In the article, Talent Development Professionals are Moment Makers, we learn that regardless of role – whether stand up trainer, instructional designer, coach, performance consultant, CTDO, or other – every talent development professional can intentionally create moments of insight and connection for learners.
And of course, every talent development practitioner has their own mental scrapbook of defining moments that have informed and shaped them personally and professionally.
There are key career moments that create clarity of purpose and focus, alter the trajectory of work, and influence accomplishments. Some moments are significant only in retrospect when, in reflection, we can see how that meeting, or failure, or success, or opportunity created a cascade of events and opportunities we could have never imagined.
When was your last career moment? How did it impact your professional development path? How did it make you feel? Share your story with the field to inspire your peers to discover their next career moment.
Now, think about the collective impact of your own career moments. They determine how you'll be spending the coming weeks, months and years and leave a lasting mark on your career. Just like intentionality can be brought to your work in designing moments that create an optimal learner experience, you can be intentional about recognizing “those occasions worthy of investment*” for your own career and future. Share your story below:
*quoted from The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath.