Each month we feature inspirational women who've made it to the other side of career change. Learn how they did it and take away usable tips from their career journeys!
Nicole Smith is an advocate for personal and social responsibility, a public speaker and a podcast host committed to connecting people to purpose. Read on to learn How She Did It!
What is your personal mantra, mission or manifesto? We thrive when we have a sense of purpose in our lives.
What inspired you to launch your current career/launch your business? Being grounded in gratitude guided me into exploring the non profit sector and social entrepreneurship in a way that gave me the flexibility and freedom of creativity I craved.
What is unique about returning/pivoting in midlife? Challenges & opportunities? Owning the wisdom that comes from age and experience. Being humble and hungry enough to learn the latest terminology and technology to communicate coherently. Strive to be a lifelong learner, because growth begins beyond your comfort zone.
What’s one intention you have for your work this year? Welcome women to the Value Vision Board Workshop to help them identify their core values and create a career path that naturally supports them.
What are you most passionate about right now?
Mentoring and networking.
What’s the one thing that has advanced your career in the last year?
Showing up and following up. I always identify one or two new faces on various virtual group calls and make it a point to follow up with them and connect.
Favorite book, app or podcast?
The advice I wish I had given to my 20 year old self is…
Invest in yourself. Start saving now. Make time for people within your circle and outside of your circle. We are social creatures designed to communicate with and support each other.
Your theme song that played every time you walked in a room would be? Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
Best career advice for other women?
Collaboration reaps far more rewards than competition.
What’s up next? Transcribing my Happy to Help radio show interviews into a book on the benefits of giving back.