Her Ambitious Career

Ep 107 - 'Introverted Leader: How to Tap Into Your Strengths Part 2' with guest Judith Sturman

October 10, 2023 Episode 107
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 107 - 'Introverted Leader: How to Tap Into Your Strengths Part 2' with guest Judith Sturman
Show Notes

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

My guest today is Judith Sturman, who is sharing her experiences as a successful introverted leader.

Despite most corporate cultures favouring an extroverted communication style (think presenting to a group; being asked for an opinion on the spot; being expected to 'take part' in group or team activities), introverts can thrive professionally and in leadership.

Judith and I are continuing our discussion about tapping into introverted leadership strengths and exploring:

  • How leaders should see introversion as another vital aspect of diversity and be consciously looking to include introverts in the discussion
  • The many strengths of an introverted leadership style including planning, strategy and forward thinking 
  • The natural gift of introverts to value 'manging down' to get great results
  • Networking as an introvert and how to make connections with less effort

Judith says:

"There are many strengths of an introverted style including strategic thinking, planning and forward thinking. Introverts can help themselves by telling their boss or their team of their preferred ways of communicating to set expectations from the outset."
  (Judith Sturman, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)


Guest Bio:

Judith Sturman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and after a number of graphic design roles, began a career spanning over 30 years in public transport.

At 45, Judith made the move to Australia where she has led teams across NSW, Victoria and ACT through change, reform and delivery of large projects. Judith works for Transport Canberra is also a director on the Public Transport Association Australia & New Zealand


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, 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

Want a promotion?
> Get this free guide: 'The 7 Habits of Female Execs Who Get Promoted'
> Book a free 15-minute Career Strategy Call with Rebecca
> Connect on Linkedin