I haven’t posted on this blog for almost two years. At that time, I made a decision to end my project of providing a tech coaching product to senior living communities and take some time to explore what was next.
Not long after, I saw an ad for a job as a business coach for small law firms. The company is How To Manage A Small Law Firm. (I think the name says it all!) After a significant time applying and interviewing, I started working there, as a coach, in April of 2016. After a year, I have moved on. It just wasn’t where I thought I should be. I learned a lot and believe that many solo attorneys would benefit from the help the company provides. (If you want to know if they can help you, let me know and I’ll get you connected with them.)
After leaving HTM, I was back to exploring what I want to be when I grow up. Or, put another way, what is my purpose here? (Thank you to Erika Ferenzi for posing the question this way.)
I feel like I am zeroing in on it. I thought about why I’m so intrigued by cool new technology. I knew I didn’t want to manage a technology team again. But I love what technology offers and the challenge of getting buy in for it.
I also love the work I’ve done in the area of leadership and change management. It’s a great feeling to see amazing things happen as people adapt to change.
Those thoughts led me to the realization that my purpose is to help people get over their fear, distaste, and distrust of change. I want help people embrace changes in their environment in a way that creates good things in their lives.
Of course, technology is an area that creates change for all of us. In fact, technology is ever changing whether we want it to or not. Despite the best efforts of many, science and technology cannot be held back for long. That’s why I gravitate to the field. It’s a playground of constant change.
It’s not the bits and bytes that excite me. It’s the impact it can have on an individual, a group or the world.
I haven’t worked out exactly how this insight will play out in my day to day life. But I’ll be looking for opportunities to live out this mission. Look for my hashtag: #techimprovinglives.
Stay tuned. I might grow up yet!