A Lesson on Sabotage
Avoiding Self-Sabotage in Our Professional Lives
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Michelle Hoover about avoiding self-sabotage through self-mastery. Time and time again, the hand of self-sabotage notoriously pulls us down by the sleeves. Michelle teaches us how to release the grasp self-sabotage has over our professional development by proactively fighting our learned habits, and instead, making favorable choices. From identifying triggers to the oh-so-limiting perfection trap, Michelle calls attention to the self-sabotaging behaviors born of gender-specific expectations set by society. With a commitment to defying self-limiting behaviors, we can learn to master our gut reactions in ways that benefit our personal and professional lives.
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Michelle Hoover, MEd
Michelle Hoover, Founder and Principal of Baem Leadership, is a leadership-development strategist, facilitator, consultant, and coach. She has designed, delivered, and facilitated talent-development programs for more than 15,000 learners across five continents and has worked with Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including professional and financial services, technology, consumer goods, beauty, and luxury. She now lives in New York, where she enjoys Hamilton, Central Park, and soaking up creativity, motivation, and energy that emanate from the city!
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- What is self-sabotage? 2:50
- Self-mastery is the way 4:00
- Gender-specific challenges 7:05
- Realizing our own habits 13:15
- More than a feeling: Self-Mastery 18:20
- Hitting pause 23:19
- Techniques and actions 24:43
- Femme fact: Female Author Pseudonyms 28:40
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- How Women Rise by Marshall Goldsmith and Sally Helgesen (book)
- Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith (book)
- Stop Self-Sabotage by Dr. Judy Ho (book)
- Baem Leadership (Michelle’s consulting firm)
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “Why Women Need to Take Credit for Their Work”
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