Why are women perceived (or misunderstood) as angry? And, what can we do about it? That's just one of the many topics covered during my conversation with Leslie Lyons. Leslie is Founder of Bombshell Movement Studio in Chicago (a sensual movement studio), host of the Beyond the Pole: Tales from the CEO podcast, and a sales and leadership coach for female entrepreneurs. 

Together we also discuss embracing your “too muchness,” using your quiet strength to speak up, and exploring women’s empowerment in some nontraditional ways. We also have a very candid conversation about Christianity.

“The work of feminism, at the heart of it is liberation, and liberation starts with using your voice.” Leslie Lyons

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Leslie’s personal story of how she came to her work as a leadership coach and owner of a sensual movement studio in Chicago. (4:54)
  • Anger’s purpose and why women are perceived (and misunderstood) as angry and what we can do about it. (7:42)
  • How a woman can embrace her ‘too-muchness’ “You weren’t put on this Earth to blend into the background.” (20:59)
  • Unshakeable leadership – what it is and some ways women can harness it. (30:33)
  • We discuss Christianity, self-awareness, and how our spirituality evolved over time. (36:34)

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Leslie Lyons is the Founder of Bombshell Movement Studio in Chicago, host of the Beyond the Pole: Tales from the CEO podcast, and a sales and leadership coach for female entrepreneurs. With a background in corporate sales, youth ministry (yes, she's a Christian and the owner of a pole studio!), and as a leader for studio owners throughout the US, Leslie has spent her life pouring into women emotionally and spiritually. Now, more than ever, her dedication to helping entrepreneurial women lead with their heart and head is the exact type of leadership we need.   Having been a sales coach to brick and mortar business owners for years, Leslie has noticed that what many female business owners see as a sales problem is actually a leadership problem. A conversation with Leslie on how to distinguish between the two could include any of the following talking points: How do you determine if your problem is a sales or leadership problem? The particular importance of leading with values for a brick-and-mortar business How self-discovery typing impacts the way we show up (especially under pressure) Strategies to course correct in the middle of sales conversations Your listeners will walk away from this conversation with deep insight into how their ability to lead with their values impacts their ability to generate consistent sales for their local businesses.

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