Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kirsten Straynor

The short version is that I am an English major who wanted to be a writer. After graduating from college, I won a honeybee hive in a raffle. Keeping bees is strangely addictive and before I knew it, I was pursuing a career as a honeybee scientist. Bees have taken me all over the world: Germany, Ireland, Wales, France and New Zealand, where beekeepers hosted me in their homes for a month. Some day they’ll take me to China, Australia and Thailand. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kirsten Straynor

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Samantha Pennington

I’m Samantha Pennington, the sci-fi and fantasy novel obsessed, revolutionarily inclined, and oh so queer entrepreneur behind Oree Virtual. Oree Virtual is a full-service digital agency serving women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ changemakers that want to shift the status quo and become the majority in business and leadership. We help build our client’s brand authority, trust, and visibility online. I’m also the co-founder of the largest community of women in SEO, the Facebook group Sisters in SEO. Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Samantha Pennington

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Jessica Pawelski

Hi! My name is Jessy and I am from Oklahoma City. Last year my husband and I decided to leave our corporate jobs and relocate to Krakow Poland with our 2-year-old daughter Margo.
In the process of trying to integrate in our new home and find my ‘Mom Tribe’, I discovered a lack of community. The expat groups were limited and felt a little too elite for me and my situation and I wasn’t proficient enough in Polish to join the local groups.
I met a Polish mother also looking for diversity and together we started a parent’s club that turned into One World – One Heart Multicultural Family Foundation.
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6 Tips For Marketing Your Business Without a Budget

My name is Ryan Connolly. I’m a 32 year old Scotsman currently running an adventure tour company in Iceland called Hidden Iceland. We are currently number 1 in Iceland for Private tours and multi-day activities on TripAdvisor and run multiple sold out tours every day of the year. This is after only 2 years of operations and bootstrapping our way through the first year. Continue reading 6 Tips For Marketing Your Business Without a Budget

Top 3 Lessons Learned while Taking a Sabbatical and What’s Next?

In 2018, Jess Williamson took a sabbatical from her 7 years building fin-tech accelerators in London, New York, Tel Aviv, and Cape Town. After 11 months on sabbatical from the startup & innovation world, Jess took some time towards the end of that year to reflect on the goals she had set and the lessons she had learned along the way. Continue reading Top 3 Lessons Learned while Taking a Sabbatical and What’s Next?

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Andy D.

I never had a straight approach to my career, I felt that if I gathered different experiences that they’d all help me get somewhere through transferring skills. Over the years, I’ve learnt from my experiences that I really, really like to help people. I volunteered with an incredible service helping people struggling with mental health issues, substance addiction and being LGBT+ and I also volunteered at Transport for London leading the LGBT+ Staff Network. Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Andy D.

5 Lessons My Part-Time Jobs Have Taught Me

I’ve worked as a child care assistant, a teacher assistant, and a cashier, just to name a few of the part-time jobs I’ve held. Although my jobs may have been in different industries and had required different skill sets from me, they’ve taught me the same five lessons every single time. Continue reading 5 Lessons My Part-Time Jobs Have Taught Me

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures (Retrospective: Aug-Sep 2019)

We aim to highlight the zig-zags, the joys, the obstacles, the challenges, the realities and the surprises that all of our different journeys can bring into our lives. We hope to see you back here soon as we share more career adventures stories. For now, we take a retrospective on all of the stories we’ve shared so far! Read on below to find all of our Career Adventurers from the last two months. Thank you all for sharing with us. Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures (Retrospective: Aug-Sep 2019)

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Alice Hannam

In my time as a freelancer I have taught English both in UK and Japan then online, set up my own Virtual Assistance business, worked as a freelance executive assistant, took a remote role as a project manager and have just pressed pause to become crew on a sailboat with my other half, a skipper and journalist. Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Alice Hannam

Tell me all about your #careeradventures!

None of our adventures are straightforward, it can be pretty messy for all of us although it never seems that way from the outside to everyone else! I’ve had a number of responses from female friends about their own adventures which surprised me, with many women telling me that they feel their story is too ‘messy’, too ‘boring’ or ‘not worthwhile’ sharing to the world – all are descriptions that I have found to be incredibly untrue for every single one of them! Continue reading Tell me all about your #careeradventures!