I do desire to teach one day, but not as a tenured professor. As an Adjunct Professor, it would still suffice my passion.
Your comments are aligned with my bosses. Right now I am in a good position with a lot of spotlight with the current Executives. Just as you mentioned, it would be career suicide if I gave that up. Sad to say, as a prior talent recruiter, I know that majority of the jobs are who you know and not necessarily what you know.