The Unexpected Brings New Opportunity

April 20, 2018
Written by: Tara Piurko, 2018 CREW Network President

You will have heard, or soon hear, that I am transitioning my planning and development and property assessment and taxation law practice to a new law firm. When the new year began, I would not have thought about making a change. What I know now, is that things happen for a reason. I know that being open to change and being thoughtful about making a move results in the right opportunity for the right time. While the change is unexpected, I have great expectations for this new opportunity.

President-Elect Tara Piruko speaking at the 2017 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace

My new role is as partner in the Municipal, Planning & Land Development Group at Miller Thomson LLP. Yes, the same area of practice as over the last 16 years, but an opportunity to build something new. A fresh start gives you a chance to truly think about how you contribute to your organization and what you would like to achieve. It is an opportunity to reflect and resolve new goals and ideas that perhaps you have not given yourself time to think about before. 

Through this process, I have learned to be open, to be thoughtful, and to keep your options open. When opportunity knocks, you will know if it is right. I have also learned that sometimes the unexpected brings out the best in people. I have learned that having a network—having CREW Network—makes all the difference.

Toronto CREW members at the 2017 CREW Network Leadership Summit

As I begin my new career journey, I appreciate more than ever the importance of what it means to be connected to CREW. See you in Cleveland!


Tara PiurkoTara Piurko is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP and the 2018 CREW Network President.

Twitter: @tpiurko

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