From Career Breaker to Dream Maker: How to Make Your Sabbatical Work for You

Sharolyn Wynter
Sharolyn Wynter
From Career Breaker to Dream Maker: How to Make Your Sabbatical Work for You

My desire to take a career break started early on in my career. I had a good job but frequently felt burnout. As the years went by, the allure of climbing up the corporate ladder and waiting until retirement to live my best life began to fade. The real turning point for me occurred when my...

My desire to take a career break started early on in my career. I had a good job but frequently felt burnout. As the years went by, the allure of climbing up the corporate ladder and waiting until retirement to live my best life began to fade. The real turning point for me occurred when my dad passed away — before retirement age. His untimely death inspired me to reevaluate my life, quit my job, and embark on a life changing career break which ultimately led me to the lifestyle of my dreams.

In this chat, I want you to walk away with:

  • A practical guide with 4 key steps you can take to put your dreams within reach (please see attached guide that I can offer to anyone who is interested)
  • An understanding of the various career break options (e.g. sabbatical, gap year, mid-career break, etc.)
  • Key factors to consider when exploring career break options
  • Tips on how to turn your career break into a growth opportunity (e.g. career pivot, lifestyle change, passion project, etc.)

Meet The Speaker

Sharolyn Wynter
Sharolyn Wynter

Sharolyn Wynter is a growth strategist and lifestyle coach within the travel community. She leverages insights from her travels to over 50 countries and her 10+ years of consulting experience to help companies and individuals elevate their brand.

In her current role as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Girls LOVE Travel, she creates mutually beneficial collaborations with strategic partners for an active and engaged community of over 1 million female travelers. She is also on the Board of Directors for Raising Expectations youth development program, where she serves as an advocate for youth development, STEM exposure, and proper representation of minorities in underrepresented spaces.

Sharolyn holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Spelman College and M.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. The Detroit native currently resides in Lisbon, Portugal where she spends her spare time scrapbooking, exploring, and investing in passion projects.

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