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The Career Reinventor with Anne Sample

Anne Sample talks to Liz about her long career in HR, where she got really good at career transitions. She eventually took that skill and bought the company she worked with, Navigate Forward. Today, she is the happy owner and CEO of—as one of her friends called it—her own ministry, running a business that provides counsel to those seeking career reinvention.

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Your first act is school, your second act is work, but have you thought about what you’re going to do in your third act? Join host Liz Tinkham, a former Accenture Senior Managing Director, as she talks to guests who are happily “pretired” – enjoying their time, treasure, and talent to pursue their purpose and passion in the third act of their life.

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The Career Reinventor with Anne Sample

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Today, Liz talks with Anne Sample—The Career Reinventor. What do you do as the head of HR once you’ve counseled yourself out during a company transition? If you’re Anne Sample, you buy into a business that you’re already really good at: Anne bought her outplacement firm, Navigate Forward.

On today’s podcast, Anne talks about her early start as an Ohio plant manager to leading HR for several companies, and how she eventually realized she wanted to run the P/L of a business. Today, she’s the happy owner and CEO of—as one of her friends called it—her own ministry at NavigateForward, running a business that provides counsel to those seeking a career reinvention.

3:21 Working at the plant in Clyde, Ohio
5:00 Technology influencing HR
6:15 Getting good at career transition advice
7:59 Firing herself
8:30 Running a P/L
15:20 Trends in career transition
17:24 Finding your passion
21:02 Creating her own ministry

You can find more information about Anne Sample on LinkedIn. Find terrific career advice on her company’s website, Navigate Forward.

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