November 15th, 2022

Since Athena’s inception, we’ve supported thousands of women in times of transition – helping them redefine who they are to realize their full potential. Here are our favorite articles, guides, and resources for executives making a career transition.

  • Our Guide to Navigating a Career Transition, detailing how Athena’s on-demand learning, live events, and exclusive coaching can help you succeed.
  • Gain clarity on your leadership path with exercises from Athena Coach Sheryl Kline who helps executives employ Olympic-level confidence and negotiation skills to master their mindsets and influence.
  • Our top tips & advice to nail your executive interviews.
  • What you need to know preparing for board interviews.
  • Your network is the most powerful tool in your career transition plan. Here’s how to leverage your network for your career move.
  • Hear what executives at the very peak of their careers are considering as they make their next move and lessons learned during the big pivot on the Third Act Podcast.
  • How one Athena member made the transition from operator to investor.
  • If you want to improve your executive presence, Athena Coaches Kate Purmal & Lee Epting’s book Composure: The Art of Executive Presence offers practical tips and exercises.
  • If you want to overcome imposter syndrome, Athena Coach Tissa Richards’ book No Permission Needed: Unlock Your Leadership Potential and Eliminate Self-Doubt will help you demonstrate your value with confidence and clarity.
  • If you’re a Black leader looking to rise, Athena Coach Julianna Hynes’ book Leading on Purpose: The Black Woman’s Guide to Shattering the Glass Ceiling unlocks business secrets Black women are rarely privy to but are still measured by.
  • If you know what got you here won’t get you where you want to go, Athena Coach Cate Goethals recommends reading How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith to move your career to the next level.

Athena members can dive into our Navigating a Career Transition Pathway here.

Athena is the premier executive development community for senior leaders. When leaders are ready to tackle their biggest career goal yet, they turn to Athena for the learning, coaching, and connections they need to smooth the journey. Learn more about membership here.



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