Podcast Ep. 75: From Full-Time Job to Public Speaker with Shannon O’Brien

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Transitioning from full-time employment to a less traditional role like entrepreneurship, consulting, or public speaking can be a time of uncertainty and insecurity. If you’re wondering how your experience and skills translate outside of a corporate environment, look no further!

On today’s episode, I interview Shannon O’Brien, founder of Whole U. Career & Life Strategy in Boston, Mass. We discuss how to find interesting and memorable stories from your work experience and how to integrate them into your online content, presentations, and overall brand. Shannon shares some of the mistakes people make in transition and how to get around them. You’ll hear a story about one of her clients who completely changed her focus after 20 years in corporate human resources and how she was able to bring her experiences together to create a cohesive message. Shannon also shares some of her own struggles leaving a 9-5 job and beginning her coaching practice.

You’ll learn how to create content that is consistent and focused while also creating the message you really want to share. If you have a boatload of work experience and want to learn how to talk about it, today’s episode is for you. Learn more about Shannon at http://www.wholeu.info.

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Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, four-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for courageous women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.