Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for 18 years. Her passion for career and organizational development spans many different work modes and client engagements.
A former Director of Training and Development at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, she spent the first 10 years of her business as a consultant to large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of executives, managers and employees.
In the last eight years, she helped hundreds of people to start successful businesses. She built a powerful online presence at Escape from Cubicle Nation, a site designed for corporate employees who wanted to make the shift to entrepreneur. At Escape, Pam developed and taught business building courses for thousands of entrepreneurs. She has worked with companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Office Depot and Citrix.
Her latest book is Body of Work. And she is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.
She's passionate about doing meaningful work in the world, and helping others do the same.
In today's Jam Session, Pam and I jammed on directing your career path versus having the path defined for you, building your body of work within a framework of a life, work/life balance, and the concept of having it all. We talk the role of business as a tool for social change and equity, the thing about those top 50 most creative, innovative people in the world lists, and the subtle impact social media has on who we listen to.
We riff on the profile for success and whether critical thinking skills, confidence or connections matter most. (Hint: It's none of the above.) And we discuss the truth about the 7 steps to easy business success, and what matters more than your conversion rates, numbers, and data.
If two soul sisters took a break during a jam session to catch up over coffee to talk about entrepreneurship and meaningful work, this is what it'd sound like. Chill out, hang out and join us for a while.
Jam Sessions is an interview series hosted by Deb Owen, founder of Percorso, intended to enlighten, empower, and equip you in your life and business. Interviews cover a range of topics from branding and business, entrepreneurship, and conscious capitalism to inspiring individuals who've overcome amazing obstacles in their lives. Inspiration + strategy + lots of love.