Career Change By Calculated Risk: Math And Engineering MBA Turned Shoe Designer Tiannia Barnes

Career Change By Calculated Risk: Math And Engineering MBA Turned Shoe Designer Tiannia Barnes

SOURCE: http://solutions.officedepot.com/getting-started/article/career-change-by-calculated-risk-math-and-engineering-mba-turned-shoe-designer-tiannia-barnes Many people harbor a passion very different from their day job but not everyone acts on it. As a coach to both executives and entrepreneurs, common justifications I hear include lack of time, too much risk, or the work/ family conflict. “My current job is too busy to do something on the side!” “I have a steady thing, and my idea is too risky!” “I already have a second job – as a parent!” Tiannia Barnes could have hid behind all three excuses instead of launching into her career change aspirations. An IT program manager with undergraduate degrees...

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Four CEOs On How Their Side Jobs Made Them Better Leaders

Four CEOs On How Their Side Jobs Made Them Better Leaders

SOURCE: https://www.fastcompany.com/3048685/hit-the-ground-running/four-ceos-on-how-their-side-jobs-made-them-better-leaders Side Gig: IT Manager CEO Skill: Managing a lot of moving parts You could say Tiannia Barnes did what some people only dream about doing. The IT program manager followed her passion for footwear to become the founder and CEO of the eponymous high-end shoe company that launched in January of 2014. Barnes’ background—degrees in math and industrial engineering combined with an MBA—as well as her status as single mom of a 10-year old understandably make her a little risk-averse. In addition to learning the fundamentals of footwear such as pattern development and design at a shoemaker school, Barnes...

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Sparkle Session: Tiannia Barnes

Sparkle Session: Tiannia Barnes

SOURCE: http://www.sparklesandshoes.com/2015/04/tiannia-barnes.html Happy Wednesday!  Today I am excited to bring back Sparkle Sessions, the interview series on Sparkles and Shoes when I speak to female entrepreneurs I think you will find fascinating. To kick off the re-launch I am delighted to share the interview I did last week with Tiannia Barnes. This up and coming designer is launching her first shoe collection this fall and from first glance, I knew I had to learn more.  Her background may be in engineering and information technology but her shoe line is pure fashion with five different shoes; a flat, two pairs of pumps, and two...

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