November 16, 2018 info@drivencareermap.com

Career Story: Alicia Reece

DRIVEN Career Map’s Co-Founder, Alicia Reece, Shares Career Story

It’s hard to believe that it has been over 11 years since I experienced one of the most defining moments in my career. I had just received my master’s degree in Strategic Leadership and accepted a job offer to become an HR Leader leading a team of 20 employees for a Fortune 500 organization. On the outside looking in, I had a tremendous opportunity that came with prestige, financial rewards, and growth. Even in the picture associated with this post, I am smiling outwardly but inwardly I was terribly unhappy. In taking time to do some deep reflecting, I discovered that I was in the right career, but in the wrong organization, culture, and location. There was a mismatch in my wants and needs and what the organization required. I found myself at a career crossroad…not sure whether to stay or leave. Up until that point, I had made all the right moves professionally and educationally. Less than a year into the role, I quit. The ending of that role marked the beginning of my understanding of the power of self-awareness, authenticity, and purpose. For the first time in my career, I took a stand to move forward in creating the career and life I truly wanted on my own terms no matter what.

Less than three months after quitting the role, I relocated to the city of my choice, got a new job that I truly loved, and eventually met the man who would become my husband. I finally had the quality of life that I had always envisioned.

My story is not unique as I have partnered with so many clients who have found themselves stuck at a career crossroad and didn’t know what was next, or in the midst of a career/leadership transition and needed some direction. My wish is that everyone experiences their career, life, and leadership journey with purpose, passion, and peace of mind.

For that reason, I am thrilled to share that I have partnered with Val Jennings to create Driven Career Map. DRIVEN Career Map is a professional development program designed to enable and empower professionals at all levels to navigate their careers and transitions seamlessly with insightful career management strategies and tools.

Visit our website (www.drivencareermap.com) to learn more about how individual contributors, leaders, teams, and groups can benefit from DRIVEN Career Map.

 

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