“My story is about, from years of my own career and its circuitous path and years of mentoring both college kids and adults, how to look at your career and your life for the 21st century. These days, you look at your life and career in terms of what you want to learn, explore, discover, experience over the next two to three years, not 10 years. After doing this for a while — experimenting, learning, applying, and iterating with mentoring — I’ve settled upon a set of key questions to ask yourself to think differently about your career, your paths, and your opportunities. etc.
The “business model” for careers has been disrupted, in a very good way. However, realistically, this new approach to careers isn’t something that’s doable for everyone yet — so far, really only those who are advantaged. This bothers me and I am thinking through how this could work for those who are disadvantaged.” – Deb Mills-Scofield, BIF2017
For more than 25 years, Deb Mills-Scofield has helped companies create and implement actionable, adaptable, measurable, and profitable innovation-based strategies. She works with “startups and upstarts” — small, medium, and big global companies in the service, manufacturing, and high-tech sectors.
A graduate of Brown University, Mills-Scofield mentors Brown students in the Entrepreneurship Program, the Women’s Launch Pad Program, the Social Innovation Fellowship, the Brown/RISD STEAM Initiative, and several student startups.