Episode 18

Published on:

6th Dec 2019

From Corporate to Financially Independent Reluctant Entrepreneur Featuring Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline Ceniza-Levine specializes in career change and has reinvented herself multiple times from traditional employee to co-founder of SixFigureStart, a career coaching firm in 2008; and CostaRicaFIRE.com, a real estate and FIRE site in 2017. Caroline is a Forbes Leadership columnist and the author of “Jump Ship: 10 Steps to Starting A New Career”.

We discuss:

  • Reinventing oneself from traditional employee to cofounder [2:02]
  • The benefits of having a business based on your personal goals [4:23]
  • Changes in the way people are being hired [6:36]
  • The omnipresent preference for young employees [7:59]
  • Why voluntarily walking away might make a big difference [10:11]
  • If you want to start a business, go all in [12:44]
  • Why you should focus on the sell first, not the marketing [15:28]
  • The emotional reactions that hit us after a sudden job loss [18:09]
  • Tips to help you overcome the drama of being unemployed [20:27]
  • Trends for late-career highly talented professionals [22:20]

Learn more about Caroline at https://www.sixfigurestart.com/LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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About the Podcast

Building Your Own Successful Business After a Late Career Job Loss
Have you lost your job after 20 or 30 years in your career? Do you feel traumatized and unsure how to go forward? Would you rather work for yourself and have more control over your destiny? You are not alone. In GOING SOLO, we discuss what it’s like to go from being highly skilled and well compensated to unemployment; how to deal with the trauma of late-career job loss; and how to reinvent yourself as an entrepreneur, satisfying your soul and supporting your lifestyle.

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David Shriner-Cahn

After 28 years as a highly skilled employee, I was told that my job was over. In spite of the immediate trauma and fear, I knew that as my next step, I'd rather work for myself and have more control over my destiny. That was in 2006.

Today, I'm a thriving entrepreneur, podcaster and speaker. I guide highly skilled professionals who are recovering from a late career job loss and who yearn to impact the world with their knowledge and creativity by becoming successful entrepreneurs.