Her Ambitious Career

Ep 77 - 'What Makes a Strong Manager?', with guest Holly Stanton, Salesforce

January 24, 2023 Episode 77
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 77 - 'What Makes a Strong Manager?', with guest Holly Stanton, Salesforce
Show Notes

Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who expect more from their careers.

Today I am talking with Holly Stanton who is sharing her experience of what makes a strong manager by sharing key attributes of positive mentors and managers she has had throughout her career.

We are talking :
* Leading with empathy
* Being direct, honest and inclusive
* And taking a genuine interest in supporting your team members to achieve their own ambitions.

Holly talks about her experience with an empathetic, supportive manager earlier in her career...

A second mentor, who was inclusive, open and trusting and who would coach Holly when she needed support to solve her own challenges.

A third mentor, at Salesforce, who created a psychologically safe environment for the team to thrive.

And a fourth mentor who encouraged Holly to play to her strengths and ignore her perceived weaknesses.

Career Advice from Holly:

1. Get yourself a coach - "it helps you uncover who you are and what you want to achieve!"  (I had the privilege of coaching Holly over 15 years ago! Rebecca x)

2. "Understand yourself, your strengths and others' strengths."

3. Sometimes 'bad' managers can teach us a lot about how to become better managers ourselves.

Holly says:

"One of my terrible managers who micro-managed everyone [ironically] taught me the difference between 'contagious' and 'contained' managers, contagious being inspirational etc  when that wasn't our experience of that manager at all!" (Holly Stanton, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)


Guest Bio:

Holly has 20+ years experience in the technology industry, working for start-ups, global large-scale companies, and everything in-between. For the last 3 years, Holly has worked as a Customer Success Director for Salesforce, one of the largest SaaS companies worldwide.


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

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