Seeing oneself and others through the emotional and psychological aspects of transitions is a core leadership skill. Because June is full of transitions– end of school, graduations, summer, mid-year reviews, role changes, and more – we invited Elicia Spearman to our last LeaderMom member webinar. Elicia, is an accomplished lawyer and HR professional, mom of a teen, and beloved spouse of a powerhouse, full-time-career husband. Her stories embody so many things essential for LeaderMoms to grow our careers while loving our families.
Being clear and brave about our value and potential as leaders – not settling, battling complacency.
Being willing to engage in conversations about possibilities with headhunters and colleagues, who can help you to see your value and potential.
Navigating the emotional discomfort of transitions.
Making tradeoffs to align priorities with her family – e.g., won’t be able to do this, but will be able to do that.
Being amazing and human – Allowing moments of self-doubt and believing deeply in her wisdom and capacity.
Perhaps most important, Elicia strikes us as embodying two things critical to happiness – grounding herself in her signature strengths, deep expertise and tremendous capacity, while leaning into a challenge. She is having a great time, and accomplishing a great deal. That’s what we hope for all of us.