The combination of my education, award-winning entrepreneurial and C-Suite business experience, plus my own life and career transitions makes me uniquely qualified to support corporations and executives navigate organizational change.
In my early career, I voluntarily launched out of the safety and security of my position as a university administrator and teaching graduate classes to start my own business. My company, Career Visions, Inc. was retained by several of America’s top corporations to support them and thousands of their employees through transitions including mergers; acquisitions; bankruptcy; downsizings; rightsizing; redeployment efforts; or changes in leadership.
My next career change happened when I sold my business to the world's largest Global Career Services firm and had the opportunity to serve on their executive management team. From there I was recruited by an International Management Consulting Firm and served as their Senior VP of Global Sales and Services.
These gigs allowed me financially to retire in my mid- forties. While you might be thinking, WOW, that sounds amazing, I wish I could do that!
For me, retirement was the most difficult career transition of my life. Through this challenging phase, I came to understand that our careers provide for more than just our financial freedom. Our careers are the outlet for us to express our unique gifts, skills and talents, provide life meaning and purpose, connect us socially to others, and direct our daily routine and structure. For this reason, I envisioned, reinvented and transformed both my career and life.
I call the current phase of my career “preferment” vs. retirement. My definition of "preferment" -
"I do only what I love doing with the colleagues and customers I love doing it with". My speaking, writing, business coaching, consulting, philanthropic, and Board work contribute to my vitality, aliveness, joy, and fulfillment. Through my lifework, I have the opportunity to serve, support, and uplift many others.
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