Episode 65 HR Coffee Time

Whether you’re a woman in a leadership role, you aspire to be in a leadership role in the future, or you want to support the progression and success of women in your organisation – this episode of HR Coffee Time is here to help. In it, you’ll meet Carla Miller; a women’s leadership coach, author of the book, “Closing the Influence Gap” and host of the Influence & Impact podcast.

Carla speaks to career coach Fay Wallis, talking through some of the key ideas within her book and practical strategies that empower women to succeed in leadership roles.

Please note: All links to books within these show notes are affiliate links, which means Fay will receive a small commission from Amazon (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase through any of them.

Key Points From This Episode

[01:29] A reminder that the HR Planner is available to buy in hardback, or you can download a free condensed PDF version

[02:26] An introduction to Carla Miller

[04:27] What led Carla to write her book, ‘Closing the Influence Gap’

[10:02] The first part of the book – seeing yourself as a leader

[11:55] The second part of the book – getting others to see you as a leader

[21:09] The third part of the book – increasing your influence and impact

[23:03] The fourth part of the book – taking control of your career

[23:10] Carla talks through the idea of ‘operating from under an umbrella which she learnt from the book, ‘Why Men Win at Work’ by Jill Whitty-Collins

[27:57] Fay mentions episode 37: The ‘first 100 days’ plan to succeed in your new HR leadership role, with Niamh O’Keeffe

[31:53] Fay mentions episode 53: Why coaching skills can help your HR career (and how to develop them), with Charlie Warshawski

[32:53]Carla’s book recommendation: “The Future of Time: How ‘re-working’ time can help you boost productivity, diversity and wellbeing” by Helen J. Beedham


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