Jun

8

TEE 075: Embracing the Mirror with Linda Yates

Linda Yates

Does it frighten you to look in the mirror? What do you like about the image reflecting back? In episode 75 of the Executive Edge podcast Linda Yates shares how embracing the mirror can assist you in energizing your image from the inside out.

In this episode, you will learn the following:
- How to recognize your strengths
- How to gently receive constructive feedback
- How image stylists look at the mirror
- How the mirror is a powerful tool to build confidence

The mirror is not a tool to be frighten of. The mirror can illuminate the authentic you. As you embrace the mirror light and love will shine back at you. The power that provides is a more confident, polished and positive you. If you would like help on your journey please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Be sure to sign up for our FREE eBook: Uncover the Possible – 12 Keys to Success.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, and Beyond the Clothes, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

May

23

Colors that Highlight You

What colors do you like to wear? Why do you like them? Linda Yates, The Image Energizer shares a tip on how to choose the right color with the appropriate undertone.

There gold or blue undertones in every color. The secret to finding the right undertone for you is to see how your skin, eyes, and/or teeth look with either of the undertones.

Picking the right color for all of the clothes you wear is the key to a positive, confident and professional image.

Thanks for watching Linda’s tips. These tips will assist you in uncovering, realizing and accomplishing your potential. Sign up today for our FREE Newsletter @ www.LindaHYates.com

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

13

Fitness Tip

What do you do to take care of you? Fitness is a big part of reaching our potential in everything else we do. This week’s tip focuses on how a rest week in your fitness routine can be the catalyst to improve your daily fitness routines.

Thanks for watching Linda’s tips. These tips will assist you in uncovering, realizing and accomplishing your potential. Sign up today for our FREE Newsletter @ www.LindaHYates.com

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Oct

27

TEE 059: Self-Image Predicts Success – Leslie Friedman

Leslie Friedman

How do you define success? What do you do when a hiccup comes up and changes your plans? Your self-image will predict success every time that occurs. In episode 59 Leslie Friedman shares how self-image has carried her through the changes she wasn’t expecting.

Leslie Friedman is an Author, Image Consultant, Communications Expert, and Professional Speaker. She specializes in helping individuals harness the power of personal branding to effectively alter their appearance and actions to guarantee personal and professional success. By integrating both personal branding and image control techniques, Leslie offers a unique, inside-out approach to improving communication and ensuring success in the workplace and at home.

Here are some of the highlights from this episode:
- Going with the flow when challenges come up
- Your edge can change throughout your career
- Being flexible with how your career or business evolves
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- How to grow a business in a smaller market
- Being willing to adapt
- The importance of figuring out who you are and what you want
- How your self image predicts your success
- Consciousness and congruency of your personal brand
- Breaking out of your comfort zone
- Importance of being educated in your field
- The rule of six (days, weeks, months)

Tips for dealing with fear or stress:
1. Make a list
2. Do a power pose
3. Don’t act or react immediately

To connect with Leslie Friedman go to: www.Leslie-Friedman.com

Don’t let fear or stress stop you from reaching your potential. As you break the barriers that you or someone else puts upon you, you will feel empowered.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Dec

22

TEE 044: Kick-Start Your Dreams – April Estrada

April Estrada

Do you have a dream or an idea you think is impossible? On episode 44 of The Executive Edge podcast April Estrada shares how an idea to innovate has been the kick-start to her dreams.

April Estrada is Co-Founder and Product Manager for The Undress, Inc. With a background in Visual Arts Media and minor in Psychology from University California San Diego, she has helped the vision of The Undress come to life. She and her family have personally worked on everything The Undress – from choosing the best material and print pattern to cutting and sewing every stitch of the dress, they’ve done it all!

She’s also been a part of a start-up video production company, founded by The Undress co-founder, Dennis Caco, called Tekno Vikings. April worked as a videographer, scriptwriter, editor and director. She also served as the Fashion Show Coordinator for The Hammer Festival, sparking her interest in an active lifestyle and with active lifestyle brands.

The Undress is innovation that solves a problem for women to change their clothes after doing a workout in a modest way. They were highlighted on Good Morning America and won the Fashion Face Off section with Daymond John from Shark Tank as the judge.

The Undress raised enough money for 8,000 dresses through their kick-start campaign on www.Kickstarter.com.

April loves being an entrepreneur!

Highlights from this episode:
- Being open and willing to taking a risk
- Learning to trust yourself
- Learning to trust those around you
- Keeping your eye on your goals
- Stopping to have fun

Tips:
1. Communicate throughout the process
2. Be open to new ideas and opportunities
3. Being flexible
4. Being adaptable
5. Take care of yourself
6. Self-improvement

To connect with April or checkout The Undress go to: – The Undress Version 2 – SPORT or www.undress.com. You can also connect with them on Facebook.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, and Beyond the Clothes, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Dec

3

TEE 042: Personal Gravitas – Lisa Sun

Lisa Sun

The definition of gravitas is: more of your best self/best version of yourself. In episode 42 Lisa Sun joins us to explore how your personal gravitas is the key to open every door.

For Founder & CEO Lisa Sun, a lifetime of professional achievements and personal passions pointed in one direction: to the founding of Project Gravitas. A culmination of her love of fashion, career in the luxury lifestyle business, and steadfast commitment to helping others succeed, Project Gravitas was, to Lisa, simply inevitable.

Lisa spent 11 years at McKinsey & Company where she advised leading luxury, fashion, and beauty brands and retailers in the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America on strategic and operational issues. Considered the firm’s top expert in the luxury and fashion space, Lisa published perspectives and delivered keynote speeches at forums such as the American Express Luxury Summit. In many ways, Lisa “grew up” at McKinsey, being mentored by the firm’s best thinkers, learning from top executives, and having the privilege of leading teams of talented colleagues around the world.

