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Episode 29: Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work, with Susan Peppercorn

Have you ever felt stuck in a position you weren’t passionate about and struggled knowing there has to be a better way? Join us for today’s episode of The People Catalysts Podcast to find out how you can ditch your inner critic at work.

Susan is an executive coach who has a passion for helping individuals thrive in their career. Having made four career changes herself, Susan knows what it’s like to feel stuck in a job you hate as well as the self-recrimination that goes along with it. Frequently quoted, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review are some of the publications that have tapped her for career advice.

Susan transformed her career and developed a scientifically-validated approach to help others do the same that she teaches in her best-selling book “Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work,” and she’s here today to share some tips with all of you.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Susan’s book: “Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work”
  • The feeling of being a cog in the wheel that pushed Susan out of her high-tech sales and marketing job and into entrepreneurship
  • Susan’s work coaching a consulting people, mostly executives, to get to the next satisfying step
  • Why people always blame themselves when they get laid off, even if it’s a business decision that had nothing to do with their performance
  • How Susan helps people see themselves with clarity when the narrative they have about themselves is inaccurate
  • Why only 30% of people feel engaged at work
  • What happens when you match people to their strengths
  • The assessments Susan uses with her clients to figure out their strengths and how to apply them
  • Recrafting your role with your manager to both match your strengths and fill the business’ needs
  • Finding happiness or satisfaction by focusing on finding internal meaning with our work

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