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Speak Up And Stand Out: The Four Pillars To Powerful Leadership Transformation With Regina Huber

The key to unlocking your full potential as a leader is to stop blending in and start standing out. Accept and appreciate your unique brilliance, and confidently assert your value. In this episode, Regina Huber, the CEO of Transform Your Performance, discusses the four pillars of her Powerful Leadership Transformation Framework. Regina shares her expertise on how to know, own, and show your value to move the needle in your career. She highlights the four critical areas of her framework and breaks down the components you need to incorporate to achieve success. Regina emphasizes the significance of distinguishing yourself and exhibiting your distinct talents, along with advice for negotiating your value and shattering the invisible barrier. If you’re a woman in the corporate world and feel stuck in your position, this conversation is for you. Tune in now!

 

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Speak Up And Stand Out: The Four Pillars To Powerful Leadership Transformation With Regina Huber

In this episode, we’re going to be talking about knowing, owning, and showing your value. Regina Huber is a transformational leadership coach, and she’s going to go through her powerful leadership transformation framework. There are four critical areas to her framework that we will walk you through the components of what you need to incorporate to move the needle in your career. Regina is the CEO of Transform Your Performance. She drives bold, value-driven, heart-centered leadership of self and others, and she helps her coaching clients reach the next level of their careers. She created three signature coaching frameworks, the Powerful Leadership Transformation, the New Paradigm Leadership, and the Get Your Dream Salary. Stay tuned for my conversation with Regina Huber.

