I know a business executive named Grace. She’s seasoned. She’s smart. She does yoga. She calls herself an ‘intrapreneur’. She only knows how to be ‘all in’ and is always 110% committed to anything she takes on. And she’s been given the chance to “pursue other opportunities” more than once.
As you may have guessed, Grace looks a lot like me and how to “Go With Grace” is based on my transition experiences over the course of my 30+ year professional career. I know first-hand that exiting a company will be the most terrifying and liberating experience you have (get) to face. But have hope … because I guarantee that there is life after (insert company name here).
Whether it be by choice, by chance or by pink slip, departing a company that you’ve put your heart and soul into is never easy. It will take every ounce of emotional intelligence that you have. It will be the loneliest and loveliest of times. But you will survive and even thrive. I promise. I’ve been there.
Here are some things I learned along the way:Continue Reading