Ep #44: C-Suite Secrets Part 1: What your CEO Actually Means

The playbook of what it takes to succeed at the senior executive level is not something you always learn in a MBA program.

Sure, you learn how to be a great manager.

You may even learn to be a good leader.

But what you most likely don’t learn was how to advocate for your career, especially at that higher executive level.

Luckily, I’ve figured that out for you.

This is Part #1 of a three-part series I am doing on the Maximize Your Career with Stacy Podcast podcast, called C-Suite Secrets.

In C-Suite Secrets, I dedicate each episode to showing you how to speak, act, and think like a c-suite leader so you can step into (and survive) an executive leadership position.

In this first episode of the series, I break down the six pieces of feedback that, at some point in your career, you will hear from the executive team AND show you exactly what this feedback actually means (hint: it’s not what you think).

If you listen to this episode and think to yourself “I want to act like a senior executive now”, then my 6-week group coaching program is just the thing for you.  I designed Executive Ahead of Time to help corporate leaders like YOU access the skills, confidence and unparalleled support you’ll need to reach a higher level executive position.  Learn more at www.executiveaheadoftime.com.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why being told to ‘just keep doing what you’re doing’ is a major redflag for your career
  • How to be proactive and look for ways to advance your career, even if it’s ‘not a good time’ for a promotion
  • Why showing the leadership team that you can set boundaries and priorities is crucial to landing your next role
  • What it means to be told to speak up, despite being the loudest person in the room
  • Why being told by your boss that your promotion ‘is not up to me’ is not what it seems

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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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