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  • Here’s how you can sharpen up your strategic thinking to elevate your positioning in your organisation

    Today, in this latest 'shorty' episode, we’re talking about the 3 steps you can take, right now, to become a more strategic thinker.

    It's no value to you being pigeonholed as an operational player in your org if you are ready to stretch beyond it.

    Thinking more strategically is the start and then sharing that thinking, with real conviction and confidence, will help you build instant credibility as a leader.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    · 02:05 Must Do #1 Think about the objectives of your organisation and talk to those objectives all the time
    · 02:45 Must Do #2 Think critically about our current processes and do we have the resources to do it
    · 03:15 Must Do #3 How to be more strategic in the moment... here's my secret sauce! Say you're in a meeting and want to bring everyone back to the big picture... help people get out of the operational detail by posing the meeting with the question, "Why?".

    In longer form: "Why are we meeting here right now?"; "What is the purpose of this team? Or organisation?!" "What is the purpose of this project?"

    Building your brand and credibility rely a lot on sharing your strategic thinking... how could you be more strategic today?



    Links:

    BONUS: Get all of my Shorty Checklists emailed to you every fortnight! You'll also get a access to a directory of my 6 most popular episodes!Get my MUST-HAVE free guide: 'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

  • If you know you need to have a 'difficult' conversation with someone - that you KNOW will help you a lot - but you can't bring yourself to initiate it... this episode is for you!

    00:00
    What kind of conversations do you find difficult?

    1. Asking for pay rises?

    2. Asking your boss about the future of your career?

    3. Telling someone you disagree with their decision?

    4. Calling out someone else’s bad behaviour?

    5. Confronting someone who has shared your idea as their own?

    6. Challenging a client on their bad behaviour?

    7. Chasing a supplier who is consistently letting you down?

    8. Giving feedback to a team member who is underperforming?

    9. Disagreeing with your boss?

    What's the cost to you right now... by avoiding having this conversation?

    Does it cost your career?
    Does it waste time?
    Does it impact you mentally?
    How is staying stuck impacting you?

    05:00 - What is the fear of having this difficult conversation?

    06:30 - People pleasing

    08:00 - Using the skill of having difficult conversations to show you're ready for senior leadership

    12:50 - 2 tricks to challenge your fear to start having difficult conversations

    Here's something valuable I said today:

    "There are a few reasons people avoid having difficult conversations: the #1 reason is FEAR. What could go wrong if I challenge them? What will the repercussions on me be? How might they judge me? If you work out how to overcome your fear, a lot of these issues evaporate." (Rebecca Allen, host Her Ambitious Career)


    Links:

    Get Rebecca’s MUST-HAVE Guide: ‘The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted’A related ep I mentioned in today's episode: People-Pleasing Leadership - Is it Effective?And this ep too: What is Personal Branding & Why Is It Vital to Your Career?See all podcast episodes

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    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

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  • Here’s how you can find the right career mentor for you

    Today, in this latest 'shorty' episode, we’re not talking about the 3 steps you can take today to identify a mentor who fits you the best to give you the greatest return on your time.

    Mentoring relationships are an investment of time both for you and for the mentor. So how do you make sure you pick the right person to mentor you? It's about building skills and experience and having a cheerleader urging you to be a success!

    In this episode, we discuss:

    · 02:05 Must Do #1 Pick a mentor who is a few steps ahead of you: what expertise or experience can they share with you?
    · 02:30 Must Do #2 Identify a mentor who has similar values to you
    · 03:20 Must Do #3 Find a mentor who genuinely wants to see you succeed


    Your success relies on having the right support around you... how could the right mentor fast track your progress?

    Let's do this!
    Rebecca x


    Links:

    BONUS: Get all of my Shorty Checklists emailed to you every fortnight! You'll also get a access to a directory of my 6 most popular episodes!'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'- get promoted faster with this free guide!Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

  • Today I am sharing 5 important steps that you really need to fall in love with if you want to get promoted to a senior leader level position.

    They aren't the only steps of course...

    But these 5 steps come from the angle of managing your career more effectively, managing up and taking ownership of your value.

    I absolutely loved writing and recording this ep... because there's so much practical truth in here...

    So let's do this - are you ready to step things up?

