Happy new year and I hope you are off to a wonderful and productive start!
My goal has always been to provide you with valuable guidance on how to take small, incremental steps to advance in your career and achieve a life of success and happiness.
As we jump into the new year, I’m eager to continue our progress together.
First, I have a few updates on what to expect from me in 2017.
If you are short on time today and cannot read this entire email, I quickly invite you to check out my new website, carenmerrick.com, and to stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details.
What You Told Me in 2016
The best way to start a new year is to build on the insights gained from the previous one.
In 2016, I launched the newest version of the Pocket Mentor mobile appand blog and it has successfully helped thousands of leaders grow themselves, their teams, and their businesses – one step, one day at a time.
As I listened to you in 2016, the number one question I’ve received is: how do I grow my leadership to achieve a role on a corporate or public company board? This is an elusive goal for many smart, accomplished professionals.
I realized that I could help motivated professionals break through to this higher level of leadership by drawing on my experiences as:
- an entrepreneur who started companies and recruited boards,
- an executive who reported to boards,
- a member of several public company, private enterprise, and nonprofit boards over 20 years.
So, How Can I Assist You in 2017?
My goal for 2017 is to help high achievers amplify their leadership and become board worthy and board ready. This is a significant goal, and it requires significant action.
I’ve observed that too often talented leaders and busy executives are so immersed in the demands of their work that they don’t invest in their development, and thus hinder their progress in reaching the next level of success.
Often, they, like you, need the insights of a mentor, someone who has been there and done that to help you:
- Gain greater clarity
- Lead from your strengths
- Reinvent how you work
- Find opportunity in setbacks
- Recognize and seize opportunities
- De-mystify the process to advance to boards of directors
We are updating the blog to give you a variety of ideas you can select from and make them work for you in your unique position.
As you consider these ideas, and take steps to become board worthy and board ready, you’ll achieve greater clarity, insight and become even more effective in your current role. You’ll see immediate benefits!
Each week, I’ll continue to send you an email that will cover valuable topics, to help you:
- Develop an action plan to join a corporate board
- Become a more effective leader, with tips to ignite growth and empower your team
- Communicate with greater influence and build critical skills that unleash potential
Coming soon, I’ll be launching an exclusive mastermind community to help high achieving leaders amplify their leadership and become board worthy and board ready. I’ll be delighted to share the details with you, so stay tuned!
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It’s an honor to help you grow yourself, your team, and your business, and I look forward to what the new year will bring.
So are you ready to build a career you love, from executive to the boardroom? Let’s get started!
I’d love to hear from you – how can I help you grow professionally and personally in 2017? You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org – I respond to all of my emails and look forward to learning more about you!