1) Tell us a little something about your book…
Authors of “Insurance Exposed, What You Should Know”
My 30’s started off with a bang. I was building a solid reputation at a large pharma company and had earned two promotions in as many years. I was a newlywed and expecting our first child. I had success in every part of my life and the sky was the limit! It was exhilarating. Then unexpectedly, a cancer diagnosis for my husband drastically changed my life journey. For six years, I cared for him and our two infant sons while continuing my career in pharma. It didn’t slow me down. I earned several promotions during that time and even started another business in my local community. It was a hell of a journey, personally and professionally, with many lessons learned along the way, including a depression diagnosis and burnout. After my husband passed in 2009, I knew these lessons needed to be formulated into a meaningful message, but the timing wasn’t right. I needed to focus on raising the boys and that meant I needed my corporate career to be the financial foundation for us. The book had to wait.
2) When was your lightbulb moment?
Fast forward to 2017. By this time, I was happily remarried, had started my own consulting company and the boys were turning into young men. The time was right. I had 17 years of leadership experience under my belt along with the scars of grief and loss. I tapped into my creative spirit and developed a model of how I thought workplace cultures should be. I called it the Purposeful Workplace Experience and it was the framework for the book. We need to change the way we work – for ourselves, our families, our friends and our planet. This book was my way of amplifying this message using my own experience.
3) Three words of advice…
My advice to emerging entrepreneurs is simple BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Believe In Yourself
Carolyn has built a career around developing people, building high performing teams and creating thriving workplace cultures. As a consultant, facilitator, speaker and author, her passion glows and it’s clear that she has a strong dedication and desire to transform the world of work. She is the author of Rules of Engagement, an Amazon International Best Seller. Visit Carolyn at http://carolynswora.com
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for the next person who steps into your shoes”