Today I am sharing a conversation with my friend Ami Au-Yeung, an HR professional turned career coach and writer. We chat about transparency and communication in the workplace, as well as speaking up when you are different from everyone you work with.
Ami intentionally recalibrated her career and she’s taking us on the journey of exactly how she made it happen. We chat about overcoming our critical inner voice and comparison to others. She also shares with us her simple cue card system, which she takes with her to remind herself of how she wants to feel at work and what type of work she wants to do.
TOPICS EXPLORED IN THIS EPISODE:
How Ami defines success in her coaching practice [ 4:18 ]
What a career in HR looks like in the corporate space [ 6:53 ]
Why change is so difficult within organizations and how to make it easier [ 9:21 ]
How Ami handled resignation in her career and what she’d do differently now [ 16:31 ]
Why it’s harder to stand up for yourself when you are different [ 20:17 ]
The effect of positional power on what feel comfortable talking about [ 23:18 ]
How Ami completely recalibrated her career [ 27:15 ]
The emotions Ami managed in her transition [ 31:46 ]
Strategies to better manage your time on social media [ 38:27 ]
How to handle shiny object syndrome in your business [ 47:36 ]
A 30 second exercise to gain clarity in what you want to do for work [ 51:01 ]
How Ami combats feeling isolated as an entrepreneur [ 52:57 ]
How to effectively ask for what you want in your career [ 55:09 ]
“Don’t be afraid to stand out and ask for what you want.”
I was an otherwise intelligent woman, except for the fact that I compared myself too much to other people.
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