1033. Wisdom from Wandering: The Career Pivot
From an early age, Marc was good at math and chess. It was no wonder everyone told him he should be an engineer. After getting a degree in computer science, what he learned about himself on the job was he is a “geek who can speak”–an unusual combination that for 22 years let him change jobs every few year, all within the walls of his first employer.
Marc Miller’s career journey included 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a stint as a high school math teacher, a gig raising funds and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever. Thirty years of wandering the proverbial career desert, often repeating the same mistakes over and over, taught him his most crucial lesson: Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them. Marc’s latest endeavor “Career Pivot” uses his extensive training experience to help others—especially Baby Boomers—find careers they can grow into for the decades that lie ahead.
On His Bookshelf
Repurpose Your Career, the 2nd Edition of A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life, by Marc Miller and Susan Lahey
Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth, by Mika Brzezinski
Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS, by Shirzad Chamine
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
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Careers: Career Coach, Computer Science, Engineer, Speaker, Teaching/Teacher
Topics: Fear, Following Passion, Multiple Careers