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Regina, thank you so much for being here in this episode. I know that you talk about stop blending, start standing out, showing your unique brilliance, and owning your value. This conversation is geared toward the woman in the corporate world that feels stuck in their position. What do you mean by stop blending in and start standing out? Rosie, it’s a pleasure to be here. This is a huge opportunity for me to have this conversation with you and to inspire our audiences together. I’m delighted about it and I’m grateful for it. This stop blending in and start standing out is all about what I call in my work your distinctive uniqueness. What does that mean? We often are told as women that we have to own our value, but what I have seen with my clients and in the past, also with myself, is that we don’t always even know exactly what that is. I like to talk about knowing, owning, and showing your value so then you can stand out and be extraordinary and no longer blend in. You can distinguish yourself as the ideal candidate for the role you want or the project you want to be on, or on how you can stand out as the ideal candidate for that new job if it’s a different organization. This is all about your unique brilliance. We all have it. Everybody has unique specific greatness and genius. It’s also about addressing sometimes the other side of the coin, which is, “What are our shortcomings? How do we address them? Do we always have to be perfect in everything?” Probably not. I always encourage my clients to focus and hone in on their strengths and build on those rather than focusing so much on what we are not so great at because we tend to do that as women more. Having said that, I think there are certain skills that we sometimes do need to improve that are, for example, required for leaders in any capacity. Leadership skills are important for all of us. Communication and interpersonal skills are important for all of us. However, as long as we have this self-leadership, this self-awareness, and this great drive to practice value-driven leadership and to be a little bold in that, we can pull it off. We don’t have to know everything. That’s an important message. Sometimes, coaching can help, depending on what makes sense for everybody. Also, this distinctive uniqueness is part of a bigger framework that I have built in my Powerful Leadership Transformation or (PLT)™. I want to go back to a few things that you said. This is a perfect conversation because you’re absolutely right. When we talk about knowing your value, people are like, “What does that mean?” I like that you say knowing, owning, and showing your value. That’s you learning about yourself, you knowing what you’re good at, and what you’re not good at. You also said not to focus on what you’re not good at because we naturally focus on what we’re not good at but also showing what we are good at. I just released a workbook, Know Your Worth.
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Know Your Worth: Prepare To Negotiate Workbook by Rosie Zilinskas
We’re not talking about the person or people. There’s no price to life, but you still have to know your professional compensation, and there’s a lot of stuff that goes in there. However, once you understand it, you have to be able to show how you contribute and how you will make a difference. This conversation is going to be very important because we want to talk about what our values mean in the business world. What does that look like? I do like the way you say knowing, owning, and showing. That is fantastic. One of the things that people, specifically women, is you’re afraid to speak up so you blend in. This is important because for people to notice you, you have to stand out and speak up. I know sometimes that’s hard for women. Why do you think it’s hard for women to stand out or to advocate for themselves? What happens oftentimes is that we underestimate who we are, our value, and our worth. That’s also probably why you wrote this eBook. It’s also about how is what we know and who we are relevant to our environment. Can we make an impact? I’m oftentimes also surprised how many women, and maybe also men, don’t have a written vision. It’s because I mostly work with women as coaching clients. That’s why I know them better. They sometimes lose that focus a little bit, and they focus further on what other people think about them because they tend to speak up a little bit less often, they think that one time they speak up, it has to be perfect. What happens oftentimes is that we underestimate who we are, our value, and our worth. —Regina Huber Click To Tweet When you practice it more often, it doesn’t matter so much if that one time doesn’t sound as sophisticated as the other times maybe. It’s also about practicing it, but why do they not want to do that? Partly, it might also be because in the past, most of the companies, not all, were created by men for men, at least, in big corporations. That’s changing. Women always thought, and that might still be part of their corporate DNA in a way that they had to blend into that environment and now become somebody else, or at least not look too different or not sound too different. I believe that when women can own their authentic voice and their authenticity, who they are and express that even also in how they dress. I know there are dress codes, but you want to also still be who you are and be authentic in how you show up in all senses. That’s when you become the most powerful and when it becomes easier to stand out and speak up. You talked about owning your authenticity. Can you give maybe an example of how that applies to one of your clients as to what transformation they had when they realized what owning their authenticity means? One