Is your thinking holding you back?

During a recent group coaching conversation some of the Leaders on the call were sharing with me that their people were being negative and resistant to change.

What they had identified was that certain situations were triggering them to think in a way that was stopping them from transitioning to the new way of operating.

I shared with the group my Red Thoughts Worksheet so that they could use this tool to help their people gain awareness of the thoughts that they are experiencing which are causing them to behave in a way that is resistant to change.

 

If you would like gain awareness of the thoughts that are holding you back or coach someone in your team to do this, then download my Red Thoughts Worksheet.

Defining Moments

I recently had the privilege of speaking at and attending two interactive and insightful days at the Women in Risk Management Summit in Sydney. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Defining Moments’. Risk, audit and compliance industry leaders gathered to discuss some key leadership advice.

The summit was rich in collaboration, practicality and influence, inspirational stories of unexpected turning points that became career and leadership ‘Defining Moments’.

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The summit was packed with thought leadership content, from innovation techniques, to mental toughness to authentic leadership. Sharing personal career journeys and individual lessons for navigating the paths to senior roles. The ‘defining moments’ highly resonated with myself and the delegates. Vulnerable moments and valuable failures are hard to grasp when you’re trying to learn from some book or formula, it was refreshing to hear real life stories of success and hardship from like minded women in the industry.

Always look out to learn more and develop
• Put yourself out there for career advancement
• Seize opportunities for progression
• Step-up for career building opportunities
• Volunteer for challenging tasks and projects

You learn more from failure than you do from success
• Reflect and learn from your defining moments
• Gain insight from your most valuable failures
• Use ignition points to spark innovation and inspiration, and propel you

Create a leadership profile for yourself:
• Learn how to pivot and make quick decisions in our fast-paced world
• Take ownership of your achievements
• Continuously develop yourself and your ability to lead others

Create a positive and productive team:
• Mental toughness is essential to thrive under stress and pressure
• Stop negative thoughts to cope more effectively with challenging situations
• Manage your emotions in difficult leadership situations
• Resilience leads to successful leadership

This is just a snap-shot of the insights from a valuable 2-day summit. I felt inspired and equipped with easy to implement strategies and techniques to enhance my own leadership effectiveness.

To learn more strategies on how to lead yourself and others, download my free e-book, The Thought EnablerTM – a framework for stopping negative thoughts, so you have the ability to cope in challenging situations.

Ask For More Assertively

I was working with a client recently and she share with me that she had been offered a great new role. Everything about it was what she wanted, nut she had some concerns about the Hiring Manager.

She had head some stories about their management style and had decided that she wasn’t going to accept the offer.

Given how excited she was about the role I was quite concerned about this.

I challenged her by asking her to at least having a conversation with the Hiring Manger about her expectations of their leadership style.

I shared with her The Assertiveness Planner, we were able to walk through a 4 step process that she could use to plan a conversation with the Hiring Manager.

My client ended up having the conversation and the Hiring Manager was able to deliver on the expectations that she was looking g for.

If you would like to have an assertive conversation, then download my Assertiveness Planner today.

P.S. If you would like to find out if I can help you accelerate your career progress, book in for a FREE Power Coaching CallTMtoday.  Click here to book a time directly in my calendar.

Market Your Personal Brand

I was working with a client recently and she shared with me that she had been applying for multiple roles and just not getting interviews.

When we reviewed her CV, I realised that she had talked a lot about her achievements, her skills and experience, but had failed to highlight the value or benefit to the organisation of these skills and benefits.

I shared with her my FAB Statements worksheet. This provided here a framework to turn her features into real benefits for the organisation.

From this my client was able to update her CV, talk about these benefits in interviews and was successful in securing her dream job.

If you would like to be able to succinctly and confidently market your talents, then download my FAB Statements worksheet today.

P.S. If you would like to find out if I can help you accelerate your career progress, book in for a FREE Power Coaching CallTMtoday.  Click here to book a time directly in my calendar.

