Take Back Control of Your Career…and Your Life!

realtalk-donna-and-peteTime and again we hear from executives who are stressed out, downsized, or need a change but don’t know what that change might look like.

Often what those executives need is to trade their corporate job in for working for themselves as an entrepreneur.

It may sound new and just a bit scary to step away from Corporate America and hang out your own shingle, but that’s exactly what Donna French did – very successfully. With the help of nationally recognized franchise consultant Pete Gilfillan, Donna went from a successful corporate executive to the owner of three kickboxing studios.

In this interview with Donna and Pete, ExecuNet Master Class Host Tony Vlahos draws out the story of why Donna made “The Switch” and how Pete helped her. You’ll learn about finding a business that fits your needs; why a franchise was the best option for her; the role of the consultant; how long it took Donna to start making money; the skills necessary to be successful in making the move from Corporate America to working for yourself as a franchise owner; and more!

Donna is a great example of someone who wanted to control her own destiny and live a life that contained more independence. She followed her entrepreneurial spirit, leveraged a strong business acumen to become her own boss, and created a legacy for her child. She’s living life on her own terms. If you’d like help achieving what Donna did, reach out to Pete for guidance. There’s no cost to you!

Here’s to taking back control of your career…and your life!



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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