Are you a journalist working on deadline for a story? Pam’s cell is 480-371-4317. Email pam (at) pamelaslim (dot) com.
Pamela Slim is a small business coach with a strange twist: most of her clients are very large companies who serve the small business market. They hire Pam to advise them on how to understand and connect with small business owners today.
Pam’s insight is drawn from her small business learning laboratory on Main Street in Mesa, Arizona, where she talks every day with entrepreneurs from every walk of life, from side hustlers to companies in high scaling mode. In the lab, Pam’s passionate community of small business owners test and try all kinds of approaches to solving business problems, rejecting tired advice from past decades.
A former Director of Training and Development at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, Pam 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 twelve years, she helped thousands of people to start 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 and spoke at entrepreneur events around the country. She has worked with companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, GoDaddy, Progressive Insurance, Kahuna Accounting and Citrix.
She 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.
Her first book, Escape from Cubicle Nation, (Penguin/Portfolio 2009) won Best Small Business and Entrepreneur Book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read. Her most recent book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together, (Penguin/Portfolio 2014) gives a fresh perspective on the skills required to thrive in the new world of work.
Entrepreneur How to Overcome Common Challenges and Help Your Small Business Grow 4/30/18
Startup Nation Author and Business Coach Pamela Slim on Starting and Growing a Business in 2018 1/29/18
Investors.com Bad Bosses Can Teach Important Lessons Too 10/24/17
Arizona Republic Pamela Slim opens collaborative space in Mesa for corporate america expats 10/19/17
USA Today 4 Salary Negotiation Tactics That Really Worked 8/25/17
Smart Hustle Magazine How Mindset Impacts Your Chances of Success 8/25/17
Wall Street Journal Your Blueprint for Your Career Needs to be Updated 2/14/17
Inc. How 17 entrepreneurs got their start in business 3/10/16
Dice.com Your workplace transition survival guide 2/29/16
Investors Business Daily Superbosses lead with confidence and empathy 2/17/16
Metro Do you have what it takes to be a Superboss? 1/21/16
Fast Company Women are doing better in the Star Wars galaxy than in this one 1/6/16
Cult of Mac New audio app puts the wisdom of career experts in your pocket 4/8/15
Chicago Tribune Smart people offer workplace advice for 2015 12/26/14
Fortune Destress during the holidays: Tips for “Type A” professionals 12/17/14
Wall Street Journal What to do when your dream job disappoints 4/23/14
PBS Next Avenue The new way to pitch yourself to land jobs 2/13/14
US News & World Report How to create your own body of work 1/30/14
Inc You don’t have to be an entrepreneur for life 1/28/14
800 CEO Read Jack Covert Selects Body of Work 1/9/14
Chicago Tribune Write Your Work Narrative 1/6/14
Forbes How to Build Your Personal Brand and Body of Work 1/6/14
Forbes 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs 11/13/13
Financial Times From sideline to livelihood 10/9/13
The Globe and Mail 9 Twitter Accounts Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Follow 7/15/13
Fast Company The Counselor: How Rachel Rodgers Built Her Virtual Legal Practice4/23/13
The Globe and Mail Ten questions to ask before quitting your job to start a business4/5/13
Fortune Should You Charge Friends for Advice? 3/18/13
New York Times This Week in Small Business 9/4/12
Information Week Here Comes the Corporate Brain Drain 8/9/12
Forbes People I’m Grateful for #3: Pam Slim 6/1/12
Inc Squeeze 25 hours into a Day 5/24/12
Information Week Grow Your Business Through Referrals 5/24/12
New York Times This Week in Small Business 5/21/12
Information Week Sociative Influencer: Pamela Slim 4/16/12
Irish Times Stripping Fear Down to its Bare Bones 3/19/12
Forbes Taking Stock — What Have You Accomplished This Year? 12/30/11
Entrepreneur Magazine How to Bootstrap Your Business 11/22/11
Inc. Magazine How to Build Strategic Partnerships 11/10/11
Business Insider NYTimes Offers a Welcome Note of Small Business Reality11/10/11
US News & World Report The Unconventional Success Strategies of Millionaires10/13/11
U.S. News & World Report Mastering the New Freelance Economy 8/17/11
The New York Times This Week in Small Business: Downgrades, Upgrades and Doing Business in Britain 8/15/11
Wall Street Journal Twitter’s Small Business Big Shots 6/29/11
Bloomberg Ex-Banker Wants You to Give Up Wall Street for Mongolia 5/27/11
Forbes Success Dysmorphia 5/24/11
The New York Times Small Business Roundup, 5/9/11
American Express Open Forum 11 Ways to Successfully Work With Strategic Partners , 4/20/11
BNET, Should I Keep Putting Up With a Demanding Customer, 4/15/11
Fear.less Magazine,Liberation Nation, 2/15/11
The New York Times Testing the Entrepreneurial Life 2/9/11
Hattiesburg American Students learn business skills 2/2/11
Entrepreneur The Influencers: Five to Follow on Twitter for Independent Thinkers1/31/11
Psychology Today Striking Out: Are Your Entrepreneurial Fantasies Worth Living?December issue
