After climbing the ladder, project manager Andrew Grossi missed the creative part of being an architect—designing. In 2002, he decided to make a career switch to become a boat designer. He set up a plan and started taking courses in boat design. Unfortunately, the 2009 recession threw a wrench in Andy’s plan, and eventually, it took him two tries and some 15 years to make his career switch.
In this episode, Andy tells us what kept him motivated, how he broke into a new industry in his 50s, and how he is back to learning and growing as a novice boat designer—and loving it.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers: www.sname.org
More episodes for making a career change after age 50:
Ep 4: Aged out: Making a career switch at over 50
Ep 18: The pros and cons of being a full-time author
Ep 21: A side hustle results in a career switch
Ep 23: How being bilingual helps your new career
Ep 32: How to make a career change after 50
Ep 41: Pursuing your passion at any age
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