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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Jan 5, 2022


How often do you support and encourage other women? Are you open to requesting help or receiving support from other women? It is time for all women and men included to stand up and empower other women to make the much-needed difference in diversity.  

In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have Jane Finette, author of Unlocked and the founder and executive director of The Coaching Fellowship. She’s a passionate women and girls advocate, and her organization is a non-profit that helps advance young women social change leaders, and their work throughout the world. Jane thrives on empowering and supporting women social changemakers to become the best leaders they can be in their organizations.  

Listen in to learn about the beauty of supporting and empowering other women and being open to receiving the same. You will also learn the value of taking feminist action towards empowering women to start making a difference.  

This podcast is sponsored by InnerProfessional online training programs. With courses geared specifically for Legendary Leaders, InnerProfessional provides an extraordinary catalog of leadership and professional development programs unlike any online training you’ve experienced before.  


Key Takeaways: 

  • How to stand up for other women experiencing discrimination at the workplace. 
  • How to give help and support to other women and ask for help in return.  
  • Why we all need to take feminist actions and make progress our agenda.  

Episode timeline: 

  • [1:13] Intro  
  • [4:50] Jane on her moving countries experiences and living in different places.  
  • [7:05] She explains her meaning of diversity in experiences, backgrounds, and cultures.  
  • [11:01] The diversity struggles Jane experienced growing up in the UK during her time.  
  • [13:58] How you can stand up and encourage other women at the workplace, especially in tech.  
  • [19:04] How to empower other women by supporting, nurturing, and wanting the best for them.  
  • [22:25] Understanding some of the core reasons why women don’t help other women.  
  • [28:14] Unlock – Jane’s book on the power of unlocking the potential of a woman.  
  • [31:59] The habits we need to develop to make a difference in women empowerment.  
  • [36:44] Why she started an organization that supports women social changemakers.  
  • [40:37] She shares some of the success stories that she has experienced at Coaching Fellowship. 
  • [44:14] She describes her purpose as the ability to help everyone show up to their full potential.   
  • [45:22] Jane talks future plans and programs with The Coaching Fellowship.  



  • “It’s often on you to request for support.”- Jane Finette [23:20] 
  • “The most beautiful experience is to be able to ask for help and to receive help.”- Cathleen Merkel [25:43] 
  • “When you unlock the potential of a woman, you have the potential to unlock many more people in her wake.”- Jane Finette [28:24] 
  • “What we need is an increase in the level of human consciousness so that we can have more diverse conversations and decision-making.”- Jane Finette [30:16] 



Find | Cathleen Merkel 


On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel 

On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching 

On LinkedIn: @CathleenMerkel 


Find | Jane Finette 

The Coaching Fellowship - if you would like to support our women social change makers directly:   

Jane’s website: 

Book:  AND book proceeds go to The Coaching Fellowship!) 

On LinkedIn:  

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About Jane Finette: 

Author, leadership expert, Jane Finette is Founder and Executive Director of The Coaching Fellowship, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young women social change leaders. 
A 2020 Women Forward Gold Award winner from the Business Council for Peace, Jane’s passion, expertise, and two decades of experience is anchored at the intersection of technology and human potential. At her core, she empowers individuals and communities to solve the world's largest, most persistent, and perennial problems. She is the author of the new book Unlocked - How Empowered Women Empower Women, a referendum on women's inequality and a toolkit for levelling the playing field for women and girls.  


About Cathleen Merkel:   

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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