"Everyday since I left my job has been awesome. Just awesome", says Mark Vanderklipp, 51.
He joins Experience 50 host Mary Rogers to discuss his midlife pivot on The Experience 50 Podcast giving inspiration and advice to others feeling the urge to pivot themselves. No midlife crisis needed.
Mark VanderKlipp's story of a professional pivot at midlife. Why he isn't freaking out. At the top of his game, midlifer Mark VanderKlipp resigned from his position as president of an employee-owned wayfinding design firm without knowing exactly what would follow. What he did know was that he was ready to move on.
Mark had become passionate about a new discipline and he resigned. Yikes! He was drawn to the chance to combine his passion with his purpose and there was no looking back.
Would he begin a job search? Start a new business and hire employees? Go solo and consult? As Mark tells Mary and her listeners, "Anything is possible."
Having recently survived prostate cancer and completing a successful run in the Boston Marathon, Mark was becoming more comfortable with challenging himself in uncharted territory. He and his wife Suzanne are about to become empty nesters, and with an increased value for quality of life and personal/professional development, the decision to take that leap of faith was easier than you might expect. Early retirement? Hardly! He is taking a leap of faith that he can do the work he loves, stay true to his passion and create a lifestyle that honors his values and love of life.
In this episode Mary Rogers speaks with Mark VanderKlipp on:
surviving cancer the fear and exhilaration of taking a leap of faith the first day of "non"employment how to decide if self-employment/consulting is for you the importance of building and utilizing networks the adrenalin rush of change To connect with Mark: email@example.com
Mark's recommended read:
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