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Her Ambitious Career is a destination for female managers and early leaders who want to land dream opportunities in their careers. Hosted by Rebecca Allen, a Career Success Coach with over 10 years' experience, this podcast is a deep dive into practical career ownership and leadership strategies to build confidence, influence, and credibility. Do you want to negotiate a pay rise...Land a dream role...Or become deeply confident about quantifying and verbalising your value? You're in the right place and we are so thrilled you are here! In Her Ambitious Career, Rebecca interviews senior execs - both women and men - who share their advice and strategies to help you get ahead. Some stories are 'highs' and others very raw, vulnerable lows.... and all with plenty of lessons for you to take away.Rebecca also chats with recruiters, image consultants, communications specialists and health professionals to give you the latest advice on presenting yourself in the most impactful way.If you want to learn about how to...* Build your personal brand* Ask for more of what you want* Get career clarity* Be recognised for your input* Present yourself authentically* Communicate to influence* Raise your profile* Build a positive mindset* Be seen as a go-to domain expertWe have got it covered! Join us - and plenty of other incredible professional women - to enjoy more of the success and fulfilment you deserve! See you inside...Rebecca You can find me at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

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Her Ambitious Career is a destination for female managers and early leaders who want to land dream opportunities in their careers. Hosted by Rebecca Allen, a Career Success Coach with over 10 years' experience, this podcast is a deep dive into practical career ownership and leadership strategies to build confidence, influence, and credibility. Do you want to negotiate a pay rise...Land a dream role...Or become deeply confident about quantifying and verbalising your value? You're in the right place and we are so thrilled you are here! In Her Ambitious Career, Rebecca interviews senior execs - both women and men - who share their advice and strategies to help you get ahead. Some stories are 'highs' and others very raw, vulnerable lows.... and all with plenty of lessons for you to take away.Rebecca also chats with recruiters, image consultants, communications specialists and health professionals to give you the latest advice on presenting yourself in the most impactful way.If you want to learn about how to...* Build your personal brand* Ask for more of what you want* Get career clarity* Be recognised for your input* Present yourself authentically* Communicate to influence* Raise your profile* Build a positive mindset* Be seen as a go-to domain expertWe have got it covered! Join us - and plenty of other incredible professional women - to enjoy more of the success and fulfilment you deserve! See you inside...Rebecca You can find me at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Ep 60 - 'Your Peer is Paid More Than You??! How to Get Strategic About Being Paid Properly' with Rebecca Allen Career Success Coach

    Ep 60 - 'Your Peer is Paid More Than You??! How to Get Strategic About Being Paid Properly' with Rebecca Allen Career Success Coach

    Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to land dream opportunities in their careers and get that recognition they so deserve.

    It can be gut wrenching to learn that people around you are being paid more than you...

    Particularly perhaps if they are more junior than you or even a peer.

    But what I want to talk with you about in today's episode...

    Is that there's little value in getting angry if you find this out...

    And so much more useful to learn how to approach this challenge objectively...

    So that you can work to fix the problem.

    Which is exactly what I am sharing with you today.

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    Here's something interesting I said in this ep! :)

    "It hurts to feel invisible and undervalued but what you want is a solution so we have to look at this objectively! Start by asking what 'good' or 'awesome' looks like. Then decide what your expectations are."  (Rebecca Allen, Career Success Coach and host of Her Ambitious Career podcast)

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    Email the show: share your own lesson; suggest a topic; give us feedback; just message to say 'hi'!  >>>     podcast@illuminategrowth.com.au

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    Some More About Your Host:

    Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women who want more from their lives and careers. She has worked over the last 13+ years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan, IHS Markit and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Her own ambitions include raising two beautiful, happy confident children; building a fun and impactful coaching business that empowers 50,000 women worldwide; and visiting Alaska! You can connect with Rebecca on Linkedin here: Rebecca Allen Career Coach

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    Get Rebecca's most popular FREE download:   'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'

    Keep being overlooked for promotion? Secure a 15-minute call in Rebecca's calendar (if there aren't any immediate spots available you may need to check the rest of the month):
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call

    • 15 min
    Ep 59 - '5 Practical Steps to Make a Decision & Mitigate Risk', with guest Tiffany Kirkwood

    Ep 59 - '5 Practical Steps to Make a Decision & Mitigate Risk', with guest Tiffany Kirkwood

    Welcome on in to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women.

    Here we are at Episode #59, '5 Practical Steps to Make a Decision & Mitigate Risk', with my guest Tiffany Kirkwood.

    Guest Bio:

    Tiffany has had a successful 25 year career in the construction industry working for 12 years with Volvo, 12 years with Caterpillar and is now the Executive General Manager at Hastings Deering in Queensland Australia.
    In this episode, Tiffany shares SO much useful, practical advice... you really (really) don't want to miss it.

