Um, do you know that I’ve coached hundreds of women since I started offering dream career guidance in 2008? And that these women are freakin’ rock stars, leaving soul-sucking jobs and traveling the world and launching creative, grown-up businesses and simply doing work that fits their lifestyle goals? Well ya do now – and you’ll hear their stories firsthand in my Client Case Studies series! Just like our last Client Case Study, Carrie, EB Sanders was a disgruntled academic who now helps peeps crush their careers. I just love seeing her transformation since she and I worked together in early ’17 – especially since she’s about to become a Woman of the World (aka full-time business owner). Squee! Get ready to be inspired below.
Why did you decide to work with me, a creative career coach?
I decided to work with you (many moons ago) when I found myself struggling to support myself financially in my academic career. I loved being a professor and didn’t know what else I could even think about doing.
What were you doing work-wise when we started our sessions?
I was teaching college courses on topics like ‘The History of Creativity’ – betcha didn’t know that was a thing!
What was your biggest takeaway from our time together?
My biggest takeaway was two takeaways:
1. I didn’t have to settle on just ONE career. I could do several, and at the same time if I wanted.
2. I didn’t have to make giant, scary, life altering changes at one shot. I could take my time and do it on my terms.
Was there anything else you tried to do as a career between the time we stopped our sessions and what you do for work now? If so, how did it inform your current business?
I tried to have an “I don’t care about my day job it’s just a paycheck” job during the day and teach in the evenings. I realized in short order that I need to care about what I do to show up and do an even decent job all day, so I moved into a role that is more closely related to my own business.
What would you tell someone now that was in your shoes when we first started working together? What’s your best “tip” to allow them to make a grown-up living doing what they love?
Oooh my best ‘tip’ is to be honest with yourself. What, outside of anyone else’s input/expectations, makes you happy? That’s the question you have to truly know the answer to.
What’s on the horizon for your business? We’d love to hear about any upcoming offerings or goals!
My business is poised to be full time in 2018! I’m so excited to be able to just focus on helping my clients realize the career growth they’ve been dreaming of.