Ep #82: The Difference Between ‘Speaking Up More’ and Actually Being HEARD

Have you been told that you need to “speak up” more at work?

If you’re like most of the female corporate leaders I work with, the answer to that question is a big, resounding YES.

Being told you need to “speak up” more is super common feedback for corporate women – but it’s not particularly helpful.

That’s why I never tell my students to “speak up” at work.

Instead, I coach them to be heard.

All too often, ‘speaking up’ simply means adding more noise to the conversation.

But when you implement strategies that will actually help you be HEARD, you:

A) Ensure the leadership team actually hears you, and…

B) You build powerful, impactful relationships along the way.

In this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, I am skipping the usual “speak up” rhetoric and diving straight into actionable advice that will help you have a real voice at the leadership table.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why the feedback to “speak up” doesn’t actually help leaders be heard
  • What being told to “speak up” actually means (hint: it’s a major red flag!)
  • What trying (and failing) to “speak up” looks like in action
  • 3 practical tips that will help you be heard at the leadership table
  • Why having your voice heard is WAY more important than having all of the answers

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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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