Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer Podcast

Ep #95: How to Escape the Subject Matter Expert Prison

You’ve heard of the glass ceiling… But have you heard of the Subject Matter Expert Prison? This is a phrase I’ve coined for the invisible trap around you that’s stopping you from stepping into your next level of leadership. And even if you do manage to smash the glass ceiling and get promoted to the…

Ep #94: Why the ‘Great Resignation’ Is the PERFECT Time For You to Get Out of the Weeds

The Great Resignation is here – and it probably means one BIG thing for you: You’re more in the weeds than ever before. That’s because: 👉 Half your direct reports are already out the door 👉 Members of the leadership team are moving on to opportunities elsewhere 👉 And YOU feel like you’re the one…

Ep #93: How to Live an Exponential Life with Sheri Riley

Are you living in your 10%? On the surface, you may have it all.  ✔️ An amazing career… ✔️ An amazing spouse… ✔️ Amazing children… …but not a good life. That’s because we often fall into the trap of pouring so much of ourselves into just one or two aspects of who we want to…

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…

Ep #91: How Having a Beginner’s Mindset Will Help You Get Promoted FASTER

The beginning of your career is so powerful. And, whether you believe it or not, you are still at the beginning of your career, right now, as you read this. And when I say you’re at the beginning of your career, I don’t mean that you haven’t achieved anything or made any progress. I mean…

Ep #90: How to Stop Overthinking and Trust Yourself with Melody Wilding

One of the core teachings inside Executive Ahead of Time revolves around trust. In order to advance into executive level positions, it is essential that the leadership team trusts you are ready to lead at the senior executive level. And you must also trust in yourself that, yes, you CAN really thrive in an executive…

Ep #89: 5 Things Executive Leaders Do Differently Than YOU

I spend a LOT of time talking to senior executive leaders. I coach them in my Executive Ahead of Time and Advanced programs. I speak to them in the stakeholder interviews I do for my clients. And I interview them right here on this podcast. And over the course of these countless conversations, I’ve noticed…

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…