Your career path is likely to take many turns. You’re the only constant. Understanding how to effectively leverage your potential as you start your career will set you apart from your peers.
The pace of change in today’s world of business is increasing. There is more distraction now than ever before. What worked for your future bosses at the start of their careers will not work for you. The working environment has changed as much as the environment you’ve grown up in. What you lack in work experience you make up for in digital acumen.
They’ll be encouraging you to develop your own style. They’ll seek your participation and your contribution. They’ll want you to express your unique personality so that they can tap into your true potential. You need to develop your own sense of self. To have confidence in your own approach whilst learning from those more experienced.
You can gain comfort from the fact that I’ve been in your shoes myself. I convinced myself that I knew what I was doing with my career when I graduated with my master’s degree. In hindsight I just wanted to fit in, get a good job and see how I could move forward from there. It was a ‘hope’ strategy. Had I been more intentional about how I could contribute, I’d have accelerated my success exponentially. Don’t make the same mistake that I did. Hope strategies don’t work anymore.
I worked in demanding, client-facing roles in traditional city-based firms, trying to juggle everything whilst at the same time connecting the real me to the work that I did. A few years ago I wish I could have had access to a resource like this. So I’ve dedicated my time since to making this a possibility for you and others like you.
The clients I served then as an advisor and now as an executive coach are just like you, ambitious and driven. Sometimes you might feel that you don’t yet have that truly coherent personal strategy to maximise your career performance. If you feel that you’ve more to give but don’t have the time to analyse what it is or how to best deliver it, then the 6 Steps Framework is ideal for you.