When you’re fortunate enough to have a supportive employer, they will help you develop the competencies you need.
When I first started, I was worried about some gaps in my skills. I wasn’t confident that I could manage a process improvement project as I had no previous experience with it. I was previously working for HR in the first 4 years of my career. However, after an open discussion with my manager, I was given a variety of hard skills training, including Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt, Tableau and Power BI. I was also given the opportunity to manage a smaller scale process improvement project, so I could learn the ropes before moving on to bigger scale projects. I’m now certified in Scaled Agile Framework, with ability to drive process improvement projects in ASEAN, and global scale projects.