Have you ever been in a situation — in a job interview, a meeting or even a networking event — where you had to talk about your yourself, and you couldn’t? It’s not easy.
Your first thought is that people will think you are bragging and boasting. Even if that’s the case, it’s time to get past that. If you don’t learn to speak up about yourself and your accomplishments no one will know about you. As I often say to clients, “If you don’t ‘toot your own horn’, no one will know you are coming!”
Why am I saying all this? I am a certified facilitator for Google’s #IamRemarkable program. It’s a worldwide initiative that strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. It helps people feel more comfortable when it comes to self-promotion.
As a career coach, I meet clients who don’t enjoy promoting themselves. And while some will quickly retort with, “It’s all a part of the job”, when asked to reflect on their achievements, some of these clients are hesitant to speak up. They believe that their work will speak for itself.
Sometimes it’s due to cultural and gender modesty norms, combined with widespread impostor syndrome. This often prevents people from acknowledging and expressing their own achievements, which holds them back during interviews and at the workplace.
On March 8, and March 13, I will be hosting two FREE 90-minute #IamRemarkable workshops to mark International Women’s Day 2021, under the banner #ChoosetoChallenge. These workshops will not only help participants acknowledge their achievements and build self-confidence, but also improve their motivation and self-promotion skills, and challenge the social perception around women and self-promotion.
Attend any of these workshops and earn a #IWD2021 Sticker.
Don’t miss this opportunity! #ChoosetoChallenge
I am Daisy Wright, Founder & Chief Encouragement Officer at The Wright Career Solution. I am also an award-winning career coach, who helps executives, managers, and mid-career professionals, tell their career stories, and get hired FASTER!
While my main role is that of a career coach, women’s issues are near and dear to my heart, starting with my stint with UNIFEM, now UN Women, in New York. It’s also the reason I hold the role as Chief Architect of the Let’s GROW Project. My most ambitious initiative since starting The Project in 2016, was collaborating with 20 other co-authors to write the anthology 21 Resilient Women.
Other than this pet passion project, my work includes career transition and interview coaching, executive resume writing and LinkedIn Profile writer. I am also a speaker and workshop facilitator. My credentials include: certified career development practitioner, certified career management and leadership coach, and certified resume strategist., and author of the Canadian bestseller, No Canadian Experience, Eh?, and Tell Stories, Get Hired, and of course 21 Resilient Women.
I have been fortunate to be recognized as an Alumni of Distinction from Conestoga College, Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist, and Outstanding Canadian Career Leader (several times) from Career Professionals of Canada. I am a member of the International Coach Federation and Career Professionals of Canada. I was twice a “Women of Influence” Nominee for a RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Award, and was nominated for a Zonta Woman of Achievement award. I am a former part-time professor at Sheridan College, hold a BA in Public Administration from Ryerson University, and a post-graduate certificate in career development from Conestoga College.
Other than my Let’s GROW pet project, family is #1.
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