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Welcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Isn’t it about time a podcast covering work also covered all things women? Yea, we thought so, too. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews a variety of women about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development. Visit www.CareerContessa.com for more female-forward career advice and exclusive content on Instagram at @careercontessa. We guarantee to make you LOL in your cubicle. Theme Music: Ethan Edenburg

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Welcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Isn’t it about time a podcast covering work also covered all things women? Yea, we thought so, too. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews a variety of women about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development. Visit www.CareerContessa.com for more female-forward career advice and exclusive content on Instagram at @careercontessa. We guarantee to make you LOL in your cubicle. Theme Music: Ethan Edenburg

    How To Stop a Negative Thought Spiral

    How To Stop a Negative Thought Spiral

    Many of us have fallen victim to a negative thought spiral—that feeling when one bad thought or experience turns into a mountain of thoughts that make you feel like you should just totally give up. Regardless of how your negative thought spiral starts,  Dr. Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author, and television commentator, is here to teach us how to identify and stop a negative thought spiral.

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    • 32 min
    Hustle Harder—The Dark Side of Toxic Positivity

    Hustle Harder—The Dark Side of Toxic Positivity

    Hustle harder. Good vibes only. Girl, you've got this. Sometimes words of encouragement are—not so helpful. Today we’re discussing how toxic positivity has fed into a culture of "go!" and the damage it's doing. Plus, we’ll share common signs of toxic positivity at work with tips for shutting it down!

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    • 26 min
    How to Job Search While Pregnant—From a Woman Who Did It

    How to Job Search While Pregnant—From a Woman Who Did It

    Even before COVID times, the idea of searching for a new job...while also being pregnant was a daunting one. Is it better to play it safe with your current role—or do you interview and try to start a new role at work while you’re also starting a new one at home. Job searching while pregnant is a unique and complex idea because it also includes plenty of systemic challenges. However, one of the best ways to learn how to job search while pregnant is by talking to a woman who already did it. Today we’re hearing from Jen Watts Welsh, an executive at an ad agency who interviewed for her current role at 6 months pregnant and secured a job offer at 8 months.

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    • 36 min
    The Argument For The "Good Enough" Job

    The Argument For The "Good Enough" Job

    Have you ever felt the pressure to make sure you’re working a job that not only pays you, but also fulfills you, is something you’re passionate about, and you can easily describe as your “dream” job? For many of us, this is and has been the goal, but what if our quest for the dream job is keeping us from enjoying the “good enough” job? In this episode, we’ll share what the “good enough” job is and four arguments on why you should pursue it over any “dream job.”  
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    • 31 min
    4 Personality Types You Need to Build a Dream Team

    4 Personality Types You Need to Build a Dream Team

    As a leader responsible for driving performance and results in your organization, many variables are simply outside of your control. But one thing you can manage is team chemistry, a powerful leadership skill that is essential to powering teams to their most peak performance. Listen to Werq founder and certified executive coach, Ilana Zivkovich,  provide in-depth advice on what leadership in 2021 looks like and the four personality types you need to build a high-performing team.

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    • 27 min
    5 Habits Guaranteed to Maximize Your Career in 2021

    5 Habits Guaranteed to Maximize Your Career in 2021

    If there’s one thing we’ve all learned from 2020, it’s that sometimes no amount of planning can help you predict the future, especially when it comes to your career. One way to prepare for your next career move (without getting hung up) is by adding some new habits to your weekly routine. To help you save time (and sanity), the Career Contessa team has rounded up 5 habits that are guaranteed to maximize your career in 2021. Plus, don’t miss out on our once-a-year online course sale, The New Year, New Career Sale, which includes 30% off ANY online course + a 2021 Work Journal included as a free bonus with your enrollment between January 18th- January 31st, 2021.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Simple wonder ,

A must for anyone who wants to be inspired!

I looove their podcasts! It makes me feel part of a community and gives me the motivation to be the best that I can be in my personal as well as my professional life. It gave me the courage to stop and think if my current job was right for me and take the step to get closer to my life goals!!

@rosemarie_mtl

cloudsurfer93 ,

Informative and helpful

Great podcast! Not only entertaining but also lots of tips to implement ideas right away. Just listened to one of the older episodes with Bula Sokunbi (“I saved $100,000 in 3.5 years”) and thrilled it wasn’t another “don’t buy lattes” podcast. I grabbed a pen and paper and started working through my budget as I was listening along. Thank you! @flyingmartini

Cc1125199208 ,

One of my favourite podcasts

I discovered this podcast at the start of quarantine last year, and have learned so much both about how to build a career of purpose, but also things that help me as an HR professional. It’s one of my favourite podcasts and love to listen on my morning walk. One of my favourite things I’ve learned was around how setting a morning routine before work will help me start off the day strong. @thecolourread

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