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Are You Holding Yourself Back By Not Taking Action?

I WRITE THIS WITH A DEEP SENSE OF PURPOSE, OF WANTING TO SERVE YOU.

Some of you reading this article will know me well and will know why I feel so deeply driven and focused on helping professional women close the leadership gap. Some of you may have only started to learn of me and I'm grateful you have joined our community of ambitious, heart centered women. Let me share a piece of me.

Back in 2004, I was a senior executive working at Roche, and enjoying what I was doing and enjoying the people I worked with. 

I was the "head down, bum up" executive that believed in meritocracy. I thought that my work should speak for itself and if I just continued to focus on that then I would be noticed, recognised and heard.

  • By pure luck, I was noticed
  • By pure luck, I was listened to
  • By pure luck, I was recognised


BUT what are the chances that I would always be working on a high profile project? I realised that

  • LUCK was not a career plan
  • LUCK was unpredictable
  • LUCK was passive


Question: Are you relying on luck to be noticed, listened to and heard?

Having spent the last few months creating, "The SELF Leader Brand Map", I took everything I have learned from being a senior executive for twelve years and a personal branding expert for the past ten years and collated all the feedback that I had received from serving over 3000 professional women.

I went back to basics and thought about the six core human needs which are:

  • Certainty - need for stability, predictability, and consistency (pillar 1 & 3)
  • Uncertainty - need for variety and change (pillar 2 & 3)
  • Significance - need for meaning and having a sense of importance (pillar 1, 5 & 6)
  • Love and connection - need for communication and to feel connected (pillar 1, 4 & 5)
  • Growth - need for spiritual connection (pillar 4 & 5)
  • Contribution - need to give beyond ourselves (pillar 5 & 6)

Each of the six pillars in, "The SELF Leader Brand Map" addresses these six core human needs. By understanding who are you for personal growth, how to package yourself for significance, how to communicate your value for connection and recognising that being of service is a gift, you will find true joy and fulfillment in your career and life as I have.

How are you meeting these six core needs in your life and career?

The only way you will succeed is to take massive action. You need to lead yourself and be the driver of your success and happiness. It's not up to your boss, or your partner, or your colleague to help you get noticed, recognised or heard. It's all up to  YOU. You only have one life to live! So what will it be?

If you are serious about finding true fulfillemnt in your career and life then I want to help you make that happen. 

I am now taking final placements for, "The SELF Leader Brand Map". Its taking place 29.09.17

Click here to register your interest and together we can see if this program is the right fit for you.

I'm looking forward to hearing your story and helping you find true joy and fulfillment from your career and life.

Until next time,

Janette x




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