During my 15 year career journey, I’ve successfully switched careers five times while living and working my way throughout the US, England, India, South Africa and China.
I’ve mastered the art of setting career goals, researching a profession, and then figuring out how to make it all happen via networking, grit and hard work.
Throughout my own journey, I’ve successfully advised so many people on career planning. I’ve loved seeing each person implement my suggestions and flourish as a result. So now I’ve started my company in order to help more 20-somethings find their way to career happiness.
“Life is a sentence of failures punctuated by only the briefest successes”
After graduating college, I moved to NYC and took the first job I could find. And I hated it. I didn’t even think about all the opportunities that could be out there; I just craved any job so I could feel like a “normal” professional. Then after 2 miserable working years, I finally landed what I thought would be my dream job working on Wall Street.
I thought I had made it…
My career led me to Morgan Stanley, a top Investment Bank, where I worked on their famous Equities trading floor in Times Square. However, as much as I tried to feign interest in my role, it was obvious my heart just wanted in it and I desperately needed a change of scene.
So I quit, packed my bags and headed to rural India for a volunteer Microfinance gig. To this day, that was the toughest and most rewarding experience of my career. I am still close with many of the people I worked with back then and consider India a second home.
I returned to the States and enrolled in a top 10 MBA program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
During my time at Michigan, I worked with famed professor and Strategist,Dr. CK Prahalad. I consulted for him again in India and wrote a case study with Dr. Prahalad which was published in his last book. My case study is still considered one of the top 5 teaching cases for Social Entrepreneurship.
It was a a fantastic two years…
When I graduated Michigan, I took a global position with Citibank that was supposed to send me around the world and prepare me for a leadership role at the global bank. However, it was summer 2008 and the financial crisis was heating up. And even though I had a front row seat to the chaos on Wall Street, while working for Citi in San Francisco I got to experience the energy in the Bay Area and the startup community. I could see so many interesting things happening in the technology world’s epicenter and could tell this was the place to be.
But I was too scared to make a move……
So I stayed at Citi for a few more years, working in NYC, London and ultimately spending the last couple of years in Citi’s Venture Capital group back in the Bay Area. What I loved most about my job was meeting tons of startups that were building cool products and services meant to deliver value for this world. I wanted to do the same thing.
So I took the leap….
In 2012, I hopped into the startup world and within two years, I landed my current position at a fast growing, exciting Fintech startup where I am Director of Product.
I couldn’t be happier now, even though I’m sure there’s still an exciting journey ahead.
I’ve come such a long way from being a timid 22-year old who couldn’t figure out what she wanted to do with her life nor how to actually achieve it.
Now that I know “the how”….
I want to share what I’ve learned in my journey to help you achieve your own goals.
Although your path will surely be winding too, I hope this site will guide you in figuring things out.
Life is way too short to have a miserable job.
There’s absolutely no need to feel this way for one minute longer. In the internet age, the gatekeepers are crashing down left and right; you have abundant opportunity to create your own destiny.
So if you are unhappy at your current job, or are still trying to find your “right” career path, this site is built for you.
Read on, and reach out anytime.