Email: pam (at) pamelaslim (dot) com

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Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of her solo practice as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of employees, managers and executives. In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, which is now one of the top career and business sites on the web. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software start ups.

“I feel privileged to have worked with people in just about every work environment, from huge corporations to non-profits, to tiny side businesses started on kitchen tables. There is no right way to work — only the way that brings out your very best contribution to the world, and fits your definition of success.”

Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today. She is a proud suburban mom in Mesa, AZ who enjoys the look on people’s faces when she tells them she is also a black belt in Mixed Martial Arts (it comes in handy when fighting for the last good bunch of kale at the grocery store). She is the author of the award winning book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur (Penguin Portfolio, 2009) and her second book Body of Work,  (Penguin Portfolio, 2014) became a #1 bestseller on Amazon the day it was released.

 Pam’s Cell for Immediate Inquiries:  480-371-4317

Media Appearances (Online and Print):

Pam Slim on ABC News in Phoenix, Arizona


 PBS Next Avenue The new way to pitch yourself to land jobs 2/13/14

US News & World Report How to create your own body of work 1/30/14

Inc You don’t have to be an entrepreneur for life 1/28/14

800 CEO Read Jack Covert Selects Body of Work 1/9/14

Chicago Tribune Write Your Work Narrative 1/6/14

Forbes How to Build Your Personal Brand and Body of Work 1/6/14

Forbes 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs 11/13/13

Financial Times From sideline to livelihood 10/9/13

The Globe and Mail 9 Twitter Accounts Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Follow 7/15/13

Fast Company The Counselor: How Rachel Rodgers Built Her Virtual Legal Practice 4/23/13

The Globe and Mail Ten questions to ask before quitting your job to start a business 4/5/13

Fortune Should You Charge Friends for Advice? 3/18/13

New York Times This Week in Small Business 9/4/12

Information Week Here Comes the Corporate Brain Drain 8/9/12

Forbes People I’m Grateful for #3: Pam Slim 6/1/12

Inc Squeeze 25 hours into a Day 5/24/12

Information Week Grow Your Business Through Referrals 5/24/12

New York Times This Week in Small Business 5/21/12

Information Week Sociative Influencer: Pamela Slim 4/16/12

Irish Times Stripping Fear Down to its Bare Bones 3/19/12

Forbes Taking Stock — What Have You Accomplished This Year? 12/30/11

Entrepreneur Magazine How to Bootstrap Your Business 11/22/11

Inc. Magazine How to Build Strategic Partnerships 11/10/11

Business Insider NYTimes Offers a Welcome Note of Small Business Reality 11/10/11

US News & World Report The Unconventional Success Strategies of Millionaires 10/13/11

Forbes The 25 Most Influential Women Tweeting About Entrepreneurship 8/23/11

U.S. News & World Report Mastering the New Freelance Economy 8/17/11

The New York Times This Week in Small Business: Downgrades, Upgrades and Doing Business in Britain 8/15/11

Wall Street Journal Twitter’s Small Business Big Shots 6/29/11

Bloomberg Ex-Banker Wants You to Give Up Wall Street for Mongolia 5/27/11

Forbes Success Dysmorphia 5/24/11

The New York Times Small Business Roundup, 5/9/11

American Express Open Forum 11 Ways to Successfully Work With Strategic Partners , 4/20/11

BNET, Should I Keep Putting Up With a Demanding Customer, 4/15/11

Fear.less Magazine, Liberation Nation, 2/15/11

The New York Times Testing the Entrepreneurial Life 2/9/11

Hattiesburg American Students learn business skills 2/2/11

Entrepreneur The Influencers: Five to Follow on Twitter for Independent Thinkers 1/31/11

Psychology Today Striking Out: Are Your Entrepreneurial Fantasies Worth Living? December issue

MSNBC Top Five Twitter Feeds 12/5/10

Inc. 7 Questions to Get Your Business Out of a Rut 11/18/10

Statepress TED speaker discusses challenges facing Navajo culture 11/8/10

Phoenix Business Journal Innovation on the way November 6 11/3/10

The Globe and Mail, Pamela Slim’s Checklist for a Fulfilling Life, 11/2/10

Entrepreneur, How to Ditch Your Cube and Be Your Own Boss, 9/30/10

Fast Company, Two Branding Gurus Tell Their Side of the Story, 9/30/10

Time, Helping Corporate Drones Live Their Dreams, 7/13/10

Forbes, Top 100 Websites for Women, 6/23/10

Women Entrepreneur, Conquer Your Fear, 5/28/10

Silicon Valley Business Journal, Making the leap from the cubicle to entrepreneurial front line, 5/14/10

BusinessWeek, Health Reform Expected to Untether Job-Locked Entrepreneurs, 3/26/10

London Evening Standard, The Great Escape Route: Why City Boys are Quitting Their Jobs, 3/22/10

