Cassie Briggs – Supporting the career growth of those you lead

Cassie Briggs – Supporting the career growth of those you lead

In this episode with Cassi Briggs, we talked about the following:

  • focus on career coaching to students and early career professionals in science and medicine.
  • Her dream job was to be a college biology professor
  • Life circumstances can have a great impact on a career. It is good to keep a good relationship even when an employee leaves their position in your team.
  • A conversation with your partner on who changes their career path when you have kids.
  • Be fair about the pay gap and look at the data in jour company.
  • Create transparency about how much people are being paid.
  • The younger generation has a lot more options and can be overwhelmed and fearful of making the wrong decision.
  • You need to know the next step and have a vague vision of where the end game is.
  • Be transparent about the salary in the job ad.
  • As a leader always reply to the people that applied for the job and didn’t get it.
  • As a leader be more transparent about the pressure you are under.
  • Be compassionate and clear about your feedback.
  • Set up a cadence for feedback with our team.
  • Ask questions to learn what is going on in their life.
  • Ask for the feedback from your leader.
  • As a leader, you have to model a healthy work-life balance.

Dr. Cassie Briggs is a biology professor turned career coach. For over a decade, Cassie supported undergraduate students in the classroom using innovative, evidence-based teaching approaches and equipped fellow conservation biologists with research discoverings made using cutting-edge genomic technologies.

Now, as founder and certified career coach at Success in Science Career Coaching, she empowers students and early career professionals in science and medicine through a combination of coaching and consulting approaches to:

  • Explore career options and pathways that align with their values, interests, and skills
  • Develop an effective job search strategy
  • Prepare application documents for internships, professional degree programs, graduate school, and jobs
  • Establish a healthy work-life balance throughout their career journey

You can find Cassie Briggs here:


Do you want to join the Better Leaders group on LinkedIn?
Request to become a member here .

Ready to move forward together?

Join for early insights and updates.