The main thing I see that holds women back is that often you’re so concerned with being a great researcher and worker, that you forget you’re meant to be the Director of your own career.
To truly take your career to the next level, you need a fundamental reframe – you need to adopt a visionary mindset.
My private Coaching & Consulting work is based on the Design Theory Model of innovation, testing, and reformulation – so you get customized solutions to your problems and it’s impossible to stay stuck.
In my years of working as an Executive Director in academia, non-profits, the private sector, and the Federal government, I’ve had unique opportunities to see behind the curtain and discover how big decisions actually get made.
What this has shown me, is that I want to see more women in those rooms when those big decisions are being made! You SHOULD have a seat at the table, and a say in the decisions that will have a massive impact on the success of your career.
…And I absolutely do! From the time I was little, I’ve always been interested in the cosmos and the order of things both large and small -- and not much has changed!
This is one of my favorite quotes, though I can’t resist revising it to be more technically correct:
Person 1: I knew I recognized you! Where have we met before?
Person 2: Oh did you go to Georgia Tech? No? Are you with (other school)? Not that one either? Okay, what about (other school)? No?
Oh it was at the McMurdo Station? (Which is in the Antarctic!)
Person 1: Oh that’s exactly where it was!
This cracked me up!