Each week we introduce you to a new member here at Work It, Mom!, and this week we'd like you to meet Liimu McGill
, who recently started her own training design and development company, LSM Consulting. She crossed a big item off her Life To-Do List in 2005, when she ran a marathon, and crossed another one last year, when she appeared on Clash of the Choirs
with Patti LaBelle, singing a rendition of "Jesus, Take the Wheel"
that stole the show. She lives with her husband and three young daughters outside of Philadelphia.
1.) What do you do?
I run a training design and development company, called LSM Consulting
. We help companies determine the type of training program they need to address gaps in their organization (e.g., eLearning, classroom training, etc.). We develop the strategy, design the program, develop the training materials, and if necessary, implement and facilitate the courses.
2.) How did you end up in your current career?
I worked as a consultant for several years and every time I tried working for someone else, I felt completely undervalued and underappreciated. I finally decided that I was better off relying on myself to ensure my own career advancement and sense of self-worth, rather than some stupid suit in a corner office.
3.) What's your dream job?
To be a motivational speaker and writer. I would love to inspire other women to live their best lives, and never, ever give up.
4.) Tell us a few things on your Life To-Do List.
I want to be a millionaire. I want to participate in a triathlon (I’m supposedly doing that this coming August. I’m registered... I’ll let you know how that goes.). I want to write a best-selling novel. (I wrote a novel, but it’s still in draft.) I want to ride on a gondola in Venice. I want to skydive. (Don’t tell my husband.)
5.) What's for you the toughest challenge when it comes to juggling work and family?
Feeling like I’m jack of all trades, master of none. Sometimes I feel like I’m not quite up to par in any area, because I’m trying so hard to be all things to all people.