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Episode 108 RISING RESILIENT series:
Executive Leadership Resilience Habits to Manage Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm in Business – Interview with Barbara Walsh

executive leadership resilience habits to manage stress and overwhelm in business podcast interview with barbara walsh


In this empowering episode of our podcast, we welcome Barbara Walsh, the dynamic co-founder of SupraLimina and a maestro in executive transition coaching. Barbara has a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in complex, rapidly-changing environments. In corporate roles, she has led teams through periods of upheaval and uncertainty; and as an entrepreneur, she’s experienced her own fair share of failures, along with successes. After cementing her legacy in South Africa, Barbara is now conquering the UK with her profound insights into leadership development.

Noted for the authoritative ‘Mind the Gap’ white paper, Barbara brings an arsenal of wisdom to the fore. From navigating cultural shifts to harnessing resilience practices, her passion for helping leaders – particularly women – find their footing in executive roles is both practical and inspiring. As a result, they have created a unique portfolio of programs specifically aimed at supporting the transition from senior manager to executive roles.

Barbara brings not just thought leadership but a treasury of actionable strategies for those ready to enhance their executive trajectory, evade the pitfalls of burnout, and learn how to not just survive, but thrive. But she doesn’t just theorise; she gets personal. Her intimate recount of navigating burnout during a life-altering move serves as a beacon for executives and entrepreneurs alike, and illuminates the episode with raw authenticity, candour and a touch of humour. She shares an interaction with a client that catalysed a reinvigoration of joy in the doldrums of their professional life, and paints a vivid picture of how immediate, energising action can reignite the original passion we have for our work.

Tune in for an episode that’s a tapestry of resilience, learning, and the invincible spirit of entrepreneurship. Barbara shares her expertise on bouncing back, and why the traits of self-care, compassion and perspective-taking are particularly potent for women entrepreneurs. They just might become your superpowers too.

Embark on this enlightening journey that harmoniously blends personal tales with profound professional insights. Barbara discusses the nuances of leadership that aren’t often covered in textbooks, how to avoid common pitfalls and develop attitudes, habits and skills that resonate for business owners and leaders alike, no matter the industry or location. Our conversation isn’t just about overcoming adversity; it’s about preparing to succeed amidst it. 

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