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Advice To My Younger Me

A podcast drawing on the wisdom of those who have gone before to help younger women achieve career success.
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Nov 7, 2018

Host Sara Holtz discusses how paying attention to your activities at work can help you discover your natural strengths.

You’ll hear:

  • Why it’s important to know what your natural strengths are
  • Why it is difficult to know what your strengths are
  • Questions to ask yourself to help you discover your strengths

 

Website: tomyyounger.me

For Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @tomyyoungerme

 

Sign up for the Advice to My Younger Me monthly newsletter: www.tomyyounger.me

 

Sara can be reached on Twitter  Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Oct 24, 2018

 Sally Helgesen, co-author of How Women Rise: Break 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job, discusses how some of the behaviors which you think are serving you in your career may actually be holding your career back.

 

You’ll hear: 

  • How you may not be making the most of your network
  • Why you need to say “oh well” more often
  • Why you should stop doing some of the things that have made you successful

 

Book:  How Women Rise: Break 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job

 

Website:  sallyhelgesen.com

Twitter and LinkedIn: @sallyhelgesen

 

12 habits you need to break:

  1. Reluctance to claim your achievements
  2. Expecting others to spontaneously notice and reward your contributions
  3. Overvaluing expertise
  4. Building rather than leveraging relationships
  5. Failing to enlist allies from day one
  6. Putting your job before your career
  7. The perfection trap
  8. The disease to please
  9. Minimizing
  10. Too Much
  11. Ruminating
  12. Letting your radar distract you

 

Sign up for the Advice to My Younger Me monthly newsletter: www.tomyyounger.me

Sara can be reached on Twitter  Facebook and LinkedIn and holtz@tomyyounger.me 

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Oct 10, 2018

Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace, authors of The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know about Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life, discuss important decisions to consider when crafting a career

 

You’ll hear:

  • The role money should play in career decisions
  • How intertwined your career is with that of your spouse or partner
  • Why “finding your passion” may put an unrealistic burden on choosing a career

 

Book:  The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know about Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life

 

Social media: @hanaschank @lizardwallace

 

Sign up for the Advice to My Younger Me monthly newsletter: www.tomyyounger.me

 

Sara can be reached on Twitter  Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Sep 26, 2018

Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace, authors of The Ambition Decision: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life, discuss the three predictable career paths that women experience and the consequences that follow as a result of each choice.

 

You’ll hear:

  • What the three career paths are that ambitious women choose
  • Which path resulted in the highest level of satisfaction
  • What the consequences are of a career break

 

Book:  The Ambition Decision: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life

 

Their social media: @hanaschank @lizardwallace

 

Sign up for the Advice to My Younger Me monthly newsletter: www.tomyyounger.me

 

Sara can be reached on Twitter  Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Sep 12, 2018

Joanne Lipman, author of That’s What She Said:  What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, discusses what’s not working in the workplace today and what’s needed to fix it.

You’ll hear:

  • Why it’s important to enlist men in the quest for gender equality
  • Why women “leaning in” is only part of the solution
  • Why it’s important to have mixed gender working groups

Book:  That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together. 

Website: joannelipman.com,

For Twitter, Instagram and Linked In: @joannelipman

Additional resources:

Implicit bias test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Sign up for the Advice to My Younger Me monthly newsletter: www.tomyyounger.me

Sara can be reached on Twitter  Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Aug 29, 2018

 Lauren McGoodwin, CEO of Career Contessa, shares practical tips on how to negotiate for a raise.

You’ll hear:

  • The mindset you should have when negotiating your salary 
  • How to get information about what others are earning in comparable jobs
  • How to prepare for asking for a raise
  • Why you need to follow up after your “raise conversation”

Website: www.careercontessa.com

LinkedIn: @careercontessa 

Facebook: @careercontessa  

Instagram:   @careercontessa 

 

Articles:

A step by step guide to negotiating your salary

https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/negotiate-salary-step-by-step/  

How to ask for a raise  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/magazine/how-to-ask-for-a-raise.html

How to Be an Ace Salary Negotiator (Even if You Hate Conflict)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/smarter-living/how-to-negotiate-salary.html 

Aug 15, 2018

Host Sara Holtz and 5 guests share a big mistake they made early in their careers, how they recovered from it, and what they learned as a result.

You’ll hear:

  • The important lessons we learn from mistakes
  • How even major mistakes are not career-limiting
  • Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up about mistakes you make

 

Let’s keep the conversation going!
What mistakes have you made and what did you learn from them?

 

Sara can be reached on Twitter and Facebook and on LinkedIn.

 

Aug 1, 2018

Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, talks about the importance of owning and sharing your mistakes and how to bounce back from failure. 

You’ll hear:

  • Why you need to own your mistakes
  • How to think about the mistakes you’ve made
  • Why it’s important to share your mistakes

 

Book:  The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,

Website: http://www.jessicalahey.com/

 

FB: jessicapottslahey

Twitter: @jesslahey

Instagram: @teacherlahey

Additional resources:

Podcast: #AmWriting with Jess & KJ 

Let’s keep the conversation going!
Sara can be reached on Twitter and Facebook @tomyyoungerme, and on LinkedIn.

