A New Way to Be in the World – a Conversation with Debra Woog

Debra Woog
Debra Woog
Debra Woog of Connect2

Women entrepreneurs face a unique set of challenges. They have to be – and do – everything, not just competently, but heroically. Leadership coach Debra Woog works with women entrepreneurs to free them from the trap of “hyper-competence,” as she describes it.

According to Debra: “We leaders, especially modern women professionals, need a new way to be in the world.  Many of us are overdoing, beyond what’s healthy for us. We are too good, for our own good, at getting things done. We are hyper-competent.  We are hyper-productive.  We are hyper-accountable. We try to do it all, everything we expect of ourselves and most of what we imagine others expect from us.  We go over, beyond, and above.  Our lives exhaust us.  We try to escape the overload by numbing out — with food, alcohol, pills, media, etc.  But, as my friend Geoff Laughton says, “People’s control strategies aren’t working anymore.“ In other words, we are still in pain.  The stakes of hyper-responsibility and over-empowerment are dangerously high.

Debra sat down with AE host Margy Rydzynski to discuss this tendency. It strongly resonated with her and, if you’re a woman entrepreneur, with you as well. Don’t miss this interesting, critical interview.

 

Polka Dot Powerhouse – A Women’s Business Networking Event

Monday, June 25
1:00 and 7:00 pm
Portal Crystal Gallery
489 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington Center

At the Open House, we’ll introduce you to Polka Dot Powerhouse, an international organization of positive, action-forward, authentic women who make genuine professional and personal connections. We have local chapter meetings around the world as well as online connection events.

In the Polka Dot Powerhouse, any woman who wants to increase connections in her life (business owners, corporate and non-profit employees, entrepreneurs, direct sales professionals,
stay-at-home moms, retired women, etc.) discovers a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, enabling professional and personal growth, with celebrations every step along the way!

At our monthly meetings, you’ll meet like-minded women looking for a drama-free, pressure-free atmosphere. Our upbeat environment lets you cultivate your best qualities while you facilitate the same in others. Dots, as we often refer to our members, love to tap into the best traits of womanhood.

There will be two meetings on Monday, June 25. See our Facebook page for more information and to RSVP for either or both meetings.

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