    Here's a summary:
    Tiff shares her 5-step approach to help you reach a reasonable and well-thought through decision She talks about a career 'risk' she took, when moving from Vancouver to France in her early career...As well as an example of when she had to pull a multi-million dollar product later in her careerTiffany explores how to get over feeling like a failure when things go wrongAnd how to take ownership of your decision once it has been made

     Here's something that stood out for me in today's episode:
    “After collecting the facts, data, and other perspectives, you've got to believe in yourself that you're making the right decision and therefore just do it. You'll always learn something different too.”  (Tiffany Kirkwood, guest on ‘Her Ambitious Career’ Podcast) 

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    Host Bio:
    Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious corporate women who want to land dream opportunities and thrive personally too. She loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated seismic pay rises or have moved into roles completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths.

    > Connect with Rebecca on Linkedin

    > Download your FREE gift:
    'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted' - get promoted faster with these tried and tested strategies.

    • 14 min
    Ep 58 - '5 Life Lessons to Bring You Greater Joy & to Stop You Being So Hard on Yourself' with Career Success Coach Rebecca Allen

    Ep 58 - '5 Life Lessons to Bring You Greater Joy & to Stop You Being So Hard on Yourself' with Career Success Coach Rebecca Allen

    Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to land dream opportunities in their careers and get that recognition they so deserve.

    I am always so mindful how much pressure we women put on ourselves...

    Pressure to perform, pressure to give to others, pressure to be everyone else's support, pressure to succeed... it goes on and on.

    I thought today I would share 5 of my own life's lessons with you on today's episode because, quite frankly, I have learned an awful lot! And continue to!

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    So what am I sharing today?

    5 lessons (and a little advice too) including:

    #1 "I'm in a job I hate? What do I do?"

    #2 "I just lost my job and now I feel unworthy. How do I cope?"

    #3 "I'm always comparing myself to other people and it makes me miserable. What do I do??"

    #4 "I hate it when I get asked something in a meeting and I don't know the answer! I feel like a fool!"

    #5 "What if I have made the wrong decision? What now?"


    Here's something interesting I said in this ep! :)

    "Hanging your sense of worth solely on anything external to you (a salary, a job title, a house, a comment from someone else etc) is always a mistake. What if you get made redundant or have to take a pay cut? Your sense of worth goes out of the window too. Much better is to learn how to build a sense of worth on you... that's never changing!"  (Rebecca Allen, Career Success Coach and host of Her Ambitious Career podcast)

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    Email the show: share your own lesson; suggest a topic; give us feedback; just message to say 'hi'!  >>>     podcast@illuminategrowth.com.au

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    Some More About Your Host:

    Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women who want more from their lives and careers. She has worked over the last 13+ years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan, IHS Markit and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Her own ambitions include raising two beautiful, happy confident children; building a fun and impactful coaching business that empowers 50,000 women worldwide; and visiting Alaska! You can connect with Rebecca on Linkedin here: Rebecca Allen Career Coach

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    Want a promotion?
    Get Rebecca's most popular FREE download:   'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'

    Keep being overlooked for promotion? Secure a 15-minute call in Rebecca's calendar (if there aren't any immediate spots available you may need to check the rest of the month):
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call

    • 20 min
    Ep 57 - 'How Women's Safety is a Man's Issue - The Importance of Tackling Toxic Masculinity', with guest Allan Ball

    Ep 57 - 'How Women's Safety is a Man's Issue - The Importance of Tackling Toxic Masculinity', with guest Allan Ball

    Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who want the recognition they deserve, to be paid appropriately, to be promoted.

    Ladies, this week we are talking about gender equity and the imbalance of both power and resources between the genders.

    My guest today is Allan Ball, Director of White Ribbon, the world’s largest movement engaging with men and boys to eliminate gendered violence against women and children.
    Now you may have encountered your fair or unfair share of sexism  at home and at work...

    You may have encountered emotional or physical abuse...

    That imbalance of power and resource...

    Salary discrepancies...

    A poor distribution of opportunities at work. 

    These are all examples of gender imbalance. We live in a system, in a culture where although most men are our supporters, a small minority of men continue to hold women back.
    In this episode Allan shares his thoughts on these important topics:

    1. How women’s safety is a man’s issue… what that means and how men can step up
    2. How sexism, throw-away sexist jokes and bias towards women all operate in the same culture that also enables emotional and physical assault - even the murder of women. How can such complexities be addressed?
    3.  The difference between 'healthy' and 'toxic' masculinity... and how the majority of men, the healthy men, can challenge the minority in a constructive way

    *** Some of the content in this episode is sensitive. If you are at all triggered, please seek the support you need.

    Understand more about the issue of gendered violence

    1800respect.org.au is our national domestic and sexual violence advice line

    For men and boys specifically: White Ribbon's Barber Shop is a fantastic resource

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    Guest Bio:

    Allan Ball is the National Director for White Ribbon Australia, a social movement engaging men and boys to prevent violence towards women. 

