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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Dec 25, 2019


Our 9th podcast episode, in the Legendary Leaders series, sees us back chatting with Sarah Weiler, owner of Power of Uke, TedX Speaker, Comedian and DJ. Sarah kicks things off sharing an insight she’s experienced where there’s a tendency to make work harder for ourselves because we feel the need to be ‘too busy’ and almost overwhelmed to prove that we are working hard. Sarah explains that when things happen that feel a bit easy, we question what we did, and almost talk ourselves into believing we didn’t work hard enough. She alludes to surrendering in order to allow ourselves to find something easy and enjoyable and accept it as just that. 
Sarah continues the theme of pressure by talking about how people often don’t quit something until they end up in crisis, and as such quitting is seen as a negative, something associated with burn out and drama. She reframes quitting and describes it as deciding something no longer serves you or you’ve reached as far as something’s going to take you.
During the podcast we are introduced to the ‘Quitting Quadrant’ tool which involves understanding the level of interest and level of discomfort you have with a project or challenge. Sarah explains the four quadrants and how they can be used to understand where we are and what we need to do next, as well as being a useful tool to trigger conversations about what we’re doing and whether it’s right. The key benefit, Sarah shares with us, is that the Quitting Quadrant helps you to learn quickly if something is working for you or not, and if not, you can move on without shame. 
Sarah finishes the podcast with some top tips, including the importance of having time not working, a restoring phase, as well as being kinder by allowing ourselves to not be on edge the whole time. 
She also suggests at the end of each day focusing not on what you have done but ask yourself how have you been.
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In this episode you will learn: 
How you can use the Quitting Quadrant to understand what is working for you and where something isn’t, quitting without shame.
How to be kinder to yourself from acknowledging success and achievement even in those times when things feel easy, to asking yourself how have you been, rather than what have you done today.
The importance of taking time out from work to restore and recharge and the positive impact that will have on your work
About Cathleen:
As a trained Leadership & Mindset Coach, Facilitator and Keynote Speaker Cathleen supports high achieving but worn-out Women in Corporates create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. 
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 people turn their careers around so that they start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the Mondays to come. 
Her proven 6-step "Legend Framework" helps Leaders go from feeling lost, lacking confidence and clarity about their career to owning their next career step, feeling at ease with themselves and others, excited about their future and able to tackle any obstacle that may get in their way. At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future. 
She works with action takers who really want to make an impact on the world around them - people who are driven by purpose. If you are a female high-achiever and you are ready to take your career to the next level whilst fully enjoying your personal life, then get in touch! 
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 leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development projects within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations. These are exactly the experiences that made her choose to help leaders across the world step out of the “daily hamster wheel” and into a life of purpose, inspiration and courage to live a life on their own terms. 
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About Sarah Weiler:
Sarah has spent the last 12 years teaching, facilitating and coaching all over the world and working hard to build a life full of activities that make her feel alive. These include: Power of Uke (using the ukulele to access Growth Mindset and Creativity in corporate organisations like Google and PWC), Rye Laughs Comedy night, DJing, stand-up comedy, career and life coaching, teaching money mindset, becoming a TEDx speaker around the topic of Quitting and most recently creating The Carousel. Her claim to fame is her GDPR comedy song, which went viral.
Having so many things on the go at the same time can lead to overwhelm if we're trying to do them all at the same time, and feeling as though we not giving all the attention to all things at all times. Enter then the concept of the Carousel, devised by Sarah Weiler, who honours that having variety in life and career doesn't have to mean doing all the things at the same time, and that variety can also mean focus. Not one or the other.
Day of Musical Joy - December 8: Email Sarah