The presentation closed with the most impactful question of all: “What will you do differently?”
And I had quite a few answers.
I plan to take control of my narrative—I might be new to the marketing agency life, but I am not new to marketing. I realized that I have been marketing myself in jobs for years, from waiting tables, where I had to sell the product and my personality, to writing Facebook and digital ads for companies to sell their products.
I must learn to recognize how important the network that I have built over my career is to my future. This network consists of people who I have met along the way, who I have connected with and who believe in me. These are the people who can help me grow to reach my full potential. This includes my wingwoman, who is someone I trust, who wants to advance her own career, who knows what my career goals are and wants to see me succeed—someone who I enjoy talking about and I too believe in her.
I will continue to embrace my luck. I strive to never lose my sense of curiosity and always stay humble. I know that every stepping stone has brought me to where I am today and that every failure has made me a better employee and person.
So, what will you do differently to become a successful marketing leader?