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Behind the Scenes of My Biggest Client Wins of 2018 and the Lessons You Can Learn from Them



Hey Career Girl Nation!

If you’re like me, these last few weeks of 2018 are your favorite time of the year.

Not because of the food, presents, or time off from work, but because it’s the time when it’s perfectly normal - expected even - for you to turn inward and reflect on the past 12 months.

You’re most likely asking yourself questions like: Did I accomplish all of my goals this year? What worked well for me? What didn’t? How do I want things to change next year?

Yes, these are the types of introspective questions I live for.

Here’s the thing: If you’re not happy with your answers to these questions, or you feel like you weren’t able to reach all of your goals, or you haven’t been able to reach your full potential - this episode is for you.

Listen in as I go behind the scenes of some of my client’s biggest wins for 2018 (including one client who was able to land an impactful role that came with a $90,000 raise) and share the proven six step process you need to follow in order to achieve huge career wins for yourself next year!

If you’re ready to make next year, your best year - listen in!

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • [08:25] The importance of surrounding yourself with like minded people who are also working toward achieving big things in their career

  • [18:27] The three aspects of complete and total clarity and why it’s the foundation of accomplishing huge wins in your career

  • [26:03] Why it’s not enough to set SMART goals for your career and what you need to keep in mind if you have big goals for 2019

  • [42:21] The one thing you’re missing that could be keeping you from getting to the next level in your career

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

  • Episode 10: How to Bounce Back After Being Laidoff

  • Episode 40: How to Prevent Burnout in Your Career

  • Episode 43: Lessons learned from my ‘Silent Growth Period’: Part 2

  • Episode 45: How to Honor Your Pace and STOP "Should-ing" All Over Yourself

  • How to create SMART goals (so you can actually achieve them!)

  • Client Wins as highlighted on Instagram


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How to Honor Your Pace and STOP "Should-ing" All Over Yourself



Hey Career Girl Nation!

This episode is on a topic that’s very near and dear to my heart. I’m diving into how to “honor your pace” or simply put: How to stop obsessing over self-imposed timelines when it comes to your career and life.

There’s a post on my Instagram account about my struggle with honoring my pace that really resonates with the people that read it. It seems like more than just a few people can relate to feeling like they need to accomplish this or that by the time they’re X years old.

As a career coach, I speak to women from various walks of life in different spaces in their career and no matter how different each of their career stories are, the one constant is the fact that they all feel they aren’t progressing through their career as quickly as they feel they “should”.

In this episode, I’m going to break down the pitfalls of living in your “shoulds” and give you practical ways you can work toward honoring the pace things are unfolding in your own life.

P.S. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes.



Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • The dangers of living in your “shoulds” and why staying there leaves you feeling unsatisfied

  • Why you must move away from focusing on the timing of your goals and aspirations and what to focus on instead

  • The pitfalls I’ve faced over the years trying to rush through the self-imposed timelines I’ve placed on my life

  • What really happens when we make decisions from a space of fear and lack

  • 5 ways to finally start honoring your pace in your career and life


Links mentioned in this episode:


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How to Know When It's Time to Leave a Workspace You've Outgrown



Hey Career Girl Nation!

As a HR leader and career strategist, I’ve spoken to thousands of women over the past decade at various stages in their career. While each woman’s experience is unique, I’ve been able to categorize the challenges women face in their professional journeys into a few main themes.

One theme that comes up a lot in my work is overcoming the challenge of leaving a job/career/company that no longer serves you. In fact, of the 100 women who’ve applied to have a free career exploration call with me since February of this year, an overwhelming majority of applicants list some variation of this as a main career challenge they’re facing: “Exiting a work space I’ve outgrown”.

With all the challenges women - especially Black women - face in their careers, it’s no surprise they’re having trouble making the leap to bigger and better opportunities at work.

In this episode, I’m discussing 1) how to know you’ve outgrown your current work space, 2) why it’s hard for you to walk away from that space even when you know you should and 3) what steps you can take once you’re finally ready to move on to the next phase in your career.

If you’re on the fence about staying or leaving your current work situation, this episode is just for you!

