That nagging question of why at mid-career

I want to talk here about a career move. Not just any kind of move. The kind that when you make it, you know it’s big. I’m not speaking about job changes – although those can be big, too. I’m referring to the type of career decision that fundamentally alters your relationship to work. The sort of change many of us want to make but seldom do. And for good reason. Just the thought of it scares the you know what out of us.

10 lessons in a decade of professional change

Ten years ago I decided to leave the marketing business I co-founded and an industry I had devoted myself to for 21 years. Today, I’m reflecting on what I’ve learned in a decade of trying to make a different difference. When I set out on my journey, I didn’t have the benefit of a role model or textbook. If you’re contemplating a change like mine, I humbly offer 10 lessons from a decade of redirecting and redefining my career – with the caveat that your experience may be nothing like mine!