If there is one thing I had to choose that I believe we neglect as working professionals in our respective sectors, whether it be corporate, nonprofit, or government, it’s having a career and leadership development strategy.
We just go to work and we have an idea of where we want our next career move to be, but don’t actually have a plan with a strategy for how we will get there. We also aren’t thinking far enough into the future.
Kimberly B. Cummings is a career and leadership development expert whose mission is to help women and people of color navigate the workplace, make more money and become industry leaders. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, LLC, provides organizations with tailor-made solutions to hire, develop, engage, and retain women and people of color. Through her experience as a career development adviser in some of the nation’s top universities and diversity + inclusion professional in a Fortune 500 company, she has learned that there is so much more to career + leadership development besides having a high paying job; it’s about creating actionable strategies that enable professionals to do more, be more, and achieve more. Her highly anticipated book, Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You’ll Love, was released in June 2021.
Her work has been featured on Forbes, Blavity, MONEY Magazine, Essence Magazine, Business Insider, CNBC, Fox 5, and more. She is also on the Board of Directors for The Power of You Teens organization.
Career and Leadership Development
In this episode we covered…
- How she got into career and leadership development
- How to know when to make a career transition
- The importance of self-assessment in career and leadership development
- Career strategy and how to develop one
- How relationships cultivate career growth as a part of our career and leadership development
- Who to build relationships with to support our career strategy
- How office politics fit within building relationships
If you enjoyed this episode, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about the fear of success and how it hinders purpose or this episode detailing what to expect when operating in your purpose.
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