GrowCFO Show

GrowCFO Show

#95 How to Make the Best Decision for You and Your Organisation with Catherine Clark Head of Mentoring at GrowCFO

August 16, 2022

Are you in control of your own life, or are the demands of all the other things around you taking over? Too much pressure at work to have a personal life? Perhaps you aren't feeling fulfilled? If any of that describes you then it's time to take control back and make decisions that benefit you and not just your organisation. In this episode, Catherine Clark joins us to talk about the importance of making the right decisions for your own wellbeing. She draws on both her own personal experience as a CFO and the situations she comes across every week when she is mentoring other finance leaders.

If you aren't happy with where you are right now it's time to do something about it and take action. Catherine has some great advice to offer about how to find out what you really want and then take the right steps to get there. We talk about the importance of having the right mindset, and the importance of stepping forward even when there might be fear and uncertainty.

This is the third episode in a mini-series looking at your well-being. In the previous two episodes, we've looked at resilience with Leanne Spencer and self-awareness with Susana Serrano-Davey.


Mentoring at GrowCFO with Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark on LinkedIn

Kevin Appleby on LinkedIn

Susan Jeffers - Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action on Amazon UK and Amazon US


01:50 Are you feeling dissatisfied?

03:14 Getting in touch with your feelings

04:00 Go with your gut and your subconscious mind

06:03 Having the right people around you to support you

08:40 Some examples of situations people find themselves in

10:17 The decision isn't about moving on and changing job

12:01 The mindset shift that's needed

14:52 The fear of change, doing things differently, making a mistake

15:50 What do you need to stop doing? start doing? continue doing?

16:15 What do you want?

17:16 Overwhelm

18:12 Feel the fear and do it anyway

20:33 Where do you want to be in 3 years' time?

23:15 Do you stay? Do you move on?

24:50 You can't lose, just make a decision!

27:06 What do you do after you make a decision?

29:32 Some practical exercises you can do right now