Andrew Beach

Turning Your Confusion Into Clarity

This is My Story

My journey started in 2001 in the wake of September 11th.  When I wrapped my head around what had happened, and gripped my new reality, it was too late.  The job I had led to a “corporoate workforce reduction program” on an inoquous Wednesday the week before Thanksgiving.

Even in those circumstances, I had a moment of clarity.  Life is too short and precious to be working unfufilling jobs. In the wake of this situation, I traveled into a new world of networking, job seeking, getting hired, getting fired, and taking survival jobs.  After about a year of struggle, I decided to make my unemployment permanent and got my real estate license.  It was a great step for me to be chasing something I was excited and passionate about, primarily as a result of a mediocre real estate purchase.

Even though real estate had been okay to me, the ups and downs of the market, finding new business, and the cooperating brokers I worked with, was impacting my life in negative ways.  It was 2008, when I made a decision to put my faith in Christ that things changed for me.  I changed. Everything changed.  I began asking questions, like, what’s my impacting legacy of tangible significance that would be pleasing to God.

Fast forward to 2015 and a significant life event happened: My father died.  Yes it was sad.  Yes it was difficult.  But it was another defining moment, a chance for self-discovery. Here’s what I found out: I love learning, teaching and problem solving, specifically as it relates to job seekers.

Enter the Breakfast Club

In the years since 2001, when I first was laid off from a corporate sales job, I ran into a group of people going through what I was and wanted to have a support mechanism. From that group, I received a new appreciation of what a professional relationship means and how important it was to your life, not just your career.  People I first met in that group are still solid friends and connections years later, some I have even done business with, shocking I know.  It wasn’t until I was 5 years into my real estate career, when things were going really well, that I offered to have the group hosted in my Lake Oswego real estate office.

Little did I know–that offer changed my life again.  The moderator of the group surprisingly and strangely obtained a job.  A replacement moderator led the group for a period of time and then also found work. The turnover was threatening the survival of the group, so I offered to moderate–but made it clear, I wasn’t doing it for personal gain in my real estate business. It was then that I was sold–this was great fun and I loved it.  Only one problem, I was doing it for free.  Over the years, Breakfast Club has provided support and service to 800+ job seekers.

So What?  Why Should I care?

The unique combination of life experience, from the jobs I’ve had, to the job seeking I’ve done, to the career transition services I have received and delivered and also to the sales experience and training I’ve received.  I have been blessed with perspective. On this site and through social networks, you can find information about this experience as relates to

  • Job Search
  • Personal Branding
  • Professional Networking
  • Career Planning
  • Learning and Training

Where do I start?

This is a platform that I will be adding to and improving over time.  To make this site better, I woud love to have you contact me.  My contact information is readily available and transparent.  I encourage your contact by phone or email as well as through social channels on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

As for me, I intend to post here and provide content regularly.  Expect new blog posts once per week and also content updates on Linkedin Pulse.  If you have a particular topic in your head for which you would like guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out.  To get more content and information, browse my blog posts here.

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