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Welcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Isn’t it about time a podcast covering work also covered all things women? Yea, we thought so, too. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews a variety of women about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development. Visit www.CareerContessa.com for more female-forward career advice and exclusive content on Instagram at @careercontessa. We guarantee to make you LOL in your cubicle. Theme Music: Ethan Edenburg

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Welcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Isn’t it about time a podcast covering work also covered all things women? Yea, we thought so, too. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews a variety of women about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development. Visit www.CareerContessa.com for more female-forward career advice and exclusive content on Instagram at @careercontessa. We guarantee to make you LOL in your cubicle. Theme Music: Ethan Edenburg

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Informative but for the privileged

By Allielou86 - Jan 30 2020
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Great podcast but it’s tone deaf to people who don’t have privilege. “I quit my job with no plan b...” then following it by saying “my husband could pay the mortgage.” I’m not sure how that narrative is helpful but sure...it’s one experience. Just know that to get anything out of this is to be in a position where money isn’t necessarily a point of struggle and have the freedom to just be calling all the shots. I do not know how realistic that is.

Love the topics and always learn something

By Lewatle - Jan 12 2020
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I really enjoy listening to this podcast as a professional woman based in South Africa. The topics are truly universal and the conversations always informative as well as enjoyable. Really learning and growing through this podcast. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

129 Ratings
Average Ratings
123
3
1
0
2

Informative but for the privileged

By Allielou86 - Jan 30 2020
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Great podcast but it’s tone deaf to people who don’t have privilege. “I quit my job with no plan b...” then following it by saying “my husband could pay the mortgage.” I’m not sure how that narrative is helpful but sure...it’s one experience. Just know that to get anything out of this is to be in a position where money isn’t necessarily a point of struggle and have the freedom to just be calling all the shots. I do not know how realistic that is.

Love the topics and always learn something

By Lewatle - Jan 12 2020
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I really enjoy listening to this podcast as a professional woman based in South Africa. The topics are truly universal and the conversations always informative as well as enjoyable. Really learning and growing through this podcast. Thank you!
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The Femails

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Dr. Zelana Montminy: Why We Meltdown

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Meet Dr. Zelana Montminy, a prominent figure in positive psychology and the author of 21 Days to Resilience. Her research is at the forefront of ground-breaking new science, which she calls “the science of thriving”, a field in which experts are exploring what drives us toward optimal well-being. And that’s what brings us to the podcast. Dr. Z  is going to help explain, “Why do we meltdown?”

We are going to learn what is it that makes us spiral out of control or lose our sense of direction? And what does it take for us to focus on our strengths and thrive within our lives and workplaces—as opposed to just survive? Get ready to reshape how you view "happiness" as you shift to thrive for more resilience in your life.

Show Notes:

Career Contessa Website

Dr. Z’s webinar on how to transcend the daily grind

21 Days to Resilience

Dr.Zelana.com

Dr. Zelana Montminy Instagram

Sep 25 2018

54mins

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Rank #2: Amanda Enayati: Managing Anxiety, Managing Yourself

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Meet Amanda Enayati, a stress expert, author, and cancer survivor. If you’ve ever looked at the headlines around stress and anxiety,  the message is very clear: Chronic stress is on the rise. But what about the research that tells us how we can manage our stress or even turn our anxiety into positive action? And is there a difference between professional stress and personal? With so many questions about the topic, I was eager to find a stress expert who could actually provide some answers.

