Transform yourself and become a leader of digital transformation
You must transform yourself before you can lead the transformation of your organization. It’s extremely hard for a blind person to lead another.
You’ve made an important decision to re-invent yourself and become one of the few leaders capable of inspiring and driving digital transformation.
Whether you’re planning to take a training, a course, or certification, I have a question for you.
How exactly do you know you’re choosing to acquire the right skills that will lead you to your goals?
I’m about to reveal to you what smart people do first before spending their time and hard earned cash on any personal development program.
But before that:
It’s not enough to take a new course, training or certification
Have you ever regretted why you spent your time and money on a certain course or training?
I’ve taken courses and certifications from some of the world’s top business schools and technology institutions, and I know how painful it can be to spend your time, efforts and cash to acquire the wrong skills.
And I’ve met hundreds of professionals struggling to choose where to invest in personal development. One of them was called Mark, whom I met at a conference some years back.
How Mark spent his savings to acquire wrong skills
Mark walked up to me after watching the presentation I gave in an industry conference.
“This thing you told us today doesn’t work. I’ve tried it for the past one year,” he whispered to me politely.
That day, I presented on the digital skills that were highly in demand.
Mark told me how he spent almost all his savings on courses and certifications, but wasn’t still able to unlock a promotion in his company.
His company was undergoing digital transformation and there were plans to hire a digital savvy workforce to replace the old school.
But I was shocked to realize that Mark went around taking courses without first thinking deeply on how they fitted his situation.
“Many people were talking about blockchain, data science, artificial intelligence, so I just decided to acquire the skills,” he said.
So I offered to help Mark think more strategically about his personal development. And we went back to a critical step he had skipped – Self Assessment!
Your self transformation journey
begins with a self-assessment.
Three things that suggest you may be focusing your personal development on wrong skills
I spent some time speaking to other experts and HR executives to know why professionals were not getting returns to their investment in digital skills.
And it turned out the three main reasons were:
- limited understanding of digital technology trends
- relying only on adverts of training and certification programs to make decisions
- too much focus on the short-term
I’m about to introduce you to the coaching program that has helped hundreds of professionals avoid these traps.
With this program you’ll discover yourself, set feasible career goals and pursue the right skills you need to stand out in this digital economy era.
Let’s get started.
Introducing the self-transformation coaching program
In a series of personalized online workshops, you’ll be guided through the step-by-step process that has helped professionals make the choices that led them to become digital transformation leaders.
Are you ready to walk along with the confidence that you’ve done the homework and chosen the right skills relevant for your situation, before investing your time and money on any course or certification out there?
With experienced digital transformation coaches by your side, you’re sure to avoid common mistakes and focus your efforts on what matters most.
The Five Steps to
Working with people wanting to transform their careers, and together with my partners, we identified five steps anyone taking his career seriously should go through.
And we went far to create a coaching program that can facilitate this self transformation process.
The program acknowledges that every professional is busy and only has limited resources to invest in personal development.
So it is structured to help you avoid mistakes and focus your career development only where you’ll get returns to your investment.
Moreover, with the tons of content produced in the world today, the new challenge is how to choose the right content that will lead you to your goals, given your constraints.
Your Career Goals
Setting clear career goals is the first thing we guide professionals to do.
Because without career goals, you’ll be carried away by the persuasive adverts of any popular course, training or certification out there.
- It’s about knowing who you are, what you will do and what you will not do.
- It’s about choosing where you want to sit when digital transformation turns the tables in your organization.
- It’s also about deciding whether your future is in your current organization.
Your Key Skills
The skills you choose to acquire must align with your goals and the direction your organization or industry is taking.
You want to invest your time and money only on skills that are less likely to be automated, at least in the next ten years.
So you need to know the trend of technology in your industry since technological development is a key driver of digital transformation.
This program aims to help you extract the key trends that matter most from all the noise out there, to enable you choose the skills you should focus your self transformation on.
I know you’re a busy person. Busy with the job, business, and maybe family.
All these matter a lot to you and when you try to sacrifice one for another, you get an inevitable shock.
Engaging in serious self transformation requires sacrifice, and you can only sacrifice what you have.
So you need to be clear about what you’re ready to put in. How much time per week? How much cash per year, quarter, or per month?
And you need to be realistic about this. With your time and cash constraints, you can still setup yourself for a great self transformation.
That’s why the coaching program is here to help you make the right choices that are realistic for your unique case.
Your Choice of Courses
Most people have learned the hard way that skipping previous stages and starting here will likely land you in the middle of nowhere.
And I guess you don’t have such time to burn.
Here’s the moment to match your desired skills with your constraints to arrive your goals.
- It’s about which skills require formal certification from recognized institutions? Can you afford? Are there alternatives?
- It’s about which skills you should acquire at low cost without need to spend on formal certificates.
- It’s also about which courses out there will transform you, rather than pump you with generic content.
A lot of courses out there are very similar in content. And most of them are highly priced just because they come from certain leaders or institutions.
You want to focus on your priorities, and your personal coach will be there to help you do just that.
Self transformation takes time. And you need to stay organized to manage your time constraints.
Keep the roadmap simple. And constantly revisit, evaluate yourself to see if you’re making progress towards your goals.
You’ll get customizable templates from this program, to get this done faster.
As you acquire skills, celebrate them. You could consider sharing them with your professional network. You never know where your next opportunity will come from.
Putting it all together
There’s a high chance you’ll discover new things your way to implement the roadmap.
New technologies will come up, and your industry or market will react to this change. And the need may arise for you to reset your priorities.
At any given time you should be asking how closer you’re getting to your goals, and what you can modify.
So the process is iterative. We’ll even help you restart anytime you feel lost.
Now, get in touch with me and get a FREE 35 minutes coaching on your self-transformation.