Guest Interview: Career and Leadership Coach and Author – Brenda Abdilla

On this episode, we’re talking with Brenda Abdilla about building our emotional agility when dealing with stress. Brenda shares from her new book Outsmarting Crazytown: A Business Novel About how Derailed Professionals Can Get Back On Track and opens up about how her personal journey helped develop her self-leadership skills. 


Brenda Abdilla is a respected and sought-after career and leadership coach. She works with corporate leaders who want more effective strategies for team accountability and collaboration, and with professionals who are navigating a change in their high-level careers. More than 90% of Brenda’s coaching clients get promoted, land the role they desire, or address their core issue within 12 months of engaging Brenda.

Outsmarting Crazytown: A Business Novel About How Derailed Professionals Can Get Back On Track, (Indie Books, 2020) is Brenda’s second career-centric book. Outsmarting Crazytown hit the Amazon bestseller list for new releases in career. She is also the author of: What’s Your Lane: Career Clarity for Moms Who Want to Work a Little, A lot, or Not at All (2013), and serves as the professional facilitator for two Denver-based Women Presidents’ Organization groups.


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Episode Highlights

  • 2:49 – Getting to know Brenda and her Background
  • 5:10 – Morning Routine
  • 8:42 – Brenda’s Book
  • 11:15 – the Going to the Ugly
  • 14:00 – Tyranny of Positivity
  • 15:24 – Alleviating Caution Fatigue
  • 16:51 – Using Self-Leadership to Get Unstuck
  • 20:45 – Uncovering Superpowers
  • 21:45 – Guiding Principle of Emotional Agility 
  • 24:42 – Practices for Living Out this Principle
  • 27:05 – Changing Celebrations
  • 31:36 – Finding Brenda and her Book

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