How I Changed My Career Path and Leaped Into Becoming a Product Marketing Consultant
Before I was a consultant, I was a job hopper.
My resume was a “who’s who” of the ad tech world. Throughout my career, I’d been through acquisitions, layoffs, re-orgs, and pivots. I was tired of answering the question: “Why did you leave your last position?” I just wanted to get off the rollercoaster.
I needed to make a change, so I looked at how I got here:
✅ Good at getting a job.
✅ Good at doing the job.
❌ Bad at sticking around for more than 18 months.
Then I looked at what I had to offer:
💡 I like solving different problems.
✔ I love getting things done.
💥 I’m a good writer and project manager.
⚡ I’m quick about it.
That’s when it hit me that I was looking at “job hopper” the wrong way. I'm meant to be a consultant!
Five and a half years ago, I hopped off the rollercoaster. It’s the longest I’ve ever stayed in any job.
So, the next time you’re feeling bad about some aspect of yourself, think about re-framing it. What if you leaned into the "bad" stuff rather than ran away from it? It might open a door you didn’t even know was there.
Cut to two years after my big leap…
I ran into a former boss that I hadn’t seen in a while. He asked me what I was doing and when I told him about my consulting business, he smiled and said: “This suits you. You seem happy.” And he sent a client my way.