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.
119. The Future of Remote Work is Now
Remote work used to be unachievable dream for busy parents. The pandemic changed all of that. While remote work definitely has its own set of challenges, it is here to stay and that is good news for all of us! Tune in to here more about how to find your own remote job.
118. The 2 Words that Explain Your Career Pause in an Interview
I'll explain all about it in this episode, but here are the 2 words: Growth Mindset. If you live your life with a growth mindset, there is no reason that you can't find success after a career pause - no matter how long it's been.
117. Could a Rebound Job Be Your Next Right Move?
Today, we're talking rebound jobs. Specifically, a job that you take even when you know it may not be the dream job or your forever job. I'll break down 5 different boosts you can get from one: Confidence, Skills, Connections, Resume, and Financial. It doesn't have to be the perfect job to give you some - or all - of those benefits in the short term.
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Riding Your Own Unique Wave
Desiree Briel Rodi thought she had her plan all mapped out - she'd go to college, establish herself in a career, get married, have kids, and stay home with them. What she learned along the way is that her journey - just like everyone else's - is unique and to just ride the waves.
Desiree has worked in both education and corporate environments, started her own chef business, and returned to school more than once. Today, she's a mom to three kids, an EQ facilitator and coach, and pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change.
She offers great insight into how she's transitioned amongst these varying jobs, as well as the role Emotional Intelligence played in her journey.
115. Why Paid Leave Is Important for All Women
We're chatting policy this week because it can have such an impact on women in the workforce. We'll discuss how the United States is the only industrialized nation to not offer this benefit and how that might change in the near future.
Tune in to hear why it's still important even after you've had your babies.
114. Letting Go of the "How" Questions that Block Your Dreams
Do you find yourself getting caught up in the "how" of achieving your dreams before you even get started?
This week is all about letting go of the "how" questions your brain will send your way when you decide to do something new. It's that moment when you're on the cusp of trying something new, but then you realize you don't know how to do it. Your mind will flood you with confusion, doubt, fear, overwhelm because it's easier to stay in status quo than to go for something new.
But status quo is not what we're after here. Tune in to learn how to work on your thoughts, feelings, and actions to achieve the results you want!
Great success tips
Keep your eyes wide open you never know where opportunities might pop up!
Such a great tip! Loving your relatable topics and real life examples. Realizing other women have paused and walked back into the workforce successfully is a confidence builder!
Inspiring and practical!
The Ready Pause Go podcast is an amazing resource for re-entering the workplace. Erika’s guests are very inspiring and informational. They share practical tips and real life stories! Very empowering!
Eye-opening and inspiring
With so many reasons women pause their careers, it is a tremendous gift to have this collection of tips and inspiring stories of women who have re-entered their careers. After focusing on others, it can feel overwhelming to know where to begin once we’re ready to get back in the job search. Erika for being the example and curating these motivating stories!