No one ever had a great career by themselves.
There’s a stereotype when it comes to a successful career that you need to be continually moving up the ladder (whether your environment is corporate or not). The prototype for a well-worked “career” is that you continue to get promoted until you’re the boss. But what if not everyone wants that? What if it’s not right for you?
Jodi Wellman is our fearless leader, partner, and head coach extraordinaire of Spectacular at Work.
Before we get to the good stuff (me interviewing someone I see multiple times a week), I want to make it clear that Jodi participated in this interview under protest. That being said, she's one of my career role models, so Women's Month seemed like the perfect opportunity to force her to sit down and answer some questions I've always wanted to ask and talk about the issues that are so important to put in writing (like pay inequity and support systems outside of work).
I really believe there are different ways to have a happy and even spectacular career, but there really is no substitute for having a strong network if you want to have a healthy career. In light of our upcoming event, we thought it would be fun to examine the different types of networkers that exist out there in the concrete jungle and to acknowledge there are an upside and a downside to most of them.