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How to Break Free from Job Titles to Personal Identity Featuring Dr. Mira Brancu
Episode 7411st July 2024 • Smashing the Plateau • Smashing the Plateau
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Dr. Mira Brancu is a consulting and coaching psychologist specializing in leadership identity development and in building adaptive, cohesive, high-performing teams. She is also an Associate Professor, the author of "The Millennials Guide to Workplace Politics," a "Psychology Today" columnist for the blog series "A New Look at Women’s Leadership," and the host of "The Hard Skills" internet radio show and podcast. Her award-winning social impact firm, Towerscope, focuses on empowering and elevating women in leadership within the education and innovation industries.

In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn about the intricacies of leadership and identity, especially the challenges women face in the corporate sphere and the liberating journey of defining your career and leadership path.

Dr. Mira and I discuss:

  • The link between job titles and personal identity
  • The freedom and creativity in starting your own business
  • The experience of high achievers leaving the corporate world
  • The challenge of separating personal identity from job roles
  • Navigating leadership ambivalence among high-potential women
  • Deciding whether to continue on the leadership track
  • The impact of societal expectations on career decisions
  • Strategies for tuning out unhelpful advice from others
  • Adjusting to a sudden lack of structure after a career change
  • Tips on joining and engaging with communities

Learn more about Dr. Mira Brancu at and join the Tower Scope Leadership Academy for a special offer.

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