Press Pause Moments Anthology

I was delighted when Anne Witkavitch asked me to participate in her “Press Pause Moments” anthology about women authors facing transition in their lives. As a co-author, I contributed a story about experiences with transition in my personal and professional life.

The 36 contributing women writers tell their individual stories of change, struggles and triumph.

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Portfolio Careers is the New Jobs

CNN reports the traditional job and career path is going away. More and more employers will hire contract workers to fill new openings. Get ready for change.

What does this mean for employees? No paid health care, vacations or pensions.

What does this mean for employers? Ability to staff to meet demands, reduced cost of labor, organizational and management style changes.

You're So Vane
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Let me introduce you to portfolio careers. I heard this term several years ago from my friend Chris King. By portfolio, I refer to a collection of paid and unpaid activities which, as a group, make up your career.

Chris’ portfolio career includes storyteller, human development specialist, artist, storyteller, trainer, consultant, web site designer and developer, TV announcer, model, mathematician, marketing manager, newspaper editor, salesperson, waitress, writer, speaker and mother of five.

My own portfolio career includes personal development coaching, adult education, marketing plan development, professional speaker, career blogging, travel blogging and author.

How is your career portfolio evolving?

Press Pause Moments Essays About Life Transitions

The team at Press Pause Anthology invited me to be part of the work titled,

Press Pause Moments, compiled & edited by Anne Witkavitch. The anthology is being published by Kiwi Publishing, a small press in Connecticut.

I am delighted to be am included along with my fellow Algonquin Area Writers Group member Claire Beck.

My contribution is my personal tale of transition from the corporate world to business owner entitled “Brand New Strings” Thanks to fellow writer Lisa Williams for editing my story.

The title comes from my husband and the joy he gets from playing on a restrung guitar as the bright sounds ring out.

Nothing like a set of brand new stings

This career transition gave me a renewed sense of purpose and direction. My passion for my work shines like a set of brand new strings. More on the book launch soon.

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