Kristy Wenz, Senior Managing Editor at VINOHEAD
on this episode
Landing your ideal role doesn’t mean the work of developing your career is over. In fact, some of the biggest growth in your career often comes after you’ve made that initial change to more meaningful work.
Once you’ve figured out what you really want out of your career, you’ll want to continue improving and growing. This often includes pivoting and experimenting to ensure you’re optimizing your career to align with your vision.
When you are finally doing work you love, navigating your career can get even more challenging.
“I finally found something that was fueling my passion and got me excited every day, and so to leave was scary, because I didn’t know, will I find it again? Is there going to be another opportunity out there that fuels that same kind of excitement and passion?”
Kristy Wenz shared her initial career change story on the HTYC podcast in 2018. In today’s episode, she returns to discuss how she’s continued optimizing her career into better and better iterations of her dream career.
What you’ll learn
- Why learning to say no is so important when optimizing your career
- How to overcome the fear of leaving your once ideal role
- The importance of creating your list of must-haves
I can honestly say that I would not be where I'm at today without the HTYC crew. All of the material, the feedback, the coaching sessions, and the podcasts, I would not be where I'm at today.
when I went through Career Change Bootcamp and starting to work through all of this – deep diving into what I wanted to do, my strengths and ideal career profile but then this opportunity presented itself! I went “wow, this checks almost all my boxes on the ideal career profile and seems to be a really great match.” You've heard this so many times from people you talk with – The journey is not what you think it's gonna be. You think it might be a straight line from A to B, but it's like a jagged curvy line that can go all over the place. Follow where things are leading and be open, because you just never know what's gonna be around that next corner. I'm so excited. I am the chief philanthropy officer at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. And that's really kind of a dream job.
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