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On August 12, 2020 Joe Biden, the democratic nominee for president, selected his running mate for Vice President. For the second time in history, a woman has been selected for the VP position. Geraldine Ferraro was first in 1984, when she was selected by Walter Mondale. For the first time in history, a woman of color has been selected. Kamala Harris is going to be leaving a job she knows, she is currently a US Senator for the State of California. She also serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget. She has an impressive resume that lends itself well to her new role, but she’s taking on a big job. Big because now more than ever, her ability to influence; to lead by example and to actively work to heal a sizable fissure in the United States is paramount. Big because she is the Vice President to a President who is unlikely to run for a second term. Big because there is a perception that the Vice Presidents don’t have the decision making authority or the scope of responsibility that the president does, in order to truly lead.
Have you ever taken a role in a time of uncertainty? A big role at a time when the stakes are more important than ever before? Have you asked yourself these questions:
- How will I plan a strategy to be successful?
- How do I prioritize the thousands of tasks to meet my goals?
- What will I tell my team? My family?
- Am I clear about my own strengths and weaknesses?
- Will my new role require me to move? If it does, where do I start planning?
- Are there certain requirements of certifications or education that I need to fulfill?
If these questions resonate with you, let’s talk. The Career Compass Program or Guided Coaching may be just the thing you need to plan and succeed in that new role.