Lisa has always had a passion for style and for helping people look and feel their best. Lisa has been a size 22, a size 8, and now proudly a size 12. At every size and age, she has found creative ways to show off her style; Lisa was named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Dressed Women. Through Project Gravitas, she hopes to help women create lasting impact.

Lisa received degrees in Biology and Political Science with Distinction from Yale University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Highlights:
- Feeling confident on the road when you feel naked
- How confidence comes from within
- Ingredients to success:

  1. Humble and grateful student
  2. Bold vision with the will to execute
  3. Compassionate coach

- Mentors choose you
- Hiring people more talented than you
- Embracing your insecurities – owning and working with them
- Moving forward after receiving harsh feedback
- Feeling confident in what you wear
- “Love Notes”

Lifetime Tip:
See something good when you look in the mirror each day. Then you will take that confidence with you throughout the day.

Tips for succeeding professionally:
a. Customer is at the center of every service activity
b. Taking ownership – use the opportunity to learn

Gravitas is admitting something is wrong and finding a way to fix it.

The woman/man makes the clothes!

Everyday Tips:
- Pause button – need to hit it more often
- Embrace mistakes
- Give genuine positive validation

To connect with Project Gravitas go to www.projectgravitas.com or @projectgravitas on Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Oct

7

Clothes Impact Your Performance

Do you want to be more productive? Then evaluate what clothes you wear to work. Watch this tip on how to increase your performance at work.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel in order to get all the latest tips to energize your image so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential.

Thank you for watching this tip! Sign up for more image and success tips here @ www.LindaHYates.com – Have a wonderful day!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

19

TEE 026: Dressing With Style – Antonio Centeno

Antonio Centeno -

In episode 26 on The Executive Edge Antonio Centeno shares how dressing with style is an edge to achieving success.

Antonio Centeno is the founder of www.RealMenRealStyle.com and www.ATailoredSuit.com. He has created over 1000 articles & videos on men’s style. He blogs at www.ArtofManliness.com, and is the creator of the internet’s best style course for professionals – A Man’s Guide To Style.

Antonio has studied clothing design in London, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. He is a former United States Marine with an MBA from University of Texas Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell College. He loves to hear from old friends and make new ones.

I found the videos that Antonio puts out and started following his blog. He shares great insight on dressing with style. Style doesn’t have to break the bank. Dressing with style is one of the ways to tap into your edge to achieve success.

Highlights from this episode:

- Begin with the end in mind
- How style impacts our ability to succeed
- Importance of visuals and your ability to connect
- Man or woman behind the clothes
- The power of putting your best foot forward
- 3 tips to energize your image
- Purpose of different clothing items
- Style doesn’t have to be expensive
- Breaking stereotypes
- How paying it forward brings joy
- How to pick yourself up from disappointment
- How to keep your priorities straight
- How to set up systems to highlight your strengths

To connect with Antonio and learn more about his programs goto: www.RealMenRealStyle.com and fill out his contact form.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential! Nothing is impossible!

Sign up for our image and success tips on www.LindaHYates.com.

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Aug

28

Strategies For Sleeping Like A Baby

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Last week I shared with you the power of capitalizing on the daylight. Today I would like to explore the power of a good night’s rest. I find that when I don’t get a good night’s rest my day and even week goes amuck. As I have gotten older I have come to learn the rhythm of my body and what can help or hurt my ability to sleep well.

For several years I averaged roughly 4-5 hours of sleep each night. Day after day, week after week I noticed a few things started to happen. My mind wasn’t as sharp, weight gain, irritability and lose of energy.

Once I took a step back and began changing my lifestyle and habits these symptoms began to change. When you have young children and they keep you up at night you begin to covet a good night’s rest. Here are some of the strategies I use to promote the best sleep possible:

1. Disconnect from email and electronic devices at least 30 minutes before going to bed.
2. Eating dinner by 7:00 pm
3. Evening bedtime routine
4. Retiring to bed about the same time every night
5. After a stressful day, filling the tub with hot water and essential lavender oil.

If you want to have the best health possible, you should strive to get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. If you are a night owl, then start by retiring 15 minutes early and you will notice a difference in the way you feel the next morning.

Keeping balanced will be the avenue to reach your goals and objectives. Having a good nights rest is a foundational principle in achieving balance. Happy dreams my friends.

Jul

25

Mastering Body Language

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Body Language is a fascinating topic. Have you ever noticed that it is fun to watch others, imitate and may I dare say make fun of them? However; when it comes to our own individual body language, we have blinders on what our non-verbals are saying to others. By mastering our own individual body language we are able to uncover our potential.

Little things such as fidgeting, playing with your hair, or slouching are all indicators of how we view our self and what we are communicating to the outside world. The more confident you are the more your body will communicate that feeling to yourself and others. By changing how we hold our bodies we can change how productive and successful we are.

Take then next 15 minutes and observe the following:

1. What are you doing with your legs?
2. Are you slumping in a chair or sitting with your back straight?
3. Look at others around you – notice their posture
4. Notice those whose hands are clasped or touching their neck
5. What about your facial expressions? Do you look pleasant or stern a majority of the time?

Being aware of our body and how we are holding it as we work throughout the day, network at events, or present in a boardroom, will provide a framework on how we can improve our ability to communicate more effectively. Oftentimes our non-verbal language is killing our ability to persuade and influence. Influence is not just for the outside world. Scientists have found that what you do with your body influences your inside mental and emotional world.

By being clear about what your body language is saying to others you will be more equipped to make the changes you need to increase your confidence, obtain higher productivity and achieve a more positive mental framework. Your body language is key to reaching your goals!