Episode 54: Big Leaps // Building Transferable Skills & Making Career U-turns with Maddie Kennedy // Owner of Field Studies Co. & Educator with Shopify Local

In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Maddie Kennedy. We love this girl, and we think you’ll understand why once you listen to this episode. It’s rare to find people who really, genuinely care – Maddie is one of those people. She wants to help the world and you can see that in her journey from teacher in the classroom to educator as part of the Shopify Local team here in KW. She’s passionate and driven, and she knows how to make things happen.

Get ready to be inspired.

Topics covered:

  • Meet Maddie – her journey from becoming a teacher to business owner, to Shopify employee
  • How the transition to Shopify happened
  • Shopify Guru to building a new position on the Shopify Local team
  • How does Shopify Local work?
  • Understanding that her past work experience has built incredibly transferable skills
  • Entrepreneurship is about testing
  • Everyone has a different journey and questions, but the solutions are typically similar
  • A day in the life of Maddie
  • Advice for people who are feeling a little lost in their lives
  • Mindset is key when making big shifts
  • Advice for transplants
  • What’s next?

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