Yay! Deirdre Fentem is my guest for Episode 16 of Grown Up Gigs!
Creative Career Coach
Social Marketing Specialist
Deirdre Fentem and I met in 2007 when we were both Executive Assistants at the same finance company. She started a couple months after me, and as two creative former actors in a very corporate environment, we clung to each other and fell in platonic love.
The main thing I remember about the 2 years and 7 months I spent in that job were the daily coffee walk-and-talks I took with Deirdre. I’d gab about my life coaching training and what I was doing to build my business, and she’d talk about her search for her dream career.
Of course, I tried to coach her along her way, but she didn’t want tools or exercises to figure it out – she was looking for answered prayers.
One day, she found it in an email asking if she knew anyone who would want to go to Thailand and volunteer with The SOLD Project.
She raised her hand in an instant, leaving her life in New York City – and the corporate landscape that went with it – behind.
That was in 2010. Since then, she’s played a major role in the success of End Sex Trafficking Day, started and left more traditional office jobs, and now runs the show at Little Red Promotions full-time while still doing anti sex-trafficking advocacy work.
If you wanna hear of a career led by faith – and get help with cold pitches! – listen to Episode 16 of Grown-Up Gigs with Deirdre Fentem by clicking here!
- Find Deirdre on her website, her blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
- Read about Deirdre’s time in Thailand and more about her career change journey on her personal blog
- This podcast is sponsored by branded.me, a platform for professionals to build personal websites in minutes
- There Won’t Be Trumpets (or Why Your Passionate Career Might Not Be Delivered via Lightning Bolt, Cartoon Lightbulb or Speeding Train)
- The SOLD Project
- End Sex Trafficking Day
On October 15th, I’ll be speaking with my former client Paula Jenkins, IT Release Manager, Life Coach and Retreat Leader. Subscribe now and you’ll get an update the moment Episode 17 with Paula is available!