Spotlight Series: Meet Career Coach Jan Busby

1. Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi! My name is Jan Busby. My background is in nonprofit management and higher education. My passion is in creativity and encouraging others on a path of growth. I am a helper by nature and like to think in terms of future possibilities. We all have the potential for fulfillment, but we all have some work to do to get there!

2. What was your first job and how did you get it?

My first job during school was in a fast-food restaurant. My first job after college was working with a nonprofit that served children with developmental disabilities in an early intervention program. I got the job after being a volunteer at the center for several months. I loved working with the amazing children receiving services there and still carry a lot of admiration for the mission and the organization leaders.

3. How did you decide and get to your career today?

Through a lot of trial and error and self-awareness practice!

4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?

The best advice I ever received was from a dear friend from Canada. We met volunteering in Brazil together and I was just about to finish college and was overwhelmed with stress. She was further along in her career and life and her advice has continued to replay in my head over the years. She said, “it’s just like breadcrumbs, Jan. You move forward and pick up a little here & there, and there, and there until you get to a loaf. And then it may even start again, but you just keep moving forward!”.

5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?

I want to be doing exactly what I am doing right now. I want to work one-on-one encouraging clients through my coaching business while continuing to contribute in my community through the nonprofit where I currently work assisting with workforce development and adult education. Personally, I want to be able to spend quality time with my boys creating memories that last a lifetime and have an established self-care practice. Wish me luck!

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