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Are you looking to level up in your career? This show is for you. I invite you to join us and Take Control of Your Career! If you’re wanting great things to happen in your work life, then it’s critical that you run your career like a CEO runs her business.

This requires being strategic about your career choices, maximizing your strengths and leveraging your relationships. So, whether you’re looking for a brand new job, wanting to clench your next promotion, or plan your path to the C-Suite, we discuss effective strategies that allow you to be in the driver’s seat in your career!

I’m Lauren Herring, CEO of IMPACT Group, one of the largest woman-owned career and leadership development companies globally, and founder of Earn Your Worth Careers dedicated to helping women earn their worth doing work they love.

Each week, I’ll be interviewing the top women that you want to hear from. These ladies are the movers and shakers in the C-Suite, in recruiting, and experts in career development. They are sharing their stories about how they got to where they are, their tips for you and what they are looking for when they hire.

Take Control of Your Career Lauren Herring, IMPACT Group

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Are you looking to level up in your career? This show is for you. I invite you to join us and Take Control of Your Career! If you’re wanting great things to happen in your work life, then it’s critical that you run your career like a CEO runs her business.

This requires being strategic about your career choices, maximizing your strengths and leveraging your relationships. So, whether you’re looking for a brand new job, wanting to clench your next promotion, or plan your path to the C-Suite, we discuss effective strategies that allow you to be in the driver’s seat in your career!

I’m Lauren Herring, CEO of IMPACT Group, one of the largest woman-owned career and leadership development companies globally, and founder of Earn Your Worth Careers dedicated to helping women earn their worth doing work they love.

Each week, I’ll be interviewing the top women that you want to hear from. These ladies are the movers and shakers in the C-Suite, in recruiting, and experts in career development. They are sharing their stories about how they got to where they are, their tips for you and what they are looking for when they hire.

    Abha Bhaskar - Diversity of Experience

    Abha Bhaskar - Diversity of Experience

    Abha Bhaskar is the Chief Technology Officer at Experian Employer Services

    In this episode, Lauren and Abha discuss:
    • Abha humble career beginnings and the importance of someone believing in you
    • Challenges and Triumphs in Career Advancement
    • Gaining clarity on when it's time to move on to a new role or company
    • Embracing Remote Work

    Key Takeaways:
    • Embracing Unplanned Opportunities Abha's journey emphasizes the importance of being open to unexpected paths, such as her decision to study in the US and her transition from engineering, which significantly shaped her career.
    • Servant Leadership Approach: Her leadership style, focused on humility, learning, and serving the team, has been key in building effective teams and successful integrations within organizations.
    • Continuous Learning and Adaptability: The emphasis on continuous learning and staying adaptable in the face of rapid technological changes underpins her career success and ability to lead effectively.
    • Impact of Diversity in Experience: Abha's varied roles across different functions within the same organization equipped her with a broad perspective, underlining the value of diverse experiences in achieving effective leadership and career progression.

    "Every role taught me something about myself and taught me a skillset that I did not have."
    - Abha Bhaskar

    "Continuous learning has been my support system."
    - Abha Bhaksar

    "I walk in with humility with the fact that I have a lot to learn, and I'm here to help."
    - Abha Bhaskar

    Reach out to Abha at:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/abha-bhaskar/

    Reach out to Lauren at:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenherring/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHerringCareerExpert
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenherring
    IMPACT Group Website: www.impactgrouphr.com
    IMPACT Group LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impact-group/
    Get the book, Take Control of Your Job Search here:
    Paperback Book: https://amzn.to/3tibaCz
    ebook: https://amzn.to/3dk4Cy5

    • 25 min
    Doris Meister - Beyond the Transaction

    Doris Meister - Beyond the Transaction

    Doris Meister is CEO of Wilmington Trust.

    In this episode Lauren and Katie discuss:
    - Career adaptation leveraging transferrable skills across industries
    - Making strategic career choices focusing on career goals and using personal values as a north star
    - Exploring diverse and unexpected career paths

    Key Takeaways:
    - Self-Discovery for Career Fulfillment: Understanding one's own strengths and passions is essential for navigating successful career changes.
    - Adapting to Industry Trends: Staying attuned to industry dynamics can uncover new opportunities and guide career trajectories.
    - Exploring Varied Career Paths: Experiencing diverse roles can offer a broader perspective and enhance professional growth.
    - Prioritizing Personal Values: Making career decisions that align with personal life and values is crucial for long-term contentment and achievement.

