Imagine that you want to hire someone to paint your picket fence. Jennifer has put flyers in your mailbox about her picket fence painting service and she even rang your doorbell once to introduce herself and talk to you about picket fence painting. You also know that Linda does something with painting, but you are not sure what is her painting specialty and if she would even be interested in painting your picket fence.
Who do you reach out to first? Not a stretch to say most people would get in touch with Jennifer. While her selling efforts are obvious, what her initiative represents for the person with power to decide provides some useful insights for women eager to advance their careers.
So what are the potential gains of vocalizing your ambitions, that you may not yet have considered?
This article is part of a series highlighting one of the 8 areas of focus: ‘Mapping My Ambitions’, on the Female Leadership Wheel™ a unique coaching tool to support women in their leadership development
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Author: Lisa Ross-Marcus is a leadership coach and intercultural consultant. Her primary focus is empowering women to lead in organizations or as founders of their own enterprises.