Surviving reorganization

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How will you use your time when you happen to be a victim of organizational restructuring? 

I had no plans of leaving my last company when I did.  In fact, I was in the middle of talks with one of the regional executives about a new direction that would leverage my skills as a coach; we had visions of piloting a new program in North America and we were excited.  But there were other plans happening in other corners of the world and in September 2018 I was advised that my role was moving (and I was not).  I knew it wasn’t personal – after all, I was kept on for four more months to finish key projects.  But at the end of the year, that was it – 21.5 years and out.  

I consider myself one of the lucky ones – I received enough of a soft-landing package that I could consider going out on my own.  And that’s what I did.  But I received yet another surprise when the substantial work I had been planning on receiving from that company was put “on hold” for six months.  Now I was out on my own with a little less secure safety net – it was all on me to make this business work.

Listen to this podcast in which I’m interviewed by David Shriner-Cahn for Going Solo to hear more about some ways I pivoted and maneuvered my way into a brave new world of entrepreneurship.