Are you a Leader aspiring to be a CXO? then this article is for you. Congratulations on reaching where you are in your journey. You are now poised to take that leap into the executive level, but as you may know, a corporate career is like a pyramid, and it keeps getting narrower as you move up.

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Everyone at your level has an education, works hard and is aspiring to get to the next level. So, what is going to separate you from the rest?

You need a partner to guide you in your ascent to reach the pinnacle of your career. Someone who has climbed the corporate ladder and been a CXO himself. Someone who can help you with your blind spots and get you there quicker, so you avoid making mistakes. As a former CXO, professionally certified (ICF-PCC) and John Mattone (coach to Steve Jobs) certified executive coach, I have helped thousands across the world and can help you too.

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What is the colour of your Global CXO career parachute ?

As you ambitiously climb the corporate ladder, the pursuit of meaningful work and career success becomes a balancing act of skill, passion, and opportunity. “What Colour is Your Parachute? 2021” by Richard N. Bolles is a timeless resource, to guide professionals in their quest for career fulfilment. For Future CXOs, the book’s principles offer a roadmap to navigating your journey with purpose and clarity. Let’s explore how this can shape your ascent to the C-suite.

Finding Your Leadership ‘Parachute’ Colour:

The core premise of Bolles’s work is to identify what you love doing and find places that need people like you. As a Global CXO Coach, I see this as a call to align your personal values and strengths with your professional path, ensuring that your move into the C-suite is not only a step up but also a step toward greater fulfillment.


Direct Career Advice:

Self-Inventory: Conduct a thorough assessment of your skills, interests, and values. This introspection is key to understanding what kind of leadership roles will be most fulfilling for you.

Value Alignment: Seek out organisations and roles that resonate with your core values. As a leader, you’ll be most effective and fulfilled when your work mirrors your beliefs. Crafting a Personal Mission Statement: In your journey to the C-suite, a personal mission statement can serve as your north star, keeping your goals and actions aligned with your core purpose.

Direct Career Advice:

Articulate Your Mission: Develop a clear and concise personal mission statement that encapsulates your leadership philosophy and career aspirations.

Guided Decision-Making: Use this mission statement to guide your career choices and ensure that each step on the ladder is consistent with your overall objectives.


Navigating the Job Market with Precision:

“What Colour is Your Parachute?” emphasises a strategic approach to job hunting that is equally applicable to leadership progression. Conducting informational interviews and networking strategically to uncover opportunities that may not be publicly advertised.

Direct Career Advice:

Informational Interviews: Conduct interviews with current CXOs to gain insights into the demands and rewards of C-suite roles.

Strategic Networking: Cultivate a network that includes influencers and decision-makers in your industry to stay informed about upcoming executive opportunities.

The Importance of Adaptability and Continuous Learning: Adaptability and continuous learning in career success is evergreen advice. These traits are particularly vital for leaders in transition, as the journey to the C-suite often requires navigating complex and changing organisational landscapes.

Direct Career Advice:

Embrace Lifelong Learning: Commit to ongoing personal and professional development to stay ahead in an ever-evolving business world.

Adaptive Leadership: Be prepared to adjust your leadership style and strategies to meet the needs of different teams, projects, and organizational cultures.


As you pursue the path to the C-suite, let the principles of passion, alignment, strategic action, adaptability, and continuous learning guide your way to meaningful executive leadership.

You have 2 choices. If you are someone who would like to move up in your career and are getting overlooked for promotions, you can try and learn on your own whilst wasting a lot of time. Or it’s time to get yourself a strategic Global CXO coach. Someone who has been a CXO in real life and is certified globally (ICF-PCC).

If you are a leader who wants to earn more and become a CXO faster, then click here to know about my Global CXO 90-day challenge.

If you are a CXO and would like to explore areas where we can work together one on one, kindly book an appointment for a free discovery call Are you ready to define the colour of your leadership parachute and embark on a path to meaningful executive success?

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