P.S. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes.



Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

  • The 3 big signs that’ll clue you in to the fact you’ve outgrown your job and it’s finally time to move on

  • The 5 stages of change and why understanding which stage you’re in is the first step to making a career move

  • 3 reasons Black women (and all women, minorities and other people from marginalized groups) find it difficult to exit work spaces they know they’ve outgrown

  • What to do once you’re finally ready to move on to the next phase in your career


Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Overview and explanation of the Five Stages of Change

  • #BlackWomenAtWork chronicles the challenging experiences of Black women trying to do something as simple as working while Black

  • Episode 23: The Exact Process to Finding Your Dream Job in 21 Days (The D.R.E.A.M. Job Profile Episode)

  • Schedule your Career Breakthrough Session now if you’re ready to break through their overwhelm, confusion and negative thinking to finally have 1000% more clarity about what’s next in their career

  • Want to work with me, but not sure how? Sign up for a free career exploration call and let’s talk through your career goals and how I can help!


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Part 2 (Where the heck have I been) Lessons learned from my silent growth period



Hey Career Girl Nation!

I’m back with Part 2 of the “Where the Heck Have I Been” episode and ready to dive even deeper into the lessons learned from my 6 month hiatus. If you haven’t already, be sure to go back and listen to Part 1 in episode 42 where I break down into detail what served as the catalyst for my silent growth period, where I went and what I did while I was away.

In Part 2, I’m digging deeper into my lessons learned during my silent growth period and also sharing the specific tools I’ve incorporated into my daily routine in order to decrease the chances of having to take such an extended leave again or worse - experiencing another bout of burnout!

Lastly, I walk you through the new direction for Your Career Girl and Deeper than Work and clearly explain what I do and who I serve.

As always, I truly appreciate all of your support and encouragement, and I’m grateful to have a community who embraces me - flaws and all!

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Links mentioned in this episode:


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Where the heck have I been? Lessons learned from the 6 month hiatus of the Deeper than Work podcast



Hey Career Girl Nation!

It’s baaaaack! Yes! The Deeper than Work podcast is back and all new with episode 42 all about what I’ve been up to over the past 6 months!

In this super personal and candid episode, I break down into detail 1) what happened, 2) where I’ve been and 3) what’s next for me, the Your Career Girl brand and the Deeper than Work podcast.

There’s so much in store for Your Career Girl in 2019 and beyond and I’m excited to dive into so much new content and career advice in the coming weeks, but before I do that, I wanted to take the time to walk my listeners through my growth journey to not only explain where I’ve been, but to provide support and encouragement for those of you who may be experiencing something similar.

For all of you die-hard listeners of the podcast, this one is a must listen! I truly appreciate all of your support and encouragement, as always!

P.S. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes.



Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

 The importance of aligning on expectations for the relationships you’re in (work, personal, family, etc.)

●     Why you need to pay attention to your moods, ebbs, flows, highs and lows

●     The difference between a silent growth phase and a loud one + the benefits of each

●     The top three ways to know if you’re in need of your own silent growth phase


Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Episode 40: How To Prevent Burnout In Your Career


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How To Be A Boss In Your Love Life And In Your Career



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Hey Career Girl Nation!

This is an episode you don’t want to miss. I get to interview Charreah Jackson, author of the new book Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman’s Playbook for Love and Success
Charreah has spent more than 10 years researching healthy relationships and careers. She’s also a senior editor for Essence magazine, and her stories have been featured on CNN, NBC, Time, Fortune, and more. 

Being a “boss bride” is all about a state of mind. It starts with finding the parallels between your work and home life and merging them into one. 

Over 50% of households have a female who is making all the money, or a “female breadwinner” so to speak. It’s the new normal, and yet hiring managers are still basing their decisions on your social status in life. Are you engaged? Planning a wedding? Married?

There’s also a struggle with finding the right partner in your life, and it’s not a choice that should be taken lightly. You need to be strategic and intentional with your romantic life, in the same ways you approach your professional life. 

If you want to be a boss at your love life and your job, episode 41 is a must listen! 

P.S. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes.


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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

●    How an engagement ring can rock your career and what you need to prepare for.

