COACHED with Coach Keren

Keren Eldad

Get Coached on the call-in podcast designed for YOU! Sometimes you just want to ask someone for solid advice. Each week, Coach Keren Eldad, world class personal and executive coach will answer your questions on any pressing issue affecting you. You get coached through individual challenges around money, success, relationships, love, parenting, politics, personal development and more. COACHED provides you counsel and support in creating the results you really want in your life. You’ll also get inspired by people just like you telling their stories of how they overcame similar obstacles and got to the other side to live life with enthusiasm! read less
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Is It My Marriage, My Dreams, or a Midlife Crisis? With Jade Sheppard
Dec 26 2022
Is It My Marriage, My Dreams, or a Midlife Crisis? With Jade Sheppard
Are you feeling un-empowered because the dreams of your younger self have not been achieved?  It’s not too late – YOU get to choose how you live the second half of your life. The world is still your oyster but this time around you have the wisdom that comes with age. When you pair your wisdom with your dreams – you will be unstoppable!  In the eighth episode of the Coached Podcast’s new season, Coach Keren is joined by the impressive Jade Sheppard to answer YOUR questions on the midlife shift. Jade is the President, Owner of Gideon USA, Malibu Popoyo, Scarlet Society, and Fermenteria. Not only is she a serial entrepreneur, but Jade is also the mother of three and a bona-fide adrenaline junkie.  Together, Keren and Jade dive into what a midlife shift means and looks like through the lens of awakening, excitement and eagerness for more - as they answer caller’s questions. You will not want to miss this one. IN THIS EPISODE: [02:32] Keren defines the midlife crisis as the loss of our identity,  revealed often through a change in physical circumstances, and notes that at this halfway point in life, people tend to re-evaluate their lives.[05:25] Keren introduces a book by author James Hollis – The Midlife Passage from Misery to Meaning in Midlife. She quotes a powerful passage from the book: “if we realize that the assumptions by which the person has lived his or her life are collapsing, that the assembled strategies of the provisional personality are de-compensating, that a worldview is falling apart, then the thrashing about is understandable.[07:08] Keren introduces Jade Sheppard, who talks about her new business Scarlet Society, and their goal: to normalize women’s sexual health and wellness after 40. Jade created this company following her divorce when she felt unsupported and uninspired by what was out there in the market for women's sexuality in the second half of their lives[14:46] Jade discusses how she found her midlife crisis to be an awakening -  more of a blessing than something negative, setting the tone for the discussion with callers.[16:53] We hear from the first caller, Cindy, who feels sad because none of her dreams have been fulfilled. [22:10] Keren and Jade answer Cindy’s question, and encourage Cindy to live her life for HER, giving suggestions on how to take one step at a time towards her goals which will yet be fulfilled.[25:43] Our second caller, Lila, explains that she has gone back to work and now that she is earning an income she has had a shift in her marriage dynamic. Her husband is not being supportive and has been treating her poorly, making her unhappy. She is wondering if this is a midlife shift.[28:58]Jade encourages Lila to take a deeper look, to dive deeper and see if the belittling and berating have been going on for longer than she has noticed. She asks Lila a powerful question – “if this was your child going through this situation, what would YOU tell her to do”[29:27] Keren asks Lila another powerful, thought-provoking question, “What would you do if you were not afraid?”. She explains that there is a certain level of fear that will keep us entrapped in a situation that may not be serving us, and that heeding that question may clarify for Lila what needs to be done.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: It is common for people to re-evaluate their lives at midlife, and this reckoning may give way to make dramatic changes if one ends up placing the blame on their career or spouse, etc instead of going inward. The reckoning may shift your relationship with yourself for the better, but otherwise, your age doesn’t define your life. As long as you are alive and healthy, there is still time to accomplish your goals and life aspirations.If you are feeling stuck or unhappy in a situation, but are afraid of change, it is essential to ask yourself “where is the fear coming from?” Once you identify it, ask yourself, “what would I do if fear wasn’t a factor?” That is the power of seeking clarity internally first.  LINKS: Ted Talk on Menopause From Misery to Meaning by James Hollis gideonusa.com malibupopoyo.com  scarletsociety.com Instagram: @malibupopoyo @scarletsociety_official Kereneldad.com Schedule a consultation with Coach Keren: calendly.com/kereneldad BIO: Jade Sheppard is a serial entrepreneur, a mom of 3 incredible kids, and an adrenaline junkie. At the age of 26, she started Gideon USA, a construction company. Gideon does logistically complicated projects for the military including repairing fuel tanks on the Turkey/Syria border.  In addition to Gideon USA, Jade also owns a luxury boutique surf resort in Nicaragua, Malibu Popoyo (www.malibupopoyo.com), and is in permit to build a second resort in Nosara, Costa Rica.  Most recently, she started a new business called Scarlet Society (www.scarletsociety.com), which is comprised of editorial content and products focused on sexual health and wellness for women over 40.   When she isn’t dreaming up new ideas or spending time with her children, Jade’s life revolves around surfing and being at the beach.  Jade travels the world to surf and also loves to dirt bike.  In addition to Los Angeles, Denver, Oahu, and Nicaragua are also places she calls home.
