From Overpaid Middle Manager to Underpaid CEO in One Easy Step

Sums up how I feel today.

Sums up how I feel today.

Actually, nothing was easy about resigning from my job of 15+ years but I did it.  The decision to leave took months of thought, hours of conversations, and more than one spiral bound notebook filled with pro and con lists.  So, what now?  

Today, I launch the next professional chapter with the roll-out of two new projects.  The first is Craft and Atlas LLC, a management consulting firm with a focus and service offering not unlike the work I’ve done for years—facilities/asset management, project planning, communications, and marketing (site not yet up-- sorry!). This is what I know so it’s a place to start.  The second is this very blog, goviepop.com, aimed engaging other restless consultants and our beloved clients in a conversation around the essential federal contracting question, “Is there a better way?”

Leaving the comfort of my full-time job was the first a many challenges, I’m sure. Entrepreneurship can be bumpy flight even in good weather—let alone during a market climate with a lot of uncertainties around the federal budget and role of government. I anticipate highs and lows but, perhaps more importantly, I look forward to participating in an evolution of ideas, mission, and purpose with feedback from clients and peers. If you’re curious, consider subscribing to the blog.  I want to hear from you!