I'm here to tell you it's NOT over.
You can still get a job that meets your professional potential and satisfies your personal needs.
You can still be a confident creative who knows their value, and gets what they want.
You can still have a freelance career with fantastic clients and meaningful assignments.
You can still start doing something brand new altogether!
I mean, good lord…We’re not THAT old.
The Big Island of Hawaii, 2 weeks after exec producing the Nick Jr. rebrand in 2012.
As a coach, I help professional creatives who feel lost at the mid-life of their career get back on track towards building the life they truly want.
Sometimes it’s your choice.
-leaving an unhappy work environment
-relocating to a new city
-shifting into something entirely new
And sometimes, it's not.
-being restructured into a dead end position
-freelance client well dries up.
Either way, you're here now...and I promise you, it's a good place to be. This doesn't mean the end of fulfilling your dream of a rewarding and balanced career.
It def wasn’t for me.
If you’re ready to get fired up and move on to the next phase of your career, there are a bunch of ways I can help you. CLICK HERE to find out how we can work together.
If you’re like, “cooooool…but who the hell are you, anyway?” See below.
My Story (the loooong version...with pictures!)
September 2017-BET, behind the scenes interview for "The Rundown with Robin Thede" launch campaign
Since 2011, I’ve been a busy freelance Creative Director and Executive Producer with a client list that includes SYFY, Nickelodeon, Toca Boca and BET. Before that, though, I was at one place-the BEST place- for 8 years…
Comedy Central offices, 2002, Sarah Jackson Jr. as an Executive Assistant with a classic blue iMac
Starting there as an assistant during Chappelle’s Show and the golden age of South Park, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to learn about writing and branding…and I didn’t ask. I stayed for 8 years because I just knew it couldn’t get better than that.
Until I wanted to go a new place…new placeS, to be exact.
New Zealand, North Island, 2010. (not shown, jetlagged and freezing.)
I hit my quarter life crisis in 2010, when I felt compelled to finally travel the way I had dreamed of doing all my life. I traded New York City for New Zealand...and Australia and The Cook Islands and Japan. It was the best year of my life, but one of the hardest choices I had to make. While I knew it would be worth it, I was convinced I would never have a job that made me happy like that again. Most people never have a job the love. How could that possibly happen for me twice?
Thank god I was wrong.
I realized the skills I have as a professional creative-the ability to articulate a big idea, identify the action steps required to achieve that idea, then take action on that plan- could be applied to big moments of career and life change with great results.
I’ve been able to build a successful and satisfying freelance career with a second coaching business…
New York City, 2014, with the Nickelodeon Brand/Image Team, my Ride or Dies for the first ever Kids Choice Sports campaign.
…that allows me a flexible schedule to work from home and travel...
...then come back to a home I own upstate...
Upstate 2017, closing on my first home.
...to hang with my standard poodle, Butters.
Butters, at 9 months old. The best dog on the Planet.
My Mission Today.
My goal is to help as many mid-life creatives as I can discover what is still possible for their lives, professionally and personally, then give them the tools they need to go out and get it.
If this sounds good to you, we should definitely work together. Let's get started.