I’m Too Far Behind to Catch Up
Dec 19 2022
I’m Too Far Behind to Catch Up
In the seventh episode of the Coached Podcast’s new season, Coach Keren is joined by guest host Greg Scheinman for the second time to answer YOUR questions on the midlife shift. Greg is a Performance Coach, Speaker, Author & Creator of The Midlife Male Podcast & Newsletter. Today, Greg and Keren thoughtfully advise two callers who are wondering if they are too old to find love, or too old to find their life’s purpose. They give insightful answers and suggestions on how to love ourselves, how to turn inward, and how to create a life of fulfillment and meaning. When you start doing things that light you up daily you will be living a life of purpose – cumulatively.  IN THIS EPISODE: [03:36] Keren discusses how the midlife shift can be compared to adolescence – and how you can turn stagnation and purposelessness into healing.[04:03] Keren welcomes Greg Sheinman back to the show – they recap the last episode and discuss the vulnerable and relatable questions from the previous callers[07:15] The first caller, Breanna, opens up about how first of all she loves herself, but second of all, she is feeling self-doubt because her boyfriend broke up with her for a younger woman. She wants to know how to feel empowered in this situation.[11:51] Keren empowers Breanna and validates her feelings by telling her, “ love yourself enough to understand that he is not for you because he is not appreciating all the magnificence of you. There are no deal breakers in real love.”[18:34] The second caller Mattius talks about the anxiety of finding his purpose at 46. Greg explains that the secret is to live positively. Not everyone has a “calling”, but doing things that we enjoy or things that make us feel good daily will add up cumulatively to create a life of fulfillment.[23:58] Keren discusses the word: “purpose.” Purpose is doing anything that creates fulfillment and meaning. Flow is anything that you are doing that makes you lose all sense of time.[25:50] Keren gives tips on how to find out what lights you up, what you are obsessed with, and what will help you to live a happy life full of purpose. KEY TAKEAWAYS: The Midlife crisis can be compared to adolescence in that it can be a turbulent time with acting out, extreme behaviors, and rage against change – instead we should be turning inward, processing what is happening, and evolving.When you love yourself and live your life being honest and true to yourself – you will find a partner suited perfectly to you. There is no time frame for finding love, you can find who is perfect for you at 42 or 60.Your age doesn’t have to dictate who or how you are – you can be an old 40-year-old or a young 60 year old; it is all in the way you carry yourself. How you live, how you operate, and how you execute. Is there vibrance in your face, in your eyes, in your body? How you live is up to you.If day in and day out, you start choosing the things that light you up from inside that you're obsessed with, that you would do if nobody paid you, you will certainly be living a life of purpose. LINKS: Greg's WebsiteIG: @gregscheinman Get Greg’s book hereKereneldad.com Schedule a consultation with Coach Keren BIO: Greg Scheinman is a performance coach and host of The Midlife Male podcast, and the creator of MidlifeMale.com—the premier digital media community for middle-aged men seeking to maximize their lives. In 2018, he launched the Midlife Male Movement to help men like him in their forties and fifties to strive to be their best selves by getting active, curious, naked— and real. Greg has played many roles in his life: a filmmaker, sports video producer, TV host, fitness studio owner, insurance broker, performance coach, executive athlete—and most importantly, a friend, father, husband, brother, and son.
