Posts in Career Movers
27: "Life Lessons From 4 Layoffs in 5 Years" with Shayna Marks, Social Media Strategist

Most of us will be laid off or fired at some point in our 40+ year career, but for Shayna Marks, it happened four times in five years. Instead of allowing those professional setbacks to crush her spirit, Shayna instead chose to roll with the punches, lean into the lessons, and take her career into her own hands by launching her own social media strategy and consulting business, Citrine Marketing.

On this episode, Shayna shares how she was able to overcome each of those professional dips and create a bright and cheerful business and career for herself.

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26: How to Survive & Thrive as the Ultimate Multi-Passionate with Adriana Kertzer

By now you've probably heard of the term, "Multi-Passionate", AKA someone who has many professional and personal interests. Adriana Kertzer is a Multi-Passionate x's a bazillion. In my longest podcast interview of the season, I get Adriana to talk me through how a little girl from Brazil managed to find ways to "braid" all of her many passions and interests together (including but not limited to corporate law, digital strategy, real estate, design, cannabis, project management, and Favelization) time and time again throughout her career. 

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24: "A Jersey Girl (Reluctantly) Goes to Hollywood" with Julie Knapp, Casting Associate

A Northern New Jersey native with a personality as big as her bright red hair, Julie Knapp grew up surrounded and enamored by the arts. After graduating from Syracuse University with a double major in Television, Radio & Film and Psychology, she spent the first phase of her career attempting to find her place in Hollywood, taking unpaid internships and low-paying gigs in Production and Reality TV show casting. 

Four years of speed bumps, career detours, and a 3,000-mile cross-country move later, Julie took the leap from the world of Reality TV to pursue her passion for casting scripted TV, landing a role as a Casting Assistant on TBS’s “Cougar Town.” Throughout the last five years, she's worked on over a dozen shows and is now the Associate Casting Director on ABC’s “Designated Survivor.” 

On this episode, hear how Julie never let her childhood dream of working in the Entertainment Industry out of her sights, even if it meant taking part-time jobs and sleeping on couches along the way.  

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22: "Creating a Career & Lifestyle with Purpose" with Kate Gremillion, Founder & CEO of Mavenly + Co.

If you were to ask most people whether having a career filled with purpose and meaning was important to them, the majority would say, "absolutely." In reality, finding purpose in your career can feel like a pipe dream that sounds great, but is way harder to achieve than we'd all like it to be. 

Kate Gremillion, Founder & CEO of Mavenly + Co. has spent her career helping people get the resources and mindset they need to pursue work that works for them. In this episode, Kate talks about how she's searched for and finally found purpose throughout her own career, and how ultimately the job that's provided her with the most meaning has been the one that's allowed her to help others find it in their careers.

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21: "The Secret to Staying in Love with Your Career" with Emily McDonald, Founder of The Stylist LA

Nobody loves their job every second of every day, even if it's their dream job. Finding ways to stay excited year after year in your career is the key to long-term happiness. Emily McDonald, Founder and CEO of The Stylist LA has spent the last nine years finding new elements of running her business to get excited about, going from launching The Stylist LA out of her living room in 2009 to dedicating herself to working on her business and not in her business in 2018.

In this episode, Emily shares with us where the idea for The Stylist LA came from, how the company's grown alongside her, and how she keeps from ever getting bored with the business year after year. 

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20: "Leveraging the 5-Year Itch" with Lara Dalch, Health & Lifestyle Coach

We've all heard of the 7-year itch in relationships, but many people experience something similar in their careers. Whether it's a 2, 5, or 7-year itch, knowing how to work with it instead of fear it is the key to having a career filled with fulfillment and purpose.

Lara Dalch has done exactly that throughout her career, going from teaching preschool to running promotions marketing for Comedy Central and the Cartoon Network to becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor to launching her own Health & Lifestyle Coaching business. Learning to use her professional boredom to discover the next exciting opportunity has kept Lara's career interesting and full of the variety so many of us crave. On this episode, hear Lara's tips for how to leverage your own professional itch into your next move in a way that doesn't make you come across as a job-hopping flake. 

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18: "Making a Living as a Multi-Passionate" with Emily Katz, Founder of Modern Macramé

By now you might know that I hate the advice of "follow your passion" because generally, it leads people to more frustration than happiness. Emily Katz, Founder of Modern Macrame is one of those rare humans who not only has followed her passion, she's launched one successful business after another doing just that. 

Hear Emily share her career story that includes more than one magical, synchronistic moment, and learn how she's managed to embrace and capitalize on her creative Multi-Passionate gifts throughout her life. 

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17: "Breaking into TV: The Extended Cut" with Henning Fog, Future Emmy-Winning Writer

Ever thought about selling your belongings, moving cross-country, and breaking into Hollywood as a television show writer? That was Henning's plan. Fast-forward five years and no less than 15 "survival jobs", and he's thisclose to making it happen. 

