Ep #232: The Teacher’s Guide to Changing Careers with Ashley Philipps

Feeling stuck in a job that’s no longer working for you?

Many corporate women leaders find themselves in the same boat, wanting to switch industries but completely lost on how to actually make it happen.

(This can feel extra difficult when you’re stepping into a field where you have zero subject matter expertise.)

Here’s the good news:

Making dramatic career changes is not only possible—it can even change your life for the better—and I’ve invited Ashley Philipps onto this episode of Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer to show you how.

Ashley spent seven years working as a high school teacher before starting over and working her way from entry level to Vice President in the corporate world.

In this episode, we discuss not only how she managed this big career leap, but also how you can start your own transition. Plus, we dive into how you can overcome hurdles, leverage your network, and build a personal brand that sets you apart in your new industry.

If you’ve been thinking about making a big career transition but feel overwhelmed by how to pull it off, this episode is for you.

Let’s dive in.

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:

  • How Ashley used resilience in networking to rapidly advance her career.
  • The dangers of pivoting your career when you’re already burnt out and what to do instead.
  • How Ashley rose from senior to director to VP (and rapidly increased her salary and happiness along the way).
  • Why it’s so difficult for teachers to advance their careers.
  • Why pivoting to the corporate world requires you to find your voice.

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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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