Gender Pay Gap Part 2: Real Life and Real Answers
I am so passionate about the gender pay gap because I see it every day. It is not a headline, it is not a monthly leadership topic at work or a philosophical social problem.
IT IS A REAL LIFE, EVERYDAY PROBLEM.
I will tell you some solutions down below—but first….
A client of mine is currently at a $50,000 gap in her pay compared to her male colleagues.
(We are going to fix it!)
$50,000!!! That is $200 per day- every work day she slips behind.
She was told they would take care of it over the next 2 years.
It’s Real—The Gender Pay Gap- How to STOP IT!
I made BOLD STATEMENT last week.
You don’t usually hear things like that coming from women.
You don’t usually hear declarations like that from female leaders.
TEN MILLION DOLLARS <<<MORE>>> IN MY CLIENTS WALLETS in 2019!
My clients will have more money in 2019 than they had in 2018!
ALREADY we are over $100,000 into MORE money for Kick Ass women this year–
MORE, not total.
The money they have gotten for themselves is because they learned a new way!
The coaching we do in my workshop CHANGES LIVES,
Life belongs to the unreasonable.
Life belongs to the ones who break their own mold and decide they need to do THEM.
It seems unreasonable to take a higher level job when you’ve never done the work.
One client recently was coached on taking her truth and power to be a new Team Lead, never before, direct reports, lots of them….unreasonable, at least some would say!
When you listen to reason and reasonable people…..you do nothing new.
The “you can’t” drowns out the desire.
The “you shouldn’t” kills the spirit.
The “you aren’t capable” is fueling fear in the heart and soul!
Of course you can,
The Real Way to Stop Self-Sabotage (it is possible)
“I just had to leave. It was my only real option to leave and never come back!”
A successful, 48 Year old woman, who spent years building her expertise as a software programmer and project manager, was beaten down and felt helpless and worthless.
She was done with her ideas not being heard and others taking credit.
She was done with wanting things to change and her projects needed changes unwanted.
She was done with feeling a deep feeling she brought from her childhood- not being enough.
It felt so bad she couldn’t drag herself into work.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever be promoted after going for it 3 times and 3 No’s”
The woman on the other end of the call, a 54 Year old with over 25 years of excellent experience in her field in large corporations. She felt permanently stuck. At her age, retirement and fulfilling her dreams is now on the MUST DO NOW list.
She talked about her bosses, boss not being supportive of her moving up.
She talked about her boss being a micromanaging bully who shames her in meetings.
She needs a plan and an avenue for her career growth.
She can’t wait for others to be in charge of her career.
Putting Others First and Other Lies
Years go, sitting on an airplane, overloaded with stress on the way home from a long business trip, I had an AHA moment. An aha moment that shook me to my core.
The pre-flight announcement came on…blah, blah….blah (tune it out this is my 3,456th flight!).
“Put your oxygen mask on first….”
Lights came on in my over stressed heart and soul.
My stress level was because so many people, places and things demanded my attention.
So many small and large priorities took my energy away from me and there was never enough coming in to fill me up.
The One Problem With Job Loss that Everyone Overlooks
Every day I talk to a potential client who has lost her job.
She is scared and unsure.
She is worried about her money, her future and whether she can get her career on track!
She is worried that if she doesn’t get the next job she will be ruined and each day, week and month that lingers with no job, the stakes get higher and higher.
SO the desperation increases.
Desperation increases the chances of no job or one that has to be gotten as a consolation prize!
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Inspired by Debbie,I am sharing the behind the scenes way my clients make dreams come true.
The techniques are not to use better resume writing techniques, although we must be good.
It is not the best LinkedIn profile, but we must be good there also.
It is not JUST learning to speak up and have a voice and be aligned and proud of who you are.
It is not just to network and make yourself known to the right people, and that is certainly key!
JUST HOW DO DREAMS COME TRUE?
How did Debbie, and hundreds of women just like her do it?