Episode 25

The Secret to Securing Your Next Promotion with Lisa Petersmark


Are you ready to climb that next rung on the corporate ladder but are hesitant when it comes to asking for a promotion? If so, tune in to today’s episode where I speak with Lisa Petersmark, an experienced executive who shares her secret formula when it comes to getting and giving promotions as well as offers her personal advice on how to get ahead and be a leader in a business career. 

A challenge for her isn’t a roadblock but rather an opportunity to overcome it and make something new happen.

Lisa comes from a competitive sports background and explains how that has contributed to her competitive edge when it comes to business. A challenge for her isn’t a roadblock but rather an opportunity to overcome it and make something new happen. She explains that this mindset is what creates strong leaders and that if you believe in something passionately enough, you don’t need to have a title to take the reins and demonstrate how you think it’s best to proceed.  

Lisa addresses why it’s important and even advantageous to be willing to ask for help when it’s needed. 

Lisa also encourages listeners to create for themselves the environment that they need to thrive. She recommends surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you, support your goals, and ultimately make you better. Furthermore, she explains the benefits to allowing yourself to be uncomfortable and how this creates growth. She also addresses why it’s important and even advantageous to be willing to ask for help when it’s needed. 

Lisa assures listeners though that if you can make an argument for why you think you deserve a promotion, then you should definitely step up and ask for what you believe you deserve

Lisa and I then discuss the hesitation many people – especially women – experience when it comes to asking for a promotion or raise. Lisa assures listeners though that if you can make an argument for why you think you deserve a promotion, then you should definitely step up and ask for what you believe you deserve. She explains that staying silent will not allow you to move forward in your career and that asking for a promotion makes clear to your boss what your goals for your future are and, at the very least, allows you to begin the conversation as to how to start achieving them. 

For more on Lisa’s career experiences, hiring and promotion secrets, and advice on becoming a stronger employee, be sure to listen in to today’s episode! 

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