    Here's something interesting I shared today:

    "Lots of women who I meet deliver great results; that step isn’t under review. The piece that a lot of women I meet do struggle with is then capitalising on those results. What do you want now, having delivered these results? Learning how to love sharing your accomplishments is an important step to take and one you need to fall in love with to get promoted." (Rebecca Allen, host of Her Ambitious Career podcast)


    Links:

    Get the free guide I talk about in this ep! 'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'You might also love this episode: Is Your Boss Limiting Your Opportunities?And this: How Does Coaching Work? Rebecca Explains What to Expect from an Executive Coaching journey with herCheck Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

  • Here’s how you can confidently manage up and be more influential

    Today, in this latest 'shorty' episode, we’re talking about the 3 steps you must take to influence your senior leadership. What is keeping them up at night? How can you add value to them? How can you manage up confidently and authentically too?

    In this episode, we discuss:

    01:25 How building trust should be your number 1 priory when better managing senior leaders02:00 Strategy #1: What is managing up? Let me tell you a secret: managing up is NOT 'you doing the work'! Managing up is what you do after you've done the work.02:50 Strategy #2 : Identify the influential leaders in your organisation you need on your side03:20 Strategy #3 : How to add value to those stakeholders

    Your success relies on you building the support network you need around you!

    Let's do this!
    Rebecca x

    Links:

    BONUS: Get all of my Shorty Checklists emailed to you every fortnight! You'll also get a access to a directory of my 6 most popular episodes!'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'- get promoted faster with this free guide!Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!




  • Being underestimated by other people can be debilitating or the most liberating moment ever! Here's how...

    Are you fed up with people underestimating you?
    Are they judging your capability before they even know you?
    Do they make assumptions that are just plain wrong?

    Today I am sharing one of my own experiences of being underestimated and how I chose to turn that all round.

    What will you choose to do?


    Links:

    Get the free workbook I talk about in this ep! 'Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your True Potential''The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'- get promoted faster with this free guide!Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

  • Here’s how you can confidently articulate your value by learning how to track your successes

    Today, in this latest 'shorty' episode, we’re not talking about the 3 steps you must take to start tracking your progress more effectively. WHY? Because unless you know what value you're adding, it's hard to sell YOU to anyone else!

    To be seen as that next senior leader in your organisation, it is critical that you get really good at acknowledging the impact you're already making and build your executive brand as you do it.

    Don't get stuck in the trap of just DOING a great job. Start focusing instead on the RESULTS you're achieving. How are you positively impacting your business? How do you want to start quantifying and verbalising those results?

    In this episode, we discuss:

    · 01:20 Are you on track? Are you doing everything you can to build your exec profile?

    · 02:30 Strategy #1 Are your role and KPIs clear and agreed?

    · 03:40 Strategy #2 Identify and document what you have already achieved
    · 04:17 Strategy #3 Run a critical assessment every 90 days


    Your success relies on your own validation of your results and impact!

    Let's do this!
    Rebecca x

    Links:

    BONUS: Get all of my Shorty Checklists emailed to you every fortnight! You'll also get a access to a directory of my 6 most popular episodes!Get the free workbook I talk about in this ep! 'Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your True Potential''The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'- get promoted faster with this free guide!Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

  • Today we are talking about human rights policy, within a corporate context, with my guest Ro Coroneos. Join us!

    In this episode, we are talking about...

    How governments have a duty to uphold human rights, whilst corporates have a duty to respect themThe requirement of organisations to remedy situations when rights are impacted How human rights policies must be embedded in organisational operating culture, values and behaviour through change management and communications strategiesHuman rights as an essential measure of business performanceAnd the need for greater transparency of how social risks are being managed by organisations, due to heightened investor pressureAn organisation's first step, is to review the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

    Ro says:

    "The critical thing about organisations that demonstrate a respect for human rights is that you can see there are commitments practically in a company's behaviour." (Ro Coroneos, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)

    Links:

    Google 'human rights positioning statements' for inspirationUN Global CompactUN Guiding Principles on Business and Human RightsOECD Guidelines International Labour OrganisationAustralian Human Rights CommissionFind Rebecca at her websiteGet Rebecca's free GUIDE: The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted

    About Ro:

    Ro Coroneos is Head of Responsible Sourcing for Lendlease, an Australian ASX listed integrated real estate company. Her expertise and passion is the ‘S’ in ESG, ranging from business responses to human rights and modern slavery risk, to measuring social impact and value.

    Ro was recipient of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s business award in 2016, for her guide on inclusive design in urban spaces. Her work in establishing a pop-up college in partnership with TAFE NSW, for the Barangaroo urban regeneration project in Sydney, upskilled over 11,000 construction workers during the project period, and won several awards for innovation excellence.

    In her spare time Ro is (very) slowly, working on a collection of poems.