Self Promote with Confidence

I was working with a client recently and she shared with me that she found networking and self-promotion really unnatural

She was in the market for a new role and had decided that networking would be a critical part of her search process.

I shared with her my 15 Second Commercial worksheet. A simple planner she could work through to develop a short statement that would help communicate her ambitions to others.

By completing this planner my client was able to feel confident going into networking situations. Her 15-second advertisement clearly outlines what her ambitions were, what she had been achieving in her previous roles and what she wanted to do next.

If you would like to succinctly and confidently communicate about yourself during networking then download my 15 Second Commercial worksheet.

Coaching To Save You Time

I was working with a client recently and he shared with me that he was frustrated by the amount of time he was spending coaching his leaders during a period of significant change across the function.

Despite the amount of time he was spending coaching his team members weren’t taking responsibility for leading the change with their own teams.

I shared with my client the Coaching On the Go Model and explained how he could use quick 10-minute coaching sessions to empower his leaders to take responsibility for the change themselves.

If you want to coach people on the go and help them feel empowered during change then download my Coaching On the Go Model.

Be Assertive

To appear confident when networking and talking to others about yourself you need to be succinct. To do just that, I suggest to my clients to prepare a 15-second advertisement. You may have heard this talked about as an elevator pitch. I refer to it as an advertisement, because you are marketing yourself to others. This ad needs to be something that you can say in 15-seconds or less so that you can be succinct in conversations, which means it only needs to be 3 to 4 sentences at most.

I used this approach when I first left my corporate job. I recall using it to talk to people about what I wanted to do going forward. The more I shared my 15-second advertisement with people, the more confident I felt with self-promotion.

In this Quick Career Boost Video, I will show you how to write your own 15-Second Advertisement, and some tips on how to use it to communicate your talents and ambitions.

To plan and write your own 15-Second Advertisement download my worksheet.

If you want to know more about how to self-promote and increase your salary, then join me at The Salary Maximiser on-line workshop.

Know Your Strengths

During my time working in Sales and Marketing one of the key things we needed to know and communicate clearly were the features and benefits of our products. People buy products based on their benefits in the same way that organisations value the benefits their employees provide.

In this Quick Career Boost Video, I will show you how you can turn your strengths, achievements and skills into benefits that an organisation will value. You will then be able to talk about your strengths, achievements and skills in a way that gets you noticed, and ensures your organisation values what you bring to the table.

Download my FAB statements worksheet and start using these benefit statements to confidently self-promote.

If you want to talk with me about how you can increase your salary and accelerate your career progress, book in for a 10-minute Power Coaching Call today. Click here to book a time directly in my calendar.

Maximise your Salary

Women often tell me they are reluctant to negotiate in workplace situations if they do they normally ask for less or are likely to accept the first offer that comes their way.

Most often they lack confidence, they don’t want to come across as pushy or aggressive and they don’t want to get a bad name. They don’t want to be seen as the person who pushes back on a salary offer or asked for more money.

In this Quick Career Boost, I am going to show you the what and how of being confident and assertive about negotiation.

Being assertive means approaching the conversation as a win-win. This is one of the most important things I learned during my career in sales. For every negotiation with a customer, we wanted to come out with a win-win outcome.

When negotiating salary with your manager, a recruiter or an HR manager, you want to be assertive and get to a win-win outcome.

You can also download The Assertiveness Planner™ to help you be assertive and ask for more.

If you want to talk with me about how you can increase your salary and accelerate your career progress, book in for a 10-minute Power Coaching Call™ today. Click here to book a time directly in my calendar.

Be Productive and Get Results

Recently I was working with a client and she shared with me that she “Couldn’t see the forest for the trees”. She was working on a change program and feeling quite disillusioned and unclear on where she should be right now and where she should be going.

I shared with her my Goal Setting tips to help her be more productive and get results. She used these tips to set some goals and she then started to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

If you would like some tips on how to set goals and get results, then download my Worksheet about goal setting.