Erin Moran McCormick
Erin was an Art and Psychology major who became a techie and entrepreneur. She can teach you how to launch your life.
Launching Your Life was created by Erin Moran McCormick, Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UMass Boston as part of the Year of Action series of programs. It uses the principles for launching a successful business as a framework to help you launch a life you love.
Erin quit a toxic job on her 50th birthday, wrote a book and started a business she loves. She has been CIO twice, started three companies and was Director of the Curriculum Innovation & Technology Group at Babson College – #1 in the world for entrepreneurship education.
Author of Year of Action: How to Stop Waiting & Start Living Your BIG, Fabulous Life and Founder of Year of Action, business programs for the innovation economy, Erin helps you take action and get results. She has 50+ product launches under her belt (i.e., she’s pretty good at launching stuff.)
She has been a keynote speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and career development at GE, KPMG and Eversource and her work has been featured in FORBES, FOX TV, Bost Inno and more. Erin teaches you the tools and mindset to create a life you love.
It’s not about wishing or visualizing or leaps of faith
Having worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and emerging leaders around the world, Erin saw first-hand the myths about how to find and do work you love. It is more than “following your passion” – it takes work to figure it out. In fact, there are specific steps you need to take to be successful.
The business of launching your life
Most people think they are supposed to magically just know what they want to do with their life. Yet – most of us have no clue what to do or where to begin.
Erin realized that you can apply the same techniques used in launching a business, to help you in “launching your life” – throughout the different stages of your career.
You majored in what?
Think about it. College majors usually don’t naturally align with real-world jobs. (Anthropology of what?) In fact, the first question most people ask you when they hear what you majored in is, “What are you going to do with that?” We think there’s a better answer than shrugging your shoulders, crossing your fingers and trying to figure it all out on your own.
What if you had a roadmap to show you the steps to take?
Successful entrepreneurs know they need to start where they are. They take inventory of what they want, what they have, what they need and come up with a plan to get where they want to go. This works for anyone and can be applied to creating the business of you.
The next step
You don’t have to know all the steps, you just have to know the next step – and be inspired and supported to take it. Launching Your Life will show how you to assess where you are now, figure out where you want to go and teach you the steps to take to get there.