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How to seize the moment when you want more from your career

Updated: May 11

How to seize the moment when you want more from your career

I often reflect on my professional journey, thinking about the times when I've felt ready for more despite enjoying my roles and achieving success.

It's natural to seek new challenges and growth opportunities, especially if you’ve been in the same position for several years. If you resonate with this feeling of readiness for advancement, this blog post will guide you on harnessing your ambitions and strategically positioning yourself for the next leap in your career.

The Importance of Comprehensive Training

My broad experience working with leaders and high performers has taught me that isolated training often doesn’t lead to lasting results. These one-off events might provide temporary insights but often don’t address your overarching vision. 

What truly makes a difference is a “series” of cohesive training sessions combined with thorough, reflective coaching. This approach not only helps in identifying your personal strengths and weaknesses in the context of the topic you’re training on but also aligns them with your long-term career goals.

Creating a Vision and Setting Goals

Vision setting is crucial. Without a clear vision, efforts to advance can become disjointed and ineffective. I encourage you to envision where you want to see yourself in the next few years and then reverse-engineer it by creating actionable steps toward these goals. 

You may discover you need to seek training opportunities to develop critical skills, elevate your mindset, expand your network, and build critical relationships with a sponsor. Ensure that the training you receive caters specifically to your needs and ambitions, leading to genuine and sustainable growth.

Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone

Advancement often involves stepping out of your comfort zone, both for you and your manager. While continuing with "business as usual" is comfortable, growth requires taking calculated risks. 

For organizations, encouraging top talent to explore new roles or responsibilities ensures they continue to feel challenged and valued, reducing the risk of losing them to competitors. Embracing discomfort can lead you to unforeseen opportunities and personal development that align with your broader career ambitions.

Results-Focused Action Plans

Time is a precious commodity, and ensuring each moment spent on training and self-improvement leads to measurable outcomes is crucial. As a coach, I focus on being results-oriented, helping leaders craft action plans that are not only realistic but directly tied to their compelling vision for their career future. This method fosters accountability and keeps you motivated through visible progress.

Key Takeaways

If you find yourself yearning for more from your career, remember that the path to success involves strategic planning, embracing change, and continuous learning. 

Whether you are a leader seeking to uplift your team or an individual aiming for personal growth, taking deliberate and intentional steps toward your goals will be transformative. 

I am thrilled to host the Women’s Fearless Leadership Masterclass this May 15 to jumpstart your journey toward your next leadership seat.

This 90-minute session is tailored specifically for talented female leaders and focuses on the four keys to increasing visibility, networking effectively, and leveraging personal strengths to advance in your role. It’s an empowering environment where you can begin drafting your personalized action plan in an environment that supports vigorous growth and overcoming fears.

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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