Leaders, Leadership Development, Confidence, Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, Coaching, Executive Career Management.                      Online Coaching & Training: Dr Sue Mitchell MAC MPSA, Aeona Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland

Engaging Your People
Engagement + Trust = Great Performance & Wellbeing

Five benefits of investing in your development
Why it is well worth your time and effort.


1. Successful people attribute continued success to their commitment to self-development, ongoing training and staying abreast of advances. Investing in your personal and professional development demonstrates commitment to employers and gives you an edge over potential competitors. You particularly hone your edge when you invest in the skills few professionals do well, such as your abilities to engage and manage people, to be adaptable, and make good decisions under pressure, so you thrive despite the amount of change in the workplace. Investing in your professional development for human skills, including leadership, team work and interpersonal skills, pays off for ever and future-proofs your career. (World Economic Forum reports, 2018 & 2019).


2. When you have a sense of purpose and clarity on what you want in life, what you find fulfilling and where you want your career to progress to achieve that, you can plan how to build the skills, knowledge and experience to get you there, with balance in all the important realms in your life.


3. When you get clear about your strengths, values and motivations, you can
- have higher self-worth and wellbeing and less stress
- be confident to articulate the value you deliver to a team and the organisation, and win your ideal contracts and negotiate higher salary.


4. When you take control of your mindset and develop your mental strength, you will be more adaptable and resilient, making it easier for you to notice and create opportunities for success.


5. Investing yourself to confidently apply for a role or promotion with a higher salary makes a huge difference to your annual income. Studies show that men do it more frequently than women. For example, if you negotiate a raise to your annual salary of £5,000, you gain £5000 the first year. That compounds for every year you work at that level until you retire. The earlier you gain that raise, the more valuable it becomes, especially as you gain experience and progress to other higher value contracts. Over 10 years, it delivers £50,000 more than your earnings at your current salary if you have no further promotion during that time. However, going for a second £5000 salary raise five years later, delivers an extra £25,000 benefit over the next 5 years, making the total return £75,000 over 10 years. Each year you delay negotiating your promotion or going for a higher paid role costs you more than you realise.


Take Action

Book your place at the Take control of Your Career programme on Sat 29 June 2019.

10 places. Book early to avoid disappointment and get the Early Bird rate.


How can you future-proof your career in today's fast-paced and increasingly automated world? Now called the 4th Industrial Revolution, AI and technology are contributing to disruptive business models that are transforming industries and increasing automation of roles at all levels, even very senior roles to some extent. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2022, thatís just in 3 years time, no less than 54% of all employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling.

What does that mean for you and your career? Whoís responsible for you to get those skills? Do you leave it to your organisation and employer to provide, or do you seek out upskilling for yourself, and if so what kind of upskilling is the best option for you in line with your own aspirations, values and preferred life-style? Do you want to have more control over your career and future opportunities? There is no right answer Ė itís a personal choice. What do you choose?

Read more here....

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What people said about recent Take Control of your Career Masterclasses

“The workshop really makes you think about your strengths and how you can turn barriers to career progression into strengths by means of short activities that step by step dig deeper. It was very relevant and personal, not just general advice you’ve heard 100s of times. Sue made time to get to know your story and therefore was able to make relevant personal suggestions. I found it very useful to uncover my strengths and dislikes based on my career highs and lows. The whole workshop had a good flow and pace. I believe the low number of participants is a benefit as we discovered similar experiences. I made three decisions to change around setting priorities and boundaries, not working on email at home where it destroys life balance and to enjoy the moment.”


“I liked the opportunity to chat and the feedback given by Sue. She created a supportive atmosphere and new outlook on prospects. I will speak to my manager about development opportunities and re-think my attitude to my own skills.”


“I liked Sue’s way of explaining things and relating things back to each participant’s own/original communication. Great analogies. I gained huge benefit. I will now attempt to reconnect to my values and beliefs and attempt to visualise the next few years. Sue helps to empower yourself in such a short period of time.”


“Sue used inspiring examples from her own experience. The group discussions and sharing experiences with the others worked well for me. It helped me change my mindset and feel more positive about future career opportunities. It felt easy to share feelings and personal experiences.”


“It was very useful to self-reflect and find out my own strengths, so I can take more advantage of my strengths and see the opportunities. As there is a small group, all exercises were with personalised examples and applied to individual situations.”


“Workbook is excellent. Good opportunity to reflect and I will now think differently about managing expectations and the future.”


“Most useful elements included learning to recognise day to day achievements; the STARS method to articulate my achievements and strengths and the exercise on how satisfied I feel in personal and work life. I will now be more confident in going for promotions.”


“Helped me to think about my skills and attributes and how to put these forward at interview. I found it useful to realise that you can plan your career and be more proactive rather than reactive, so you can be ready for new opportunities. I will now think more about what I want to do and plan ahead.”


“What will I do differently now? Take time to think about my career and my personal vision for my future – especially what do I want it to be and how can I get there. I found it particularly useful to reflect on current status, the importance of focusing and realising I can take time to think about the future. Sue was good at explaining materials and concepts we were working on.”


“I liked the opportunity for self-reflection, seeing that you are not defined by your past or negatives, and talking through responses to exercises with others. I will now start planning for what I want to do and look for opportunities that let me develop areas where I want to progress and expand / change my current role.”


“I liked the elements around managing expectations and how to gain clarity and focus. I will now bring this approach towards managing my manager and expectations for my team.”


“It was a useful opportunity to reflect on thoughts and actions relating to career goals and values.”


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Achieve more, make changes and be more successful:
Contact Sue at Aeona today for a no obligation, confidential discussion.

Tel: 0845 6436 084
Mobile: 07809 672859
email: info@aeona.co.uk



"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." Dale Carnegie

"If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be." Anonymous