Amanda’s path to becoming a stress expert is a combination of both personal and professional experiences, starting around age 10 when Amanda became a child refugee because of a revolution in Iran.  And later, when Amanda was also hit with a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. That’s when Amanda started to write and record a new narrative for herself. A narrative that eventually turned her into the nation’s premier stress columnist and expert, a published author, and even launched an entirely new career. On this episode, we’ll cover:

  1. How to stress better and lean into more of the good stress

  2. What we can learn from elite athletes and how they react to stress

  3. And how to develop a better sense of control that you can use in your career and life

Show Notes:

Hire a Mentor Career Coaching

Seeking Serenity

The 3% Movement

www.careercontessa.com

Nov 20 2018

44mins

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Rank #3: Laura Vanderkam: Disrupting Time Management

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Meet Laura Vanderkam, an author, productivity expert, and a woman disrupting time management skills. I first came across Laura’s work when Career Contessa published an article called “How You’re Wasting 50+ Hours a Week” and, as you can probably imagine, I was immediately taken by the article because it’s true— we all do share the same number of hours in a week—168 to be exact—but it does seem like some people machines that power through their to-do lists while others are just “too busy” all the time.  Why? I naturally when straight to the time management source with Laura, a seven-time author, TED speaker, a mother of four, and a woman who has analyzed the time diaries of 900+ people.

On this episode, you'll  learn:

  • How we can disrupt our own relationships with time and our ever-growing to-do lists

  • The  weekly habit we can all need to adopt ASAP

  • The question you should ask yourself before you agree to that networking dinner three weeks from now

Show Notes:

28-Day Career Kickstart

Career Contessa Instagram“How You’re Wasting 50+ Hours a Week”

Laura Vanderkam

Mar 19 2019

45mins

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Rank #4: The Art of Asking Questions for Career Success

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Meet Annabel Chang, Vice President Bay Area for Alaska Airlines, and a woman who’s had a winding career path including law school, a tech startup and now at the 5th largest U.S. airline. Annabel’s career has included some tough questions that many of us do and will face in our careers like, “What do I want to do next?” and “I want more but I’m not sure how to get there.”  Walking away from a prestigious job in the search for something new while not letting your confidence take a major hit was just the tip of the courageous iceberg that Annabel navigated. The episode will also explore why asking questions can build confidence, how Annabel landed her job via LinkedIn, the importance of elevator pitches, and how to act in the first 100 days of a job.

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa InstagramThe Femails Podcast InstagramAnnabel Chang

Brag

Nov 19 2019

42mins

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Rank #5: Empathy, The FBI, and Mastering Negotiation Tactics

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Meet Christopher Voss, a former FBI hostage negotiator who translated those tactics into modern-day negotiation training. He’s also the best-selling author of Never Split The Difference. Negotiations are a challenging part of our daily lives from salary talks and job offers to client projects and even within our family, but Chris shares some incredible tactics you haven’t heard a hundred times already. We’ll discuss why “yes” is bad, the three types of negotiators, how to get what you want by exploring strategies other than splitting the difference, and so much more.

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa InstagramThe Femails Podcast InstagramNever Split The Difference 

Newsletter: Text 22828 and send message “fbiempathy” to provide your email

Oct 29 2019

58mins

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Rank #6: Lauren Smith Brody: Disrupting Working Motherhood

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Meet Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester and a woman disrupting working motherhood. After enjoying an incredibly successful 16-year career in the magazine publishing world—working her way up to the #2 spot as Executive Editor for Glamour Magazine, Lauren left to write about The Fifth Trimester, the time she describes as when the working mom is born.   And while I’m not a mom, I’m incredibly fascinated by this transition It’s no big secret that it’s a struggle to have children and go back to work. We do not live in a particularly supportive culture when it comes to working and being a mother in tandem. For many, challenges persist when back in the workplace which is why Lauren set out to write a book—a book that would connect the dots and serve new mothers a collective post-pregnancy mentor.  

On this episode, you'll  learn:

  • What is The Fifth Trimester

  • How working moms can navigate their own return to work

  • And what actions we can take today to change the status quo

Show Notes:

28-Day Career Kickstart

Career Contessa Instagram

The Fifth Trimester

Apr 09 2019

49mins

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Rank #7: Goal Setting for Perfectionists

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Today’s teacher is Dr. Sasha Heinz, a recovering perfectionist-turned-positive psychologist, who has studied under the best of the best like Angela Duckworth, Barry Schwartz, and more. Specifically, Dr. Sasha is really good at helping women get out of the perfection trap while still being able to set goals and do it all in a healthy way.

