On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Sarah Cannistra is Andy’s guest. She is an LandD and career executive coach and founder of The Overnight Trainer, specializing in helping aspiring and existing LandD professionals create and build the LandD career of their dreams. Since beginning her career in LandD over a decade ago, she’s created hundreds of learning and development programs for over 5,000 learners, led the learning function for four different organizations, and hired and trained dozens of LandD professionals. Sarah Cannistra now uses what she’s learned in her career to develop the LandD careers of others. She is now a career coach specializing in helping learning and development professionals get the best job and accelerate their career success as well as a consultant.
In this interview, you’ll hear:
Sarah Cannistra’s advice for people looking to move into learning and development from a different career path and how to carve out your own niche in the LandD space.
Why attaining certifications is such a personal decision and how you can evaluate whether they’re right for you or not.
How you can begin to set yourself up for success once you begin your career in LandD.
Sarah Cannistra’s advice for using your network to help further your future success.
Why talking to people in different roles can help you explore what you want your niche to be.
How she assists people who are already in senior positions to continue to grow in their roles.
Her recommendation for having your role and LandD as a whole be seen as strategically important to your organization.
Why you need to narrow down your job search to match your skillset and your niche.