How Do I Transition from a Corporate Role to Entrepreneurship? | Coaching Real Leaders | Podcast reviews

December 28, 2022



She’s had a successful career leading in the corporate world and now she’s decided to venture out on her own to build a consulting business from scratch. But she’s struggling with her move into entrepreneurship and wonders if she made the right decision. Host Muriel Wilkins coaches her through how to make the most out of her entrepreneurial journey.

Chapters:
00:00 – Intro
2:57 – Corporate vs. Entrepreneurship Mindsets
7:54 – How Do I Measure Success on My Own?
13:20 – How Do I Lead if I’m Not a Leader?
18:21 – Entrepreneurship as a Stepping-Stone to the C-Suite
26:07 – Owning Your Work as a Consultant
34:03 – Security is an Illusion
39:20 – Committing to One Path (For Now)
49:11 – Takeaways & Outro

Further reading:
– So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? : https://hbr.org/2020/07/so-you-want-to-be-an-entrepreneur
– Starting a New Job as a Mid-Career Professional: https://hbr.org/2022/04/starting-a-new-job-as-a-mid-career-professional
– Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship: https://hbr.org/2020/04/making-the-leap-to-entrepreneurship

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Series Description:
We all want to get to the next level of our career, but so many of us get stuck. Longtime leadership coach Muriel Wilkins takes you inside real-life leadership coaching sessions with high performers working to overcome professional challenges and grow as leaders. Listen in on real conversations and leave with new insights and practical guidance for your own career.

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2 Comments
  1. Advertisement makes me distracted.

  2. I found it interesting that her goal might be to get back to the C-Suite when she's the CEO of her own company. She is in the C-Suite while longing for the C-Suite. Of course, there are differences but glad she discovered it through the discussion.

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