This is me, PLOTTING my exit from my j.o.b. a while back.
CURSES! As much as I love writing, I hate writing about myself as much as the next gal. But the story always begins like this….
I'm the little girl who never decided what she wanted to be when she grew up. As a curious and fairly intelligent person, I was a little bit interested in - and performed well in - all my classes as a student. Therefore, much trial and error ensued.
I experimented with several college majors before earning a B.S. in psychology. In graduate school, I initially intended to earn a Ph.D. in social psychology, but I changed graduate programs after my first year and an M.Ed. in research methodology from the College of Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh.
At that point, I decided I needed to try something outside of academia and try something in “the real world.” Over the next several years, I worked in human resources, quality process management, classroom teaching, college instruction, corporate training and development, and marketing.
Although I enjoyed most of these roles and showed some signs of success within them, none of them was the ultimate solution. However, I realized the common denominator in these trials was sound communications and writing.
I taught, trained, and facilitated groups.
I wrote quality procedures, lessons, internal communications, advertising, emails, press releases, and other marketing collateral.
Plus, I was reliably the go-to girl for writing help among my friends and colleagues.
Everything finally came together. I took all the best parts– talking, training, writing – and melded them into a career as a full-time instructional content strategist.
Now I get to apply all of my experience and skills to helping other online entrepreneurs transform their expertise into impact for their clients by working with them to design and create amazing instructional content.
Behind the scenes: I live in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (a bit east of Pittsburgh) with my husband Bob, who uses his genius to teach high school social studies and coach varsity track and field. Our house is also blessed with two happy, healthy daughters, Emily and Cora. When I’m not writing, training, or spending time with my family, you might find me running around town (literally) with my friends, reading a book on my phone (my husband stole my nook), or volunteering my time with The Blackburn Center or Rotary of Westmoreland.