About a year ago, I wrote about personal changes as I began my new job with Executive Speakers Bureau. It has been an amazing year and the ESB team has been like an extended family. Though it was a difficult decision, I’ve accepted a new position as marketing specialist for Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies (MCUTS), which provides accredited theological training for those in urban ministry. The opportunity to use my gifts and abilities for ministry has been a dream for quite some time and I’m looking forward to diving in.
In the new position, I’ll be doing slightly different work as I help implement our customer relationship management (CRM) system. There’s a learning curve involved and I love a challenge, so I’m excited about that. I’ll continue to do freelance social media consulting, work with WordPress and coordinate social media for my church, Christ United Methodist.
I’ve also resigned from my position as vice president, marketing and communications with stiQRd, to devote more time to learning the skills I’ll need for the new job and — maybe I’ll even have a life sometime soon. My time with the startup was some of the most exciting and challenging of my life and I’ll be watching the team’s progress from the sidelines and cheering them on as they continue to grow.
I’ve never had a problem with change — whether it’s the new Facebook layout, a different route to work or a new job — I’m refreshed and stimulated by new opportunities.
How do you feel about change? Do you embrace it readily or are you change-averse?