The Executive Coaching Podcast

Join Elisia Keown, Executive Coach and Founder of Keown Coaching, on The Executive Coaching Podcast!

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As a busy Leader with a large team, you don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to researching how to solve the challenges with leading people that come up in the workplace, however, it’s those issues that are keeping you up at night. You want to focus on leading your team to WIN, and you’re stuck spending time thinking about how to solve an issue with your team instead. You’d love to focus on the business at hand, but you can’t get past dealing with the issues with people that keep coming up at work.

This podcast will offer short episodes that tackle the themes and trends that come up most often for C-suite and Executive Leaders and the applicable coaching solutions that you can take away and implement immediately to make a difference.

If you'd like immediate support with the issues you’re facing as a Leader, then click here to book a call with Elisia.

You'll be able to dive right into your most immediate challenge and work directly with Elisia to help you generate solutions to move you and your team forward to success.

Ep 30: Performance Reviews: A Leadership Guide for the New Year

Today we're kicking off the new year with a critical discussion on performance reviews. Crafting and delivering performance reviews can be a daunting task, but in this episode, we unravel the complexities and explore the significance of this annual ritual. Ever wondered why performance reviews are essential for organizational success? Or how your leadership style influences the process? You'll learn ...
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Ep 29: What Does It Take To Achieve Success?

What does it truly take to reach your goals? While determination and positive thoughts are necessary, there are often overlooked elements that play a crucial role in your journey. In this episode, I will share several tips to plan ahead for the objectives you want to set. You will hear about the rollercoaster of emotions associated with goal planning, from ...
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Ep 28: Celebrating 2023’s Achievements and Cultivating Resilience

I've had the privilege of coaching many incredible individuals this year, witnessing their resilience in navigating the complexities of leadership and the workforce. So, in this episode, I will reflect on the remarkable achievements of 2023 that I have seen YOU make. To all the senior leaders out there who have faced unimaginable struggles with grace, you've truly been killing ...
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Ep 27: Navigating Tough Conversations with Skill and Curiosity

Discover the art of facing tough conversations as a leader head-on in this episode. Many leaders find themselves grappling with avoidance tactics, whether it's the looming anxiety, the relentless dread, or those sleepless nights. If you've ever felt the weight of challenging discussions, worry not. Today I share tips to guide you through the maze and emerge on the other ...
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Ep 26: Mastering Self-Leadership with Kara Gaisie

Today Kara Gaisie delves into the crucial art of self-management for leaders. Contrary to common belief, managing others pales in comparison to the challenges of managing oneself. In this episode, Kara explores the psychology behind our reluctance to embrace discomfort and the risks associated with neglecting self-management. Discover the power of understanding and addressing internal issues, and how your actions ...
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Ep 25: Year-End Reflections: Checking In on Your Goals

As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Some of us are eager to tie up loose ends, while others are gearing up for one final sprint. It's a perfect moment for a goal check-in. Take a moment to pause, reflect, and recenter on your aspirations. Where do you stand in relation to your goals, ...
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Ep 24: Presentation Energy: The Key to Meeting Success

Are we overemphasizing the minutiae in our meetings at the expense of the bigger picture? The words within our speech hold importance, but the true essence of a successful presentation lies in the energy you bring to the room. In this episode, we explore the intricacies of preparing for a presentation or meeting, with a focus on executive presence, presentation ...
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Ep 23: Coaching vs. Directing Your Team as a Leader

Have you ever found yourself eager to jump into "fix it" mode when a team member presents a challenge, craving swift solutions to maintain productivity? The balancing act of when to coach, providing guidance, and when to provide clear direction can be daunting. In this episode, we explore the art of active listening as a leader and how to discern ...
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Ep 22: Embracing Negative Feelings for Leadership Success

As leaders, understanding and effectively dealing with our emotions is paramount. In this episode, we explore the idea that it's not only acceptable, but necessary to acknowledge and embrace negative feelings. Often, we set unrealistic expectations of perpetual happiness for ourselves, which can lead to disappointment and frustration. But by recognizing that life consists of a balance between positive and ...
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Ep 21: Empowering Middle Managers: Navigating Challenges and Building Support

Have you ever wondered why so many middle managers are leaving their roles in search of new opportunities? The answer lies in their growing sense of undervaluation and overwork, coupled with the realization that there are better avenues for aligning with their personal goals. This mass exodus is driven by burnout resulting from relentless changes in the workplace, whether it's ...
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Ep 20: Taking Massive Action: Leading Through Discomfort and Failure 

Can fear be a compass guiding us towards success? In today's episode, we explore the concept of "massive action" and its significance in leadership. Imagine a journey where every stride is confident, every stumble a stepping stone, and the goal is pursued with unrelenting excitement. But what exactly is "massive action"? It's not just motion; it's an unyielding commitment to ...
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Ep 19: Decoding Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking is a concept that often arises in executive-level conversations, with many emphasizing its importance in leadership roles. However, the term can sometimes seem elusive and intimidating, leading some to question their own capabilities in this area. In this episode, I aim to demystify the concept of strategic thinking and shed light on its true essence. Listen in as ...
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