While attaining my degree in management, I worked for a distributor that specialized in selling to large retailers. My specialty was relationship-building combined with knowledge of the business marketplace. That led to big numbers that tripled the previous year’s sales. However, the company was mismanaged and laced with office politics, which in turn put itself out of business.
I next went to work with my family. That was a good learning experience but not the right career for me, though I learned a lot about family dynamics in the workplace.
Car accident…The recovery gave me time to think about what I really had a passion for professionally.
I realized that understanding relationships and what makes people do what they do, why they do it, and how can we do it better personally or in business was what I wanted to learn more about and turn it into my career.
Took the leap. Quit my job with the family business. Went back to school and attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and did an internship at McLean Hospital in a little over three years.
Went into private practice and built it utilizing my business knowledge and networking skills.