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Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.

Written by: Vickie Sullivan  |  March 28, 2013

Do You Belong?

I love it when the big dawgs draw back the curtain and say, “People, here’s how it really works.”  Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg pulled no punches in this article about how to show up and get ahead.

She has a point; there are too many women who act like they don’t belong at the table they’ve been invited to.  And I don’t think it’s just women.  That’s a tempting attitude when you are showing up as a newcomer.

Confession:  when I showed up at TED last month, I was shocked when a CEO of a huge (and prominent) company agreed to a private meeting.  The newbie in me thought “Really?!”  The good news:  I got over it and quick.  What I remembered:  all of us applied and got in.  All of us belong here.


About Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.