How to Get Promoted Program

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“The results that I got were amazing! I got promoted within a year, and after a month and a half I’m being considered for another promotion. This was really valuable for me and for my career.”

– Mariana L.

You’re here because you want more

You want to be more valued at work.

You want more recognition for all your hard work, sacrifices and value you bring.

You want more respect from colleagues and clients, and to be taken more seriously.

You want to have more impact and make more of a difference.

And, you want to have more pay every month to enjoy more luxuries in life.

Getting a promotion can give you all this and more. The respect, career opportunities, impact, prestige and higher pay are just some of the benefits.

But going for a promotion can be an anxious and stressful time

There’s the anxiety of wondering, “What if I’m missing something? What if I don’t get promoted even though I deserve it? What if John or Jane get promoted ahead of me because they’re better at self-promotion? I’ll be so pissed off!”

And the very real worries like, “How can I get promoted when my boss hates me? When I’m not getting on the big, juicy projects? Or when my boss hogs the limelight?”

It’s also a confusing time because there’s so much conflicting advice on what to do, like “just keep doing a good job” versus “you gotta play the politics”.

Sometimes the well-meaning advice you get can be clear as mud. Like the time my boss told me I needed to be more of an “impact player”. What does that mean exactly? Being a “nice Chinese girl”, it sounded like I needed a personality transplant. Help!

And the thought of having conversations with senior managers about your promotion can feel intimidating. You don’t want to screw it up or sound like an idiot and leave a bad impression.

On top of all this, you have a million and one things on your evergrowing to-do list, so how can you make time to focus on your promotion? But the clock is ticking and you can’t leave it too late.

And in the darkest moments, you might even wonder, “What if I’m never going to get ahead in this place? I should quit if I don’t get this promotion. But then how will I pay my rent or mortgage and put food on the table?”

These are very real concerns and it’s normal to have some or all of these feelings.

So, what can you do?

Get ready to take the guesswork, worry, stress and anxiety out of getting a promotion

Hi, I’m May Busch, former COO for Morgan Stanley Europe and now executive coach, speaker, advisor and author.

I had every one of these fears during my career until I took all the time and energy I spent worrying and turned it into an action plan. I refined my plan over the years as I got promotion after promotion until it became a system and a part of the way I went about my work.

This is the system that got me promoted 10 times in my 24-year career and it’s helped my team members and coaching clients get promoted.

Now I want to share my proven system with you to help you to get promoted faster and more easily.

You don’t have to waste months and even years figuring out how to achieve all this like I did. You don’t have to feel alone with no one to turn to for proven advice. And you don’t have to go through trial and error, hoping something will work.

I’m going to take the guesswork out and show you exactly what to do and how and when to do it. And then I’m going to be here supporting you as you put your promotion plan into action.

Imagine being 100% sure you’re taking all the right steps to set yourself up for success and promotion. And doing it in a way that’s true to who you really are so you don’t need to be someone you’re not.

And with your promotion comes the public recognition of your accomplishments, the confidence of knowing you’ve arrived at the next level, the instant respect when you show your business card with your new title, and of course the higher pay so you can treat yourself or your family to the finer things in life without worrying about the budget. It’s an awesome feeling!

So if you’re ready to take action to get promoted, here’s how we can work together to get you to the next level of success.

How to Get Promoted Program

This simple, proven, step-by-step program gives you the insider insights, actionable strategies, tools and support you need to set yourself up for promotion.

Over the next 5 weeks, we’ll work together so you can:

  • Learn the steps you need to take to get promoted and create your personal plan for promotion.
  • Do the practicing and preparation with my guidance as you apply the 5 Ps of Promotion™ framework to your situation.
  • Show to your senior managers, decision-makers and influencers that you’re worth promoting as you implement your promotion plan with my guidance and support.

And you won’t be alone. All along the way, I’ll be here to support you on weekly live group coaching calls.

How to Get Promoted program consists of 2 parts:

  • Part 1: Masterclass
  • Part 2: Weekly Live Group Coaching Calls

Here’s how these two parts of the program work.

Program Part 1:
The Masterclass

The 5-module Masterclass is based on the framework I’ve used for my own promotion plans and with my team members and coaching clients. It’s called the 5 Ps of Promotion™ with the Ps standing for Process, Product, Platform, People, and Positioning.

The beauty of this framework is that each part is simple and actionable. And they build on each other to form your own plan for success.

You’ll receive immediate access to all the modules where we’ll cover the 5 Ps of Promotion™. Each module is prerecorded, so you can go through it at your own pace and have it available whenever you wish to go through the material again later.

And if you have a question on any of the modules, you can post it in the Masterclass and get my answer and advice.

