Adda Birnir | She taught herself. (Now she teaches thousands!)

Adda Birnir | She taught herself. (Now she teaches thousands!)

Adda Birnir | She taught herself. (Now she teaches thousands!)

In this episode of the DREAM. THINK. DO. podcast, Mitch Matthews talks with Adda Birnir, CEO and Founder of Skillcrush, an interactive learning community teaching total beginners web design, coding and other marketable digital skills. Students are using their skills to pursue entrepreneurship, freelancing, part-time and even full-time jobs.  They talk about career pivots, dream jobs and how to surround yourself with the right people!


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What do you do when you get laid off from your job?

You look for jobs.

But when it happened to Adda Birnir she took a friend’s advice and only spent a set amount of time each day looking for jobs and used the rest of her time doing something productive.

To be more specific…she taught herself computer coding and it started with a book she bought at Barnes & Noble.  She devoured the book and then she started experimenting.  She read some more.  She built a website.  She took a class.  Then she built another site.  She kept going and eventually pivoted and launched a new career.  Adda went on to build sites for organizations like the New York Times, ProPublica and MTV!

Adda took all of her experiences teaching herself to code and turned it into a – a thriving learning community where anyone can acquire skills in web design, coding and all things tech.

In this episode, you will…

  • Learn strategies for adapting to changes and setbacks
  • Hear the common denominator about those co-workers that seem to “have it made”
  • Gain insight into how you can acquire marketable skills
  • Figure out how to “pivot” into the career YOU want


Episode Resources:

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