A Day to Define and Design
Your Own Career
The Distillery District
9:00am — 4:30pm
February 26th, 2019
Maybe you’ve got it all figured out. Maybe you’ve had amazing bosses who helped you chart a course from one phase of your career to the next. Maybe you’ve enjoyed seamless mentorship at every step.
But most of us haven’t.
Whether we’re early in our careers or have been at it for a long time, most of us have had some bumps along the way. We’ve had moments where the question “what do you want?” didn’t fill us with excitement, but with debilitating dread. We’ve had times where we’d outgrown our current job, or knew we could be doing more or playing a bigger role in a company we loved, but weren’t sure where to start.
If that’s you, this is where we start.
We start with the knowledge that work doesn’t have to suck. We take a firm stance that caring about your career development isn’t at odds with enjoying your job or loving your company. And we go on this journey together because we can all use some help figuring out what we need from our careers, and how to get it.
What will happen:
You’ll have uncomfortable conversations, talking through common challenges in career progression.
You’ll get clear on what you want, exploring where you are today and where you want to go.
You’ll learn how to level up, on everything from negotiating and advocating for yourself to no-gimmicks career breakthrough advice.
You’ll walk away with a concrete plan that outlines where you want to go, the story you want to tell, and the work that has to happen to get you there.
We’re not here to inspirational-quote you. This is real, fired-up take-home advice that gives you everything you need to reimagine what work can be, including the stuff that’s already in your back pocket.
Get Your Company On Board
We know that highly engaged employees are key to highly engaged workplaces. To the frustration of many CEOs, engagement isn’t something that comes from the top down. It’s something that people feel in their bones when their work and their passions are aligned. Engagement reduces turnover and increases profitability, yet many workplaces find that connection between employees and their work elusive.
Most bosses we talk with struggle with how to do career pathing for their people, particularly in industries like tech where there isn’t a direct line from one role to the next. The HR folks we meet are trying to help the leaders in their organizations navigate this challenge.
It’s not enough for HR to develop a skills matrix if no one knows how to use it. It’s not enough for the boss to talk about skills development in weekly one:ones if their staff worry they’re on the wrong path.
It starts with the employee being clear on what they want. From that place of clarity, all things flow. The discussions in one:ones are more productive because the employee can bring directionality and a point of view to their own growth path. And HR becomes a key partner in leveling up the entire organization - ensuring that people are playing to their strengths and finding deep fulfillment in their work.
Interested in helping several members of your team unlock amazing careers? Email us for group rates.
About The Nightingales
Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale are the founders of Raw Signal Group and best-selling authors of How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership. Prior to Raw Signal Group, Johnathan and Melissa were both tech execs who spent their careers running large parts of companies (product, eng, data, design, marketing, pr, you name it). They worked with companies you’ve heard of (Mozilla, IBM, Hubba, Edmodo, Wattpad, Creative Commons) and some you haven’t heard of yet.
About Raw Signal Group
Founded in 2017, Raw Signal Group offers management and leadership training for growing organizations. No trust falls. Just concrete skills for teams that need to do hard things.