Career & Leadership

Navigating the Mid-Tech Career Crisis

Friday, September 16, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

In 2019 I was at a crossroads in my career; I was working as a successful engineering manager of a small yet strong team of developers and I was miserable.  Believing I had no other choice but to write my resignation letter and move on, I met with my manager all set to discuss my planned departure. However I left that meeting understanding that before I make this leap I needed to assess where I truly was in my career.  Was I still passionate about the areas I worked in or about technology in general? Can I still keep up with the pace? Am I where I expected myself to be and if so, was the journey worth it?  In this talk I will share my experience of a mid-career crisis and the work I needed to do to answer these questions so that I could reset and shape my path forward in tech. We’ll discuss how to first identify if you are at a critical point or if you are truly in crisis and then walk through steps which I believe can help you navigate towards the path that is best for you.



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