Episode 159: Creating a Flexible Career

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It's time to think outside of the box when it comes to your career. You can have a fulfilling career that provides financially for your family, allows you to use your gifts, and is flexible for your family. Yes, it's true. Listen in as our guest, Kathryn Sollmann Author and career coach, shares tips to negotiate more flexibility in your current job or find a position that is the perfect fit for your life.

About Our Guest

Kathryn Sollmann is a career coach, speaker and author of the book, Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn’t Work for Every Woman & What to DoInstead (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Oct 2018).

Kathryn Sollmann is a recognized leader in helping women navigate the many stages of work and life. Through her blog and coaching firm, 9 Lives for Women, she is one of few voices strongly encouraging women to always work — at every age and life stage — to achieve long-term financial security. Her emphasis on women’s financial independence has generated event-sponsorship funding from corporate wealth-management giants, including AXA Advisors, Fideli- ty, Raymond James, Cigna and Wells Fargo. With good humor, no-nonsense delivery and the ability to educate and motivate, Kathryn is a frequent speaker, and an inspirational voice for women in college to retirement years. A frequent media resource, her expertise has been called upon by The Today Show, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Money, CNBC & more.

Tips and action items Shared on the show

How to Find Flexible Work

1. Know what flexible work is today. Six different kinds if you want a paycheck from an employer and the 7th option is to start your own business.

2. Focus on smaller companies — huge household global companies are slower to change and less likely to offer flexible work

3. Network, network and network even more to find flexible opportunities that aren’t as broadly advertised and to get insider info on which companies truly have flexible work cultures.

Learn More about our guest

Kathryn Sollmann

Website: https://www.kathrynsollmann.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/9LivesForWomen

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathrynsollmann

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynsollmann

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