Jodi Flynn is the Founder of Women Taking the Lead, a podcast and community of ambitious entrepreneurial women who want to go BIG. She works with Type-A women who are already successful but have not yet achieved the level of success they want to achieve. Jodi helps her clients to see how extraordinary they are and then set priorities, get organized, in action so they can achieve their biggest goals with ease. She became an Amazon bestselling author with the release of her book, Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to doing.

Every woman has two sides: the side that she is proud to show to the world and the side that she tends to hide. The part of us that we hide is made up of our insecurities, our struggles, our fears. They are the feelings that arise when we feel what we are offering to the world is just not good enough. Today’s She Rises guest, Jodi Flynn, tackles the insecurities in women that drive them to push harder in their careers and personal life. She helps women develop their confidence and see that they are already amazing—regardless of how much they strive in life. Tune-in as Jodi and Giovanna take us into their own inner struggles of self-confidence, what they describe to be their superpowers and kryptonite, and how all women can be the best version of themselves.

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  • Today’s guest, Jodi Flynn, helps women develop their confidence and help them realize that they’re already amazing
  • Jodi, as a child, was full of insecurities outside of the house
    • She even trained herself to breath silently so she wouldn’t attract attention
  • Growing up, Jodi used her friends as a security blankets
    • These friends left her and it devastated her at the start, but it also encouraged her to reach out to others and form new friendships
  • The women who hire Jodi for coaching are already successful people
    • They may not feel successful though
    • They also can doubt their personal relationships
    • Some tend to struggle with perfectionism
    • Jodi helps them to understand they can delegate their work so they can focus on more important things
  • Jodi shares about one of her clients
    • Her client had to either sell her business or work with a partner
    • She had a lot of options and Jodi told her that they will work their through the options
    • The client had an “aha” moment where she realized her team worked better when she took a break
    • The client didn’t have to sell the business or take on a partner after all
  • The leader, or the owner, can become a “barrier” to the business experiencing success
  • The common factor between all of Jodi’s clients is perfectionism which causes them to hide their problems
    • They don’t want to ask for help; they try their best to do things their own way
    • Hiding keeps people trapped
  • Jodi was trapped at one time herself
  • In business, things will go wrong
    • It should be taken as an experiment where failures are a learning experience
  • The people who are successful are the ones who didn’t hold themselves back
  • “Strive for some excellence, not for perfection”
    • Perfectionism only reinforces “not good enough” ideas and beliefs
  • Jodi believes that every quality has two sides of a coin, the “good enough” and “not good enough” side
    • Jodi wrote her book for the women who believe things are “not good enough”
  • In all things, be aligned with your mission and work at your own personal development
  • There’s work involved when it comes to aligning with your mission and purpose; it requires you to engage in a heart-to-heart with yourself
    • The mission for women is to be the best version of yourself
  • “Be the change you would like to see in the world”
    • If you follow your interests, you’re already in your mission and purpose
  • Women can make a difference and have tremendous power
  • You don’t have to be the next Oprah, you can start with your own community or circle
    • As Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can with what you have, where you are”
    • Doing one small action can create the greatest ripple
  • What to do with the crabs in the bucket?
    • If you change, the people around you have to change
    • Lovingly set boundaries
    • Help them understand how you’re doing and if they can’t support you yet, that’s okay
    • Giovanna shares how people questioned her decision to move to Mexico
    • Know what is true for you
  • Jodi’s book is Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing
    • It is broken down into three parts, the first part is the foundation and setting yourself up for success
    • Second part is about mindset, stress, obstacles and the people you surround yourself with
    • Last part is the tactical side of things
    • There’s nothing wrong with being a visionary
    • Recognize your superpowers and your kryptonite
  • Giovanna and her partner are having a spiritual and business retreat for women in Bali next year
  • Jodi’s book is like a DIY coaching service for women who are overworked, overwhelmed and have big dreams, but can’t make them happen
  • If you have a question, reach out to Giovanna at the She Rises website or to Jodi at
  • Email Giovanna at

3 Key Points:

  1. Women are NOT inferior to men—they achieve their potential in their own ways.
  2. When we change, people around us will change as well.
  3. You can be a visionary but achieving the right balance between action and dreaming is KEY.

Resources Mentioned:

She Rises Podcast by Giovanna Capozza Jodi Flynn
Women Who Take The Lead
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