ARNA ONLINE - Article by Arianne Ritz
Kelly Van Nelson - Managing Director of Adecco Australia
What's one thing you'd tell your younger self about your getting ahead in your career?Don’t succumb to ‘Imposter Syndrome’. My constant mantra is, ‘Only you can spread your wings and fly’. I developed a steely inner strength from the knowledge that my destiny is in my own hands. I try not to let anyone clip my wings, including myself, so I face my fears head on and try to help others do the same. Willpower is the super power most needed in your kit bag to get ahead in your career and if you dig deep enough, it’s right there in abundance.
What's something you're most proud of in your career as a woman?Merging my worlds as a writer, businesswoman, and author to become one whole, authentic person. This sounds easy and somewhat ‘blue sky’ but it has taken me a lot of soul searching, coaching, and breaking down of compartmentalising walls I had built myself to accept that I’m good enough as I am and don’t have to be superwoman all the time.
What is one thing you will ask women to do this International Women's Day.There is no box to think outside of and no ceiling, the only restrictions holding you back are the ones you’ve put there. Break yourself out of your comfort zone just once this week. Do something that stretches or scares you and see what happens. It’s the only way to learn, grow, and experience new dimensions in life. And support another woman you know who is out there pushing boundaries, doing the same. There is easily enough room for more female trailblazers in the world.