Nancy, Integrator / Chief Operations Officer
Nancy left her role of 20 years and transformed her career by daring to ask for what she wanted and crafting her dream role through courageous conversations.
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We’ve all heard it before, “Just ask for what you want!” Simple, right? But let’s face it, actually putting that advice into action can be a whole different story. There’s a whole array of things that hold us back from having those important conversations that could make our work life so much better. But until you step out of your comfort zone and have those (sometimes difficult) conversations, you might never know what you’re missing out on. Your ideal career may just be on the other side of asking for what you want!
Remember Nancy? She was on episode 532 of the HTYC podcast. Last time we caught up with her, she had decided to leave a company she co-founded and had spent 20 years working for. The goal? To explore a genuinely fulfilling career that gave her full autonomy and made her happy.
Instead of rushing into her next move, Nancy took a breather during her career transition. She took the time to truly figure out what mattered most, putting in the hard work that comes along with aligning your wants and needs to make an intentional career move. This laid the groundwork for what was to come: the magic of asking for exactly what she wanted and landing her ideal role.
Faced with a handful of tempting career options, Nancy found herself at a crossroads. Choosing between them seemed like a maze of confusion until she had her “a-ha” moment. The only thing standing in the way of her ideal situation was actually asking for what she needed to make a great role an amazing role.
It wasn’t just about pondering her options behind closed doors. Nancy dove into the challenge of having some candid talks with her potential employer about what she needed out of a role.
Cut to today, and Nancy’s living proof that asking for what you want can be a game-changer. She’s landed her ideal career that lines up perfectly with her ambitions and values. By taking the reins and making her needs known, she’s landed herself in an ideal situation.
In this episode, she walks through navigating multiple great opportunities, pinpointing what she needed in the next iteration of her career and how she approached her potential employer and asked for what she wanted.
What you’ll learn
- How to approach conversations with leaders to ask for what you want in a role
- The obstacles (including your own strengths!) that may be holding you back from your ideal career
- The importance of assessing your priorities and aligning your desires in order to ask for what you want
- How to navigate career choices when you have multiple offers in front of you
My favorite part was focusing on the signature strengths. I really liked that concept and hadn't heard it before. I realize I'll never be a singer or a triathlete… Then focusing on what it is that I really want to do. I also liked that both of you were pretty transparent with your stories regarding career and finances. That is always uplifting, knowing you speak from experience.
They went from a total comp package of $165K to $359K. Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m over the moon right now and really in shock! They reiterated how I was worth every penny and said “You can find anyone with technical expertise, but someone with your disposition and DNA is hard to come by! We can’t wait for you to join the team and are so glad we could make this work for us.” I can’t thank you all enough for your coaching, encouraging support during these last few months! I’ve landed the role of my dreams along with the comp I wanted and knew that I deserved.
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