10 Year Sabbatical

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After 10+ amazing years at Salesforce I had the opportunity to take a 10 week sabbatical. This presentation is a recap of the trip. Hopefully it inspires others to take a break in their career to …

After 10+ amazing years at Salesforce I had the opportunity to take a 10 week sabbatical. This presentation is a recap of the trip. Hopefully it inspires others to take a break in their career to reflect and spend time with their families.

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  • 1. My SabbaticalAfter 10+ Amazing YearsI Took 10 Weeks Off To Recharge Jamie Grenney Salesforce.com @jamiegrenney
  • 2. I Skied 45 Days this Season
  • 3. I Skied 12 Days with my son Holbrook
  • 4. Lots of Ski Days with Family & Friends
  • 5. And Many Days I’d Take Runs By Myself
  • 6. It’s Always Been a Dream of Mine toLive in a Ski Town for a Season. I feel so fortunate to have been able to live that dream out!
  • 7. In addition to revitalizing the bodyand spirit, my sabbatical helped Sharpen the Mind
  • 8. Listened to Audiobooks on our Road-Trip
  • 9. Visited Our National Parks
  • 10. Participated in a Socrates Seminar on Big DataSources of Big Data Implications•Social Media •Security, Privacy,•Credit Card Trust, Self-DisciplineTransactions •Deadweight Loss•Mobile Phone Data Redistribution•Medical Records •Autonomous, Ubiquitous Presence•New InternetConnected Devices •Self-Healing Society
  • 11. Attended & Presented at SXSW in Austin Ideas from SXSW: Peter Thiel, Future of Shopping, Markers Revolution, Mobile, Connecting the Physical World
  • 12. Gained an Appreciation for The Aspen Idea
  • 13. Thank You For This Amazing Experience!Lived in a new place Experience being aand developed new “stay at home” dadpatternsProvided the spaceto reflect & think big Our son Holbrook was Strengthened at a golden our marriage Got to be outdoors age for this and active everyday adventure!
  • 14. We’re fortunate to work ata company like Salesforcethat offers a sabbatical program Thank you to everyone who helped out while I was away and made this break possible!