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The Bridge to Fulfillment is hosted by Blake Schofield, founder of Connections Illuminated, mom to three kids & former corporate executive who got tired of sacrificing her life for a comfortable paycheck. This podcast is designed to change perspectives on what is really possible for women and help them to build a fulfilling career & life on their terms without risking what matters most.

The Bridge to Fulfillment Blake Schofield

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8, 26 Ratings

The Bridge to Fulfillment is hosted by Blake Schofield, founder of Connections Illuminated, mom to three kids & former corporate executive who got tired of sacrificing her life for a comfortable paycheck. This podcast is designed to change perspectives on what is really possible for women and help them to build a fulfilling career & life on their terms without risking what matters most.

    EP67: The Journey from Just Surviving to Building a Happier, Stronger Family

    EP67: The Journey from Just Surviving to Building a Happier, Stronger Family

    It can become easy to let the responsibility of your career drive your decisions. As women, we often feel the need to “suck it up” and deal with stress or unfulfillment for the sake of those around us. In truth, though, when we seek happiness, confidence and peace, everything else in our life thrives along with us. 
    Like so many others, Meta found herself struggling in her career, ‘just surviving’ doing work she was really good at, but drained of energy, time or passion for the other parts of her life. Personal stress and a tough situation at work were the straw that broke the camel’s back, and that turning point led her on a journey to transition her career. Little did she know it would also transform her life, her marriage & her ability to show up as the mom she wanted to be. 
    On this episode of The Bridge to Fulfillment, Blake sits down with Michael and Meta Getman to discuss what it took for Meta to recognize that she wasn’t happy in her job, all the ways the right transition completely changed the family’s life for the better, and the incredible support both halves of the couple showed each other to build a stronger bond and a brighter future. Stay tuned for inspiring insight from someone who knows what you’re going through. 
    You’ll Learn  
    How success kept Meta in the dark about her own unfulfillment and falsely motivated to stay Why reclaiming your time and conserving some of the energy you’re currently giving away actually serves to make you a better wife, mother, friend and everything else What “value” actually means in a work setting, versus what most of us believe it means And much more! Favorite Quote
    “Being able to carve the time out to focus on myself and on what I wanted to do with my life and what I wanted our life to look like, I got so much energy back...I use my time so much better.” 
     - Meta Getman
    How to connect with Blake
    Click here to schedule a 15-minute discovery call with Blake To get access to my weekly newsletter & recordings of the live Protect + Prepare series, go to www.bridge2fulfillment.com To join a community of women on the journey towards building more fulfilling careers & lives, join us here. How to get involved
    If you would like some help to get clarity & a roadmap for your path ahead, schedule a free strategy call today.  You can also visit my website for more information and valuable resources. I am a huge proponent in the value found within community. Join my free Facebook group, to find yourself surrounded by a group of women to encourage, inspire, & challenge you on your own journey to fulfillment.   You are capable of far more than you can imagine. Life doesn’t have to be an either/or. You can have it all and do it without taking a leap or risking what you’ve worked so hard to build!
    Liked this episode, be sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave a review. We love to hear your feedback and we’d love for you to help us spread the word!

    • 45 min
    EP66: A Husband’s Story The Hidden Cost of an Unfulfilling Career with Kevin Cross

    EP66: A Husband’s Story The Hidden Cost of an Unfulfilling Career with Kevin Cross

    It can become really easy to believe you are doing the right thing for your family by staying in a career that is comfortable but no longer fulfilling. Why should they suffer or have to give up things just so you can be happy...but what if you “sucking it up” is actually causing more harm than good?  
    Kevin Cross was no stranger to career unfulfillment even before he watched his wife battle with it. With a lot of work, both Kevin and his wife Melanie supported each other through their individual career crossroads, and now Kevin is happy and motivated to share his experience and let it inspire others.
    On this episode of The Bridge to Fulfillment, Blake sits down with Kevin to talk about the effects an unfulfilling career has on everyone - not just the person in the job itself - as well as what it actually costs to take care of others over yourself, the truth about taking back control of your life, and recognizing the worth of an investment in yourself and your own happiness. Listen in for the unheard other half of a common story.
    You’ll Learn  
    How we receive what we're meant to receive, when we're meant to receive it (and how to take advantage when it happens) Why vulnerability is necessary for couples trying to navigate a stressful place in someone's career What we can learn, about ourselves, our families and our careers, from COVID-19 and time spent in quarantine And much more! Favorite Quote
    “I just think it's such a tremendous opportunity to take inventory of where we are, where we want our lives to go and to be more deliberate, believe in yourself, have courage and believe that if you're doing truly your best work and something that you love doing, you will do it so much better. And the level of success you're going to experience is going to be beyond what you can possibly fathom.” 
     - Kevin Cross
    How to connect with Blake
    Click here to schedule a 15-minute discovery call with Blake To join a community of women on the journey towards building more fulfilling careers & lives, join us here. How to get involved
    If you would like some help to get clarity & a roadmap for your path ahead, schedule a free strategy call today.  You can also visit my website for more information and valuable resources. I am a huge proponent in the value found within community. Join my free Facebook group, to find yourself surrounded by a group of women to encourage, inspire, & challenge you on your own journey to fulfillment.   You are capable of far more than you can imagine. Life doesn’t have to be an either/or. You can have it all and do it without taking a leap or risking what you’ve worked so hard to build!
    Liked this episode, be sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave a review. We love to hear your feedback and we’d love for you to help us spread the word!

