We are conditioned to pick a career path and stick with it. Graduating highschool you get asked “What are you majoring in?” In college “What are you going to do when you graduate?” After graduation “where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?”When careers deviate from a traditional path they are presented as squiggly lines. A messy, unpredictable, and chaotic path that implies a life and career by default instead of by design. It’s no wonder we work so hard to stay “on track” instead of tuning into what we want.The reality is that 67%* of us will make at least one major career change (*Based on research of over 60 professional women at the top of their fields). What if instead of fighting change, we approach our careers with the expectation it will change as we grow?In this talk I’ll share actionable tips to help you build a career with intention by:
Setting your Foundation
Scheduling regular check ins with yourself
Creating Directional Career Objectives
About the Speaker:
Margaret Weniger is a sales executive turned founder. She spent 11 years of her career scaling high growth sales organizations at companies like SalesLoft and Mindbody. Today Margaret hosts the Rising Tide podcast, a podcast featuring female leaders and the story behind their career success. She is the Founder of Rising Tide, an organization focused on changing the corporate landscape to be more inclusive by empowering women to achieve their fullest potential.
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