Ep #88: Why You Need to Add FUN to Your Professional Development Plan

I have a question for you:

What is the level of fun that you’re bringing to your professional development right now? 

If your answer is ZERO (or close to it), you’re not alone.

I used to believe that fun was something that happened after work.

(And this is despite the fact that I very much identify as someone who knows how to have fun.)

Here’s what I mean:

I was an improv performer for 20 years and I used to throw super fun parties for a living.

But, when it came to advancing my career at the hedge fund…fun had to take a back seat, right?

Well, I thought so…but I was wrong.

And once I realized my mistake and committed to having more fun at work, I realized how injecting a bit more fun into the process of being promoted into senior executive leadership will actually unlock new growth in your career.

In this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, I show you how.

What You'll Learn:

  • How feeling serious and heavy at work is impacting the decisions you are making about your career
  • A super personal story about how I learned to have more fun at work (and the benefits I enjoyed once I did)
  • How to notice when you are being too serious at work
  • 3 big shifts you can make to stay “in the fun” at work (AND how they will majorly benefit your career)
  • The link between feeling needy and being stuck 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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