I’ve had more career paths than I have fingers to count them on. Knowing from so early in life I wanted to become a physician that I earned myself the nickname “Doc” throughout middle and high school, I started my adult life as a pre-med major. Until the required physics courses convinced me that I wanted to be something else. That’s when I decided to become a marine biologist and changed my major accordingly. Naturally, shortly thereafter, I changed my focus again and concluded I wanted nothing more in life than to become an English professor. That decision stuck (at least for a while) and deposited me directly into graduate school.
After working for a few years as a writing instructor at two Boston-area universities, I once again changed course and became a professional photographer. Then I was an advertising copywriter and creative director. Followed by a screenwriter. A voiceover actor. A marketing consultant. And a novelist. Which I still am today, along with being an EQ-i 2.0/EQ360 practitioner and principal of Mach10 Career & Leadership Coaching.
Today, I work with organizations to optimize employee potential and with individuals to help them to best follow their passions into a rewarding career… while avoiding the copious mistakes I made.