President, CEO, and veteran executive coach Maggie Craddock talks about her new book Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change And Disruption. Maggie shares how transcending self-imposed limits can open a new door for everyone. During this time of COVID19, folks are losing or having to reevaluate their jobs. Her information is critical to thriving, not just surviving in 2020 and beyond.
Craddock was a Lipper-Award winning portfolio manager of a flagship fund for a Wall Street investment firm. She sat in a glass-walled office, overlooking the trading floor, made high-stakes decisions on a daily basis, and as a fund manager always got to make the final decision. But with all of the power and success she did not feel on top of the world.. Sh went home everyday sunken with anxiety and depression. She was emotionally drained until she took the time to examine her feelings and realized the dangerous mindset that permeated her work culture.
She departed from the company and made what she today refers to as a “Lifeboat Shift” to start her own executive coaching firm. She states that she had to change her mindset and job to align with their career values. She recognized that she was not living according to her authentic self and changed her attitude and approach to life and work. She began transcending her self-imposed limits and created a coaching business that guides Fortune 500 CEOs and senior management on using emotional agility to overcome their challenges.
We talk about
- Lifeboat is being present in the moment
- Your oar and your attitude
- Lifeboat and big ship differences
- Identifying your inner iceberg
- Survivor tactics learned for the Titanic
- How do you know when to throw in the towel
- Changing a position done not mean failure
- Questioning how a particular move will change your Self-doubt and how to recognize it
- Emotion in the workplace
- Fairness in the workplace
- How people matter and we no longer operate on automata pilot
- The importance of downtime
- Learning who you can trust
- Have a conversation with self and be objective
Maggie Craddock, President, and CEO, Workplace Relationships, is a veteran executive coach known for her work with Fortune 500 CEO’s and senior management. She has been featured on CNBC, ABC News, and National Public Radio. She has written a wide range of nationally syndicated articles on emotional agility in the workplace. Her methodology had been discussed in publications ranging from the Harvard Business Review to Oprah magazine. A certified therapist and author of The Authentic Career and Power Genes, Craddock had been a popular keynote speaker at leadership conferences, executive education programs, university and industry networking associations, and personal growth seminars.