|Re: cohousing and career change||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Tree Bressen (treeic.org)|
|Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 21:42:19 -0800 (PST)|
I am at a point in my life where I am actively pursuing career change. Purely coincidently, I am also starting up a new cohousing development. My question is whether having been involved in a cohousing development has afforded you skills, abilities, or even accreditation(s) that you have been able to effectively use as the basis for a new career, or a new career path? I am equally interested to hear from those using their new skills as employees and as self-employed professionals, especially those with a technical background.
Sitting through hundreds of hours of community meetings (and meetings of organizations in the wider communities movement) gave me the skills i now use in my fulltime work as a freelance facilitator and process skills teacher. I have been teaching a facilitation training series in CA and several of the students who attend it are considering group facilitation as a possible future career (which is good, because i think at this point the demand for skilled facilitators exceeds the supply).
I also found that serving on the budget committee for a few years at my first community home provided me with basic financial skills training that has been helpful in running my own business.
Good luck to you, --Tree Bressen Walnut St. Co-op ----------------------------------------------- Tree Bressen 1680 Walnut St. Eugene, OR 97403 (541) 484-1156 tree [at] ic.org http://www.treegroup.info
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