I hope the last month has been great for you. Here's my latest news.
I recently interviewed 40+ former management consultants about the challenges of moving from the consulting world to the corporate world. I wrote two blogs to share the insights from those interviews. The blogs found a big audience - over 12,000 views and about 1,000 likes, comments, and shares - and people appreciated the advice. You can see the blogs on LinkedIn here.
I led a 5 day, group hike to Canterbury, England in the first week of April. The trail started in Rochester, England, which is an hour outside of London. Five days later, we rolled into Canterbury in the footsteps of Geoffrey Chaucer and centuries of other pilgrims. We had lots of adventures along the way, including a surprise interaction with Bob Geldolf. You can see pictures at #TheCaminoWayBook page on Facebook and on my website. You can read my blog about the hike here.
While hiking the Augustine Camino, I filmed several short videos, each 2-3 minutes long, where I share one story and lesson from my book,The Camino Way. You can see them at my YouTube page or at my website.
My last blog of the month summarized a recent Stanford study about skills executives most want to develop, and how executive coaching can help. It also got over 1,000 likes, comments, and shares. You can see it here. I recently became certified as an executive coach and you can see an overview of my coaching practice here, including a short video explaining what executive coaching looks like.
I'm going to be in Chicago in mid-May, so I set up an informal meet-up for people interested in my latest book, The Camino Way. The response has been great - over 90 RSVPs thus far. If you know of anyone in the Chicago-area interested in learning more about the Camino de Santiago hiking trail in Spain, feel free to forward them the invite.
The Spanish-language version of my latest book, The Camino Way, comes out from HarperCollins on August 21. (The picture is from a review from a magazine in Ecuador.) To celebrate the release of the Spanish version, I will be walking the Camino de Santiago again in August, arriving in Santiago de Compestela on the day the Spanish version is released. If you have thought about walking the Camino some day, why not consider joining me? I will be doing the Camino Ingles route, which goes for about 110km (66 miles) over five days and qualifies people completing it to earn a Compostela certificate. Reply back with an email (or contact me here) to get more details if you are interested.
TECH TIP OF THE MONTH - Fishbowl is a new app that I discovered this month. It is a professional networking app that has gained traction in several industries with the age 20-30s crowd. It is built on top of LinkedIn as a way to confirm details of members. If you work in consulting, advertising, banking, or accounting, chances are your Millennial-generation colleagues are on Fishbowl and are talking about your firm (and maybe you.) You can connect with me on Fishbowl here.
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