By the end of the Masterclass, you’ll have a clear plan that shows you the right things to focus on at the right times to secure the promotion you deserve.

Module 1

Promotion Process

Your promotion prospects will be “hit or miss” unless you’re clear on the timeline for promotion and the milestones you need to reach. But, we’re not just talking about the dates and deadlines of the formal process.

What most people miss is that there’s an informal “process within the process” that people don’t tell you about but is hugely important. This is the insider insight you need to know about to be successful in getting your promotion, and I’m going to reveal it all to you.

Here’s what you’ll achieve in this module:

  • Create a game plan for your promotion with a timeline and milestones
  • Identify the informal criteria that can hold you back if you’re not aware
  • Learn the language and “currency” that matters most in getting promoted
  • Figure out whether you’re in a “seat” you can get promoted from

Module 2

Promotion Product

When it comes to promotion, you are the product with your own distinct package of attributes that you bring to the table.

Someone, probably your boss or your boss’ boss, will be putting together that package and presenting your case for promotion to the decision-makers. Since you won’t be in the room when the decision is made, it’s crucial to ensure that this package is as strong and accurate as possible. Most people don’t know how to do that or even that it needs to be done! That’s where this module comes in.

You’ll be able to assess how people see you as a candidate, shift their opinions where necessary, and help them make your case in the most compelling way.

Here’s what you’ll achieve in this module:

  • Get clear on your assets and liabilities when it comes to getting promoted
  • Assess where you stand on the 4 elements that make up your promotion package
  • Gain clarity on what might hold you back
  • Learn how to leverage your strengths and turn your liabilities into assets

Module 3

Promotion Platform

Your platform is your role or job. Think of it as a stage on which you perform. One that provides you with opportunities to learn, grow and show what you’re capable of.

When it comes to platforms, it’s easy to think you understand what it takes to be successful at the next level, but it’s never so straightforward. Just like it’s hard to see what’s on the next shelf above eye level until you’re higher up.

And most people miss out on opportunities to make the most of their current platform. That’s because they’re so busy doing the job that they can’t see ways to leverage the role they’re currently in to make the case for their promotion.

Both are critical steps for showing you’re able to succeed at the next level.

Here’s what you’ll achieve in this module:

  • Assess your current role and identify gaps between where you are and where you need to be to succeed in your next role
  • Learn the crucial shift you must make to succeed at the next level
  • Discover common mistakes that keep even high achievers from getting promoted

Module 4

Promotion People

People promote people. So, the more you are known to the decision-makers and influencers, the better off you will be.

But you may be several steps removed from decision-makers, your boss might be a “gatekeeper” who hogs the limelight, and you may not know how to reach those senior managers much less build a relationship with them.

Whatever challenges you’re facing, there are ways to get the right people on board for your promotion, which is essential to boosting your promotion prospects. The People module will show you how.

Here’s what you’ll achieve in this module:

  • Identify the stakeholders who matter and how to manage those relationships well
  • Create your own Career Board of Directors to enhance your promotion prospects
  • Learn how to develop relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers, build your credibility, and raise your profile in an authentic way

Module 5

Promotion Positioning

Positioning yourself means being able to make a compelling case for your promotion. This means knowing your audience as well as yourself so you can present your case in the most effective way.

This is where all the elements come together so you can start delivering on your plan, including: what you want to convey about you as a Product, which People to convey this to, how to frame the case according to the criteria that matter in the Process, and leveraging your current Platform to close any gaps and show you’re ready for promotion to the next level.

Here’s what you’ll achieve in this module:

  • Learn how to make the case for your promotion
  • Discover the 6 elements of a compelling case that makes it easy for people to say yes
  • Learn about 2 elements that are risky to rely on
  • Learn what to say and when to say it when you convey your case for promotion
  • Get 3 strategies for improving your chances of promotion

When you complete the Masterclass, you’ll come away with greater confidence from having your own promotion plan and knowing the next set of actions to take to position yourself for promotion. Plus, you’ll have actionable and proven strategies for positioning yourself in the most effective way.

Program Part 2:
Weekly Live Group Coaching Calls

These calls accompany each of the 5 modules to give you the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered and help you improve your promotion prospects.

After all, sometimes you need real-time input to make sure you’re on the right track and maybe simply to put your mind at rest that you’re doing all the right things.

So, whether you need help with your promotion plan, have a situation you need to troubleshoot, or something in between, you’ll get answers and guidance on this weekly 60-minute call.

Plus, you’ll have the chance to learn from my answers to questions from others that could help you avoid problems before they arise!

Real People, Real Results

“I got promoted within a year… and after a month and a half I’m being considered for another promotion.”

– Mariana L.

