Work is one of the best ways to discover & grow capabilities.
I’ve worked all the jobs.
At the age of 9, I was compelled to start working.
I got a paper route even though it was against the rules (12 years old was the standard), mowed lawns, & started babysitting.
By high school I was working at Kentucky Fried Chicken, waitressing, cleaning toilets & floors at the local Chamber of Commerce, & weeding petunias along a popular road running through our city.
College brought assembly line work, resident assistant in the dormitories, drug store cashier, & working at a clothing outlet where I probably spent as much money as I earned. But, college also brought substitute teaching & facilitating at a training center which helped me re-direct myself into a degree in secondary teaching (history, psychology) & communications.
Those years are long behind me, but they showed me what I loved, what I didn’t, & on the path to noticing that sometimes what I was good at had nothing to do with what I loved. And, vice-versa.
I also realized it’s ok to try new work because you have a hunch it might be part of your journey.
No work experience is wasted. Unless, of course, you waste it.
You take what you’ve learned with you, wherever you go next.
I’ve combined work experience, and extensive training and education (details below), to my coaching and consulting work.
It requires the merging of theories into practice and… all the discomfort, change, and growth that goes with that process.
Honor the inner nudge to make a change.
It may be uncomfortable.
You may be a beginner again.
But, you’ll be glad you did.
Get started on the first step!
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- Advisor & Consultant
- Learning Technologies Director
- Project Manager
- Production Manager
- Instructional Designer
- Performance Consultant
- Membership Services Director
- Life Coach (The Life Coach School)
- Executive Chief Learning Officer (GMU)
- Project Management Professional (Active PMP)
- Program Management (Level II) (Department of Defense)
- M.S. – Curriculum Development (Instructional Technologies)
- Secondary Teaching – History, Psychology, Communications Minor