We all want the freedom to work how you want to work when you want to work, and working at something you love.
The Career Pivot Community is currently not accepting new members but if you would like to join the waiting list please click on the button below. The third cohort of about 10 members is currently on board. I will be selecting an additional 10 individuals during the months of April and May.
Have you said to yourself, next week I will get started on a change but then next week comes and well… it becomes next week and then the following week… This is a community where you will find accountability through an actions plan forum and mastermind groups.
We are currently developing training based on the communities input. This includes:
- Building a Business
- Job Search Strategies – Digital versus Traditional Tactics
You are not alone in making a change in your career in the 2nd half of life. Learn from others successes and setbacks. Get moral support to help you persevere in both good times and bad.
You will receive an email with more details almost immediately. Marc is actively interviewing people for entry into the next cohort. It is these early members who get to set the direction of the community. We are looking for individuals who will actively participate, give feedback and direction, and help others.
You will receive an email when recruitment starts for the next cohort to schedule time on Marc’s calendar to have a discussion on what you want and need from the community.
Do You Dream of Having a Work-Life that You Look Forward to Every Day?
I was raised to be an employee and to go to work for a father-like employer who would take care of me. After 30 or 40 years, I would be able to ride off into the sunset to a happy retirement. A little more than halfway there – they moved my cheese.
Work was never supposed to be fun but to allow me to pay the mortgage, put food on the table and take care of my family.
Does this sound familiar?
After graduating from Northwestern University with a Computer Science degree in 1978, I went to work for a father-like company, IBM. I then spent 22 years wandering around in my career and changing jobs every few years. That gave me experience in a lot of different jobs and industries. I was a jack of all trades and an expert in none.
In 1999, IBM converted my pension to a cash balance plan and then converted me back. That broke the bond of trust and I planned my exit. I left for a technology startup, Agere Inc. that was being acquired by Lucent. It was not a risky move though it felt risky leaving IBM after 22 years. I still was working for a safe, father-like company that I thought would take care of me.
It took a moment of clarity, a near-fatal bicycle accident in 2002, that caused me to change course. This moment of clarity – a head-on collision with a Toyota automobile while on my bicycle (where our combined speeds exceeded 50 miles per hour) – changed everything.
Since that time, I taught Algebra I and II in an inner-city high school and developed a corporate development program for a non-profit.
After three years at yet another tech startup, I started Career Pivot to help those in the 2nd half of life make meaningful, career decisions.
Career Pivot Was Born
CareerPivot.com was launched in February of 2012. In the previous year, I discovered virtually no one was addressing the needs of baby boomers and their careers. The assumption was we were all going to ride off into the sunset and retire in just a few years. Well… as we all know, that is not happening.
What are people saying about Career Pivot?