Growing Pains and the Sting of Regret
Dec 12 2022
Growing Pains and the Sting of Regret
Have you stopped trying to achieve your goals because you think you’ve missed the window? Spoiler alert - there is no window! It is never too late to be the best version of yourself! In the sixth episode of the Coached Podcast’s new season, Coach Keren is joined by guest host Greg Scheinman to answer YOUR questions on the midlife shift. Greg is a Performance Coach, Speaker, Author & Creator of The Midlife Male Podcast & Newsletter. Together, Greg and Keren use their life experiences to weigh in on the vulnerable questions asked by today’s callers. Today’s episode focuses on aging, but contrary to popular belief, aging doesn’t have to be something we dread – it can be something to look forward to if you embrace the changes with love and see each day as an opportunity. IN THIS EPISODE: [00:00:26] Keren introduces the topic of change, and how it can be extremely hard for people to accept[00:05:24] Keren discusses a psychoanalyst’s description of the midlife crisis. The midlife crisis is a spiritual crisis, a profound inflection point in our life that has 5 stages of development: Accommodation, separation, liminality, reintegration, and individuation[00:07:45] Keren welcomes Greg to the show. Greg introduces us to his book that came out Nov 1, 2022, called: “The Midlife Male: A No-Bullshit Guide to Living Better, Longer, Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier and Having More Fun in Your 40s and 50s (Which Includes More Sex ... and What Guy Doesn't Want That?)[00:15:17] Keren and Greg hear from the first caller, Tim. Tim confides in the pair that he feels self-conscious about his physical changes since turning 40.[00:24:19] Greg discusses being consistent with small positive changes, and that over time those cumulative changes will add up to success.[00:30:41] Keren and Greg hear from Caroline; she courageously confides about wondering if there is more to life and, she feels like she is too far behind to ever catch up.[00:41:58] Keren gives Caroline advice on her issue, she urges her to listen to the whisper. She tells Caroline to go on an inner journey, to find out who she is and why she’s done what she’s done, and also why she wants what she wants. KEY TAKEAWAYS: It is never too late to live the life of your dreams on your termsMiddle age happens to everyone – it is involuntary but if you embrace the change it can be beautiful and empoweringMake small changes every day (ex. walking every day for 30 minutes) all your small changes will add up like compound interest to make a big beneficial differenceEven if it seems hard, you must keep moving forward because regret is poison, and it will not get you anywhere. Keep looking forward with enthusiasm! LINKS: Website: http://www.themidlifemale.com/IG: @gregscheinmanGet Greg’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/Midlife-Male-No-Bullshit-Healthier-Wealthier/dp/1637554176www.Kereneldad.com Schedule a consultation with Coach Keren: calendly.com/kereneldad
Purposelessness Is the Worst Feeling
Dec 5 2022
Purposelessness Is the Worst Feeling
What if your life looks perfect on the outside, but on the inside you just want MORE? On the fifth episode of the Coached Podcast’s new season, Coach Keren is joined once again by guest host and superstar coach Christopher Chandler to answer YOUR questions on the midlife shift - and within this context, about the question of all questions: what is my life’s purpose? Together, Chris and Keren passionately advise a caller who is feeling resentful and suffocated with her life, even though her life looks perfect on the outside and relay the very steps each of them has taken to unleash their true passion and next passion in life - and what YOU can do, too, for the magic to unfold in your life.  In the episode, above all the case is made that suppressing your desires will take a lot more energy than it would take to live honestly and authentically, honoring your desires and honoring your purpose. If this sounds like it might be just what you need today, we hope you’ll tune in. IN THIS EPISODE: [00:02:50] Keren and Christopher revisit episode 4, and discuss the key takeaways from that last episode, touching on happiness and satisfaction. [00:06:22] Personal agency: what is it - and how do we get it?[00:09:29] The hosts take the first call, from Danny, in California, who is struggling with a feeling of purposelessness. [00:10:21] Chris and Keren discuss: Why is being honest with ourselves so hard? And how does NOT being honest with ourselves result in a feeling of purposelessness?[00:16:44] Keren and Chris demonstrate how to dig deeper so you can find out what is keeping you out of alignment with your purpose.[00:20:04] In closing, Keren posits that you are right to be scared of asking for more, because your new life may cost you your old one. But, though it may be scary, leaning into a life of meaning and into your calling is always worth it.   KEY TAKEAWAYS: To change our lives into the life we are dreaming of we must first be completely honest with ourselves. This is much easier said than done. It might be easier to leave well enough alone. But if you are not living your life honestly - living your life the way YOU want to live it -  it will a lot more effort to hold up the farce than it will be to live honestly and authenticallyIn “going for it,” you will find that your new life may cost you your old one. Still: be honest, be truthful, be real, and be genuine. And ask yourself, “What makes you happy? And “what gets you excited?” LINKS: Website: https://christopherjacobchandler.com/ Instagram: @christopherjacobchandler Christopher's Soul Cycle Kereneldad.com Schedule a consultation with Coach Keren: calendly.com/kereneldad GUEST BIO: Chris Chandler is a husband, friend, brother, uncle, nutrition and joy coach, Master SoulCycle instructor, and a Regional Vice President with Arbonne International. Chris is certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He offers 1:1 coaching where he helps clients feel nourished in all aspects of their life. He also does motivational and educational speeches at conferences and seminars.
