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We empower high-achieving professionals do what they love and get paid what they're worth -- as entrepreneurs -- following a late career job loss.

We launched Smashing the Plateau in 2014 to help consultants, coaches and professional service business owners learn how to be more successful as entrepreneurs.

In 2019, we added our second podcast, Going Solo, to help highly-skilled professionals build their own business following a late career job loss.

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My background

I’m David Shriner-Cahn, host of Smashing the Plateau. I started my business, TEND Strategic Partners, in 2006, following a long career as an employee. Beginning my professional life as a chemical engineer, I transitioned into the not-for-profit sector, where I was in leadership and management roles for many years.

Once I was in my own business, I realized I had much to learn about how to be a successful entrepreneur. I discovered that it can be lonely, too. I gained knowledge and support being around other entrepreneurs.

In 2014, we launched Smashing the Plateau to share the stories, experiences and strategies of entrepreneurs that strive for long-term success. We have hundreds of episodes addressing a wide variety of topics and challenges faced every day by entrepreneurs.

In 2019, we added Going Solo to share strategies for highly-skilled professionals to build their own business following a late career job loss.

If you need help finding a solution – or have a question about a challenge you are facing – please get in touch with me. We are here to serve our listeners, and I’d love to have a chance to hear your story.

Want to learn more about how you can do your most meaningful work and get paid what you’re worth?

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