    “If you know yourself well, and you're able to assess the risk of making a big change, it's incredibly fulfilling and you really stretch your talents and your scope in ways that just following a straight line doesn't do.”
    - Doris Meister

    "Making career decisions that align with individual values and life circumstances is key to long-term success and happiness."
    - Doris Meister

    Reach out to Doris at:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doris-meister/

    Reach out to Lauren at:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenherring/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHerringCareerExpert
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenherring
    IMPACT Group Website: www.impactgrouphr.com
    IMPACT Group LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impact-group/

    Get the book, Take Control of Your Job Search here:
    Paperback Book: https://amzn.to/3tibaCz
    ebook: https://amzn.to/3dk4Cy5

    • 28 min
    Katie Noelke - Embracing Cultural Differences

    Katie Noelke - Embracing Cultural Differences

    Katie Noelke is Director of Global Mobility for Emerson

    In this episode Lauren and Katie discuss:

    • Expat assignments and career trajectory
    • Career mobility that brought cultural adaptation and learning
    • The profound personal and professional growth possible from international assignments.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Volunteer for Opportunities - don’t wait for an invitation to step up and take your career to the next level.
    • Embrace Cultural Differences - living and working in a different culture requires openness to learning and adaptation. Success in global roles often hinges on the ability to understand and navigate cultural nuances.
    • International assignments not only contribute to career development but also to personal growth, offering new perspectives and understanding of global dynamics.
    • Get clarity on your personal and professional goals. Making career decisions should consider personal life, mental health, and overall happiness, not just professional advancement.
    • A strong network is invaluable for career mobility, offering support, advice, and opportunities. Being open to asking for help and offering assistance in return can strengthen professional relationships.
    • Every international assignment or career change is unique. Being adaptable and willing to learn from each situation can lead to more effective leadership and personal satisfaction.



    "Just because you've been there, done that with one international assignment does not mean that it's going to be smooth sailing for the second one. There's always something to learn."
    - Katie Noelke

    "I went over there to make change and impact, and I do think it was probably within 24 hours that I realized I was the one that had a lot of changing to do myself."
    - Katie Noelke

    "The power of the network is so critical... It's not only about what somebody can do for you, but also you never know when you're going to be called to task."
    - Katie Noelke

    • 26 min
    Susan Winchester - Healing at Work

    Susan Winchester - Healing at Work

    Susan Winchester is the outgoing Chief HR Officer at Applied Materials and Founder of Healing at Work.

    In this episode, Lauren and Susan discuss:
    • The significant role of early traumas in shaping workplace behaviors and interactions.
    • Strategies for using workplace conflicts, or "bumper car moments," as catalysts for personal development.
    • How to assess suitability for roles as you advance in your career

    Key Takeaways:
    • Self-Awareness is essential for recognizing personal and professional growth areas.
    • Rather than being “triggered” by conflict, how can workplace conflicts be seen as opportunities for healing and development.
    • Damaged is not doomed – just because you have experienced difficulties in your past, it does not have to control your thought processes and actions.
    • Continuous Learning: The importance of adaptability and ongoing skill development.


    "Damaged is not doomed, and the rest of your life is yours."
    -Susan Winchester

    "The majority of us, according to the research, actually grew up in dysfunctional homes... what we don't always realize is how much those experiences in the past are actually affecting us every single day in our careers and our workplaces."
    -Susan Winchester

    Reach out to Susan at:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanschmittwinchester/

    Learn more about Healing at Work: www.healingatwork.com

    Buy Healing at Work at: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Work-Conflicts-Overcome-Deserve/dp/1951744527?ref_=ast_author_dp

    Reach out to Lauren at:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenherring/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHerringCareerExpert

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenherring

    IMPACT Group Website: www.impactgrouphr.com

    IMPACT Group LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impact-group/

    Get the book, Take Control of Your Job Search here:

    Paperback Book: https://amzn.to/3tibaCz

    ebook: https://amzn.to/3dk4Cy5

    • 36 min
    Roshy Didehban - Taking Risks Amidst Fear of Failure

    Roshy Didehban - Taking Risks Amidst Fear of Failure

    Roshy Didehban is the Chief Administrative Officer at The Mayo Clinic in Arizona

    In this episode Lauren and Roshy discuss:
    • Taking a leap of faith to take on an ambiguous role
    • The importance of building local social network after a relocation
    • Strategies for successful onboarding in a new role
    • Fear of failure
    • Perseverance in the face of failure

    Key takeaways:
    • It’s challenges that help us develop new skillsets and perspectives.
    • Being clear during times of change is critical.
    • Build a network of advocates and champions.
    • Feedback is a gift – be introspective and think through how you can improve.
    • Learning never stops, so stay curious!


    “It’s through the struggle and pivot points that you grow as a leader.”
    - Roshy Didehban

    “Any time someone gives you feedback, they are taking a risk.”
    -Roshy Didehban

    Reach out to Roshy at:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshanakdidehban/

    Reach out to Lauren at:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenherring/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHerringCareerExpert

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenherring

    IMPACT Group Website: www.impactgrouphr.com

    IMPACT Group LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impact-group/

    Get the book, Take Control of Your Job Search here:

    Paperback Book: https://amzn.to/3tibaCz

    ebook: https://amzn.to/3dk4Cy5

    • 32 min
    Sophia Velastegui - Applied AI

    Sophia Velastegui - Applied AI

    • 32 min

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