about my “transition” from one long term career in a large corporation, into something new, perhaps unknown even, may resonate with some people going through similar situations.
- successful career built over the past 27 years, in a large energy company. It gave me multiple professional and personal experiences that helped me become the person I’m today. So I’m now celebrating that achievement in my life.
- Like most of my colleagues, I joined Global Mobility by chance; out of the university in Colombia, I was looking for a job, I went to this interview and it happens to be for a mobility role (managing immigration) and that’s how it all began.
- Mobility is an exciting field, and one that allows you to develop many skills and test you on multiple levels. Different from the rest of HR, in Mobility you are not only dealing with the employee, but also with the family, and that brings a different dynamic; this is something we have once again seen very recently with the many issues we faced due to the Covid situation.
- It requires a good balance of pragmatism and caring, and of course a true passion for people. I see a critical role in the years to come with the new challenges, as the ways of working continue to be reshaped (remote, more flexibility) and the ongoing expectation by new generations, and needs from Organizations to continue having international exposure.
- However, I now have the opportunity to stop, take a pause and think about what I want to do next, and it feels great, although a bit daunting because it may be walking into the unknown.
- When we get to these unique situations in life, there is an option between staying within the “safe zone” doing what you know and it’s somehow comfortable to us, or taking a leap of faith on yourself and electing to try something new, to learn more and do more…and this is my choice now.
- I want to take all this knowledge and amazing experience and use it in a new space, where I can continue to help people, just in a different capacity. That is why I want to pivot my career towards Coaching, individual and leadership development, which is an area I have always been passionate about, and where I would love to continue growing, and developing new skills.
- With everything that has happened in the past year, I believe we can all use some support to redefine our goals to reset our compass, whether it is at work or in leading our own lives; we want to be the best version of ourselves, but often we need some help, so that is what I want to do.