When Success Comes At Last But Doesn’t Make Us Happy with Christopher Chandler
Nov 28 2022
When Success Comes At Last But Doesn’t Make Us Happy with Christopher Chandler
What if you finally reach your biggest career or life goal, but don’t feel as excited as you thought you would? On the fourth episode of the Coached Podcast’s new season, Coach Keren is joined by guest host Christopher Chandler to answer YOUR questions on the midlife shift, on change in general, and on the experiences surrounding personal grief. Chris is a superstar integrative nutrition health and wellness coach and instructor who experienced his own “Crisis to Awakening” moment on his life journey when at the age of 23,  he lost his father.  Together, Chris joins Keren to give insight and guidance to two callers with dynamic but relatable questions surrounding lackluster feelings after reaching monumental life goals,  and honoring a desire to change our lives even when from the outside - our lives look pretty great to others.    Sign up for the Enthusiasm Academy: https://kereneldad.com/enthusiasmacademy/   IN THIS EPISODE   [04:46] Chris shares the grief experience that shifted the trajectory of his life’s path.[07:41] Keren introduces the first question from Dev, an author who just published her book.  Dev’s question is: why doesn’t she feel happy and satisfied now that she has reached an awesome goal?[08:46] Christopher defines trauma regarding life experiences: “trauma is simply an experience you had where you didn't have the coping skills to truly express how you're feeling”[17:03] Keren welcomes the second question from Kara who has called in asking for advice on how to make a big life change though it may come with the cost of upending her existing circumstances.   KEY TAKEAWAYS:   Trauma doesn’t necessarily happen surrounding grief, it can be caused by everyday experiences if you don’t have the tools to cope with the situation. You have everything you need, and life is urgent. Don’t wait until tomorrow to live the life you want.Comfort zones are meant to be blown up, don’t stay within the comfort zone if it is not serving you.   GUEST BIO:   Chris Chandler is a husband, friend, brother, uncle, nutrition and joy coach, Master SoulCycle instructor, and a Regional Vice President with Arbonne International.  Chris is certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He offers 1:1 coaching where he helps clients feel nourished in all aspects of their life. He also does motivational and educational speeches at conferences and seminars.   LINKS:   Christophers Website Christopher's Instagram Christopher's  Soul Cycle Kereneldad.com Schedule a Consultation: calendly.com/kereneldad
The Courage of Jody Lavoie
Nov 21 2022
The Courage of Jody Lavoie
In this episode of our Midlife Awakening season of the Coached Podcast, the courageous Jody Lavoie joins Coach Keren Eldad to share her story of grief and growth.  After an employee killed Jody’s husband at their place of business, in addition to waking up to the horror of the tragedy, she was forced to contend with a future that looked nothing like she had planned. Faced with the unthinkable, she decided, in an instant, not to choose defeat, but to step up.  In one fell swoop, Jody went from being a stay-at-home mom to running a multi-million dollar business, solo parenting three daughters, and juggling new legal, financial, and household-related issues - succeeding above and beyond even her own expectations. Having taken this experience and merged it with a career as a certified professional coach, Jody talked to us about grief, about purpose and about reimagining your life. https://kereneldad.com/enthusiasmacademy/   Highlights from this Episode: [02:50] Jody shares her remarkable story: from grief to transformation.  [05:02] Keren discusses the stages of the grief process. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance [13:27] Jody shares how she built her second act and new business:  “Widows in the Workplace”.  [16:35] Jody shares how you can find inspiration in life after loss, seeing the other side even as an opportunity for rebirth, reawakening, and rediscovery of who you are.   Key Takeaways: Grief stands on its own, but does share a few key elements with the Midlife Crisis. A midlife crisis can feel like grief in the beginning stages, but like grief, there can be beauty on the other side.Grief, like the midlife crisis, can turn your weakest moments into your greatest success by sharing your experience with others in a similar situation.   Quotes:  “I believe the grief process requires radical acceptance. Everyone should have a safe place to speak candidly without judgment or shame because it’s a messy path to move forward”. – Jody LaVoie Links:  Website: https://www.jodylavoiecoaching.com/jody-lavoie-widow-coaching LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodylavoie/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/widowsintheworkplace/ Instagram: @widowsintheworkplace   Bio: Jody is a widow and two-time breast cancer survivor, who has taken her life experiences to guide other women who have found themselves in a similar situation to rediscover themselves with renewed clarity and joy for what is next in their lives. Jody is the former CEO of the non-profit Female Strong and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Chicago. Female Strong offers hands-on programs, mentorship and experiences that build confidence in middle and high school girls that enables them to be future leaders of tomorrow. Jody is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and is on the board of the Sheila A Doyle Foundation to support others that have experienced homicide. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, is a mother to three amazing daughters, loves to hike and is always game for whatever will bring on more belly laughs.
