The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 94: Leveraging Relationships and Accelerating Careers: An Interview With Kelsey Waldrop


In this episode, I am joined by Kelsey Waldrop, a career strategist and coach, who shares the secrets to career success. From navigating internal mobility at Accenture to advising clients on strategic networking, Kelsey shares practical tips on setting clear goals, cultivating relationships, and negotiating effectively. We explore the importance of aligning personal values with career objectives and discuss the nuances of leveraging industry expertise to drive professional growth. 

Tune in to gain valuable insights on how to thrive in your career and maximize opportunities for growth and advancement. Listen to the episode now!

In This Episode:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 02:29 - Kelsey’s career experience
  • 04:01 - What Kelsey learned from the companies she worked for
  • 06:34 - Obstacles to career change
  • 07:54 - Fear and its impact on career change
  • 08:57 - False sense of security
  • 12:25 - Overcoming the fear of making career progress
  • 16:11 - Key actions for career progress
  • 18:29 - Kelsey’s role at Accenture and Global Career Transitions
  • 22:06 - Factors Leading to Turnover at Accenture
  • 27:48 - Investing in Non-Sexy Parts of a New Role
  • 29:05 - How Kelsey advice candidates looking to advance their careers
  • 32:27 - Advantages of Staying at a Company vs. Moving Externally
  • 36:48 - Kelsey’s last advice to listeners

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Kelsey is a former Big Four strategy executive, a change and transformation expert, an ICF certified coach for executives in career and life transitions, a writer on career transition topics, and the Podcast host of the show LaidOff.LifeOn!

Her true passion is serving executives as they navigate major decision points in their career and serving as a coach, consultant, and advocate to leaders in their first year after joining a new organization or taking a new role. She has served over 500 senior leaders around the world and each of their unique experiences has contributed to the 5 Steps for Success coaching model she has created to help executives survive and thrive in their new organizations and roles.

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