Ep #139: Working with Assholes Part 2: How to Free Yourself from Your Asshole Boss

Are you dealing with an asshole boss at work?

A lot of women come to me for help because their asshole boss is literally the #1 thing standing between them and their next promotion.

And to be super blunt: this type of situation really sucks.

It’s tough to deal with, it dredges up a lot of emotions, and it can literally traumatize you.

So if you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, I want to remind you of three important things:

💖 1. You did nothing wrong.

💖 2. You don’t deserve this.

💖 3. And there is a way out.

In this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, I’ll show you how learning how to swim in your own lane is the best way to take back control of your career and escape your terrible boss.

Plus, I’ll show you how building your influence at your organization will not only allow you to bring more compassionate leadership to the executive suite, but it can also help you bypass and even eliminate asshole bosses once and for all.

(Spoiler alert: In this episode I discuss how this literally happened to one of my clients.)

This is part 2 of a 3-part podcast series called Working With Assholes.

In each episode of this series, I deal with a different group of assholes who may be making things hard for you right now and I’ll give you strategies on how to deal with them.

Because we’re not going to let the assholes win.

You are a corporate badass.

You deserve to have a voice at the table.

And this episode will help you get there, no matter who is standing in your way right now.

Want to receive the recognition you deserve, step into a higher leadership position, 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. Get your copy here.

What You'll Learn:

  • Firsthand accounts of how my clients have dealt with their own asshole bosses
  • The less obvious ways in which having an asshole boss stops you from getting promoted
  • Why the first step to dealing with an asshole boss is to stop
  • How to take your power back and find the best path forward
  • How to heal from trauma in the workplace so you don’t carry it with you for the rest of your career

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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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