Tools For Every Day Leaders & Managers With Leadership Coach Kris Plachy



Tools for Every Day Leaders and Managers is a podcast for people who lead and manage people. Your host, Kris Plachy, a seasoned leadership coach, has created this show for managers, leaders, human resources and learning professionals to offer ideas that challenge your mind as well as equip you with useful tools that you can use right away for dealing with difficult decisions and people. After every episode you will walk away feeling more empowered, more in control and another step closer to the best leader and manager you can be! If you want to learn more about Kris Plachy's work and how you can partner with her, visit


  • Reinventing Your Life and Your Business | S01 Episode 08

    18/10/2021 Duración: 17min

    Do you have an opportunity to reinvent your life or your business or both? Today, I not only want to talk with you about what you want to reinvent in your life, but I also want to help you unearth things that you may not even know are re-inventable. Let’s go! What you'll learn from this episode: Reinventing or burning it to the ground? Feminine leadership and the cycle of life. Tethering to the future instead of the past. Making a list – keep with love and keep out of fear. Kris’s reinventions. Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Learn more about the How to CEO program here: © 2021 Kris Plachy

  • Hiring the COVID Candidate | S01 Episode 07

    11/10/2021 Duración: 09min

    Nearly every client I have is telling me she can’t find anyone to hire right now. Whether you’re trying to hire frontline service level personnel or more mid-level professional positions, there are specific challenges. I have solutions! You have to get into the COVID candidate brain. You've got to understand who you are attracting so that you can align. We're going to talk about some truths that will change how you hire for the better, and, I think, more simply. Join me! What you'll learn from this episode: I'm going to host a masterclass on Tuesday, October 26th on what to do when you can't hire. Go to There needs to be a change in the candidate attraction and hiring process in order for you to align with where we are today. “Your willingness to solve a problem has everything to do with your willingness to make a decision.” Homework - what is it that you haven't fully committed to? What is the decision (that you haven’t made yet) that your intuition tells you is the solution? Please click th

  • The Visionary Woman | S01 Episode 06

    04/10/2021 Duración: 19min

    Visionary women experience similar challenges. A visionary woman isn't just a visionary in her business, she's a visionary in her life. She often feels unseen, unheard, isolated and empty because visionaries are the people that others go to for help, support, and love. So where does the visionary woman go to work out her worry? If you're a woman with a big dream on her heart and you know that there's so much more you want to do, but you feel frustrated and don't know how to manifest it all – you’re in the right place. Let’s talk about it. What you'll learn from this episode: 1. What is a visionary woman? The day to day fussy stuff that keeps us small. Peter Senge – do we change our reality to achieve the vision, or do we lower that vision to accommodate a comfortable reality? Kris’s latest Hawaii retreat attendees. Stop wasting time around whether or not you should do it. Instead, focus on actually doing it! Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability.

  • How Employee Accountability Fosters Entrepreneurial Self-Care | S01 Episode 05

    27/09/2021 Duración: 15min

    Many of the women that I work with struggle when it comes to holding team members accountable. But the truth is that accountability is one of the greatest forms of self-care that you can create for yourself as a business owner—even when it’s difficult. When you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re not taking care of your business. Period. In this week’s episode of the Leadership is Feminine podcast, we’re digging deep into the archives of my old podcast, How to Lead for Female Entrepreneurs, to bring you a relevant and timely episode that we thought worthy of another listen, given our theme of Leadership as Self-Care. Let’s re-imagine what it means to hold others accountable, thus treating ourselves to more of the self-care that we deserve as women, business owners, and human beings. WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN THIS EPISODE: What ‘accountability’ really is and when it can actually be a positive thing. How a lack of accountability can lead to mental and physical exhaustion. A client story that demonstrates the rel

