How Audacious Leaders Get the Freakin’ Job Done – In Just 7 Minutes with Nancy Jonker

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  • Learn why increasing self-confidence and letting go of self-doubt as an audacious leader is not just a matter of the mind.
  • Discover how an audacious leader can actually use their bodies to shift their thinking, change our attitudes, and foster greater poise and self-assurance
  • Learn why you need to be audacious to move forward in your life, to not live according to our doubts and insecurities but to really press forward with courage strength and vulnerability

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Summary

Nancy Jonker, Ph.D. has over 31 years of experience in the leadership transformation space and has mentored over 220 leaders on four different continents. She is the founder of Audacious Leaders M.O. — a program that catapults leaders to new heights through leveraging mindset and the four key strengths of their team.

In this episode, Nancy shares how she helps audacious leaders become confident and effective in business, life, and relationships and rapidly remove roadblocks, leverage the four key strengths of their leadership team and get the freakin job done!

Check out these episode highlights:

  • 01:21 – Nancy’s ideal client: My ideal clients are high-level business leaders, business owners, leaders of organizations. I like to refer to them as audacious leaders. They’re visionary, they’ve got their eye on how to position the company or organization into the future but they’re not always sure how to get their team to enact their vision.
  • 01:47 – Problem she helps solve: These leaders are often exhausted and frustrated. They’re doing too much troubleshooting, trying to make up for what their teams aren’t doing. And so, I help them turn that scenario around because what happens is, they start having health issues and relationship issues and have less fun in life. So, we come in, we identified their signature strengths and those in their team and we determine what the roadblocks are so we can remove them.
  • 02:38 – Problem she helps solve: Oftentimes they’re overwhelmed, they’re overworked and then they start walking this tightrope of not knowing how much they can expect from their team. They don’t know how tolerant or patient to be. When to push for better performance. And that since they don’t really know what the roadblocks are, they don’t know how to solve it and they can’t get the frickin’ job done.
  • 03:27 – Common mistakes people make when trying to solve that problem: These leaders end up just working harder. They take on more. They sometimes blame themselves.
  • 05:03 – Nancy’s Valuable Free Action(VFA): If you don’t know what your own strengths are as a leader, that’s the first place to start. Do a strengths inventory, write down all the things that you believe you’re good at that come naturally to you.
  • 07:30 – Nancy’s Valuable Free Resource(VFR):Top 10 Breakthrough Steps You Can Start Today: audaciousnow.com/breakthrough
  • 07:37 – Q:’Why audacious?’ A: We need to be audacious to move forward in our lives. To not live according to our doubts and insecurities but to really press forward with courage strength and vulnerability.

Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode:

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Info about our correspondent host:Travis has a background in sales, marketing, and strategy, and left the corporate world several years ago to start his own agency. As a copywriter by trade, his biggest skill is putting the right words, in front of the right people, at the right time. Travis has developed go-to-market strategies for grassroots apps to Fortune 500 and helped optimize up to $50k per day in Facebook Ad spend for one of the biggest startups in Asia.

Transcript
(Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast)

Travis Bennett:[00:00:09] Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of Marketing The Invisible. My name is Travis Bennett and I’m rocking it to you out of Yangon in Myanmar. Proving that you can really be anywhere in the world and build your business into a success. I’m joined today by Nancy Jonker. Nancy, it’s a very, very great, great thing to have you on the call today.

Nancy Jonker: [00:00:27] Thanks, Travis. Great to be here.

Travis Bennett:[00:00:30] Great. And where are you coming to us from today?

Nancy Jonker: [00:00:33] I’m from Michigan, the freshwater state here in the US.

Travis Bennett: [00:00:37] Awesome. Awesome. For those of you who don’t know Nancy, I’ll just introduce her really quick. She’s got 31 years of experience in leadership transformation and is the founder of Audacious Leaders, a program that catapults leaders to new heights through mindset and tapping into the four key strengths of their team.

Travis Bennett: [00:00:55] Nancy, it’s a pleasure to have you on the show today. The title of what we’re going to talk about is “How Audacious Leaders Get the Freakin Job Done”, and she’s going to explain everything in just seven minutes which is going to be amazing.

Nancy Jonker:[00:01:10] You bet.

Travis Bennett: [00:01:11] So I’m going to set the timer and we’re going to get started. So, Nancy question number one, who is your ideal client?

Nancy Jonker:[00:01:19] My ideal clients are high-level business leaders, business owners, leaders of organizations. I like to refer to them as audacious leaders. They’re visionary, they’ve got their eye on how to position the company or organization into the future but they’re not always sure how to get their team to enact their vision.

Travis Bennett: [00:01:39] So we’ve got six minutes 30 seconds on the clock. And for these audacious leaders, what’s the problem that you’re solving for them?

Nancy Jonker: [00:01:47] Well these leaders are often exhausted and frustrated. They’re doing too much troubleshooting, trying to make up for what their teams aren’t doing. And so, I help them turn that scenario around because what happens is, they start having health issues and relationship issues and have less fun in life. So, we come in, we identified their signature strengths and those in their team and we determine what the roadblocks are so we can remove them.

Travis Bennett: [00:02:15] Okay. That’s interesting because I guess one of the challenges you have is you want to get leaders to reach their full potential, right?