And because we’re here for that real-talk advice, be sure to stick around till after Dr. Sasha’s teachable moment because we’ll be answering your listener questions starting with what to do when you’re constantly interrupted by your coworker.

You can submit your career questions for us to answer on future episodes by leaving us a voicemail at 844-FEMAILS.

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa Instagram: https://bit.ly/2IOuKlX 844-FEMAILS (844- 336-2457)Dr. Sasha Heinz: https://drsashaheinz.com/Dr. Sasha’s Instagram: https://bit.ly/2JfIBA6

Jul 02 2019

37mins

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Rank #8: How to Be a Good Manager According to theSkimm

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Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, co-founders of theSkimm and authors of HOW TO SKIMM YOUR LIFE, started the wildly popular newsletter TheSkimm back in 2012 while they were just two roommates working from their couch. Fast-forward seven years and TheSkimm is anything but a small idea with a small team. Carly and Danielle now manage a team of 100+ people and they’re often transparent about their management challenges and they’ll be sharing their management learnings. And because we’re here for that real-talk advice, be sure to stick around till after Carly and Danielle’s teachable moment because we’ll be answering your listener questions starting with how to grow your network within your company when you work a 100% remote job. You can submit your career questions for us to answer on future episodes by leaving us a voicemail at 844-FEMAILS.

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa Instagram: https://bit.ly/2IOuKlX 844-FEMAILS (844- 336-2457)

HOW TO SKIMM YOUR LIFE: https://bit.ly/31e0Td7 TheSkimm.com

Jun 11 2019

31mins

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Rank #9: Why Caring Less About Work Can Lead to Success

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Today’s interview is with Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, the co-authors of No Hard Feelings: The secret power of embracing emotions at work.It’s a courageous move to bring your full self—emotions and all—to work and this episode will cover why caring less about your work can actually help you succeed, what selective vulnerability it and why you need to do it, tips for establishing boundaries, and much more. It’s definitely going to be an episode you turn to throughout your career—there’s that much great stuff covered!

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa InstagramThe Femails Podcast InstagramNo Hard FeelingsLiz and Mollie Website

Guide to Working with Me

Sep 17 2019

47mins

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Rank #10: Grammar Girl's Tips for Avoiding Communication Problems at Work

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Today’s teacher is Mignon Fogarty or Grammar Girl as she’s also known as on the world wide web, with her award-winning podcast, and multiple books. Mignon’s here to help us navigate communication in the workplace including language mistakes we’re probably all making, how to avoid office jargon in your communication, and should we be worried that Google is now helping to finish our sentences in our emails?

And because we’re here for that real-talk advice, be sure to stick around till after Mignon’s teachable moment because we’ll be answering your listener questions starting with how do you know if you should develop your current employee’s skills—or hire someone new who already has the skills you need.

You can submit your career questions for us to answer on future episodes by leaving us a voicemail at 844-FEMAILS

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa Instagram844-FEMAILS (844- 336-2457) Grammar Girl

Jul 16 2019

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Rank #11: How to Decrease Overwhelm & Increase Creativity

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Today’s interview is with Brigid Schulte, the author of the New York Times bestselling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, and the founding director of The Good Life Initiative at the nonpartisan think tank, New America, and director of The Better Life Lab. Brigid will be sharing her advice on time management, productivity, the causes and consequences of our unsustainable, always-on culture, and how to make time by rethinking how we work. We’ll also explore creativity and why is it that the best ideas come to us in the shower plus, how to stop seeking status in busyness by recapturing the value of leisure.

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa InstagramThe Femails Podcast InstagramOverwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time

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Oct 08 2019

40mins

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Rank #12: How to Stop Comparing & Avoid Jealousy Traps

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Life coach and author, Christine Hassler,  is back on The Femails to teach us how we can stop comparing ourselves to other people, avoid jealousy traps, and defeat our inner critics.And because we’re here for that real-talk advice, be sure to stick around till after Christine’s teachable moment because we’ll be answering your listener questions starting with what to do when you’re job searching from a different state.You can submit your career questions for us to answer on future episodes by leaving us a voicemail at 844-FEMAILS.

