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WOW Them in Your New Job!
(and reduce your Overwhelm)

...It's easier than you'd expect




An invaluable self-coaching workbook, written by
Sue Edwards, leadership coach & onboarding specialist.

More than 40 pages chock full of valuable tips and reflection exercises to help you reduce your overwhelm and thrive in your new role.

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Wow Them in Your New Job - Workbook, by Sue Edwards, Onboarding Expert

If you are like most successful people I know who have a great track record in their careers and have just landed the perfect new job… you are filled with a mix of emotions.

On the one hand…
• You’re excited about the new opportunity and chance to prove your worth.
• You’re up for the challenge and opportunity to learn in this new role.
• You are intrigued by the people with whom you’ll be working.
• You like what you’ve seen of the organization culture.

At the same time, many of you are secretly saying to yourself…

• Yike! I’ve sold myself into a job that’s more than I can do. I’m sure I’m going to fail.
I’ve got way too much to do to get up to speed and do my job. I’ll never be able to get it all done!
• Oh dear! They’re going to find out that I don’t know as much as I’ve told them I know.
• My new direct reports are depending on me and I don’t know what I’m doing or how to help them.
• I have no supporters where I’m going. I’ll be alone.
• This place might not really be like they’ve been saying it is and I might be miserable in the new culture.
• I may have made a mistake in choosing this job and yet the change is causing so much disruption to my family that I can’t go back now—I may be stuck.
I have no one to tell how scared I am and I have to keep my game face on… everywhere.

If this sounds like you, then congratulations; not only have you landed a challenging and exciting new job, but you are human too! This workbook was written for those of us who are human—filled with ambition and eagerness to learn, as well as having very real fears and human frailties.

There are many excellent leadership books available that are written about the onboarding timeframe and ideas for ensuring success—both for the new leader and for the organization itself. Unfortunately; it’s my experience that most leaders are simply unable to take enough time to absorb this material once they are already in the thick of transition. My clients have taught me that it is valuable for them to stop and take some time to reflect on their own learning but that an overload of new information—on top of what they are ploughing through about their new role and environment—is simply not practical.

This workbook has been designed to give you “small bites” of input followed by questions to guide your own self-reflection.

YES, I want to Wow Them in my New Job!


The subtitle of this Workbook is It’s Easier Than You Think because time and again in my research, I found that what new hires think they need to demonstrate in their first 90 days is very different from what the leaders of the hiring organization are saying.

People make it tougher on themselves than it needs to be. The expectations they place on themselves to create significant early wins, to transform organizations and turn around businesses are simply not what the organization is typically actually expecting in the first 3 months.

I’m eager to help you to shift from overwhelm, where you are acting on impulse and guided by what you think you need to demonstrate to your new organization, to feeling confident that you can…
1. take the time to listen
2. develop relationships
3. ask for help
4. be yourself
5. look after yourself.

And when you do these things… you will have successfully “Cleared the 90-Day Hurdle”, wowed them at work and reduced your overwhelm.

I look forward to joining you in this journey!

Sue Edwards PCC, CHRP
President, Development By Design
Sue Edwards photo She is a graduate of Corporate Coach U and has received her Professional Certified Coach accreditation from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is a member of the ICF, the ICF-GTA Chapter, the Hamilton & Area Coaches Association, the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, the Company of Women and the Women’s Ecommerce Association, International. Sue is a graduate of the co-op program in Industrial Psychology at the University of Waterloo and has completed a number of MBA courses at Dalhousie University. She has also achieved her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Sue is qualified to administer numerous assessments, including: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Thomas International (DISC) Personal Profile, Personal Coaching Styles Inventory and Benchmarks®.

Sue is the author of 'Congratulations, You're Hired! A Coach's Guide to Ensuring a Successful Transition', a book produced exclusively for candidates placed by Lock & Associates, a Canadian-wide recruitment firm. Also, Sue is a contributing author to 'Leadership Gurus Speak Out!' and 'Awakening the Workplace II'.  She has been interviewed on CTV’s Canada AM, Canada’s most-watched morning program, and profiled in the National Post and West of the City magazine. She is a featured "Ask the Expert" columnist for the Company of Women and writes a regular column on leadership and career issues for a National recruitment firm. She is currently authoring a self-coaching workbook for public distribution to support individuals moving into new organizations. Sue is an international conference speaker.

Yes, Sue show me how to

Wow Them in my New Job!

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