Career Change is Possible After 30

If you’re looking for more inspiration to create what you want out of your career, here is a fantastic article about women who have changed careers after age 30.

Okay, I may be a little biased because I’m one of those women featured in this article, but check it out for yourself!

I’m honored to share a moment with an organization that celebrates and champions women.  Want to know a little more about SWAAY?  Here is an excerpt from their online magazine:

SWAAY is a ground-breaking digital publication that harnesses the style and glamour of today’s business-minded woman. At SWAAY we believe that women’s interests are much more diverse than what traditional magazines portray. We are dedicated to celebrating the stories of established and emerging entrepreneurs to advance more women into the forefronts of innovation and entrepreneurship through visually inspiring and intellectually engaging content.

SWAAY was founded in 2016 by Iman Oubou, an entrepreneur and former Miss New York US, who noticed gender disparities in business as well as a media bias in the way the modern woman is represented. In today’s world, women are starting more businesses than ever before and SWAAY‘s  objective is to position these founders as the new icons, providing content and community for them to empower each other.

Click the photo to read the article!

Let’s keep empowering and inspiring each other!  (Men too!)

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13 thoughts on “Career Change is Possible After 30

  1. This was a timely post for me, thank you!
    I’m about to take a leap from landscape estimating to horticulture therapy.
    My husband is supportive, however I know he doesn’t get my need for a change. Yes, I’d be walking away from a lucrative job, for less money, for a while. How did that go over in your marriage?
    And… If you’re career coaching these days, I’m looking into a coach 😉 Do you work online or in person? If the former, please let me know!

    1. Hey MPG 😉
      I’m glad it was. That is so exciting for you. When you know, you know.

      That’s a great question. Walking away from income was one of my biggest challenges. My husband did not understand it for a long time. I think he didn’t realize how unhappy I was. I’m not sure that level of unhappiness is the same for you, but either way, I think it’s great to create what you want. Once my husband started to understand how unhappy I was, he was willing to give up the income for a while in order for me to be happy. He actually encouraged me to change partly because he couldn’t stand to be around me that way. LOL. I was lucky… I think a lot of spouses are not supportive of these changes.

      I would love to chat with you. I always offer a 30-minute complimentary session, so we can “meet” and see if we are a fit to work together. It’ll also allow you to experience a preview of what coaching is if you have never done it before. I do it all by phone! If you want, send me a pm (you can do it on my contact or work with me page,) and we can set it up!

  2. “He couldn’t stand to be around me that way”! Ha ha! Yes, I think that is the conclusion my husband is reaching. He’s had his ‘low income days’ and I was the workhorse, so turnabout is fair play 😉
    I know that our desire for change is a bit different and I’ve gotten a few, ‘Are you crazy??’ from some folks. And some days I think I am… 🤔
    Money is the root of evil, but we all need some roots. I’m just ready to need less and have more happiness!
    I’ll contact you soon!

    1. Oh yeah! It’s like you’ve earned credits! There was a time I was the workhorse, so it’s totally fair.
      Regardless of the intentions for our career change, I think many people will question that. I always think they’re the crazy ones, but really, they just don’t understand. I believe life is too short to miss out on whatever it is we want. I love that last thing you said… less roots and more happiness! Look forward to hearing from you.

  3. Reblogged this on Job Path and commented:
    WhenI say I want to change career in my lat 50’s people roll their eyes and try to put me in ‘step back’ rolls rather accepting my decision. Great Article and SWAAY is defiantly regular reading.

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