The other evening as I was shutting down from work I got a text from a close friend and neighbor. “What are you doing tonight?”. A phone call followed shortly after with “We’re coming over. And bringing something to share. Tell Vlad.”. (click) To say I was intrigued is an understatement. It turns out Cecille retired today.

I can’t believe I am writing these words. Yes, I had The Conversation with my boss. It went very well. Here’s why.
After a lot of thought, and discussion within the family, I decided I would offer my boss an arrangement where I could work part time on contract for a while, use that time to help hire and then train my replacement, continue to offer global PR consulting to the company’s clients, and pass on some more knowledge to my stellar team.