I had a networking meeting with a former colleague this morning (remember – networking is important). When last I saw her (last year at the very same Caribou Coffee), she was about 2 weeks from being laid off with no plan or prospects for employment.
Things can change rapidly.
Since our last visit:
- She has a new job, at an awesome global company (that is not only surviving - but growing in the current economy)
- Her new boss is fantastic – mentoring and encouraging her to reach beyond her grasp
- She has uncovered unknown skills that will help her in the marketplace going forward
- She is engaged, and getting married this Summer
Her success and reward for hard work lifted and inspired me this morning.
Have a great weekend, everyone!