Making Big Changes in 2012

2012 is off to a fantastic start with two major changes. The short version is that I’ve accepted two opportunities that will allow me to help a lot more people align who they are with what they do for a living. Fittingly, I’ll also be better aligning who I am as a person with what I do for a living.

ACT: Director, Client Outreach – Mountain Plains Region

First, I’ve joined ACT, Inc. (you recognize the name in the context of college entrance exams) as the Director of Client Outreach for the Mountain Plains Region.  I’ll be using my problem-solving skills to help educators use all of the company’s assessment solutions to improve college and career readiness throughout the K-12 experience.  I’m very excited about this because (if you’ve been paying any attention to my work over the past decade) I’m passionate about embracing what I call “whole-brain” thinking. ACT had created some programs that go well beyond the standard left-brain academic assessment model into critical “non-cognitive” assessments (learning behaviors, habits, skills, etc.) that I believe have been largely overlooked. The opportunity to be part of a forward thinking organization will allow me to focus and improve my core strengths in an area I believe vitally important  is something I am blessed to accept.


Legal Solutions Counsel: Indigo Ventures Law

Second, I’ve joined the team at Indigo Venture Law Office as Legal Solutions Counsel.  Indigo is a growing team of great business lawyers who have solo or small-firm practices and work together to offer integrated solutions without the inflated overhead of a traditional law firm. It’s a very innovative model and I was happy to be asked to work with the team. Again, being part of an innovative business model is consistent with my history.  I’ll be helping the firm build, offer, and deliver legal and business consulting solutions for information entrepreneurs and other information-centered businesses such as small- and mid-sized book and periodical publishers and other startup and growth companies who want to take advantage of developing communication technologies.

These two changes, in addition to being a husband and father of 3 kids 10 & under, will keep me very busy and challenged.  Obviously, this means my work though Houchin & Associates and The Space Between Center will be limited to a very, very, select group of legal and Authentic Expert coaching clients. If you need help starting or developing your business, or if you want individualized coaching to help you align who you are with what you do professionally, drop me an email and I’ll either help you myself if it’s a fit, or be happy to hook you up with the right person or team.

Here’s to a great 2012 for all of us.


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