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What’s your most challenging career goal?

Whether it is to raise your hand for new leadership responsibilities, make a course correction into a role that matches your strengths, share your expertise by speaking at a conference, negotiate a job title that reflects your seniority, join a non-profit board or lead a major project, having a supportive network of allies and advocates can make the journey much, much easier.

If you’re feeling tentative about making a gutsy move, don’t try to push forward alone. Enlist some advocates who can shoulder some of the risk, inspire you to stretch your aspirations, and remind you of what you’re worth when you doubt yourself.

Build a network of people who inspire, challenge and motivate you to make bold, fearless moves.

And after you succeed in making your breakout move, ask yourself: What can I do to pay it forward, and support someone else as they make their next daring move?

Jo Miller

Jo is Founding Editor of Be Leaderly, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., and creator of the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system, a roadmap for women who want to break into leadership. She has traveled in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and workshops, and counts being the only Aussie women’s leadership coach in Iowa among her unique “koalafications.” Learn more about Jo’s services at womensleadershipcoaching.com and follow @jo_miller on Twitter.

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