ABOUT ELEVATE ME
Introducing Elevate Me, a purpose-driven business founded on the vision of the emergence of a new kind of evolutionary leader. Elevate Me has a mission of helping these leaders to build the skills to thrive in career and life so they can make their unique impact in the world. It is built on the vision of women leading this emergence and creating positive change in their careers, lives and the world around them by shifting how we view and plan for success and in the type of impact we make through our work.
Elevate Me supports the transition from the old and stepping up into the new. It supports the creation of a better success model, for peak performance, wellbeing and a thriving life. It is for the woman who is ready to take control of creating the future she wants. It is about her emergence as her authentic best self, and as an evolutionary leader. A self-aware, self-confident woman who knows her unique genius and personal brand and is ready to be true to herself, her values and her purpose so she can create her own impact on the world around her.
It is for the woman who knows it is time to reconnect with herself again after the stepping back years of raising a family and of juggling roles and responsibilities. For the woman who knows that it is time to shift her focus from looking after everyone else’s needs to meeting her own. It is here to help her to reignite her inner fire again and to chart a more fulfilling and personally rewarding path to her own peak performance, career success and a thriving life.
Elevate Me is here to help her to disentangle her sense of self from her past roles and responsibilities so she can reclaim her own self-identity. So she can regain her vision for the future and reignite her passion and drive. Elevate Me is here to help her identify what she needs in order to perform at her peak. And to support her to build a strategy to reclaim her career ground without sacrificing her wellbeing and the things that are really important to her. It is here to help her to move her career and life from average to thriving.
It supports women in the transition from technical to leadership roles and those who want to proactively plan their future so they can be future-ready. Ready to adapt and reinvent themselves to stay relevant. To see possibilities and create opportunities. It equips career women with the insights they need to embrace their natural strengths, leadership talent and emotional intelligence to succeed in their work and to create a blueprint for the life they love.
Elevate Me is for the woman who has had some success already, but is yearning for something more. Because it may have come at a cost to her wellbeing and there is still a void to fill so that she can create a life she wants to live to be truly happy. It is for the woman who wants to succeed by being true to herself and not to end up feeling that she’s living someone else’s life. Because she knows there’s more to her and she’s ready to step up and create something better.
WHY ELEVATE ME?
Chances are, if you’re like most women, you know that something’s missing, that you’re unfulfilled and not entirely happy. And you want more out of life. I created Elevate Me to show you that it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a better way.
Because as women, we have different needs and we face different challenges to men. We’re conditioned differently. We juggle different roles and responsibilities. We step back in our careers to raise a family and we lose career ground. Our self-identity becomes entangled in those roles and responsibilities and we become disconnected with ourselves and our needs. And we so often don’t back ourselves up. We develop limited perceptions of who we are and underestimate ourselves. We’re hard on ourselves when it comes to self-confidence and self-promotion. It’s too easy to fall into a trap of dysfunctional living and to sacrifice our wellbeing and the things that really matter to us.
It’s time to turn things around and change the way we look at our lives and careers.
Why? Because it’s not a good way to live. And because the world is changing rapidly and it’s putting us under constant stress. Studies show that 70% of us are somewhere between functioning and flailing when it comes to our wellbeing. Never before have we seen as much stress, anxiety and feelings of uncertainty as we do today.
It’s time to take control of shaping a better way to live. Elevate Me was created for the woman who wants to be authentic and confident to be herself, to help her know her value and her unique genius. So she knows what her best looks like. So she’s clear on her strengths, needs, values and on her self-identity. To guide her to do the groundwork. To help her take the time to reconnect with who she really is.
My program helps her disentangle her self-identity and self-worth from the past. So she can see beyond the trappings of her previous roles and responsibilities and is clear on her true North and her worth. So her self-identity is not tied to her past roles, but to her own personal brand.
Elevate Me helps the evolutionary woman identify her drivers, strengths and capabilities to help her stay agile and future-ready. So she can redefine and reinvent herself and proactively chart her own career path, rather than leaving it to chance, or to someone else.
Elevate Me is for the woman who is ready to bring wellbeing and whole-of-life quality and enjoyment back into her success model. Because she’s ready to function at her peak and she’s ready to create the life she loves. So her work is driven by her values and has more meaning and so she can make a greater impact on the world around her.
The driving force behind Elevate Me is built on my many years of experience as a career-woman. It draws on my experience in diverse organisations and roles and on knowing what it takes to succeed in varied and male-dominated industries.