  • Reinventing Emotional Powerlessness for Women | S01 Episode 04

    20/09/2021 Duración: 16min

    Throughout my time as a coach, I’ve noticed a pattern of powerlessness when it comes to women. This is not only in their relationships with men, but also within themselves, and this general lack of power often leads to victimhood. Another observation is that being an entrepreneur often pushes women to completely unexpected leadership growth which can cause challenges in their partnerships. Because in order to be the women needed to run their businesses, they have to stand differently in their relationships with their partners. Let’s look at what it means to take back your power – to be the truest version of yourself, and how that can help you as both a person and a woman running a business. What you'll learn from this episode: Different behaviors that can result from being a victim. About being a victim of your employees’ behavior. Fear around being powerful - around not being the victim, but to being the director of your life and your business. The story of the monkeys that were separated on an island by a

  • A Conversation with Tanya Dalton | S01 Episode 03

    13/09/2021 Duración: 42min

    In today’s interview, Kris talks with Tanya Dalton, a nationally recognized productivity expert, best-selling author and speaker. Tanya serves as a growth strategist for female leaders in the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors. Her 12 month mentorship program, The Intentional CEO helps female entrepreneurs grow thriving businesses and thriving personal lives. What you'll learn from this episode: The three things Tanya is passionate about. More about Tanya’s new book “On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success.” Why we undervalue happiness. How women use the excuse of their kids to avoid following their dreams. Why choosing to choose is incredibly important. Girls are called “bossy” and boys are called “over-confident.” What choices you need to make on purpose, according to Tanya. How feeling like the world’s worst mom caused Tanya to change her work schedule. More about the Extraordinary Life Blueprint – a paint by numbers system to set up your year for success. Pre

  • Leadership as Self-Care | S01 Episode 02

    06/09/2021 Duración: 17min

    Learning how to lead, learning the systems, the practices, the techniques of leadership is one of the highest forms of self-care for a female entrepreneur. Let’s talk about responsibility, boundaries, expectations and how your growth and self-care ultimately lead to the growth, development and success of others. What you'll learn from this episode: It’s intuitive and instinctual for women to care for, nurture and support people. Taking on more responsibility is fun! Having boundaries is selfish, unkind, irresponsible, not thoughtful, mean even. Female entrepreneurs and boundaries with their team. You can build leadership practices that are informed by your own feminine integrity. Keeping boundaries, even when it’s hard. Stop accepting other people's expectations as your responsibilities. How your self-care is the growth and development and success of others. I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Learn mo

  • Leadership is Feminine | S01 Episode 01

    30/08/2021 Duración: 16min

    Welcome to my new podcast – Leadership is Feminine! I’m so happy you’re here. It’s my intention for this podcast to be a space for us to talk about the unique challenges that women leaders face. Let’s step into our strengths with confidence and quit trying to fit into a leadership model that is thousands of years old. Are you ready? Let’s go! What you'll learn from this episode: I love men. This is podcast is not a rant about men. I see women trying to fit into a leadership model that is thousands of years old that requires tactics and approaches that don't suit them. More about this leadership crisis. The difference between masculine and feminine leadership skills. Why the “soft skills” are harder to learn than the “hard skills.” One of the main misconceptions about feminine leadership. This first season we're focusing on reimagining and reinvention. There will be 13 episodes. Kris’s goal is… I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app h

  • Should I Be Paying People More to Hire or Keep Them | Ep #132

    23/08/2021 Duración: 13min

    Are you experiencing the hiring and talent crisis right now? Instead of getting upset about the situation, let’s instead do some quick analysis of what matters to you so you can go about your business. We’ll talk about keeping an open mind in order to be creative, resourceful, resilient, and determined. What you'll learn from this episode: We are in a talent crisis. Do a quick analysis of what matters to you - what am I missing? What am I willing to change? What am I willing to consider? What am I willing to pay? Accept that the way you attracted and hired people in the past probably needs to change. You hire people to deliver a result. What is the value of that result to you and to your company? Are the results that you have committed to in your business realistic in this current market? Do you need to change where you’re going in order to find people? I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Join us for H

  • Leadership Reinvention | Ep #131

    16/08/2021 Duración: 17min

    Did you know that you can always reinvent your business? I hesitate to say RE-invent only because it almost says that we're doing something again. But it’s actually less about RE-inventing, and more about IN-venting. We have all been very insidiously infused with what we think the world, life, leadership and business should look like. The world is ready for all sorts of new ideas about what it means to lead, run a company, create a company, and manage people, and we all need to be at the forefront of that. Let’s start today! What you'll learn from this episode: The plans to rebrand and change the name of this podcast. Kris’s challenge choosing between a corporate job and starting a coaching business. The question she asked herself that changed everything. The episode titled Leadership is Feminine Why you can always reinvent. What would you like to invent or reinvent? I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you!