    In his 20-year career, Allan has worked in leadership positions in the federal, state, and disability sectors as a social worker and change agent.

    Allan has played a key role in challenging oppressive institutions and creating inclusive ones, and he is in charge of showing the country how to include men and boys in behavioural change.

    Look out for White Ribbon's Let’s Be The Change  event in November 2022

    For men and boys specifically: White Ribbon's Barber Shop is a fantastic resource


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    Host Bio:

    Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths.
    Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Want a promotion? Get: 'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call
    > Connect on Linkedin
    > Join our facebook group 

    • 39 min
    Ep 56 - 'How to Be More Resilient in a Disconnected World' with me Rebecca Allen

    Ep 56 - 'How to Be More Resilient in a Disconnected World' with me Rebecca Allen

    Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to land dream opportunities in their careers and get that recognition they so deserve.

    One thing is certain: problems and challenges are going to happen.

    Things are going to go wrong.

    Plans are going to be interrupted and outcomes aren't always going to turn out as you expect them too...

    So how do you cope? How do you deal with it? How do you bounce back afterwards?

    In this episode, I'm sharing 5 ways to build resilience in this busy world including:

    1. Having and communicating boundaries around how much you work and spend on social media - because boundaries are good for you! :)

    2. Knowing that being resilient isn't aiming for 'being unbreakable': you're a human with vulnerabilities and you're allowed to have a meltdown every so often!

    3. Resilience is about being more flexible when trying to solve your challenges and problems - I'm sharing exactly how....

    4. Learning how to listen to feedback in a more objective way and learning how not to take that feedback (or set back) personally...

    Here's something interesting I said in this ep! :)

    "How do you thrive despite the overwhelm, the overstimulation, the everchanging landscape that is the modern world? Resilience, and your ability to cope well with challenges, comes best when you are feeling relaxed, well rested and are able to think."  (Rebecca Allen, Career Success Coach and host of Her Ambitious Career podcast)

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    Some More About Your Host:

    Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women who want more from their lives and careers. She has worked over the last 13+ years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan, IHS Markit and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Her own ambitions include raising two beautiful, happy confident children; building a fun and impactful coaching business that empowers 50,000 women worldwide; and visiting Alaska! You can connect with Rebecca on Linkedin here: Rebecca Allen Career Coach

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    Want a promotion?
    Rebecca's most popular FREE download:   'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'

    Connect with Rebecca:
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call

    • 16 min
    Ep 55 - 'Get Out of Autopilot & Step into Your True Power', with Natalie Viglione

    Ep 55 - 'Get Out of Autopilot & Step into Your True Power', with Natalie Viglione

    Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who expect more from their careers.

    In Episode 55,  'Get Out of Autopilot & Step into Your True Power', my guest Natalie Viglione is sharing how to shake things up in your life and career if you're feeling stuck.

     Here's something that stood out for me in today's episode:
    “You can create a Desire List: what was it I desire and how did I get here? And where did these mismatches really come from?" (Natalie Viglione, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)

    In this episode, Natalie shares:
    How to recognise you're in 'autopilot' and how to shake up those patterns of thinking and behaviourHow to become more consciously aware of your patternsHow to avoid self-depletion and step into your true powerHow we all have our unique magic and purposeLosing yourself and your identity when giving yourself too much to othersHow boundaries should be your best friend; extract yourself from negative relationships to keep control of your own power, instead of giving it away
    Guest Bio:

    Natalie Viglione is a cycle breaker on a quest for humans to take their power back!
    After a corporate career she founded a Creative Collective called Team Gu and hosts the Disrupt Now podcast. Her programs are centered on helping her clients awaken and become more conscious.
    Connect with Natalie: http://www.natalieviglione.com


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    Host Bio:

    Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths.
    Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Want a promotion? Get: 'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call
    > Connect on Linkedin
    > Join our facebook group 'Career Success for Ambitious Women'

    • 27 min

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jujudivine ,

Amazing insights for all women pushing boundaries in their lives!

This podcast has so many great insights from Rebecca’s talks as well as her interview episodes. They reach well beyond the struggle of women in a corporate career. It truly hits at the heart of the issue for many women and how to challenge their beliefs around self-worth, value, and ultimately reinvesting back into themselves.

I’m a small business owner now, but so many of the struggles I dealt with in the corporate world have melted over into my entrepreneurial life. I have already started to implement some of the strategies Rebecca talks about to become a more confident women and truly believe in myself.

Thank you!!!