how it will help you learn and create connections with the people around you. You will also learn about the immense value you will achieve by being part of the Better Leader Community.



Key Takeaways:

  • How Cathleen is helping women leaders re-achieve their unclear goals and become legendary leaders.
  • How having a ‘gym’ for self-leadership skills is adding value.
  • The importance of building a relationship with yourself through self-care, communication, and how you impact others.
  • How to have a genuine interest in helping others in & outside of organizations.


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Episode Timeline:

  • [0:42] Intro
  • [1:25] The goals and benefits of The Better Leader Academy.
  • [6:34] Helping you understand the characteristics of who The Better Leader Academy belongs to.
  • [9:28] The purpose of the program in making you have more influence on others.
  • [11:22] What is included in The Better Leader Academy to help you learn and create connections with people.
  • [14:37] Why and how the membership is going to add value to you and not have you feeling forced to be in it.
  • [15:34] The first module - learning how to become your own coach from October.
  • [16:14] The second module - understanding your qualities to help you move towards your goals and enhance your relationship.
  • [16:56] The third module - the relationship with yourself and its impact on others.
  • [17:23] The rest of the modules to be covered in The Better Leader Academy for the rest of the months.
  • [22:40] Learn about the bonus modules that you will find in the program.
  • [24:33] Mistakes that Cathleen made in leadership, her learning journey, and her passion for helping other women leaders.


Standout Quotes:

  • “The Better Leader Academy is for you if you’re driven, high achieving professional woman in a leadership role or if you’re about to step into a leadership role.”- Cathleen [6:53]


  • “If you feel you’re not enough, that will show even if you don’t share it with others.”- Cathleen [17:05]


  • “It is really important that we become braver in our lives and give proper chances a proper go.”- Cathleen [18:21]



Find | Cathleen Merkel


On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel

On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching

On LinkedIn: @CathleenMerkel




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About Cathleen: 

As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!
Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come. 
At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future. 
With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.


Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!


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