    • 53 min
    EP65: How to Determine if it’s the Right Time for a Change

    EP65: How to Determine if it’s the Right Time for a Change

    Big decisions come with lots of factors, and, after a while, it can start to feel impossible to make any choice - let alone the right one. So, how do you decide if it's time to make a move?
    On this episode of The Bridge to Fulfillment, Blake lays out the one question that will help you figure out whether it's time for a big change, recognize what's holding you back and get clarity on what to do next. Listen in for the breath of fresh air and the reality check you just might need. 
    You’ll Learn  
    How we may experience change even when we didn't choose it What our brains tend to do in the absence of action, and why it's harmful to our progress Why a commitment to making a change doesn't mean doing so all at once (or even knowing every step of the way!) And much more! Favorite Quote
    “Fear makes us believe that change has to be hard or scary, but it doesn't. When you decide that change is the only path forward, then you must act.” 
     - Blake Schofield
    How to connect with Blake
    To get access to weekly content, emails & events from Blake, register for her email list at bridge2fulfillment.com Click here to schedule a 15-minute discovery call with Blake To join a community of women on the journey towards building more fulfilling careers & lives, join us here. How to get involved
    If you would like some help to get clarity & a roadmap for your path ahead, schedule a free strategy call today.  You can also visit my website for more information and valuable resources. I am a huge proponent in the value found within community. Join my free Facebook group, to find yourself surrounded by a group of women to encourage, inspire, & challenge you on your own journey to fulfillment.   You are capable of far more than you can imagine. Life doesn’t have to be an either/or. You can have it all and do it without taking a leap or risking what you’ve worked so hard to build!
    Liked this episode, be sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave a review. We love to hear your feedback and we’d love for you to help us spread the word!

    • 8 min
    EP64: Protect & Prepare Series What You Can Do Now to Transition into the Right Path Without Wasting Time

    EP64: Protect & Prepare Series What You Can Do Now to Transition into the Right Path Without Wasting Time

    For those who have been in one role for a long time or a specific type of role, changing careers can seem like a huge leap of faith. But it doesn’t need to be. If you’re properly prepared, and steady in your values and needs, you’ll find that you can take a measured, rewarding path forward.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP63: Protect & Prepare Series The Next Steps to Becoming Indispensable in the Market

    EP63: Protect & Prepare Series The Next Steps to Becoming Indispensable in the Market

    On this episode of The Bridge to Fulfillment, Blake dives deep on how to protect and make yourself indispensable in the current market, including knowing the risks of operating out of fear, moving forward by identifying “trigger points”, which elements you need to get clear on to understand how to sell yourself, and cultivating the ability to stand in your own value in order find a role that fits you perfectly. Listen in for the wisdom you need to protect yourself and find clarity.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP62: Protect & Prepare series - Finding Calm in the Chaos

    EP62: Protect & Prepare series - Finding Calm in the Chaos

    On this episode of The Bridge to Fulfillment, Blake goes into the ways that unmanaged stress can lead to severe health issues, the three dominoes you can put in place to protect yourself (plus strategies for implementing them), and how to rest, stand in your clarity and keep it all in perspective. Join the conversation for a much-needed break from the chaos.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

truepurposedesigns ,

Perfect timing!

Having just moved to a new state, and looking at a career change, yet again, I stumbled across Blake’s Podcasts after listening to an endorsement YouTube video for her podcasts by Nicola Watson, founder of a local fashion school I’m interested in attending.

The timing is PERFECT for me to plug in and listen and learn as I go about the unpacking process and discern my next career move.

I have already shared the link with my daughter who’s contemplating her next step in her career now that she received her Masters in IDO.
Change can be difficult and how to go about doing things chronologically can be a mystery! You hit ALL of the pitfalls both of us have stumbled into while either trying to find “the right job” or reasons (excuses) not to make a change.

Thank you Blake for your easy to digest, helpful and informative information about finding clarity and direction in making career changes! Much appreciated at this crossroads in my life right now!

Warmest regards,
Andrea

MistyLown ,

LOVED being a part of this

I LOVED being a part of Blake's podcast and being a part of her mission to connect other women to THEIRS! Thank you, Blake for being a great leader AND listener...a rare and beautiful combination. Blessings!

KR in MD ,

Listen to that little voice!

This podcast is an amazing resource for anyone with that little voice inside their head and a longing for something more or different.

I have personally worked with Blake both in the corporate world and as a coach and she has a unique blend of empathy and expecting accountability that drives results.

If you are willing to do the work she can help you build a bridge to a better life and a better you! I listened to Blake’s resources like this podcast for a year before working with her and I only wish I had made the leap sooner.

I still tune in on a regular basis to continue to learn from her!

Highly recommend!

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