Manage Smarter 247 — Stephanie Brown: You're FIRED! How It Can Boost Your Career

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Stephanie Brown is the Founder of Creative Career Level Up, a program that helps those in marketing, creative, and tech industries accelerate their careers and secure their next perfect role—along with a promotion and a salary increase.

Stephanie has spent the last 15 years working in the marketing, creative and tech industries, and what makes her program stand out and a proven system is she used her 13 years’ experience working as a senior marketing executive at Nike (8 years in total) and Apple (5 years) to develop its curriculum. She’s been fired twice and took both opportunities to reframe her career.

In this podcast for sales managers and sales leaders, Audrey, and Stephanie Brown discuss:

  • Growth from Career Setbacks. In this episode, Stephanie discusses her personal experience of being fired twice and how she turned these setbacks into opportunities for career advancement. She emphasizes the importance of reframing setbacks as blessings in disguise and taking a proactive approach to career development. She shares her DO’S and DON’Ts of what to do after you’ve been fired.
  • Seeking Feedback and Self-​Reflection. Navigating career setbacks and propelling professional growth requires a proactive and forward-​focused approach. By seeking feedback, building a clear path for advancement, and overcoming imposter syndrome, professionals can turn setbacks into opportunities for growth and success. 
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome. Stephanie emphasizes the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone to build confidence and overcome imposter syndrome. This involves embracing new challenges and demonstrating a willingness to learn and grow from setbacks. 
  • Emphasizing Forward-​Focused Communication. Stephanie suggests that focusing on future goals and objectives can help individuals overcome feelings of inadequacy and impostor syndrome. This approach encourages continuous learning and growth. 
  • Embracing New Challenges. Taking on new challenges can help individuals build confidence and overcome feelings of being an impostor. This can be achieved by stepping out of one's comfort zone and embracing opportunities for growth.
  • (Re)Building Confidence. Stephanie suggests that building confidence is key to overcoming imposter syndrome. This can be achieved by stepping out of one's comfort zone, embracing new challenges, and focusing on future goals and objectives. 
  • How managers can create a culture of showing a clear career path for employees and for themselves.

"(After you've been fired) You need time to process that and really work out like what happened and make sure that emotionally you're sort of coping with that.”

Stephanie Brown

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