Andrea Clarke is a former Washington, D.C. news correspondent and international aid worker, now helping women reach their potential with her "Communicating With Authority" training sessions.
I recently took a quick poll in a circle of professional women that alarmed me greatly. My question was simple but confronting. Let me ask you the same one. Do you believe that you are truly thriving in your career? Not just surviving, but thriving. Women across the corporate world routinely tell me that while they are highly productive and successful, they are not reaching their potential—simply because they don’t feel confident and in control. I’ve been forced to ask myself this question repeatedly throughout my working life and have identified five running themes that have helped me build confidence ahead of major transitions, and kept me in charge of my own career path.
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