First, let's talk about why we chose elephants to represent the SLC brand. Our story starts in 2013...
On a magical trip to Kenya (Africa) the president of Second Life Careers (SLC), Sarah Hannah, snapped the pictures you’ll see everywhere in the SLC website and marketing materials. Already having a deep love of elephants, seeing them in their own habitat had an amazing impact.
As she was leaving the final safari park (of their two week journey) in Masai Mara with a caravan of five other trucks, a large female looked like she was going to charge the safari truck Sarah and her group (five women) were in. The entire group were definitely nervous but suddenly realized the SUV in front of them had separated mother from calf. Click here to read the ending (less than two minutes)...
Second Life Careers started under the umbrella of Personal Business Advisors ® (PBA), who recognized (in 2001) the significant backlog of immeasurable qualified and talented individuals sitting on the sidelines - unable to find employment due to company reorganizations, downsizing and outsourcing. Historically, at the beginning of this millennium we noticed a major shift: the major impact of globalization, and outsourcing, which caused the export of millions of jobs from the US market. After the last recession in 2008, the situation became dire and the cycle was clear – executives need a backup plan. From that point on, the goal became to help disenfranchised executives create success for themselves as individuals ~ despite times of economic hardship and personal challenges.
Fast forward to November 2019, when the founder and CEO of PBA, Uwe Brettmann, tragically died in a motorcycle accident and his wife decided to dissolve the company at the close of 2019. With the desire to continue Uwe’s legacy and approval from his wife, the team at SLC got started on a plan to jumpstart the business. In February 2020 we launched the website and had more than 20 clients signed to our portfolio.
We strive to help SLC team members and their candidates to achieve their dreams and goals by providing high-quality, proven and successful business opportunities. We achieve personal and professional growth, as well as overall success, by following our code in treating every person with respect, professionalism, honesty, dignity and integrity and living up to our motto:
Service, Loyalty and Compassion.
We work closely with our candidates and base our recommendations not on potential commissions, but on facts and detail provided by the candidates themselves, motivated to find the best possible solution for EVERY individual situation. Whether it's job or income discrimination, work~life flexibility needs, having an interest in a totally different industry or any other scenario, we want to understand the needs and goals of our candidates and will work with them on their timeline.
No business can succeed without a great team and SLC is no different. The Second Life Careers executive team consists of accountable, down-to-earth and proven industry veterans; ranging from globally successful business developers, to executive recruiters and myriad senior executives across multiple disciplines, industries and levels of the corporate ladder.
SLC provides an extremely unique business opportunity for executives looking for alternative career opportunities, many of whom come to us from a variety of scenarios with the same goal: they’re open to the possibilities and want to do something on their own. Whether someone is looking for a “Plan B”, exit strategy from the corporate world, additional income, backup plan or side-hustle, SLC has a diverse portfolio of companies to meet the needs of any experienced executive – no matter their industry background. By providing a solid method, which identifies and matches each individual candidate with qualified client companies, we’re able to provide alternative career options where individuals (alone or with partners) have the potential to do something they love while earning a substantial income.