top of page

Three Skills You Need To Cultivate For A Successful Career

Written by: Yohan Sohn, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Regardless of what stage you're at in your career, there are always ways to improve. If you're looking to give your career a boost, there are three essential skills that you need to focus on: visual mapping, project management, and emotional intelligence. Let's take a closer look at each of these skills and why they're so important.

Visual Mapping

The ability to visualize complex concepts and see the big picture is incredibly important in any line of work. Whether you're trying to understand a new concept at work or brainstorming solutions to a problem, being able to break things down and see the connections between different ideas is crucial. One of the best ways to develop this skill is to practice mind mapping. Mind mapping is a technique where you write down a central idea in the middle of a page and then brainstorm related ideas around it. This helps to stimulate creative thinking and can be an extremely effective way to learn new information.

Project Management

An essential skill for anyone who wants to be successful in their career is project management. Being able to stay organized, set deadlines and track progress is key to ensuring that things get done efficiently and on time. Especially if you are working on multiple projects at once, being able to juggle different tasks and prioritize effectively can make a big difference in your productivity. There are a variety of project management tools and techniques you can use to improve your skills in this area. However, you do not need to be a certified PMP to be good at project management ‒ it's something that anyone can learn and get better at with practice. Learning the key principles of project management is a valuable skill that will help you at any stage of your career.

Emotional Intelligence

One of the most important—but often overlooked—skills necessary for success in any career is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to be aware and understand both your own emotions and the emotions of others. This skill is important because it allows you to better manage stress, build relationships, and communicate effectively. If you want to improve your emotional intelligence, there are a number of resources out there including books, articles, and professional coaches.


Visual mapping, project management, and emotional intelligence are all essential skills that will help you boost your career and stand out from the competition. So if you're looking to give your career a boost, make sure you focus on developing these three essential skills!

Follow me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and visit my website for more info!


Yohan Sohn, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Yohan Sohn is the general manager at SimTech USA, the developer of versatile mind mapping software MindMapper, and an executive coach at Alegre Coaching. Yohan's areas of expertise include emotional intelligence, visual thinking, and project management, all of which are in his experience the foundational skills necessary for success at work, home, and school.

He is passionate about executive coaching helping individuals nurture themselves and grow their characters to achieve their full potential. He specializes in fostering the opportunity for personal change, growth, and high performance in the workplace. With his extensive business background, Yohan understands and possesses what it takes to help executives develop a competitive edge and thrive personally and professionally, using the collective powers of holistic thinking, emotional intelligence, resilience, and problem-solving.

He has a master's degree in executive coaching and consultation from Concordia University Irvine and is a certified project management professional (PMP) and EQ-i 2.0/360, administrator.



  • linkedin-brainz
  • facebook-brainz
  • instagram-04


bottom of page