Change is Inevitable – Embrace the Opportunity

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Change is Inevitable – Embrace the Opportunity

  1. 1. <ul><li>Change is Inevitable – </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace the Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Christy Miller </li></ul><ul><li>www.seattlejobs.org </li></ul>Mobile Mania – Show me the Money
  2. 2. Recruiter & Career Coach <ul><li>My story… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Planet Earth
  4. 4. Coach
  5. 5. Counselor <ul><li>Selling Change </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Coaching </li></ul>
  6. 6. Human Resources Consultant <ul><li>Selling Change </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Coaching </li></ul>
  7. 7. Career Coach & Business Consultant <ul><li>Selling Change </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Coaching </li></ul>
  8. 8. Know Yourself <ul><li>Understand yourself & how your behavior impacts others </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your reactions to others </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on what you do well </li></ul><ul><li>Have a positive attitude about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to adapt your behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to maximize your strengths </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strengths <ul><li>What are strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I capitalize on mine? </li></ul>
  10. 10. What are Strengths? <ul><li>“ Strengths are rock-solid, undeniable talents that you demonstrate in </li></ul><ul><li>every aspect of your life.” </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Buckingham </li></ul><ul><li>Now, Discover Your Strengths </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are Strengths? <ul><li>“ Strengths are the lan guage of emotion . If you say an activity makes you feel strong, nobody can say ‘no you don’t! ’ ” </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Buckingham </li></ul><ul><li>Go, Put Your Strengths to Work </li></ul>
  12. 12. Determining Your Strengths? <ul><li>Which activities energize you? </li></ul><ul><li>When do you feel “In the zone”? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it about the specific activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Break it down like you’re discovering plutonium </li></ul>
  13. 13. Communicate Your Strengths <ul><li>Your DNA </li></ul><ul><li>Combine with you knowledge, skills & accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Add the ‘Feel Good Factor’ </li></ul><ul><li>Swizzle gently </li></ul>
  14. 14. Communicate Your Vision <ul><li>“Here’s what I can do for you…” </li></ul><ul><li>Create a compelling image </li></ul><ul><li>Provide value </li></ul><ul><li>Make the link </li></ul>
  15. 15. Create Your Vision <ul><li>Include your… </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul>
  16. 16. Your Skills <ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Survival </li></ul><ul><li>Grace </li></ul>
  17. 17. Your Knowledge <ul><li>Head-down worker bee </li></ul><ul><li>Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul>
  18. 18. Your Experience <ul><li>One field – Diverse fields </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse companies – One company </li></ul><ul><li>Worker – Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Matter Expert </li></ul>
  19. 19. Success <ul><li>Know what it will look like </li></ul><ul><li>Know what value you provide </li></ul><ul><li>Determine your next step </li></ul>
  20. 20. Distractions <ul><li>Excuses & Nay Sayers </li></ul><ul><li>The Pay Cut </li></ul><ul><li>My Age </li></ul><ul><li>No Energy </li></ul><ul><li>No Support </li></ul><ul><li>Playing Small </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicting Priorities </li></ul>
  21. 21. Playing Small <ul><li>“ Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Marianne Williamson </li></ul><ul><li>Our Deepest Fear </li></ul>
  22. 22. My Advice – Embrace Change <ul><li>By… </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing your Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Creating your Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Writing it down </li></ul><ul><li>Believing </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thank you <ul><li>I wish you the greatest success! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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