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This Is How A Toxic Work Culture Impacts A Career

Valerie Martinelli ConsultingVMC Career Coaching BlogsThis Is How A Toxic Work Culture Impacts A Career

Are you trapped in a position where there is a lot of conflict, misalignment, and disagreements? Do you think that it is easier to remain “status quo” rather than start a job search? Are you comfortable there despite all the negativity and toxicities? Maybe you’re thinking that you won’t receive any of your current benefits and perks in a new position?

Your career wasn’t meant to be “status quo” and no one thrives in an environment where there is a lot of negativity. Can your career blossom and bloom where things are dying? It’s time to challenge yourself and your beliefs.

My client, Liz*, was afraid to change positions because she had so many perks at her job. Her boss basically let her make her own hours and work from home when she needed. Sounds nice, right? Sure, until she wanted to advance within the company. Then came the gender-based comments about what kind of leader she would be. She was one of two women within the local division of the company. You’ve probably heard these before as a female…you’re too emotional, you need to be tougher, or maybe a female hasn’t done it before…

OUCH. This isn’t exactly actionable or helpful feedback. So, do you stay in this environment or look for something new? Liz* is looking for a new position, one which will provide her with the capabilities, feedback, and growth potential. She is refusing to give up on what she believes is her purpose.

By giving up on your purpose you are ultimately changing the way your life is meant to be. This will create a deep inner struggle because you will resent what it is you are doing, your employer, and ultimately- not being aligned with all these things.

This will eat away at your confidence and keep you from where you want to be. You will feel stressed to a level where you are bringing it home and it will cause conflicts with your loved ones. This stress can eat at your sleep and your health as well.

This really isn’t fair. You’re not supposed to work not to progress and be stuck in a toxic work culture and then have all this stress added on top of it.

There are simple steps that I have always followed, and they work for my clients as well.

  • Take action, following a proven step-by-step process.
  • Be Confident. And not the fake it till you make it kind- the true, authentic, bold confidence that lives inside of you.
  • Apply actionable feedback.

I KNOW that these steps work. I have helped numerous women up level their careers and their life by attaining the position that they dream of. So, imagine if this was you…?

  • You’d have less stress! This means that you will sleep better and no longer bring all that stress and anxiety home with you to your loved ones.
  • You won’t have a case of the Sundays…every single day.
  • You will thrive in a workplace that you actually enjoy. Now, when everyone you know talks about how much they love their job- you won’t be left out anymore.

These strategies can begin to work within a few weeks and it’s so powerful.

Click here to register to watch my free masterclass and learn more how confidence can impact your career, particularly in a job search- even if you are leaving a toxic work culture. 

Don’t put this off. This is your career- and your future. What’s more important than that?

This will be the best 45 minutes that you have spent on your career. Finally, turn any of your negative emotions into confidence and get the career that you want – and deserve. Click here to register to watch.