I understand the challenges you’re facing because I have faced them too.
I’ve sat in meetings and not spoken up. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to say, but I felt invisible amongst people more seasoned than myself. While others more confident than me spoke up and moved the needle, my goal was to stay under the radar – it helped me feel safe.
I’ve walked into a room of important people and felt like an imposter. I thought everyone was saying I was too young and inexperienced for the job behind my back. At every industry event and internal meeting, I felt like I was faking it and that I didn’t belong.
I was once unsure how to navigate the complexities of the business landscape. To escape the office politics, I became a first-class people pleaser. The word ‘no’ wasn’t in my vocabulary, and I said ‘yes’ to everything asked of me, which just had me completely overwhelmed.
But over time, I learnt the tactics and strategies that really make an impact – the stuff no one tells you. By the time I was 31, I was leading a team of more than 100 people and a portfolio of publications. I became an Executive Board member and gained valuable insights into leadership and how to influence people.
And I want to share them with you.