Jul 18, 2018

Stephanie Brown, author of Fired: Why Losing Your Job is the Best Thing that Can Happen to You, shares how to make the most of the experience of finding yourself out of work.

You’ll hear:

  • what to do right after you lose your job
  • the importance of maintaining a schedule while out of work
  • how to make the most of your time between jobs
  • why you should have a side hustle, even if you love your job

Book: http://amzn.to/2pXfeMj

Website: http://lifeafterfired.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-brown-7ba86025/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifeafterfired/

Additional resources:

First chapter of book available for free: http://bit.ly/2luYLg7

Article - The key phrase I used that unlocked interviews with Google, and Facebook, amongst others: http://read.bi/2DlaIcQ

Let’s keep the conversation going!

Sara can be reached on Twitter and Facebook @tomyyoungerme, on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomyyoungerme  and on the Advice to My Younger Me website – www.tomyyounger.me

 

Jul 4, 2018

Nataly Kogan, author of Happier Now, shares the practices you can use to be happier at work (and in life).

 

You’ll hear:

  • That happiness is a skill that you can cultivate
  • The five practices that will make you happier at work (and in life)
  • Why you should take a midday break from work

 

Website: www.happier.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalykogan/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/happier

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happierinc  

 

Additional resources:

Video of 5 Core Happier Skills: https://www.happier.com/happier-skills

Happier app: www.happier.com/app

 

Jun 20, 2018

Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done, shares tips on how to spend your time so you feel more relaxed and less frazzled.

 

You’ll hear:

  • The actions that differentiate people who feel more relaxed about time from those who feel more frantic
  • Why it’s valuable to plan “mini-adventures” into your week
  • How interacting with friends rather than social media will affect your time perception

 

WebsiteLauraVanderkam.com

Books: Off the Clock; 

I Know How She Does It 

168 Hours

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Podcast: https://lauravanderkam.com/category/podcast

 

Additional resources:

 Podcast: Finding Time for What Matters - Episode 19 - http://tomyyounger.me/episode-19-finding-time-for-what-matters-with-laura-vanderkam/

Article:Track your time for 30 days: What you learn may surprise you

https://hbr.org/2018/04/track-your-time-for-30-days-what-you-learn-might-surprise-you

Download a time tracking worksheet:

http://lauravanderkam.com/books/168-hours/manage-your-time/

 

Jun 6, 2018

Caroline Webb, CEO of Sevenshift and author of How to Have a Good Day, shares brain-based research on how to have the best workday possible.

 

You’ll hear:

  • How to share bad news so you get the best response possible
  • How your expectations can affect your reactions
  • Why multitasking doesn’t work
  • How to end your day so you have a great evening

 

Website carolinewebb.co

Book - How to Have a Good Day

 

Social media

Facebook (facebook.com/carolinewebbauthor) 

Twitter (@caroline_webb_).

 

Additional resources

 

Good Day Index quiz  

May 23, 2018

Manar Morales, President and CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, discusses how to craft a flexible schedule that works for you and your employer.

 

You’ll hear:

  • Why it is important to get clear on what you want from a flexible schedule
  • How to prepare to negotiate for a flexible schedule
  • How to keep your career on track while working a flexible schedule

Don’t assume a flexible schedule is not possible

 

Website: www.dfalliance.com

Email:  manar@dfalliance.com

 

May 9, 2018

Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less,  shares what she learned about mindful spending (and living) from her “shopping ban” year. 

 

You’ll hear:

  • Why you should track your spending 
  • The difference between buying things for “you” vs. “the idealized you”
  • How you can become more mindful in your spending

 

Be a mindful spender.  Don’t spend money unconsciously.

 

Book:  The Year of Less:  How I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store 

Twitter: @caitflanders 

Instagram: @caitflanders 

 

Additional resources:  Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life with a Shopping Ban https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/smarter-living/year-of-less.html 

Apr 25, 2018

Svetlana Saitsky, life coach and artist, discusses how you can bring your authentic self – whether it is a creative, an entrepreneur or a storyteller -  to your corporate job.

 

You’ll hear:

 

How bringing your authentic self to work can make you better at your job

An exercise to do each day to help you tap into your authentic self

How to decide if it’s time to leave your job.

 

Website:  www.svetlanasaitsky.com 

 linkedin.com/ svetlanasaitsky 

Facebook: @svetlanasaitsky 

Twitter: @Svetshop 

Apr 11, 2018

Olivia Christian, Own Your Story workshop leader, shares advice on how to craft a personal story that can help others understand who you are and what you do.

 

You’ll hear:

  • Why you need a personal story
  • Why it’s important that your story touch both heart and head
  • How to develop your personal story

 

Instagram:  Own Your Story via Instagram 

     

Additional resources:

 

The Game Last Night  via YouTube, via Facebook, via Instagram, and via Twitter  

Mar 28, 2018

Liz O’Donnell, author, and founder of WorkingDaughter.com, shares a realistic picture of what it’s like to care for aging parents and gives advice on how to manage it all.

