“Win your next promotion with the strategies I used in my 24-year career to land 10 promotions”

May Busch
Former COO of Morgan Stanley Europe
and now Executive Coach, Speaker, Advisor, Author

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You’re here because you want more

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 make more of a difference and have more impact.

And, you want to have more pay every month.

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.

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!

This is your opportunity to gain the promotion insights and strategies that worked for me and my clients. So, if you’re ready to put yourself in the best position to be promoted, I’m going to show you how.

How to Get Promoted 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.

Each module covers one of the 5 Ps of Promotion™ and is available on-demand 24/7, so you can go through the Masterclass at your own pace and have it available whenever you wish to go through the material again later.

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.

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Success Stories

I used the How to Get Promoted course to plan for my promotion and I got promoted in January from a Manager to Assistant Vice President. I am even identified as a ‘high potential'.” – Patricia

The How to Get Promoted Masterclass helped me get a more senior role. Instead of getting the promotion in my team, I got a promotion at another company. It provides a framework and language for promotions or job search, and you can use it again and again.” – SuiLin

The Masterclass helped me win a new position. I was successful in my job interview and will start in the new position in a few weeks. I feel going through the information in the modules was a great primer for the interview.” – Chris

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Bonus 1

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.

How to Talk to Senior Managers About Your Promotion 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!

$197 Value

Bonus 2

What It Really Takes to Get Promoted – Insights from Decision-Makers

The most important conversations about you and your promotion happen behind closed doors where decision-makers and influencers can speak frankly. It’s also where the decisions are made.

Imagine knowing exactly how decision-makers think, what they’re looking for and what it really takes to get promoted. Not just the sanitized version that’s gone through 10 rounds of revisions before landing in the employee handbook!

In this series of exclusive interviews with six top executives from a variety of industries and functions, you’ll learn the inside story straight from senior decision-makers.

You’ll discover:

  • What they look for in a promotion candidate
  • What gets discussed behind closed doors
  • What could derail a candidate from getting promoted
  • What they would work on and pay attention to in your shoes
  • And much more

$497 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 Masterclass 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 Masterclass is NOT for you if:

  • Your promotion is coming up soon (for example, if decisions are being made in the next 4-6 weeks), so there’s little time to use the strategies in the Masterclass.
  • You’re indifferent as to whether or not you get a promotion and don’t care enough to do the work.
  • You’re not willing to have conversations with senior managers, even with proven scripts to help you have them comfortably.
  • Promotion decisions in your organization are based purely on seniority and there’s nothing you or your managers can do to influence the outcomes.

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

  • You’re feeling stressed about your promotion or worry that others will get promoted ahead of you.
  • You have a milestone promotion coming up and don’t want to leave anything to chance.
  • You’ve been passed over for promotion and want to have a proven plan this time.
  • Your promotion is coming up in the next 12-18 months, so you have time to use the strategies in the program.
  • You’re serious about going after a promotion and you want to make sure you’re doing everything possible to succeed.
  • You’re in a corporate, higher education (staff roles) or non-profit organization where promotions are not based solely on how long you’ve been there.

The bottom line is that people promote people, and the How to Get Promoted Masterclass provides you with proven strategies to connect with and influence people no matter what jobs or sectors they’re in.

Common Questions

When does How to Get Promoted Masterclass run?

The modules are available on-demand immediately after you sign up, so you can start the Masterclass straight away.

Each of the five modules consists of a series of short videos that add up to about 90 minutes. You can go through them at your own pace and come back to them as often as you want. The entire Masterclass is around seven and a half hours.

How do I access the Masterclass?

After you sign up, you’ll get an email with your log-in credentials to access the modules in our members-only platform.

You can access the Masterclass on your desktop computer, tablet or smartphone wherever you have an Internet connection.

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

You have lifetime access to the entire Masterclass. This means you can go through the modules at your convenience and when you’re able.

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

You get:

  1. How to Get Promoted Masterclass
    • 5 on-demand modules covering the proven framework for landing promotions
    • Lifetime access to the modules in video and audio formats
    • Downloadable transcripts and worksheets so you can learn anywhere, anytime
  2. Bonuses
    • How to Talk to Senior Managers About Your Promotion, including word-for-word scripts ($197 value)
    • What it Really Takes to Get Promoted: Insights from Decision-Makers interview series ($497 value)

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