The Cure for Career Quicksand

by Reagan Cannon
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You know how sometimes you feel stuck in your career? I have observed that while common logic is to change jobs to reignite your career, a more powerful change is the one you make within yourself. (P.S. that way you don’t take your baggage right into the new job and get stuck there!) So, I looked within my own success for the stories and lessons that helped propel me forward, and the mistakes that tried to derail me. I bottle those up in a model to share with anyone who has that sinking Sunday-night feeling, and to lift you out of career quicksand.

A.P.P.L.E. Model

I introduce the A.P.P.L.E. model that gives employees a framework to evaluate why they might feel stuck in their career. This also includes how they can take steps, today, in their current role to fuel forward progress and momentum.

The People Pyramid

I discuss the 3 relationships at work that count: your boss, your people and your peers. I show how you must account for all 3 when trying to be successful at your job and in your career.

Every Mistake Matters

While they can be costly, mistakes can be the greatest tutors, teaching each of us valuable lessons. I discuss how to use reflection as a way to get the most positive impact from a mistake and not let the fear of failure paralyze your progress.

Reagan's Rules

Each section contains a “Reagan’s Rule.” This gives those in the audience a fun and practical tip that they can immediately put into application.

What I Do

Keynote for Advancing Women

Are you looking for a way to help women advance into senior leadership roles, and thrive personally and professionally when they get there? In this keynote, Reagan shares her proven framework, The People Pyramid which reveals executives’ honest conversations in the promotional process and how Relational Courage can move women from self-conscious to self-confident.

Keynote for Leaders and Sponsors

Do you identify and invest in high potential female talent, only to have them passed over for promotion cycle after cycle? Does your executive leadership team need fresh and innovative approaches to increase the number of women in executive roles? In this talk, Reagan covers the best practices from leaders in her nationwide research.

Executive and Career Coaching

Are you looking to advance into senior leadership, but keep getting passed over promotion? Were you given a larger role or promotion and need help managing all the moving pieces? As a proven leader, and executive coach, I specialize in helping professionals scale their leadership to into senior roles, and thrive personally and professionally when they get there.

Reagan’s Rule

Managing humans is messy. But if done with heart, it can be the most rewarding part of your career.

Reagan’s Rule

Don’t name drop to get things done. Build relationships so your colleagues will want to get things done for you.

Reagan’s Rule

Don’t wait on an invitation to innovate. Advancement requires proactive risk taking.

Reagan’s Rule

Don’t be a one-dimensional leader in a multi-dimensional world.

Reagan’s Rule

You will face disappointment. How you handle it will determine your career.

What my customers are saying

“We consistently invite Reagan back to speak to our C-Level women mainly because she can relate as a global executive and because we get tangible results from her techniques.”

Kathryn Tack, Founder C-level Forum

“Reagan was brought in to speak on practical ways to transform organizational talent management practices. This particular session was virtual, but I felt like she was right in front of me.”

Favor Lee, CPA, AICPA & CIMA Women’s Summit Committee Member

“The most valuable thing about Reagan is she goes beyond the typical career planning and advice. She teaches you how to think differently and approach problems, challenges, and day-to-day situations in an objectively different way.”

SVP, Affiniti

“As my coach, Reagan helped me build confidence in my decision making, gave me the tools to effectively scale myself, and prepared me to take on a leadership role at the next level.”

Sr. Manager, Amazon