Episode 21: Taking a Big Career Step—Even in a Pandemic
Have you ever felt “the nudge?” You know, that nagging thought or “what if” that won’t go away, no matter how hard you try to bury it down? That nudge is usually the beginning of a “next step” in your life, which could mean going for a promotion to switching industries or careers. Career steps are big and sometimes scary (especially in a pandemic!) but always necessary if you want to keep pushing forward.
On this episode, Elizabeth Knox, founder of MatchPace, shares simple steps to keep in mind when giving in to your “nudge” and talks about a couple of helpful tools (linked below!) MatchPace has developed to help women set themselves up for success, no matter where they are in their career.
Elizabeth Knox started MatchPace in 2016 because of her love for working. She knows how much companies, government agencies, and non-profits contribute to the good that the world needs, and Elizabeth helps organizations use the right team, to focus on the right priorities, to drive to the right outcomes and give people back their time.
You can find Elizabeth squarely in the “messy middle” of her life: running a young company, while raising 4 small children, being a spouse, and a community member. She speaks from a place of honesty, not as someone who has all the answers, but as someone who, like most of us, is still trying to figure it out, and knows that figuring-it-out is a life-long process.
Elizabeth is the host of the podcast “You Need to Stop Doing That,” offering refreshing ideas that challenge the thought that, more often than not, our answer is to add more to our lives – more tech solutions, more activities, more stuff; but in reality, if we want to live a life in line with our priorities, we often need to prune things away.
Elizabeth is a Certified Professional Diversity Coach, providing individuals a non-judgmental space to consider and take action related to diversity and equity.
Elizabeth’s writing has been featured in HuffPost, Thrive Global, Today’s Parents, and Today’s Christian Women. Her first book, Faith Powered Profession – a Woman’s Guide to Living with Faith and Values in the Workplace was published in 2013 (and you can find it on the 4word website!) and helps women grasp the importance and power of their professional work.