Any thoughts about this, Clare McNamara or John Reed
We need experienced folks in the government and there are excellent insurance plans if he/she didn't already get that with retirement.
And there are also nonprofits as well, or coaching...
I would say get really clear on what your passion is and which of your skills add the most value. After 30 years of service you'll be a minefield of resources to share with others. Talk it through with a coach, mentor or friend to get some perspective explore where you can use your skills - you'll be amazed at the weird and wonderful situations you can bring your experience to.
Start with what difference you want to make and the 'how' and the 'money' will follow.
I am sure members of Pink Petro would be willing to help with brainstorming. As some have suggested build a list of what you do well. Then look at profiles to come up with a diverse list of individuals to solicit input from in terms of finding that sweet spot of what others need, and where you have experience. (Great if you already have that community). Then look at the market place to hone in on how you can differentiate yourself.
I would be more than happy to be an ear. Goodluck.
P.S. Experience is extremely valuable !
First, I'd say take some good time off and enjoy! Celebrate the change and new direction. Use the time to reflect on what you really want to do, where is your passion that feeds your personal energy. Use your network for ideas and to make connections in different focus areas or industries. Start ups, non-profits, boards - consider some of these in the areas of your interest. They can be great connections to other things as you work through what your want to be a part of next. Good luck! And congratulations on a new adventure.
In addition to the comments that have already been posted, I would also say be kind to yourself. As I know because I've done it , leaving the corporate world can be scary and a big transition. Every major life change involves a "transition curve" so to speak. There may be times a person will feel really down, anxious and fearful when confronted with a big change. Having a clear vision and purpose and finding ways to stay connected to that vision will be helpful when you hit the really rough spots.
I took this journey myself. The first thing I learned was that it takes a lot longer to transition than one would think. I had intentionally planned for it for several years, and still found that it took time for exploration and rest to get clear on my next steps. The second piece of guidance I would offer is to be careful not to accept the offers and invitations that will come your way right away. People will want you to do the kinds of things you've always done. If you're trying to explore a next phase of life that is different from the first, you'll need the space and time to recreate it in a different way. The third thing is to get clear on what is important to you - i.e. what energizes you, what kinds of things you want to spend time one, etc. For me flexibility was key so a second corporate career was out of the question. When I got clear on the key energizers for myself, I made all decisions around that.
I love what Shelley Steffek-Pernot says about being kind to yourself. I did this when I left BP. I was so good about exercise and all of it. Susan you hit the nail on the head: don't take offers and invites that come your way right away. I loved the space I had to recreate this new chapter It's a crazy one but I'm glad I took the time off. I wonder how many others on Pink Petro are thinking about a career move or are in transition out of corporate. Guessing a few since there are a lot of layoffs still underway
After working in the corporate world for 30 years, you have wisdom to share and things you wish you could have done but didn't have time. So first, do some of those things you've been putting off: travel for fun, remodel the back room, write that novel. Then after you've had some fun and felt a sense of accomplishment doing that stuff, settle into a new routine where you still need to get up and get dressed and go out and do something productive. Since you have all this wisdom that comes with age and experience, share that by teaching or mentoring. Volunteer in a school or hospital (lots of those in Houston!). Do cool, educational things with your grandchildren. And since "there is more happiness in giving than receiving," give of your time to help people, to make the world a better place. Not only will you feel good about yourself, but you will have purpose, a reason to continue living an active life for many years to come.
In becoming familiar with the site, I ran across this. I've been in the same profession 30 years. I have owned my company for 20 years. I have thought on what direction to take.....I still have a passion for my profession, and I would like to continue but more in a training quality control way. Expand my drilling license, focus more on environmental drilling . I am licensed in 4 states, would love to hold license in Texas and other states. I would love to being a part of a Women owned drilling company. Sharing knowledge. I'm unsure how to even approach seeking this out. I built my company, but I'm ready to enjoy what I love, not the headache of the office stuff, be able to take time off more easy.
Suggestions greatly appreciated.
You need to meet Marsha Hendler I bet you two would get a lot out of knowing each other !!
I looked at her profile on linkedin.
I'd love to meet her.
Get Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/ghei36>
you can also follow her on Pink Petro - just go to here - Marsha Hendler
Katie, Thank you.
You will laugh, but it is not often I run across someone that I find difficult to say hello. LOL.
I am very impressed. From her website, Linkedin, I feel she is a person that I would enjoy speaking with.
My gut feeling.... she is someone I could and would enjoy working with.
Her career choice is not a spa day. I admire and highly respect.
Katie, thanks for your kind words and referral. Tina, if I can help you with something please don't hesitate to reach out. My office is in downtown San Antonio. My email is email@example.com
No there's no spa out in the field unless you count MUD, right Marsha?
Yall enjoy meeting up. Tina, we need that profile pic up!
I'll post one tonight until I find the one I'm looking for.
I apologize, I started on paperwork and did not get the picture last night.
I added one to my profile this morning.
I also added 3, one of me/tractor on family farm, one of me/dozer, and one of myself and my dad. The photo was taken after we came close to losing him due to a freak event, they punctured his heart during a normal pace maker install. The photo will always be extra meaningful to me that on a cold day, during his recovery, he insisted on "supervising" me when I was drilling at a site in my home town.
Retrieving data ...