Women, Time to Drag on Your Swimsuit and Dive IN!

No teetering about on the edges. Be bold!

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What constitutes the next step up for you? If you’re a woman reading this, you’re statically likely to be only thinking about the grade above you. That’s what we women do, apparently. Furthermore, we wait at least a couple of years and feel we must know our current role inside out before we apply for another one.

This is not advantageous to us in the world of work. Men don’t do it. They’ll take a risk on a job (generally) several grades above their current position and not get overly worried about whether they know their current job inside out.

It’s a matter of confidence when it comes down to it. Knowing tasks inside out is not always a great asset for your next role. Having transferable skills, the ability to learn, to adapt and change, that is. Couple that with an attractive dose of self belief (not arrogance but a healthy knowledge of one’s strengths and potential) and you’re a formidable candidate.

Take five minutes now to down tools. Think about your current set up. Leap frog in your mind to two promotions above where you are now. What qualities do you need to let people know you have in order to be on the radar? I bet you have far more than you imagine.

Remember, no one walks into a role fully formed; it takes at least 6 months in my view.

Take a risk, dive in!

RenewYou is my one day confidence building course, especially designed for women, to help you learn to ‘dive’ safely and with grace. Our next licensing event for trainers /coaches and Learning & Development specialists is in June. Click here for details.

Jane C Woods

Women's Personal Development Specialist - Changing People, -

Hi, I’m Jane C Woods and I have an absolute passion for helping women achieve success in their lives. Be it the glass ceiling, the crystal maze, or very personal issues, I’m all about helping women achieve to their full potential and live the way they want to without being carbon copies of men. But I’m not about putting men down in order for women to get ahead, there’s plenty of room; I just want the guys to shifty up a bit… If my face looks familiar it's because I love Psychologies magazine (I've been buying it since the very first issue, such a good resource) and it's the only place I choose to advertise my courses. I write on women’s issues on my blog, www.changingpeople.co.uk, and am regularly featured in magazines, and on radio, but I’m probably best known for RenewYou. RenewYou is my one day personal development course for women. We have an international network of experienced, specialist women licensed to deliver it and empower women across the globe. Our goal is to reach one million women. It’s a big goal but… In 2013 we started with a single RenewYou specialist, me. Now you can find a RenewYou Courses across the UK, in the USA, Canada, Greece, Bangkok, Pakistan, South Africa, Belgium, with new countries being added all the time. My dream was to create a thriving and caring business on ethical, and dare I say, feminine terms, with a real community spirit of help and encouragement. And it’s actually happening with the support, expertise, and enthusiasm of my wonderful trainers. I think, (apart from my two lovely kids, a daughter and a son) that it’s probably my proudest achievement to date. Wonderful Changing People Women: One of the joys and privileges of my work is that I’ve connected with some really inspirational and wonderful women – from politics to entertainment to academia. They include: TV presenter, house fixer and matchmaker Sarah Beeny Amazing entrepreneur Sam Roddick of Coco de Mer Outspoken and entertaining academic Mary Beard Politicians like Siobhan Benita and Natalie Bennett Ex BBC broadcaster Miriam O’Reilly who bravely took on the might of the BBC- and triumphed A very rare interview with Sarah Montague, of the influential BBC Radio 4 Today programme I hope you like the posts and I hope they are helpful. Live life to the max and never hide your light under any bushels!