Second Breaks Podcast: Career Change, Pivots and Transitions
By Lou Blaser: Author, Career Change Strategist
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Hosted by Career Change Advisor Lou Blaser, the Second Breaks Podcast explores what it takes to make a confident career move in our fast-paced and increasingly technology-driven business environment. Each week, we deep-dive and discover the strategies and techniques that have helped other professionals as they made the leap and changed career directions. If you are looking to reinvent yourself, transition into a new role, start a new business on the side, or switch careers altogether, this is the show for you.
||CleanSBP 14: How to Get Unstuck, Part 1 of 4||The first in a 4-part mini-series on How to Get Unstuck from jobs and careers that no longer work for us.||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 13: How to Follow Your Heart When Making Career Decisions, with Nicole Karon||Nicole Karon discusses the difference between listening to our hearts and following our passion, common misconceptions about the process, and what we can gain from listening to our hearts as part of our business and career decision-making process.||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 12: Using Your Personal Interests to Guide Your Next Career Move||Want to do something different but can't figure out what you want to do next? Here's one idea: look to your existing personal interests for clues. When faced with a decision point during the market crash in 2008, Lara Dalch decided to pursue a different career path based on her ongoing general interest in healthy eating and healthy living. In this Episode, Lara shares her career journey from her corporate career in the entertainment industry to health and lifestyle coaching.||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 11: How to Maximize Life Experiences Through Career Change||Tim DeBellis traces his philosophy around maximizing life experiences to his immigrant grandfather. In this episode, Tim shares his journey from aeronautics engineering to management consulting to coffee store ownership to real estate.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 10: How Becoming a New Parent Can be a Catalyst For a New Career||Alethea Fitzpatrick, founder of PhotoSanity, shares how motherhood gave her a powerful incentive to consider a different career path that would allow her to grow professionally while being the mother she wanted to be, and how she made it happen.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 09: How to Avoid Analysis Paralysis When Making a Career Move||Lou Blaser discusses the three stages universal across all kinds of career moves, and the key action steps and decision points in each stage. It is how we respond to these decision points that determine whether we move forward or get stuck in the stage where we're at.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 08: Finding Your Way Through Your First Book, with Brenda Peregrine||Editor and Writing Coach Brenda Peregrine and Lou Blaser talk about how the state of today's publishing industry opens opportunities to aspiring and first-time writers, common misconceptions that new writers have about the writing process, and what to consider when selecting editors for their first book.||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 07: How to Manage a Portfolio Career with Adrianne Machina||Adrianne Machina has chosen to build a portfolio career, instead of the traditional one job/one career path, and has been thriving in it for quite some time. In this episode, we talk about what makes up the different components of her career, and how she manages time, financial resources, and prioritization to make it all work.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 06: How to Awaken Our Natural Creativity and Incorporate Creative Expression in Our Work||Melissa Dinwiddie, host of the Live Creative Now Podcast, shares how we can tap back into that well of creativity inside of us, how to incorporate creativity into our lives, and how we balance creative expression with "practicality." Lou and Melissa also talk about meaningful work in the context of a creative pursuit.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 05: Early Retirement and Quitting the Cop's Life, with Shane Moran||Previously a detective with the NYPD Scuba Team, Shane Moran is used to taking risks. Yet, when it was time for him to consider leaving the Police Force and take early retirement so he can make his next career move, he took his time to process and prepare. In this episode, Shane and I talk about how we weighed his decision and the financial risks involved so that he could be confident about his career change.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 04: Doing Meaningful Work, with Deanna Carlisle||Deanna Carlisle of Youth Career Compass shares how she finds meaning in her work by helping young people make meaningful college choices. Lou and Deanna talk about how parents can help their kids make a decision on their future path through conscious education choices.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 03: What it Takes to Go Back to School in Your 30s to Start a New Profession||Would you be willing to go back to school so you can start over in a new profession? Going back to school isn t an easy thing to do, especially when you ve been out of it a while and making a living. It s even harder when you have to do it on nights and weekends while [...]||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 02: Aligning Work with Core Desired Feeling, with Gail Jessen||How would you react if you were diagnosed with a chronic disease? In August 2014, Gail Jessen was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease, a condition wherein the immune system attacks the thyroid, causing chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pain, among others. Gail used that moment as the trigger point for a major self-reinvention, that led to [...]||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSBP 01: How to Start a Side Hustle and Turn it Into a New Career||Shannon Davis shares how she started a side gig on a whim, while still employed as an EA, and how she turned it into her new career in under 2 years.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A lot of us are stuck doing something we don't necessarily enjoy doing but it pays the bills so we continue doing it. Life should be more than that! Enjoy what you do and it won't seem like a job! But fear is always the factor. Lou Blaser is an expert at this subject because she made the move! Thank you Lou for giving us the encouragement and advice on pursuing our dream job.
Lou definitely helps you put your career in perspective. Knowing that she has been through it herself and listening to her guests gives me the courage to pursue my dreams and not be afraid to make that difficult change.
Great ideas for career growth and career change
Lou has an inquiring mind and asks great questions of her guests.