What Does Career Fulfillment Feel Like to You?



Strategic Career Management is the lifelong process of investing resources into your career to maintain or increase your value in the workplace, undertake work that is personally satisfying, strive for work/life balance, and achieve financial security. The 3 pillars in my strategic career management framework are clarity, credibility, and congruency.

Pillar 1 Clarity:

What does a successful career look like to you?

What kind of work do you see yourself doing? What is your work schedule? What location are you working in? What kind of company are you working for or are you an entrepreneur? What is your salary? Who do you work with?

Dream big. These are the ideas in your head that lead to the goals you set for yourself.

5 Qualities of a Fulfilling Job:

  1. Growth potential
  2. Mentorship
  3. Professional development opportunities
  4. Healthy workplace culture
  5. Recognition

What does a successful career feel like to you?

Career fulfillment is a feeling you feel when you find a career that balances your interests and your skills. Career fulfillment means that all the components that are important to you are met. It means you are able to apply your talents, interests, and values to your work while also meeting your financial and personal needs.

Imagine how you will feel when you achieve the career goals you’ve set for yourself.  Immerse yourself in the feeling of that place. Visualize, meditate, and journal about that place. Go all in on pursuing that place.

REMINDER: Define social work career success on your own terms because you deserve a career that feeds your heart, mind, and wallet.

I help high-performing Women of Color in social work leadership achieve career fulfillment by getting clear on what they want, elevating their confidence, and centering their successes.

A long, successful social work leadership career that you love is possible for you and available to you. It’s time to authentically step into your power as a social work leader and trailblazer. APPLY to my On My Terms leadership coaching program to transition to your next career level with greater confidence, competence, and credibility.




Nicki Sanders, MSW, supports high-performing women of color in social work leadership in developing careers that feed their hearts, minds, and wallets. As Founder and CEO of Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, her mission is simple – to eliminate toxic workplaces by developing skilled, empathetic, and goal-oriented leaders who have the vision, support, and resources to create a culture where business prospers, and employees thrive individually and collectively. Nicki has an extensive background in nonprofit management leading high-functioning, multi-disciplinary teams, volunteer recruitment and retention, and social impact programming. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life and career aligned with her values and purpose. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.

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