I have had the privilege of working with some of our brightest minds and most entrepreneurial spirits as their supporter and confidante.
Plus my career story is rich and varied, full of transitions into new career territory (successes and shaky moments!) From boilersuit to boardroom and beyond that’s me 🙂
Inspired by a multitude of career conversations and professional development interactions, research and 25 years of personal experience as a career nomad…
… The Innovate Approach is your route to achieving career success in the 21st century’s rapidly changing career landscape.
It brings together thinking, stories and my own experience from the world of science and engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, education and business.
It is fed by my desire to enable you to build a rewarding, successful career on your terms; to help you thrive in a dynamic, ever-evolving career landscape.
The Heart and Soul
The guiding principles of The Innovate Approach are…
Be the author of your unique career story. Set your own evolving measures of career success and view every transition as an exciting new chapter.
Be a Career Adventurer. Reset your perspective on newness, uncertainty and change so you can see, find and create opportunities everywhere.
Be a Value Creator. Free yourself from the traditional transactional view of a career. Add value for yourself and others wherever you go.
The Four Elements
The Innovate Approach is made up of four interconnected elements…
OPEN: Adopting, developing and maintaining a creative mindset. Embracing creativity and creative thinking as your default setting.
EXPLORE: Going beyond what you know to find and create career opportunities which add value for yourself and others in equal measure.
DISCOVER: Appreciating and understanding your personal value. Recognising yourself as a source of value creation in your career mix.
ENGAGE: Connecting, inspiring, building trust with career champions, employers and clients. Bringing value with all your communication.
Why It Matters
Maintaining your agility
The events of 2020/21 sent waves of rapid change through everyone’s lives; professional and personal. The world of work changed forever. New models, new combinations…and the changes have only just begun.
The Innovate Approach enables you to develop and maintain the agility and evolve-ability needed to thrive in this altered landscape. It helps you turn uncertainty in to your life-long ally.
Avoiding the value vortex
We all experience transitions in our career, planned or unplanned. The change and newness involved can be empowering. It can also skew how we perceive our own value. Meaning we turn our newness and progression into a negative instead of a positive.
The Innovate Approach helps you balance mindset, appreciation of personal value, understanding of what others value and the ability to create value together.
Future-proofing your career
The future has always been uncertain. Many people mask this by holding on tightly to their chosen career paths, roles or measures of success despite the warning signs.
The Innovate Approach helps you to take a pragmatic view from the bright side and make uncertainty your friend so you’ll be able to adapt and evolve your career story into the future.
Always happy to discuss your career. If you have questions or want to find out more, drop me a line to arrange a call and let’s get the conversation started today.