Career Pivot is one year old – Time to reflect

Career PivotTime to Reflect

I work with my clients to take the time to reflect back every 6 to 12 months on what they have accomplished.

The Career Pivot brand and website was launched on February 12th of last year. It was a team effort to get everything launched.

Along with my coach, Sherry Lowry, I had a team. I had a team that I could depend on.

With the help of Joey McGirr and others I established my brand in the social media space in Austin. So much so that I am on the panel next week at Social Media Breakfast for the topic How Different Generations Use Social Media.

Cure for Career Insanity

I developed a webinar series called the Cure for Career Insanity. I ran two pilots sessions and the feedback was great. The challenge is developing a marketing plan. My current plan is to launch the series later in the year along with a book by the same title.

Repurpose Your Career by Marc Miller and Susan LaheyRepurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers

What I have learned about self publishing in the last year! None of it is really hard or difficult. There are a lot of steps. I owe a debt of gratitude to Gudjon Bergmann, who guided my team through this process. This is everything from determining the title, chapters to the book layout.

I get lots of complements on the book cover. The cover design was done my Mami Serwaa who worked for Trish Lee and Book Elves Publishing. Mami put me through a branding process and gave me a choice of three designs. I then crowdsourced the design to my “tribe” and selected a design. Mami then went about selecting pictures and again I crowdsourced to my “tribe”.

Repurpose Your Career – Practical Guide for Baby Boomers was published on Amazon January 1, 2013 in Paperback and Kindle editions.

Austin Business Owners Meetup

I continued to partner with Caroline Valentine of Valentine HR to host the Austin Business Owners Meetup. By the way, we have a great program this month .

Public Relations

I worked and worked at PR all year. Dave Manzer of PR over Coffee has been a real mentor. Nothing much had happened until last week. BOOM!

Launch Pad Job Club and Leadership Austin

I continued to serve on the board of directors of Launch Pad Job Club and I was selected to be part of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2013, the best class ever! What an honor!!

What did not work?

I launched a series of LinkedIn workshops that targeted small business. Even though I had great feedback, small business people do not like to part with their money! I am still working on how to promote these LinkedIn workshops.

Why am I doing this?

I am writing this post for me. It is incredibly rewarding for me to see how much I have accomplished in the last year.

It also a way of saying Thank You! Thank you to everyone who helped me in the last twelve months.

Have you reflected back on the last 12 months? Is time to reflect back on your accomplishments?

What have you learned?

What have you accomplished?

Have you said Thank You?

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Marc Miller Career Design Specialist

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  1. Always look forward to your valuable insights. Keep up the great work!

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