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What Does an Invitation to the ‘Ask the Expert’ Panel Mean to Me? #PMIcon19 #Inspiration

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When contacted as a potential candidate for the Ask the Expert panel, I felt proud and had somewhat a sense of validation. Let me explain. Eleven years ago, during the recession, I was laid off and on unemployment. To that end, I chose to look at the other side of the coin, as an opportunity to reinvent myself and my career.

In the span of these eleven years, I have focused diligently on my professional development and career growth to have a voice. My voice is one of many, however, with a level of effort required to be in the choir, a level of commitment to not simply make oneself better, but to take it as a chance to share, grow, and contribute back to the professional community as a way to fortify and inspire.

After earning my PMP designation, I decided to put myself out there in this community, to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, to actively engage with the community as a way to solidify and expand on my understandings, assumptions, and experiences.

That was in 2016. Three years later, coming up to four, I am happy to now have this amazing opportunity to actively partake and engage in such an amazing event such as the Global Conference as an invited member of the Ask the Expert panel. It is an honor to sit amongst my peers in this fashion, with not just the ability to meet some of my online cohorts in person, but to meet others in the community as well to discuss interesting topics and learn from one another.

I look forward to being amongst the community and part of the celebration. See everyone there!

Andrew Craig

Posted by Drew Craig on: September 15, 2019 11:06 AM | Permalink

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So glad to have you on board, Andrew!

Thanks for sharing, Andrew & I'm looking forward to meeting you in person!

This is indeed a great opportunity - Good Luck Andrew

Enjoy the opportunity! Congrats Andrew

Great opportunity. enjoy.

I love stories like this. A great reminder to grab our VUCA world by the horns and steer ourselves forward. Congrats Andrew!

Congratulations Andrew, surely you deserve.

Good luck

Nice to hear stories like this.

Inspirational - just obtained my PMP certification last month.

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly"
This is indeed an example of true resilience. Well done!

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