Alice Shepherd: When the Need to Create Triumphs

Big news! I am honored that Career 2.0  http://career2.0blog.net/ chose to publish an interview with me about my self re-invention. The stories they have shared about the experiences of other women making major life changes have encouraged, inspired and motivated me. I am privileged to become a part of this important mission and hope my story resonates with the right person at the right time. Keep fighting the good fight, all you intrepid trailblazers!

Career 2.0

Contributed by Elaine Pirozzi

Head Shot“When the horse dies, get off.” Strange as it seems, those six words may have changed the course of Alice Shepherd’s life.

At the tender age of 19, Shepherd began her career in bookkeeping in Nashville, TN, where she was born and raised. It wasn’t long before she had worked her way up to a position in public accounting and also became a certified QuickBooks Pro advisor, leading classes and instructing others in the use of the accounting software. When asked why she chose accounting, Shepherd replies in her lilting Southern accent, “I was good at accounting, plain and simple. It didn’t have much to do with liking it or not liking it; it served me well.”

Throughout her adult life, Shepherd did all the things she thought she was supposed to do. “I went to high school, briefly went to junior college, met a wonderful…

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