54 episodes

How do I land my dream job? How should I ask for a promotion? When is it time to find a new boss? How do I get paid what I’m worth? How can I make networking suck less? Most importantly, how do I stand out and get recognized as a star at my workplace?

Welcome to the Real-World Feminist Podcast! Host Michelle Kinsman brings you no-BS answers to these and all of your burning career questions. Her advice is based on strategies she’s applied in her own career journey from administrative assistant to top executive at a major advertising agency. This isn’t the same old business speak from management textbooks. This podcast delivers real career advice for real women.

Tune in each week for digestible advice that you can turn into action in your own career!

The Real-World Feminist Podcast Michelle Kinsman

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    • 4.9, 28 Ratings

How do I land my dream job? How should I ask for a promotion? When is it time to find a new boss? How do I get paid what I’m worth? How can I make networking suck less? Most importantly, how do I stand out and get recognized as a star at my workplace?

Welcome to the Real-World Feminist Podcast! Host Michelle Kinsman brings you no-BS answers to these and all of your burning career questions. Her advice is based on strategies she’s applied in her own career journey from administrative assistant to top executive at a major advertising agency. This isn’t the same old business speak from management textbooks. This podcast delivers real career advice for real women.

Tune in each week for digestible advice that you can turn into action in your own career!

    What to Ask an Interviewer

    What to Ask an Interviewer

    You landed the interview. You’re prepared and ready to speak thoughtfully about your professional experiences.

    But to stand out as a star candidate, you have to do more than be ready to answer questions.

    You need to ask your own smart questions. The best interviews are two-way conversations—not interrogations.

    In this episode, I will break down what to ask an interviewer to make a great impression.

    Tune in and let’s get after it!

    • 25 min
    How to Change Your Mindset

    How to Change Your Mindset

    I used to think that mindset was something you were born with.

    You were either an optimist or a pessimist. You have a good disposition, or you have a bad disposition.

    I was dead wrong.

    In this episode, I will teach you how to change your mindset. Listen with an open mind and be ready to do some work.

    Tune in and let’s get after it!

    • 34 min
    How to Help a Team Define Roles

    How to Help a Team Define Roles

    If you are working on a team where roles are unclear, you’re on the road to a collective failure.

    Here’s the good news. You don’t have to wait for a disaster to happen. You can be the person who steps up and leads the way to clarity!

    In this episode, I’ll break down how to help a team define roles with a simple tool used universally by leaders in every industry.

    It’s time for some next-level career gains!

    Tune in and let’s get after it!

    • 24 min
    How to Stand Out at Work

    How to Stand Out at Work

    There are hundreds—maybe thousands—of other people working at your company.


    How do you stand out in the crowd as a star performer?


    The truth is there are small actions that you can take every day that will help you get noticed by the right people.


    In this episode, I break down how to stand out at work.


    Tune in and let’s get after it!

    • 26 min
    The Right & Wrong Way to Decline a Meeting Request

    The Right & Wrong Way to Decline a Meeting Request

    It’s important to defend your calendar and be deliberate with the meeting invites that you accept.

    But, there is a right way and a wrong way to decline a meeting request.

    Done well, you demonstrate critical thinking skills and everyday leadership.

    And…when it’s not done well, you come off as lazy or irresponsible.

    Let’s make sure you are putting your best foot forward.

    • 18 min
    You Survived a Layoff. Now What?

    You Survived a Layoff. Now What?

    Living through a layoff is one of the most stressful things you can go through.

    How do you push through and actually get anything done when you feel this way?

    In this episode, I share with you my own personal story and the lessons that I learned the hard way.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

healthybrigri ,

My Favorite Career Podcast

I am so happy I stumbled upon this podcast a few months ago. Ever since the first episode I listened to I’ve been hooked! Michelle’s energy is infectious and the type of content provided is strategic and laid out so simply for you to apply to real world examples. If you’re looking to step up your career game and take actionable steps to achieve your goals, I highly recommend taking a listen. Thank you, Michelle! 🙌🏼

Katachino ,

Real-World Advice

Michelle’s guidance is very valuable in our world right now. The uncertainty the global pandemic has brought to our day-to-day lives is scary and it can be easy to get lost in all the noise. Michelle provides real-world strategies in her Podcast to help you move past the noise, remember the core of who you are, what you stand for, and where you want to go in your career (and life).

Bossydame ,

I wish I had RWF my whole life

If Real-World Feminist was a vitamin, I would have taken it daily since birth. Navigating a career as a woman in America can be hard. Michelle breaks it all down with real life situations using real world language, graciously sharing her experience for the greater womanhood. You’ll go from feeling “cool, I’m not alone!” to feeling like (and becoming - if you’re doing it right!) a boss. Do yourself a favor - listen + subscribe! 💖💪💃

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