specific client comes to mind immediately. She works in financial services, which we know that it tends to be a little bit more formal in how people are dressed and how they’re supposed to be dressed or expected to be dressed. We often think of gray suits, but she wasn’t the type for that. She wanted to wear her hair. She likes it. Maybe in a ponytail, and not all sophisticated in different ways. It’s just not who she is. If she had done that, then that would have silenced her in a way because she would have been playing a role. We brought out what mattered for her to be able to speak up in meetings and not be talked over by a colleague, which was a serious problem that she had. It was a very specific person that constantly took her ideas. I know this sounds a little bit cliché, but it is a real case. This person stopped talking over her when she applied some specific language that we practiced together that I also partly took from the conversational intelligence modality that I studied. It gave her a lot of self-confidence at that moment to have that language. I also helped her prepare energetically. Because she is very holistically oriented in the other part of her life, she took that on and integrated it into her business presence. This was tremendously successful for her. She feels now so much better about how she shows up in presentations also because she has to do a lot of presentations. I love that you were able to help her not only figure out what she wants to wear that still fits within that particular industry, but the language. Language is so critically important. That’s part of humanizing people in the workplace through authentic and inclusive leadership. I know you’re a transformational leadership coach, but how can a management team, a leadership team humanize the workplace more so that people are comfortable bringing their authentic selves in? There are certainly a lot of ways. The most important work for me is trust building. Trust is the glue that holds it all together, that holds a team together. Trust is also important for your own career as a leader to build that trust in all directions so you can then have better connections. You can network more proficiently and have a better time at work as well. Also, trust yourself. Do you trust yourself to do the work and to step into the role that you want? As we step back to the question about humanizing the workplace, trust-building is important. There are several different tools we can use like story sharing, and I call it story sharing and not storytelling for a reason, or just encouraging our team members to share more about themselves by asking more open-ended questions. This cannot always happen in group settings. We have to be careful and sensitive about, “What questions do we ask in a one-on-one meeting? What questions can we ask in group settings? How does it all fit together?” I created two frameworks, and I already mentioned one. I certainly want to talk a little bit more about that because that’s probably the most relevant for most of our audience. I also created this other framework, the New Paradigm Leadership. This is all about putting the people at the center of the organization. I like to say the people are the heart of the organization. Without them, nothing works and happens. People are the heart of the organization. Without them, nothing works and happens. —Regina Huber Click To Tweet If you treat your people well, if you consider them with their very unique and specific aspirations, desires, their challenges, and you do that again in an authentic way and consistently, that’s when you build trust. As leaders, we can also share our own stories and our own transformation. We weren’t always maybe successful in the past, and our life hasn’t always been an upward line. Sometimes, it’s a rollercoaster. When we share more about those transformational stories, these are the inspirational stories. I like that you say story sharing, not storytelling, because when you tell, you only imply that someone’s just there, but when you’re sharing, that’s when you’re making those relationships and those connections in an authentic way. That’s part of humanizing the workplace. We’re much better now at humanizing the workplace because of the pandemic. The pandemic forced us to look at the whole person and not only the employee. A lot of employers are now assisting their employees to go work out or take some time to go to the doctor or whatever during the workday. It means that there’s flexibility and employers understand that it’s the whole person, not that from 9:00 to 5:00, you’re only going to be an employee because that’s not the case. I like that. Let’s talk a little bit about your powerful transformation leadership framework. Who is that for and what is it? The Powerful Leadership Transformation is for anybody. It’s not only for people in leadership roles or positions. First, we need to lead ourselves, and that is true for anybody who wants to be the pilot of their career rather than the passenger. If we do not take the steering wheel, somebody else will do it for us. I want everybody to be inspired to take their careers into their own hands because it’s your responsibility to steer them forward. Other people should be helping you, like mentors, coaches, or whoever you choose to have by your side. Also, your manager, but I also think it’s important to realize that no one can truly empower us but ourselves. That’s why the Powerful Leadership Transformation or the (PLT)™ framework has four pillars. This is for yourself. This is a lot about self-leadership, but once you master these four pillars, people around you who work within your environment will see it and will automatically transfer some of it to your team and to probably your peers and other people you interact with.

