Reinventing my career has become a theme of my life.
You see, I'm multi-passionate. I don't have just one calling; I have many. I used to have a hard time when people asked "What do you do?"
It's hard to fit what I do into a box. This particular quality of mine is a trait that has confused many of my employers. And I've changed careers multiple times as a result, each time getting closer to what I really want.
I started as an IT consultant with IBM after graduating college in 2007. I was bored and unmotivated, but I knew that teaching was my favorite part of the job.
So, I left to become an elementary school teacher in DC. I loved it. The highs were high, but the lows were low. There were parts of the job that jived with my values, and parts that didn't.
When I left the classroom in 2017, I knew I wanted to create a career that was unique to me... one that honored as many of my values as possible.
Over the last few years, I've pieced together a career that is as diverse as my interests. I train educators to use technology in the classroom. I teach a college course.
And most importantly, I'm now a trained coach (through Anne Arundel Community College, an ICF-accredited training program). My mission is to help others navigate their own values and fears to design a career that aligns with their values (hence my title, Career Alignment Coach).