So, you are a high potential, rising star within your firm yet you find yourself coming in second place when it comes to key interviews for promotions within your Company. Or, you have been stuck in the same function and cannot seem to break away. Perhaps, you find yourself in a declining industry and need to fully reposition yourself for a career transformation. Maybe, you are already a highly successful executive with a great firm but have hit a perceived glass ceiling and want to find a way to punch through to the next level.
If these sound familiar to you, take comfort that you are not alone. Most professionals bump up against this during their career. So, it is important to take ownership of your career and create the future you desire. Too many times, professionals choose to passively await the next job posting or an enlightened manager to arrive. Well, life is too precious to short change your potential and that of a team in need of your skill set.
Frankly, it is a rare leader who demonstrates the human skills to help an individual in achieving their career aspirations. Consider this simple reality. Most individuals receive an "annual appraisal," that involves a self assessment and the manager's review. Frequently, these are closed door sessions filled with mutual anxiety riddled with all the things you have not accomplished in order to manage the individual rating thereby balancing the annual merit increase budget. Harsh but too often reality! Unfortunately, this employee's experience is neither motivating nor valuable in helping achieve the goal of the organization or the individual.
The fact is, leaders are just not trained to coach and develop people. They are trained to manage spreadsheets, sell things, produce things, cut costs, and the other basics of business. The human aspect of leadership is left to managerial chance rather than viewed as a core competency required for leadership.
Ambitious professionals benefit from working with a capable Executive Coach who will invest quality time with them to put them in control of their career. The key is to work with someone who helps YOU be true to yourself rather than selling your soul to get ahead. This is the core premise of Managing Brand YOU which has proven to be a successful approach for many rising executives.
Jerry S. Wilson, has distinguished himself as a preeminent Executive Coach who helps leaders build a winning plan for themselves. He provides direct one on one coaching to people who are committed to seizing their own future while incorporating his Managing Brand YOU process for a structured approach. Jerry has a track record of empowering women and men to achieve greater success in business while living a more fulfilling life.