    About Rebecca:

    Rebecca Allen is an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert who helps corporate women attain senior leadership positions. Her clients come from a range of industries and companies including Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil. Rebecca's favourite work day was recently: her client sent her a photo of a card her son had written her. In his note, he praised his mum for chasing her career goals down, getting promoted and putting her needs first. Rebecca loves that her work impacts not just the women she coaches, but their families too.

  • How do you talk to yourself, as a high-achiever? Is it with criticism or appreciation and respect?

    Welcome on in to our 'shorty' episode all about SELF-KINDNESS!

    In 5 minutes (or less!) I am going to be sharing with you 3-must dos when it comes to being more self-kind.... especially if you're a high achieving, self-critical woman leader!

    I can't wait! See you inside...


    Links:

    BONUS: Get all of my Shorty Checklists emailed to you every fortnight! You'll also get access to a directory of my 6 most popular episodes!Get the free workbook I talk about in this ep! 'Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your True Potential''The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'- get promoted faster with this free guide!Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

  • Here's how to get back in the driving seat of your career...

    Sometimes there are circumstances you can control and sometimes, they are beyond it. How much of what is going on for you right now in your career is because you aren't actually being set up for success in the first place?

    Whether it's a lack of resource, of personnel or of financial investment...
    A lack of leadership...
    A lack of clarity...
    Or lack of support and opportunity...

    Missing these factors can have a profound impact on the results you can achieve right now. Today I want to help you identify what exactly is in place to support your total success and what, quite frankly, is missing.

    Links:

    Get the free workbook I talk about in this ep! 'Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your True Potential'Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.auTune into this ep as well: 5 Reasons You're Lacking Direction & What To Do About ItYou’ll love this ep: How to Make a Positive Impact, Feel Valued & Get PaidAnd also this one: What is Procrastination Costing You & Your Career?See all podcast eps

    Rate, Review, & Follow our Show on Apple Podcasts:

    “I love Rebecca's practical insights and her podcast Her Ambitious Career!"... does that sound like you? Then please consider rating and reviewing my show! Because in doing so you'll help ne support more women, just like you, to back themselves and create golden opportunities in their careers like moving into that next level of leadership.

    Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We air every week and I don't want you to miss out on a single broadcast. Follow now!

    About Rebecca:

    Hi, I’m Rebecca Allen and I’m an Executive Coach and Personal Brand expert for corporate women, aspiring to senior levels of leadership. I absolutely LOVE coaching and seeing my fabulous clients exceed their own expectations. I’ve worked for 11 years now as a coach and have helped women at companies including Woolworths, ANZ, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ministry of Defence and Coles. I live for those phone calls from clients, jumping up and down, telling me they’ve got that promotion, negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. I’m a working mum of two wonderful children, adore travel and trying my hand at anything creative. I’d love to connect with you!

  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for aspiring women leaders in corporate who wish to build influence and make a deeper impact.

    Welcome on in to our 'shorty' episode all about PERSONAL BRANDING!

    In 5 minutes (or less!) I am going to be sharing with you 3-must dos when it comes to establishing your credibility and visibility as a leader in your organisation!

    I can't wait! See you inside...
    Rebecca x

    Links:

    BONUS: Get all of my Shorty Checklists emailed to you every fortnight! You'll also get a access to a directory of my 6 most popular episodes!Get your copy of my FREE resource: 'Land Your Next Promotion CHECKLIST'Check Rebecca out at www.illuminategrowth.com.au



    Host Bio:

    Rebecca Allen is an Executive & Personal Branding Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, 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


  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who want to land the most sought after roles and be seen as an expert, both internally and across their industries.

    My guest today is the fabulous Janice Sutherland and we are talking MONEY BLOCKS!

    How could your money mindset be impacting you, your career prospects and your opportunities?

    Do you doubt that 'success' can ever be yours?Do you invest in yourself and your career, or do you hope other people will do it for you?Do you take on roles that meet your financial needs, or not?Do you tie you self-worth to your salary?Do you believe you'll only be taken seriously when you have another qualification?Do you believe people who get ahead professionally are just lucky?


    These are all topics Janice and I are discussing today on this not so linear career success journey!


    Janice says:

    "No future employer is going to ask if you have an additional degree - they will want to ask you about your experience and if you can deliver an outcome. Don't fall into the trap of thinking you just need more and more qualifications to be successful." (Janice Sutherland, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)

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    Guest Bio:

    Janice Sutherland is a first generation immigrant, who came from a challenging background. She took her career all the the way to the C-suite and became the first woman to head up the Telecoms Sector for a multi-million company in the Caribbean. Her professional career has spanned over 25 years of leadership with prestigious multinationals in the UK and Caribbean.

