How we define success is often influenced by those around us, society, the industry that we work in—outsiders whose opinions aren’t really relevant to our sense of self. The most important factor in your success and how you operate as a leader is you.
Today’s guest is Nicole Kalil, a coach, podcast host, author, and speaker, who I met at a retreat where we bonded over wanting less with intention instead of more, more, more. She’s here today to chat with me about what it looks like to embrace our own definition of success.
In today’s episode, Nicole also shares why it’s important to lead yourself, get out of your comfort zone, and adopt a growth mindset. She also gives us her best advice on what you can do today to start building trust and confidence in yourself and what you want for your business.
On Today’s Show You’ll Learn:
- Nicole’s definition of success, how it has evolved over time, and how she has learned to feel good in her own skin
- Where to start in learning how to trust yourself on your own journey, and how to recognize what is for you (and what is not)
- The importance of being a leader to yourself, first and foremost
- How scarcity mindset creeps into your sense of confidence, and how to replace it with a growth mindset
- How coaching and mentorship can help you build trust and confidence in yourself, and why it is actually an investment in yourself
- Learning the distinction between something not meant for you and something uncomfortable (growth happens outside of your comfort zone, after all)
- Nicole’s advice for one simple thing you can do today to start building confidence and trust in yourself
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Nicole Kalil is more than slightly obsessed with confidence and what it takes to both build and keep it. She spent the bulk of her professional life with a Fortune 500 company, where her passion for leadership and her commitment to building her own confidence led her to become the first female Chief Development Officer in 160 year company history.
Since starting her own company, Nicole has coached hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs, consults with Fortune 500 companies, hosts the “This Is Woman’s Work” Podcast, and speaks to leaders across the country about the “not-so-secret” secrets of Confidence.
Both of Nicole’s parents immigrated to the United States, her father from Mexico and her mother from Germany, making her a first generation American. She credits her father in teaching her strong work ethic, confidence, and willingness to take risks. Her mother taught her the organizational skills and effective time management that allows for her to excel in complex and challenging roles.
Her values are Commitment, Courage, Authenticity, and (you guessed it) Confidence, and she is focused on demonstrating these on a daily basis. Maintaining harmony in her different roles of mother, wife, and business owner successfully is an ongoing challenge, and choice management is a much more important skill today than it ever was.
She is a self-admitted “foodie” and enjoys wine tasting and reading in whatever free time she has!
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Nicole podcast, This is Woman’s Work
Nicole’s book, Validation Is for Parking
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