Haley Stomp, Fractional CMO
After climbing the corporate ladder as a marketing executive, Haley realized it was time for a change when her home life and work life were no longer meshing.
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Aligning your career with your priorities can be challenging, but it’s not impossible.
After 10 years as a high level marketing professional, Haley wanted to let her foot off the gas. She wanted a career that was more flexible for her family, but she was fearful a career pivot would jeopardize the experience and success she had gained over the past decade as a marketing executive.
Learn how Haley made a career change to a role that aligned with her priorities (without derailing her career trajectory!)
What you’ll learn
- How to know when it’s time to leave your long-term career (even if it’s going well!)
- The importance of giving yourself permission to get out of your career comfort zone
- How to align each phase of your life with your career
- The benefits of taking small steps toward your ideal career
- Why you need a personal board of advisors
- The importance of being selective and waiting for the right offer
Getting clear on what I wanted helped me to recognize how perfect this opportunity was when it came along and the choice to switch was a no-brainer. Thanks for doing the work you do!
Thank you both for inspiring me to always ask, "Why NOT me?" and stick to my values for what I want for my life. I couldn't be happier and more excited for this new life!
After working many years in aerospace as a Manufacturing Engineer, I wanted to move into a Program Manager role without ever holding a PM title or certification. Scott and HTYC helped me to showcase my relevant strengths and made me feel confident and prepared for the interview stage. I landed the Project Manager job I was seeking even though there were qualified internal candidates available. I was able to avoid a disruptive family move and am loving my new position.
The role is meeting my expectations… totally owning the marketing function. And luckily the founder/president is always forward-looking – he just presented us a huge strategy doc for the next year. So there will be an opportunity for us to grow beyond our initial audience, which is great. I applied (against conventional wisdom!) and went through a lengthy interview process. I did use the resume/cover letter chapter quite a bit to customize what I used to respond to the ad. I also found that using the Interview chapter was super helpful in formulating “SBO” oriented responses, and I even used some of them in the interview. Having those “case study” type responses was really helpful and I believe cemented my candidacy. BTW – they hired me completely over Skype and phone! I never met anyone from my company (in person) until last week at a conference.
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