Whatever Works

I can’t help but wonder if I’m being coached covertly.

Pam Slim “is a seasoned coach and writer who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business.” She’s the author of Escape From Cubicle Nation (both the blog and the book) and has, over the course of this past year year or so, become a friend of mine.

It started with a tweet, turned into several purchases of her various information products (I jokingly confessed at her Atlanta workshop that I’d buy pretty much anything she put out…which was actually true…), and is now turning into even greater things:

Pam Slim, changing my life one tweet at a time

I’ve attended events that Pam has put on in the past, and she’s the real deal. To say that I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with her generosity and support to me personally would be the understatement of the decade.

I’ve long since given up on figuring out why she sees fit to extend so much kindness, and instead shifted my energy towards what matters: living a life of passion and conviction while enabling others to do the same.

This post is just a quick thank you to someone who has stirred up a fire of greatness within me with which I will change the world. Thanks Pam.

Good times. More ahead.

I don’t know if there’s some dark magic in play or if there are Jedi mind tricks you’re using, Pam, but I’m thankful for it/them.

Whatever works.

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.