071: Putting in Place a Strategic Career Action Plan with Patricia Hayes

Are you taking action steps toward your big career dreams? If not, or if you feel stuck in your leadership journey – you might want to think about your strategic career action plan!

In today’s episode, I invite the fabulous Patricia Hayes – executive advisor and career empowerment coach – to talk to us about strategic career action planning. We discuss why you need to develop one, how to get started, and what to do AFTER the plan is set – because this is so important, my love!

Ready to get really strategic with your career development?

Let’s go to the show! 

We dive into:

  • Why you need to have a strategic action plan in your tech career if you want to uplevel!
  • Goal setting – and how to know if you are setting your goals high enough (you are capable of so much, my love!)
  • The MOST IMPORTANT difference between your personal strategic career action plan and the one your employer puts in place
  • Where to begin when developing your strategic career action plan (and some tips if you are feeling stuck on this initial step!)
  • The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can be doing to elevate your career – and how this opened the doors to my first executive position! 
  • Patricia’s TOP TIP for elevating your career faster when transitioning – and why it might surprise you
  • A BIG mistake you might be making around networking – and how to avoid it!
  • And more!

Show Notes

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