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Make the Most of Your First 90 Days


episode 148: Make the Most of Your First 90 Days with Kelli Thompson | Flourish Careers


Are you about to start a new job or have just started a new job? 

Today, I’m joined by Kelli Thompson and together we’re going to dive into how to make the most of your first 90 days on a new job. 

Let me tell you – I wish I had these tips when I started each of my new jobs back in the day! 

Kelli Thompson is a women’s leadership coach has coached and trained hundreds of women to trust themselves, lead with more confidence and create a career they love. She is the founder of Clarity and Confidence Women’s Leadership Program and author of Closing the Confidence Gap: Boost Your Peace, Your Potential, & Your Paycheck, which is releasing this fall of 2022.

In this podcast episode, we dive into defining your core values and using that to avoid career change regret, how to work through identity shifts when you change careers, and more!

[1:47] How Kelli moved past her fears and changed careers after 15 years in the same field + the trigger that started her entrepreneur journey
[5:01] The “great reshuffle” in the job market that the pandemic triggered and the good that came out of that time
[8:07] Changing careers (and then regretting your decision)
[12:58] Why the first 90 days in your new job are so important
[18:54] Defining your core values and looking for companies that align with those values
[23:14] How to handle the identity shift that comes with a career change
[27:24] Being flexible when your “master 90 day plan” gets interrupted at your new job
[32:24] Sharing your talents in a new job with confidence without being overpowering
[37:23] Focusing on self care and boundaries when starting a new job
[44:34] One last piece of advice for anyone starting a new job

Action Steps to apply to YOUR journey:

Figuring out your core values will help you make decisions as you go through your career change. 

Journal through these questions:

What do I stand for?
What do I want to be known for?
What are three words I want people to use to describe me?
What makes me resentful? And could the opposite be a value because it’s being crossed?

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Closing the Confidence Gap: Boost Your Peace, Your Potential, & Your Paycheck – Releases October 2022!
Kelli’s website
Connect with Kelli on Instagram


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Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!

How To Know When It’s Time to Change Careers
How to Make a Proactive and Personalized Career Change
Using Your Inner Wisdom In Career Decisions

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

April 22, 2022

Make the Most of Your First 90 Days

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