How I went from the brink of burnout to helping thousands of professionals love their career.
Long before I gave a TEDx talk or delivered training to world class companies, I was a green-as-grass, first-generation college grad with huge dreams.
My first break? Getting "discovered" on a college project recruited to travel around the state giving a keynote talk to thousands of people.
Cool job huh? Here's how I blew it..
Oh, I killed at the actual job, but I was so helplessly naive about how to communicate my experience or what I could do, I never even mentioned it. No once.
A few years and many mistakes later, I scored my "dream job" working overseas at the headquarters of a blue chip company.
Flying all over the globe doing this "big time" job, I was flying by the seat of my pants, too. Scared to death of making a misstep.
My career was as exciting as it was out of my control.
Working crazy hours, traveling the world and banking unused vacation...
Flash forward 10 years...
I was plagued by a chronic case of "What's taking so long?"
I thought doubling down on my work would make it all come together.
If I'm honest, it became my way of hiding a bigger problem
I figured out hard work wasn't the single track to success, maybe you have too.
What is the deal. Did I miss a class in college? Skip that day at school?
The brutal truth was I saw a lot of smart, hard working folks working to raise the profile of a smaller clique of people who seemed dot be enjoying chronic case of being in-the-right-place-at-the-right-time and moving ahead with varying levels of effort.
The realization: long hours, hard work were bringing a massive case of burnout. I'd never learned how to manage my career and was paying dearly for it and so were most of the people I worked with.
Enough was enough. I hadn't signed up for indentured servitude.
I took a stand with one SHOCKING move...
I left my job and took a year-long sabbatical.
Friends were skeptical. Family questioned. Eyes rolled.
Over that year I completed training with the top high-performance coaches in the world, took courses that had nothing to do with work and trusted my instincts and intuition for direction, I learned and learned and learned.
I learned the indispensable elements of success they don't teach in school or at work.
A few month's into this journey, a close family member called and asked, "What are you doing?! When are you going to get a job?!"
"I've got a plan." I said.
They weren't convinced and to be honest, I was shaken, "What if I was wrong?"
That was the year I cracked the code. All that was left to put it to the test and see if what I'd learned about jobs and careers worked In "real life."
At the end of my sabbatical, in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns in history, I landed a job with a mind-blowing salary and benefits.
Finally! I had the key to open doors I'd been trying to get through for years!
Waiting. Because you can make more money, but you can't make more time.
In a nutshell, I learned this truth...
There is no justice, only power
If you don't know how to manage your career to gain strategic advantage, you can easily waste years. Most people do.
Starting your next job knowing you made the best deal for you.
Moving on without worry, because you don't fear the uncharted territory of unemployment.
Knowing the precise steps to get the situation and salary you want.
Freedom and professional satisfaction that feel effortless.
It's possible. And I never would have believed it.
It's all 100% learnable
"They" just don't teach you. At that point staying wasn't an option. The call to teach others what I'd learned was irresistible. I mean aren't you tired of working and waiting and the glacially slow pace of the average career?
In 2012, I founded my company.
Delivering keynotes at conferences and universities, my most popular talk revealed that I was on to something...
"7 things they're not telling you about what it
really takes to get the career you want"
People packed the room. Why? Because if you feel like you are not being told the "whole story" when it comes to your career and success, you're not alone.
Vital, career-transforming tactics and strategies are hard to come by and for this reason they're exactly what I've discovered, synthesized, systemized and share in my programs. Working hard is not a differentiator. Knowing more is.
I believe everyone should have access to this life-changing information.
Every program I offer is about giving you what I spent decades figuring out so you can get on with your life and your career.
If you want your work to deliver freedom and career satisfaction, you can start today...
Take the first step