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This podcast is for the millions of women who take a career pause to raise their family - whether you are contemplating a pause, in the trenches at home with your kids, or ready to relaunch the next phase of your life. We provide weekly insights and interviews with women who have successfully returned to work, as well as experts working to make it easier to hit pause and unpause on your career.

Ready Pause Go Erika Parker Price

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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

This podcast is for the millions of women who take a career pause to raise their family - whether you are contemplating a pause, in the trenches at home with your kids, or ready to relaunch the next phase of your life. We provide weekly insights and interviews with women who have successfully returned to work, as well as experts working to make it easier to hit pause and unpause on your career.

    Follow Your Passion... Or Not?

    Follow Your Passion... Or Not?

    What if you follow your passion - only to find that your passion doesn't feel the same way once it's your career? 
    Amy Rowland, an NCAA champion tennis player, assumed she'd excel at and love a job coaching tennis at the college level. While she succeeded in the position, she didn't love it the way she'd enjoyed playing. In search of more, she got another degree and added Professor to her resume. But that didn't fix the issue either. 
    Amy became a pro at career pivots and left the collegiate world for law school. The timing coincided with the beginning of her family which added a pause to the pivot. In this interview, she shares her journey as an attorney and what made her eventually leave law to open her own legal recruiting firm, Varia Search.
    She also gives her own recruiting tips for 2021 - how to own your pause, where the world of remote work is headed, and what's changed in interviews. 
    Today, Amy has another new passion - hosting the Fashionably Late podcast where she shares the stories of those who arrive late to their career fulfillment. 

    • 25 min
    Set Your Money Mindset for 2021

    Set Your Money Mindset for 2021

    Carol Parrish, a Financial Advisor from Utor Wealth, is helping us kick off a new year with great advice on all things money. She covers everything from taking a financial inventory and tracking your cash flow and savings to protecting your future. 
    Regardless of whether you are the primary breadwinner or haven't received a paycheck in years, your family's finances deserve your attention - and January is the perfect time to turn your attention in that direction. 
    Carol is available for individual consultations. For additional online resources, she recommends TillerHQ or Nav-It.

    • 40 min
    It Doesn't Matter How Much Time Has Passed

    It Doesn't Matter How Much Time Has Passed

    "It doesn't matter how much time has passed."
    This was the conclusion that Mary Clare Kellett reached after finding herself in the role of Washington State Grassroots Leader for 2020 Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Despite her long career pause, Mary Clare definitely still knew how to build teams and get things done!
    In this interview, Mary Clare shares how she landed this role - without any political campaign experience - and where she went from there. With the pandemic just beginning, her marriage ending, and facing some health issues, Mary Clare took the opposite route of a lot of people looking for a job. In fact, she didn't even look. 
    Tune in to hear what she did instead - and how the perfect job found her. 
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    From the Impossible Year to an Impossible Goal

    From the Impossible Year to an Impossible Goal

    Phew! 2020 is behind us! I have no idea what 2021 will bring, but it's a welcome change all the same! 
    I'm entering this year with a step away from an impossible year in oh-so-many ways and with excitement to tackle an Impossible Goal! Why impossible you ask? 
    Well, for starters, it's because I want to dream big! And I'm ready to embrace whatever failure I need to face to make this goal a reality. If I picked a goal that wouldn't involve potential failure, I might be stuck playing too small. 
    But more than anything, I want to help YOU - my listeners - achieve your goals this year. That's why my goal is to guide 50 women to the path they are meant for in 2021! 
    Ready to get started? In a few weeks, I'll be sharing my Back-to-Work Success Blueprint: 6 Secrets for 6-figure Success. Stay tuned for dates and registration info. 

    • 14 min
    When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

    When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

    Radha never intended to take a career pause, but when her dad became ill the same year she had her second child, she knew she needed to focus on her family. She stepped away knowing it was the right choice, but with a strong warning from her colleagues that she would never be able to return. 
    Of course, Radha now knows that wasn't true, but it was a big hurdle to overcome. Not only did she overcome it, but today she is back in a job she loves at the same company she left several years earlier!  
    In this episode, she tells us how she rebuilt her skillset and her network to make this possible. While she was able to make Plan A work, she also shares all about her Plan B and Plan C!

    • 33 min
    The Resilient, Successful Job Search

    The Resilient, Successful Job Search

    With 7 cross-country moves under her belt, Rachel Chittick is an expert at managing change. But her last move came with a new wrinkle. While she'd successfully managed all of the family transitions through the past several moves, this time she was also looking for a new job. 
    Her kids were either in college or on their way and, with that expense as well as living in a more expensive city, Rachel was ready to return full-time to her marketing career. A few years earlier, she'd easily landed a part-time consulting gig, but this time the search was more challenging. Not only was she in a new city, but the pandemic descended on the country during her job search.
    Listen to be inspired by her story of resiliency and to learn how she landed her current position with a boutique PR agency. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Laura grows ,

Fantastic and empowering podcast!

Speaking as a woman living out the career pause, this podcast has inspired me to make this the most powerful time possible! Thanks for all the support and encouragement!

roo17893 ,

So informative

I enjoy this podcast so much, especially the interviews with women from all types of professional backgrounds. There is no “one size fits all” approach to returning to work and this podcast offers so many different perspectives.

KelGag ,

Never give up: my return to Microsoft

I just listened to this episode, it was very inspiring, I’m a mother of five, who took a 25 year pause from her career, I have a lot to offer and I’m ready to head back to the workforce, you really inspire me thank you!

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