In this episode, we meet Liz Tinkham, a career-long consultant who describes herself as “pre-tired.” After graduating from Ohio State with a degree in aerospace engineering, Liz worked as a consultant for over thirty years at Accenture. She is a professor at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business and serves on the boards of several non-profit and for-profit companies. In this interview, Liz shares actionable things she does each week to stay in touch and current, her biggest piece of advice, and how she dealt with a difficult time in her career.

Liz reflects on the most challenging point in her career; after taking the lead on a project that failed “miserably,” she took some time off to regroup. She shares her advice for diving back in full force, what she would have done differently, and what she means when she says she’s like an orange in a bowl of apples.

Connect with Liz on LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @LizTinkham. You can read her piece “Last Day at Accenture – Letter to Liz Martin,” which has been viewed over 80,000 times, here.

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