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Stay Afloat! Six Steps to Building Your Career Resilience

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Stay Afloat! Six Steps to Building Career Resilience!
A presentation for PsyCareers at the 2014 APA Conference

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  • 1. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLPMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved
  • 2. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Hear the Tale of the Adopted Ducks Define Career Resilience & Its Importance Discover Six Steps of Building Career Resilience Listen to 6 Stories of Resilience Develop an Action Plan to Stay Afloat!
  • 3. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP The Tale of the Adopted Ducks
  • 4. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP So… How DOES a duck become waterproof? Stays connected to Mom to get essential oil Develops a preening gland to store the oil Applies the oil to every feather, every day Needs a clean & healthy environment Follows their instincts Paddle their feet!
  • 5. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP A person’s resistance to career disruption in a less than optimal environment. M. London (1983)
  • 6. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP What does it mean to you? Why is it important? Career Resilience
  • 7. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP The 1st Step: Stay Connected • Get Networking • Build Relationships • Increase Social Awareness • Volunteer Your Time • Re-Connect with Former Colleagues
  • 8. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP StayConnected Sardek Love CEO, Infinity Training & Consulting
  • 9. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP What can you do to build (or rebuild) your network?
  • 10. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP The 2nd Step: Adaptability - Develop New Skills - Be Open to New Ideas - Identify New Resources - Be Flexible - Change Your Mindset
  • 11. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Adaptability Vanessa Dimalanta Supply Chain Management Director • 9 Re-Orgs in ….. 10 years
  • 12. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP What can you do to build new skills or resources?
  • 13. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP The3rd Step: ApplyYourSkills Practice Your New Skills Be Proactive Take Risks Believe in Yourself … then REPEAT!
  • 14. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP ApplyYourSkills Doug Holman, Coach Eastlake Little League - Western Region Champions
  • 15. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP What can you do to practice more or apply your skills?
  • 16. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP The4thStep: Health&Balance Take Care of Yourself Eat Right Exercise Avoid Toxic People Get Some Rest Stop Negative Self Talk Keep Your Environment Healthy
  • 17. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Health & Balance Trish Uhl, CPLP CEO, Owl’s Ledge, LLC • Cancer Survivor • Business Owner • International Speaker • Runs 5k & 10k Races
  • 18. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP What can you do to take care of you better?
  • 19. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP The5thStep: FollowYourInstincts Create Your Vision Trust Your Judgment Leverage Relationships Know When to “Fly South”
  • 20. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP FollowYourInstincts John Chen CEO, Geoteaming An adventure of a lifetime! • Super-Bowl Adventure! • Used his Life Savings
  • 21. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP What can you do to clarify your vision, listen to your intuition?
  • 22. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Work Hard! Be Tenacious Develop Grit Persevere
  • 23. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP WorkHard Robyn Dunn, CFCM Contract Closeout Specialist • Legally Blind • First Blind CFCM • 2 hour “commute” to work • Often left Stranded by taxi drivers
  • 24. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Where do you need to apply more effort to succeed in your career?
  • 25. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Resilience is a Mindset . . . • Our mindsets or “mental models” directly influence and shape how we view the world. • This in turn, influences how we respond (our behaviors) to adversity and stress. • The strength of our resilience mindset and the force of our behaviors enable us to influence or shape our environment.
  • 26. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP Building Career Resilience • Know what’s important to you — define your vision and core values • Reframe your mental models — challenge your assumptions • Identify what you can change/influence and what you can’t and focus on what you can influence • Develop new skills and build relationships.
  • 27. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP ActionPlan What will you do first to strengthen your career resilience?
  • 28. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP What We Learn from the Ducks Stay Connected to Your Network Be Willing to Adapt to Change Use and APPLY All of Your Resources Strive to be Healthy & Strong Follow Your Instincts Keep on paddling your feet!
  • 29. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP
  • 30. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP © 2014, Maureen Orey, CPLP www.stayafloat.net
  • 31. Copyright © 2014 All Rights ReservedMaureen Orey, M.Ed., CPLP

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