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296: Shifting Her Career to Follow Her Passion Gives Sense of Authenticity

296: Shifting Her Career to Follow Her Passion Gives Sense of Authenticity

Joanie Connell always liked making things and solving problems and was fascinated by the math and science behind how things work. With her electrical engineering degree from Harvard, Silicon Valley seemed like the perfect place to launch her career. After staying up into the wee hours of the morning debugging circuitry, for days on end, however, she had to face the hard truth‌. She earned a doctorate in psychology from UC Berkeley and now specializes in leadership assessment, development and retention for all levels. She is also an executive coach and the author of "Flying Without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life."

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