Ep #77: The 5 Biggest Career Lessons I’ve Learned from Running My Executive Ahead of Time Program

When I first started coaching many years ago, I was focused on giving my clients the tools they needed to become better leaders.

And it worked!

The corporate women I coached developed their leadership skills, became time management experts, and were better able to have difficult conversations with their teams.


While they were becoming amazing leaders and getting pats on the back, they weren’t always getting promoted.

That’s when I uncovered that getting promoted didn’t just happen because you’re a great leader. It happens when you start being deliberate about your career.

So I shifted my coaching and began showing my students the exact steps they needed to take to get promoted into those higher levels of leadership.

And, yes, I still teach my students to become amazing leaders, but there is a difference between being amazing in the role you already have, and doing what it takes to get promoted to that next level.

As I’ve grown my coaching business and expanded my group coaching intensive, Executive Ahead of Time, I’ve continued to discover more and more lessons about what it takes to really advance your career. 

I usually save these secrets for my students, but in this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, I’m letting YOU in on these secrets, too.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why getting better at your current role won’t get you promoted
  • Exactly why having a community helps you advance your career
  • The three steps to communicating like a senior executive leader
  • My secret to changing your career trajectory for the next 20 years
  • How to create consistent growth in 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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