  • The Evolution of a Leader | Ep #130

    09/08/2021 Duración: 20min

    Leaders go through several phases of leadership. What phase are you in and do you feel like you’re struggling? Today we’re talking about getting to that level of leadership success where you’re attracting team members who genuinely want to thrive with you and will do so over and over again. What you'll learn from this episode: The different phases of leadership. The first phase of leadership. The growth phase of leadership. The juice that drives the growth of your business. Why leadership is not narcissistic. The reward phase of leadership. What servant leadership is. What's given leadership such a bad rep. I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. © 2021 Kris Plachy

  • Mean Leaders | Ep #129

    02/08/2021 Duración: 16min

    Behavior is born out of emotions. So, whatever you feel drives your behavior - your actions in the world. And the only thing that we all can assess about one another is our actions. When a leader is cruel or mean, that’s someone who doesn't know how to manage an ego, who doesn't have self-awareness. One of the cornerstones of effective leadership is self-awareness. So today we’re talking about leaders taking responsibility for their space and not holding other people accountable for their emotional health. What you'll learn from this episode: All I experience from you are the words that come out of your mouth, the tone that's in your voice, the things you do with your body. Why, if you're in a position of authority, there’s no reason for you to use the negative emotion that translates into unmanaged behavior. How the thought model comes into play regarding self-awareness. Downton Abbey and not being a tool. Why leadership is harder than being powerful. How to tell when someone doesn't have self-awareness on

  • The Best CEO Tool | Ep #128

    26/07/2021 Duración: 16min

    I know that you were born perfectly perfect. Your life “kit” was equipped with everything you need to live the life you want to live and to harness whatever you need to make things happen. But your kit didn’t come with instructions. So, this CEO tool allows you to use what you have without dictating to you who you're supposed to be. It leads to wisdom, and once you have wisdom, you can handle anything! What you'll learn from this episode: We were all designed perfectly, as was the “kit” we were given. What’s missing from our kit – the “what’s included” sheet, directions for assembling and a picture of what an assembled kit is supposed to look like. Many people get hung up looking at what other people’s assembled kits look like, and they think theirs should look the same – but we don’t all have the same kit. Mimicking, copying, or duplicating other people doesn't help you develop what's in your kit. The Remarkable allows me to use what I have, and then it follows me instead of it dictating to me who I'm suppo

  • Complacent Employees | Ep #127

    19/07/2021 Duración: 12min

    It’s normal for human beings to desire comfort and to avoid change, but working for an entrepreneur can be “disruptive.” We need our employees to come along with us. So, what do you do when you have employees who settle and become complacent? It’s not really their fault. The first person you have to look at -- is you. What you'll learn from this episode: How comfort and safety can become so much a part of what employees think and feel that they don't really take their job seriously anymore. Complacency is a natural part of most relationships. The importance of doing regular coaching sessions, one-on-one feedback sessions and some sort of performance agreement/review process. If you’re feeling like you're not getting what you want from people on the team, like they don't share your level of enthusiasm - the first person to look at is you. How having clear expectations and clear goals can help. If they've been in the job for a while, shake it up. Challenge them a bit! I'd really appreciate it if you would cli

  • How to Take Vacation as a Female Entrepreneur | Ep #126

    12/07/2021 Duración: 14min

    For women who run their own companies, taking a vacation can be a challenge. And FYI - going somewhere just so you're not in your house, but still working, is not vacation. That’s just going on a trip. That's virtual work. I’m talking about a real getaway from work! What you'll learn from this episode: The elements that go into being able to take a vacation. The dream is the team. Do you have a team that supports you? Why a clear business model and clear business processes are crucial. Why we need job descriptions, clear goals and knowing what results we're trying to achieve. The importance of developing your employees. The reason you must let go of “perfection.” I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. © 2021 Kris Plachy