First Pillar: A Self-Empowering Mindset And Heart Set

Plus, you can also actively take what you have learned in terms of transformation or tools in this framework. You can also pass it on to your team, and I always encourage people to do that. I just said that no one can empower you but yourself. The first pillar of four of this framework is a self-empowering mindset and heartset. It’s super important for all of us to remember that all you need to be successful is already inside of you. It’s in your mind and your heart. A lot of people talk about mindset, but it’s not just about that. Yes, we need that self-empowering mindset. It’s very important because we need to be ready sometimes to shed some of the limiting beliefs in narratives that don’t serve us maybe, your success, or our success, and maybe also deactivate old stories that maybe are keeping us smaller than we are. That’s all about the mindset because oftentimes our conditioning, if it’s not empowering conditioning, can drag us down and it can keep us from showing up powerfully and confidently. We see that a lot. We have all this subconscious stuff going on because most of our beliefs are holding us down or keeping us smaller than we are in our subconscious. It’s worth going deep so that our subconscious doesn’t put us on autopilot. Even if you talk to a woman, she says, “I don’t want to speak up in a meeting, or I’m afraid to speak up in a meeting. I want to, but I’m afraid,” she doesn’t always know why that is. All this self-doubt, the famous Imposter syndrome and low self-value, fear, rejection, and all of that, sometimes, we don’t know where it even comes from. I believe we don’t always have to know, but we still need to address it so we can then address these sneaky irrational fears, as I call them, or disempowering beliefs and thought patterns to go away or to somehow at least deactivate them. I also believe that the mind is most powerful when it’s led by the heart. That’s why I put the two together, mindset and heartset because they are better together. I like that you have the mindset and the heartset. I like that you say that everything that you need, you already have inside you because that’s so true. When I was younger, I would seek approval from others before I made a decision that I was wrestling with. Now, I’m like, “No. I don’t need to consult with other people because I know what to do and what feels right.” I love number one. What’s your second pillar? I want to go back to what you said if that’s okay. Oftentimes, we make the best decisions with our hearts. Intuition is so undervalued and we have been given it for a reason. We have this gift to also use our intuition in addition to due diligence. To use that power, that specific wisdom that’s in your heart, in addition to the intellectual power of the mind is where the magic is. That specific wisdom that's in your heart, in addition to the intellectual power of the mind, is where the magic is. —Regina Huber Click To Tweet

