The Times, They Are a Changin’: A Change in Career and Purpose

At the start of 2018, I turned off the lights at my executive recruitment firm, The Green Suits, LLC, and ended my headhunting career.

Throughout a rewarding 20-year-run, during which I placed hundreds of best-match senior and mid-level professional talent in client companies, I recognized that even my most successful outcomes did not guarantee the long-term happiness of the parties involved in the process, especially the candidate.

What is more, I discovered that an increasing number of my candidates expressed a longing to do meaningful work — work that is self-directed, profound, benefits people and the planet, and provides them with satisfaction.

My new purpose is to help workers like my former clients and candidates, but also thousands of others whom I have never helped, follow their dreams to do meaningful work.

Now, I focus my energies on The Tightrope with Dan Smolen podcast, to bring the needs and desires of workers to the forefront. Aided by esteemed guests drawn from the world of business, academia, career empowerment, and public service, The Tightrope helps listeners overcome the obstacles that they face in their efforts to do meaningful work.

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If in the past you worked with me as a client seeking great candidates for your enterprise, or as a candidate seeking a new professional role, then I thank you for the privilege of your business and for your trust in my abilities.

But, let us not be strangers. Please become a regular listener of The Tightrope podcast, follow me on Twitter, and read my opinion pieces on Medium.

Indeed, the times they are a changin.’

But this I know: our best days lie ahead.

Warmest Regards,

Dan Smolen

Author, Host of The Tightrope with Dan Smolen Podcast, and Advocate for Meaningful Work

Washington, D.C.