From Breakdown at Starbucks to a Career Pivot with Ivy Slater
Nov 14 2022
From Breakdown at Starbucks to a Career Pivot with Ivy Slater
Our guest for the second episode in this series is Ivy Slater, CEO of Slater Success; a boutique training, consulting and coaching company. Ivy joins Coach Keren to talk about her own midlife crisis to awakening story, that all started with a breakdown in a Starbucks line, and through her moment of reckoning at the realization that her dreams of becoming a dancer had somehow ended in a career in printing. From there, Ivy pivoted, and she shares how she navigated this monumental change and how she got to where she is today.  This season will be entirely dedicated to the midlife crisis and turning it around into the best time of your life. Join as we answer your questions on how to navigate the big changes that occur or signal this stage transition. The ride itself might be rough, but Coach Keren is here to help you get to the other side.    IN THIS EPISODE: [02:25] Ivy shares her story of crisis to awakening[10:00] If you’re faced, too, with career stagnation - here’s how to do a career change right[15:04] How to find your support team through the midlife crisis and leaning on them   KEY TAKEAWAYS:  Sometimes, we have to break down in order to build up new and better thingsTalk to everyone you know and do “Market Research” when you are thinking about change during a midlife crisis.  From changing careers to partners, you might be surprised at what you find if you take the time to sort throughMidlife doesn’t have to be scary- it can be a huge catalyst for changeFinding people around you who tell you the truth and support you is the greatest asset on this journey   RESOURCE LINKS Slatersuccess.com Her Success Story | Podcast on Spotify Her Success Story | Apple Podcasts Kereneldad.com https://kereneldad.com/resetretreat/   BIO:   Ivy Slater is the CEO of Slater Success, a boutique training, consulting and coaching company focused on growth strategies and leadership development for high-level, service-based businesses. Ivy is a professionally certified business coach, speaker, internationally bestselling author and podcast host. She's scaled her own two businesses to multiple 6 & 7 -figures and speaks nationwide on the topics of leadership, sustainable growth and the value of relationships. In 2020, she was a recipient of a Power Women of New York and of Long Island award, presented by Schneps Media.   QUOTES:  “When we're full down, the greatest strength is in the pulling of ourselves back up.” -Ivy Slater “We are very unwilling to burn it all to the ground and then essentially be left naked as we pivot into our next phase, but it has to be done in order to bridge that gap between where you are and where you are going next.” -Keren Eldad
Why You Should Pray For a Midlife Crisis
Nov 14 2022
Why You Should Pray For a Midlife Crisis
Coach Keren Eldad is back with a brand new season of the Coached Podcast! This season will be entirely dedicated to one type of pivot: the midlife crisis. We are taking your questions on how to navigate the big changes that occur or signal this stage transition.  The ride itself might be rough, but Coach Keren is here to help you get to the other side. And, in this first episode, Coach Keren is going to talk about why a midlife crisis might just end up becoming a midlife AWAKENING.  IN THIS EPISODE:   [03:25] What is the midlife crisis and why PRAY for one?   [07:33] What you can look forward to learning in this mid-life crisis mini series[11:00] What habits, patterns, or beliefs are dragging you against this change rather than towards embracing this new stage of life - and what questions should you start asking yourself to turn it around? KEY TAKEAWAYS:  Midlife doesn’t have to be the gloomiest part of life. Instead, it can be a time of self discovery and reinvention. Like all challenging times and moments in our life - this too can serve as a catalyst for change. It isn’t always easy, but the midlife crisis can launch us into a new and better path: a second act!   RESOURCE LINKS Kereneldad.com https://kereneldad.com/resetretreat/ Schedule a consultation with Coach Keren: BIO:   Keren Eldad is the coach of choice for overachievers who are ready to scale their greatest heights yet - whether that's taking their solo business to 7 and 8 figures, or selling their company, or rocking the C-Suite position of their dreams. Just as clients hire her to help them gain that support - a sherpa to your Everest-level climb, to expand their self-awareness, uncover their blindspots and get to their next level, the Coached podcast aims to do exactly the same. It is to take the inner journey work, which can be stuffy and heavy, and make it simple, actionable and enjoyable.   QUOTES:  “We are afraid to talk about change - especially talking about a massive change like this one (the midlife crisis). In fact, we like it even less because it makes us extremely vulnerable.” “We all have blind spots, friends. Everybody does. That's why coaching is so invaluable.” “Going to the next level is primarily about identifying; where are the blind spots still looming?"