Second Pillar: Your Distinctive Uniqueness

We talked about the second pillar already a little bit. It’s your distinctive uniqueness. We talked about what it is all about. It’s about the two sides of the coin. It’s about your very unique genius, your brilliance, owning it, and showing it. On the other hand, addressing what we need to address in ourselves. Also, sometimes realizing that we don’t have to learn everything ourselves. We can complement skills and talents through other people in our teams. I also believe it’s a lot about integrity and being in integrity with ourselves as well as respecting how magnificent we are and all of that. That would be the second pillar of the framework. Should I move on to the third pillar? Let’s go ahead and move on to three. Three is a body and energy-conscious presence. I learned a lot by doing and experiencing my life on several different continents and different cultures and language zones and many different adventures. I have a very eclectic experience. I certainly studied a lot too, but a lot of that I learned, for example, also through dance and through my holistic studies and modalities. Not everything was always leadership related. In fact, I was thrown into the cold water with my first leadership position. Somebody saw that potential in me, and I didn’t have relevant background, and gladly they did. A lot of times, that doesn’t happen for everybody. Over time, I added knowledge more consciously and more intentionally but as I said, a lot I learned also even through dance like the leadership lessons that I learned through dance. I wrote about this in my blog and articles in my LinkedIn Newsletter.

Third Pillar: A Body, And Energy-Conscious Presence

All of this flows into that third pillar, a body, and energy-conscious presence. We always hear that we need executive presence, but what is that even? I published not too long ago an article in the corporate magazine about this topic focusing on energy, because again, just as we don’t talk a lot about intuition in business, we don’t talk a lot about energy in business, but it’s super important. You might have heard about Amy Cuddy. She’s super famous and her power posing videos. This is about the body-conscious aspect because even getting fully present in your body and taking a few deep belly breaths and maybe doing a power pose, all of this has a physiological effect that then reports back to how you feel. It is everything in your body and your emotions, in your feelings and how you show up is connected. Especially with breathing, everybody’s like, “Breathing again,” but breathing is the fundamental thing that we need to do on a daily basis. Otherwise, we’re not alive. When you bring everything back to your breath, that’s when you ground and center yourself. I love Amy Cuddy as well. On an almost daily basis, I do Wim Hof breathing in the morning. Even if you don’t find the time for that or whatever our excuse is sometimes, when you go into a challenging situation, it is worth taking a few moments at least. We don’t always know in advance whether we going to go into that situation. You can have a few quick tools that you can think of right at the moment and do. For me, it’s the energy tool and it’s also the breathing, depending on how much time I have. There are also NLP tools that you can use, and I write about those also in my book, Speak Up, Stand out and Shine about the energy part now of the third pillar. It’s body and energy-conscious presence. We or at least most of us probably have heard that it takes seven seconds to make a first impression. However, it only takes 0.07 seconds for our brains to figure out whether we can trust someone and that is part of our survival mechanism. That’s why it has to happen super-fast.
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Speak up, Stand out and Shine: Speak Powerfully in Any Situation
It’s what our brain uses in a fight or flight situation, life or death. Also, because a lot of what happens in our brain is subconscious, we can’t always cut that out. We have our executive brain, our free prefrontal cortex, but it’s not always functioning 100%. This trust that I’m talking about here comes from our energy because our energy speaks louder and faster than our words. We constantly communicate on an energetic level, whether we notice it or not. Why not be aware and really remember that? Energy has such a significant role in everything, and trust-building, as well. It’s not only the words. It’s everything. Our energy flows into our body language, our business presence, our leadership presence, and our executive presence. I’m not so much talking about the quantity of energy here. I’m talking about the quality. Regina, let me interrupt you. People talk about their gut feeling like, “I feel funny or I have this feeling.” Is that the same thing as energy or is that something different? It all somehow is related to energy, because energy is all we are. Our energy flows into everything we do, we think, and we say. We need to remember this. However, in the gut feeling in neuroscience and in conversational intelligence, people say that the heart and the gut are part of the brain. We have a head brain, a heart brain, and a gut-brain. I now studied a little bit more about human design, because I was intrigued by how much insight I gained through my own human design chart. I decided to study it more in-depth and added on as a modality into my repertoire, and into my coaching. In human design, we have five types, and some of the types, depending on some elements of the chart. I’m not going to go into all the details now because we can see it. It’s hard to imagine it but it depends on how you are designed to be, how you’re designed to make your decisions, and what role the gut has for you. I said I made some of the best decisions in my life with my heart. I’m designed to make decisions in a certain way that also includes my emotions. We do relate the emotions to the heart I do believe that the heart holds very specific wisdom that only we have about ourselves and the other more technical knowledge is somehow. The gut also has its role. If you study holistic modalities, you learn that all organs have specific consciousness so it all makes sense how it flows together. It’s so intriguing. You said all our organs have a specific consciousness. That’s pretty cool. Just remember that the heart is often related to love, self-love, compassion, and all these beautiful things. Our lungs are oftentimes more affected by grief. When we get upset, we feel it in our stomach for a lot of us or in our shoulders, even also body parts. It’s not only organs. You see all those movies where someone asks somebody to marry them, and they’re like, “It’s the perfect person, but I don’t love them. It doesn’t feel right,” and they then end up breaking up. However, that’s the same thing when you’re in the corporate world and something doesn’t feel right. It’s your gut and your energy. It’s all your consciousness that’s coming to the surface and saying, “You need to pay more attention or do something differently.” That was number three. You have one more.

