Tuesday 2nd April 2019

WISH London - How to Develop the Right Career Strategy


We had a full house at our last event, with a highly engaged audience putting some great questions to the expert panel. The whole session was excellently facilitated by Elly Hoult Programme Director NHGhousing.

We had a full house at our last event, with a highly engaged audience putting some great questions to the expert panel. The whole session was excellently facilitated by Elly Hoult Programme Director NHGhousing.

Amongst other things the panel encouraged us to have courage in developing our careers and finding the right mentor.  There was particular interest in how to find the right mentor.

And the biggest piece of advice on finding a mentor was, be brave and just ask someone you admire.  You can always build in a safety net and say you are asking because you respect them, so if they do not have the capacity to be your mentor at the moment, is there a time in the future that may be better, or could they recommend someone?

One thing that was clear from the entire panel, it is your gift to yourself to manage your own career. You don’t have to know exactly what job you are aiming for, but it is helpful to know what impact you want to have and discuss that with your network and managers. Understand your talents and then find ways to develop both your self-learning and Company supported development. As women we do need to believe in ourselves more and find champions that see our potential.

The vibe in the room from start to finish was warm, welcoming and full of energy. A huge thank you must go to GSA for making us all feel so welcome. As well as a big thank you Greenacre recruitment and David Levenson of Coaching Futures for having the original idea for the event and sponsoring the evening

Finally a huge thank you to our excellent facilatator Elly Hoult and panel, Katie Bond frm NHGhousing, Cheryl Brown from Hyde Group, Nicholas Yandle from National Housing Federation, Jenna Goldberg from London Communications Agency and pulling it all together, London WISH Chair Tracey McEachran.


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