Ep #72: Executive Advocacy with Kim Blue

Episode art for Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer“There is a time and a place for humility.”

I clapped when Kim Blue said this during our interview. 

Kim is a Human Resources Executive and the Global Head of People Experience Partners At Zoom, where she has been leading the company’s worldwide team of HR business partners since October of 2020 (ie: since the middle of the pandemic).

She’s a brilliant executive, an inspiring thought leader, and a master of what she calls ‘executive advocacy.’

Executive advocacy refers to your willingness to advocate for yourself like an executive leader.

It means being confident in your skills and aligned with your leadership values so you can show up powerfully to any interview, meeting, or situation.

In this episode, Kim and I dive into how executive advocacy will help you own your value, step into your next interview with confidence, and excel in whatever role you’re in.

This episode is absolutely packed with practical tips and serious moments of inspiration. Grab a pen and paper and hit play!

What You'll Learn:

  • What executive advocacy is and exactly how you can develop your own
  • Kim’s tips for showing up to an interview like an executive leader
  • What it takes to become a ‘corporate athlete’
  • How Kim developed a powerful thought leadership platform – despite having a day job
  • How Kim coaches up to leaders in her organization

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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 “Maximize Your Career 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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