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.
Sarah's is a multipotentialite, also known as someone with many different interests and creative pursuits in life. She has many paths and pursues all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously, diving into her passions and bringing those to her friends, family, clients and colleagues. This, along with her unique corporate experience, allows her to offer creative, flexible solutions and services to better aid an individual or solopreneur, small or medium-sized business in deciding on the best strategy for the launch, rebrand and/or ongoing growth of their company. To that end, she loves to help her clients realize their dreams by providing solutions that fit their business. As such, SLH Solutions has a variety of relationships to help its clients in building their online presence holistically, making sure to take advantage of all available solutions to maximize the exposure of the clients business.
Sarah loves to travel and recently visited India for two weeks on a yoga pilgrimage and got to see the Taj Mahal, along with many other beautiful parts of India - including the Himalayan mountains. The pandemic really put a damper on travel but this year Sarah is planning on seeing much of the US in the Class A RV (a big bus) her and her husband own to see concerts and more. Last month she visited the glorious Tetons in Jackson Hole Wyoming, in the upcoming months they'll head to Boston for a music festival, Tennessee for her grandmother's 90th birthday, Miami for Formula 1 and more! You can read more about Sarah's trip to India below.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.“ ~
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yoga has been a part of Sarah's life for over 15 years, starting while she worked at a stressful corporate job in Manhattan where she would run to a lunch express yoga class for 45 minutes Her passion and practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both physically and mentally on and off the mat. So much so, that it lead her to complete her RYT-200 training in the summer of 2018.
Sarah loves to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice, providing variations throughout to help students at any level. She loves to help others thrive in life by nurturing their Soul, Lifestyle and Health through the practice of yoga and meditation, bringing many of these practices into her business as well. In the fall of 2022, her passion for yoga and desire to learn led her on pilgrimage to India where she found the full moon sound bowls you’ll hear in classes. She has a serious love of music (all kinds) and given her music background, recently started Harmonium lessons and will be bringing those into her classes in the spring of 2023.
Her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. When you choose to work with her, you'll find someone who utilizes ALL of the skills she's learned, from business to wellness, to take a holistic approach in creating and launching a successful business.