Listen in as I chat with my friend, fake brother, and fellow recovering Type-A, Henning Fog about how he learned to set aside his preconceived notions of how one succeeds in their career and ultimately got the call that would begin chapter two of his professional story... while making a latte.

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16: "How to Land a Job Slightly Out of Your League" with Erin Williams, American Wine Specialist

Most people won't stay in the same type of role for their entire career, but knowing what to switch to and figuring out how to do it can quickly leave us with paralysis by analysis. Erin Williams began her career chasing the Hollywood dream of acting, but after falling out of love with the industry and getting sick of going on audition after audition, she discovered a more appealing career path in the wine industry.

Although switching from acting to wine seems like a less-than-obvious leap, Erin found ways to learn as much as she could about this new topic, gain valuable experience taking whatever roles necessary, and ultimately landed an amazing job slightly out of her league by showcasing her charisma, drive, and ability to meet people on their level. 

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13: "Transfer Your Skills From One Industry to the Next" with Michelle Ranavat, Founder of Ranavat Botanics

How did a woman with a Masters Degree in Engineering go from working on Wall Street to launching her own Ayurvedic Beauty line? You'll hear exactly how on today's episode with Michelle Ranavat, CEO & Founder of Ranavat Botanics, a luxury skincare line inspired by ancient Indian traditions. Michelle shares how the impending financial collapse of 2008 caused her to unexpectedly switch career paths, and how that "disaster" led to her having some of the happiest years of her career. 

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11: "How to Get a Job in the 'Biz" with Cassandra Thompson, Career Coach

Ever dream of breaking into the entertainment industry, but don't have a clue where to start? Cassandra Thompson has some news for you: it can be done, but it won't be easy. Cassandra gave us great insight into the importance of never turning down a new connection, enlisting those in your network to help you get an intro, and writing and responding to emails in a way that'll leave a lasting impression (and maybe even get you a response.)

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10: "It's Okay to Love What You Do And Get Paid" with Jamilah Lang, Founder of Chic Work Chick

After spending the first phase of her career doing all of the "right things", but still not finding the professional fulfillment and happiness she craved, Jamilah Lang finally listened to the creative voice in the back of her mind and made a career 180 from Communications Strategy to Fashion. In this episode, we'll learn how Jamilah took calculated risks, leaned on her network for the support and connections she needed, has allowed every bump in the road to enable her to make better decisions going forward, and founded Chic Work Chick.

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08: "Manifesting Your Dream Job(s)" with Hilary Hartling, Brand Strategist

As children, most people don't really know what they want to be when they grow up, but that wasn't the case for Hilary Hartling, Brand Strategist and former Film Marketing Executive at Disney. Hilary straight up manifested her dream career, then did it again 15 years later when she felt ready to switch gears and work for herself. Listen in as Hilary tells us how a little girl from Hawaii dreamed big and made it happen.

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07: "Bloggin' Ain't Easy" with Ashley Torres, Founder of Everyday Pursuits

From the outside looking in, the life of an Instagram influencer seems fun AF. What we don't see are the many years of hard work and hustling that go into it. In this episode, Everyday Pursuits Founder Ashley Torres gets real with us about how she transitioned from a career in Accounting to running social media in the fashion industry, and what it takes to make it as an influencer with over 180K Instagram followers. Ashley and I both share how creating our "Boss Babes" Goal Group has kicked our goal-setting into high gear, and throw out some tips on how to create your own. 

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06: "Knowing When to Jump" with Mike Lewis, Founder of When to Jump

For most people, there comes a time in their career where they find themselves wanting something different, but unsure of how and when to make that jump. Mike Lewis found himself in that scenario when he realized that once you're an adult working full-time, it gets harder and harder to cut loose and follow your dreams. This led him to consult hundreds of people who made big jumps in their careers (and came out alive), ultimately leading to Mike's own jump from Corporate America to a stint as a professional squash player and most recently, Founder/CEO of When to Jump

We typically only see the highlight reels of peoples' careers, not the "10,000 unsexy steps" that it took to get them there. In this episode, Mike and I get into the unsexy steps of his career path, and he leaves us with great advice on how to know (you guessed it) when to jump.

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04: "Ask for Forgiveness, Not Permission" with Laura Youngkin, Creative Consultant

Ever dreamed of landing an elusive job at one of the world's most admired companies? Yeah, me too. In this episode, I got to find out exactly how Laura Youngkin, Creative Consultant, Founder of The Brave Millennial, and former Disney Imagineer did just that. Laura shared with us how her persistence has paid off time and time again in her career and explains how you too can get the job of your dreams.

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02: "Be Your Own Hype Person" with Toni Purry, Confidence Expert

In this episode, I talk to Confidence Expert and author of My Hype Book, Toni Purry. We talk about Toni's major confidence loss that came after she realized she was ready to close the door on her PR career of 20 years and the how that lack of confidence ultimately lead to her next career path of being an author.

Toni also gives us some fantastic advice on how you can use the "fake it 'till you make it" strategy to be confident when you're anything but, and encourages us to keep track of our wins so it's easier to make it through a loss. {Listen on iTunes}

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