Library Journal, Best Business Books of 2009, 3/5/10

Publisher’s Weekly, Picture of the Day (800 CEO Read 2009 Book Awards) 2/9/10

BusinessWeek, Ethical Internet Marketing 1/29/10

CNN Money, 5 Ways to pump up your income 11/23/09

New Times of Phoenix, Best of Phoenix: Escape Act 9/23/09

USA Today, Plan ahead for successful new business (featuring Escape from Cubicle Nation workshop) 9/21/09

USA Today, From corporation to start-up: who’s going to fix the printer? 9/21/09

Media Bistro: GalleyCat, Career Renegades, Escaping Cubicle Nation 9/18/09

Adweek Focus on Small-Biz Owners 9/2/09

BusinessWeek, Twitter for Entrepreneurs: 20 to Follow 8/21/09

Success Magazine, August 2009 Issue

Los Angeles Times Are you a digital nomad? 12 resources for working on the road 7/20/09

Investor’s Business Daily: The Quantum Jump to Entrepreneurship 6/26/09

CNN Money The rise of freelance nation 6/12/09

USA Today “Escape from Cubicle Nation” Equips Readers to Take the Plunge 6/8/09

The Wall Street Journal Ready to be the Boss? 5/24/09

Psychology Today: The Freelance Personality May/June 2009

US News & World Report: How to Start Your Own Business and Keep Your Sanity 5/19/09

MORE 3 Ways to Find Time to Work on Your Dreams 5/12/09

New York Post 60 Seconds with Pamela Slim 5/11/09

BusinessWeek Turning Entrepreneurial with Pamela Slim 5/1/09

The New York Times Is This the Time to Chase a Career Dream? 4/19/09

Entrepreneur Get Out Now:  A new book shows you how to escape cubicle nation 4/09

Entrepreneur They Pay Us to be Fearful 3/6/09


Forbes It May Be Time to Start Your Own Business 2/10/09

Arizona Republic Can Entrepreneurs Bloom in a Recession? 2/2/09

Today Out of Work? Try Self-Employment 1/26/09

BusinessWeek A Guide to Self-Employment 1/23/09

Money Magazine The would-be entrepreneur’s handbook 1/19/09

MSNBC A Step Down That’s a Step Up 11/18/08

The Record Winding Path Led to Yoga 11/15/08

Entrepreneur A Step Down That’s a Step Up 11/14/08

U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start:  Financial Adviser 11/13/08

U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start:  Career Counselor or Coach 11/10/08 (Monster) Your New Job Not for You?  What Now? 11/4/08

BusinessWeek Best of the Web:  Surviving the Downturn (From Severance Packages to Seasonal Hiring Stats) 10/1/08

The Sydney Morning Herald Bankruptcies, Redundancies and Bust 9/22/08 Job Security 9/17/08

U.S. News & World Report Learn from Lehman 9/15/08

U.S. News & World Report 4 Ways to Make Telecommuting Work for You and Your Company 7/11/08 Living Happily Ever After Leaving the Cubicle 6/20/08

U.S. News & World Report A Chance to Find Out Why Your Job “Sucks” 6/3/08


The New York Times Go on, Leave Your Job! 2/20/08

San Francisco Examiner, Creating a Job You Love 2/4/08

Psychology Today Adieu to All That December 2007

The New York Times While We’re Talking About Branding (Guest post written by Pam) 11/28/07

The New York Times Stuff I’m Reading Lately 11/9/07

San Francisco Examiner Keeping Work and Life in Balance 6/28/07

The Wall Street Journal What  Small Business Owners Can Learn from Blogs 4/20/07

U.S. News & World Report In Starting Out, Know What You Don’t Know 2/12/07

ManageSmarter Facing a Tough Room?  Try One with Gang Members 2/5/07

Arizona Republic Map Out a Better Life 1/1/07

Boston Globe Virtual Office is What You Make it 10/6/06

USA Today Can You Guarantee Your Startup Will Succeed? 8/15/06

Pam Slim has been featured in the following books:

The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides by Garr Reynolds

The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever by Cliff Atkinson

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds

Smart Networking by Liz Lynch

Blog Blazers: 40 Top Bloggers Share Their Secrets by Stephan Grenier

Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them by Bob Walsh

Radio Appearances:

Microsoft Channel 9 MicroISV Show 5/21/07

Story Angles:

  • How to go from corporate employee to entrepreneur
  • How to choose which business to start when you have many ideas
  • Gaining work-life balance by choosing entrepreneurship
  • Getting your family on board when you want to give up the stability of a steady paycheck

Interview Questions:

  • What are the biggest challenges facing corporate employees who want to become entrepreneurs?
  • What is the first step in deciding to start your own business?
  • Why are so many corporate employees deciding to start their own businesses?
  • Is entrepreneurship for everyone?
  • How do you plan for a new business while working full-time as an employee?
  • What are some cost-effective ways to promote your new business?
  • What are the key things all new entrepreneurs have to know about marketing?
  • How do you build a network of advisors and mentors for your start up if everyone you know is an employee?

Interested in hiring Pam to speak? Check out her speaking page here.

Pam’s Cell for Immediate Inquiries:  480-371-4317