S4 E2: Should I Stay or Should I Go? What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Your Career, with Tori Lazar

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
April 29, 2024

Feeling stuck in your career?

You’re not alone. Join Hebba and special guest Tori Lazar, a strategic storyteller and executive coach, as they discuss how to recognize career quagmires and turn stalemates into personal growth. 

What are the top three warning signs of career unhappiness, and how can leaders be more personally aware of their own internal red flags? Tori shares insights on tapping into your inner child, overcoming fear, and pinpointing the source of unhappiness in your current career. 

Tori and Hebba also discuss the fine art of not giving @#$! about what people think of you. How can you get over the fear of not being liked and still advocate for the employees who may view you as public enemy #1? They dive into the role of HR professionals in advocating for employees and explain how to maintain a positive work culture and persevere through the constant barrage of criticism that’s synonymous with the job. 


00:02:37 – Tori Lazar: Strategic Storyteller and Executive Coach

00:03:13 – Optimizing Your Time

00:07:13 – Top 3 Signs of Being Stuck in Your Career

00:21:51 – Gen Z Challenges Workplace Norms

00:27:24 – Advocating for Every Employee 

00:34:57 – Overcoming Fear in Unfulfilling Careers

00:41:23 – Harnessing Childhood Experiences to Build Confidence

00:43:17 – How Practice Builds Confidence in Overcoming Fear

00:47:23 – Why Great Leaders Need Great HR Departments

00:51:40 – Identifying Unhappiness in HR Careers


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Follow Tori: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tori-lazar/

Take the Course: https://course.girlboss.com/courses/spark-your-career-renaissance


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef