Leadership Inside Out

Reflections & Insights from Sonya Perez

Honoring Juneteenth

Honoring Juneteenth

Today is a reminder that positive change can happen. Through the commitment and fortitude of the abolitionist movement and the inspired imagination of all those who fought for the end of slavery, Emancipation became a reality on June 19, 1865.

Issue 29 – Imagining something better

Issue 29 – Imagining something better

Delegating work feels easy because you have developed the communication and expectation setting skills to get what you need, when you need it. You appreciate your team and they feel appreciated by you.

Issue 27 – When leadership feels hard

Issue 27 – When leadership feels hard

You do NOT need to sacrifice your wellbeing in order for you to be a good leader.
Your mental, emotional, and physical wellness is, in fact, what fuels your ability to lead differently.

Issue 26 – Breaking the Labels that Hurt Us All

Issue 26 – Breaking the Labels that Hurt Us All

The notions of “Balance”, “Perfection”, “Having Enough Time”, “Doing it Right” is an illusion that has us spinning in exhaustion, comparing ourselves to people in other “boxes” and it is simply hurting us all.

Issue 25 – Compost & Spring Blooms

Issue 25 – Compost & Spring Blooms

Shame is a suffocating emotion; but through my personal coaching and development I had built the emotional capacity to see it and feel beyond it.

Issue 24 – Finding the energy you need

Issue 24 – Finding the energy you need

Becoming aware of what drains your energy and investing in ways to reframe and refuel is critical to regaining the sustainable energy you need to enjoy your work and life.

Issue 22 – On Being Heard

Issue 22 – On Being Heard

Most likely you are the kind of leader that listens to your people. You know the basics of caring and effective leadership. In fact, you listen A LOT. Or at least you always try to.

Issue 21 – It’s ok to be human

Issue 21 – It’s ok to be human

At the start of every coaching session I invite my clients to take a moment to return to their body, to let themself feel supported by their breath and let their thoughts float by without judgement.

Issue 20 – How you feel matters

Issue 20 – How you feel matters

I start my newsletter with this question because how you are feeling matters. I recently saw a post that asked, “Are you sick of your job or is your job making you sick?”

Issue 19 – Tell me more…

Issue 19 – Tell me more…

Just three words, “Tell me more”, can create a powerful and meaningful connection. It’s a go-to coaching questions and an immediate bridge builder for any person trying to expand their understanding and create connection.

Issue 18 – Women’s Day – Leadership Inside Out

Issue 18 – Women’s Day – Leadership Inside Out

It’s International Women’s Day. How shall we celebrate? Let’s stop ignoring ALL the unpaid work women do. Just cause it’s unpaid, doesn’t make it less valuable. There’s a reason we’re exhausted and it’s not our fault.

Issue 17 – Diving in and reframing…

Issue 17 – Diving in and reframing…

Avoidance. (We’ve all been there). You know you should have that feedback conversation, but you aren’t sure how it will go. So you busy yourself with all the other ‘important’ things.

Issue 16 – A breakthrough recipe

Issue 16 – A breakthrough recipe

What is keeping you from taking action towards creating the change you know you want? (Nothing? Awesome. Read on for tips for when you find yourself stuck.)

Issue 15 – The love that transforms

Issue 15 – The love that transforms

I used to eyeroll when I heard anyone talk about “self-love”. 😒 I thought it was covertly selfish and vain. “We don’t need an excuse to stoke the ego.” I thought. ​But I was misunderstanding the concept.

Issue 14 – What was I thinking?

Issue 14 – What was I thinking?

“Psychological safety” is an academic term I first learned of while studying for my masters degree in Learning & Organizational Change. It is a necessary ingredient for learning and organizational health.

Issue 13 – What’s happening

Issue 13 – What’s happening

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