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She Rebel Radio

Mar 9, 2022

Mary Gregory has over 25 years of experience leading change, coaching others, designing and delivering transformational programmes in both the private and public sectors. She loves making a difference and inspiring others to be confident and empowered, enjoy leadership and increase their ability to influence. Sharon is the author of a remarkable and insightful book, Ego: Get Over Yourself and Lead.

“The paradox of ego is that we can't live with it, can't live without it. It's part of who we are and part of our survival mechanism in the world.” - Mary Gregory

Mary joins me on the show to share how we as women can amplify and inflate our egos instead of shrinking back and playing small. Our discussion centres around how we can get more comfortable advocating for ourselves, and Mary gives us some actionable tips for rising above the ego and getting over ourselves! Mary also describes the impact and authenticity that women can access to achieve a greater sense of grounded, personal power when we learn to control our egos.

“We are not our ego; our ego is our defence strategy.” - Mary Gregory

Episode Highlights:

  • Why our collective egos have been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown
  • Mary gives specific examples of overinflated and underinflated egos
  • How an underinflated ego can damage your career
  • How shifting our language can make a difference in our relationships
  • Why women need to step forward and own their achievements
  • Why it takes courage and confidence to transcend our ego
  • What the drama triangle is and how we can move away from that model

International Women’s Day Insight:

“This is a great opportunity for women to really step up and be phenomenal leaders in the world as we go forward because we have so much more naturally, the skills that are needed for today's very complex, fast-changing world.” - Mary Gregory

It takes courage and clarity of focus to let go of your ego. When women understand that we are not our egos, that we control them as part of a learned defence mechanism, we can choose to move forward and step into our power as impactful leaders.

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