Attuned Leadership™ for Women Podcast

Welcome to Attuned Leadership™ for Women, the podcast that challenges the status quo so professional women can avoid burnout, break barriers, level the playing field, and savor the success they’ve worked so hard to build.

Join me, Dr. Crystal Frazee, PT, a women’s health and leadership expert, author, and busy mom of two fierce little girls to learn the secrets of successful female leadership I’ve learned over the past 15 years and that traditional leadership overlooks.

I want to teach you how to turn the invisible challenges you face, ranging from gender bias and stereotypes to the impact of perimenopause on performance, into opportunity and advantage. This workshop-style show is created for established leaders and aspiring ones and will save you time, energy, and frustration by listening.

Join the Attuned Leadership™ movement and rewrite your rules of success and satisfaction by subscribing to the show! 

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Would you like decision-making to feel more clear and easy? Do you often prioritize others’ needs over your own? How much time and energy could you save if you set healthier boundaries? This episode guides you to listen to subtle cues from your body and leverage them to make better decisions and establish boundaries without self-doubt. 

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Curious about how you can accelerate reaching your career goals, break through barriers, and achieve personal fulfillment? In this episode, Dr. Crystal Frazee, PT shares real-life coaching success stories, an overview of the revolutionary four-step Attuned Leadership coaching method, and insights on how executive coaching can turbocharge your approach to leadership and resilience.

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Are you wondering if climbing the career ladder is truly worth the added stress and pressure? You’re not alone. Tune in as organizational development specialist Melena Strehlow shares her inspiring journey from surviving toxic work environments and burnout to discovering the courage to prioritize well-being. Learn about her experience with career downshifting—an often-overlooked strategy that allows you to slow down, recharge, and ultimately accelerate your personal and professional growth.

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Are you aware of the powerful impact nonverbal communication has on how others perceive you as a woman leader? It’s one of the most overlooked leadership development strategies, yet it has significant potential to drive your success. In this episode, Dr. Crystal Frazee, PT shares evidence-backed ways hand gestures, facial expressions, and body movements convey presence and competence (or the opposite). You’ll want to take notes and experiment with these tips to maximize getting buy-in for your ideas and building trust with your teams and stakeholders. 

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Ever felt tongue-tied in crucial moments at work? Join me in this episode with Alexia Vernon, an expert in executive communications. We explore the challenges of speaking as a woman leader, handling speaking discomfort, and crafting impactful messages. Gain insights on when to assert your voice, whether climbing the corporate ladder, advocating for change, or enhancing your presence. This discussion is your path to vocal empowerment, unveiling secrets to speak up and stand out with grace and impact.

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Negotiation is not just for the boardroom – it’s a skill we use every day. Join me and negotiation expert Lucia Kanter St. Amour as we dive into the art of negotiation for professional women.

She shares how to flex your negotiation muscle in all areas of your life, from work to home. In this show, you’ll learn practical strategies and gain the confidence to advocate for yourself and those around you. Let’s make every conversation count!

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Ready to crack the code on self-promotion without the cringe as a woman leader? Dive into Dr. Crystal Frazee’s latest conversation with Anthea Rowe, the PR expert who’s mastered the art of making your achievements shine, minus the awkwardness and second-guessing.

Listen to her strategies on how to tackle the common (invisible) communication challenges women face, like the “prove it again” phenomenon and the likability trap. This isn’t just about climbing the ladder; it’s about owning your narrative with confidence and class to advance your career and get the recognition your hard work deserves.

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

This episode is a kick-off to a new podcast series focused on giving professional women solutions to the most important communication challenges they face at work and home. Tune in for Dr. Crystal Frazee’s tips for managing things like being talked over, facing biases, feeling ick with self-promotion, and the struggle to balance assertiveness and likability.

In this first episode, she provides a deeper understanding of why these challenges exist for all women and shares powerful questions to help you decode your own patterns. Listen in to learn how to get your voice heard!

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

In this episodeDr. Crystal Frazee is joined by Jess Galica, author of the book “Leap: Why It’s Time to Let Go and Get Ahead in Your Career.” Together, they dive into their personal stories of overcoming work discontent plus Jess shares her insights from interviewing 150 corporate women with the same challenges and desires for career satisfaction.

This show is packed with effective, simple, and doable strategies that can make a big impact on your career journey. From real tips for navigating stress and imposter syndrome to finding your unicorn space and making deeply intentional choices, these career fulfillment tips will empower you to create the success and fulfillment you deserve.

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

In this episode, Dr. Crystal Frazee challenges the traditional New Year’s resolution mindset. Instead of adding more to our already full plates, she suggests we consider what we can remove to create more white space in our lives and shares insights on setting stress-free intentions that lead to fulfillment rather than burnout.

