Escape from Cubicle Nation, by Pam Slim
Here is my first Resource Review. These include books, web sites, and other resources that you may find useful in your consulting quest. The initial plan is to do at least one of these a month.
Since she was a catalyst for this blog, it is only appropriate to make Pam Slim’s Escape from Cubicle Nation the first review. Although not specifically focused on consulting, her book and accompanying blog provide a wealth of ideas and information for anyone considering the Jump to Consulting.
Pam also hosts a monthly telephone roundtable (free), provides one-on-one coaching (for a fee), and provides other services such as training workshops and retreats.
After ten years in “big business”, Pam became a training consultant for the next ten years, so she has walked the walk. After the birth of her first child, she tired of all the travel, and reinvented herself as a life coach. She started her blog, which eventually led to her very popular book.
Much of her material focuses on the human/emotional side of making a major career change, such as how to discuss a career change with your spouse. (You don’t see THAT advice in most business books.)
She also helps people sort out what type of business they wish to pursue. Above all, she emphasizes balance, as in her mantra, Life first – then business.
I met Pam by chance at a book signing about a year ago. It turns out she also lives in Mesa, AZ. Who knows? Maybe there is something in the Arizona water — or more likely, in the desert sun beating down.
If you are still searching for what to do next, I highly recommend her as a resource. But even if you’ve decided on consulting, you should find her materials and programs helpful as you make your Jump to Consulting.
Escape From Cubicle Nation, by Pamela Slim
Portfolio Hardcover, 2009, ISBN 1591842573 – www.escapefromcubiclenation.com
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