The world of work sure feels different now, doesn’t it? The pace of change is unprecedented. What used to be the sure thing no longer is. In fact, nothing feels like a sure thing anymore. This presents unique challenges for sure, no matter what line of work or industry you’re in.
Here’s the thing.
This changing world of work also offers opportunities for us to truly reach our highest potential. More than ever, we have choices. We have options. There’s any number of new possibilities that weren’t possible even just a few years ago.
There really is no reason to remain stuck and be miserable in a job — or a career — that no longer fits.
Except that pursuing and going after what we “really want” can be overwhelming and is exactly the kind of thing that triggers all the self-doubt and our inner trolls to act up. Where’s the confidence when we need it, right?
I created Second Breaks and AndThriving to explore strategies for navigating this changing world of work… so we can all gain the confidence to pursue and thrive in our chosen work.
My name is Lou Blaser and I’m the host and producer of Second Breaks. I’m also the founder of AndThriving, a professional network for folks who want to make a move and thrive in this new world. My background is in change strategy and implementation. I’ve carried out 4 career pivots in the course of my 20+ professional life and have always believed that in a world like ours, we all should have the ability to grow and thrive in our work.
One of my favorite quotes is by Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Here’s to you making your kind of difference,
Lou has been an amazing advisor throughout my career profession and evolution. I most appreciate her direct, ‘no sugar-coating’ advice with the sole purpose of helping you push yourself and succeed in ways you never imagined for yourself. Having Lou as a champion as I took a leap into a radically different phase in my professional career has meant the world to me. —G. Ramirez-Elyea
Lou is one of the few people who can combine experience and deep insight with a sense of humor and personal touch. –G. Bell
Lou is my go-to coach for inspiration, helping me suss out my blocks so I can spring into action, and real talk. Really real talk. Like a close friend who wants nothing but the best for you. –A. Walsh