Reinvention After Redundancy
2014 was a watershed year for both of us. We were made redundant from senior management roles in media and tourism. We had to deal with the reality of what to do next - a journey of the good, the bad and the downright scary. The great news is it's led us to where we are today.
The decision for change had been made for us and as they say “when one door closes, another opens.” Over a Christmas drink we exchanged stories and discovered we knew we wanted to do things differently and to learn new skills and still be able to tap into our experience and networks.
We definitely agreed one thing for sure, we weren't going back to the corporate treadmill.
Undaunted and with a combined business background of 50 years, we set about joining forces to create a business that would not only enable us to stay in contact with our own networks via social media, but inspired us to do the same for others.
The challenges of redundancy and identifying how best to adjust and re-position for an often-unexpected career change is an area in which we have specialised expertise.
Redundancy can be brutal. Often unexpected, out of the blue and can knock your confidence around. It'll get you thinking about what you do and don't want from your next career move.
On a positive note it gives you time for reflection, to really identify your skill set and where it can best be used.
From our experience, we understand reinvention isn't something that just happens, it's something you have to work on. We discovered the power of people – because it’s people, and often the most surprising ones, who offer support, guidance, opportunities and friendship to give you the courage to “reinvent” yourself.
Reinvention after Redundancy
Invaluable first-hand advice comes from Annabel and Susan, having both gone on similar journeys.
Our “Reinvention after Redundancy” program
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