1. Tell us a bit about yourself
I'm Kendall Cherry (a.k.a. Candid Kendall). I'm a Texas native currently living in Houston, Texas. I work a 9-to-5 and own my own coaching business, but when I'm not working, you can probably find me with my nose in a book, or in the kitchen trying out a brand new recipe. I also enjoy solo travel, and my favorite trip so far was a two-week trek through Italy with me, myself, and I!!
2. What was your first job and how did you get it?
My first job after college was as an employee engagement program manager at a major tech company! I got to work with people ALL over the world. My roommate in undergrad knew the hiring manager and thought I'd be a good fit for the role. It ended up being one of my favorite jobs (so far!)
3. How did you decide and get to your career today?
I'm actually in the middle of a little quarter-life transition of my own! I knew I didn't want to stay in corporate full-time, and in December 2019 I launched my own career coaching business. After sitting on this idea for NINE YEARS, I finally decided to stop playing small and just go for it!
4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?
I wish I would have told my younger self to filter out other people's vision about my own career. I paid way too much attention to how they saw me or what they wanted for me and went down a path that wasn't really aligned with what I wanted for myself in the long run.
5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?
I would love to be working for myself full-time, free of corporate and other side hustles! And to have helped dozens of women stomp out their biggest fears and get closer to their own dream careers.
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