Her Ambitious Career

Ep 63 - 'How to Ask For What You Want in Your Career', with guest Pauline Linton

October 18, 2022 Rebecca Allen Episode 63
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 63 - 'How to Ask For What You Want in Your Career', with guest Pauline Linton
Show Notes

Welcome on in to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for corporate women.

I'm delighted to have Paulie Linton from Adobe here with me today. Paulie recently celebrated her 5 year anniversary at Adobe and, in that moment of self-reflection, she posted this delightful message on Linkedin that grabbed my eye. In her post, she said she was celebrating 5 years at Adobe and wanted to share 5 reasons why she was hoping there would be at least 5 more...

Here's that list:

1/  The people I work with at Adobe want to see me achieve
2/  I've done so much work that I'm proud of
3/  I've enjoyed the process as much as the end product
4/  I've been a good employee, mum and partner
5/  I'm still not bored - I'm still learning, surrounded by the best minds and the nicest people

Paulie is one to push for her ambitions and isn't afraid to ask for what she wants in her career but she says that a supportive, caring, ambitious and united culture are also key to her fulfilment and success.

 Here's something that stood out for me in today's episode:

“You need to be in an environment that is safe for you to ask for what you want from your career. Adobe is a values-driven organisation. We hire people who you trust will do the job - my boss hired me because she knows I have the skills and capability to deliver.  Autonomy is critical to feeling you can do exceptional work in an innovative space."  (Paulie Linton, guest on ‘Her Ambitious Career’ Podcast) 

We need to hear more stories like this one, right? 


Guest Bio:

Pauline Linton, Head of Brand Communications and Advocacy APAC Adobe, has been working in communications and digital for over 15 years, starting in fundraising and communications at Inspire Foundation / ReachOut.com, an online youth mental health service. In 2013, she joined Edelman Australia to help build their social media capabilities nationally, applying her expertise to the content and social media strategies of some Australia’s leading brands, including Telstra, Gumtree, Adobe and PayPal. In 2017, Paulie joined Adobe as their Head of Social Media in APAC. Today, Paulie’s remit is expanded to oversee brand communications and advocacy across Adobe’s business in APAC.

Adobe ranked 32nd on Fortune Magazine’s list of The World’s 100 Best Companies to Work For . You can read some of Abobe's pledges to address gender equality and employee benefits here. And to read about Adobe Careers go here


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious corporate women who want to land dream opportunities and thrive personally too. She loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated seismic pay rises or have moved into roles completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. She coaches individual women and also provides coaching and training to organisations invested in bringing more exceptional women leaders through the ranks.

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