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Third Act with Liz Tinkham

Jan 18, 2022

On today’s show, Liz talks with Donna Peters – The Career Coach. Donna and Liz are fellow Accenture Managing Directors and have both become podcasters in their Third Acts. But Donna has a big leg up – she started her career in theater, spending ten years as an actor learning a bit more about how to use your voice, before going to business school and becoming a consultant.

Interestingly, she and her husband, or “the corporation”, as they fondly refer to themselves, decided early that they wanted to retire at 48, so they created a spreadsheet that governed their big purchase and job decisions. While Donna didn’t retire at 48, she came close —retiring at 52, and she knew what she wanted to in her third act. 

In this podcast, Donna says that while at Accenture, her phone rang the most from employees and clients seeking her advice in the career development space. Today Donna runs her own career coaching company, where she counsels career-driven, life-minded professionals. She is also the host of the award-winning podcast, The Me-Suite, where she interviews people, including me, on how they cultivated work into their personal lives and made it work.