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Graceful Goodbyes: Making the Most of Your Career Break-Up 

Graceful Goodbyes: Making the Most of Your Career Break-Up | Flourish Careers Podcast


Let’s face it >> career break-ups are hard—especially for high achievers who do excellent work and agonize over the response from their boss and team.

But the reality is that moving into a new role, industry, or company is an excellent way to grow your career with fresh experiences. 

I know this is easier said than done, so in this episode, we’re going to talk through: 

+ Feeling guilty; guilt keeps many people from making a change, so I want to share some ideas to help you move beyond the guilt and make it happen
+ Determining your timeline
+ Crafting a communication strategy
+ Building a thorough transition plan
+ Staying connected 

Resigning is HARD, and at the same time, it’s worth it. 

Because you deserve a long, radiantly happy + healthy career. 

Words Of Wisdom From Today’s Episode

The strategy to resign with grace + gratitude includes these main steps:

  1. Reframe feelings of guilt— the bottom line is that no one wins if you remain at your company out of guilt.
  2. Determining your timeline—the more time you can provide your organization to plan for your departure, the better.
  3. Crafting a communication strategy:
    • Who needs to know? 
    • Who do you want to be sure you talk to before the word gets out? 
    • Make a list of the people you want to talk directly with.
  4. Building a thorough transition plan—develop a list of mission-critical actions versus “nice to have.” Create a written plan and a shared folder with associated documents, files, links, and everything necessary for the team to carry on in your absence.
  5. Stay connected—Remember that just because you don’t work together each day doesn’t mean you can’t continue with your working relationship. Especially in our online world, it’s much easier to stay connected with the people you want to stay in touch with.  

Make the Leap!
The Ultimate Playbook for HEART-Based Career Change

Like skydiving, a heart-based career change can be both exhilarating and terrifying. This career change playbook is like your parachute—it provides the framework to help you navigate your descent and land safely in your new career path.

The Ultimate Playbook for Purposeful Career Change | Flourish Careers


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes!

Unlock Your Potential: Believe to Achieve!
Your Career, Your Brand: Tips and Tricks for Crafting Your Professional Brand
How To Activate The Power Of Tiny Actions For Big Results

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

March 29, 2023

Graceful Goodbyes: Making the Most of Your Career Break-Up 

Graceful Goodbyes: Making the Most of Your Career Break-Up 

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