Yes it’s exciting to start a new job… even if you may not meet your coworkers in person for a while (if you’re in locked-down Melbourne and Sydney at least).
You plan to hit the ground running, make the most of the opportunity and succeed. You definitely don’t want to make any of the same mistakes you might have made in the past.
This is a common reason people seek out executive coaching. To make sure you start your great new job strong.
Another common reason (both for transitioning to a new role and for seeking out executive coaching) is being in a job that’s not bringing the joy. The smart thing to do first is to work out if it’s you or them. After all, there may be a number of things you can do to make your work world better. But not always. If a job transition is the best move in the end, at least you know you’ll have done all you can and may even identify some mistakes that now won’t be repeated.
Another reason, and possibly a more challenging one, is when you think you should have it altogether because you’ve done the MBA, the leadership courses, all the things. Yet things aren’t coming together for you… still. You want to work out what’s missing and close the gap. Don’t be too hard on yourself if this is you. It’s more prevalent than you think and we all have blind spots.
The question is, ‘can you do it from your current role?’ If not, then it’s transition time.
So what are some top tips for a positive job transition?
Recently I was part of panel speaking on this very topic for Stone & Chalk and Launch Vic.
You can check out the replay below. You’ll learn from me along with my fellow panelists Dr. Natalie Flatt and Adrian Baillargeon along with MC: Littlepay’s Head of People & Culture Jennifer Tod.
You’ll learn plenty of tips that I hope you find helpful, especially if you’re planning on transitioning from a corporate to a startup.
You can also watch the replay on YouTube here.