The Audacity to Make it BIG
Jun 24 2021
The Audacity to Make it BIG
In this episode of the Coached Podcast, Coach Keren sits down with two leaders, Hooman Yazhari and Yasmin Nouri - two entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, and people who are genuinely going forward in life.  This episode uncovers how to quit playing small, have the audacity to live a big life, and live to the fullness of your potential.  Many people think that a big life is not a possibility. However, you can turn those limiting beliefs around. Tune in as Hooman and Yasmin reveal how to embrace the endless possibilities that are rightfully yours even when you're scared, introverted, or confused. In This Episode: [04:40] It takes audacity to live a life that feels really good to you. Hooman and Yasmin reveal how audacity plays a role in their lives.  [12:15] How being the child of immigrants adds an extra layer of audacity to your journey. [21:35] Can introverts claim a disadvantage when it comes to audacity for going as far as they want?  [27:50] Everyone will have an opinion of you; blast past the discomfort that people will judge you. [32:10] It is 100% worth it to go for a BIG life.  Key Takeaways: When public speaking, the audience wants you to succeed. So, get out there and give it your best shot. Audacity is about connecting to your WHY. You don’t necessarily need to have confidence; you need to have passion. Other people’s opinions will not phase you as much when you are tuned into your passion. Find the right tribe around you that will push you to the next level. Visit KerenEldad.com
What is Servant Leadership
Jun 10 2021
What is Servant Leadership
In this episode of Coached with Keren, Keren sits down with two leaders, Erica Franko (Senior Manager, Accenture) and Larry Perkins (CEO, SierraConstellation Partners), and talks about the ground-breaking concept of Servant Leadership. Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the goal of the leader is to serve. This is different from traditional leadership where the leader's main focus is the thriving of their company or organizations. A servant leader shares power puts the needs of the employees first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. The creation of a cohesive, positive team comes from leadership that’s collaborative and trusting - and so, depends on understanding this philosophy. Keren discusses these aspects with experts Larry Perkins and Erica Franko, and how they cultivate these leadership qualities and positive relationships in their own aspects of work, to make this concept practical and actionable for YOU. In This Episode: [01:25] Introducing Servant Leadership and how it creates cohesive, positive teams.[02:10] The danger of displaying dominant, aggressive behavior as your leadership style and how that will affect your working relationships.[4:44] Introduction of guest panelists, Larry Perkins and Erica Franko and their backgrounds.[11:00] How to begin: get some insight into your behavior as you work with others in your business.[18:36] The importance of taking the time to recharge your batteries and evaluate how you’re doing in the process of becoming a better leader.[25:24] Larry’s book, Don’t Be a Stranger is about networking. It is also about Servant Leadership, and we explore the connection here between the two.[29:04] The key to Servant Leadership: shifting your focus to others by asking how you may serve them and how you can make yourself useful will be a game-changer.[32:35] How you can lean into your strengths and harness those leadership superpowers today. Key Takeaways: Leadership is about clarity, connection and service beyond yourself.Servant leadership is about putting the company and organization above yourself for the greater good of the people and all involved.It’s not always about what you are producing or achieving in your business, but how you are also impacting the people around you.Being a servant leader helps you grow, evolve, and adapt into the leadership types that a business or people need.Having self-awareness will allow you to step into the role of a true servant leader as things change.Letting go of perfection is a big step in knowing that wherever you are and whatever state you’re in you can still lead and inspire people.Visit KerenEldad.com
Does it Have To Be Lonely at the Top?
