This Episode: Everything You Need Is Just A Conversation Away – Career Development – with Tracey Abayeta

Lucinda talks to Tracey Abayeta, an HR director specialising in talent development, about the importance of building strong relationships in career development. Tracey shares her unconventional journey from investment banking to HR, emphasising the role relationships played in her career transitions. She introduces a five-point framework for building relationships, focusing on intentionality, bold and broad connections, sharing information, leading with value, and follow-up.

Key Takeaways

  • Know what you want in your career and in your interactions with others. Write down your goals and be clear about your intentions.
  • Don’t limit yourself to connecting with only like-minded individuals. Reach out to a diverse range of people both internally and externally to broaden your network.
  • Be open and proactive in sharing your experiences, strengths, and ideas with others. This can lead to valuable connections and opportunities.
  • Focus on how you can help others rather than what you can gain from them. Be a person who adds value to relationships and interactions.
  • Be prompt in your follow-ups and maintain momentum in your relationships. Diarise important meetings and interactions to ensure you stay connected and engaged with others.

Best Moments

“Relationships are currency, like they should be able to buy you certain things”

“Everything you need is a conversation away”

“Strong professional relationships are like bridges, and they will help you cross over to where you need to get to.”

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About The Guest, Tracey Abayeta

Tracey is an HR professional with a non-conventional career journey. Having started as an investment banker, she pivoted into the charity sector where she worked at an education to employment charity that supported students from underrepresented backgrounds secure graduate opportunities in the financial services sector.

She now works within Talent Development space within the Financial Services sector and defines her career mission to help organisations get the best out of their people. She is a certified coach and is well versed in designing and facilitating impactful group coaching programmes.

Useful links:

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About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda, for over 10 years as CEO of Actus Software has worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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