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How to Leverage Your Purpose to Position Yourself as an Expert

Are you an expert in your industry? Does saying you’re an expert make you uncomfortable? Well, if you have the expertise, then it shouldn’t.

We can always learn how to speak about ourselves better. If you have the experience and the knowledge, but aren’t sure how to package it properly, then this is the episode for you. 

Ashley AsShire is the foremost career development expert and she gave us some game in this episode.

Ashley is a writer, speaker, and career development strategist who thrives at the intersection of storytelling, career development, and community development among women.

Ashley teaches highly-motivated new and mid-level professional women how to identify their career area of impact, manage up, get their ideas heard at work, and get paid for the value they bring to the organization.

She has worked in corporate, nonprofit, and educational leadership for nearly 15 years, currently serving as a senior-level administrator and professor in the College of Education at a large research 1 university in the Northeast.

Ashley is the founder of Mentor Me, a career and leadership development platform for professional women. Ashley leveraged her proven career advancement strategies and developed a high-impact framework for helping women get unstuck in life and career. She uses mentoring to serve women and teach them how to utilize their leadership skills to thrive personally and professionally.

You are an expert

In this episode we covered…
  • How Ashley realized she was good at career development when she gave a friend strategies on how to position herself for an interview. 
  • Why Ashley added a section on her podcast title Mentor Me to help professional women make more money and prepare them to advance in their careers.
  • A trend that Ashley sees with black women being over credentialed, in debt, while working multiple very low paying and visible jobs.
  • Why black women in particular need to use what they have and unlearn being defined and validated by degrees.
  • How Ashley teaches  strategies for leveraging your purpose to position yourself as an expert in your industry.
  • The need for everyone to have the following skills: futuristic thinking, judicious escalation and de escalation tactics, program service optimization, leveraging data to tell stories, ethical and Justice Center decision making empathetic and identity centered leadership, project management and situational awareness.

Ashley is the real deal. She gave us some game and taught us how to leverage our purpose, skills, and unique talents and abilities to position ourselves as experts. You are smart and capable. You have the experience and the knowledge, you just need to package it properly. 

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.

Resources Mentioned

Connect with Ashley AsShire

You can connect with Ashley on her

Website: https://www.mentor-me.org/

Instagram: @ashleyasshire 

Twitter: @ashleyasshire 

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ashley-a-adams

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