Often it’s not ‘technical’ skill that holds someone back. There is an implicit ceiling that stands between those with technical ability only and those that are able to manage the constraints and challenges of politics, forming alliances, dealing with difficult people, building a team and everything else that makes things happen.
Those are the skills that differentiates the average from the effortlessly extraordinary.
When was the last time you felt completely comfortable taking on a tough project at work? Or going into an interview for that position you have waited for? Or felt calm and collected walking into a meeting with all the senior people in your team/company? When last did you feel at ease, confident and in control of where you want to be?
If that doesn’t describe you, we should talk.
I specialise in teaching strategic and tactical approaches to dealing with the soft, fuzzy, uncomfortable side of building a person’s career. That means teaching you how to navigate any political landscape with ease and handle stressful situations with pose and calm. That includes covering scenarios such as:
- Struggling to fit into your new team and you don’t know why, you are starting to wonder that no one likes you.
- Manager keeps brushing you off and won’t listen to what you have to say, it’s starting to affect your confidence.
- You seem to get brushed over when new opportunities come up, even after you express you are interested.
- Just started a new leadership position and you haven’t made any progress, you are worried that upper management are regretting hiring you.
- Conflict makes you really uncomfortable and you tend not to no to demands, so you get home regularly after 7pm.
We spend 8 hours and more at work everyday. When you calculate that over a lifetime it represents a huge chunk of our lives. It’s not supposed to be painful, awkward and frustrating. You are not mean to wake up and feel less confident, less capable and worn away.
Don’t settle for that.
Let’s get started: