by accessing transferrable skills and finally receiving the support necessary to thrive in yet another male-dominated field.
The world of finance has long been dominated by a selected few, but in this talk, I will share with you my inspiring story of how I changed careers in my thirties and went from being an unhappy sports scientist working in health care, to becoming a successful and happy agile coach in the finance and insurance domain.
I want to talk about the challenges I faced in my former field of work (yes, shockingly Sports Science is a male-dominated field), the tipping point, the unique skills I leveraged, and the innovative mentoring strategies that supported and nurtured me during this transformative journey, both on a personal and professional level.
My presentation will focus on three key aspects of this transition. First, I’d like to highlight the transferable skills that a Sports Scientist can bring to the world of finance and agile coaching, such as communication, adaptability, empathy and resilience. Therefore crossing the chasm between two different disciplines, using similar skillsets.
Secondly, I will outline the adapted training program, that facilitated the development of my technical and financial acumen – crossing the chasm on an hard skill and more specific industry level.
Thirdly, I would like to discuss the supportive mentorship, that fostered my growth as an agile coach, enabling me to break through traditional barriers and excel in a male-dominated field.
I want my story, to inspire and empower the audience to recognize the potential of diverse skill sets and backgrounds, and to encourage initiative, individuality and creativity. But also to underpin the importance of open-minded mentorships, that focus on encouragement, support, playing to the mentees strengths, fostering inclusivity and celebrating success in traditional settings, such as the finance domain.
I want to show that it is possibilities for individuals from all walks of life to thrive as a female in a male-dominated profession.