Standing Out Is Crucial and Be Remembered For The Right Reasons with Leila Singh

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Leila Singh

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Leila Singh, a tech industry career coach who works with high-achieving career professionals who may be feeling stuck, frustrated and undervalued. She has a passion for bringing out the best in others which she does through the mi-brand academy. She is also a TEDx & Keynote Speaker, an Author and host of the mi-brand HQ podcast. Leila talks about why hard work is only part of the reason you’ll advance in your IT career. She also discusses why you need to be remembered for the right reasons to the people who matter.


Leila Singh

Resources – Click on the link to check out Leila’s tech career coaching website! – Click on the link to get your copy of Leila’s Personal Brand Playbook!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Hard work alone is not enough to succeed in your career. You also need to make yourself known, and to stand out in order to advance.
2) If you’re looking to further your career, you must be remembered for the right reasons to the people who matter, and who can make that ascension happen for you.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Upon joining a new organization, Leila quickly began to realise that the culture was not compatible with her own values. It also taught her the value of standing out for the right reasons.

Career Highlight

Leila counts her entire career trajectory as her career highlight, which was diverse and colourful at the outset. Hard work and dedication has seen her identify the path she always desired, and she has made fruitful leaps and bounds ever since.

The Future

The industry is exciting dynamic, and filled with opportunities for all kinds of people with all kinds of skill sets. The playing field is level and open, and all are welcome.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Question not asked

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

To make yourself known

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

That one cannot move on without experience

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Leila would travel a very similar journey to the one she has behind her already

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Growing the coaching practice and increasing reputation in the industry

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Communication and relationship building

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Something that challenges and which aids in self-development

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Leila’s guilty pleasure is Tony Hadley and 80s music, as well as self-development and time with friends and family

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