Ep #92: Forget the Corporate Ladder to the C-Suite and Climb Up this Way Instead

There is no corporate ladder at your level.

This may come as a surprise to you, but it’s true.

Sure, there likely was an obvious ladder moving you from individual contributor to manager all the way up to Director.

But after that point the ladder dissolves.  

Not only that, but focusing solely on the corporate ladder is super problematic because it seriously limits the vision you can have for your career.

And I don’t want YOU to have limits.

I want you to have endless opportunities available to you instead.

That’s why I’m dedicating this entire episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer to dispelling the myth that you need to climb the corporate ladder to reach the C-Suite AND I’ll show you what to climb instead.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why the “corporate ladder” mentality is so problematic for your career
  • How your linear approach to your career is causing you to get stuck AND setting you up to fail once you finally do reach that next level
  • Why the corporate ladder only exists for subject matter experts
  • The “And” approach and how it will help you increase your promotion opportunities
  • The steps you need to start following today to reach the senior executive level (AND thrive once you get there)

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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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