January 5, 2021

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Professional Success is Never a Straight Path: Tips for Overcoming Obstacles

Professional Success is Never A Straight Path

Do you remember being in high school and dreaming of your career, profession, and your future success?

I have found the path of professional success to be a winding road. It has been a path of ups and downs? What about you? Did you hit the jackpot with your career and landed that dream job and the ideal work environment, partner, or professional colleagues?

For me and most of my clients that has not been the case. We met obstacles on the way but we kept going on and we sometimes stumbled but kept our eyes on the prize, with the knowledge that you had to work to make your career success a reality.

After 24 years of supporting clients in the corporate arena, I have not met one who had an easy path or had not met with obstacles they had to overcome. As we going into 2021, I want to encourage you to think of your career, work relationships, and professional brand as something you have to keep working at.

Professional Success is Never A Straight Path

Surprisingly, you may need the right support or help to make it there faster. At Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., we help mid-career professionals who are struggling with difficult work relationships and situations that seem to be an obstacle to their professional success.

Our clients come to us because they are smart, focused, and ready to take on the challenges ahead of them and to get the right support and expertise to make doing so easier. What challenges are you facing in 2021 in these areas? Let us know how we can help you move the needle more in your direction.

Start your year off right. Give yourself a boost in the professional arm with over 24 years of experience and development to help you navigate the professional terrain and let this be a straighter line up the path to professional success.

Here are some action items to get you started Listen to my podcast and complete the to-do list below.



  1. Identify two obstacles to your professional success
  2. List two steps you can take to address those obstacles
  3. Identify two people who could offer advice, help, coaching, or support to you
  4. Pick-up the phone and ask them for help now!

To Your Wellness,

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Coach, Mediator, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, and Thought Leader of the groundbreaking Well-being Intelligence Curriculum. With a career spanning over 27 years as a Conflict Analyst, Professional Trainer, University Lecturer, and Master Certified Coach, Joyce helps organizations solve difficult challenges and transition into psychologically safe workspaces that promotes inclusiveness and well-being. As President and CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., she has designed transformative training sessions and curricula for her clients, as well as some offered exclusively through her company, such as the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and an ICF Approved Coach Training program. She can be reached at https://interpersonalwellness.com

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