If you are one of our members or even just a consistent reader/supporter of the League, you will be familiar with one of our newer programs, In the Vault. Our In the Vault program offers individuals “a safe place to ask candid questions.” These questions range from sticky workplace situations, uncomfortable dilemmas, and difficult conversations to advice on career progression and pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. When facing tough decisions, an outside opinion can make all the difference in revealing new truths to ourselves.
Our goal in creating In the Vault with Sophia Confidential was to provide a safe space for professionals (of all levels) to ask those candid questions we might otherwise hesitate to share. Additionally, we hope we have created a place for honest and beneficial answers by creating a place for honest and transparent questions. Because, as evident by this newer program, we believe seeking advice is a healthy step in working through difficult or uncomfortable situations. And we all know as working professionals, and even more explicitly working professionals in the international education field, complex or uncomfortable problems can arise. Honestly, this is almost unavoidable in any professional capacity.
The beauty of seeking outside counsel for a problematic situation is that new perspectives and ideas can help force us out of the same mental ruts we tend to fall back into repeatedly. Self-doubt, negative self-talk, and habits that no longer serve us can run rampant if not checked. Asking for advice and actively seeking the opinion of someone outside the situation can help us break out of these tricky traps, help us feel less isolated in dealing with the problem, and can help foster progress. Progress that might be desperately needed.
We hope the next time you find yourself in a challenging situation and are unsure of what to do, you practice the step of seeking outside advice. Maybe even more specifically, seeking the outside advice of our dear Sophia Confidential… we know she can’t wait to help advise on whatever dilemma you might throw at her! To read some of her past responses, visit here. To go ahead and submit your candid question in pursuit of a candid answer, visit here.
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