Why do you do what you do?

Hi! I'm Ilana and this is my story.

I was leaping in my career continuously. Air Force → Engineer →Technical Sales → Product Manager → VP Technical Operations… When I decided to leap to entrepreneurship and start a tech company with a friend. We even raised money from investors! $800,000! I was so excited. I thought I was living the dream.

During the good-bye from my previous job I told everyone about this company-in-the-making. Little did I know that it would blow in my face.

My co-founder decided to take the money, kick me out of the business and...
I was left with...
No job,
No salary,
No startup,
No investment,
and ego down the drain.
I told everyone about this startup! What do I say now?
Then came the questions.

"What do you do, Ilana?"
"Are you looking for a job?"
"What, you don't know?"

The downhill spiral was painful!
I couldn’t sleep at night.
I couldn’t wake up in the morning…
knowing I don’t have a purpose.
What will get me excited?
What do I want to do?
Why is it so hard?
My health deteriorated.
I gained weight.
I was a mess!
I needed to reinvent myself quick!
But How???
What do I want to do and how do I get there?
Looking back, I can say that this was probably the hardest time in my life but only now I can admit that it’s also the best thing that happened to me:
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Since then I started a tech company,
sold it, became an investor in over 80 companies, on the board and general partner of a network venture, advisor in some of the biggest accelerators in the world, award winning paid international keynote speaker, contributor in Forbes and more.

I swore that I will do everything I can to help other driven professionals figure out ‘What's next’, craft their story, build their reputation and leap to the career they want and deserve.
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I’ve put together content from 25 years of my own experience together with dozens of others I’ve helped, into an 8-weeks exclusive program plus an executive mastermind that has been so transformational - it was featured on Yahoo Finance, Market Watch, Forbes, NBC, CBS, ABC etc.

CareerLeap has helped dozens leap to leadership, substantially increase their salary, start a business or a side-hustle, build a reputation as thought leaders and allow them to create the impact and lifestyle they wanted for themselves and their families.
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If you want to learn about the 5-steps to Reinvent Yourself and Leap Your Career -

ILANA GOLAN

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