Oh boy, now here’s a tricky one depending on your career situation. You know better than to go off about what’s wrong with your current job, but you also don’t want to give an artificial or generic answer that you googled either. What’s a high performing, multi-talented woman like you to do when you get this question?
1) Smile warmly. This is a question that gives you an opportunity to shine. You are ready for it. You knew it was coming before you got in the hot seat because you prepared.
2) Take a moment to breathe deeply. Jumping into your response before centering yourself results too often in rambling or over sharing. Plus, you know it is the breath that connects us with our higher self. Pausing to breathe deeper boosts your power to share your value in the hot seat.
3) What to say will be different for each person based on your career journey so far. I could offer examples of statements here that would go over nicely, but by now from reading my posts you know that is not my style. And nicely does NOT equal POWERFUL, GENUINE and IMPRESSIVE.
One-answer-fits-all responses from the internet do more harm than good. Instead, I help my clients dedicate time and space to map out their career journey so far and then visualize in detail what they most desire to happen next. It is this investment in inner work that helps uncover a goldmine of extraordinary, shining answers to this question and others.