137 – Pamela Slim: Speaker, Coach, & Author of “Body of Work” & “Escape From Cubicle Nation”

Pam-0047-1024x681Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of her solo practice as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of employees, managers and executives.

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In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, which is now one of the top career and business sites on the web. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software start ups.

“I feel privileged to have worked with people in just about every work environment, from huge corporations to non-profits, to tiny side businesses started on kitchen tables. There is no right way to work — only the way that brings out your very best contribution to the world, and fits your definition of success.”

Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times,The Wall Street JournalBusinessWeekForbesEntrepreneurInformation Week,Money Magazine and Psychology Today. She is a proud suburban mom in Mesa, AZ who enjoys the look on people’s faces when she tells them she is also a black belt in Mixed Martial Arts (it comes in handy when fighting for the last good bunch of kale at the grocery store). She is the author of the award winning book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur (Penguin Portfolio, 2009) and her second book Body of Work,  (Penguin Portfolio, 2014) became a #1 bestseller on Amazon the day it was released.

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