As I write this, I am in a single digit countdown of days, at the organization I’ve worked with for twenty plus years, The Atlantic Philanthropies. A long-time colleague stops by my office to ask for assistance with a minor technology issue she’s having. I help her with it, as it turns out, the solution is to reboot her computer. I jokingly tell her that in twenty-plus years a lot has changed, but one thing remains constant, a good reboot fixes a lot of issues.
On a computer, a reboot clears out and refreshes elements of the system, so it may start anew. It allows the computer to start doing what it does, with less baggage and patterns stored in its working memory, as well as possibly some corrupted logic. I think this holds true for people as well.
As I embark on this next phase, I’ve reflected on the reboots I’ve had in my life, the new energy and excitement they bring, along with the unknown and uncertainty. So far, they have served me well.
I am grateful for my long tenure at Atlantic, as it is one of the more unique organizations in the world. It has been a blessing being part of that story and its mission, working with such a smart, interesting and diverse group of people, and having many opportunities to grow over the years.
Now it’s time for the reboot.
Starting in 2018 I will be dedicating myself full-time to my coaching practice at Human42 and exploring other opportunities as they arise. I am both energized and excited by it all, and looking forward to the future.
Thanks for sharing this ride with me, it is very appreciated!
p.s. – have YOU rebooted lately? 😉