How do I own my L&D career trajectory w/ Cara North

Cara North Training Business CLO
Cara North Training Business CLO – Copyright Cara North

In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Training Manager and passionate Learning & Development advocate Cara North who tells us how she is ‘owning’ her L&D career trajectory.

Like many training professionals, Cara has taken an interesting path to get to where she is today.

She worked as a full-time Senior instructional designer and worked as an Learning & Development Consultant. 

Cara’s L&D career trajectory is clear: she has her sights set firmly on becoming a Chief Learning Officer.

Listen in as Cara tells you what she’s doing to get there with the help of Mentors

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There are no rules these days

Cara started her own LLC as a Learning & Development Consultant in 2017 and 2020 was her best year ever!

Many people dip their toes in the world of full-time employment then decide to go solo as training consultants… TWEET THIS

She tells us why she was actually referring out work to other training consultants because she was so busy!

Have you worked in corporate L&D and then gone freelance?

Many people dip their toes in the world of full-time employment then decide to go solo as training consultants.

Some even go back into corporate training careers. There are no rules these days.

What matters is that you have a plan and enlist the support of mentors who can help you on the journey.

So what about you?

What brought you to your current role?
What’s your plan for your L&D career?
Which mentors are helping you get there?

Listen to the episode now for ideas!

Take-aways you don’t want to miss

  • Where Cara started from in training
  • How Cara doubled her L&D followers on LinkedIn
  • How she chose her CLO mentors to help her
  • Why Cara is writing a book with the ATD
  • What prompted Cara to write her PhD in Learning
  • What she is doing to become a Chief Learning Officer

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