Last Thursday I resigned from Proven Partners, the change and knowledge management consultancy I have been working for in the past years. Yesterday I informed my colleagues, so now I can announce it publicly as well.
In 2008 I will start working as an independent consultant. In January I will gradually hand over those activities that need to be handed over, and in February I will be my own man completely. Though I am sorry to leave Proven Partners behind I am eagerly looking forward to the new year.
I am looking forward to focus more on revamping knowledge work, innovation and learning with the aid of social media. I am looking forward to being able to work more closely together with tool companies to bring social software within the firewall. I am looking forward to be able to do more research. I am looking forward to being able to do more together with my international network. And above all I am looking forward to work more closely together with my wife Elmine. In the past few years we learned how great it is to work professionally together.
While preparing the step to become independent is not just exciting but also has been scary at times in the past few months, I am very pleased that already enough opportunities emerged in the past weeks to be certain that I have enough work throughout 2008. Next to that I will also continue working with my former colleagues at Proven Partners in several projects.
With Christmas nearly here, Elmine and I both will be celebrating, confident that we’ve taken an excellent decision.