  • Entrepreneurial Overwhelm | Ep #125

    05/07/2021 Duración: 18min

    Today we’re talking about “overwhelm” – probably in a way that you haven't thought or heard about it before – in hopes of providing you with some relief and the ability to move forward in a different way. Overwhelm is not an enemy - it's just an indicator light. What you'll learn from this episode: Kris’s personal experiences with overwhelm. Why women need a place to go where they can just think and reflect and be filled up. How our life’s trajectory changes over the years. To the degree that you remain overwhelmed is parallel to the degree that you believe you are helpless to make change. The importance of when you say “yes.” Make a list of everything that you have on your plate, then really evaluate them from a feeling perspective. You created this. You can totally deconstruct it. I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. https://krisplachycoaching.mykajabi.

  • The Way is the Win | Ep #124

    28/06/2021 Duración: 15min

    Entrepreneurs are usually full of hustle. They’re scrappy and all about winning. And that works for a while, but it often leads to burn out and overwhelm. Despite all the winning, they may find that they don’t even love what they do anymore. Truth-be-told, scrappy and hustle isn’t a long term business strategy. Today we’re talking about the importance of “the way” - not just “the win.” So what does the way look like for you? What you'll learn from this episode: Entrepreneurs are often so focused on winning, winning, winning. What the scrappy, hustle mentality looks like. How many entrepreneurs lose the love for what they do. What winning looks like for Kris and her team. Determine what it is that you just “have to do” in your business – then find another way. Be a maverick! I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Find out more about the How to CEO Program here.

  • Hiring in the Post-Pandemic World | Ep #123

    21/06/2021 Duración: 16min

    If you’re having a hard time finding good talent, and nobody's coming to the interviews, or those who do come aren't the people you'd hire – listen in folks. Don’t come at this from a place of scarcity. Regroup and rethink the way you hire. This is about making your work environment the one that everybody wants to work for, and I can help you do that. What you'll learn from this episode: Vital lesson - you can do anything. 2020 was the “what if” year. There are really talented, ethical, honest, good people who want to work. You just have to attract them. How you hired people 16 months ago probably needs to change. Do you have an appealing, exciting, interesting, worth it place to work for the people you want to hire? Be careful about slipping into certain belief systems; then you don't invest in opportunity. How to be more competitive as an employer? Employee niche, vision and values, job description, compensation - this is all work I do in How to CEO with my clients. I'd really appreciate it if you would c

  • How to Know If You Should Promote Them | Ep #122

    14/06/2021 Duración: 14min

    So, you’re thinking about promoting someone in your business. How do you know if it’s really time – if they’re really ready? CEOs need some kind of litmus test to use when they're considering promoting someone. Here’s the test! What you'll learn from this episode: You should have a clear job description for this person’s current role - clear goals, and some sort of measurement process that you're following to tell you if this person is performing well in their current job. Define the new role – a clear job description, the key objectives, and day-to-day responsibilities. Interview that person against the new job description. Have them do a project as a test. The final hurdle - they must have a track record of consistent success. Pay them based on the role they're going into, not based on what they're making now. Who you promote speaks volumes about who you are and what you value. I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that abilit

  • The Dream Team Every CEO Needs | Ep #121

    07/06/2021 Duración: 17min

    These are the key roles every woman who is leading a business and running a life must have filled. Every female CEO needs these people in order to be supported – not just in her business, but everywhere in her life. What you'll learn from this episode: The importance of having someone who tells you the truth about money. Having a person to help take care of you. The necessity of a solid team. You need a coach. Why you must have a really good organization system. Having a really good friend is so important. Why you need a colleague who understands being an entrepreneur. I'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Find out more about the How to CEO Program here. © 2021 Kris Plachy

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