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa Instagram: https://bit.ly/2IOuKlX 844-FEMAILS (844- 336-2457)Christine’s Episode from Season 1: https://apple.co/2XoNBZ0 ChristineHassler.comOver And On With It podcast: https://bit.ly/2Wm6qzH Christine Hassler Instagram: https://bit.ly/2bDMwUh

Find a Job In A New City: https://bit.ly/2WCp3i9

Jun 04 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: How To Work With People You Don't Like

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Today’s teacher is Alyson Garrido, a career coach who takes a strengths-based approach and partners with her clients to create and execute a career strategy. She’s also a career coach through Career Contessa’s coaching service called Hire a Mentor. I’ve been a big fan of Alyson’s coaching style for a while and today we’ll be diving into a juicy topic—how to work with people you don’t like and, important to note, might not understand. And because we’re here for that real-talk advice, be sure to stick around till after Alyson’s teachable moment because we’ll be answering your listener questions starting whether or not it’s ok to take a step back in your career while you determine what you really want to do.

You can submit your career questions for us to answer on future episodes by leaving us a voicemail at 844-FEMAILS

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.com

Career Contessa Instagram

844-FEMAILS (844- 336-2457)

Alyson Garrido 

SBI feedback

DiSC Assessment

DOPE Assessment

Jul 23 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: Christine Hassler: Break on Through (To The Other Side)

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Meet Christine Hassler, an author, speaker, and life coach who is committed to guiding people and organizations to reach their highest potential.

At age 25 Christine had a successful career as a Hollywood agent, was engaged to the love of her life, and literally hanging out with the likes of George Clooney at parties. It was a pretty glamorous set-up, but there was one (huge) thing missing: fulfillment and love for herself.

Christine’s pursuit for the image of success led her to a massive meltdown that forever changed Christine and guided her to become a life coach helping people overcome their expectation hangovers, learn how to silence their inner critics, and manage their relationship with their authentic selves. Get ready to learn:

  • How to slow down so you can get what you need to be more successful in your career and life
  • The importance of internal tools and why it's OK to not know what you’re doing or what you want
  • The 40-day behavior-changing plan you can put into action immediately
  • What it takes to break through to the other side of a meltdown

Show Notes:

Hire a Mentor Career Coaching

ChristineHassler.comOver It And On With It podcast

Expectation Hangover

www.careercontessa.com

Nov 06 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: How to Break Free of Indecisiveness

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Meet Eleanor Beaton, an internationally-recognized expert in women’s leadership and an advisor to growth-oriented women entrepreneurs.

Through her experience working with female leaders at all stages of their careers, Eleanor has seen it all and, specifically, she’s seen what it takes to break free from indecisiveness. Making and sticking with your decisions can be hard so that’s exactly what we’ll be covering in today’s episode including analysis paralysis,  self-doubt, and even an exercise you can do to determine how to pivot in your career.

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.comCareer Contessa InstagramThe Femails Podcast InstagramFierce Feminine Leadership Podcast

Eleanor Beaton Website

Oct 22 2019

45mins

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Rank #16: Jill Abramson: Recovery Mode

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Meet Jill Abramson, author and Harvard college professor.  She also happens to be the first and only woman to hold the position of Executive Editor at The New York Times, a role she’d lose in a very public way

Jill Abramson’s ascent at The New York Times makes perfect sense considering Jill is a native New Yorker through and through and she spent years in journalism including in the managing editor role at the Times before taking the top spot in 2011. But Jill's leadership role didn't last long and when she was fired in 2013, the whole world talked about it, wrote about, and speculated on why it happened. From her leadership style to personality, the media covered it all. Jill's story is about resilience, female allyship, and why every woman should ask the tough questions around salary—just because you're holding the top position in the company, doesn't mean you're free from experiencing gender inequality at work.

