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The Power of Transformation: Reinventing Your Life

"Janette's international co-authored book"

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Are You Holding Yourself Back By Not Taking Action?

I WRITE THIS WITH A DEEP SENSE OF PURPOSE, OF WANTING TO SERVE YOU.

Some of you reading this article will know me well and will know why I feel so deeply driven and focused on helping professional women close the leadership gap. Some of you may have only started to learn of me and I'm grateful you have joined our community of ambitious, heart centered women. Let me share a piece of me.

Back in 2004, I was a senior executive working at Roche, and enjoying what I was doing and enjoying the people I worked with. 

I was the "head down, bum up" executive that believed in meritocracy. I thought that my work should speak for itself and if I just continued to focus on that then I would be noticed, recognised and heard.

  • By pure luck, I was noticed
  • By pure luck, I was listened to
  • By pure luck, I was recognised


BUT what are the chances that I would always be working on a high profile project? I realised that

  • LUCK was not a career plan
  • LUCK was unpredictable
  • LUCK was passive


Question: Are you relying on luck to be noticed, listened to and heard?

Having spent the last few months creating, "The SELF Leader Brand Map", I took everything I have learned from being a senior executive for twelve years and a personal branding expert for the past ten years and collated all the feedback that I had received from serving over 3000 professional women.

I went back to basics and thought about the six core human needs which are:

  • Certainty - need for stability, predictability, and consistency (pillar 1 & 3)
  • Uncertainty - need for variety and change (pillar 2 & 3)
  • Significance - need for meaning and having a sense of importance (pillar 1, 5 & 6)
  • Love and connection - need for communication and to feel connected (pillar 1, 4 & 5)
  • Growth - need for spiritual connection (pillar 4 & 5)
  • Contribution - need to give beyond ourselves (pillar 5 & 6)

Each of the six pillars in, "The SELF Leader Brand Map" addresses these six core human needs. By understanding who are you for personal growth, how to package yourself for significance, how to communicate your value for connection and recognising that being of service is a gift, you will find true joy and fulfillment in your career and life as I have.

How are you meeting these six core needs in your life and career?

The only way you will succeed is to take massive action. You need to lead yourself and be the driver of your success and happiness. It's not up to your boss, or your partner, or your colleague to help you get noticed, recognised or heard. It's all up to  YOU. You only have one life to live! So what will it be?

If you are serious about finding true fulfillemnt in your career and life then I want to help you make that happen. 

I am now taking final placements for, "The SELF Leader Brand Map". Its taking place 29.09.17

Click here to register your interest and together we can see if this program is the right fit for you.

I'm looking forward to hearing your story and helping you find true joy and fulfillment from your career and life.

Until next time,

Janette x


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Success is not about competition, it's about contribution

Success is not about competition; it's about contribution.

That was the message by organisational psychologist, Adam Grant during his Ted Talk. 

Many of you will know of Adam Grant as the co author to Sheryl Sandberg's latest book, Option B.

He urges organisations to reward and recognise "GIVERS". Those people who are always happy to take on additional projects and always happy to help colleagues.

I know many of you feel like you go unrecognised at work, and I know you always go the extra mile to ensure you deliver. You are GIVERS.

Adam wants to live in a world where GIVERS succeed and so do I.

This is exactly why I created The SELF Leader Brand Map.

This program is designed to provide GIVERS with tangible techniques to help them find their voice, create presence, lead with confidence and find their purpose so that others recognise just how lucky they are to have them in their team and organisation.

The final step of The SELF Leader Brand Map is dedicated entirely to being of service (contribution). This will create more fulfilled GIVERS because organisations and the world need more of them. 

What I have personally discovered through my own journey is that the more I GIVE the more I RECEIVE in terms of true fulfillment and happiness and I want the same for you.

Having served over 3000 professional women during my ten years as a personal branding expert, I have built a strong awareness of what women want and what they need.

I know I'm in the best position to advise clients on what the corporate market is looking for and equally to advise corporate organisations what employees are looking for from them.

The idea for The SELF Leader Brand Map came about because I kept hearing clients tell me:

  • They were being over looked for promotions
  • They feel like they're given less credit for their ideas 
  • They are interrupted more in meetings

When I have shared this feedback with senior decision makers in organisations, the over riding feedback was that they want to empower their employees to take their careers into their own hands and carve out their success without having to wait for someone to tap them on the shoulder.

And this feedback was backed up by a large global survey conducted by Right Management, 2015, which identified that 89% of employees believe they are or need to be responsible for the development of their career. 

So my question to you: Are you the driver or passenger of your life and career?

Are you going to keep making excuses as to why you're not getting the promotion, why your ideas are not being heard, why you feel invisible?

What I know for sure is that those individuals who invest in their professional and personal development and take massive action, are the ones who reap the rewards and find true fulfillment. 

You playing small doesn't serve you or the world in any positive way.

As women, together we will accomplish amazing things. When a woman helps another woman, they both benefit. And when women celebrate one another’s accomplishments, we’re all lifted up. Together women can do more, go further, and change the world. 

Come and join me 29.09.2017at The SELF leader Brand Map. Together we can do more, contribute more!

Janette


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How Uber and Airbnb Will Change The Face Of Leadership

In a world where customers and service providers can now rate each other, could this situation be extrapolated to the corporate landscape?

Uber, Airbnb and many other service providers allow us to rate the service we receive and in turn, the service provider is asked to rate the guest.

What if employees could compare leaders based on their personalities, behaviors, decisions and leadership styles. What if it was up to the leader to compete for talent in the public marketplace and to meet the wants of employees? I recently read an article by a colleague on LinkedIn that had me contemplate a new corporate concept and in turn the implications of what this could mean for leaders of the 21st century.

So how would this scenario impact you as a woman in leadership?

  • If you are aspiring to a leadership role, you need to invest in your leadership skills so that you attract team leaders and peers to you. By refining your skills you'll you'll always be ready for the next big opportunity.

  • I have no doubt that more and more leaders are looking for team members that have solid values and display those through every aspect of their role. Team members and team leaders seek greater fulfillment and purpose from their work. Being fully aware of what drives your motivation will put you in a place of securing a role that serves you well beyond the financial returns.

  • We are on display now more than ever. We now compete in a global marketplace. Understanding who you are, what you do, how you do it and why you do it will help you articulate your value both internally and externally. 

  • Leaders, in this world, have to model the behaviors they seek. If you want to attract talent to your team or organisation you must lead yourself first before asking others to lead with you. 

So if today you were competing for talent, how would others view and rate you and your leadership skills? Would they want to be led by you?

Now is your time to drive your success as a leader.  The world is finally ready for empowered women.

If you are in or aspiring to a leadership role and would like to really maximise your LEADER BRAND for career success then please watch this video.





Join me and other select action takers on the 29th of September for a one-day intensive program called The SELF Leader Brand Map.

This one-day intensive program has been designed for the emerging leader who aspires to lead a team or already leads a team and wants to increase their business impact, grow their influence and boost their leadership brand.

It's for the professional woman who knows that she must be the driver and instigator of her career and ultimate success.


I look forward to taking this journey with you.

Janette

P.S I have capped the number of participants so we can keep the group at a size that is conducive to interaction and learning. So don't put your career on hold, register your interest and together we'll determine if this is the right program for you. 

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