Build Your Career with Audacity, not Apprehension.
You have all the right degrees, you’ve made all the right moves, you’ve worked hard, and you’ve worked smart. And you’ve risen, but not high enough.
You’ve tried to fit in, and here's the truth, the thing that makes you better is that you don't. Learn to leverage your difference.
Events & Services
As a Career Strategist, I work with ambitious women and people of color to help them navigate compensation, bias, and their career progression so they can continue to rise.
The Antidote Retreat
October 22 - 25, 2019
Building Audacity Ally Program
Starting April 2020
Registrations opens in March 2020
EXECUTIVE COACHING & CAREER STRATEGY
I work with professionals — usually women and people of color — who are senior to C-Level. I help them get clear on what they want to accomplish and stand for in their careers.
When you work with me, you’ll learn how to position yourself, to navigate bias, and to radically uplevel your career. Here’s how.
MY work with individual clients led to repeated engagements with organizations that understood that leveraging the talents and differences of their employees results in higher productivity and stronger teams. Those organizations wanted the insight that Leverage to Lead had developed by engaging one-on-one with their clients of color.
It takes more than commitment to sustain diversity, apply equity, and sustain inclusion. Organizations committed to cultivating diversity and building teams that reflect a range of ages, religions, experiences, nationalities, ethnicities, and gender identities—have to commit to strategic leadership, an examination of their values, refined policies and practices, and continued personal and professional development.
Your career is more than a series of jobs.
I completely fell into law firm management. I started my corporate career on Wall Street recruiting Investment Bankers. When I moved back to sunny California, I landed in Investment Banking. It wasn’t a fit, and I found myself recruiting lawyers for Skadden, a New York-based law firm in Silicon Valley, at the height of the dot com bubble.
Eventually, I began managing Skadden’s Northern California offices — not because I dreamed of doing it, but because the firm offered me the position and I figured it was the next, best move. Eight years later, I had moved firms, and was still waiting for the next, best move to be offered to me.
In 2010, I understood that I needed to be inspired by my work. I slowly realized that no one was going to offer me inspiration; I had to be the spark. I needed to be the spark for myself and other women and people of color who wanted meaningful, financially rewarding careers.
At this point, I consciously began to design my career and my business with intention. I was clear about my next step. I worked to position myself in this industry and I became very clear about what I wanted out of my career and my life.
Learning to leverage your difference is one of the greatest skills you can develop.
As an Executive Coach and Career Strategist, I work primarily with ambitious women of color to help them navigate bias, compensation, and their career progression so they can continue to rise. Through my work at Leverage to Lead, I have created a process to help clients get clear about what they want out of their careers and build a plan to get it. I work with my clients to help them stop trying to fit in, and start identifying how their difference is the key to their continued success.
My work is designed to help people face their careers with audacity rather than apprehension. When we build audacity, we combine the power of personal leadership; the consciousness of the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion on our careers; and the ability to make choices and take action. Clients work with me to build a career strategy that is rooted in clarity, value, and authenticity. It is a strategy that enables them to confidently navigate through uncertain times in their careers.
My work as an Executive Coach and Career Strategist has led me to support people across banking, legal, tech, medical, and education industries. I have worked with women from large companies such as Citibank, Baker McKenzie, JP Morgan Chase, Facebook, and Google to entrepreneurs building their own practices and companies.
One of the best ways to get to know more about me and my work is to receive my newsletter. You can sign up for it here. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Without a doubt Jen is my secret weapon for success in the workplace.”
“I am building a business and am thrilled to be doing things my way, on my terms. Jennifer has helped me hone in on what really matters to me and has been there, step by step, to make sure I am building the best career for myself.”
"Since working with Jennifer, my approach to achieving my goals and my direct results did an insane 180 degree flip. She helped me negotiate a signing bonus for a new job and generate multiple job offers."
Building Audacity offers a new lens through which to see your story and know your value, to understand your company environment along with all its constraints and your old coping mechanisms, and to forge a new path forward.
I’m not just talking about salaries or perks. I’m talking about having a career that’s fulfilling, creative, daring, innovative, and yours. The career move you’re ready for isn’t just about a different position or company. It’s a move away from apprehension and into audacity.
I believe that opportunity is all around you; you just need to see it.
Let's connect. This call will help us know if we are a good fit. Whether we choose to work together or not, you will have experienced a mindset shift and will be more aware of everything that’s possible for you. Email me at email@example.com to request a consultation.
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