December 4, 2014

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I am finding myself chomping at the bit to get my new creativity coaching business off the ground. Those of you who already know me as a Psychologist, know that I am still working as a Psychologist three days per week in my Chapel Hill office. It’s hard to be in the middle of a career transition. I’ve never really experienced this before in my life, as I’ve been actively working in the field of Psychology since before I graduated college in 1978. So, that’s over 30 years of my life in the same basic profession.

Changing careers is not easy at any age. However, it seems to be particularly difficult when a person feels that they have no choice in the matter. This is happily not the case, in my situation. In this age of rapidly dying industries, so many adults have been forced by circumstances to give up on long held vocational dreams, often before they have had the time to create new ones. It takes time to ‘grow a dream’. If you have a dream that entails the establishment of a new career, but are experiencing doubts or questions about how to best transition from one career to another, you might consider hiring a ‘transitions coach’. In my coaching practice I happen to be working with one such individual. Her name is Anna Pepper, and she can be reached at 919-4170-0709. Feel free to call her for a free transitions coaching consultation.

Happy Transitions! Steevie

This article was written by SJP

I started painting as a young child and gave it up at age 22 due to vision problems as well as sensitivies to the chemicals in oil paints. I pursued a career as a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years got married twice, and raised a child, but knew deep inside that ‘something was still missing’ . I started painting again in 2008, started showing my work in 2013, and have been slowly but surely developing my adult painting style in my sixties. Looking forward to 30 more years of happy ‘Arting’!