Dreamt of trading your teaching career for something different? Meet Melissa Chapman, a middle school teacher turned international project manager, who skillfully made this bold transition. She'll walk us through her journey, sharing invaluable insights on how teaching skills can cleverly be repurposed into the project management world. Melissa's personal story promises to inspire those considering a career switch or those simply curious about project management.
Switching careers is no small feat, but Melissa stayed steadfast and attacked each hurdle with enthusiasm and a drive to succeed. From preparing for the PMP certification exam to handling the technical aspects of project management, she's got a wealth of knowledge to share.
Our conversation takes a broader turn as we delve into the escalating trend of teachers moving towards project management roles. Why is this happening and what opportunities does this hold? Melissa shares her take on this and introduces resources like free LinkedIn optimization courses for teachers contemplating this transition.
ASANA - https://asana.com/OneNote - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/onenote/digital-note-taking-app Books Mentioned:
- John Connolly - The Unready Project Manager
- Jerimiah Hammon - The Project Management Pathway
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