Episode 242

Mastering Career Advancement (Ep 242)

Episode 242 - The Role of Business Intelligence (BQ), Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Social Intelligence (SQ) in Career Advancement

In this week's podcast episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michelle Redfern, a seasoned corporate leader and author, who shared her expertise on career advancement for women. Michelle discusses the importance of Business Intelligence (BQ), Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Social Intelligence (SQ) in propelling your career forward. We discussed how women can enhance their BQ to stand out, the role of strategic mentorship, and the significance of intentional networking.

Michelle also addresses the systemic barriers and gender biases that hinder women's progress in the corporate world. She offers actionable strategies for overcoming these challenges, advocating for change, and aiming high in your career aspirations. This episode is packed with practical advice and inspiring stories that you won't want to miss.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 01:16 The Journey of Writing a Book
  • 01:41 Crafting a Message for Women and Organizations
  • 02:25 The Importance of Business Acumen
  • 04:47 The Role of Mentorship and Strategic Guidance
  • 13:59 Addressing Systemic Gender Stereotypes
  • 17:36 The Missing Link: Business Quotient (BQ)
  • 20:44 Strategic Mentoring and Professional Development
  • 24:23 Understanding BQ, EQ, and SQ
  • 27:17 Reputation and Career Advancement
  • 28:20 Reinventing Yourself: The Importance of Upgrades
  • 28:46 Understanding Your Reputation as a BQ Leader
  • 29:32 Demonstrating Your Skills Effectively
  • 30:37 The Role of EQ in Career Advancement
  • 31:49 Avoiding Fluff in Job Applications
  • 33:51 Crafting a Strong Pitch for Recruiters
  • 35:00 The Importance of Business Acumen
  • 39:37 Navigating the Recruitment System
  • 44:26 Empowering Women in Salary Negotiations
  • 46:43 Building Confidence and Competence
  • 51:15 The Lead to Soar Network
  • 53:00 Final Thoughts and Gratitude

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Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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I'm Renata Bernarde, a former CEO and senior executive, now dedicated to helping professionals succeed in advancing their careers. I believe that you can have the best career. One that satisfies your financial and personal needs, brings you joy, and adds value to your life.
I designed career services that can meet your needs and your budget. So, if you're a seasoned professional at a career crossroads, seeking to align your next job with your life's purpose, then let's redefine your career path together and turn aspirations into achievements. Are you ready? Let's embark on this journey together.

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Renata Bernarde