Fourth Pillar: Inspired and Effective Action

Number four is inspired and effective action. Number four is pretty much a result of the other three because we can take action all day. We can work 24 hours and not get where want to be. It’s about aligned and inspired action that then becomes effective. I’ve also written about alignment and different ways we can align, on how we can align mentally, physically, energetically, and in some other ways too, emotionally. In the end, it’s all connected, but we can’t focus individually on these types of alignment. Also, depending on what speaks more to us.
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Leadership Transformation: We can work 24 hours and not get where we want to be. It’s about aligned and inspired action that then becomes effective.
I believe that if you master a self-empowering mindset and heartset, if you learn how to connect with your heart and to its wisdom and take the time to listen to it, you will gain a lot from that. You own your unique brilliance, which is a distinctive uniqueness piece. If you have a body and energy-conscious presence, which is a huge piece of business, leadership, and executive presence, then yes, your action will be more inspired by the right things and therefore also more effective. That’s why I added this. Also, without action, nothing much happens, but again, it has to be not just any action. The (PLT)™, the Powerful Leadership Transformation, those four pillars are so intertwined and that fourth one is critical. I always say, “Be bold, be brave, and take action,” because you can be bold and brave, but without action, then you may as well not have done anything. I love that that fourth pillar is the inspired and effective action because that’s where everything happens. Women know that they need to advocate for themselves. They know that they need to speak up for themselves, but they don’t go through and look at that self-empowerment. They don’t make the connection between the heart, the mind, and the body, and they don’t recognize their uniqueness. I love the way you have that because once you do all those steps, then you have that inspired action that becomes effective. That’s when things start happening in your career. That is a fantastic framework. How do you use that? Let’s say someone in the corporate world comes to you and says, “I need help implementing the (PLT)™,” what do you do, or how do you go about helping them so that they can advance in their careers? All my coaching programs and one-on-one programs are all 100% customized. What we do is we start with a starter checklist, but first we have a conversation to even figure out whether it’s a good fit. Most people do. We start with a starter checklist. It’s a clear defining tool, and it also gives me additional information to know where we take it off. Everybody’s goals are different or unique, but there are some common denominators. Sometimes a lot of my clients want to overcome Imposter syndrome or up-level their confidence or their presence, and how they show up in meetings, presentations, and all of that. A lot of people, especially women, want more visibility. The techniques and content that are inherent in my framework help them transform in a way that they can get seen and heard more easily and also feel better about it. I also combined it with conversational intelligence and other techniques, modalities, and knowledge that I have that’s in my treasure chest. Everybody gets the resources they need that I can offer, and even sometimes from other people. I’m not the only one who has those resources. What we do is we go quite organically through the process of the coaching program because people transformed through it and they evolve through it. They grow. It means what I thought might have been great for them two months ago might have changed. They might need something else now. I believe that I need to adapt organically. This is why I don’t always redefine the entire content of a coaching session. I do give my clients coaching preparation forms where they can let me know what they specifically want to focus on in a specific session because we want to address their more urgent needs and their situations, but the overall goal is the transformation. They want to take that wisdom. A lot of my clients want raises and promotions. Through this framework and the work we did together, she had the guts to ask for a $50,000 pay increase, and she got it. That was one of the highest, admittedly. Others negotiated $20,000 or $30,000 more. It’s about building that confidence and adding the necessary negotiation skills, which are specific to salary negotiations. They are a little bit different from other negotiations I have found. That’s why I also created a specific online course for that. It’s all about the transformation, “How can I take that with me for the rest of my life and career?” Regina, your (PLT)™ framework is so powerful. It’s probably a well-laid-out roadmap for you to incorporate all the different components and come up with an action that will be effective so that you can move the needle in your career. This has been a great conversation, Regina. I know we’ve given a lot of tips already, but are there maybe two actionable tips that the audience can glom onto so that they can start working on those right away? Number one, we almost take time to increase our self-awareness at any level, especially if we want to be in a leadership role. Maybe start by making a list of all your talents, your skills, your strengths, your relevant stories and background or experiences, your capabilities, personality traits, and all this good stuff about you that either you or other people value in you. Also, all your accomplishments and achievements so far. Look at your list on a regular basis and take a moment to soak it all in. Own this amazing value that you have, this very unique package that you are. It’s a unique trader package that you are, but you got to believe it. You can also, over time, probably through this exercise, build up your confidence about what else is possible for you. What else is in your potential that you haven’t even used yet? Show us that. This is your first step to know, own, and show your value. I call all these different things that we all have your unique assets. They can not only lead to more satisfaction in your career but also more money in your bank account when you make them relevant to where you are. Own this amazing value that you have, this unique package that you are. It’s a unique trader package that you have, but you've got to believe it. —Regina Huber Click To Tweet Second, a tip is to pay attention to your energy. Before any meeting or presentation or any challenging business situation, whether it’s a job interview, negotiation, or whatever it is, check on your energy. Is it being anxious? Is it fearful or nervous? If so, take a moment and focus on your inner power energy. That inner power energy, I found has found that you got to find out for yourself. Most people can access it quickly in the solar plexus area. Try this and breathe into this area. Bring your energy out, maybe through the top of your head, and surround yourself with that beautiful power energy. First, take a few moments, breathe into it, and focus on it, because as you know, what you focus on expands. Also, allow yourself to feel that effect. It’s such a simple exercise, and it can do a lot. Regina, thank you again for taking the time to go through that great framework because if you implement them, they’re going to make a difference in your career. That’s the biggest thing. We said, “Be inspired and take effective action,” because without you being inspired or without you aspiring to do more, to do better, and bringing in your heart and body, nothing happens if you don’t put all of those components together. Regina, how did you end up becoming a leadership transformation coach? I was working for the Boston Consulting Group for about sixteen years with an interruption. They hired me back at some point when I had left. I did this work on several different continents. I moved to Spain when I was 26 with the Boston Consulting Group. I got the opportunity to move into a leadership position because somebody saw that potential in me, which was completely unexpected because I had only learned the Spanish language and moved there ten months earlier. That then led me to have different roles at the Boston Consulting Group over time in different countries. I helped them open the Portuguese office. I learned Portuguese. I helped them open the Brazilian office, the first one in São Paulo. One thing led to the other. I then decided to leave. I also did some European projects before I left. I decided to leave and work with a BCG alum who had founded a digital own company in Argentina. I was then hired back when Argentina was doing badly. In 2000 and 2001, I was hired back with BCG, which was in San Francisco. All this multicultural experience that I gained at BCG as a leader and manager leading very diverse teams with different jobs, nationalities, and anything you can imagine gave me a lot of practical knowledge. I studied a lot of holistic stuff because it interested me. I also owned businesses in Argentina and Brazil, eventually. I pulled all this eclectic experience together when I moved to New York a couple of years ago now. I said, “What am I going to do with all this amazing experience that is so rich? How can it be meaningful for others? How can I make an impact with this?” This is how Transform Your Performance, my business, was born. Over time, it developed into what it is now and I learned a lot through my clients as well. I have put all that I learned with them into this framework as well. I’m glad that you had all those different experiences. Where are you from originally? I’m originally from a small farm in a small village in Bavaria, Germany. I moved to Munich at the age of nineteen. It was the first big city and then the cities were growing bigger over time. I always had this adventurous spirit inside of me. I was extremely shy as a little girl. I was the shyest kid in the village. The adventure spirit that was running in my dad’s lineage and some of those people pushed me out to the world. I’m glad they did because now you’re sharing all these amazing ways that you can transform yourself and this is wonderful. Any final words, Regina? The one thing that I want you all to remember is something that I already said. Everything you need is already inside of you. We all have limitless potential. There’s so much we can still uncover and discover in it that we haven’t even thought of. Sometimes, take a step back and find time with yourself to explore what else is in you.
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Leadership Transformation: Everything you need is already inside of you.
Those are the perfect final words. Regina, thank you so much for your time. I appreciate you very much. For everybody, I hope that you take at least 1 or 2 actions that will move the needle forward in your career. Thank you so much, Regina. Thank you so much for having me again, Rosie, and for everybody reading. Thanks.

