I am back to my blog after a couple of months of huge change in my personal and professional lives. Always a driver to move forward and do better, I listed and sold my house (in one day on the market) to prepare for a needed personal downsize (buying a condo in Downtown Frederick, Maryland) to prepare for multiple contracts of professional work and travel. I hadn't planned to downsize my home so soon (I just turned 46 two weeks ago), but an opportunity of instant equity presented itself, plus my dream to live in my hometown city, so I had to pursue it.
I usually love change, especially for the better, but this was one of the most stressful times of my life. It required alot of work, planning and emotional acceptance -- much like the change that I have managed and promoted in my professional career. It took me a couple of months to do it, but I am happy that I pushed myself into the next chapter of my life, personally and professionally. My husband was a great supporter!
My consulting business is taking off, I have won a contract bid for the National Fire Academy with the Department of Homeland Security to teach Ethical Leadership; the American Management Association is sending me a contract to teach their professional development classes nationally; and Hood College has asked me to become an Adjunct Professor for their MBA program. I am honored and ecstatic to be apart of all of these programs and to help others excel in their careers! It is a good thing that I am an extremely organized person -- I can schedule all of these teaching engagements and still have time for business consulting.
During all of this change in the past two months, I took the time to improve my professional skills and credentials, by completing the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute (IPSLEI)'s dual-certification class to become a Facilitator of the IPSLEI Leadership Development Programs and Instructor of the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies Program.
So I think you can understand why I had to take a break from the blog! But I am back and will be writing about leadership, training and development topics. Please let me know what you would like to hear about or if I can assist you in a big change at Contact.