As I make my way through grading 25 marketing and small business proposals, here are three lessons learned from my first term of teaching:
Tag Archives: Career Change
Exploring Superchickens and Group Dynamics
Throughout my audit and finance career, I was part of some high-functioning, productive teams and part of some pretty dysfunctional teams. What made some of them more successful than others?
On Receiving Feedback
In the immortal words of Butthole Surfers’ Pepper, “you never know just how you look through other people’s eyes.”
On Feeling Like Myself
It’s a lovely feeling to walk into an industry event and neither feel like a fraud nor have fear and shyness paralyze me. It’s been a phenomenon for me a few times this spring now.
On Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, and Vocations
I sent this newsletter out late in January that referenced a blog post from Elizabeth Gilbert. That post continues to sit with me and makes me want to delve further into how I occupy my time. There’s a certain element of fear that comes with exploring this topic: do I appear ungrateful for the work IContinue reading “On Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, and Vocations”
I have spent much of my free time over the last week deliberating on the word contribution – what it means to me, how it plays a role in the life I lead and the work I do, who I impact. It’s a concept, if not the word itself, I’ve thought of often over theContinue reading “Contribution”
3 Challenges I Didn’t Appreciate When I Changed Careers
Do what you love! Love what you do! Follow your bliss! There are articles upon articles and books upon books available about pursuing your dreams and finding work that makes you happy. And I believe them because I’m not averse to putting in the work necessary to make them true. However I do wish I’dContinue reading “3 Challenges I Didn’t Appreciate When I Changed Careers”
Are You Ready For Change?
I hear it a lot: “I wish I could do what you did” or “That was very brave of you.” The thing is when I left a six-figure Finance job to go back to school for an outdoor adventure diploma (“summer camp for adults” as one acquaintance put it) I felt like I was givingContinue reading “Are You Ready For Change?”
The Origins of My Outdoor Life
“Doesn’t your husband go winter camping with you?” asked a kindly stranger in Algonquin Park. “Oh no,” I replied. “That’s not really his thing. He’s home with the dog.” Truth is, I could insert almost any family member and outdoor activity into that first question and it would be the same conversation I’ve had withContinue reading “The Origins of My Outdoor Life”
Welcome to KMS Outdoors
This is it! We are finally here. Three years after making the decision to leave the world of finance and accounting and a year after finishing the Outdoor Adventure Naturalist program at Algonquin College, I am pleased to introduce you to KMS Outdoors.