Situation

“I worked as a PA in the same neurology practice for 13+ years. As the longest-tenured PA, I was proud of the work I had done to support patients and the practice. Importantly, I enjoyed working with the three members of my team and treating patients who came to see us for a broad range of neurological conditions. Then one day, things began to change when I found out that a key member of our team was going to be retiring. This person hired me, mentored me, and we shared the same core values. I would miss him very much. As I began to reflect more deeply, I knew it was time to make a change in how I handled my career. With this in mind, I reached out to LinkedIn for support. That is when I met Coach Peter. Little did I know that the work we would do would not be about a resume but a journey to better understand my awesome self, gain clarity on what I need, and advocate and obtain those things within my present organization.”

Karine N.

Objective

After an introductory conversation, Peter and Karine set clear project outcomes: For Karine to identify and document her unique brand and job decision making criteria and to create a short term job optimization and career strategy that would drive an improved self-advocacy at the executive level resulting in respect, and enhanced compensation.

Action

 Peter helped me:     

  • Formulate a powerful personal brand statement based on my values and experiences.
  • Decide what I want and need from my job from now on.
  • Prepare for and negotiate my contract at the C-Level.
  • Given a competitive internal threat, understand how to think through my Grand Rounds strategy.

Result

“Peter, thank you so much! The brand analysis, values clarification, decision making, and negotiation coaching built my self-confidence! I will admit to carrying my brand statement with me so I could look at it during my contract negotiation meetings with the CEO. All of our hard work empowered me to speak up for myself in a professional and respectful manner. In the end, the meeting was very productive as I finally felt like I was listened to and better understood, obtained a significant increase in compensation, and other value adds, and led to open dialogue with the CEO! I am happy to stay where I am and fight for what I deserved. There are not enough words to say how much I thank you for helping me boost my confidence!”

Karine N.

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