Experience is often valued because of the lessons prior jobs have theoretically provided us with. While hearing about those lessons isn’t a replacement for actually experiencing it, we thought it would be very helpful to create a space where sharp and generous members of the community can come together to share stories and lessons learned at prior jobs for the benefit of others.
“Don’t be afraid to fail”. This is probably the most important lesson or guiding principle I learned in my career that has direct the work and helped lead creative planning and choices I have made in both my business and personal life. Throughout my career in consumer marketing, I’ve been drawn to companies and brands that have a passion to lead, to innovate, to provoke, and to be brave. Read more>>
I owned a fractional CFO business prior to Raincatcher and grew the company to 225 clients. I sold the company to a National group in 2016. I did not realize how hard it would be to sell my business and learned a lot about selling my business, and the emotions of letting go of your baby. Read more>>
Kevin “Blax” Burroughs
In the beginning of the pandemic and height of the Black Lives Matter movement, I quit working for a theatre company called STAR Repertory Theatre in Escondido, CA. I learned one of the most important lessons to be learned. I learned to be vocal and not be afraid to stand up for what’s right not only for myself but just life in general. Read more>>
Lutisha “Tish” Goebel
I grew up in what was in the 1970’-1980’s as a small town, Boise Idaho. It was a place and time where working hard meant a great deal to my generation. Sure there were some who could not wait to graduate and leave Boise but for the most part many wanted to pick up where their parents left off and continue the family business for generations to come. Read more>>
Thank you so much for the opportunity to chat. Other than the eclectic jobs I worked in high school (spreading cream cheese at a bagel shop, preparing snow cones at a stand in a parking lot, coding at a cyber security company, working for a Senator, babysitting, etc.), I really haven’t had a “previous job” let alone a “career afterwards.” The day I graduated college, I was commissioned as an Officer in the Navy and I’m still serving active duty. I’m constantly learning here though, and the experience continues to have a widespread impact on my life. Read more>>