Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for twenty years. Her passion for career and organizational development spans many different work modes and client engagements.
A former Director of Training and Development at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, she spent the first 10 years of her business as a consultant to large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of executives, managers and employees.
In the last eleven years, she helped hundreds of people to start and grow successful businesses. She built a powerful online presence at Escape from Cubicle Nation, a site designed for corporate employees who wanted to make the shift to entrepreneur. At Escape, Pam developed and taught business building courses for thousands of entrepreneurs. She has worked with companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Office Depot and Citrix.
“Having worked with people in just about every work environment — from huge corporations to non-profits, to startups — the one thing I know for sure is that everyone wants to do meaningful work that brings out their very best contribution to the world, and fits their personal definition of success.”
Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.
Pam has an ongoing partnership with bestselling author Susan Cain and Quiet Revolution LLC, where she is helping to build the Quiet Leadership Institute, which helps organizations empower introverts to draw on their natural strengths, for the benefit of us all.
Pam is a passionate martial artist who practiced the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira for 11 years in San Francisco, where she was Executive Director of Omulu Capoeira Group, a non-profit martial arts organization. She studied Mixed Martial Arts with Edward Kelly Fiori in Arizona, receiving her black belt in July, 2013.
She is a proud mom in Mesa, AZ. Her family is her anchor, her joy and her fuel for doing important work in the world.
Pam’s latest book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together, gives a fresh perspective on the skills required to thrive in the new world of work.
Her first book, Escape from Cubicle Nation, won Best Small Business/Entrepreneur Book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read.