As many of you know, I have been working for The Fiore Companies for almost 24 years. That’s a very long time by any standard, but it has truly gone by quickly.
What you may not know is that one of my long-time desires has been to continue doing work that I find meaningful well into my “later years,” while definitely doing so on a very part-time and flexible basis. I have been vaguely expecting to transition into this “semi-retirement” mode sometime in the future (you know, when I get a older).
However, after the collapse of the Fiore-Irgens proposal for the Madison Central Library, I faced a sudden void in my work plan where I had expected to spend several years of effort on Block 66.
Given the lack of real estate projects on the horizon at Fiore over the next few years, this seems to be the right time for me to begin a process of transitioning from my executive position at Fiore to an independent consulting practice that will provide me with more long-term flexibility over my activity level and schedule.
So beginning July 1, 2010, I will be reducing my schedule at Fiore Companies to four days / week.
In 2012, this will be further reduced to three days / week beginning January 1, 2012.
During this time I will begin providing CFO services and business coaching for a limited number of small clients. (More to come)
I’m very happy about the run I’ve enjoyed at Fiore, particularly because of the great people I’ve worked with and the things we’ve done together. But I’m also very excited to begin moving into a new phase of my life and career.