MSNBC Top Five Twitter Feeds 12/5/10
Inc. 7 Questions to Get Your Business Out of a Rut 11/18/10
Statepress TED speaker discusses challenges facing Navajo culture 11/8/10
Phoenix Business Journal Innovation on the way November 6 11/3/10
The Globe and Mail, Pamela Slim’s Checklist for a Fulfilling Life, 11/2/10
Entrepreneur, How to Ditch Your Cube and Be Your Own Boss, 9/30/10
Fast Company, Two Branding Gurus Tell Their Side of the Story, 9/30/10
Time, Helping Corporate Drones Live Their Dreams, 7/13/10
Forbes, Top 100 Websites for Women, 6/23/10
Women Entrepreneur, Conquer Your Fear, 5/28/10
Silicon Valley Business Journal, Making the leap from the cubicle to entrepreneurial front line, 5/14/10
BusinessWeek, Health Reform Expected to Untether Job-Locked Entrepreneurs, 3/26/10
London Evening Standard, The Great Escape Route: Why City Boys are Quitting Their Jobs, 3/22/10
Library Journal, Best Business Books of 2009, 3/5/10
Publisher’s Weekly, Picture of the Day (800 CEO Read 2009 Book Awards) 2/9/10
BusinessWeek, Ethical Internet Marketing 1/29/10
CNN Money, 5 Ways to pump up your income 11/23/09
New Times of Phoenix, Best of Phoenix: Escape Act 9/23/09
USA Today, Plan ahead for successful new business (featuring Escape from Cubicle Nation workshop) 9/21/09
USA Today, From corporation to start-up: who’s going to fix the printer? 9/21/09
Media Bistro: GalleyCat, Career Renegades, Escaping Cubicle Nation 9/18/09
Adweek Focus on Small-Biz Owners 9/2/09
BusinessWeek, Twitter for Entrepreneurs: 20 to Follow 8/21/09
Success Magazine, August 2009 Issue
Los Angeles Times Are you a digital nomad? 12 resources for working on the road7/20/09
Investor’s Business Daily: The Quantum Jump to Entrepreneurship 6/26/09
CNN Money The rise of freelance nation 6/12/09
USA Today “Escape from Cubicle Nation” Equips Readers to Take the Plunge 6/8/09
The Wall Street Journal Ready to be the Boss? 5/24/09
Psychology Today: The Freelance Personality May/June 2009
US News & World Report: How to Start Your Own Business and Keep Your Sanity5/19/09
MORE 3 Ways to Find Time to Work on Your Dreams 5/12/09
New York Post 60 Seconds with Pamela Slim 5/11/09
BusinessWeek Turning Entrepreneurial with Pamela Slim 5/1/09
The New York Times Is This the Time to Chase a Career Dream? 4/19/09
Entrepreneur Get Out Now: A new book shows you how to escape cubicle nation4/09
Entrepreneur They Pay Us to be Fearful 3/6/09
Forbes It May Be Time to Start Your Own Business 2/10/09
Arizona Republic Can Entrepreneurs Bloom in a Recession? 2/2/09
Today Out of Work? Try Self-Employment 1/26/09
BusinessWeek A Guide to Self-Employment 1/23/09
Money Magazine The would-be entrepreneur’s handbook 1/19/09
MSNBC A Step Down That’s a Step Up 11/18/08
The Record Winding Path Led to Yoga 11/15/08
Entrepreneur A Step Down That’s a Step Up 11/14/08
U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start: Financial Adviser 11/13/08
U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start: Career Counselor or Coach11/10/08
Philly.com (Monster) Your New Job Not for You? What Now? 11/4/08
The Sydney Morning Herald Bankruptcies, Redundancies and Bust 9/22/08
Examiner.com Job Security 9/17/08
U.S. News & World Report Learn from Lehman 9/15/08
U.S. News & World Report 4 Ways to Make Telecommuting Work for You and Your Company 7/11/08
Entrepreneur.com Living Happily Ever After Leaving the Cubicle 6/20/08
U.S. News & World Report A Chance to Find Out Why Your Job “Sucks” 6/3/08
The New York Times Go on, Leave Your Job! 2/20/08
San Francisco Examiner, Creating a Job You Love 2/4/08
Psychology Today Adieu to All That December 2007
The New York Times While We’re Talking About Branding (Guest post written by Pam) 11/28/07
The New York Times Stuff I’m Reading Lately 11/9/07
San Francisco Examiner Keeping Work and Life in Balance 6/28/07
The Wall Street Journal What Small Business Owners Can Learn from Blogs 4/20/07
U.S. News & World Report In Starting Out, Know What You Don’t Know 2/12/07
ManageSmarter Facing a Tough Room? Try One with Gang Members 2/5/07
Arizona Republic Map Out a Better Life 1/1/07
Boston Globe Virtual Office is What You Make it 10/6/06
USA Today Can You Guarantee Your Startup Will Succeed? 8/15/06
Sample Interview questions
- Where did the idea for Body of Work come from?
- In the book, you refer to “the new world of work.” What does this mean?
- Why doesn’t traditional career advice apply anymore?
- Which leadership skills are critical in today’s ever-changing environment?
- What skills are critical to stay competitive in today’s job market?
- How can you best connect different elements of your career and weave it together into a story?
- Many people in the start up world view all corporate work as selling out. Why is this an unhelpful view?
- What if you have a few experiences that aren’t related or you have gaps in your resume? How do you piece them together?
- Is it important to find your life’s purpose before choosing a career or business?
- Why do entrepreneurs have to perfect the art of storytelling?
- How does this book differ from or build on the ideas in your first book, Escape from Cubicle Nation?
Interested in hiring Pam to speak?
Check out her speaking page at http://pamelaslim.com/speaking
Pam’s Contact Info for Immediate Inquiries:
480-371-4317 or pam (at) pamelaslim (dot) com