Pursuing a Career You Love (Santa Monica)

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

Past Locations for this Class

Pursuing a Career You Love (Santa Monica)

Los Angeles

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Are you looking for more than just a paycheck? Do you want a role where you can do what you love and get paid for it?

The good new is: you can. Whether you want to move into a new industry, start a business or completely reinvent your career, I’ll give you the stories, tools and inspiration to get you started. This will be an interactive, hands-on workshop centred around deep self reflection, partner sharing and group discussion.

The first part of the workshop will explore what makes your heart sing, what you’re good at, and what you believe in to generate potential career possibilities and craft your own narrative. The second part of the workshop will give an introduction into how to pitch your story to potential employers, clients and partners. The third part of the workshop will give you the space to receive honest and impactful peer-to-peer feedback on how to take your pitch to the next level.

Leadership coach Melissa Andrada will share some of her own personal experiences living her dream roles--from working as a senior strategist at a creative consultancy in New York to co-founding an VC-backed learning startup based in London from the ground up.

What students have said:

"The session was well structured and Melissa is a very engaging teacher. It was especially impactful as she really walks the talk - she's done it!"

"Melissa is an enthusiastic teacher, with a heart-felt interest in your progress."

"The content was excellent and Melissa was well prepared with worksheets for us to use for activities. The class zipped right along and she made sure to involve everyone in class."

Takeaways

You’ll have the opportunity to: Explore what makes your heart sing, what you’re good at and what you believe in to generate potential career possibilities and craft your own narrative Get an introduction into how to pitch your story to potential employers, clients, and partners Receive honest and impactful feedback on how to take your pitch to the next level

Who this is for?

This workshop is most useful for folks who have some idea of what they want to do, particularly those who are:

  • Looking for a role with purpose
  • Making a career change
  • Starting a business

Prereqs & Preparation

To get a sneak peak of content, start by reading The Element, a book by education innovator Sir Ken Robinson, that's all about helping you find your passion.

You can also listen to this audio interview with podcast artist Elizabeth Santry on Have Mic Will Travel on Melissa's personal journey.

Thousands of readers have also found Melissa's Medium post on how to get into strategy super useful thinking for anyone looking to find a new role.

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