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Pamela Slim is a seasoned coach and writer who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business. Her blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation, is one of the top career and marketing blogs on the web. A former corporate manager and entrepreneur herself for more than a decade, she deeply understands the questions and concerns faced by first-time entrepreneurs. Her expertise in personal and business change was developed through many years consulting inside corporations such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Charles Schwab, where she coached thousands of executives, managers and employees.
“Entrepreneurship at its heart is aligning your purpose for being on earth with a business idea so compelling that you simply must do it, despite the fears that hold you back,” says Pam. Her experience teaching martial arts for 10 years to thousands of students including former gang members has helped her clients deal with fear head-on. A world traveler, Pam speaks four languages and has lived and worked in Europe and South America.
Pam is certified as a master coach with “the best-known life coach in America,” New York Times bestseller and O Magazine columnist Martha Beck. Pam's book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur is being released with Penguin/Portfolio on April 30. Pam is married with three kids and lives in Mesa, Arizona.
Media Appearances (Online and Print):
The New York Times Is This the Time to Chase a Career Dream? 4/19/09
Entrepreneur Get Out Now: A new book shows you how to escape cubicle nation 4/09
Entrepreneur They Pay Us to be Fearful 3/6/09
Forbes It May Be Time to Start Your Own Business 2/10/09
Arizona Republic Can Entrepreneurs Bloom in a Recession? 2/2/09
BusinessWeek A Guide to Self-Employment 1/23/09
Money Magazine The would-be entrepreneur's handbook 1/19/09
MSNBC A Step Down That's a Step Up 11/18/08
The Record Winding Path Led to Yoga 11/15/08
Entrepreneur A Step Down That's a Step Up 11/14/08
U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start: Financial Adviser 11/13/08
U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start: Career Counselor or Coach 11/10/08
Philly.com (Monster) Your New Job Not for You? What Now? 11/4/08
The Sydney Morning Herald Bankruptcies, Redundancies and Bust 9/22/08
Examiner.com Job Security 9/17/08
U.S. News & World Report Learn from Lehman 9/15/08
U.S. News & World Report 4 Ways to Make Telecommuting Work for You and Your Company 7/11/08
Entrepreneur.com Living Happily Ever After Leaving the Cubicle 6/20/08
U.S. News & World Report A Chance to Find Out Why Your Job "Sucks" 6/3/08
The New York Times Go on, Leave Your Job! 2/20/08
San Francisco Examiner, Creating a Job You Love 2/4/08
Psychology Today Adieu to All That December 2007
The New York Times While We're Talking About Branding (Guest post written by Pam) 11/28/07
The New York Times Stuff I'm Reading Lately 11/9/07
San Francisco Examiner Keeping Work and Life in Balance 6/28/07
The Wall Street Journal What Small Business Owners Can Learn from Blogs 4/20/07
U.S. News & World Report In Starting Out, Know What You Don't Know 2/12/07
ManageSmarter Facing a Tough Room? Try One with Gang Members 2/5/07
Arizona Republic Map Out a Better Life 1/1/07
Escape from Cubicle Nation Blog Syndicated by:
- Atlanta Journal Constitution
- IBS (NBC Affiliates in Chicago, New York)
- Palm Beach Post
Microsoft Channel 9 MicroISV Show 5/21/07
- How to go from corporate employee to entrepreneur
- How to choose which business to start when you have many ideas
- Gaining work-life balance by choosing entrepreneurship
- Getting your family on board when you want to give up the stability of a steady paycheck
- What are the biggest challenges facing corporate employees who want to become entrepreneurs?
- What is the first step in deciding to start your own business?
- Why are so many corporate employees deciding to start their own businesses?
- Is entrepreneurship for everyone?
- How do you plan for a new business while working full-time as an employee?
- What are some cost-effective ways to promote your new business?
- What are the key things all new entrepreneurs have to know about marketing?
- How do you build a network of advisors and mentors for your start up if everyone you know is an employee?
pcs (at) ganas (dot) com