Negotiate Your Career Growth

Negotiate Your Career Growth

Welcome to Negotiate Your Career Growth. I’m Jamie Lee, and I teach you how to blend the best of negotiation strategies with feminist coaching so you get promoted and better paid without burning bridges or burning out in the process.


February 16, 2024 35 mins

Cindy Gallop is a high-powered ad executive turned viral TED speaker and now a sex-tech entrepreneur who's all about destigmatizing sex *AND* having more women and women-led companies thrive financially.  

Be aware: This podcast episode may scintillate you, blow your mind open (like mine), and even upset you for its directness. 

We cuss. 

We also discuss openly and shamelessly: 

  • Women at any age can relish having (mo...
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As a woman or a minority in the workplace, if you've ever felt the heat of anger from being overlooked or underpaid... you are far from alone. 

In this riveting interview, law firm partner Carla Varriale-Barker spills the beans on how she once went "thermonuclear" after learning she was underpaid because she didn't have a "wife and mortgage" like her male colleague. 

Listen in to lear...

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Selena Rezvani is a recognized consultant, speaker, and author on leadership and self-advocacy. 

Named by Forbes “the premier expert on standing up for yourself at work,” she’s the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Quick Confidence and also wrote the award-winning Pushback and The Next Generation of Women Leaders, all about ways to make your voice heard and negotiate your needs at work. 

Selena addresses thousands of...

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Career pivots can be intimidating, but they don't have to be.  With the right tools and guidance, you can make a successful transition and get  promoted and better paid. 

In this episode, we're taking you through a real coaching session with a client who's in the midst of her career pivot. She's already getting interviews, but she's struggling to get beyond the first round. 

You'll ga...

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January 4, 2024 16 mins

Could AI chatbots become the secret weapon to acing salary negotiation? 

In this episode, we're diving into whether these tools are accurate and relevant for professionals aiming to pivot or secure a higher-paying job. 

Also, what sneaky dos and don'ts of salary negotiation might ChatGPT miss? 

Finally, with the adoption of AI growing every day, what does that mean for professionals? Are we all ...

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If leadership has felt like a "mixed bag" or like you're walking a "tightrope" as a minority at the leadership table, you are not alone. 

In this episode, I'll help you redefine leadership in a way that boosts your confidence, especially if you're the only woman or woman of color at the table. 

You'll be guided through exercises and techniques to help you get grounded so you can empower yoursel...

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Welcome to Live Coaching, a special podcast series where you'll hear real career coaching sessions where real clients get support to arrive at actionable solutions for career pivot, leadership development, and negotiation strategy.  

In this kickoff episode, you're going to hear from a client who's considering a career change after layoff. 

She wants to move on from burnout and find fulfillment in h...

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December 15, 2023 14 mins

Rewind to 8 years ago. In 2015, I joined New York Toastmasters to improve my public speaking skills, and the dream of becoming an executive coach helping women become bolder, braver, and better paid was just a glint in my eye (

As a newbie, I prepared a 7 minute speech on aligning your "guts" (mindset), "eyes" (vision), and "heart" (emotions and listening ...

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What's one thing you'd do if self-doubt couldn't hold you back in 2024? 

Would you put your hand up for the promotion, the speaking opportunity, the face-to-face time with leaders you trust and admire? 

And what might it be like if you experienced zero guilt about achieving all the growth and success you wanted in your career? 

What often holds women back from taking action is socialized se...

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This interview with Shira Miller will get you fired up and inspired to own your value and go for your goals. 

Shira is a multi-hyphenate: Chief Communications Officer at a multi-billion dollar company, as well as a coach, author and two time TEDx speaker. 

This is a MUST listen, if you

  • Want the REAL REAL secret to balancing your entrepreneurial dreams with a big career
  • Want the inside scoop on how to advocate fo...
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The better known you are, the higher your perceived value. With higher perceived value, you have greater negotiation leverage. 

So, how can smart women professionals become more visible, better known, and recognized as thought leaders in a way that helps them negotiate with confidence? 

This is the question that we address in this episode, featuring Annie Pace Scranton, Founder and CEO of Pace Public Relations, a ...

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October 26, 2023 58 mins

In this episode, I'm sharing an excerpt from my recent live workshop: How to Ace Your End-of-Year Review. 

(Please note the live role-play portion of the workshop has been edited out to protect the volunteers.) 

You'll learn: 

  • Why it matters to frame your self-advocacy as an act of service that benefits both you and your organization 
  • What to say and in what order, when you use proven negotiation strat...
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October 17, 2023 17 mins

There's at least 50+ things you can negotiate in your career beyond starting salary, spanning from equity compensation to getting paid out unused and accrued PTO.

To help you brainstorm and strategize for success, I've compiled a list with links to free articles and resources.

Get it here: 50+ Things You Can Negotiate


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In this episode, I'm joined  by Sade Curry, Dating Coach for Divorced Women and host of the Dating after Divorce podcast. 

Sade is certified in trauma coaching, feminist, and general life and relationship coaching. Her coaching philosophy is to help women succeed by practicing personal leadership and autonomy in their life, work and relationships. 

We discussed: 

  • The importance of reclaiming one's sel...
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Maggie is my own mentor and coach who helped me become a more confident, loving, and self-assured partner in 2020 (amidst the maddening cabin-fever of COVID-19 lockdown, nonetheless).

The concepts she taught me then not only improved my relationships by 10 fold, they helped me become better at teaching negotiation skills to ambitious mid-career women. 

That's why I'm so delighted to share this interview ...

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What's the worst that can happen if you negotiate as a woman in the workplace? 

Getting escorted out by building security is probably NOT something you'd have imagined, but that's exactly what happened to my guest Kathryn Valentine. 

But she didn't stop there. 

Kathryn turned her "epic fail," a crash course in gender backlash into a thriving consultancy where she now helps co...

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Women's voices have routinely been silenced, criticized and diminished in the workplace due to sexism.

How can we use our voice and speak with confidence, so we can be most effective in self-advocacy?

To answer this question, I interviewed my colleague Emily Jeanne Brown of OnVoice Coaching and Consulting.

In this episode you'll learn: 

  • What embodied voice is, and how you can speak with mo...
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Looking for a job? Looking to negotiate a job offer?

If you're a yes to either one, this interview with professional career counselor and coach Emily K. Frank is a must listen.

We discuss salary negotiation strategies and tips for job seekers. Emily provides practical advice on researching market rates, talking to recruiters, using keywords in resumes, and articulating your value to employers so you can max...

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You want to grow your negotiating power, so you can have more purchasing power, the power to make decisions in your career, and the power to have your voice heard at the decision making table. 

But what IS power, anyways? And how can you have more of the type of power that will be most effective for your situation? 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Why professional women feel powerless and how it's not th...
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You don't need to overwork to get promoted as a woman in the workplace.

Neither do you have to bend over backwards to make sure everyone else is comfortable and happy, while you feel frustrated and resentful in your career.

You can equip yourself with simple, actionable negotiation strategies to improve your perceived value and make confident requests that get you on the growth track faster, not later.

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