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Episode 07: Lawyer Seeking Purpose with Laura Toledo

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Quit your job as a lawyer for a position as Executive Director of a non-profit was the route to finding more purpose for my guest. Hearing about professionals making major career changes into a very different line of work is becoming much more common than it was in the past. Referring to an article in the Atlantic written by Barbara Bradley Hagerty, my guest knew that greater job satisfaction comes from finding career purpose.

Episode 06: Financial Education for Women by a Woman with Vicky Vogel-Iturri

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21st Century women know money management is a skill they must acquire. Yet many of them do not manage their money as successfully as they manage their careers.  Listen to what my guest says about successful professional women and their money management attitude versus men and other women.  Find out how Vicky got into the wealth management business many years ago and how her background in journalism has been an asset.  As for career confidence, find out what Vicky’s advice is about the importance of preparation to feel confident and how to handle situations that inevitably arise when you will get blindsided and have to move through a challenge for which you are not prepared.  Hear how a colleague served as a coach for her and provided a big confidence boost at a time when she really needed it.

Episode 05: The Accidental Entrepreneur – Melissa Joy Dobbins

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My guest went from being an “Accidental Entrepreneur” to a prominent six-figure business owner. ‘Accidental’ because being an entrepreneur was not in her career plan at that point. But she wanted to focus more on family, so she quit her job and embarked on the new path of starting a business.  She knew what kind of business she didn’t want but did not have a vision of what type of business she did want to start.

Episode 04: Finding Your Career Path with Shelly Collins

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Find out how an insulting comment from her boss helped my guest Shelly Collins find her career purpose and path when she didn’t think she had one. Shelly explains how being very organized has helped her succeed in her career and now as an entrepreneur, despite having an ADHD diagnosis.

Episode 03: Changing Careers and Confidence with Cathy Perry

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My guest Cathy Perry has had careers ranging from VP and Managing Director at a bank to owning an Interior Design franchise. She has used a variety of her skills in all her different roles and now has leveraged both her skills and her passion and has a specialty niche in her Real Estate consultant work combining her creativity in Interior Design and certification in Aging in Place to propel her success in the realty business in the St Louis area market. Cathy explains the skills  most important for success in Real Estate and why it is so much more that showing a beautiful property to a prospective buyer.

Episode 02: Entrepreneur Corporate Wellness to V.P. Health Care Executive Search

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My guest Nancy Donohoo talks about her career in diverse roles all related to the Health Care Industry. She has been a successful entrepreneur owning and running a Corporate Wellness Company and one day got an unsolicited call from a big company who wanted to buy her business, later worked as an internal recruiter and now VP of an Executive Health Care Search firm.  Nancy tells us the skills and strengths she uses to be successful in her job. And although she is employed by a company her role has many things in common from her days as an entrepreneur.

Episode 01: Let’s Talk Confidence with Jean Caton

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I thought what better place to begin Episode one than with a Solo-Cast all about confidence…What it is why you need it and how to get more.