I have been speaking a lot recently to professional women’s networks. The question of confidence often comes up. Women will talk about lacking the confidence to take on a more senior role, to stand up for something (often themselves), to…
I have been working recently with a number of coaching clients who are looking for new roles. In some cases they are looking within their current company and in others, they have left and are seeking new opportunities. The singular hallmark of those who do well, is what I call engagement.
Engagement describes those who actively reach out to others, set up meetings and informational coffees, go to events and conferences. When they do this, they meet other people, have further conversations, get new ideas and connections to pursue. They place more calls, read up on new ideas and do more research. Then the dots start to connect, the path forward becomes a little clearer, some paths are ruled out.
Sometimes it’s hard. Calls or emails aren’t returned. People don’t respond with enthusiasm. But my most successful clients keep at it. The more engaged they are, the more momentum they create, and that momentum results in decisions and great offers for new roles.
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