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Jul 12, 2021

After 28 years as a highly skilled employee, David Shriner-Cahn was told that his job was over. In spite of the immediate trauma and fear, he knew that as his next step, he’d rather work for himself and have more control over his destiny. That was in 2006.

Today, David is a thriving entrepreneur, podcaster and speaker. He guides high achieving professionals who yearn to impact the world with their knowledge and creativity by becoming successful consultants or coaches, following long careers as employees.

He also hosts two podcasts: Smashing the Plateau, which focuses on how to overcome roadblocks and generate long-term business success, and Going Solo, which explores how to reinvent yourself as an entrepreneur after a late-career job loss.

During this episode, you will hear David talk about:

  • His career journey from engineer to entrepreneur
  • His own experience with job loss -- and how he coped and moved forward from it
  • How he learned about business development and marketing to be a more successful entrepreneur
  • The origins of his two podcasts, Smashing The Plateau and Going Solo
  • What he’s learned about success in self-employment, from his personal experience and the entrepreneurs he’s interviewed and coached

Listen to David's podcasts at Smashing the Plateau and Going Solo.
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