Majoring in Communications at Towson University, Mark Brodinsky never expected his career to shift from television show producer at WJZ to financial advisor. Mark's transition began when he noticed his time spent working as a producer was taking away from his time as a father. With his two daughters in mind, Brodinsky took advantage of his own destiny and altered his career path. During this time of transition, Brodinsky found his passion for helping people. This passion eventually led him to work as a financial advisor. While it took him 6 years to find that passion, Brodinsky knows that without taking control of his situation he would not have been able to make that change and reach his full potential. Brodinsky has expanded upon his passion by helping others through words of encouragement, hope, and inspiration on his website!
Originally from California, Zack never imagined himself working on the East coast as an insurance agent. In fact, Zack had never envisioned himself as being anything other than an accountant. However, it was not until he finished his undergraduate degree and worked for a few years as an accountant, that he realized that he never really had a passion for accounting. This sudden realization changed Zack's life trajectory. Through some soul searching, Zack eventually found his way to his current role in the insurance business helping people protect the important things in life. From his life choices and experiences Zack learned that it is important to do what makes you happy. Whatever that happiness is you must figure out a way to utilize it and help others in the process.
A former board president of Maryland New Directions, Sharon believes that in order for change to occur it must first happen in your heart. Sharon's three major messages to anyone wanting to start a new beginning in their career are:
- Know that your present condition does not define your success
- Know that you can have more than one career
- Believe that you are capable of doing great things
A Baltimore native, Maureen's first position out of college was an entry level job at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. There, she served children with developmental disabilities. Throughout her years working at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Maureen worked with countless smart and very capable physicians. However, she still saw a need that she felt was not being met. It was at that moment, she decided to go to law school and work to advocate for the rights of the children with developmental disabilities. Through her desire to give the children something more, Maureen was able to establish her own non-profit and help these children and their families.