Interview with Ed Brenegar - Christine Kane

The Take Action Challenge series for the month of May will resume tomorrow.

In the meantime, I wanted to let readers know that Ed Brenegar has posted his interview with me about stepping back and taking time to rethink a career.

This is a popular topic now, especially with Seth Godin’s new book The Dip being released this month. (What’s a Dip? Think St. John of the Cross’s Dark Night of the Soul for business types.) Like anyone on a path worth taking, I’ve gone through my share of dips and dark nights. And that’s what Ed Brenegar and I talked about. Read it here.

Ed is a columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times. (This interview was also the subject of his column today – which officially marks the first time I’ve ever landed the Business section of any newspaper.) Ed is also a speaker and consultant in leadership strategy and organizational vision. In my own words — he steps in when things are going bad in a business (or team, or church, or community) and uses practical, spiritual, personal development, and business principles to help the whole wagon get back on course. (He also happens to be a great father to his teenage kids.) We met by blog. And then we met in person here in Asheville.

Thanks Ed!

  • Ken D

    I really liked the interview. I can relate to the stepping back thing – my problem is every time I step back, I end up changing careers. I’ve been through 3 careers in 20 years and in the middle of a transition into another (as yet unknown direction). The good thing is I’ve developed a lot of courage when it comes to moving in new directions. I still haven’t figured out what I want to do when I grow up.

  • Christine Kane

    HI Walter! That’s Tony Creasman. He’d be a world-famous road and studio drummer, but he can’t stand travel and he loves Asheville. (And he does work full-time as a studio drummer here.) And yes, he’s truly amazing. Thanks for the kind words…

  • Walter Hawn

    Excellent interview! BTW, your DVD is terrific. As a former drummer wanna-be, I had always thought that only Joe Morello was really able to solo properly. Now I know I was wrong. Your guy (whose name I missed) is superb, and the other two are at least as good. What a tight and tasty band you have.

    I’m working on the guitar lesson…


  • Author Mom with Dogs

    You’re really an inspiration. You have quite a glow when you sing. 🙂

  • Christine Kane

    Thanks Kathy, and I know that David’s gonna do great in his new situation…

    Hey ChickiePam – Actually, right after I wrote that song, I decided that it would probably be the title of the new CD. I’m glad you like it! And I’m grateful for you too! 🙂

  • ChickiePam

    Hi Christine,
    Great inteview! And another opportunity to see you perform Right Outta Nowhere via the mircle of video.

    Today, as the most incredible massage therapist in the world was working on my body, I shared with her how grateful I am for my life. As I sit at my computer, I can look out on my deck (I decorated it with tube lights along the bottom of the hand rail) and I feel so rich. I have wonderful veggies growing and I feel blessed to be able to have a garden. I’m feeling overcome with gratitude and want you to know how grateful I am that you are in my life. Thank you.

    You rocked on Sunday…as usual! I love your new song! I just bought a shopping bag that says “Well behaved women rarely make history”. I don’t intend to make history, but I sure don’t intend to behave, either! (Another of the things I’m grateful for in my life…I don’t have to behave!) I hope that when your next CD comes out that soug will be on it.
    Love, blessings and hugs,

  • Kathy

    Great interview, Christine! David and I are all about “leap and the net will appear” these days more than ever as he figures out what’s next since retiring last week. So many things are popping up that we didn’t even know were opportunities before….”Right Outta Nowhere” actually! It’s exciting and a little scary … but mostly exciting. Thanks for inspiring leagues of people out here to keep on going, to keep on being open to possiblities, to keep on!