“I got promoted into a growing area of the business with a lot of room ahead to grow”

I was looking for another position where I could have more of an impact and be able to continue to grow, but I wasn’t sure how to go about doing that. The program allowed me to get that level of confidence and clarity of what I wanted to pursue.

I got promoted into a growing area of the business with great impact in the company and with a lot of room ahead of me to continue to grow. It’s like moving into a high-rise from being in a one floor apartment before.

– Anthony D.

“I’m thankful that I got promoted!”

I’m thankful that I got promoted! More importantly, I now have a repeatable framework to think strategically about my career. It’s an investment that keeps paying for itself.

– Product Lead at Google (name withheld by request)

“I’m being considered for a new position”

I was at my level for a very long time. Seeing people around me accomplishing the same things, and maybe in some cases accomplishing less, but moving up and I wasn't moving up. And I didn’t understand it. I’ve been ready for the next step for a long time. It’s just that other people hadn’t recognized that yet. It was a matter of getting other people to see it the same way.

Now there is an opportunity where a new position has opened and I’m being considered for it!

– Robert D.

“I feel a lot more confident”

The content is amazing. There’s so much stuff in there, very well laid out, and you’ll wish that you learned all that information years ago to apply it, but it’s never too late. The three main things that I learned was how to talk about myself confidently, which relationships to build to help my career, and what actions to take to propel my career forwards.

I feel a lot more confident. You can’t buy confidence, so having a good program that helps build your confidence is just amazing.

– Susie K.

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The Promotion Mindset: Set Yourself Up For Success

When it comes to your chances for promotion, your mental game is key.

In fact, your mindset is the foundation for success because it affects the way you approach people, how you come across, and how well you perform under pressure. Your mindset also determines how you’ll handle challenges and stay resilient in the face of obstacles along the promotion process.

You’ll discover:

  • Four mindset shifts you must make to set yourself for success
  • How to control your mental game under pressure
  • The single most important action for developing your promotion mindset

$495 Value

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How to Talk to Senior Managers About Your Promotion

Imagine knowing exactly what to say to senior management to come across as confident, strategic, and worthy of promotion.

This bonus guide equips you with word-for-word scripts so you know how to start the promotion conversation, talk about your accomplishments in a powerful way, and get a meeting with the right people in the first place.

You can say goodbye to those times when you wished you had the right phrases in your back pocket, or didn’t have the courage to have the conversation in the first place!

$295 Value

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How to Be Visible While Working From Home

When it comes to promotions, it’s important to give decision-makers the visibility on what you’re accomplishing, what you’re capable of, and the value you’re adding. But it’s so much harder when you’re working from home where you can’t put in the “face time”.

The good news is you still can be visible… you just have to be intentional about it.

You’ll discover:

  • 3 Steps for gaining the visibility you need to get promoted even though you’re working from home
  • Why being remote works to your advantage and how to make the most of it
  • How to raise your visibility to attract new career opportunities
  • And much more

$495 Value

Meet your Coach

May Busch

May was promoted 10 times during her 24-year career on the way to COO of Morgan Stanley Europe. Now, she's a sought-after executive coach, speaker, advisor, and author of Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage.

As an executive coach and mentor, May brings 24 years of front-line corporate experience and expertise to help professionals overcome (often hidden) obstacles, advance to the next level in their careers and reach their full potential. She’s a seasoned business executive with a passion for helping leaders be the best they can be.

Is How to Get Promoted program right for you?

While you’re the only person who can give the final answer, here are some thoughts that will help you figure that out.

This program is NOT for you if:

  • There’s not enough time left before decisions about promotions are made to use the strategies in the program.
  • You don’t care enough about your promotion to do the work.
  • You’re not willing to talk to your managers, even with proven word-for-word scripts.
  • Promotion decisions in your organization are based purely on seniority.

On the other hand, this program IS for you if:

  • You’ve been passed over for promotion and want to have a proven plan this time.
  • You have a milestone promotion coming up and don’t want to leave anything to chance.
  • You’re feeling stressed about your promotion or worry that others will get promoted ahead of you.
  • You know you’re ready but your managers don’t realize it yet.
  • You’re serious about promotion and want to do everything possible to succeed.

The bottom line is this:

People promote people, and the How to Get Promoted program provides you with proven strategies to connect with and influence other people no matter what jobs or sectors they’re in.

And I’ll also show you how to tailor your approach to suit the specifics of your situation so you come away with an actionable promotion plan that’s personal to you.

Here’s Everything You Get in This Program to Achieve Success

How to Get Promoted Masterclass
$497 Value

5 Weekly Live Group Coaching Calls
$5,000 Value

Bonus Trainings and Resources
$1,285 Value

Total value of How to Get Promoted program = $6,782.00

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What will you choose to do now?

Promotions don’t just happen.

