This week we talk to Tara Mohr about playing big
Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She helps women play bigger in sharing their voices and bringing forward their ideas in work and in life. Tara is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, named a best book of the year by Apple’s iBooks and now in paperback. In the book, she shares her pioneering model for making the journey from playing small–being held back by fear and self-doubt–to playing big, taking bold action to pursue what you see as your callings.
Tara is the creator of the Playing Big leadership program for women, which now has more than 1,000 graduates from around the world, and creator of the global Playing Big Facilitators Training for coaches, therapists, leadership development professionals and other practitioners supporting women in their personal and professional growth. A Coaches Training Institute-certified coach with an MBA from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale,
Tara takes a unique approach that blends inner work and practical skills training. Her work has been featured on national media from theNew York Times to Today Show to Harvard Business Review, and has captivated women from all walks of life including Maria Shriver, Jillian Michaels and Elizabeth Gilbert.
In This Interview, Tara Mohr and I Discuss:
- The One You Feed parable
- The immense flexibility we have in who we become
- Feeding the good wolf in others
- The Inner Mentor and the Inner Critic
- The qualities of the Inner Critic
- Why you shouldn’t argue with the Inner Critic
- How the Inner Critic also sounds like the voice of reason
- Finding our Inner Mentor
- Don’t ask what you are ready for but instead ask what is life asking of me right now?
- Imposter Syndrome
- The Objection Rolodex
- Making “The Leap”
- The 6 criteria of the “The Leap”
- How to keep change going
- Giving up sugar
- Setting up our lives, routines and supports in life that make real change possible
- The critical importance of outside influence in our ability to make change
- Not letting our moods drive our behavior
- Thinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to change behavior