How Did I Get Here?
There are two facts I learned about myself early in life; I’m interested in almost everything, and I’m easily bored. This may be why I’ve continued to learn, grow and reinvent myself throughout my career history:
- Ski industry: retail and wholesale
- Computers: service support and training
- Computer networking: design, implementation and project management
- Project management: building an international network of facilities and the organizations to run them
- Self-employed building scientist and contractor
- Life coach
The transition process always goes something like this:
Every 7 to 10 years I assess my life, look towards the future and ask;
- What are my stress levels?
- Am I using my skills, talents and passions?
- How is the world changing around me?
- Am I excited to get up and go to work every morning? (Most important!)
Honest answers to those questions help direct the next steps:
- Pondering, evaluating, researching
- Goal setting
- Creating a plan
- Taking action on the plan to create my new reality
Making these transitions sometimes happens fairly quickly. Other times they take years. But the process is always exciting and life affirming. I learn and discover more about myself each time.
In 2015, I began the whole process once again. Looking back on my career transitions, I saw that I naturally life-coached myself through them. That ‘ah ha!’ moment made my next career choice obvious. In 2016 I joined ICF Minnesota, began my training and have now launched a successful practice.
Once again I’m excited to get up every morning and go to work ~ ready to use my skills, talents and passion to help you find yours.