●     Why you need to prioritize love, and make to-do lists.

●     The crazy eights, and how this process will help your dreams will come true.

●     How powerful women merge work and family, and how they commit.


Links mentioned in this episode:


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How To Prevent Burnout In Your Career

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Hey Career Girl Nation!

Today’s episode is all about burnout. It’s definitely a real thing and something so many women can relate to. 
 
I’ve experienced burnout myself for a few months. I was falling asleep constantly, in a constant state of stress, and I just didn’t have it in me anymore. Being burned out in your career is serious. 
 
When I shared what I was going through with my community, the response was incredible. It resonated with numerous people, especially women. Many of us are juggling many hats as mothers, wives, career women and it’s easy to think you can do it all, all the time.
 
I’m going to discuss how to identify, reverse, and prevent burnout in your career. Now, this doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong. It doesn’t mean you are in a toxic environment. Burnout just happens, and we may not always realize it. 
 
If you think you are burned out and want to do something about it, take a listen to episode 40! 

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Why Being Underpaid is Costing You More Than Just Money

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Hey Career Girl Nation!

In this episode, I get to interview a very special guest! I’ve known Mr. Nemo Ashong for close to two years, who is the founder of Empjoyment. He talks about his mission to have a truly inclusive and empowered world, and how we can value ourselves and know our full self-worth.

All of us are priceless, but we live in a world where things cost money and we need to afford that lifestyle. We should be pushing to get top dollar to where we are. But first, we need to be able to demonstrate our value, and own who we are.

I’m talking to a lot of women who are working to get the salaries they deserve, but there are systems at play where they don’t get paid at the same levels as men. A woman only makes 80 cents for every dollar that a man makes. For a black woman, they make even less. We discuss how you can start creating a space where you can speak freely, and open more doors.

If you know you are worth more and you want your salary to grow, episode 39 is a must listen!

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Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Nemo's company, Empjoyment, where you can learn to practice your authenticity, and being comfortable expressing yourself in your career

  • Empjoyment's Facebook Page

  • Empjoyment's YouTube Channel

  • Episode 31: 5 Things You MUST Do Before You Ask for Your Next Raise

  • Don't miss your chance to get 15% off Sudio Headphones - Be sure to use discount code: YOURCAREERGIRL at checkout!


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Real Life LinkedIn Strategies for Black Women in Corporate America

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Hey Career Girl Nation!

In this episode, I sit down with a very exciting guest! Meet Aithyni, owner of The Career Design Lab, and working during the day as a diversity and inclusion manager. She talks with us about her journey, and how LinkedIn helped transition her to a new and amazing career.

LinkedIn is a place with no judgment, a space for starting open genuine discussions with like-minded people. Even if you aren’t job searching right now, it’s still important to find those connections.

There are also many unique challenges women face in the workplace, no matter what your skin type. Many of us face unconscious bias, myself included. We dig deeper into how LinkedIn can help you leverage, and battle that bias.

If you want to own your career and find the right people that will navigate the way to your goals and dreams, episode 38 is a must listen!

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Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:


Links mentioned in this episode:


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Navigating a Career Change When You're Over 40

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Hey Career Girl Nation!

Today’s episode is a little different from the topics I normally discuss, specifically focusing on one demographic within corporate America.

I want to laser my focus on this and talk about women who are over 40 or approaching 40, and navigating a career change. I’m getting a lot of women reaching out and asking questions about this.

As you get older in the workplace, things can become more difficult. Being over 40 in corporate America isn’t easy.

People start to make incorrect assumptions. They think about all the stereotypes and stigmas that come with you being older. How can you navigate through that and move forward?

I’m going to break this down for you even more, and go through some strategies and tips you can use if you are in this age range trying to level up in your career.

Even if you aren’t 40, or you know you will be in this demographic at some point, then episode 37 is just for you!

P.S. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes.


Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:

 

●     How to bounce back if you've been laid off

●     Why top performing women aren't in positions of power, and how this can be changed.

●     The 7 strategies to make a career transition, and how to position yourself.

●     Why you are uniquely qualified, and not overqualified.

 


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