This is why pausing was good for nonprofit leaders and for me

Kathy Archer
2 min readOct 20, 2022

Are you a nonprofit leader who loves learning but doesn’t have much time? If so, podcasts are a great way to get snack-sized bites of wisdom during times when it’s “ok” to multitask. There are many valuable podcasts for nonprofit leaders. If you have a favourite, comment below so we can all learn from each other!

Did you know that I produce a podcast? I do! However, it’s been on hold for a few months, but guess what? The latest episode of the podcast is out 👏🏻

It’s been seven months since I released the last podcast episode. I certainly did not expect to take that long of a pause. However:

  • It’s been good!
  • And needed!
  • And I learn some lessons from the pause👇🏻

Lessons Learned:
The first lesson I learned is that things often take longer than expected. I, of course, thought it would only take a couple of months, but it did take a little bit longer 😉

There are four other lessons I take away from the extended pause that I share in this week’s episode of the podcast.
🎙 To hear those four other lessons, tune in here.

Catch up on the faves
If you are new to my work or have yet to listen to other episodes, below are some that you might be interested in.

Podcast Episode Favourites

One of my favourite conversations was with Elizabeth Bishop
# 45 — How to regain your passion for your nonprofit work

One of the top listened-to episodes is
Episode # 42 — How to have brave board conversations with Heather Terrence

And another favourite of listeners is
Episode # 33 — Permission for Ambition with Anna Gordon

If you are having a crazy day, try this one:
Episode # 26 — Wellness Tips for Overloaded & Overwhelmed Women Leaders

The most listened-to series of episodes:

I’d also love to hear what you would like me to share in future podcast episodes.

  • What do you want to learn more about from me?
  • Whom do you think I should bring onto the podcast to interview?

Comment below so I can add your ideas to my list of podcasts to produce.

And in the meantime, happy listening!

p.s. Don’t forget to share your favourite podcasts below

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Kathy Archer

Helping women leaders make it in the nonprofit world. Leadership Development Coach * Best-Selling Author * Wife * Mom * Grandma * Mom to one boxer named Zeus!