What do we call them, then?

Today I’m at Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains, delivering a talk called Rethinking Careers. I wrote about the idea once before, and it’s turned into a presentation.

The biggest takeaway I hope to leave people with is that regardless of the employment type or status (corporate employee, startup founder, freelancer…), it’s our responsibility to find the intersection of:

  1. our specialty (something that we actually know)
  2. our interest (something that doesn’t make us want to die)
  3. our value demonstration to the market (something people will pay us for)

Also: this work never ends. We have to remain in a posture of finding out where that intersection is, and to courageously seek it out.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.