107. Jocelyn Davis: Insubordinate

We are excited to have a conversation today with internationally known author and speaker Jocelyn Davis.  Jocelyn has many business books including The Art of Quiet Influence and has written a historical novel, The Age of Kali.  Today we are excited to talk about her most recent book, Insubordinate, 12 New Archetypes for Women Who Lead.

Today we discuss:

  • Jocelyn’s early experiences living around the world within a foreign service family and how it developed her natural curiosity and ability to be adaptable.
  • The unique blend of myth, archetype and business leadership and how they impacted her life and her most recent book.
  • How after 25 years in the R&D industry,  a shake up presented an opportunity to meld her business experience with her international exposure to literature, tradition, history, and philosophy.
  • Being booted for being insubordinate…. Officially!  What she learned from that experience and how it led to the title of her most recent book.
  • The layout of Insubordinate, the twelve archetypes and while women have a  “home archetype”, they can actually have access to and appreciate the beauty of all of the archetypes.
  • Navigating competition among women and a discussion of “power-dead equal”.
  • The ambitious woman trap and why we see powerful women as unlikeable.
  • Betsy, Kate and Jocelyn’s home archetypes and archetypes they’d like to more fully develop into.


Jocelyn Davis is an internationally known author and speaker and the former head of R&D for a global leadership development consultancy.  Jocelyn holds masters degrees in philosophy and eastern classics, she loves bringing ancient stories and wisdom from many cultures to bear on modern practical issues.

Learn more:

Jocelyn Davis

Books mentioned today: 

Insubordinate: 12 New Archetypes for Women Who Lead

The Age of Kali

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business

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