Special Guest Laura Sanchez

January 15, 2019

Today, Toddi Norum speaks with Laura Sanchez about being an independent contractor and consultant. Laura is a Senior Learning Consultant at Rook Strategies. Laura is focused on strategic learning management, instructional design and eLearning development. She will also be on the Women in Learning and Development panel at TLDC.

Show topics:

  • Introduction & Announcements
  • Laura’s backstory and transition into consulting
  • Difference between consulting and contracting
  • Discussing unrealistic expectations in contracting
  • Steps to prepare to become an independent contractor
  • How and what to itemize on your taxes
  • Dealing with companies with a Temporary Employment Contract
  • Addressing reasons people don’t leave their jobs to consider contracting
  • Face-to-face time and having co-workers
  • Past mistakes made
  • Allow yourself to have multiple income streams
  • Maintain networks when looking for work
  • What a support structure looks like for a contractor

Links in the chat:

Site – https://tldc.us/
Membership – https://tldc.us/membership/
TLDC19 Conference – http://www.tldc19.com/
Slack channel – http://TLDChat.us

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