For almost fifteen years, I organized my life around the idea of being an academic, of getting my PhD and living the life of a tenured humanities professor at a small liberal arts college.

In 2000, I graduated with my PhD in the History of Christianity, but decided to leave the academy and try my hand in the “real world”—and have never looked back.

Shortly thereafter, I took a temp position as a copyeditor and decided almost immediately that corporate leadership was something I wanted to strive for, although I had no idea at the time what that might mean more specifically.

As time went on, I moved from editorial and print production to electronic development editing, and from there to IT, where I worked as a business analyst, project manager, and application development manager on B2B and B2C websites, ERP systems, and in network operations.

I was on a path, from getting out of bed in the morning to edit content, to getting out of the bed in the morning to solve problems with technology. I reached a point, however, where I wanted to solve problems with strategy, not just with technology, and I made the move to a boutique consulting firm to cut my teeth on corporate strategy engagements.

Since then, I’ve had the privilege to work with over fifty Global 2000 clients and observe first-hand their culture and their leaders at work, succeeding and failing, at their best and at their worst.

I’m excited one day to be given the responsibility to lead a large technology organization, and am working every day to prepare myself for that opportunity.

Given where I’m coming from, I have three goals for this blog:

  1. To be intentional about the process of my own transformation as a leader
  2. To create a forum where I can communicate my thoughts on leadership
  3. To foster a community where others who are on this journey (or who are interested in this journey) can explore the meaningful overlap and gaps between my journey and theirs

One Response

  1. Hello,

    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.

    – Kathleen Hubert

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