We will spend 80000 hours at work. Yet most of us don’t feel comfortable or equipped to start a conversation with our people about their career or their future. This gaping hole is the main reason talent leave good businesses.
What does the future world of work look like? How will our careers and working lives be transformed by the post-pandemic environment? What action do you need to take as a leader to ensure you win the war for talent and have a thriving working environment that is fit for the future?
The job for life is dead and we can work from anywhere, for anyone.
What does this mean for people functions and business leaders?
Erica Sosna is an award-winning speaker on career design and the future focussed workplace. Her powerful and practical Career Equation Method has become the go-to career design model for clients such as Amazon, Capital One and AXA. Her practical, engaging and can-do storytelling style makes it easy for people experts to take tangible takeaways from her keynotes and turn their aspirations of an engaged workforce into reality.
Erica’s talks are described by Amazon’s team as “ enjoyable and engaging” . Her Career Equation is recognised by the CEO of Savills as “” Exceptionally swift and effective, simple to learn, share and use with talent at all stages of their career.”
Erica is the founder of Career Matters, a boutique consultancy that empowers employees in top firms to own and drive their career through powerful career conversations. Her unique Career Equation has become the go to model for Career Conversations at all levels, driving retention and engagement for CEO’s, high flyers and accelerated diversity schemes worldwide Her tools and insights capture and invigorate audiences from the USA, across mainland Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Her career coaching training is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.
Erica Sosna is a very experienced and popular virtual speaker and has an excellent reputation for delivering high energy, high impact keynotes at a distance. Her practical keynotes have been enjoyed by Total Jobs, The Emirati Government, Compare the Market, SS&C, Walmart, Flutter, Amazon, Mastercard and many more.
The working environment has seen fundamental shifts post pandemic. As we start to explore how to return to the office, it is clear that the spaces we work in and the tech we use have changed immensely. Employees want clarity about where they are expected to work and a rationale for why this is so. But one size doesn’t fit all.
In every crisis there is an opportunity.
How do you maximise productivity through hybrid working? How do we reconfigure the office to make the most of in-person interaction? This empowering session will help you lead your teams on an exciting redesign of work as we know it.
You are leaking female talent. In a workplace designed by men, for men, women are voting with their feet. Hear the insights and secrets they share with their career coach, before they walk out of your door.
Talented people are more in demand than ever. The last thing you want is a surprise resignation from a key team member. Learn how to unlock a level of loyalty and engagement you never imagined possible, using a simple word equation.
2020 was a gamechanger. Many have had to leave careers they love just to keep financially afloat. Learn how to turn a crisis into a genuine opportunity using The Career Equation method and hear stories of those who made career pivots, even at later stages of life and are all the happier for it.
How well networked is your business? Do you know where the key opportunities are for you to capitalise on your skills and add value? All too often the scale of your business can actually make it harder for your best people to find their next role in your company. When they can’t see the future, they walk. But what if you could stop the leak with one simple, powerful conversation…
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“Erica gave us insights on how to make the most out of a mentoring relationship during this year’s Mentoring Program Kick-off. In the preparation she helped me to translate my ideas into an inspiring 2 hour program and during the virtual session she got everyone excited with tips, tools and sharing stories. Erica boosts the quality of a program and with her professional way of working you can be sure that everything is well organized and you get your desired output.”
Aniek Bogart, Dassault Systemes Mentoring Lead
“Erica is definitely an innovator in her thinking, and will help anyone who wants to investigate parts of themselves that they might have ignored.”
Nassir Ghaemi, Director, Novartis Research
“Erica is incredibly responsive and collaborative, which resulted in a talk that met the very specific needs of SPE, coupled with very engaging and positive feedback from the attendees. I would not hesitate to recommend Erica and Career Matters.”
Sam Sing, finance Director, Sony Pictures
“Fantastic content delivery, very knowledgeable on subject matter! I came away from the session truly inspired and empowered.”
Taiwo Oyekan, Global Chair, Black Professionals Network
“What made whole experience of working with Erica really valuable for me was the way she really took time to understand the culture within the team and the organisation, so that she was able to provide a programme that would really work for us. We were definitely not having this calibre of career conversation a year ago.”
Dawn Conneely, Financial Controller, Capital One
"Erica was the inaugural speaker at our internal Learning and Development program, Swan School. She presented ‘How to be the Hero of Your Own Story’ to our team in an entertaining, useful and engaging way. Many of the themes presented were relevant to our working lives as well as outside the office, and I walked in the next morning to hear people still talking about the session. A great way to start our L&D program and will be recommending Erica to others!"
Black Swan Data
"Erica worked with MSD to design and deliver a Career Coaching and Engagement one-day event for 150 People Managers. The career method was just what we needed and was delivered by Erica and a colleague who immediately built rapport and impact with a large audience. The feedback from the attendees was extremely positive and I have no doubt that results will follow."
"Erica was so professional to work with and also so lovely, she participated as a panellist for the Robert Walters Empowering Women in the Workplace event and came with so much knowledge and insightful information. She truly is a career expert and I know I can always turn to her for valuable life and career advice."
“It was great to have Erica speak at the 2018 SW Coaching and Mentoring Conference. I found her session excellent and that was a view shared by others with comments such as: “Absolutely brilliant, articulate and engaging a very motivational speaker” and “I took so much from what Erica was saying, not just for the organisation I work in but also personally. She is highly recommended!"
Bryony Houlden, Chief Executive of South West Councils
“Erica injects excitement, enthusiasm and unique ways of tackling the often tricky task of career development and ensuring success on our staff.”
Andrew Eden, Resilience &Adaptation, The Environment Agency
"Erica was a key part of a panel event we hosted at CSM to mark the launch of Boostr, a new employee wellness and engagement platform. The subject of the event was hybrid working. If hybrid is to be a feature of the future of work then how do we optimise it for the benefit of our people and our institutions and how do we avoid the pitfalls? Erica was wonderful to work with and her contribution on stage was perfect - insightful, practical and thought-provoking. Thanks Erica."
Andrew Owen, Business Director at CSM
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