I enjoyed talking to Regina about her Powerful Leadership Transformation framework. Those were the four steps that she identified, which were a self-empowering mindset and heartset, identifying your uniqueness, making sure that you connect that body and energy presence, and also, having inspired and effective action. Regina shared two tips with us. In tip number one, she did say, “Take the time to increase self-awareness.” Get to know yourself. What do you like? What don’t you like? Take a little bit of time to understand that about yourself. In tip number two, she says, “Pay attention to your energy. If your energy is low, try to figure out why it’s low. What’s going on in your life? Take the time to pause, breathe, and stop and smell the roses.” One thing that truly resonated with me is for us to know our unique assets because we are all unique individuals, but in order for you to be able to talk about knowing, owning, and showing your value, you have to take the time to get to know what your unique assets are. With that, remember to be brave, be bold, and take action. Until next time.

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About Regina Huber

NWB 61 | Leadership TransformationAs the CEO of TRANSFORM YOUR PERFORMANCE, Regina Huber drives bold, value-driven, and heart-centered leadership of self and others, and she helps her coaching clients reach their next career goal. Her eclectic experience on five continents started in Germany and includes leadership positions at The Boston Consulting Group as well as ownership of businesses in Argentina, Brazil, and the U.S. This experience shaped her into a multicultural Transformational Leadership Coach, International Inspirational Speaker, and Author. Regina created three signature coaching frameworks: Powerful Leadership Transformation (PLT)™, New-Paradigm Leadership (NPL)™ and Get Your Dream Salary™.