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

In this episode of Attuned Leadership for Women, Dr. Crystal Frazee is joined by Misty Heggeness, gender economics expert and author of the forthcoming book Swiftynomics, to discuss the practical applications of women reclaiming an economy that works for them. It’s packed not just with theoretical ideas that will inspire you, but with simple actions to break gender stereotypes at work and embrace more authenticity to thrive in your own life. Tune in to hear Misty name the specific barriers women, like you, face and hear her examples of how she’s used the power of reinvention for more success in her life.

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With the added pressures of work, family, and societal expectations, it can be challenging for you, as a professional woman, to navigate the demands of the holiday season. Dr. Crystal Frazee shares strategies for preventing burnout and finding ways to enjoy the holidays without overworking. 

If you tend to overestimate what you can do and underestimate the recovery you’ll need to sustain your energy then you’ll want to listen to this episode more than once! It should be at the top of every woman’s pre-holiday to-do list!

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

This is the second episode of a two-part series going deep into leadership identity for women. Tune in to get my step-by-step guidance to refining your leadership identity whether you’re an emerging or an already established leader.

I share prompts and questions that will inspire you to spend some time journaling and reflecting on your leadership journey. It’s like having a private coaching call with me.

Discover how my story of leading others up the mountain and corralling them to the finish line can relate to how you lead in your organization.

You won’t want to miss it!

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

In this first episode of a two-part series, I’m debunking the myth that women in leadership lack drive and commitment. The truth is that women are equally hardworking and ambitious, but they often face the challenge of being underestimated in their leadership capabilities. 

The good news? I have a game-changing strategy for you: developing your leadership identity. Listen to this shorter, value-packed show to learn what it means, why it’s crucial, and how it can smooth your path to success, whether you’re an emerging leader or an established one.

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

Have you ever wondered how some women seem to have mastered the elusive ‘work-life balance’ and wish you could get behind the scenes to watch them in action? In this episode, Dr. Crystal Frazee has a personal and thought-provoking discussion with Nathalie Lussier, the mastermind behind a thriving software company, mom to two little kids, and permaculture farmer to hear her wisdom. 

Together, they tackle the genuine challenges that professional women encounter and share practical strategies to help you redefine success to prioritize your personal sustainability and fulfillment. Tune in as they delve into the significance of managing expectations, setting realistic goals, and the concept of “enough” in both professional and personal spheres. 

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In this episode, Mita Fitzjohn and I journey through the complex landscape of all-women work environments and leadership spaces. Together, we delve into the profound impact of these environments on women’s well-being, career progression, and self-assurance. We unravel the intricate web of factors that shape women’s success in the workplace and explore how all-women workspaces compare to mixed-gender counterparts.

Join us as we tackle topics ranging from the “Queen Bee Syndrome” and the challenges of working in male-dominated leadership realms to imposter syndrome and gender bias in the workplace. Discover the potential benefits of all-women work environments, such as fostering community, psychological safety, and a sense of belongingness. We’ll also discuss their limitations, the quest for gender equity, and the imperative need for systemic changes within organizations.

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

In this episode, Dr. Crystal Frazee leads you through a practical technique that will up-level your time management as a professional woman seeking greater control over your life. You’ll learn a new feminist spin on the Eisenhower Matrix, a proven tool that has been taught in leadership development for years, but using this approach will address the invisible challenges you’re facing as a woman. This is a strategy she uses herself and teaches to her executive coaching clients.

Don’t miss this episode; it’s the key when everything feels urgent and important and nothing feels like it can be delegated or eliminated to put you back in control and make sure you’re sustainable!

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

Amidst the relentless tempo of our productivity-driven world, visionary leader Ixchel Lunar introduces a breath of fresh air. In this episode, Ixchel joins me on a thought-provoking exploration: the art of befriending time instead of futilely trying to master it.

Through the magic of simple rituals and reconnecting with our bodies, Ixchel asserts that we can break free from the constraints of time scarcity and glide into a state of flow.

This conversation transcends conventional time management strategies, delving into the cultural origins of time scarcity, naming the invisible hurdles women leaders encounter daily, and equips us with the tools to feel more satisfied using these practical, powerful shifts.

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

In this episode of Attuned Leadership for Women, I’m sharing products and daily rituals that are valuable in your stress resilience toolkit. From simplifying nutrition’s vital role in stress management to the wonders of adaptogens, and crafting rituals with sensory support tools, this episode is one you’ll want to bookmark for easy to implement ways to boost energy, mood, and focus so stress does not hold you back.

