Ep #101: Becoming a Resilient Corporate Athlete with Pam Borton

Pam Borton is one of the nation’s top women’s basketball coaches who now helps executive leaders become resilient corporate athletes.

And Pam first built her executive-level resilience in an unlikely way:

Shooting baskets on the mangled, crooked rim in front of her family’s barn.

Because the rim was crooked, Pam missed. A lot.

But she kept at it.

She never gave up.

And she found new ways to score.

This is what executive-level resilience looks like in action.

Executive level-resilience means learning how to succeed, no matter how imperfect the situation is.

It means fighting for that promotion, even as your boss tries to block you.

It means advocating for your career, even as your company announces layoffs.

And it means finding a way to make things happen, no matter how hopeless the situation may seem.

Want to build your executive-level resilience?

In this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, Pam and I dive into the lessons inside her new book, The Crooked Rim, AND we lay out inspiring and practical strategies that will help you become a resilient, high-performing corporate athlete today.

If you want to step into a higher leadership position, receive the recognition you deserve, get paid for your ideas instead of the hours you put in at work, and enjoy more time, freedom, energy, and joy, then you need to get your hands on a copy of Promotions Made Easy. Register here for book release updates, specials, and bonus content – delivered straight to your inbox.

What You'll Learn:

  • How you can start training yourself as a resilient corporate athlete today
  • How hiring a coach helped Pam excel as a leader
  • Pam’s process for coaching executives to reach their own ‘final four’
  • Pam’s tools and strategies for building your emotional capacity for resilience 
  • Pam’s advice for women who want to transition into the executive suite

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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