After 19 amazing years, Nov. 10, 2021 marked my final day as a Ducks Unlimited employee. ๐Ÿฆ†

The decision to leave the organization I love so dearly was painful and difficult, but it was also necessary. I will miss so many wonderful people who have impacted my life, but none more than my team.

๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐œ๐ค๐ฌ ๐”๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ซ. I know Iโ€™m leaving the organization better than I found it because of their extraordinary accomplishments.

To my team: I will forever be grateful for your hard work, dedication and support over the years. Iโ€™ll always have your back. Thanks for always having mine. ๐Ÿ‘Š

Ok, that was the hard part to write.

๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„, ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€™๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—œโ€™๐—บ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜โ€ฆ

Iโ€™m entering the next chapter of my career with a newfound sense of purposeโ€ฆ

Iโ€™m starting my own consulting business. My mission:

๐“๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ง๐จ๐ง-๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ž๐๐ˆ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐›๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Iโ€™m going to teach them โ€“ and their teams – how to create content that will establish thought leadership, build trust among supporters and generate more donors for their organization.

There are hundreds or thousands of people reading this post who donโ€™t yet understand the importance of a personal brand.

Theyโ€™re using LinkedIn without a strategy. ๐Ÿค”

They donโ€™t realize the massive potential it offers to their company or the future of their own career.

๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ. ๐Ÿ”“๐Ÿ™Œ

In the coming months, Iโ€™ll share more tips that you can use to build a brand and get the most out of this platform. Iโ€™ll also share my journey into the world of entrepreneurship and the lessons learned along the way.

And yes, youโ€™ll continue to see random videos from my deer stand and TikTok clips of my kids doing goofy things because thatโ€™s just what I do. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

So, thatโ€™s my next move.

Iโ€™m excited.

Iโ€™m terrified.

I have trouble spelling “entrepreneur”.


๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ฅ. ๐ˆ๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ง ๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

Iโ€™ll share more details about my company soon, but in the meantime, hereโ€™s how you can work with me:

โœ… Pre-order my online course
โœ… Book a personal LinkedIn profile/strategy session
โœ… Schedule a speaking engagement for your team or company

Shoot me a DM for more details on these services.

Thanks to ALL of you for your support!

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