 

Show Notes:

The Gimmie Script

Jill Abramson TwitterStrange Justice

www.careercontessa.com

Nov 13 2018

41mins

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Rank #17: Kristin Wong: Disrupting Money

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Meet Kristin Wong, journalist, author of Get Money and a woman disrupting money. Today is also Equal Pay Day—a day that represents how far women have to work into 2019 to earn what men made in 2018 for the same job. We’ll dive into this more throughout the episode, but one strategy Kristin and I both see as a way to close the gender pay gap is salary transparency. What it is and how transparency can not only help you as an individual but also companies as a whole.

On this episode, you'll learn:

  • The psychology of money, including the most common personality types

  • Tips for determining your market value and how to negotiate your salary

  • And the four personality traits that might be keeping you from making more money

Show Notes:

The Salary Project

Career Contessa Instagram

Get Money

Apr 02 2019

47mins

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Rank #18: Paige Adams-Geller: You've Made It

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Meet Paige Adams-Geller, Founder and Creative Director of PAIGE, a highly successful premium denim and lifestyle brand.

Paige’s journey began in Los Angeles, where her entrepreneurial spirit took her from working as one of the top fit models in the industry to launching her namesake collection in 2004. However, as you’ve heard throughout season one of this podcast, no journey to success happens without some bumps along the way.

Today, she sits at the helm of PAIGE as the only female founder in the denim industry. On this episode, Paige is getting vulnerable—we cover things like

  • How she manages her perfectionism

  • The two traits she relies on in order for her to continue to dominate the premium denim industry

  • And what she does to strengthen her confidence muscles each day.

Show Notes:

NEDA Helpline: (800)-931-2237 PAIGE Website

Paige Adams-Geller Instagram

www.careercontessa.com

Nov 27 2018

40mins

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Rank #19: Stop Being a People Pleaser at Work

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Today’s teacher is Joan Kuhl, the founder of Courage to Stay, author of Dig Your Heels In, and an advocate for corporate inclusivity. Joan’s work helps women who are thinking of jumping ship from the corporate world assess their options, build career endurance, and start having the courageous conversations they need to have to create the change they deserve. 

And creating change is exactly why we’ve asked Joan to join us today. For many women, we identify as being a “people pleaser” and putting the needs of others ahead of our own. And that quest to be well-liked is not exactly leading to the professional results we hoped for but Joan has some great advice to help us overcome that.

And because we’re here for that real-talk advice, be sure to stick around till after Joan’s teachable moment because we’ll be answering your listener questions starting with how do manage your workload when you have multiple managers who all give you work to do.

You can submit your career questions for us to answer on future episodes by leaving us a voicemail at 844-FEMAILS.

Show Notes:

CareerContessa.com

Career Contessa Instagram

844-FEMAILS (844- 336-2457)

www.Joankuhl.com

Instagram- @Joankuhl 

Twitter- @JoanKuhl 

Facebook- @JoanKuhlSpeaker

Linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/joankuhl/

Aug 06 2019

43mins

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Rank #20: Sadie Lincoln: Disrupting The Fitness Experience

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Meet Sadie Lincoln, the founder of Barre3, a boutique fitness studio offering full body workouts. Since 2008, Sadie’s been disrupting the fitness industry by putting community before company—always. And she comes by that love for community honestly. Sadie’s childhood was anything but typical. She was born in an adobe in New Mexico without any electricity to her mother who, along with her four best friends, banned together to create a village to support their children around their common core values. So, how did Sadie go from Eugene, Oregon to running one of the fastest growing boutique barre studios? Well, first she went the traditional route and then she listened to her intuition. On this episode, you'll learn:

  • How Sadie made the transition from corporate life to disrupting the wildly popular barre movement

  • One thing she thinks is incredibly important for building confidence

  • How her definitions of success are a constant work in progress

Show Notes:

28-Day Career Kickstart

Career Contessa Instagram

Barre3

Feb 05 2019

52mins

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