Dr. Crystal Frazee on Stress Resilience for Women Leaders

This episode is the pinnacle of the series and reveals the practical knowledge you need for stress resilience to feel doable in your busy life. 

Dr. Crystal Frazee connects the dots between understanding your body’s cues of stress (shared in Episode 009) and how to know which nervous system regulation techniques to use (from Episode 010) for the best stress management with the least amount of time or energy investment.

Tune in and learn how to use the Somatic Attunement Method™ to be unfuckwithable and confident that you can weather any storm that comes your way!

In this episode, join Dr. Crystal Frazee, PT and special guest Shawnee Thornton Hardy, established business owner, author, and international somatics teacher as they unpack a treasure trove of practical, body-based techniques designed to help you master nervous system regulation. They’re not here to throw buzzwords your way – this is about real-world strategies that they use themselves and that have been transformative for their clients. 

The Stress to Strength series continues in Episode 009 as Dr. Crystal Frazee introduces you to the concept of stress mapping as the most effective way for women to identify and manage stress levels. Culturally conditioned to tune out your Body Wisdom, this show walks you through step-by-step to tune in and develop a personalized approach to stress management that will blow everything you’ve learned previously out of the water. 

The truth is that there is no generic ‘self-care’ that will help as much as having the power to identify the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral indicators of stress unique to you. By mastering this skill, you’ll have a competitive edge that also helps you feel more satisfied and sustainable. 

This episode kicks off a new series, “Stress to Strength.” In Part 1, learn the importance of stress resilience in navigating today’s demanding workplace and how essential it is for leaders to balance optimal performance and capacity management to have sustainable, satisfying careers. Dr. Frazee shares how the negative impact of chronic stress on the brain, emotions, and performance are more severe for women and walks you through the practical steps to refine capacity management skills.

Join Dr. Crystal Frazee, PT and Anna Baeten in this candid conversation as they explore the intricacies of power, change, and leadership in organizations. From discussing the glass cliff phenomenon to redefining power dynamics, they provide valuable insights and strategies for women navigating the complexities of the workplace. Gain a deeper understanding of personal and professional power and learn how to leverage it for success in today’s professional world.

Unleash your authentic personal brand in this must-listen episode! Discover why building your brand is crucial for women leaders and get thought-provoking questions to craft yours. Be inspired by Oprah, Merkel, Lizzo, and Taylor Swift. Perfect for aspiring and established leaders, as personal branding evolves with your career. Tune in now and harness the power of your unique brand!

What if you had the key to unlock the doors of upper leadership support to accelerate your career? In this episode, I sit down with the remarkable Barbara Rapaport, who possesses that very key.

Join us for a candid and powerful conversation as we reveal not only how to ensure your visibility and voice are heard but also how to cultivate supportive relationships that open doors and pave the way for your future success. We delve into managing pay inequity, navigating situations where your authority is disregarded, and give invaluable executive coaching advice on forging meaningful connections with upper leadership, which may become your greatest career asset.

This is part 2/2 of a series on confidence. Studies show that women don’t lack confidence as much as they have fear of backlash.

This episode is packed with actionable ways to solve the root problem of fear of backlash, including improving assertive communication skills, building a stronger network, and creating a culture that makes it easy and safe for women to celebrate their accomplishments regularly. 

Part 1/2 of the series on confidence challenges the notion that women lack confidence, suggesting that women feel just as confident in their abilities and leadership skills as their male peers. Therefore, the confidence gap may be more of a myth than a reality. 

To level the playing field, we have to account for the double binds women face, where they must simultaneously appear confident and modest. Confidence is not equally rewarded for men and women in the professional world, and women can face consequences for showing too much confidence because it goes against binary gender norms. Learn the Attuned Leadership™ solutions to these relevant challenges women face.

Traditional leadership approaches focus on outward skills like team building, but your greatest fulfillment and impact will come from inside-out growth. In this second episode of Attuned Leadership for Women, explore the power of your inner voice and how it can impact your success as a leader and satisfaction in life. Delve into the origin of your inner voice, why it’s often so critical, demanding, so quick to dismiss your achievements, and how to stop it from telling you to override your body’s limits. 

Tune in to the very first episode of Attuned Leadership for Women as we delve into the urgent need for change in women’s leadership. Specifically, I share how to say goodbye to burnout, middle management stagnation, and unfulfilled success at the top by unveiling specific Attuned Leadership™ skills. Listen to learn what the Perfection Paradox and Body Wisdom mean and how to practice the important skill of Toggling Out to ease the invisible challenges you face, as a woman, and that traditional approaches overlook.

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