by Colin Duncan Cover design or artwork by Celeste Duncan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/19/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781728378374
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781728378367
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781728378381

About the Book

Navigating the complexities of professional services careers is hard and often riddled with frustration and disappointment. No doubt the lucrative compensation is not to be ignored, and of course the distinguished opportunity to serve and lead at the highest ranks of your chosen profession. While the glimpses of what success looks like are all around, it can sometimes feel beyond the realm of imagination for someone to realize such gains for themselves. Many people stumble into successful career outcomes after humble beginnings with little or no plan. Sadly, there are large groups of talented and ambitious people who continue to struggle to align interests to opportunities that will yield their desired outcomes. These people represent a kaleidoscope of backgrounds and experiences for which there are no established criteria. This book captures my journey as an immigrant from Jamaica to the leader I am today, highlighting key principles that helped me endure many challenges and lead a successful business. Based on countless mentoring conversations I’ve had throughout my career, I know my story will resonate with many professionals who had or are having similar experiences. My hope for the reader is to be inspired, encouraged, and most importantly be able to extract tactical actions that can be applied along their journey to help them achieve their desired career aspiration.

About the Author

Colin Duncan is a managing director at a leading professional services firms and thrives on helping people. He is a certified public accountant who graduated from the University of Maryland. Growing up in Jamaica, he was accustomed to being told what to do. For many years after migrating to America, following that approach proved somewhat successful. To advance towards his desired career aspirations, he adapted his father’s strategy that had shifted the trajectory of his family. While not a novel idea, the strategy is not widely practiced. Colin is a Christian and is married to Essita Duncan. They have two children, Celeste and Gavin, and live in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.