I learned about the engineering design process – rapidly prototyping, testing, and continuously improving designs – through my work in the aerospace industry and with STEM education non-profits.
But I learned from the engineering design process how to be a more authentic, balanced leader. As someone who strives for excellence in all facets of my life, I can be prone to analysis paralysis. However, the engineering design process has helped me develop a growth rather than fixed mindset in pursuing new challenges and opportunities in my career.
For nearly five years, I've demonstrated consistently high performance and growth in my career. Each "step" in the chart below reflects a successively higher level of responsibility, expertise, and expectations required of a more advanced role—from entry-level analyst to mid-career strategist and project manager.