Why you want to listen to this episode
No matter how much preparation you do prior to a career move or career pivot, there will be things that will surprise you–things you never imagined would be a challenge, action steps you’d think to be helpful and would be prove to be not, and vice versa.
Aenslee Tanner is a certified leadership coach. She is also the founder of Personal Brand Agency, a company that develops authentic personal brands and websites that strategically position individual professionals and service providers to stand out from the competition and attract their dream clients.
But before this, Aenslee had navigated a number of strategic career pivots, from engineering to public policy to management consulting. And she’s also navigated a couple of geographical moves alongside these career shifts.
Aenslee’s got a ton of insight from these experiences and in this episode, she shares her lessons learned from these transitions, the challenges she faced and what helped her the most address those challenges.
When I first started out I had this idea that success is only ‘success’ if I’ve achieved it on my own. I put a lot of weight on my own shoulders. Once I started to get other people involved in my goals, it became so much easier. —Aenslee Tanner
She also talks about the importance of understanding and managing your personal brand, and connecting the dots for others when making a career pivot.
A personal brand is not about putting on a mask. It’s about showcasing the best you have to offer that’s most relevant for the person you’re trying to influence. —Aenslee Tanner
Highlights of Episode 38
- How sharing her career goals with others and asking for help opened doors for Aenslee
- The benefits of asking for feedback, especially when you’re not getting the results you want
- What personal branding is and why it’s important to consider this when making any kind of career move
- The challenges that surprised Aenslee when she made the leap to entrepreneurship
- Things to try out and do when you’re looking to make a career move and move to a different location/country
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