Session: From Books to Bots: A Celebration of Nonlinear Career Paths & Transitions
After spending almost 8 years in book publishing, Alie wanted to change her career but had no idea where to start. Deciding to embrace her winding career journey, she tapped into her unique strengths to find her dream job. She'll share with audiences how they can do the same - sparing you from unread job applications, awkward cover letters, cold LinkedIn messages, and the worry and self-doubt that come with a career transition.
- The first step in a career transition is looking inwards: identify your values, evaluate your circumstances, and determine the nonnegotiables.
- For those who don't know what they want to do, but know they want a change: embrace the messy, charged emotions that come up, they will become your compass.
- Sometimes the best way to move forward is to move backwards: don’t judge the process.
- How to reverse engineer your dream job.
Alie Coolidge has had a delightfully winding career. She began in local politics, spent nearly 8 years in book publishing, spent a brief stint in the fitness industry, and now directs PR and Communications for Deeplocal – an award-winning creative technology and experience design agency. As a passionate multidisciplinarian, she enjoys blending data analytics, a liberal arts background, and media expertise to create strategic PR and communications campaigns. A strong and empathetic communicator, Alie is passionate about crafting campaigns and telling human stories that drive business outcomes while generating value for outlets and audiences. Past clients have included Fortune 500 founders, US Senators, award-winning celebrities and journalists, and high-profile public figures from the sciences, politics, and the arts. These days, she’s focused on telling stories about creative technology and dreaming about it will influence the future of work, home, and play.