Hey everyone. I'm Chris - Founder of Silver Lining. I'm glad that you're here.

I started Silver Lining after having to close my company down last year and lay off my team of 20. I felt a responsibility to help each and every one of them but felt frustrated at the lack of resources available... in the end I did what every company is doing now: created a spreadsheet and passed it around my network. It felt impersonal and faceless. It wasn't enough.

My goal with this community is to offer the resources that I wished I could've provided to my team as I was laying them off. We're still early in our journey, but look out for more to be added as we progress. Our community is already over 2,000 strong and growing.

We have recently moved across to this platform (Circle) from Slack (read the reasons why here). To get the most from this community, I recommend starting with two things:

  1. Introduce yourself in this channel 🙌
  2. Set up your notifications (click here to do it) for the channels that you're most interested in.

A bit about me personally: I am a father of 2 young boys (2yo and 2months) and live in Seattle with my wife, Jolie. If you watched the intro video, you'll recognize that I'm British! I was born near Birmingham in the UK, where most of my family still lives. 

Feel free to reach out to me directly on chris@getsilverlining.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your vision and execution of such an amazing platform, safe space, arena for us! I’ve been nervous and anxious about getting rolling on Silver Linings because I’m a little embarrassed about my lack of technological savvy. I look forward to utilizing the tools you and the other mentors are providing to update my (4 page🙄) resume and, hopefully, brush up on some skills that will lead to me finding the perfect, remote working experience! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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