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Thriving Through Career Transitions with Octavia Goredema

Thriving Through Career Transitions with Octavia Goredema

Update: 2024-04-10
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In this episode of Leave Your Mark, I speak with the CEO at Fire Memos, career coach, and author Octavia Gorodema, who shares her expert insights on navigating career transitions and overcoming obstacles. Octavia, who founded the Twenty Ten Agency and has worked with major corporations like Google and Nike, discusses her mission to help professionals thrive in their chosen fields. Known for her impactful career development work and Audible original series 'How to Change Careers,' Octavia shares invaluable insights on navigating career transitions, defining personal success, and actioning immediate career strategies. Highlighting her initial conversation with her clients about what success means to them, she emphasizes the importance of understanding individual career goals and the subjective nature of success. We discuss the challenges of career advancement, the necessity of recognizing one's worth, the concept of a 'portfolio career,' and the implications of workplace dynamics, especially in relation to management. Octavia provides:


  • A six-step plan for preparing for career setbacks.

  • Advocating for self-documentation of achievements.

  • Recognizing the common mistake of underestimating one's worth.

  • The power of energizing and motivating others to leave a lasting mark in their careers.

Octavia also talks about her book 'Prep, Push, Pivot,' which offers career strategies for underrepresented women, dealing with changes at work, handling difficult bosses, and the mistake many make of underestimating their worth. The episode is packed with practical tips for career advancement, the value of tracking accomplishments, and the power of energizing others through one's work.

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Thriving Through Career Transitions with Octavia Goredema

Thriving Through Career Transitions with Octavia Goredema

Aliza Licht