    Janice is CEO of This Woman Can, a company rooted in career mentoring for executive women of colour, who wish to re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities.

    Find Janice on LinkedIn here

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    Host Bio:

    Rebecca Allen is an Executive & Personal Branding Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, 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 this free guide: 'Land Your Next Promotion'
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call with Rebecca
    > Connect on Linkedin

  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for aspiring women leaders in corporate who wish to build influence and make a deeper impact.

    Welcome on in to our FIRST EVER 'shorty' episode on Her Ambitious Career!

    In 5 minutes (or less!) I am going to be sharing with you 3-must dos when it comes to setting and communicating your boundaries!

    I can't wait! See you inside...
    Rebecca x

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    Host Bio:

    Rebecca Allen is an Executive & Personal Branding Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, 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 free workbook I talk about in this ep! 'Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your True Potential'
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call with Rebecca
    > Connect on Linkedin

  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who want to land the most sought after roles and be seen as an expert both internally and throughout their industries.

    And welcome to the Valentine's edition of this show! :D

    We invest a lot of time, don't we, showering love and affection on other people...

    But how often do you do it for yourself?

    Being self-critical is a very easy pattern to fall into but it damages esteem and keeps you playing small...

    Which is why I am coming to you today....

    With a whole episode dedicated to showering yourself with unconditional love.

    Because when you do, everything else - including building credibility as a leader - becomes a tonne easier.

    Let's do this thing!


    Host Bio:

    Rebecca Allen is an Executive & Personal Branding Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, 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 free workbook I talk about in this ep! 'Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your True Potential'
    > Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call with Rebecca
    > Connect on Linkedin

  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who want to land the most sought after roles and be seen as an expert both internally and throughout their industry.

    My guest today is Alison Lim and we are talking about an important aspect of inclusion strategy, which is ensuring both extroverts' and introverts' opinions are heard.

    In this episode, we talk about how...

    Introversion is another important measure of inclusionHow personality profiling can limit people by labelling them as 'introverted'The environment you're in can be the differentiator: introverts may have to work a bit harder to ensure their work is recognisedHow everyone should have the space and the time to share their perspectivesMeeting Chairs should invite everyone to speak to ensure all voices are heard


    Alison says:

    "The needs of modern businesses are having to incorporate different skills and there are many roles that favour an introverted style these days, such as data analytics." (Alison Lim, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)

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    Guest Bios:

    Alison Lim has worked in large multinational FMCG companies over the last 20 years in general management, commercial, marketing and finance roles. Her career has given her the opportunity to work in many different countries. She has led highly diversified teams and has a passion for diversion and inclusivity in workplace.

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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 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, 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

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    > Get this free guide: 'Land Your Next Promotion'
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  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to get promoted, be sought out for their expertise and be paid appropriately for their impact.

    Hi there! I'm Rebecca Allen and I am a Executive & Personal Brand Coach and I have a real passion for getting to the heart of my clients' issues...

    Which can often boil down to understanding their values.

    And this is the final part of a 3-part series all about our VALUES...

    In Part 1, I came to you to talk about how being overly RESPONSIBLE could actually be sabotaging you and adding to your overwork. Listen to that Ep #110 here.

    And in Part 2, I talked about LOYALTY as a value and how allowing that value to trump your own needs can actually hold you back too. Listen to that Ep#111 here.

    So today, in Part 3, we are discussing the PERFECTION value...

    Which on the face of it, appears to have a positive intention to help you deliver outstanding work, right?

    However it also brings with it a great deal of disappointment (when you or others don't meet expectations), stress and self-criticism... which can be extremely unhelpful!!

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

    "Over-prioritising 'perfect outcomes' means you'll always be disappointed because perfect outcomes are, by their very nature, impossible to achieve. And whilst you're chasing 'perfect' your peers will be chasing 'really great' outcomes and using the time they save to get ahead faster in their careers." (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, PwC, McKinsey, 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!

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    3 FREE Ways Rebecca Can Help You Get Promoted this Year:

    1. Get a copy of Rebecca's free download, Land Your Next Promotion Checklist - Click here

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  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to get promoted, be sought out for their expertise and be paid appropriately for their impact.

    Hi there! I'm Rebecca Allen and I am a Executive & Personal Brand Coach for women who want to see for themselves what they're really capable of!

    It is the start of a shiny new year - welcome 2024!

    And I am sharing my annual list of what NOT to do this year.

