Amidst the ever-increasing sea of online blogs, YouTube videos, podcasts, and business publications offering career advice, I’ve actually found some of the most useful career guidance to come from people who aren’t directly linked to my professional sector of career consulting and public speaking. Over the past five years of running my own business, I’ve […]
In 2013, I left my 10-year corporate marketing career behind to launch my own career consultancy. Prior to starting my own small business, I could definitely envision the upside of self-employment: freedom to do work I really enjoyed, control over my time, autonomy to make my own decisions, and flexibility to work where and how […]
Career change is never easy. It involves starting over and walking away from a profession you’ve inevitably invested a lot of time into, not to mention having to try and explain your non-traditional career path to those people who favor professionals with traditional, linear career paths. Over the past few years of coaching clients and […]
Career change is often misunderstood. Whenever I’ve walked away from one job to pursue another, some people have called me a quitter. Others questioned whether I would ever figure out what I wanted to do. Still others were confused why I couldn’t just be content with the job I had, even if I didn’t love [...]
Anytime you make a major change in your life, you’re going to face some self-doubt. Especially among career changers, stepping away from a traditional, linear career means can’t always fall back on years of experience in a role, a steady track record of promotions, or a relevant set of experiences that demonstrate the types of skills you’re […]
The New Rainmaker Platform is very limited compared to Wordpress. Here are 8 reasons I returned to Wordpress after hosting my site on Rainmaker for a year.