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From Global Corporate VP to Thriving Creative Business Featuring Anne LaFollette

From Global Corporate VP to Thriving Creative Business Featuring Anne LaFollette

After a long successful career in retail at huge global companies like the Gap and Old Navy, Anne suddenly and unexpectedly got laid off.  She was devastated. Her entire identity was associated with her fancy corporate job. After struggling to land another job, Anne decided enough was enough. She decided to bring a box of art supplies up from the basement and explore her creative side. She discovered surface pattern design and was HOOKED. Anne now has a thriving business that brings her joy every day.

We discuss:

  • When the Universe is telling you this is no longer your path [1:39] 
  • An art class that changed everything [5:20]
  • Why it’s important to take some time off before starting a new job [6:59]
  • How to create a structure to keep your sanity while being unemployed [9:35]
  • How to turn your doodles into dollars [12:05]
  • Helping women manage through change and diversity [16:18]
  • Breaking myths: Everything is figureoutable [18:22]
  • It’s never too late to create [21:24

Learn more about Anne at https://www.annelafolletteart.com/LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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A free 3-part video series on getting started in surface design

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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