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I am super excited to see you here. Yes, honestly! Not only because I am a person who gets excited about pretty much anything, but also that it means that you came to learn more about communication – and that’s great!
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I have created Female Survival Guide to help people like you.
- struggle at work to get people on board with your idea or project, regardless of what you say or do;
- find yourself thinking that you are not achieving the objectives you have agreed to deliver because people don’t want to collaborate;
- question your own skills (although you never did before!) because you struggle to get your message across;
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Who am I?
My name is Klaudia, I am in my thirties and smashing my career as a Strategic Sourcing Manager for over 20 countries in one of the happiest companies in the world (can you guess which one?).
When I was 21 I have made the decision to move to Scotland. I have already had some work experience in sales, organising mass events and in general work with people. Little did I know that moving to another country will make all my people’s experiences irrelevant!
People did not like me. I was not used to that. They didn’t want to work with me, make projects with me. I didn’t know why. After working again in sales (and many other jobs) I have taken another leap and moved to London.
London is an amazing place. With the hustle and bustle you meet hundreds of amazing people from all over the world and you can experience new cultures and perspectives. I have started learning that people indeed can be different, depending on many aspect of their upbringing, culture being one of them.
And then it hit me! Being Polish by birth, I have been very direct with my approach at work, with no filter, saying how things are and expecting my boss to take charge and pave the way. And this was not a British way.
With time and many books, podcasts and conversations, I have learned not only about British culture but also cultures from around the world, stakeholder management techniques and general psychology theories which help with communication.
Today, I influence senior management in the global corporation I work in. I am right at the table with them, being heard, recommending strategies and actions and I am loving it!
The fact that I have managed to make such great progress, shows that communication is a skill and as such – can be learned. So if you struggle with it, or just want to get a little bit better – you have come to the right place.
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- Who are ‘stakeholders’ and why should we care about them?who the magic ‘stakeholder’ actually is? Maybe in your previous company, someone referred to shareholders as ‘stakeholders’ but then once you entered the new business, ‘stakeholders’ became your colleagues from another department? Are you confused by what it actually means and why different businesses can refer to different types of stakeholders? Or maybe you’re not even sure why you should even care about who your stakeholder is? Don’t worry, in this article, we will cover all these bases.
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