I’ve spent much of my working life on topics that relate – one way or another – to advancing self-agency for organizations and individuals:
- Owning my own consulting firm to advance my own career
- Working with businesses to be more agile in relation to competitors (competitive intelligence)
- Founding a national network for nonprofits that deliver prison programs (thereby supporting incarcerated individuals to move in a positive direction)
- Writing a series of career articles about self-agency
- Co-writing the biography of my Irish great-great grandmother to provide more public insight into the historical lives of every day people
- Teaching business classes at the graduate level to support students looking to advance their careers
In hindsight, I have becoming known as the go-to person when people need a career change and want to take charge of their own employment – agents of their own future success. Therefore, I’m now spending time advancing people’s self-agency via career changes toward self-employment.
People make the move to self-employment for various reasons:
- A person’s employer downsizes, leaving them unemployed
- People become disillusioned with working for an employer
- Personal circumstances make it difficult to work at a corporate job
- Someone comes up with a business idea they want to launch on their own
- They want the gratification of creating a business
- “I’m an introvert,” or “I don’t play well with bosses.”
Is self-employment an option that might work for you? If you might be ready to become an agent of your own success, contact me.