This week we are honored to hear the story of one career journey.
The frenetic pace of our work and the challenges of each day make it difficult to take a moment to step back, zoom out, and reflect on our own career journey. This neglect can result in our being swept away in a river of reactivity rather than designing a career that challenges us, grows us, fulfills us, and allows our strengths to expand our contribution. Do not blink or 15 years vanish!
The lock downs of the pandemic created new space for reflection. This reflection allowed more people to demand that work provide greater meaning than a role and a paycheck – and a continuous run around the hamster wheel.
Fran chose to remain anonymous to be as open, authentic, and free from concern of what the neighbors may think.
Fran recently made the decision to part with her employer of over 30 years. She is charting a new path, better aligned with her values and work style. You can hear the youthful excitement at the new level of engagement.
Fran expresses no regret, or remorse, as her career has been successful by any measure. And yet, as she reflects, she becomes consciously aware that she done more reflecting, she could have shortened the time it took to reach the decision to move on.
It is our hope that as you listen to Fran’s story you will take time to reflect on yours. And if you would like a partner in finding critical insights from that reflection, we can help.