003: Three Steps to Healthy Boundaries at Work with Jill Griffin, Career Strategist & Executive Coach

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Are you overwhelmed at work? Do you have a never-ending pile of work you can’t seem to accomplish? You’re not alone. With the constant chatter of quiet and quick quitting, people are rallying against overwork and jobs where they don’t feel valued. But many are grinding through the day to day feeling exhausted, draining our wellbeing along with it.

But what if work doesn’t have to be that way? Career Strategist, Jill Griffin, shares her steps to boundary setting for the career success you want (however you define it for yourself). She walks us through what boundary setting is and what it’s not, what it can look like, and how she recommends understanding what you need before you start. Jill also shares her story of traumatic brain injury (TBI), how she recovered, and became the hero of her own journey.

Key Highlights:
  • Jill got fired for using the career counselor (the counselor was reporting what she said back to the company). 
  • Jill’s take on quiet quitting – it’s a force of resistance saying, “that’s all I’m going to do”. She challenges us to focus on where we’re going, purposely picking, and consciously deciding. Pull back and think why you’re quiet quitting.
  • 1st step (to setting boundaries): Start with clarity on your non-negotiables
  • 2nd step (to setting boundaries): Getting clear with certainty – know your strengths and uniqueness. Lean into these more and stop fixing what you’re not good at. Know your values – are they reciprocated by the people who matter? Do you need them to be reciprocated? 
  • 3rd step (to setting boundaries) – Understand your beliefs: are the beliefs you have still serving you?
  • What does setting a boundary look like? Pause and write down your thoughts to separate the story from fact (what were the words that were actually said and how do you want to respond?). 
  • Name your boundary and stop talking. Do not fill the silence and negotiate against yourself. You get to choose at every step of the way. 
  • Setting boundaries doesn’t have to be confrontational. You can set a boundary and still get the request done but on your terms.
  • Do you like your results by saying no? When you like your result, there’s not a problem.
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Full Bio:

Jill Griffin’s executive career coaching, strategy and innovation has generated multi-millions in revenue for the world’s largest agencies, start-ups and well-known brands.

For 20+ years her approach to busting through the BS (which stands for belief systems) and building a culture from the strengths of both the team and leadership is responsible for creating repeated and consistent results. She has worked with the brands we all know and look up to including: Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Samsung, Mondelez, and Honda. Advertising Age recognized Jill as one of the “25 Women to Watch”, and she was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Content Marketing” by NewsCred. She’s also a two-time winner of AdWeek-Mediaweek’s Media Plan of the Year.

As a founding member of 212, NY’s Digital Advertising Club, Jill was a recent visionary award recipient along with the other founding members.

She’s written for HuffPost, Fast Company, Metro, and elsewhere. I have appeared on the Worklife Podcast with Adam Grant. Jill has been quoted by leading media outlets like AdWeek, Advertising Age, Forrester Research, The New York Times, Newscred, Newsday, MediaPost, MediaWeek, Departures, and The Wall Street Journal.

Whether she’s working with startups, thought leaders, or renowned global organizations, Jill has sat on all sides of the table. She is able to blend cultures and help people feel understood while up-leveling their performance regardless of the environment.

Jill’s experience as an Executive Coach and a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach has helped hundreds of clients amplify their strengths, increase visibility, create career clarity, and design a bigger and brighter future.