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Career Coffee: Advocating for Yourself
By Minnesota PRSA Admin
Posted on 9/13/2021 9:48 AM



The most important skill you will ever learn is to advocate for yourself. Learning how to speak up and ask for what you want – from promotions and pay raises to professional development opportunities – can be the difference between getting stuck in a rut or rising into the C-suite. In this Career Coffee, we discuss how you can be your own career champion.

Key conversation topics include:
         - How do you ask for a raise?
         - How do you seek out professional development opportunities?
         - How can you ask someone to be a mentor?
         - What is tactful self-promotion?
         - How do you find opportunities for recognition, awards or new jobs?
         - How do you demonstrate your value and stand out?

Panelists:
Sherry Essen
Sherry Essen - President | Principal Consultant | Leadership Coach
Sherry is a seasoned leadership coach, consultant and strategist who creates dedicated space and brings rigor to exploring your most pressing leadership questions. Since launching her consulting practice 17 years ago, she has worked with senior leaders and teams at some of the Midwest’s most esteemed companies and organizations.

Heather Soladay Olson
Soladay Olson - Founder | Advisor & Advocate
From practicing graphic designer to a marketer and recruiter of creative services, Heather’s career has crossed the thresholds of design firms, ad agencies, corporate in-house groups and sole proprietorships. Her greatest pleasure is in coaching and guiding her peers to discover where and how to best utilize their talents.
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