Women Who Went for It! Podcast
By Sara McArdle: Certified Whole Person Coach & Career Change Agent
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Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Certified Whole Person Coach and Career Change Agent, Sara McArdle. The show features inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and motivation to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment. We hope you'll see just how many before you have GONE for it—and they're eternally grateful that they took the risk!
||CleanEpisode 021: From International Marketer to Pilot with Michelle Knoll||In this episode, Sara talks with Michelle Knoll about her twisting, turning journey from international marketer for the Walt Disney Company to corporate pilot. Michelle opens up about what it's like to be a female in such a male-dominated...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 020: From Home Office Organizer to Activist and Writer with Jennifer Hofmann||In this episode, Sara talks with Jennifer Hofmann about her journey from home office organizer (and much more!) to activist and writer. Jen talks about how everything she ever did in her wildly varied career led up to this moment....||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 019: From Latin Teacher to Plant Nursery Owner with Lucile Whitman||In this episode, Sara talks with Lucile Whitman about her journey from teaching Latin in prep school to purchasing an orchard and starting a plant nursery. Lucile taught Latin for 11 years before moving to Salem, Oregon. When she...||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018: From Social Work to Life Purpose and Holistic Wellness Coach with Sharon Roemmel||In this episode, Sara talks with Sharon Roemmel, BSW, ACC, E-RYT, about her journey from social work to life purpose & holistic wellness coach. Sharon talks about several "pivot points" in her ever-evolving career path,...||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017: From Credit Union to Personal Chef with Tanorria Askew||In this episode, Sara talks with Tanorria Askew about her journey from being a 15-year credit union professional to becoming a personal chef. Thanks to insistence from her friends that she audition for "MasterChef" with Gordon...||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 016: From Research and Program Evaluation to Portrait Photography with Judy Lee||In this episode, Sara talks with Judy Lee about her journey from research and program evaluation at a university to transformative women's portrait photography. After agonizing struggles with fertility, pregnancy loss and parenting a...||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 015: From Public Relations to Farming with Jake Keiser||In this episode, Sara talks with Jake Keiser about leaving her lifestyle as an award-winning, six-figure earning, Hamptons-vacationing publicist in Tampa, Florida to become a farmer in rural Mississippi. After experiencing...||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 014: Leaving Corporate 3 Times for Wellness with Michelle Wong||In this episode, Sara talks with Michelle Wong about leaving her cushy (but ill-fitting) corporate software engineering career three times before fully committing to her passion: serving as a wellness and lifestyle...||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 013: From Saving Every Penny for Travel to Founding a Travel Company with Beth Whitman||In this episode, Sara talks with Beth Whitman about working odd jobs and saving every penny to travel the world before taking the leap and founding her own travel company. Beth shares her views on "confidence"...||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 012: From Hostelling to Public Health to Nonviolent Communication with Erin Merrihew||In this episode, Sara talks with Erin Merrihew about her path from opening a hostel in Bolivia to becoming a Nonviolent Communication-based communication & leadership coach. Erin opens up about balancing her perfectionist tendencies with her...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011: From Car Sales to Marketing, Branding & Social Media with Erin Alexander||In this episode, Sara talks with Erin Alexander about selling cars for 15 years and raising a son who went on to play Major League Baseball—all as a single parent—before pursuing a passion all her own: starting a social...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010: From Nursing to Ministry to Counseling to Life Coaching with Eva Cruz Pena||In this episode, Sara talks with Eva Cruz Pena about her journey from nursing to ministry to counseling and eventually life coaching. Eva shares how she connects with her intuition, follows her heart and "lives whole, piece...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: From Tech to Nursing with Jennifer Farrell||In this episode, Sara chats with Jennifer Farrell about working in the tech industry for a decade and then going back to school and becoming a nurse. Jennifer talks about taking a pay cut to pursue what she loves, the payoffs of making her career...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: A Lifesaving Move From Excite.com to MamaCon with Leanne Kabat||Leanne Kabat is alive today, in large part, because she followed the call to pursue her deeper life's work. As an International Media Manager for Excite.com in the 90s, she oversaw partnerships in Japan, Australia and Canada. After falling...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007: From Audio Production to Founding a PR Firm with Sabrina Hutchinson||In this episode, Sara chats with Sabrina Hutchinson about moving from audio production to founding a successful PR firm in Los Angeles. Sabrina talks about saying "yes" and figuring the "how" out later, her passion for building &...||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: From Global Travel to Childbirth and Parent Support with Rebecca Blankinship||In this episode, Sara talks with Rebecca Blankinship about how she pivoted from global travel and cross-cultural awareness to parenting and childbirth support—and did it as a single mom. Rebecca shares how she recognized her passions,...||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: From Social Work to Festival Creation with Angie Louthan||In this episode, Sara talks with Angie Louthan about following her intuition from social work to creating and producing a festival, and other jobs along the way. Angie shares how she first learned to go with her gut, and how a health crisis...||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: From Teaching to Psychic Mediumship with Melissa Peil||In this episode, Sara talks with Melissa Peil about leaving her "corporate dream job" as a teacher in the healthcare field to become a full-time psychic medium. They have a down-to-earth chat about what it was like for Melissa to step into a...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: From Education to Massage with Kristen Jawad||In this episode, Sara talks with Kristen Jawad about her journey from education to massage, wellness and self-care. They touch on the topics of recognizing the work that's right for you, the importance of exploring and playing and even the...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 002: From Hollywood to Software with Chelsea Behrens||In this episode, Sara talks with Chelsea Behrens about her journey from Hollywood to the software industry, and everything in between. They touch on the topics of Chelsea's process for finding a career that was better than she ever imagined, as...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 001: Podcast Introduction and Sara's Personal Story||In this very first episode of Women Who Went for It!, Sara outlines her own story of career transformation and shares her intentions, hopes and dreams for the podcast: to help give you the clarity, courage and motivation you need to step into a...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Loving Women Who Went For It!
Loving this powerful show about extraordinary women! If you are wanting to get inspired by the greatness of women or muster up the courage to take a big leap in your life and/or career, this show delivers!
The stories these women share are inspirational. This podcast presents something that we don’t have many historical references of - women making changes for their own fulfillment.
I started listening to this podcast and literally the first fifteen minutes I had a “tear up from joy” moment, because everything Sara was saying was completely hitting home.
This podcast honestly deals with challenges life throws at you. It lets you know you aren’t alone in the journey to happiness. And it helps by providing ideas on how you can advance yourself. Along with great stories and positivity, don’t miss this one. It GREAT for anyone, on any part of their journey to fulfillment.