Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Kasia Urbaniak (Part 2) - How Men Can Empower Women and Why "No" is the Sweetest Word of All

November 18, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Kasia Urbaniak Episode 63
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Kasia Urbaniak (Part 2) - How Men Can Empower Women and Why "No" is the Sweetest Word of All
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Kasia Urbaniak (Part 2) - How Men Can Empower Women and Why "No" is the Sweetest Word of All
Nov 18, 2020 Episode 63
Mo Gawdat and Kasia Urbaniak

Today’s guest is the one-of-a-kind (I say that confidently) Kasia Urbaniak, the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. Her forthcoming book, UNBOUND: A Woman's Guide to Power, will be released in March 2021.

Kasia is announcing a unique offer for Slo Mo listeners. Any woman who pre-orders her book will gain a free seat to her incredibly valuable training, the The Good Girl Reform School, which starts November 24th and normally costs $750. Listen to this conversation and decide for yourself if you want to attend, but I absolutely recommend it. Kasia is brilliant.

(Disclaimer: Slo Mo receives no financial compensation for this endorsement, and, like all recommendations on the podcast, is genuine).

In Part 2, we discuss:

  • My experiences working at Google with female leaders
  • Kasia's belief that if she teaches women well, they'll teach the men
  • "Women in a Meeting Syndrome"
  • How women struggle with asking because they fear being bossy or needy
  • The belief that needing things is bad
  • How can men empower women? 
  • Why women should keep an invisible labor log
  • "Where there is no awareness there is no choice"
  • Train women to love the word "no"
  • People don't say no to be jerks, they say it because it threatens something important
  • Resistance is precious!
  • Imagining the first woman ever who asked for maternity leave!
  • How a complaint always has a desire
  • Kasia's upcoming book, Unbound
  • Good Girl Reformed School: a seat in the class for anyone who pre-orders the book
  • We need more levity!

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Kasia Urbaniak on Instagram @realkasiaurbaniak, on Facebook @therealkasiaurbaniak, and kasiaurbaniak.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

Today’s guest is the one-of-a-kind (I say that confidently) Kasia Urbaniak, the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. Her forthcoming book, UNBOUND: A Woman's Guide to Power, will be released in March 2021.

Kasia is announcing a unique offer for Slo Mo listeners. Any woman who pre-orders her book will gain a free seat to her incredibly valuable training, the The Good Girl Reform School, which starts November 24th and normally costs $750. Listen to this conversation and decide for yourself if you want to attend, but I absolutely recommend it. Kasia is brilliant.

(Disclaimer: Slo Mo receives no financial compensation for this endorsement, and, like all recommendations on the podcast, is genuine).

In Part 2, we discuss:

  • My experiences working at Google with female leaders
  • Kasia's belief that if she teaches women well, they'll teach the men
  • "Women in a Meeting Syndrome"
  • How women struggle with asking because they fear being bossy or needy
  • The belief that needing things is bad
  • How can men empower women? 
  • Why women should keep an invisible labor log
  • "Where there is no awareness there is no choice"
  • Train women to love the word "no"
  • People don't say no to be jerks, they say it because it threatens something important
  • Resistance is precious!
  • Imagining the first woman ever who asked for maternity leave!
  • How a complaint always has a desire
  • Kasia's upcoming book, Unbound
  • Good Girl Reformed School: a seat in the class for anyone who pre-orders the book
  • We need more levity!

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Kasia Urbaniak on Instagram @realkasiaurbaniak, on Facebook @therealkasiaurbaniak, and kasiaurbaniak.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.