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Navigating office politics and climbing the corporate ladder with warmth and integrity [S1 E8]

by | 2 May, 2023

Nicola Payne began her impressive and varied career in retail and HR at just 12 years old – and got her first promotion and pay rise a year later.

By 22, she was managing 80 employees at ASDA in her first graduate role, and later on a 12-year period at VISA culminated in the role of HR Director, in charge of all aspects of operational HR from hiring (and firing!) to business partnership and major change projects.

She now blends all that expertise in her role as Executive Coach and Mentor specialising in mid-career strategy and support.

In this conversation Nicola shares her insights and experiences around:

  • Resilience, ambition and having a strong work ethic
  • Learning how to have difficult conversations (including firing people in a compassionate way)
  • Navigating office and corporate politics as a woman with a strong moral compass
  • How she was able to take off the mask of ‘professionalism’ and step into her true power and grounded energy as a woman in the corporate world

She also shares her invaluable tips on how to successfully negotiate for pay rises, promotions and development.


Website: https://people-savvy.com/career-coaching-for-individuals/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolapayne/

To find out more about Noomi Melchior Natan, her coaching, Female Inner Power offers and more go to www.noominatan.com/everything

Connect with Noomi on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/noominatan/

And on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noomimelchiornatan/


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