Here’s what people who have changed their careers (or are in the process) say how it changed their lives
I learned about you through your book 'Life's a Bitch...' What a wonderful tool! I took my time reading it and took it very seriously. I was completely stuck in my career, and actually very sad. Imagine a grown woman crying every Sunday night because Monday's approach. The job was not bad, I had the best coworkers...I was simply unfulfilled. It took me a total of 47 days to read your book and do all the exercises. After that, I committed to 15 days of pure 'thinking' about the things I had learned about myself with your help. Now, 7 months later, I have successfully transitioned careers. Not only that, I got the job for an additional $15k pay increase and have started a Masters degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology....did I mention that I love my job!? I got everything that I had written down as the 'things that I want' because I took this seriously. You have a gift, thank you for sharing!
When I started reading ‘step 1’, my eyes started welling up with tears. It's like you understand what I'm feeling and going through. I scored 14 on the commitment level test, and I can be ‘typed’ as ‘clueless’. Thank you for putting this type of book together.
I recently finished your book and left a 24-year career making big bucks, to a brand new career serving senior citizens with dementia. It is the greatest decision I ever made. The book helped me realize that there is more than money. I knew that I was looking to find my passion, and the book helped me put that together. Now I love going to work every day.
--Thrilled worker in Washington
I absolutely love my work. In my wildest dreams I wouldn’t have
thought I would be doing anything like this. I make more money
and generally work fewer hours. Even if the hours are long, most
are spent at home in front of my compute. I have flexibility over
my time and control over my life.
--Marie, freelance writer and television producer
I feel like I’m being who I am and this is what I should be doing.
I’m using my strengths and dealing with issues I care about.
--Beth Ann, therapist
I really listened to what you had to say and took it to heart and now work from a home office 75% of the time.
I am happy to be out of the corporate and cube culture and have a better quality of life. I get to use data,
which I like, while also speaking in public and figuring out new products to offer. It’s nice to feel that
I have power to make a difference and will be valued (both monetarily and psychologically) for it. I truly feel
this is my next step on my path and don’t think I would have realized this quickly how badly it was needed without
My husband (the former Rabbi turned musician) is in the process of converting our garage into a real recording
studio. It is not a cheap proposition, but he is really taking his new career seriously and seems to be driven to
succeed. He has also created some songs for the Jewish community – combining his two careers, which is also nice to see.
--Spouse of former Rabbi, California
I spent years working for someone else in a job I didn't enjoy.
Andrea opened my eyes to the fact that
I am more than just a list of degrees on paper. I am a person with
versatile skills and a history of achievements. Andrea's systematic
methods helped me to identify a job that combined my passions
and my strengths. As a result I gained confidence and sought out
a job that brings me joy. Andrea taught me that the key to a happy
career was identifying a job where I could combine my strengths
with my interests. She was absolutely right. I no longer dread getting
out of bed to go to work in the morning. As a result I have
started my own business and no longer complain about work at
the end of the day.
--Beth, owner of Modern Motive
I felt hopeless and lost. I was ‘stuck’ in old ways of thinking that
were producing unsatisfactory results. Then I discovered this better
approach to finding a more satisfying career. Learning this new
strategy makes me feel optimistic again.
--Karen, technical writer
I was very angry about my present work situation. Working
through my feelings and experiences helped me to clarify and
‘zone in’ on what I want to do in the future.
--Barbara, marketing professional