Last year, I had the good fortune to facilitate a monthlong challenge for aspiring career pivoters called Defectober. The $25 program laid out five weeks of daily tasks, designed to help you rethink your current skills, abilities, and experiences with the goal of making them valuable to a new field of your choice.

Because of how popular the program was, and because summer affords many of us the opportunity to reflect and reconfigure ourselves, I’m offering it again this June – and if you’re looking to reconsider your career path, I’d love to have you join me!

Presenting, Defectober: Summer Edition.

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Click here to sign up for this summer’s hottest professional development opportunity!

When I wrote about the experience last fall, here’s what I shared:

When I talk to people who are in the early stages of contemplating leaving student affairs and higher education, many of the same words surface in our conversations: “overwhelming,” “intimidating,” and “complicated” come to mind. Some have even named it outright “scary.”

How do we do scary things? A little bit at a time.

Defectober is expressly designed to help you eat the elephant of preparing for a Defector life, one bite at a time…one day at a time. The self-paced calendar delivers one task each day (ranging in time commitment from 5-10 minutes at the start of the month, to two 1 hour blocks at the end) to get you ready to pursue a new path. Thirty tasks total, plus five days of rest, will have you feeling more confident, knowledgeable, and comfortable with the idea of doing something new.

If this sounds good to you, click the image above to sign up!

Have questions about the experience? Feel free to send an email via my contact form, or get my attention @ammamarfo on Twitter and Instagram. I look forward to the prospect of guiding you along this part of your journey to rewarding and fulfilling next steps!