Nancy Jonker: [00:02:22] Yup, we sure do.

Travis Bennett: [00:02:25] Cool. Okay. So, we’ve got five minutes 41 on the clock. What are the typical symptoms that your leaders experience if they don’t have you on board or helping out when they’re struggling with these roadblocks themselves?

Nancy Jonker: [00:02:38] Yeah well there’s that level of frustration and exhaustion that we talked about. Oftentimes they’re overwhelmed, they’re overworked and then they start walking this tightrope of not knowing how much they can expect from their team. They don’t know how tolerant or patient to be. When to push for better performance. And that since they don’t really know what the roadblocks are, they don’t know how to solve it and they can’t get the frickin’ job done.

Travis Bennett: [00:03:04] Which is definitely no good, right?

Nancy Jonker: [00:03:07] Right.

Travis Bennett: [00:03:09] Okay. So, I guess that kind of leads us into the next question. We’ve got four minutes fifty-five on the clock, so doing really good for time. But then, when they’re trying to do this themselves but they don’t have the help that they need, what are the common problems that people experience with this kind of situation?

Nancy Jonker: [00:03:27] Yeah well what we find is that these leaders end up just working harder. They take on more. They sometimes blame themselves. They might become more resigned. They might have actually a diminishment of their vision because they’re no longer sure what they can realistically do. And so, it’s just sort of goes down this grade. And so, they kind of limp along as they get more exhausted and overwhelmed. They lose some of their resources, right? So, their mindset begins to diminish, I guess there’s a good word. And then they’re often, they’re not using actual data to make sure that their team members are doing the right things and that the right people are doing the jobs, right? So again, we come in and we help them get that data so that the right people are doing the right things for the right reasons and they get the frickin job done and of course that elevates their life and their business.

Travis Bennett: [00:04:29] Yeah. Because it’s, when your business succeeds everything else kind of, you’re happy about everything else. You don’t want to take the stress of problems in the workplace back home with you because that’s just a recipe for disaster.

Nancy Jonker: [00:04:42] You got it. You got it, Travis.

Travis Bennett: [00:04:45] Cool. So, three minutes 13 seconds on the clock, we’re doing really really well here. What’s one valuable free piece of advice, like an action, that people listening in today can take away, and they can implement, that can maybe help them overcome some of these challenges that we talked about?

Nancy Jonker: [00:05:03] Yeah. That’s a great question. And the answer is all premised on the foundation of being fully yourself. If you don’t know what your own strengths are as a leader, that’s the first place to start. Do a strengths inventory, write down all the things that you believe you’re good at that come naturally to you. Get some feedback from five to 10 people who know you well. And then compare what the role is that you’re doing day to day and make sure that your strengths are matching the things that you’re doing. And then, of course, this is what you can do for your team. So maybe you start with either high performing or less high performing individuals in your team and you do that same thing. Write down all of the strengths that they have and then you write down the requirements of what you’re asking them to do in their role and you want to make sure that there’s a match. When there’s not a match then things can get re-figured. So that you’re really leveraging the strengths of yourself and your team. That is how people get a frickin’ job done.

Travis Bennett: [00:06:08] For sure because it’s, kind of taps into what Tom says about you wake up and you do what it is you want to do, right? If you’re not doing those things it’s not going to be done to the best of your ability.

Nancy Jonker:[00:06:20] Right. Right. And I’ll just add one other thing when people are trying to shift their level of frustration or energy, one of the things that we know is so helpful is to use the body to change the mind. And so, if they can do power poses any expansive pose for two minutes it decreases the cortisol, the stress hormone, and increases testosterone, the confidence hormone.

Travis Bennett: [00:06:47] That’s what you’re doing before we started, right? , these poses, that’s very cool.

Nancy Jonker: [00:06:51] Yes.

Travis Bennett: [00:06:53] Okay. A minute left. So, we’re, we’re doing still, still doing very well. Do you have one valuable free resource that we could direct some listeners to who maybe want some further help with this problem? They want to dive into it a little bit more.

Nancy Jonker: [00:07:07] Yes. So, I’ve got 10 breakthrough action steps for audacious leaders, power poses is the first one on there.

Travis Bennett: [00:07:14] Excellent.

Nancy Jonker: [00:07:15] But there are nine additional ones for the great resource.

Travis Bennett:[00:07:18] Okay. And we can access that at audaciousnow.com/breakthrough. You can just pop your name and email address into the sign-up form and you’ll be able to download that straight away, right?

Nancy Jonker: [00:07:30] That’s right.

Travis Bennett:[00:07:31] Perfect. Perfect. Doing really good. And twenty-three seconds left. Last question. What’s the one thing I should have asked that I didn’t get to yet?

Nancy Jonker: [00:07:40] So the question would be, why audacious? And the answer is because we need to be audacious to move forward in our lives. To not live according to our doubts and insecurities but to really press forward with courage strength and vulnerability.

Travis Bennett: [00:07:58] Wow. Powerful. That was, uh, okay, that’s it. Thank you so much, Nancy, for your time today. It’s been a pleasure speaking to you.

Nancy Jonker: [00:08:05] Likewise Travis.

Travis Bennett: [00:08:07] Cool. Cheers and have a nice day.

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