1

Sarah Higginbotham – Finding Herself in Entrepreneurship

Posted by on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Leaving the workforce to raise a family often sounds like a dream. But once we’ve achieved it, sometimes we feel a sense of loss, of missing challenges and successes. It’s true that domestic life can be bliss, but we also need something for ourselves—something that belongs to us as individuals, something to make us proud. For some, that may be a new pursuit: a business venture that revives our spirits and puts our old skills and talents to use again. ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

3

Jessica Menard – A Cure for the Common Career

Posted by on Thursday, January 26th, 2017

No matter how much we love our chosen profession, we all need balance in our lives: time to spend with family and friends, time for the things that move us, time for ourselves. Sometimes, feeling overworked prompts a change of course, a moment in which we reevaluate our careers, rediscover our why, and in doing so, find a renewed zeal for the path we’ve chosen. As a physician assistant in a neurosurgery ward, Jessica would sometimes work for 24 hours straight, ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

3

Mary Lewis – A Helping Hand on the Road to Recovery

Posted by on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

It’s easy to feel stuck in one’s career: to reach a stalemate where advancement seems distant and inaccessible. But breaking free from the familiar and conventional can be daunting, so many of us plod along in the hopes that things will improve with time. However, there are others who have found another way—a road less-traveled that can lead to a better and brighter future. Mary Lewis spent most of her career as a publicist in New York City, but in 2012, ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

5

Nicole Wagner – Creating Success Despite Setbacks

Posted by on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Sometimes in our lives we hit a wall, an obstacle that feels insurmountable and overwhelming. For some, these are moments of defeat, but for others, they’re moments of ascension—of overcoming things that have held us back. Nicole Wagner is one of those people. A Vancouver girl by birth, Nicole and her husband moved to Oregon eleven years ago, where they both started their own businesses. Since then, Nicole's makeup company has won a number of wedding industry awards and is one ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

0

Stefany Gittleman – “Out With the Old, In With the Bold”

Posted by on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Certain attributes are invaluable to success in today’s business world: the ability to develop transferable skills, keep up with modern trends, and have one's finger on the pulse of technology are among them. To succeed, you need to be sharp, adaptable, and open to innovative and unconventional ideas. Stefany Gittleman is the epitome of the modern, ambitious businesswoman who prides herself on her ability to stay “three steps ahead of the competition.” She worked in the media industry for seventeen years ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

0

Elizabeth Sweeney – From Manhattan to Maui

Posted by on Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The New York lifestyle looks enviable from the outside: the glitz and glamour of the big city, its rich cultural life, the thrill that comes with living in such a fabled and notorious town. But maintaining that lifestyle doesn’t come easily, and often those who manage to pull it off do so at a high cost. Elizabeth Sweeney used to work between 80 and 100 hours a week. She was in the movie business, working first in the production department for ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

4

Jennifer Boucher – Using Her Business Savvy to Help Those in Need

Posted by on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Our early experiences can dictate the paths our lives take long into the future. As a child, Jennifer Boucher witnessed her 8-year-old brother get hit by a car, and vividly remembers the profound effect it had on their family. Her brother recovered, thanks to the efforts of the local children's hospital, but the events left an indelible mark on Jennifer's mind and heart. After the accident, Jennifer felt deep empathy for the other children in the hospital. “I can remember ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

1

Erin King – A Quest for a Fulfilling Career

Posted by on Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Not everyone can say that they love their job. So many of us count down the hours at work, yearning for when we can go home to our family. The paycheck is the only positive thing about many people's careers, and even that often feels paltry in return for the long hours we dedicate to our jobs. Erin King was anything but passionate about her career. For fourteen years, she worked in procurement and supply chain management for an electronics manufacturer. ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

3

Ryan Beck – Answering the Call of the Sea

Posted by on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Imagine waking up each morning in your dream location, with the sound of the foghorns in the distance and the fresh sea breeze filling your room. Imagine being able to decide whether you want to work or whether you’d prefer to go for a long walk along the beach with your family. Many of us dream about retiring to the coast to live in a holiday destination year round, but not many have the luxury of bringing that dream to fruition. ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail

0

Sierra Clark – Pioneering Skincare in a Digital Age

Posted by on Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Moving to a new town is always a big decision, exciting and daunting in equal measure. It can take time to meet people and settle into a new neighborhood, but finding a common interest or the right conversation topic can be the key to unlocking a whole new social circle. For Sierra Clark, it was an unexpected new career choice that helped her fit into her new, and now beloved, community. Sierra grew up in a small town near Sacramento, California. ... Continue Reading

FacebookTwitterEmail