EARLY CAREER CONNECTIONS & MID-CAREER PIVOTS
The Great Resignation has caused many people to rethink their purpose and their careers. Heather Markel quit her 25+ year in corporate in 2017 and became a full time traveler, before the trend started. Now almost five years and 32 countries later, she helps her clients to ditch their desk and discover their destiny through full time travel. If you want to take your job on the road, or simply travel full time as a sabbatical, career break, adult gap year or, indefinitely, join Heather to learn how to make the lifestyle affordable, and have realistic expectations about the lifestyle.
Heather Markel quit her 25+ year corporate career in the Telecommunications industry in 2017 for a career break to travel the world. Instead, she turned travel into a way of life. Since January, 2018, she's been to 27 countries on 6 continents, including being marooned for 2 years in New Zealand, during the pandemic! Heather now teaches people who want to travel full time, whether for a career break, an adult gap year, a sabbatical, a digital nomad, or way of life, with the tools, resources and confidence to be able to comfortably afford the full time travel lifestyle.
Meg Alexander joined the PowerToFly community as a job-seeker in 2014, eventually landing her first remote role working for PowerToFly's Delivery Team. Her professional experience includes roles as a Talent Advocate, Head of Purchasing for a window factory, audiobook publishing, & more than 5 years as a paralegal. She has a bachelor's degree in Art History from Indiana University (mint condition, never been used!), where she also earned a varsity letter for Women's Rowing. She loves DIY projects and will never say no to french fries. She lives in Toledo, OH with her husband Aaron, an engineering technician, and their dogs, Radar & Cake.