My lovely editor at The Seattle Times asked me if I could write a column about a client who decided to go back to school mid-career: The going-back-to-school dilemma. I had lots of stories to choose from, but this client stands out in my mind. She completely transformed her career in about a year. She rewrote her career. So cool.
“I’m thinking about going back to school,” a beloved coaching client told me.
Those words always fill me with concern. Going back to school can be a great way to jump in a new direction or break through to the next level in your career.
Going back to school can also be a colossal waste of time and money.
This is the story of a client who went back to school after a deliberate decision-making process. She didn’t throw money at the problem and hope for the best; she gathered a lot of data, tested the decision and had a clear picture of herself in school before she wrote that first tuition check… (Read the rest of the story at The Seattle Times.)