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Escaping Your Career Comfort Zone

Escaping Your Career Comfort Zone

July 15, 2022

I speak with mid-career Black female professionals every day about what they want, and what they don't want, and most are doing something they no longer want to do, but they're doing it anyway.

'Why?'

They're trapped in their comfort zone.

This is when the comfort of the situation outweighs your desire to go after what you really want, even though you're not satisfied with your current career or job.

It can go on for years and years and no matter what's presented to you, or how uninspiring your current situation is, you can always find a reason why you can't change.

So, how do you know if you're locked in your career comfort zone and more importantly how do you get out?

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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #midcareer, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

Staying Recruitable When You’re Over 50

Staying Recruitable When You’re Over 50

July 8, 2022

In this edition of Black, Female and Over 50 - The Power Trifecta we discuss the importance of understanding your triple minority status in the recruitment world as a necessary part of navigating the recruitment field.

Especially as over the next 20 year's the 60+ generation will grow by 40% and within just 2 years one in two of the workforce will be over 50.

The pandemic has been especially hard on older employees seeking to reclaim jobs lost in the early days of lockdowns. Many say they fear that the workplace upheaval brought on by Covid-19 has reinforced some bosses’ belief that professionals in their 50s and beyond are less inclined to return to offices or adapt to new ways of working.

With the Great Resignation being a concern for organizations, they're now turned on to the idea of employing "older" workers but there's a looming dichotomy within the methods and processes of recruitment which can oft be alienating for Black Women in the recruitment process.

In this conversation we discuss how to navigate the employment process in a post pandemic and AI driven world.

Guest panelists were Brucine Francis a Recruitment Director with over 20 years experience in the recruitment agency field and Daisy Wright - Founder & CEO of The Wright Career Solution who for over 15 years has coached numerous executives, managers and mid-career professionals to attaining new roles .

The next LinkedIn live is scheduled 12th July 2022 12pm EST where I'll be hosting Rebbecca Hemmings,  award-winning Founder and Director of Strawberry Words Training and Development Company - on the topic of  Dealing With Microaggressions as Mid-Career Black Woman

It'll be a great and engaging conversation so make sure you connect with me on LinkedIn to join us, submit your questions and have your voices heard. https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjanicesutherland

And if you prefer to listen to our discussion, subscribe to the This Woman Can on your favourite podcast platform. 
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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #mid-career, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

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You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once- Nadia Byer-Thomas

You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once- Nadia Byer-Thomas

July 1, 2022

Nadia Byer-Thomas is a consultant with 17 years of government and private sector experience and has made the mid-career switch from the Corporate world to Entrepreneurship. 

We discuss;
- How she balances motherhood with work.
- The secret to successfully working in the same business as your    spouse. 
- Recognizing that the only one expecting her to do it all was herself. 
- The freedom of working a career she loves

CONNECT WITH NADIA:  
Website: http://www.800-tech.com/blog/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadiabyerthomas/ 
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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #mid-career, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

How To Protect Your Personal Boundaries At Work

How To Protect Your Personal Boundaries At Work

June 24, 2022

Many Black women struggle to set workplace boundaries. There are multiple factors that contribute to this issue, from cultural norms, gender biases, personal insecurities, and external pressures. 

Often, we've been taught that what other people need from us is more important than how we’re feeling, which is why we feel the need for others' needs ahead of our own.

But Boundaries at work are important, find out whay and how you can protect yours! .
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Providing  a safe space for Black women to discuss the career issues and challenges unique to us, helping them to re-align their careers while staying true to their personal values and professional priorities.  
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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #midcareer, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

Pushing Past Your Push - Robin Tillotson

Pushing Past Your Push - Robin Tillotson

June 17, 2022

Robin Tillotson has a wealth of experience in the arenas of advertising, public relations, human resources, training and gerontology.  

An avid traveler and purveyor of culture, Robin has travelled to China, Northern Africa, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada and throughout the United States. 

She turned her passion for travel into a business - This I Do For Me - an organization focused on exposing Women over 50 to international travel enabling their personal development and growth. 

For which she has received a number of awards and accolades, along with having her business featured in The Chicago Tribune and Travel Noire  

We discuss;

- How others can often see the skills you possess that you can't

- How today's women over 50 don't fit the image portrayed in the media 

- Why you need to open to explore new career vistas

- Why "pushing past you push" is imperative for overcoming your fears. 

 

CONNECT WITH ROBIN:  
Website: http://thisidoforme.com/
Email: robintillotson46@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/this_i_do_for_me_podcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thenestkeeper

FURTHER LINKS:  
My interview on Robin's podcast: https://thisidoforme.libsyn.com/episode-49-with-janice-sutherland

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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #mid-career, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

Priortizing Your Mental Wellbeing For A Marvelous Midlife

Priortizing Your Mental Wellbeing For A Marvelous Midlife

June 10, 2022

It's another installment of Black, Female and Over 50 - The Power Trifecta where Gillian Wells, MSW and I discuss Prioritizing Your Mental Wellbeing for a Marvellous Midlife,:

Quite often the importance of mental health for Black women of the Generation Jones and Generation X age is overlooked - they've been raised to be strong and stoic.

