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PIVOT: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One Adventure
December 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm PST
in partnership with Watermark
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Watermark for a PIVOT: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One Adventure with Jenny Blake, author, career & business strategist, and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love.
Now, more than ever, we need to navigate career changes deftly and frequently. In her latest book, PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next, career transition expert (and former Googler) Jenny Blake shows us how to understand and recognize when it’s time to pivot, embrace uncertainty in exchange for risk and reward and double-down on our strengths and assets.
Careers aren’t linear, predictable ladders; they’re fluid trajectories. The average employee tenure in the U.S. is just four or five years, and even those job roles often change dramatically within that time frame. No matter your age, bank account balance or seniority, you need to be able to pivot into your next opportunity so you don’t get left behind.
Drawing from her own experience and those of other successful pivoters, Jenny has created a four-step process – the Pivot Method – which can teach anyone how to:
- Identify existing strengths, interests and experiences
- Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to paralysis by analysis
- Launch successfully in a new direction, while staying primed for the next move
Whether you’re considering taking on a new role in your current job, or you want to move to a new company or industry, one thing remains clear: Career success depends on pivoting to Plan B (or C or D).
Here’s your chance to learn how to move beyond burnout and discontentment and into your next career phase. Jenny will show you how to scan the horizon for new opportunities, strengthen your support network and redirect your talents, interests and experiences toward a different direction, whether you stay with your current employer or search for something new.
About the Author
Jenny Blake is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. Her first book was Life After College, which is based on her blog of the same name. With two years at a technology startup as the first employee, five years at Google on the training and career development teams and more than five years of running her own business, Jenny combines her love of technology with her superpower of simplifying complexity to help clients through big transitions – often to pivot their career or business.