You could say I’ve spent the last 30 years researching the challenges career-women face and have come through on the other end after redefining myself and making my own career transitions. Across industries. From technical to leadership. Shifting my focus from bottom-line to the bigger picture and ultimately to people. Because at the end of the day, in my view, it’s all about people making the bigger picture possible. And self-actualised women, tapping into their best strengths, values and genius and leading positive change create a better bigger picture.
I’ve also learned the importance of career health and why we need to create a whole of life version of success. And why we need to bring our focus back to our wellbeing in order to thrive and do our best work. This is especially true for women. Because it’s so easy to lose ourselves in the rat race and to lose sight of the things that really matter to us and end up feeling empty, unfulfilled and unhappy.
I’ve been there myself. I have found that the harsh male career success model just isn’t working well for women. Yes, it’s possible to succeed, but it often comes at a high cost, both to men and women.
Chasing someone else’s meaningless goals on someone else’s terms just causes women unnecessary stress and anxiety. Because so often it boxes us into playing roles, masking our true feelings, adapting to someone else’s values and achieving results that are personally meaningless and unfulfilling. And which sometimes make us go against our values and the grain of who we are.
On my journey, I realised that being authentic to myself, my values and my bigger vision meant putting people first, ahead of numbers. And I realised that sometimes change needs to happen outside the influence of organisations. That is why I chose to work with individuals directly. In this way, I’m not compromised by having to tow the company line, so we can focus on what the individual needs in order to thrive. I’ve found my way out of the maze. I’ve found the tools and resources needed to make the transition and want to help others to find their own path too.
Hi, I’m Nada Matijevic. I’m a Career Development and Transition Practitioner and the founder of Elevate Me. I support women in leadership, senior career, professional and business women to step up into their peak potential. It’s my passion to help women get clear on what they really want and to help them develop the vision to chart a path and make their own transitions into a more thriving career and life. Transition and positive change is my specialty.
I’m certified as an MBTI Step I & II Facilitator and in Strong Interest Inventory Assessment, and am a member of the Career Development Association of Australia. Over the years I have pursued my passion for human development and invested heavily in my ongoing personal and professional development. I’m also Bachelor of Business qualified and have been a member of CPA Australia for over 30 years. This gives me the ability to provide a valuable coaching experience to other professional career women, especially those transitioning from technical to leadership.
I’ve gathered some of the most effective and well-researched psychological, personality and career profiling tools in the world and combine them with my insights and experience for a powerful coaching experience. I combine my naturally creative right brain signature strengths with my left-brain analytical skills. To see things from a new perspective, see potential and possibilities and apply the strategic thinking of a career in finance, management and leadership to provide personally tailored solutions to help senior career women build their own career/life blueprints for a more thriving life.
THE DESIGNED TO THRIVE PROGRAM
And I’ve designed a Program, especially for women. My Designed to Thrive Program has modules to specifically address the key stages of the career woman’s transition:
- The Elevate Module is designed to help women redefine themselves after the stepping back years so they can step up into their peak performance. So they can elevate themselves and their careers in a way that helps them be their authentic best and make their unique impact on the world.
It is built on getting you clear on your self-identity and your capacity for brilliance. Helping you realise that you’re good enough and to see what lights you up so you can find your unique zone of genius. Giving you the insights to understand and better manage yourself and others. Building on your natural leadership talent and emotional intelligence. Establishing the vital foundations of your personal brand and natural leadership capabilities so you have a grounded sense of self and capability. So you can be confident in your self-worth, values and your non-negotiables.
It will give you greater clarity to define what you really want and need and to set meaningful goals to get you there. It is about creating your own meaningful version of success and a career you can enjoy and find personally rewarding and fulfilling.
- The Flourish Module is designed to support the career elevation journey by reassessing health and wellbeing needs and putting strategies in place to ensure the different aspects of wellbeing are not neglected. Because what good is career success when it’s threatening our health and wellbeing and leads to stress, anxiety and burn-out.
This is the career support strategy to help you be at your best, to help you achieve your peak performance and career goals. Because it’s time to be selfish. It’s time you stopped putting yourself last. You can’t give your best if you’re not looking after yourself first.
- The Thrive Module. Because a happy, thriving life is about harmony, balance and contentment. It’s about whole-of-life planning. A thriving life is not about a success model built on the “shoulds” and other people’s expectations, or on neglecting the important things in life. Thrive is about building your own blueprint and navigation system for an extraordinary life.
Create your Whole-of life vision, goals and strategies for a life you really want to live, and can fully thrive in. It’s your blueprint and navigation system for getting you out of the average life you’re existing in and into the life you want to create for yourself and live in. You will develop your blueprint and system for creating the life you love. So you don’t end up feeling unhappy and unfulfilled despite all the successes achieved. To help you to chart a path to achieving your own hopes and dreams.