286 episodes

iRelaunch is all about getting professionals back to work after a career break - most often childcare, but also eldercare, pursuing a personal interest, a personal health issue, extended travel, or other reasons. We also think about how other non-traditional professionals – expats repatriating, retirees “unretiring, military spouses and veterans, fit into the relauncher demographic.

iRelaunch works with employers to create, implement and expand career re-entry programs of all kinds, and we produce the largest and longest-running dedicated career re-entry event in the country - the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. Our fast-growing national community is made up of thousands of relaunchers in all stages of returning to work. iRelaunch Chair and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen's TED talk “How to get back to work after a career break” has viewed more than 2.5 million times and translated into 29 languages. Join us for our award-winning podcast featuring advice, strategies and success stories on returning to work after a career break.

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    • 4.7 • 102 Ratings

iRelaunch is all about getting professionals back to work after a career break - most often childcare, but also eldercare, pursuing a personal interest, a personal health issue, extended travel, or other reasons. We also think about how other non-traditional professionals – expats repatriating, retirees “unretiring, military spouses and veterans, fit into the relauncher demographic.

iRelaunch works with employers to create, implement and expand career re-entry programs of all kinds, and we produce the largest and longest-running dedicated career re-entry event in the country - the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. Our fast-growing national community is made up of thousands of relaunchers in all stages of returning to work. iRelaunch Chair and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen's TED talk “How to get back to work after a career break” has viewed more than 2.5 million times and translated into 29 languages. Join us for our award-winning podcast featuring advice, strategies and success stories on returning to work after a career break.

    EP 287: The Key Step You Cannot Skip to Relaunch Your Career Successfully with Carroll Welch

    EP 287: The Key Step You Cannot Skip to Relaunch Your Career Successfully with Carroll Welch

    What's the one step you cannot skip in order to successfully relaunch your career? Carroll Welch, Career, Executive & Leadership Coach, and one of our longest-serving iRelaunch coaching partners reveals the answer in this multi-faceted conversation.
    Note: The iRelaunch BootCamp referred to in this episode has been replaced by the iRelaunch RoadMap, the comprehensive, step-by-step guide for returning to a rewarding career, available on the iRelaunch website.

    • 32 min
    EP 286: Networking Makes the Difference When Relaunching with Mary Catherine Malley, rebroadcast

    EP 286: Networking Makes the Difference When Relaunching with Mary Catherine Malley, rebroadcast

    Mary Catherine Malley is Director, Assistant General Counsel for Juniper Networks. Her route to this huge role for a global, NYSE listed, multi-billion company following an 11 year career break is the topic of our conversation. A surprising conversation with a neighbor jumpstarted her relaunch, and ended up in a returnship-like role for his company. Mary Catherine details the key role networking played in her relaunch, and how attending our iRelaunch Return to Work Conference twice and the iRelaunch Roadmap helped guide her relaunch. This episode is part of our "Relaunching in Senior Roles" mini-series and is a rebroadcast of a previously aired episode.

    • 30 min
    EP 285: The Stigma of Long Term Unemployment and What to Do About It, with sociologist Ofer Sharone

    EP 285: The Stigma of Long Term Unemployment and What to Do About It, with sociologist Ofer Sharone

    Today we welcome Ofer Sharone, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst whose research focuses on career transitions, unemployment, and aspirations. His new book, The Stigma Trap: College-Educated, Experienced, and Long-Term Unemployed shows how the stigma of unemployment renders all workers, including those who are highly experienced and hold advanced degrees from elite universities, precarious and vulnerable to being trapped in long-term unemployment. Recognized as a leading expert on unemployment, Ofer has been invited to the White House and the U.S. Department of Labor to participate in policy discussions on addressing unemployment. We discuss long term unemployment as it pertains to relaunchers and get his advice on how make progress in the face of it.

    • 47 min
    EP 284: Harnessing disruption when you least expect it, a conversation with Carol Fishman Cohen

    EP 284: Harnessing disruption when you least expect it, a conversation with Carol Fishman Cohen

    We are pleased to present you with a special broadcast of a previously recorded interview where Carol Fishman Cohen, host of the 3,2,1 iRelaunch podcast, CEO & Co-founder of iRelaunch, sits on the opposite side of the podcast mic and answers questions regarding her relaunch and more on the "Disrupt Yourself Podcast" with Whitney Johnson. We hope you enjoy this insightful and inspirational conversation, and get a peak into aspects of Carol's relaunch story and her journey in founding iRelaunch.

    • 48 min
    EP 283:Relaunch success in Tech Sales after a 17-year break and nearing age 50 with Elizabeth Andrew

    EP 283:Relaunch success in Tech Sales after a 17-year break and nearing age 50 with Elizabeth Andrew

    Elizabeth Andrew is a top-producing technology sales executive, startup advisor, and TEDx speaker who has established herself as a leader, motivator, and role model. Elizabeth achieved career success by breaking down barriers in the San Francisco technology space at nearly 50 years old and after a 17-year career break, with no technology experience.

    Elizabeth has been a three-time VP of sales working for companies including Hello Sign, Dropbox, Puma, and Netomi. She is now the co-founder and CEO at Sales Compete. We discuss in detail the steps Elizabeth took to resume her sales career and will also hear about her recent entrepreneurial venture.

    Earlier, Elizabeth was featured as an iRelaunch Relauncher of the Month.

    • 36 min
    EP 282:Top Examples of Diversity Initiatives that Work, with iRelaunch Diversity Lead Janet Peterson

    EP 282:Top Examples of Diversity Initiatives that Work, with iRelaunch Diversity Lead Janet Peterson

    Janet Peterson is Diversity Lead at iRelaunch, and like many on the iRelaunch team, Janet is a relauncher. Prior to her five-year career break, Janet held leadership roles in sales, marketing, and training and advocacy at Johnson & Johnson, and at Xerox Corporation. She served as board member for the American Diabetes Association and was a liaison for the National Urban League, NAACP and La Raza. Janet currently serves her community through Mocha Moms, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Women's Ministries. Janet discusses the initiatives, events, and programming that have made the biggest impact in diversifying the iRelaunch pool. Employers, relaunchers and others interested in impactful diversity measures - this episode is for you.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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Episode with Chip Conley

I wanted to applaud your episode with Chip Conley, highlighting your similar values in promoting the joy in all of our encore/portfolio careers and in the opportunity afforded us in our mid-life atrium. I’m looking into Chip’s MEA on-line Life and Working On Purpose course that starts in SEPT and Baja sounds like a Must Do. Stanford’s Longevity Center / Distinguished Student Program, UT’s Adult Program and Chip’s MEA program are the start, we need so many more mid-life programs!! A standing ovation to you for getting the word out.

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Episode 244

Carol and Steve Deeble did a fantastic podcast on the mental and emotional aspects of relaunching Steve’s career. I am currently happy in my career, but their advice was spot-on!

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Inspiring

This podcast gives all the encouragement and support you need to find the courage to re-enter the workforce. Each guest has inspired me to dream bigger. Thank you, Carol!

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