I spent my growing-up years flying “under the radar.” It was a safe place to be.
Unnoticed and often ignored, my goal was to avoid uncomfortable interactions. I needed to figure out the world and how it worked, especially people. While being unnoticed had its share of pain, the discomfort associated with “being out there” was worse.
Despite my quirks, I had a burning ambition that raged inside me. It was simple and elegant: I wanted to be in charge. I wanted to be the one who pointed the way, the one in control. You really can’t deny your dreams, and that’s what fueled my path — until reality and my dreams collided.
The collision happened one day when I was in my first supervisory role. It was annual performance evaluation time. The process was a complete mystery to me and really very intimidating, despite the information my boss prepared me with. Heated discussion and debate ensued. The goal was to come to a group decision on each employee. I listened intently — as Introverts so often do — without adding much to the debate, trying to avoid the intense discussion.
In that moment, I realized flying under the radar was no longer possible if I wanted to succeed and grow in the management ranks. I would have to be willing to make decisions and defend those decisions to whomever I needed to, no matter who they were. Somehow, I had to figure out how to get comfortable doing some of the things I had tried to avoid. It was simply: adapt or fail.
The good news is, I did adapt very well. I was promoted 10 times in 21 years at Intel, making it to high-level management. I had to figure out most things by myself, which wasn’t always easy. Career advice and coaching didn’t really exist. But I did figure it out, and my mission is to make your path easier.
My management background as an Introvert puts me in a position to offer you unique career guidance you really won’t find elsewhere. You could say it’s custom tailored for Introverts. My mission is to teach and coach you, as I have hundreds of others, with immediate results.
Like me, you can claim your voice and your power. It’s time for you to achieve your true potential.
To a Powerful Career,
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