Ep #23: Becoming Your Own Best Sponsor

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You know the benefits of having a sponsor.  You understand how great it is to have someone else advocate on your behalf.  But why wait for someone else to speak up for you when you can do it yourself?

Not only are you your own best sponsor but it is your responsibility as a senior leader.  When you can demonstrate to other leaders that you take your own professional development seriously, that your long-term goals are clear, that you can confidently articulate your leadership style, that you are wiling to speak up in challenging situations --- then they will trust that you can lead at that higher level.  And you will get promoted.

​​On today's episode, I am going to show you exactly how you can begin advocating for yourself in a way that feels easy and sustainable.  I'll break down how to speak up so that you don't sound pushy or ego driven.  And you'll know how to evaluate your progress along the way.

The good news is that all of this can be done even during this time of uncertainty and significant change at your organization.

I'm offering a free Live webinar on "How the Biggest Career Jumps are Made During Times of Crisis." If you want to develop the skills I teach you on my podcast so that you can finally get the recognition you deserve, sign up at stacymayer.com/crisiswebinar and learn how.  There are limited spots, so don't hesitate to sign up.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why offering solutions to problems is not being pushy
  • How only delivering status updates at your weekly 1on1s actually hurts your chances of getting a future promotion
  • Why it's actually part of your job at the senior leadership level to speak up and ask for what you want
  • How to keep your ego out of the conversation
  • A simple, easy to follow process that you can begin this week

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About Your Host


Hi, I’m Stacy Mayer, a Leadership Coach for emerging executives who are ready to take their career to the next level or seeking more fulfillment in their current organizational roles.

I help corporate managers reposition themselves to advance their careers, build confidence in their ability to solve problems in real-time, and step into their higher leadership potential so they can make a bigger impact in their organizations.

And I can help you do that too!

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