The number of positions are fewer, the competition gets stiffer and the stakes are higher. That’s what makes it such a stressful and anxious time.

On the flip side, when you do get promoted, it’s even more worth it. The respect, career opportunities, impact, prestige and higher pay are just some of the benefits.

But just because you know you’re deserving of a promotion doesn’t mean decision-makers will see it the same way. I know because I’ve been behind closed doors with other decision-makers, deciding who gets promoted and who doesn’t.

I’ve also had 10 promotions in my 24-year career (and also missed some) and helped my team members, coaching clients, and How to Get Promoted program alumni get their promotions too.

So now, you’ve got three choices…

Option 1: Do Nothing and Hope

You could keep your head down, do an excellent job and let your work speak for itself. This works brilliantly for your first promotion or two, but after that it’s high risk.

Here’s the cold, hard truth: senior managers are too busy and focused on their own careers to notice how excellent you are unless you are proactive and do certain things to show them.

Option 2: Do It Yourself

You could go after your promotion on your own and try to find the right strategies, use trial and error to find out what works and doesn’t work.

But this takes time, which you probably don’t have, and you could get it wrong and not know until it’s too late. You might not even know that you’re doing things the wrong way.

Option 3: Go “Full Monty”

You could hire an executive coach to guide you one-on-one through the process, which can save you time and maximize your chances.

But you have to find someone with a track record who knows what they’re talking about and who you “click” with. And then there are the fees which can run into 5-figures (as in $10K plus).

My coaching clients pay me as much as $30,000 to work with me and to have me in their corner to guide them through their promotions. And I only coach 5-6 people at a time, so sometimes you can’t even get on the list.

None of these options is attractive.

Doing nothing is an obvious mistake. And hiring an executive coach is out of reach financially for most people. So you try to find the answers yourself but with mixed results because you’re too busy to do it well.

There is a fourth way.

And this is why I created the How to Get Promoted program a.k.a The “No Guesswork Needed” Option.

This program takes the guesswork out of landing a promotion and gives you the proven strategies, tools and support you need at a fraction of the cost.

Instead of feeling anxious and stressed about whether you’re doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time, you’ll have a promotion plan that’s tailored to your situation and the confidence that you’re presenting your best and most compelling case for promotion.

So, if you don’t want to keep running around in circles for years trying to figure out what it takes to get promoted, watching others get promoted ahead of you, then NOW is the time to act.

Enrollment for this year’s program won’t be open for long.

Don’t kick yourself for missing the boat and watching another year go by without making progress in your career.

Join How to Get Promoted program and let’s get your promotion!

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Common Questions

When does the How to Get Promoted program run?

You’ll have immediate access to the 5-module Masterclass and bonuses when you join today.

Each module contains a series of short videos that add up to about an hour. You can watch them at your convenience and come back to them as often as you want.

The 5 Live Group Coaching Calls will take place weekly on Zoom. The first call is on Wednesday, February 23rd and the fifth and final call will be on Wednesday, March 23rd. These calls will be recorded if you can’t attend them live.

Will there be a chance to ask questions?

Yes. That’s the whole idea! I love answering questions and helping high achievers like you, so there will be a group call for each Masterclass module. You can also email me your questions beforehand if you’re unable to be on the live call.

And you’ll be able to post your questions in the Masterclass and get my answer and advice.

I’m here to help you get promoted!

How do I access the Masterclass?

After you join the program, you’ll get an email with your login credentials to access the modules and bonuses in our members-only platform.

If I miss a live Group Call, will there be a recording?

Yes, you will receive a recording of each call. However, I encourage you to show up live as I know from experience that asking questions and learning something live will increase the chances of you implementing it. I don’t want you to just go through the content and not use it.

What if I really need this program but don’t have time right now?

You have lifetime access to the entire Masterclass, recordings of the Group Coaching Calls, and the bonuses.

So, you can join now and access all the material in the members-only website whenever you want and need to.

What exactly do I get with the How to Get Promoted program?

You get:

  1. How to Get Promoted Masterclass
    • 5 modules on my proven framework to get a promotion
    • Lifetime access to all of the recordings in video and audio formats
    • Downloadable worksheets and transcripts so you can learn anywhere, anytime
  2. 5 Live Group Coaching Calls (also recorded)
  3. Bonuses
    • The Promotion Mindset: Set Yourself Up For Success
    • How to Talk to Senior Managers About Your Promotion
    • How to Be Visible While Working From Home
Will this program be available again in the future?

Yes, but not until next year. So this is your window of opportunity to set yourself up for success if your promotion is coming up in the next 12-18 months.

When’s the deadline for enrolling?

Enrollment is closing soon. The deadline is 11:59 PM U.S. Pacific time on Monday, February 7th, 2022.