Episode #90 – Maximizing 1-on-1 Meetings : Octavia Goredema

Today’s guest is Octavia Goredema, career coach and author of “Prep, Push, Pivot.” Teresa and Octavia discuss how to make the most of one-on-one meetings with your boss.

They discuss how to plan and make sure you’re getting the most out of the one-on-one time to ensure your future.

Here are the steps to maximize your time :

  • 1. Work with your manager to determine how the agenda for your meetings will be created and reflect on your priorities and professional development goals.  
  • 2. During your meetings, use your body language to underscore your words and your actions.  
  • 3. Be a good listener, embrace feedback, and default to solving problems.  
  • 4. Use your time after your one-on-ones to consider areas where you can focus, adapt, or make improvements moving forward.  

To connect with Octavia : octaviagoredema.com

Your manager needs to know what your long-term goals are

Octavia Goredema

Episode Timeline

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:24Planning for your meeting 12:33Break and Public Service Announcement 12:58Steps to ensuring a great meeting 21:23Teresa’s Closing Remarks

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Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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