From Retail to C-Suite: Navigating Career Transitions – Podcast Episode 17

Podcast • February 27, 2024

Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Sharon Peters, a dynamic mother, wife, and C-suite executive in a global organization. Sharon shares her journey through various career phases, highlighting the challenges and successes she experienced. They explore Sharon’s initial years working in retail and technology, her stint as a consultant at a major firm, and her eventual return to a more stable role in retail technology. She emphasizes the importance of balancing personal life with a demanding career, especially as a working parent. Her story is a testament to the resilience and adaptability required to thrive in fast-paced, ever-changing professional environments.

The discussion takes a deeper turn as Sharon discusses the complexities of being a working mother. She talks candidly about her decision to return to work after maternity leave and the societal pressures and personal doubts that accompanied this choice. Sharon’s experiences reveal the intricate balance between professional aspirations and family responsibilities. Her journey underscores the significance of workplace flexibility and support for parents, particularly women, navigating career and family life.

Sharon reflects on her current role as a Chief Information Officer, a position she secured after facing setbacks and embracing new opportunities. She emphasizes the value of having mentors and coaches throughout one’s career, discussing how they have helped her navigate various professional challenges. Sharon’s story is inspiring and offers valuable insights into personal growth, professional development, and the power of resilience in the face of adversity. Her journey resonates with anyone striving to balance personal ambitions with familial responsibilities, while also seeking professional fulfillment.

Join Nicole and Sharon for this fascinating and inspiring conversation!

Enjoy!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • How Sharon navigates the challenges of being a working parent, offering insights into managing professional ambitions while fulfilling parental responsibilities.
  • How she transitioned from retail to technology and consulting, and eventually to a C-suite executive role, highlighting the importance of adaptability and continuous learning in career progression.
  • The complexities of returning to work after maternity leave and the societal expectations surrounding working mothers.
  • The significance of flexible work arrangements in supporting working parents, particularly in leadership roles.
  • The value of having mentors and coaches throughout one’s career, and how they can guide and influence professional development and decision-making.
  • Sharon’s experiences of facing and overcoming setbacks in her career, and the importance of resilience and keeping an open mind to new opportunities.
  • How self-confidence and self-belief play a crucial role in advancing to leadership positions.
  • Sharon’s role in digitizing colleague discount solutions in retail, and the impact of technology in modernizing traditional business processes.
  • And so much more…

 
Podcast:

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Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Sharon Peters, a dynamic mother, wife, and C-suite executive in a global organization. Sharon shares her journey through various career phases, highlighting the challenges and successes she experienced. They explore Sharon’s initial years working in retail and technology, her stint as a consultant at a major firm, and her eventual return to a more stable role in retail technology. She emphasizes the importance of balancing personal life with a demanding career, especially as a working parent. Her story is a testament to the resilience and adaptability required to thrive in fast-paced, ever-changing professional environments.

The discussion takes a deeper turn as Sharon discusses the complexities of being a working mother. She talks candidly about her decision to return to work after maternity leave and the societal pressures and personal doubts that accompanied this choice. Sharon’s experiences reveal the intricate balance between professional aspirations and family responsibilities. Her journey underscores the significance of workplace flexibility and support for parents, particularly women, navigating career and family life.

Sharon reflects on her current role as a Chief Information Officer, a position she secured after facing setbacks and embracing new opportunities. She emphasizes the value of having mentors and coaches throughout one’s career, discussing how they have helped her navigate various professional challenges. Sharon’s story is inspiring and offers valuable insights into personal growth, professional development, and the power of resilience in the face of adversity. Her journey resonates with anyone striving to balance personal ambitions with familial responsibilities, while also seeking professional fulfillment.

Join Nicole and Sharon for this fascinating and inspiring conversation!

Enjoy!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • How Sharon navigates the challenges of being a working parent, offering insights into managing professional ambitions while fulfilling parental responsibilities.
  • How she transitioned from retail to technology and consulting, and eventually to a C-suite executive role, highlighting the importance of adaptability and continuous learning in career progression.
  • The complexities of returning to work after maternity leave and the societal expectations surrounding working mothers.
  • The significance of flexible work arrangements in supporting working parents, particularly in leadership roles.
  • The value of having mentors and coaches throughout one’s career, and how they can guide and influence professional development and decision-making.
  • Sharon’s experiences of facing and overcoming setbacks in her career, and the importance of resilience and keeping an open mind to new opportunities.
  • How self-confidence and self-belief play a crucial role in advancing to leadership positions.
  • Sharon’s role in digitizing colleague discount solutions in retail, and the impact of technology in modernizing traditional business processes.
  • And so much more…

 
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