This is how the journey began

I was a junior in high school and had no idea what path I wanted to pursue in life. A race car driver, train engineer, teacher, accountant, lawyer were careers that were of interest to me at the time. My classmates were chatting about a school program where you only had to go to class for half a day during your senior year. SIGN ME UP! Who knew this one decision in life would shape the rest of my career? I filled out all of the forms, took the typing tests (yep back then you had to pass a typing test for employment) went on the interview and then waited.

One day a letter from the Office of Personnel Management came in the mail stating I had been selected for employment. Whoo hoo! This is when the fun began.

In September of 1986, I started my senior year of high school. In October, I started what has evolved into a 30+ year career with the federal government. Over the 30+ years I have had amazing and rewarding opportunities and once in a life-time experiences. I hope you find my journey, insight and stories in my my blog posts useful and entertaining.

About Co-Hosts Kelly & Sarah

Hi friends, Sarah and I are thrilled to bring "The Mentoring Lab Podcast" where we serve as your Work BFF Mentors. For six years we have been called to do something bigger. We felt the nudge and the poke and now we are jumping all in to bring you The Mentoring Lab Podcast. The Work BFF you wish you had. Not everyone has a work confidant, a trusted advisor or listener, non-judgmental mentor, tell you the truth - real raw truth - talk to bounce ideas off - straighten your crown not steal it person. We are here for you. Each week we will discuss a topic relevant to early, mid or senior level careerists.