Women of these generations have been so busy taking care of everyone else — their careers, their partners, their elderly parents and their children — that they don’t take care of themselves. 

Now they've had the chance to rethink their options, question whether there can be more to life. 

They have options their mothers before them never had 

A chance to do things their own way and of which can unknowingly impact their mental wellbeing.  

Join Gillian Wells, MSW and I, as we discuss;

- The power of Oprah and Gale time.
- The "privilege" Black women are now afforded (even though we may not recognize it)
- How a constant life of "busyness" has led to Black women not dealing with their lived trauma experiences and how that can impact their careers.
- Practical strategies to promote healthy mental wellbeing so you can live a marvelous midlife. 

The next LinkedIn live is scheduled 12th June 2022 where I'll be hosting award-winning executive career coach Daisy Wright and Recruitment Director Brucine Francis - on the topic of  Staying Recruitable In Your 50s 

It'll be a great and engaging conversation so make sure you connect with me on LinkedIn to join us, submit your questions and have your voices heard. https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjanicesutherland

And if you prefer to watch to our discussion, subscribe to the This Woman Can YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx3J9vmdKueDI0Mbks4qftg
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https://www.thiswomancan.coach/this-woman-can
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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #mid-career, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

How To Identify Your Transferable Skills

How To Identify Your Transferable Skills

June 3, 2022

How often have you told yourself that you can't do that job or go for that promotion as you don't have the experience? 

But when was the last time you thought about all the skills and experience you've accrued over your career? 

Before you talk yourself out of going for it, spend some time considering your transferable skills. 

You will be surprised by what you already know and use now or have done in the past that you could take with you to a new career.
 
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Join The This Woman Community - An online community membership for Black women fully embracing the next chapter, with the intent of creating a fresh approach to our 40s, 50s and beyond. 

Providing  a safe space for Black women to discuss the career issues and challenges unique to us, helping them to re-align their careers while staying true to their personal values and professional priorities.  
https://www.thiswomancan.coach/this-woman-can
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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #midcareer, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

Trust Yourself - In This Moment You Are Enough - Laurel Rutledge

Trust Yourself - In This Moment You Are Enough - Laurel Rutledge

May 27, 2022

Laurel Rutledge, Founder and CEO of LKR Group LLC and LaurelRutledge.com, is a Career and Leadership Transformation Expert and HR Strategist. During her extensive career, she built global teams, developed and coached leaders, implemented large scale projects and effectively managed broad organizational change.

In addition, she is the host of the weekly radio show and podcast, both named The Rutledge Perspective, focused on small business human resources and career and leadership transformation topics.

She shared;
- Knowing when it's time to change careers 
- How the disconnect of personal values with those of her Corporate   role impacted her health.
- Taking the time to pause and evaluate the stories you're telling yourself. - The importance of making sure you're reading the signs that it's time to change something in your life. 

CONNECT WITH Laurel:  
Website: https://laurelrutledge.com/
Radio show: https://laurelrutledge.com/radio-show/
Podcast: https://laurelrutledge.com/podcast/

FURTHER LINKS:  
My interview on Laurel's podcast: https://laurelrutledge.com/interview-with-janice-sutherland/
Replay Black, Female & 50+ (The Undervalued Power Trifecta) https://youtu.be/URgp-8JmiDA
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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #midcareer, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

8 Ways To Be The Leader Of Your Life

8 Ways To Be The Leader Of Your Life

May 20, 2022

To be successful in your #midcareer you need to change the way you view leadership. 

Too often the focus is on others--how leaders serve them, empower them and motivate them.

But being a leader isn't restricted to running an organization, it's also about how we lead our lives.

In this episode I'm sharing 8 ways to becoming the leader of your own life and the difference it can make.  
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YouTube Channel | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx3J9vmdKueDI0Mbks4qftg

Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #midcareer, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #careerpivot

Be Clear on Your Values & Non-negotiables - Sharon Ehrlich

Be Clear on Your Values & Non-negotiables - Sharon Ehrlich

May 13, 2022

Sharon Ehrlich (pronounced ERR-LICK) is a Bronx raised Afro-Latina and proud native New Yorker. 

Her business career started in the health care industry where she spent nearly a decade as a hospital administrator in both public and private hospitals in New York City.  

A love story led to her permanently relocating Austria where she quickly came to the realization that her MBA and previous professional experience was nearly useless in her search for employment owing to her not being able to speak German.

After a brief stint as an English teacher, she pursued a temporary position at IBM Austria which evolved into a 13-year career where she advanced through the ranks in a variety of roles, leading both physical and virtual teams throughout Europe, Turkey, and Russia.  

Sharon is a passionate advocate of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. She completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University to gain a research based understanding of the impact of DEI&B on performance and organizational culture.  

She shared;
- Harnessing all of your transferable skills 
- The importance of being clear of your career values and non-   negotiables
- The power of utilizing a coach when you need support navigating your    career change
- Being clear on your rationale for career change
- Career success as part of the sandwich generation. 

CONNECT WITH SHARON:  
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonehrlich1/
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Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, #midcareer, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

#thiswomancan #careertransition #midcareer #careerpivot

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