In this episode, Colleen shares her unconventional career path and the importance of considering alternative options. She discusses her journey from a creative foreign language background to obtaining a master's degree in accounting. Colleen emphasizes the need for individuals to take control of their own careers and not follow prescribed paths.
She also highlights the interconnectedness of different disciplines and the value of language learning in problem-solving and communication. Colleen shares her experience in pursuing a career in interpreting and translating, as well as their decision to reevaluate her career path and pursue a completely different path.
We'll talk about:
Interconnectedness of knowledge and skills
Building on a foundation and learning from mistakes
Finding new life and rebuilding after setbacks
Finding purpose in your career
Navigating life and career with God's guidance
Importance of having a vision and surrendering expectations
I am a creative turned accountant! I grew up in a family that has always been very creative and artistic. The last field I thought I would find myself in was the field of accounting or business coaching, but I love it! Before becoming a management accountant, I almost became an interpreter and then I almost became a ballroom dance instructor. True story. Dancing, writing music, and languages are still passions of mine.
As a Certified Management Accountant and YNAB budget coach, I am equipped to serve as a strategic partner both in your personal and entrepreneurial life. My background is in FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) and analytics. I use financial tools and implement financial strategies that aid in your decision-making process. I work to support you in harnessing money management skills that bring form, structure, and direction to your goals. I aid in developing strategy that supports you in achieving your financial goals, leading your family, and your business.