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How to drive your career forward and get unstuck

How to drive your career forward and get unstuck

I speak with professionals—clients, prospects, and leadership partners—daily. A recurring theme in their stories is the journey to career advancement. I've learned that there are three fundamental steps to advance our careers.

1. Have a vision. 

2. Increase your visibility

3. Strengthen your support network

Today, I want to share essential insights from my practice as a leadership coach that can drive your career forward, help you own your career, bet on yourself, and invest in your career success.

Have a vision

To help illustrate this, I want to share a story from a client I recently met—a mid-career professional with 15 years of varied experience. Her career path wasn't a straightforward progression; somewhat, it resembled a jungle gym, filled with diverse roles that have enriched her breadth and depth of expertise. Now, her next level and vision is a managing director role. However, her confidence wavered when she fixated on the challenges rather than her breadth of experience.

Increase your visibility

Through a 45-minute strategy session with her, we identified not just the known obstacles but also the hidden ones, such as limited visibility and networking. Together, we developed an actionable plan that matched her strengths and emphasized relationship-building to showcase her readiness for the role.

In my conversations, I've seen countless examples of professionals, much like my client, who minimize their potential due to past setbacks. They settle for a less-than-desirable aspiration. It is crucial to remember your value, and I am here to advocate for you, supporting you in understanding the realms of your capabilities and the unique value you offer.

Each of us has a zone of genius – that unique blend of talent and expertise where we truly excel. This zone has allowed me to aid clients and partners effectively. It starts with clarity on what this zone is for you, then moving towards owning it and boosting your visibility so that others can recognize your potential.

Strengthen your support network

It is imperative to have a compelling vision and a strategic plan to realize it, akin to reverse engineering your desired leadership position. A support system of mentors and sponsors can be invaluable in this journey. Remember, no one should navigate their career alone, and I feel steadfast in my commitment to building relationships and formulating plans that lead to success.

If you're aiming for that next leadership role or representing an organization striving to nurture your talent pipeline, the upcoming Fearless Leadership Masterclass on May 15th is a step in the right direction. We'll dedicate time to uncovering and addressing your environment's prerequisites, bridging gaps, and enhancing confidence while ensuring you have the tools to contribute strategically.

Your career deserves to be as rewarding as your life--we spend much of our daily hours and efforts on it. It should bring financial, emotional, and spiritual benefits that align with how you want to feel throughout your day, i.e., living purposefully and joyfully. 

Whether you represent an organization or you're an individual ready to ascend in your career, I invite you to join us for a transformative experience at 

Live with purpose, live with joy!

Coach Ginny 💕

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DR. GINNY A. BARO, Ph.D., MBA, MS, CPC, CEO,, immigrated to the U.S. at age 14 with nothing more than a dream. Today, she is an award-winning international transformational speaker & leadership coach, career strategist, and #1 bestselling author of Healing Leadership and Fearless Women at Work. Named one of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders, Dr. Baro has successfully delivered keynotes, leadership training, and coaching programs for organizations, ERGs, and Fortune 500 companies. She's been a Leadership Coach for the McKinsey & Company's Hispanic/Latino Executive Program since 2021. Leveraging over 20 years of corporate leadership experience, in 2020, Dr. Baro created the Fearless Leadership Mastermind™ to help high-potential female leaders advance and gain critical leadership skills to lead, engage, and influence their teams confidently and deliver business growth and personal well-being. She earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems, an MS in Computer Science, an MBA in Management, and a BA in Computer Science and Economics, and she is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). To learn more, please visit

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