 

You’ll hear:

  • The importance of building career equity early in your career
  • Why you need to talk with your parents about what they want in the future, before a crisis happens
  • How to juggle taking care of aging parents, kids and your career

 

Book:  Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman

Website: WorkingDaughter.com 

RentASister.co – Liz O’donnell’s service company for caregivers

Facebook:: @LizODonnellAuthor/

Twitter:  @LizODTweets

 

Additional resources:

Caregiver Bill of Rights.http://www.workingdaughter.com/caregiver-bill-rights/

Working Daughter Manifesto:  www.workingdaughter.com/downloadables/

AARP Caregiving Guide - https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/home-and-family/caregiving/2012-10/PrepareToCare-Guide-FINAL.pdf?intcmp=AE-HF-CAR-P2CGD-ENG 

Caregiver checklist – http://www.workingdaughter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Caregiver-Checklist-Medical-Forms.pdf 

 

Mar 14, 2018

Marion McGovern, an expert in the gig economy and author of Thriving in the Gig Economy, shares advice on how to succeed as a gig worker.

You’ll hear:

 

  • What personal qualities are needed to succeed as a gig worker
  • How to position yourself to succeed in the gig economy
  • The importance of your digital presence to success in the gig economy

To be a successful “gig worker”, you need to be resilient, tolerate ambiguity, communicate effectively and have basic business skills

 

Book: Thriving in the Gig Economy Website: www.marionmcgovern.com

Linkedin

Facebook @gigmaven.  

Twitter:  @marionmcgovern

 

Additional resources:

Getting to Like: How to Boost Your Personal and Professional Brand to Expand Opportunities

www.freelancersunion.org 

www.peers.org 

 

Feb 28, 2018

Mary Cranston, trailblazing lawyer, law firm CEO, and public company and non-profit board member, shares the five most important things that women can do to achieve career success.

You’ll hear:

  • Why it’s important to have “authentic” goals
  • How to overcome fears that get in the way of your success
  • How taking risks can lead to unexpected benefits

 

Additional resources:

Now Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham and Clifton

Feb 14, 2018

 Susan Bird, CEO of Wf360, shares how to have a conversation with anyone.

 

You’ll hear:

How to have a conversation with your boss

What the key to a great conversation is

Why to approach conversations with “beginner’s ears”

 

Facebook: Susan W. Bird 

Twitter @susanwbird

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanwbird

Conversation 360 podcast: http://conversation360podcast.com/

 

Jan 31, 2018

Nora McInerny, host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking and author of It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) shares her advice about how to deal with life’s inevitable losses and setbacks.

 

You’ll hear:

 

  • How to respond when bad things happen to you and others
  • How to deal (and not deal) with mistakes you make
  • How to stay focused on the present

 

Additional resources:

 

Podcast episode mentioned

Link to book: It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)

Website: www.noraborealis.com/

Podcast: http://www.noraborealis.com/podcast/  

Still Kickin: https://www.stillkickin.co 

Twitter: @noraborealis

Instagram: @noraborealis

Facebook: @hellonoramcinerny  

 

Jan 17, 2018

Melissa Hereford shares advice on how to successfully negotiate for what you want – at work and in life.

 

You’ll hear:

  • How to prepare for a negotiation
  • How your mindset affects how you negotiate
  • Why being curious is an important part of negotiating successfully

 

 

Website

LinkedIn

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube channel

 

Additional resources

 

Negotiating on your own behalf with Carol Frohlinger http://tomyyounger.me/episode-2-negotiating-on-your-own-behalf  

Jan 3, 2018

Host Sara Holtz shares the questions she asks herself before she makes her resolutions for the new year.

 

Questions for reflection:

 

-  What were your most significant professional accomplishments in 2017?

 

-  What were your most significant personal accomplishments in 2017?

 

-  What are you most excited about right now?

 

-  What are you most grateful for in your professional life?

 

-  What are you most grateful for in your personal life?

 

-  What do you want more of in your life?

 

-  What do you want less of in your life?

 

-  What are you most concerned about?  (No more than three)

 

-  What is one major work-related project that you want to focus on in 2018?

 

-  What is one major personal project that you want to focus on in 2018?

Dec 20, 2017

Ted Marsden, millennial filmmaker, shares the advice – both good and bad - he’s gotten from his Mom (Sara Holtz) and others

 

You’ll hear:

  • Why all advice can be valuable
  • The questions to ask yourself if you’re having an awful day
  • The fashion advice his Mom gave him

 

Pull quote:  Take care of yourself before taking on the world’s challenges.

 

Website: www.tedtedtedted.com  

 

Dec 6, 2017

Ashley Milne-Tyte, host of The Broad Experience podcast, talks about what she’s learned from talking to the all the women she has interviewed over the years.

 

You’ll hear:

  • Why you need to “rock the boat”, at least a little
  • That working hard is not enough
  • How important it is to be protective of your time

 

Podcast: www.thebroadexperience.com 

 

Twitter: @ashleymilnetyte

 

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