Alissa Penney, Human Resources Consultant
From entry level HR to Director level roles, Alissa has wide background in experience which led her to start her own consultancy and supporting other organizations with their HR needs.
on this episode
Alissa knew she had to make a change when she could no longer see anything.
Not in a metaphorical sense. Nope. The doctor had confirmed that her periods of temporary blindness were work-stress induced. And as it turns out, Alissa was unwilling to give up her eyesight for her job!
Alissa’s career began in Human Resources. She worked her way up to Director Level HR roles in municipalities! That’s where she started experiencing stress like she’d never experienced before.
She also knew that there had to be a different way to do work! A way that fit her. That’s when she began thinking about opening her own consulting business!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- What worked (and didn’t work) as Alissa started her consulting business
- Why she started thinking about consulting as career in the first place!
- How she went from temporary blindness to much more fulfilling work (and what were the hardest parts along the way!)
With Phillip's help, I was able to believe that this is the area that I should be in because I just feel a lot of passion towards it. And the aspects of "what if I'm not paid enough, after transferring into this new field?" HTYC motivated me to not be afraid of those things, and just keep looking and connecting with people.
I convinced myself for many years. That I was very lucky to have that job. And I would be crazy to leave it. I convinced myself that the team needed me even though I was miserable. And ultimately, it took me getting physically sick to realize I needed to leave! after going through the signature coaching program, and really focusing on understanding my strengths, and the strengths that I like to use the most, and how to put those into practice in terms of work. One biggest things that I learned out of the signature coaching was on designing my life. And this is another thing that I had really never, it had, I don't know, if it had never occurred to me. I just never believed it was possible until now.
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