    This year's episode will not disappoint I promise...

    I am getting stuck into the discrimination debate and how women are still penalised too often by a system that does not support their total success.

    I am not holding back...

    So jump in and see what I have to say....

    And let me know too about your thoughts about this list!

    You can email this show: [email protected]

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

    "Women leaders must support women coming through the ranks. Period." (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, PwC, McKinsey, 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!

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    3 FREE Ways Rebecca Can Help You Get Promoted this Year:

    1. Get a copy of Rebecca's free download, The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted - Click here

    2. Read more from Rebecca's blog - Click here

    3. Listen to more eps from this podcast - Click here

    Or get started with personal branding! Read more about joining the Personal Brand Project (our entry level program within our Inner Circle) right here.


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  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to get promoted, be sought out for their expertise and be paid appropriately for their impact.

    Hi there! I'm Rebecca Allen and I am a Executive & Personal Brand Coach who is all about celebrating your wins and helping you learn as you get there.

    As 2023 draws to a close I really wanted to give you an insight into some of our results at Illuminate Personal Growth... and give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of what's been happening!

    Every year, I work with between 40 and 50 women on a 1:1 basis... which doesn't include the fabulous ladies in our Thought Leaders Masterclass groups or our Inner Circle memberships...

    It's a busy, busy world at Illuminate!

    And within those 1:1 clients these last 12 months...

    80%+ were promoted or landed new internal roles40%+ successfully negotiated pay rises or improved financial packages


    Almost all of my clients reported:

    A positive shift in perception that key stakeholders had of themAnd a shift in confidence in

    I don't know about you - but those results are something to be proud of!

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

    "The shift in confidence that so many of my clients experience is profound. You get out of your own way, stop overthinking or second guessing yourself and start focusing instead on clarity, objectivity and self-assuredness - would that be liberating outcome for you? To get rid of all that baggage?" (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, PwC, McKinsey, 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!

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    3 FREE Ways Rebecca Can Help You Get Promoted this Year:

    1. Get a copy of Rebecca's free download, Land Your Next Promotion Checklist - Click here

    2. Read more from Rebecca's blog - Click here

    3. Listen to more eps from this podcast - Click here

    Read more about the Personal Brand Project (our entry level program within our Inner Circle) right here.


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  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to get promoted, be sought out for their expertise and be paid appropriately for their impact.

    Hi there! I'm Rebecca Allen and I am a Executive & Personal Brand Coach who works with my clients to help them, first and foremost, get really aware of how they see the world and see themselves too.

    This is part 2 of a 3-part series about our VALUES...

    Last time (in Part 1)...

    I came to you to talk about how being overly responsible could actually be sabotaging you and adding to your overwork... listen to that Ep #110 here.

    Well, today we are talking about the value of loyalty...

    And how being overly loyal can again prevent you from achieving everything you really want in your career.

    And then what about loyalty bias too? How does that play into this dynamic?

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

    "Loyalty bias is the inherent assumption - or bias - made by other people that you'll be most likely to remain loyal to your organisation even if they keep rejecting your requests for promotion. Women aren't seen to have the same degree of flight risk as men." (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, PwC, McKinsey, 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!

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    3 FREE Ways Rebecca Can Help You Get Promoted this Year:

    1. Get a copy of Rebecca's free download, Land Your Next Promotion Checklist - Click here

    2. Read more from Rebecca's blog - Click here

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  • Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women who want to get promoted, be sought out for their expertise and be paid appropriately for their impact.

    Hi there! I'm Rebecca Allen and I am a Career & Personal Brand coach who works with my clients to help them thrive in their roles and build their executive profiles... which often requires us to do some work on their mindset.

    We all have values that are important to us but...

    What happens if staying true to one of your own values actually causes you stress or holds you back in some way?

    For example, overly-responsible people can have a really difficult, even anxious, time...

    And in today's ep I am going to be talking about the fact that there are 'healthy' levels of responsibility...

    As well as 'unhealthy' levels where you become overwhelmed, taken advantage of by other people or are drowning in overwork.

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

    "If you are overly responsible, it can lead to burnout especially if you continue to accept more responsibility (despite knowing you shouldn't). I'd love you to ask yourself: perhaps not everything is actually your responsibility?" (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, PwC, McKinsey, 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!

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    3 FREE Ways Rebecca Can Help You Get Promoted this Year:

    1. Get a copy of Rebecca's super popular free workbook, Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your True Potential - Click here

    2. Read more from Rebecca's blog - Click here

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