Our local Seattle Meet, Plan, Go! host, Lori Stone, made a decision to take a career break in late 2010--yet she wasn't sure HOW to make that happen. Sound familiar? By December 2011 she'd made her move. In this casual meetup, Lori will talk about how she planned for her career break over that first year, why she chose to wait, how she approached financial considerations, why she chose a combined career break/research sabbatical, and her experience going back to work after 15 months away (SPOILER ALERT: she has another big travel adventure dreamed up for 2015!). Learn more about Lori's story at www.joyguild.com.
Plus, we'll address some of the most common questions that come up around planning your own career break. Or just come to share your own career break travel do's and don'ts and meet like minded people who share your career break dreams!
Learn more about our location: www.rowhousecafe.com
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Lori Stone spent the last 20 years in the corporate, non-profit, and technology sectors and today specializes in communications and program management. In 2007, she started The Joy Guild, a side business at the time that incorporated her love of the arts, photography, teaching, and travel safaris from Paris, France to Moab, Utah to Melbourne, Australia. However, her full time commitment to corporate technology consulting over the last nine years kept her from fully launching her dream business.
When & Where
Lori Stone has spent the last 20+ years in corporate, non-profit, and technology sectors, specializing in communications, marketing, and program management. In 2007 she launched The Joy Guild, incorporating her work life with her love of the arts, photography, teaching, and travel with adventures from Paris to Moab to Melbourne, and beyond.
Lori launched her first career break from corporate consulting at the end of December 2011…one year became two and her time was spent traveling, writing, teaching, making art, reassessing life priorities, refining her post-40 career goals, and focusing on new consulting work models. She continues to work with forward-thinking individuals and organizations and envisions a world where people find play AND work that brings them joy.
The Joy Guild | Twitter: @thejoyguild