Whether you are currently in your dream job or looking for something new, you won't want to miss these strategies to help yourself, your colleagues and friends to make the meaningful progress in their career. Relationships are everything, especially when it comes to building trust, credibility, expertise and opportunities, so I was super excited to have this conversation with International Association of Women (IAW) Vice President of Marketing and Membership Experience, Megan Bozzuto.
Regardless if you are climbing in your current role or looking for something new, here are 4 key strategies from our interview to help you to be intentional when networking:
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If days, weeks and even months feel blurred, and overwhelm is a constant companion, you are most certainly not alone. Groundhog Day is an uncomfortable and unsustainable (yet common!) place to be, and it’s not where creativity, productivity, innovative ability or joy live.
Here are a couple things you can do RIGHT NOW to help go from feeling like you're "spinning", depleted and not in control... to feeling grounded, calm, and on purpose.
Watch My Video with the Tools to Put Groundhog Day to Rest.
It’s the perfect time to take a little control back. With all that has transpired over the past few months, including the loss of one of the most courageous female leaders and champions of equality, it’s never been a better time to make a 1-degree shift that could create big change for ourselves and for others.
You see, most of those who have accomplished great feats in history have done so in...
Often times growth, progress and change require risk.
When an Olympic hopeful in equestrian show-jumping decides to play all out, she may decide to cut inside a jump to shave off precious time from the clock rather than choose a safer route to allow more time to get her horse balanced and straight.
If she plays all out, she takes a big risk.
Her horse may not be as able to clear the fence therefore taking down a rail and incur 4 or more faults. This would likely knock her out of qualifying for the Olympic team.
Growing and progressing in her sport will require her to take these types of risks.
The reward? Clearing the jump and proving that her sex, age and experience are good enough to contribute to the Olympic team, therefore creating a ripple effect, inspiring other young riders to work hard and take strategic chances as well.
Being a courageous ally requires risk as well.
I had the honor of interviewing angel investor, marketing strategist, Founder, House of Thor and a champion of women and girls, Kim Emerson. Kim was inspired at a young age by her grandfather who pushed her to do well in school. After graduating from Cornell as one of 20 women in a class of 200 in the Electrical Engineering Department, Kim soon became an international influencer in the tech industry. She is also a firm supporter of the Everyone Matters Ministries (www.everyonemattersministries.com) and Girls in Tech (www.girlsintech.org).
Here are a couple of the main take-aways from our impactful conversation:
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First and foremost, how are you doing? We are a community of world-class doers and change agents, but we are also human. Send me an email (I respond to all my emails myself:). Drop me a line, and let me know or just write it down in a journal. If nothing else, it will be a cathartic check-in with yourself. Be honest. No judgement. From here, we can move forward, together.
Let’s talk about YOUR voice for a moment. It matters, A LOT. Whether you consider yourself a world-class performer or not, YOU ARE. Whether you are feeling on your A-Game right now or feeling defeated, depleted and down, I’d like you to think about who needs you to step up right now. If you are able, let's dig deep for him, her, or them. If you are not able right now, know that we care about you, A LOT and we are cheering you on.
Our cumulative voices add up to a movement that can change the world! Isn’t it time to...
Have you ever felt like you are being called for more or a different level of impact?
Imagine if we, and those on our team, became influential thought leaders in our area of passion and expertise to affect even more positive change…
Whether you think you are an influencer or not, you are. People are watching. Colleagues, friends, family, even strangers. Let’s take a few moments to learn from one of the best thought leadership experts on the planet, Mel Abraham. He is also passionate about helping people get started in the thought leadership space.
He’s been interviewed by Larry King, various other media outlets, so it was a real honor to sit down with Mel and receive these gems of wisdom.
Here are the main points from our interview:
It is my sincere hope that this finds you, your colleagues and family well and safe. The last two weeks have been unimaginable and horrific combined with hope. Hope that there are many allies standing in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter and hope that there is a new and better commitment to equality.
Emotions are running high and for good reason, but the march for equality must go forward, so must we if we are able. For some who have been affected personally, whose family or colleagues have been directly affected, it may not be possible now. If that is you, please accept my heartfelt prayers for healing and strength. I don’t understand completely nor will I ever, but I am committed to educating myself and my community, so we can be allies for change.
I have deep gratitude for this community of heart-centered and ambitious leaders. Your voice and vision is needed now more than ever, and I believe in our ability...
Want to transform your life experience into more impact and joy in the world? I had the honor of interviewing Ideagen Global VP, author of S.W.A.K., CEO of The Italian Place and mother of 3, Adriana Sifakis.
SO GOOD! Here Are a Couple of the Main Take-Aways:
Be sure to check out the online goods at The Italian Place, www.theitalianplace.com! If you'd like to become part of my community and receive resources on Mental Toughness and High Performance, you can do that here, www.SherylKline.com. Also, be sure to connect with Adriana here on LinkedIn!
I am so excited and honored to have interviewed Nathalie Gauthier. She is an Assistant Vice President, Global Markets Technology-Proj Mgmt Office for State Street, a leading financial services firm out of Boston. Nathalie shares her tools and tips in strategic communications.
SO GOOD! Here Are a Couple of the Main Take-Aways:
I hope you, your loved ones and colleagues are all staying healthy!
Did you know that it will take 2-4 weeks for pipelines to fill up once we start driving and flying around more, and the demand for gasoline starts to rise? This was surprising to me when I heard last week from an industry expert.
Just like we don’t want to be stuck in our driveway with an empty tank when everyone else is starting their Summer, we don’t want to be stuck in comfort/survival mode when others are prepared for the next level of normal.
For some, the last 8 weeks has been absolutely devastating and for others it’s been an almost welcome disruption to a pace of life that was not sustainable. Maybe it’s been somewhere in between. Safe to say for most, it’s been challenging in one way or another, and I honor YOU for doing your best.
There is still a lot of uncertainty, but here’s WHAT WE DO...
Feeling a bit out of control or worried? (You’re not alone:).
Learning how to master your mindset can help you to feel more grounded and less worried. You can learn to go from consuming and reacting to learning, doing and moving forward.
Let’s take a few minutes to see how you and/or your team or your family members are doing! This is not a scientific assessment, just a general starting guideline to shine some light on where it may be helpful to improve, so you can be more calm, productive and optimistic.
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