February 26, 2018
This is a bittersweet note for me to write, because it is likely the last time you'll hear from me as your negotiation coach.
I'm announcing today that I am transitioning from running Ask For It into a full time role at another company.
I've put a lot of consideration into this next move, and I want to share a bit of my thinking with you in case you're curious.
Back in the fall, a unique opportunity came to me to take a contract role at a company I found really intriguing. The work was fulfilling, my manager was inspiring and the team was poised to do big things. Fast forward a few months, and we started talking about me joining full time.
There are two main reasons why I decided to change direction from Ask For It to a new role. First, this is an opportunity so compelling that I could not refuse it. It's not often that you get to try out a role before committing. I'm going to be working with a manager who I find inspiring and whose career I genuinely admire.
And in my personal life, as some of you know, I'm expecting a baby girl in early May. So the timing couldn't be better in terms of more financial stability for our family. Not every company would hire a woman who is seven months pregnant, and I think that's pretty darn awesome!
All that said, I'm wrapping up with my final clients, events and writing, and I want to take a moment to say thank you.
I'm grateful to this community for joining me on this wild journey over the past three years; to all of my coaching clients who have trusted me enough to share their hopes, fears and accomplishments; to all of the organizations we've partnered with and the journalists who have spread my gospel of equal pay for all.
I especially want to thank Lily Comba, without whom I could not have accomplished so many of the big things we've taken on this year. Lily, you're an absolute joy and I am so grateful to you for your unending enthusiasm and incredible work ethic.
I also want to let you know that although we will no longer be releasing new content, the advice, resources, and multimedia on our website will live on. I hope you'll return to askforit.co for continued support and insights for your career.
In fact, as our last gift to you, we launched a brand new Resources section where you can access all of our worksheets, podcasts, webinars and articles — for free.
So in the words of one of my favorite characters from literature: TTFN!
Ta ta for now. I may be changing course, but I hope our paths will cross again.
CEO + Founder