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Episode 53: How to skyrocket your career growth through community - SoundCloud
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In the final episode of this 3 part series breaking down the 3 things you’re underestimating in your career that are keeping you from reaching the level of success you crave, I’m talking about community - which is the last foundational piece of building a successful career.

So many of the women that I talk to throw networking and community to the side, thinking they can ride the elevator of success to the top by themselves.

But truthfully, community means SO much more than team work. And it’s not just about networking, either. If you’re not leveraging community in your career and fostering relationships with people, you’re doing yourself a serious disservice - and I’m here to tell you how to start utilizing this key strategy for maximum success.

Listen in as I dig into the benefits of building your own personal career community, why networking really is the key to your net worth, and how community is the critical missing piece in your career success strategy.

As always, if you’re a fan of the Deeper Than Work podcast, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. Not sure how? Here’s a step by step guide to help!

Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The flip side of being a high performer and how it can negatively affect relationship building

  • How to let go of feeling shady for using your connections to make career moves

  • What it means to cultivate a 360 degree community and 3 reasons why you absolutely need one

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Episode 52: How to Stop Letting Fear Cripple Your Career Goals - SoundCloud
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In part 1 of this series, episode 51, I talked all about confidence - which I believe is the #1 thing blocking your career glow-up. I broke down how detrimental lack of confidence is and why it’s the one critical skill for crafting a successful career.

Today I’m unmasking the second biggest culprit when it comes to career standstills - fear.

In all of the conversations I have with women, there’s a lot of fears that come up when it comes to why they’re not progressing in their careers. They’re afraid to ask for a raise, afraid to apply for that job, afraid to actually move in the direction they need to go in.

There are so many women out there swimming around in stuck, fully aware of the next step they should take but unable to push past the fear to step into the careers they’ve always wanted.

Listen in as I break down how doubt is paralyzing your career and what you can do to finally cut the cord on fear.

As always, if you’re a fan of the Deeper Than Work podcast, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. Not sure how? Here’s a step by step guide to help!

Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The 3+ types of fear holding your career hostage and how to recognize them

  • The biological reason why fear paralyzes your decision making and how to override it

  • The simple mindset hack you can use to easily get unstuck and kick fear to the curb

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Episode 51: The ONE major thing blocking you from achieving major success in your career - SoundCloud
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Since launching my free Career Breakthrough Coaching Sessions about a month and a half ago, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with dozens of women about their career journeys and goals. It’s been such an eye opening experience - both for me and for the women I’ve spoken with.

What I’ve noticed is that although the women I’m speaking with have different goals and are at different places in their career, there are common blockers that run through each of their stories and that these blockers are responsible for keeping each of them “stuck”.

Of all the blockers I’ve uncovered, there have been 3 major ones that are not only common, but are often so ingrained, the women I speak with don’t even realize how these things are negatively impacting their career success.

I’m tackling the biggest and most crucial blocker I’ve come across - lack of confidence - and breaking down how to immediately increase your self-confidence so you can level up in your career.

As always, if you’re a fan of the Deeper Than Work podcast, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. Not sure how? Here’s a step by step guide to help!

Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The most critical skill you need to develop if achieving BIG success in your career is something you’d like to do

  • The core belief I’ve adopted in my career and life and how it’s responsible for all of the success I (and my clients) have achieved

  • The one question you MUST ask yourself in order to figure out if you’re sabotaging your career and don’t even know it

  • The simple action you can take right now that is guaranteed to help you get unstuck - no matter where you are in your career journey

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Episode 50: How to Eliminate Impostor Syndrome as a Woman of Color - SoundCloud
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I wrote a post on the Your Career Girl Facebook page last year that started off with the words: I don’t believe in Impostor Syndrome. And as you can imagine, it was quite controversial.

Impostor Syndrome is defined as the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or was legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills. And while I believe that there are very real emotional and professional implications of being affected by Impostor Syndrome, I don’t believe the premise of the argument.

Impostor Syndrome isn’t some thing that women of color have created on their own - its origins stem from some very real implications of racism. Also, Impostor Syndrome isn’t something that women of color are destined to deal with for the rest of our lives - it is very possible to push through.

Listen in as I break down my definition of Impostor Syndrome, explain the different types and share my 4 step process on eliminating it once and for all.

As always, if you’re a fan of the Deeper Than Work podcast, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. Not sure how? Here’s a step by step guide to help!

Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
  • My love/hate relationship with the concept of “Impostor Syndrome” and why I hesitated to even speak about this topic on the podcast

  • The underlying reasons why women and people of color are more susceptible to developing Impostor Syndrome than other groups

  • The five types of Impostor Syndrome and how they can negatively impact you on your journey to success in your career

  • The 4 things you must start doing immediately if you’re struggling with Impostor Syndrome as a woman of color and are ready to eliminate it once and for all

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I was chatting with one of my career coaching clients the other day about her professional journey, and our conversation veered onto the topic of when she was fired two years ago from her job and how much emotional baggage she still carried from that experience.

Even though she’s since found another role that she enjoys. Even though the reason for her being fired wasn’t because she was incompetent or not good at her job, she still carries the scars.

Our conversation was both inspiring and triggering for me. It got me thinking about my own lay off back in 2011 and how rattled I was by it and how it still shapes the way I view and interact with organizations all these years later.

Listen in as I dig into the implications of being involuntarily let go from your company and what you can do to process this professional trauma.

As always, if you’re a fan of the Deeper Than Work podcast, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. Not sure how? Here’s a step by step guide to help!

Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The real, underlying implications of being let go from your job that go well beyond not having a pay check

  • The horrible advice “well-meaning” friends and family give people who’ve been fired or laid off that is completely wrong and in some cases, damaging

  • Three of the most common feelings people who are involuntarily separated from their companies feel - and why it’s OK to feel them

  • My 3 step system that will help you process the trauma associated with being let go so you can come out on the other side stronger than ever before

Links Mentioned in the Episode:
  • Episode 01: How I Went From Unemployed and Depressed to Loving Life as a Career Coach

  • Episode 10: How to Bounce Back After Being Laid Off

  • Episode 21: How to Know if You're in a Toxic Work Environment (and what to do about it) 

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Episode 48: How to FINALLY Give Yourself Permission to Prosper with Kathlyn Hart - SoundCloud
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We’re chatting with Salary Negotiation Coach, Kathlyn Hart in this week’s episode and we’re breaking through the myths and negative thinking associated with asking for more money.

Kathlyn specializes in financial empowerment and her mission is to help you earn more money so you can live your most bold and brave life.

She’s not only been able to amass huge success in her own finances by saving over $16,000 to quit the 9-5 world to make my dream of backpacking across Asia a reality and finding the courage to successfully switch careers from non-profit to software design, she’s also coached countless millennials on their journey to increase their income as well!

Listen in as Kathlyn shares her super practical and relatable advice on how to give yourself permission to prosper.

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

Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
  • How your money beliefs directly impact your earning potential even if you don’t realize you have these beliefs in the first place

  • Common blockers keeping you from getting more money in your career

  • How to finally give yourself permission to prosper in your career - no matter what industry you’re in

  • How and why choosing a new money narrative is the critical piece of increasing your earning potential

Links Mentioned in the Episode:
  • Visit Kathlyn’s website to learn more about her and her work at kathlynhart.com

  • Tired of of feeling underpaid? Learn how to negotiate like a boss, and actually get paid what you deserve, now over at bebravegetpaid.com

  • Keep up with Kathlyn’s via Instagram: @iamkathlynhart

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Episode 47: Achieving Complete Clarity in Your Career - SoundCloud
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Hey Career Girl Nation!

After a quick Holiday break, we are back with the first episode of 2019. My initial thought was to tackle goal setting and developing your career action plan for the year, but then I realized two things:

1) We’ve done that already (check out episode 22 from 2017), and

2) At the foundation of any career strategy is…clarity.

That said, we’re diving into getting completely, crystal clear on what you want to be doing in your career.

Listen in as I break down my 3 steps to clarity:

  • Knowing your what, why and how

  • Understanding your point

  • Staying in alignment

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

Episode Gems You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Why total clarity should be your goal and my three part process to achieving it in your career

  • What happens when you’re out of alignment with your professional purpose and not doing what you’re meant to do

  • The deeply reflective questions you should be asking yourself if complete clarity is truly your goal

  • The real reason career clarity eludes so many women of color

Links Mentioned in the Episode:
  • Episode 22: How to Create Your 2018 Career Strategy: My 10 Step Process to Overwhelming Career Success

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

  • Episode 46: Behind the Scenes of My Biggest Client Wins of 2018 and the Lessons You Can Learn from Them

  • Start With Why by Simon Sinuk

  • Goalcast article on finding your professional purpose

  • My article on TheMuse.com: A 30-Something's Guide to Finding Purpose (Without Quitting Your Job)

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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!

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

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 - SoundCloud
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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:Let's be Internet BFFs:

If you enjoyed this podcast episode, please take a moment to subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. This is how we can spread the word about the Deeper than Work podcast and have as many women as possible join the Career Girl Nation!

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Episode 44: How to Know When It's Time to Leave a Workspace You've Outgrown - SoundCloud
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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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