WorkingFree supports the Senior Executive considering or embarking on new career as an independent professional.
YOU! What Next?
- Whoever’s idea it was, are you a senior executive on the payroll now moving on?
- Or maybe thinking that doing your own thing might be timely, eminently suitable and even overdue?
- Have you been here before – at a sort of career crossroads – and generally finished up with more of the same – but somewhere else – and with different people around you – and maybe with better pay? But maybe not.Maybe it does not seem to matter as much as it used to.
- Maybe you do operate as an Independent Professional – but would like to do better?
But somehow things feel different this time – and they are different. More of the same has lost its attraction – and its inevitability. YOU are different. YOU are older. Things have changed around YOU. In fact, the last four years have changed hugely for so many of us and in so many ways. YOU don’t need to be told that.
Maybe it’s time to change from Dependency to Independency?
So many things to think about.
“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”
Donald Rumsfeld, _____Former U.S. Congressman.
Working Free can help.
We don’t tell you what to do. We help you discover how you, as a senior Executive, can explore and re-imagine What Next for yourself; re-invent or re-focus your skillsets and behaviours around kick-starting and developing a new career for yourself – to follow and build on your mainstream career – and – specifically – operating as an Independent Professional.
WorkingFree works with Individuals personally
Working Free has created a broad Programme of – currently – 25 Specialist MasterClasses, delivered OnDemand, OnLine, or Onsite, each with full Supporting Speaker Notes, Voiceovers and with strong practical support from one of our Specialist Delivery Partners – all designed to be guided learning at its most effective.
WorkingFree also works with Organisations.
We explain this elsewhere. It’s importance, unexpectedly for many, lies in the emerging fact that at senior levels there seems now to be little or no personal or professional differences between those going and those staying. Individuals become Corporates in their own way. And Corporates become Individuals. Innumerable Search and Interim management firms see Clients turn into Independents – and the other way round – when Independents start feeding them work. Independents need to think like their corporate clients. Because they operate at the same levels, have the same skills and knowledge and do much the same sort of work.
What it means for Individuals
We can help you decide if an independent career is for you – either before you leave full time employment or during it or after you have left. We are living in a changing world. Post Covid , we are seeing the emergence of a variety of employment/ engagement – invariably bespoke – arrangements. Our Discovery Suite gives you a full overview of becoming independent and the work you will need to put in to come up to speed. If you decide an independent career is for you we can help you to choose the right career option and guide you with some key skills and knowledge. More Here.
What it means for Organisations
Even before Covid, Employment/ Engagement patterns were changing. Snapshot judgements are easy to make. The reality is that these patterns are continuing to change all the time. The real challenges facing Boards – and, in particular – Directors responsible for resourcing is just how best to manage the interactive myriad of available options, solutions and challenges. Post Covid most senior people in the workforce expect more – and against a changing background of matching corporate and personal needs with the demand and supply patterns within Organisations.
The Working Free Programme is designed to create, build and maintain good and enduring relationships between organisations and their Employees in planning their futures.
Management styles are changing from managing, regulating and directing more towards collaborating, connecting and partnering.
The Discovery Suite is our entry level MasterClass – consisting of three one hour MasterClasses – Introduction and Definitions – Developing and Delivering your Personal Professional Product (PPP) and How to win Work. Our recommendation is that this is the starting point for all Clients – being a springboard into our other specialist MasterClasses.
Clients can choose which option to explore. In practice, choices range from none to all! Working independently can often be like that. The Career Options section will expose senior executives to a greater volume of detail and help formulate their ideas around what they want to do.
Our support topics focus on key areas and topics that will support the skill sets, attitudes and behaviours required to work independently. They generally consist of one one-hour MasterClass.