Advice To My Younger Me

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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.




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




Twitter: @ashleymilnetyte



Nov 22, 2017

Lori Schwanbeck, a mindfulness-based psychotherapist, coach and trainer, shares how you can bring more joy to your workday.


You’ll hear:

-      How you can cultivate joy throughout your day

-      How you can become more joyful in just three breaths

-      The benefit of giving your complete attention to what another person is saying

Nov 8, 2017

Morra Aarons-Mele, author of Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home), talks about how ambitious introverts can succeed in their careers.

You’ll hear:

  • Why you need to understand who you are and accept it.
  • How charting how you feel during the day and throughout the week can help you craft a happier work experience
  • Tips for surviving networking events

"Advice to introverts: understand who you are and accept it."

Book: Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home)






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Oct 25, 2017

Cara Hale Alter, author of The Credibility Code, shares how you can come across as confident, capable and credible in the workplace by employing behaviors you can learn.


You’ll hear:

-       Specific behaviors that will increase your confidence and credibility

-       How you can tame the adrenaline you feel in challenging situations

-       Why its important to be both authoritative and approachable


Book: The Credibility Code


Twitter:  @CaraHaleAlter


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Oct 11, 2017

Alexis Krivkovich, a partner at McKinsey & Company, discusses the findings from the 2016 Women in the Workplace study which show that women are promoted less often and receive less valuable feedback than men. She also discusses what’s lacking from many women’s networks.


You’ll hear:

o   The facts showing that women receive fewer promotions and get less valuable feedback than men

o   How to get career-enhancing feedback

o   Where women’s networks fall short


Additional resources: 

2017 Women in the Workplace report –


2016 Women in the Workplace report -


Article –Are Female Only Networks Hurting Women in the Workplace


Sep 27, 2017

Lisen Stromberg, author of Work, Pause, Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, debunks the myth that women who “pause” to raise children never return to satisfying careers.  She also provides concrete tips on how to plan for and manage your “pause”.


You’ll hear:


-      Statistics show that most well-educated mothers paused their careers, returned to the workforce and didn’t regret their pauses

-      The importance of nurturing your career, whether you’re in the paid workforce or not.

-      The optimal length for your ”pause”

Sep 13, 2017

Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One, talks about her four step process for deciding whether you should “stay or go” in your current job.  Along the way, she asks thought-provoking questions we all should be asking about our careers.


You’ll hear:

-       A process you can use when you are deciding whether to “stay or go” at your current job

-       Questions you should be asking yourself about where you want your career to go

-       How friends can help you identify your strengths

Aug 30, 2017

Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO of the Diversity Lab, shares the some somewhat surprising strategies that top performers use to get to the top.


In this episode you’ll learn:


How focusing on your strengths can be a great strategy for success

Why you may not want to use your company’s formal flexible work program 

How high performers maximize their time at home and with their families



Aug 16, 2017

Manar Morales, President and CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, discusses how to craft a “no brakes” vision for your work and personal life 


You’ll hear:

  • How to develop a vision for your work life, your home life and your life in the world
  • Why it’s important to “take the brakes off” when fashioning your vision
  • Why you shouldn’t work on articulating your vision at home or in your office




Aug 2, 2017

Christine Lane, a financial coach who works at the intersection of money and psychology, shares advice on how to spend your hard-earned money so that it will increase your happiness.


You’ll hear:

 -    Why certain purchases are unlikely to make your happy in the long-term

            -    What to spend your money on to make your happier

            -    Why it’s important to review your old credit card bills

Jul 19, 2017

Hillary Wicht, an executive voice coach, shares tips on how you can speak with confidence – and maximize your influence and impact.


You’ll hear about:

-       The unconscious habits that undermine your authority

-       How your delivery can be as important as your content

-       How to appear more powerful as you go into high-stakes conversations

Jul 5, 2017

Valerie Young, an internationally recognized expert on the impostor syndrome, and author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, talks with me about how to recognize when the impostor syndrome is getting in your way and how to overcome it when it does. 


In this episode, you’ll hear about:


  •          The negative impact that the impostor syndrome can have on your career
  •          The surprising ways in which the impostor syndrome shows up at work
  •          How expecting to feel confident all the time is getting in your way
Jun 21, 2017

Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, shares how important it is to seek meaning in your work and in your life in order to have a rich, satisfying life.


You’ll hear:

-       Happiness as a goal isn’t all it's cracked up to be

-       Sources of meaning are all around us in our everyday lives

-       The pillars of a meaningful life are:

o   Having a sense of belonging,

o   Finding purpose in our activities,   

o   Crafting our stories in a way to make sense of our life

o   Experiencing transcendence



Don't forget to download our 25 Great Pieces of Advice from our First 25 Episodes! 

Jun 7, 2017

Susan Sawyers, creator of the Letter Project, shares what she learned when she asked a wide variety of people what advice they would give to their 22-year-old self.


May 24, 2017

Samantha Ettus, author of the Pie Life, discusses how to have a have a full and satisfying life – including a career, family, friends, and other things that are important to you.

May 10, 2017

Anne Devlin discusses how to make the most of your hard-earned money and your mentoring relationships and how to develop your management style and network.

Apr 26, 2017
 Joanna Bloor describes a step-by-step process for developing your “impact statement” – how you describe what you do and why it matters.
Apr 12, 2017

Lauren Rikleen, author of Ladder Down and You Raised Us, Now Work With Us, shares her thoughts on liking what you do, advocating for yourself, and building your network




Mar 29, 2017

 Susan Edwards discusses tips for working successfully in male-dominated environments


Seven Tips for Succeeding as a Woman in a Man’s World 


Susan’s Career Success Kit - 


Website –


Mar 15, 2017

  Mindy MacKenzie shares three steps you can take to dramatically enhance your impact and increase your fulfillment at work.


Book – The Courage Solution: The Power of Truth-telling with your Boss, Peers and Team



Mar 1, 2017

Dana Campbell, burnout coach, discusses how to prevent burnout and how to recover from burnout if it happens to you.


Feb 15, 2017

Jenn Overbeck an associate professor of management at Melbourne Business School, in Melbourne, Australia, discusses how women gain, claim, and effectively use power. She's got lots of great tips!


Feb 1, 2017

Wendy Wallbridge, author of Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-creative Powers for Women on the Rise, discusses how a shift in thinking can enable women to have more authentic and successful careers.

Jan 18, 2017

Joann Lublin, management news editor at the Wall Street Journal, shares advice based on her book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, in which she interviewed 52 senior women, 65% of whom were past or present CEOs of public companies

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