If you are employed in more than one capacity, you are more than one person. If you fit this description, you may be a hybrid professional. Hybrids were previously unnoticed in the workforce. However, the secret is now public and will remain so in the future. A hybrid professional combines numerous professional identities and operates at their intersections. Other professions maintain only one identity at a time, but hybrids maintain multiple identities. They create a whole new identity, which is their distinctive worth in the workforce.
Dr. Sarabeth Berk joins us on this week’s episode of pursuit of learning. She is the world’s foremost authority on hybrid professional identities and herself a hybrid professional. She has been featured in Forbes, is a TEDx speaker, the author of More Than My Title, and has been recognized for her innovative work with a Colorado Inno on Fire award. Her hybrid title is Creative Disruptor, owing to the fact that she works at the nexus of art, research, education, and design. Through groundbreaking research, Sarabeth pioneered a one-of-a-kind approach to personal branding and career development. Today, she specializes in assisting individuals in identifying and communicating their hybrid professional identities and distinctive value in the workforce. As a result, her customers feel more seen, empowered, and confident, and teams value one another beyond their job labels, recognizing the vital yet distinct roles of experts, generalists, and hybrids in the workforce.
Throughout today’s discussion, we go deep into the topic of hybrid professional identity, which will cover a wide range of topics. Sarabeth begins by describing what hybrid professionality is and then goes on to discuss its significance. The discussion then turns to how hybridity differs from singularity and multiplicity, with vast and mind-blowing insights provided. Also, we explore why it is important to allow our hybridity to develop and the path we must take to discover and create our genuine identity.
Mentioned in the episode:
More Than My Title: The Power of Hybrid Professionals in a Workforce of Experts and Generalists (The Hybrid Professional Series Book 1): goodreads.com/book/show/53609447-more-than-my-title?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=V3kW7hLZ7N&rank=1