Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...
Its been an exciting past few weeks for me with receiving the news I won a Top 40 Under Forty Award. I was also featured in the Business Section of The Hamilton Spectator newspaper. And, who can forget that the magic of holiday season is upon us.
On the weekend, we decorated our house for Christmas. As I opened the first box of ornaments, I saw our old musical mouse decoration. It wasn't long until my girls were grabbing it and turning it on. I watched their faces and I love to see them light up.
That old mouse decoration has been in the family for years. It belonged to my husband and was in his household growing up for as long as he can remember. My husband's parents have both passed away. They didn't see us get married. They never got a chance to hold our sweet daughters. This mouse
is a piece of them that comes out every Christmas and makes us think of them. It is a part of John and Marilyn that gets to be with our girls and make them laugh, dance and sing. Its value to us is immeasurable.
Think about the work you do. I bet providing value is really your business. But, have you ever stopped to think about your own real value? Women, especially, tend to underestimate their value and can stunt their career growth because of it. In this newsletter, I want to share an article I've written about knowing and owning your true value so you can really provide maximum impact - in your work and your life!
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
Knowing Your Own Value Will Increase Your Net Worth!
As a coach, I have the opportunity to work with many amazing people. But, when it comes to the part of the coaching where I share with clients the results of their 360 feedback assessment, nine times out of ten it shows the women are really hard on themselves.
There seems to be this feeling among many women that they are not good enough. Whereas others they work with will often rate them as superstars on these assessments. Sure, there is always room for improvement and it is important to build action plans around closing the gaps. But unless women really see the true value they bring, they won't be able to fully capitalize on it.
So many amazing and smart women are holding themselves back because they don't think they can go to the next level in their careers. They feel intimidated and sometimes a fear of the unknown as to what that promotion could do to their already suffering work life balance. So how do women continue to push themselves in their careers and really understand their own personal value? Read more.
Quote of the Day: "If you are committed to creating value and if you aren't afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way." Candice Carpenter, founder iVillage.com
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women and winner of a Top 40 Under Forty Award, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.