Good morning! I am putting the finishing touches on my sold out Elevate Your Career event in San Diego this evening! This is the last of my February book launch events and I think it is going to be the best one. Make sure you watch my Facebook and Twitter feed if you are outside of San Diego and can’t make it because I will be sharing fun photos from the live event.
Today I wanted to share with you one of the best interviews I have given of all time. This interview was done by Eric at The Daily Interview. Here is a quick sneak peek of the interview. Click here to read the full interview.
Anna, it sounds like you’ve come a long way since starting your blog, Classy Career Girl, over four years ago. Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey – Before you became an entrepreneur, what did you used to do for a living? What led you to creating your blog, and where has it taken you today?
I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton for 8 years so most of my experience has been consulting for the military in a male-dominated work environment. I learned a lot and my passion for my blog has always been to give the advice that I received and the advice I wish I had received for my career.
I started my blog as a side project during my MBA. It gave me an outlet to blog about what I was learning at business school and on the job (I was still working full-time). Eventually, women started reading it and I started giving more and more career advice. I discovered I loved career and leadership coaching and training.
At the time, I started teaching classes at my company about how to navigate your career. I LOVED it and realized that I wanted to teach all the time. So I started teaching webinars and courses and helping professional women take their careers to the next level. My blog is filled with career and leadership advice for women to help them take their careers to the next level.
Initially I was completely anonymous because I was worried I was going to lose my job. I then realized that people were looking to me for advice and I felt like I was hiding and scared because I wasn’t being true to myself. So one year into my blog I put my name and photo out there and the interaction with my readers skyrocketed because I was authentic and totally me!