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146. 🥊 Shattering Glass Ceilings 🥊

Breaking through the glass ceiling typically refers to overcoming the barriers that prevent women and minorities from advancing in the workplace, but this can also be in life.

Our research shows that the small-wins strategy is a powerful way of chipping away the barriers that hold women back - Harvard Business Review

Celebrate the small wins along your journey to success! Setting BIG goals and going for them with an accountable action plan ~ Be a GLOWGETTER!!

It’s about having the balance and ensuring all pillars in your life are congruent as you shatter stereotypes & glass ceilings.

I share this because recently I shattered a personal glass ceilings and it feels incredible!!

I’ve been helping others with business strategy for decades and set up a company five years ago, but still worked in my beauty business offering treatments to my wonderful loyal clientele. Due to unforeseen circumstances to me (the Doctors knew for a decade - they advised me but I wouldn’t listen!!) I had to retire from the treatment room earlier than planned. Twenty-five years of labelling myself as an advanced aesthetician and professional skin therapist… this was a major mindset shift to walk into a room with a new title. In the past, even if I was invited to an event as a business strategist, I would still introduce myself as an advanced aesthetician & skin expert… ummm I need a mindset shift!!

Knowing I needed to level up my mindset, I researched the best business courses to take and Oxford University Said Business School is number one in the world. It’s the British equivalent to Ivy League... OxBridge some call it.. You won’t know unless you try, right?

So I applied… I’m Alumni to the University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA for Communications and Spanish and Greenwich University, UK for Teaching, but this still felt surreal to be applying to Oxforda dream come true… I admit, as an Alpha Delta Pi sorority sister from UNLV… Legally Blonde is one of my favourite movies, so I felt like Elle being accepted to Harvard in this moment of shattering a personal glass ceiling!

Here are six steps you can take to break through your personal glass ceiling:

1. Self-Advocacy:

Speak up for yourself and make sure your accomplishments are recognized. Don't be afraid to ask for opportunities for growth and advancement… or to apply for that dream job or opportunity (hello Oxford! - snap🫰🏼 snap🫰🏼)

2. Develop Skills:

Continuously improve your skills and knowledge to enhance your credibility and expertise in your field. By following incremental increases and advancements you’ll never fall behind in innovation strategies & techniques.

3. Mentorship:

Seek out mentors who can provide guidance, support, and advice on advancing in your career. Find someone who is where you want to be or you admire, ask them for a coffee or chat.

☎️ Book a strategy call with our team

4. Network:

Build a strong professional network that can provide you with opportunities, support, and connections. This is important as you advance in industry. Always keep communication lines open and offer to add value.

5. Leadership Training:

Take advantage of leadership development programs to enhance your leadership skills and prepare for higher-level positions. Continued professional development, CPD courses ensures your amongst like-minded individuals who are future focussed, maintaining a growth and development mindset.

6. Challenge Bias:

Address and challenge any bias or discrimination you encounter in the workplace, and be an advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives. Together we rise, being a voice and champion for what you believe trailblazes for others in your industry. Make a difference and leave a legacy!

Remember, breaking through the glass ceiling may take time and persistence, but with determination and strategic action, you can achieve your goals.

Thank you for reading, if this was useful please 🩷 and if it could help someone in your network, please share.

Thank you ~ Diana x

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