Career Courage

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Jump from the job you have to the career you want! If you feel a gap at work between where you are to where you strive to be, or between who you are and who you want to be, you're not alone. Fulfilling your greatest career potential takes courage, and that courage can be built through a series of concrete steps. From the philosophical to the practical, this course will guide you through big questions like identifying what's important to you, down to the nitty gritty like having tough conversations with your colleagues. Join Maya Dolgin, a communications and leadership coach, to discover how to master the necessary skills for bringing out your best self in the modern workplace.


Feel like your career is stuck and needs a boost? You probably could use a dose of Career Courage...

I'm Maya Dolgin, founder and CEO of BraverMe. For over a decade, I've been helping professionals find success and empowerment in their careers. In this course, I'll take you through some of the most impactful insights and tips I've developed over the years. Along the way, I'll introduce you to dozens of women whose careers have been transformed by a little dosage of career courage.

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How does someone go from office manager to CEO in just a few years?

In this lesson, you'll hear the story of Ariella. How she rose through the ranks of her company, earning promotion after promotion until she reached the top. Her impressive story shows us what an accelerated career path looks like and just how far a few doses of courage can go. 

In this lesson we’ll see Ariella demonstrate:

• When it makes sense to do more than your job description
• The importance of demanding recognition for your accomplishments
• The effect of stepping up in a time of crisis
• The courage needed to accept a role you aren’t sure about

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Job searching is difficult and scary. In this lesson you'll learn from Anna as she manages her career shifts and job interviews. You'll learn:
• How to tap into your network to find opportunities
• How to answer the difficult "Why you" question in a job interview
• Dealing with uncertainty during the job search process

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Do you avoid negotiating your salary because it’s uncomfortable? Or because you’re not sure you know the “rules of the game?” Or maybe you just need a courage boost in this area...

Join us for today’s lesson where I’ll reveal real life stories of women who learned the art of negotiation. You’ll also hear some tips from the other side, managers and employers who reveal what to do - and not do! - when discussing this sensitive subject.

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Sometimes advancing in your career takes months - years - of hard work. At other times, it may seem like the perfect opportunity just presents itself. An opportunity that allows you to accelerate your career in a matter of minutes, instead of months. 
In reality, it’s a little bit of both. Most career advancements are dependent on moments of luck. However, what helps us ensure we are prepared for those moments of luck is the work we’ve put in to ensure that we’re prepared for the opportunity. 
In this lesson we’ll learn:
* The importance of always thinking long term
* How to map out opportunities before they happen
* How to be prepared to leave our comfort zones
* How to get always be ready for an on the spot job pitch

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Brave means listening from the inside out, brave means in every uncertain moment, turning inward, feeling for the knowing and speaking it out". This quote from Glennon Doyle's book Untamed is what today's lesson is all about.
How do you express your bravery when it comes to conflict? Do you speak your inner truth out no matter what the consequences or is there a time and place?

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One of the most challenging parts of managing is guiding a struggling employee. How do you make them live up to the standard you need to set? Do you let them go and find someone new or can you help them step up their game without sacrificing the rest of your team? Join Cindy Dolgin as she explains how she navigated exactly this situation, learn the 'Do's' and the 'Dont's' and discover some frameworks on how to navigate this challenging situation.

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Crisis management is one of the greater challenges of being a manager. The only thing you can be sure of is that it will definitely happen to you at some point during your managing career. Whether it's a global pandemic, financial crisis or simply a breach of trust in your team, it's something you'll have to deal with. In this lesson you'll learn a framework for dealing with crisis from Carla Bailo.

Carla managed Nissan's operations in Japan during the 2008 financial crisis and put the skills she learned to work in later crises throughout her career.

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Failure is part of life. You can't avoid it. It's how you bounce back from it that matters. But bouncing back from failure is hard, especially when it's in a career setting and possibly was even a public failure.

In this lesson Maya takes you through a story of failure and recovery and shows how you can implement this yourself with a four stage framework that will help you bounce back from failure.

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Shifting your career can be one of the scariest yet most rewarding moments of your career. How can you do it? How do you know when it's time to shift, when it's time to double down on an opportunity and when to hold out for the right one? In this lesson you'll learn:
• How to pivot and seize the moment
• When to think about when landing an interview with your dream pivot
• How to hold out for the right opportunity

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In this, the final lesson of the course we flip the model of the course on its head and dive deeply into Maya's and BraverMe's story so that you can hear about Maya's Career Courage story and experience.

In this lesson you'll hear:
• About the dark days of being an entrepreneur
• Developing a growth mindset

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Courses Authors

Maya Dolgin

CEO and founder of BraverMe

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