Congratulations are in order to Liane Olsen, for her jump to Echosec | A Flashpoint Company! Here is part of her story:
“I grew up a Navy brat, so I can’t tell you where I’m from, but I can tell you all the places I’ve lived!
I graduated from college in 2009 when jobs were hard to find. I hunted for a while and joined the Intelligence Community a year later.
I was super blessed to be in a great town (St Louis, GO BLUES!), on a great team, and working on a cool mission.
I always told myself that I would stay for 10 years. I stayed for 12 because I was lucky to continue working with great people on crucial national security issues.
Eventually, that, “Is there something more?” question started popping up. But I didn’t know how to find it.
Looking back, I was very discouraged after college graduation, and I allowed that fear and disappointment to hold me back from looking for something new. My government job had great health care and stability. Those facets made it hard to walk away.
But then John Schieltz told me about BreakLine Education. I hemmed and hawed for a while, but then went for it on a Tuesday night in March at 10 pm while my husband was away on months-long training, and I was home alone with our baby.
I stayed up late and just WENT FOR IT. It was scary, but I realized I had nothing to lose.
I am so glad I took the leap! I accepted a new role in just over a month.
I’m blessed again with another great team at Echosec. When Flashpoint acquired Echosec, I felt like I got two companies for the price of one!
BreakLine helped me bust ALL the myths (let’s be honest, they are lies) I was led to believe about government service, post-government service, and private sector employment.
Oh – and on day 3 of being at Flashpoint, I found another BreakLiner!
With this new role, my husband, daughter, and I were able to move closer to my family, and buy a house! Summer ’22 has been pretty amazing, and I can’t wait to see what comes next!”
Congrats again, Liane Olsen!! And thanks to Jeff Oldenburg, Tanya Forsyth, Paula Hingley, and the whole team at Echosec | A Flashpoint Company for the partnership!