May 27 2021
Does it Have To Be Lonely at the Top?
Is it true that it's lonely being at the top? Tracy Holland joins the show to talk about themes related to success. Tracy isn't just at the top; she is the top - Tracy is an entrepreneur extraordinaire, serial entrepreneur and founder of Potential to Powerhouse, and the mother of three. Tracy explains why loneliness will depend on your perspective in both your life and in business. After all, we are what we think. Plus, Tracy reveals what it's like to grow the business of your dreams while being a devoted mother of three. Tune in as Tracy and Keren explore various ways to challenge yourself on your journey to growth, success, and happiness.   In This Episode: [02:35] Why being lonely at the top depends on your perspective.  [06:30] Yes, it’s possible to grow the business of your dreams while being a devoted mother.  [12:05] You came to this planet to specifically do something – keep reminding yourself what that is. [15:00] The reasons that you need to challenge yourself in order to grow into greatness. Plus, Tracy reveals how she loves to challenge herself.  Key Takeaways: Learn how to cultivate consciousness: allow mindfulness to bring you peace in life and business.  Your life will unfold exactly how it’s supposed to – there’s no place you need to race to next. The secret to your success and happiness is lowering the expectations that you have for yourself. Make sure to challenge yourself and ask three ‘intimidating’ people for help.  Visit KerenEldad.com
Masterful Public Speaking with Lydia Fenet
May 13 2021
Masterful Public Speaking with Lydia Fenet
Join Coach Keren for a conversation with Lydia Fenet that will raise your public speaking game. Lydia is the Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House, she’s a keynote speaker represented by CAA and she is the author of the fantastic book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You’ which was published by Simon & Schuster and was optioned for TV/Film by New Form Entertainment in February 2020. This talk, between two professional speakers, is about just that: the business of speaking. If you have always wanted to speak clearly and coherently and mesmerize the room, if the thought of talking coherently in front of a group is nerve-racking, or even when you just want to brilliantly be able to give a toast in front of family or the next time you have to present to your team at work – you will learn how to be at ease, be prepared, and wow the crowd.   In This Episode: [04:05] There is no such thing as being naturally good at public speaking. Here’s what there is instead.  [07:00] Lydia Fenet’s main tips for really delivering a phenomenal talk.[16:00] How to master and even use your adrenaline to as an asset for your performance. [20:50] The key to delivering a great talk: storytelling, and how to do it right. [25:45] The magic of rehearsal and practice and how you will become a master at speaking.    Key Takeaways: If you’re nervous about public speaking, don’t be afraid to share and be vulnerable. Audiences love authenticity and everyone wants to see you succeed. Mistakes will happen; use them by working them into your talk instead of being afraid of them.Channel the adrenaline that you get when you walk out on stage - the adrenaline is serving you. The best way to get out ahead of a great talk? Know your first lines cold. That way, you can get onto the stage in a relative state of control. LYDIA FENET is Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House. She has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations and raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. Lydia is a keynote speaker represented by CAA and travels internationally speaking to groups about unlocking their sales potential and empowering their teams in the workplace. She was named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Crain’s, and has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Town & Country. Her widely acclaimed book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You’ was published by Simon & Schuster and was optioned for TV/Film by New Form Entertainment in February 2020. Lydia is currently writing The Most Powerful Girl in the Room is You. You can follow her auctions, antics, and anecdotes on Instagram: @LydiaFenet. Links Mentioned: Lydia’s Website: https://lydiafenet.com Lydia’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lydiafenet
How to Deal With Criticism, Shaming and Being "In The Arena"
Apr 29 2021
How to Deal With Criticism, Shaming and Being "In The Arena"
