It caught me off guard during a recent conversation with a friend, So you’ve always worked for yourself? Having reformatted my professional story following the advice of Cindy Pain, a remarkable career coach, I didn’t realize how much my professional story now very much resembled an iceberg. Seemingly giant on the top but more than half of its true size hidden. Following the statement, I found…
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TLDR Version: The “entrepreneur-in-residence” program I participated in at Impact Hub Seattle ended this month. I received first-hand experience learning what makes a coworking space an ideal work environment and learned more about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. This entry is also part of my “daily writing exercise” and “publish something” initiative.” Feedback welcome! Work is changing; its form is no longer confined…
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Work is changing. From how we stay connected to where we work, it’s all being redefined thanks to the power of technology and evolving theories about work and productivity. A relatively new trend which has emerged in the last few years is coworking – an office or other working environment shared by people who are self-employed or working for different employers; these spaces allow members to…
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After a year of stringing together a series of short term contracts, I’m happy to announce I recently signed a long term project with NetHope. As the organization’s core Marketing and Communications Specialist. I’ll be responsible for helping develop NetHope’s communications strategy, managing its digital properties, and planning the organization’s big member summit in the fall. Like many of life’s adventures I’m terrified and excited for…
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Late last year a friend proposed a question to me as I was ending my relationship with a former employer. She asked, “Why don’t you try working for yourself?” She asked.   Always a company man, I was taken back by the suggestion. Working for myself seemed like a distant dream, not something I could realistically achieve in my mid-twenties.  After all, what tools and resources did I…
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