Well, at the final session tomorrow we have no less than 90 Charities represented!! We have got a fascinating session set up for the afternoon.
What a fun way to go out on this contract!!
As someone who has been aware of the Mindgap journey/supported me on it, I thought I would just quickly update you on where I'm at with work and the transition from WM Housing (3 months ago now!) to Mindgap and beyond. It's been an incredible journey over the last 3 months - stepping out from a well paid/solid job into....well little guaranteed really!
Through Mindgap, I was very 'blessed' (the only word that fits really) to immediately secure a big contact 2 weeks after I left WM Housing. This work saw me delivering training in the Marches region to about 70 Charity leaders. Dream job! That contract paid for my 1st 2 months of work. Brilliant!
Now for the news.......As part of prepping for my Mindgap role, I undertook a qualification at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group training and, on the course, was made aware of a job there. The job was leading their Workforce Development Department: Management and leadership training and loads more. It's the commercial bit of the organisation so they want the post to grow it big to generate income for the Charity.
Well, I went for the job and yesterday was told I was successful!!. Start in August.
I was/am loving the freedom of the Mindgap business but when this offer came in with salary, car and all - it was hard not to look at it . The more I have prepared for the role the more I am so excited about it. All I wanted to do in Mindgap but lots more - and local!
Mindgap still exists (in concept) and I would love to talk to you about what I could do for you - as long as it doesn't clash with the new role. All I know is I have had the privilege of transitioning out of one career/sector and now into one that I have dreamed of for some time: Training and leadership and management development. Great!
So that's all I know for now. Thank you so much for your support over the last few months. It's meant a lot.
Mindgap is trying to be a different kind of business. For starters it's based on some different values but also it's about a new journey for Dave. A journey from being paid at the end of every month since leaving school at 16 to carving a new space for him and his family. A bit of work/life balance adjustment!
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