After nearly three and a half years at CoachUp, the time has come for my next adventure. It was an incredible ride and more than I could have ever hoped for in my first job, but I’m ready for a new challenge. That desire for something new was a big factor in another recent decision – moving to Brooklyn. That’s right, back-to-back bombshells; I am no longer with CoachUp, and Hillary and I have left Boston for NYC (only from a location standpoint, our allegiances are still firmly with Boston, the City of Champions).
CoachUp will always have a special place in my heart, and leaving was one of the more difficult things I’ve ever done. After Wesleyan my dream/goal was to join an early stage startup in order to learn how companies are founded and built. Joining CoachUp as the 5th employee afforded me that opportunity. I couldn’t have asked for a better company or group of founders to learn from and to embark on the rollercoaster ride that is an early stage startup with. I owe such a tremendous debt to Jordan, Arian and Gabe for taking a chance on me, despite my total lack of experience at the time and for teaching me what it takes to build a company.
I’m still not sure what’s next for me, as I don’t want to rush the process. A big part of what made the CoachUp experience so great was the amazing people and my passion for the vision, so I want to make sure the same can be said of my next role. What I do know is that I’m going to optimize for learning and that I want to stay in B2C or at the very least B2B2C. So If you know anyone awesome companies that are hiring in NYC/BK or anyone you think I should know, please shoot me an email grant (at) grantcovington.com or tweet me @grantcov.
The 3rd announcement is relatively minor – I finally launched my food blog, TheBellyBeckons.com. Those of you that know me well, know that this has been in the works for sometime. With leaving CoachUp, I finally had time to get it up and going. The site is very rough and needs a lot more work, but wanted to get something live so I could start posting my recipes. Cooking has always been one of my largest creative outlets and favorite hobbies, so I’m incredibly excited to have a place to share that passion. So please go check out the site at TheBellyBeckons.com and follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (all @TheBellyBeckons).