Episode #112- How to BE yourself at work with Cassandra Goodman

Why You’ve Got To Listen To Today’s Episode:

Welcome to another podcast episode with Paula Maidens. In this episode, Paula interviews Cassandra Goodman, a seasoned leader with over two decades of global executive experience. Cassandra, the author of "Being True: How to Be Yourself at Work," shares insights on authentic leadership and the importance of activating your true brilliance in the business world.


Cassandra shares that true success involves not only loving what you do but also loving who you are while doing it. She reflects on her own journey and how it took years to realise the significance of being authentic at work. The conversation covers the challenges all leaders face in balancing authenticity with societal expectations, especially as they climb the corporate ladder.


Highlights of this episode:

  • Challenges of being authentic when societal conditioning encourages more masculine traits and pressure to conform.
  • The concept of "imposter syndrome" and how to  embrace it as a leader and care for the parts of yourself that feel inadequate.
  • The difficulty of sustaining the coal-fired fuel equivalent energy in leadership versus anchoring into one's personal true essence for sustainable and authentic leadership.
  • Practical tips for leaders, encouraging them to tune into their inner dialogue, recognise different parts of themselves, and develop a deeper level of self-awareness.
  • Being true to oneself in various contexts, whether in a corporate role or as an entrepreneur and the importance of skillful authenticity and self-awareness.


This episode of Paula Maidens with Cassandra Goodman provides valuable insights into authentic leadership, exploring the challenges leaders face and offering practical tips to activate true brilliance in any business context. Cassandra's expertise and wisdom shineS through as she encourages leaders to embark on the journey of self-awareness and self-leadership with practical tips and personal insights.


Connect with Cassandra:


Learn more about the work Cassandra does on her website

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Buy her books Being True and Self-Fidelity

Listen to her audiobook Being True

Listen to her podcast True Power


Connect with Paula: 

Website: www.paulamaidens.com 

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