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Rob Lohman '94 Helps Others Find New Career Direction with 'Momentum Journey'

January 16, 2005

Rob Lohman.jpgJanuary 16, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "Looking to turn over a new leaf for 2005? Vail's Rob Lohman may have your ticket to career change and a different direction in life," begins an article in Colorado's Vail Daily News on the 1994 DePauw University graduate. Lohman has founded "the fledgling Momentum Journey, a nonprofit career counseling organization... seeks to help those stuck in a dead-end job or career rut."

Kate Stepan writes, "Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Lohman moved to Texas when he was 9 years old and later attended college at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. where he majored in biology. Originally planning to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, a doctor, Lohman did what any self-respecting recently-graduated fraternity brother would do -- move to Vail to figure things out."

Instead, Lohman wound up working a variety of jobs -- as a personal banker, residential property manager, commercial real estate representative and retail lease agent, school teacher and coach, and a career counselor. In the latter position, his vision of Momentum Journey took shape. "I didn't have much direction in my career path, I found myself just going to the next job that would pay the most money. I was just totally unfulfilled, I was not happy," he tells the newspaper. "Now I'm making half as much money but I'm three times as happy."

For a time, Lohman operated out of an RV painted bright red, traveling to colleges around the nation and telling students, "finding your career is a journey, quit freaking out about it." Momentum Journey has been based in Vail for about three months.

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