Welcome back to another special episode – this time welcoming my extraordinary guest and friend, the best-selling author of “Ketotarian,” “The Inflammation Spectrum,” and “Intuitive Fasting,” and the host of the new podcast: The Art of Being Well, Dr. Will Cole. In today's episode, we're joining forces to share and discuss his thoughts about the backlash he suffered against his book, Intuitive Fasting, and how he dealt with the criticism and harsh words he faced on social media. Through the story of what happened, I talk to Dr. Cole about what he has learned from the experience, and how we can deal with criticism and taking accountability versus accepting shame, or shaming, as any form of legitimate means for creating change.  Tune in as Dr. Cole speaks about the importance of compassion and acceptance and for his top tips to staying “in the arena” and delivering your best work and honest message - no matter what. In This Episode: [05:25] Dr. Cole talks about the backlash he received from his book, “Intuitive Fasting,” and how he achieved a place of real peace with and through the ordeal.[08:15] Learn about what Intuitive Fasting is, why it’s not restrictive, and how it can inspire you to listen to your body.  [12:20] Listen to the story of how Dr. Cole came to thank the people that tried to silence him because it just made his presence more firm and his reach farther-reaching. [18:15] Dr. Cole and I help you deconstruct how you can choose which feedback to take and which feedback not to take.[24:15] Why you need to be flexing your mindfulness muscles every single day, and a few excellent ways to do so.    Key Takeaways: Root yourself in your intention. To rise above criticism, stay mindful and be gentle with yourself by recognizing if your intention was not to harm and was truly earnest.Shame feels like rejection. Social media shame feels like the possibility of collective rejection. You have to learn to identify this feeling and stop it in its tracks. To do so, first:  go inward and realize that nothing crazy is going on. That way, you can recognize that you will be okay and work through the details from a calm place. Rely on a squad of people who have been in your shoes and can lend you a much greater perspective.Find the perspective of gratitude to ground yourself. Appreciation is like empathy: it dissolves the stinging effect of shame.
Why and How Women Can/ Will Rise to The Top  
Apr 1 2021
Why and How Women Can/ Will Rise to The Top
Welcome to a special PANEL edition of the Coached podcast. Our conversation addresses a topic pertinent to your mindset and to a cultural moment: sadly, it addresses the pandemic's pushing women into making a massive sacrifice and leaving the workforce en masse, losing not only of their pay check but in many cases, sabotaging their own self-actualization.    In light of the moment, tune in to enjoy an honest conversation by women hell-bent on rising to the top, and why you must consider rejoining the workforce and creating an empire. The question submitted for today's show is such a big matzo ball that I've invited prominent professionals to join me. Tune in as we chat about the importance of mindset during these challenging times with Lindsay Costigan, Head of Western Region Prime Finance Sales at BNP Paribas, and Agathe Benhamou, founder of The Woman Society in France.  In This Episode:  [05:20] Every single day is a challenge during the pandemic; it’s a matter of finding the balance and setting boundaries.  [10:20] Why it matters to take care of yourself first.  [18:00] Be a good example to your children + find space to be you!  [21:35] The reason that women should start trusting men a little bit more.   Key Takeaways:  While working at home, you need to set boundaries with your children, spouse, partner, and work. As a busy woman, you need to outsource as much as you can.  You have to take care of yourself first before you can take care of others.  Start trusting your husband to do more things around the house; that way, you can take the pressure off of yourself.   https://www.kereneldad.com/
How to Get Out of Your Own Way
Mar 18 2021
How to Get Out of Your Own Way
In today’s episode we will chat about self-sabotage and the patterns that leave us living in a place of mediocrity.    Self-sabotage prevents us from reaching our goals, be it relationship or career goals, a personal goal such as weight loss, or the most common of the self-sabotaging behaviors procrastination and numbing. This behavior can affect nearly every aspect of life. By understanding that these patterns develop from a place of fear, we are able to take steps to reclaim our sense of self and control and live from a place of greatness. In this episode, you will not only learn how to do that but you will hear from the most special and most requested guest of all time: my mother, who not only beat self-sabotage, but beat CANCER.   In This Episode: [02:31] A caller seeks advice for identifying self-sabotage behaviors. [07:42] Real tips to help you identify and get around your patterns of self-sabotage. [11:09] Meeting uncertainty with curiosity; how you manage your emotions and overcome anything. [12:04] Hear Coach Keren's Mom's story of beating cancer: how she let go of the attitude of defeat, and approached difficulty with faith and gratitude.    Key Takeaways: Stop thinking that you are in your own way and approach yourself with a little more curiosity, a little more compassion.Write down what you're missing out on, potentially what big success is alluding you by committing to your self-sabotaging tendencies.Identify your triggers to re-claim your control and get ahead of it.Focus on mindfulness, soothe yourself back to a state that is less likely to be reactive.Next time you think you messed up, know that you have the power to turn it around