152: Energetically Aligned Leadership with Nina Simons

Whether you lead a team of subcontractors, have a full staff, or are responsible for people in other areas of your life, leadership plays a role in many aspects of your life.

When you’re an energetically driven human, it’s easy to get emotionally involved in your leadership role.

So how do you embrace your energetic self with strategic leadership? Today we’re talking with Nina Simons about finding and leaning into your own unique version of leadership so you can lead from your soul but get shit done.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Not feeling like a leader and the process of owning that role
  • Magic happens when you’re in tune with yourself and lead from the heart
  • New trends, current challenges and necessary changes for today’s leaders
  • The power of putting down your guard and being vulnerable and curious
  • How to cultivate and hone in on your own personal style of leadership
  • What to consider when leading from a distance
  • “How does it feel when you’re all in?”


Nina Simons is the co-founder and Chief Relationship Strategist at Bioneers, and leads its Everywoman’s Leadership program. She is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about reinventing leadership, restoring the feminine, and co-creating a healthy, peaceful, and equitable world for all. She speaks and teaches internationally at schools, conferences, and festivals, and co-facilitates transformative workshops and retreats for women that share practices for regenerative leadership through relational mindfulness.



Check out Nina’s book Nature, Culture, and the Sacred: A Woman Listens For Leadership.

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“If what I’ve learned from Bioneers is that what the earth needs most from us is leadership from every human being alive on the planet and I don’t like being called a leader, maybe the definition of leadership itself is changing.”

“I think leadership requires that we peel away layers of conditioning about privilege, about what we think is right, and actually exercise our listening more than our talking, and our curiosity more than our sense of knowing, and our capacity to collaborate, which involves all kinds of practices that most of us haven’t had enough time and experience to do it well.”

“Sometimes you just have to keep going and notice the fear and know that it’s not about saving your life, but about busting through an old pattern.”

“It’s like, we have this magnifying glass that, if we turn it one way, it makes us small. And if we turn it the other way, it can make us bigger. And we have to practice turning it the way that helps us grow bigger.”

“​​Leadership is from within. And when we can honor ourselves, and honor our needs and our gifts and our abilities and what lights us up, that’s where we shine the most and have the most brilliant forms of leadership that impact other people around us.”



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