All things in life involve a balancing act. Changing careers is no different. When I decided to change from being a successful business executive to becoming an academic, my family life was in full swing. The decision was complicated; the transition even more so. I left my executive position and started doing consulting and teaching as an adjunct. I quickly realized I needed a doctorate to get taken seriously and be offered a permanent position at a university of any standing. I also knew that I would have to do it part time and long distance. I took a position at a small but prestigious university in the US running their entrepreneurship program and teaching part time.
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