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Welcome to Second Act Stories, a podcast focused on life and career change. In each episode, we bring you the story of a courageous individual who has made a decisive career pivot and is pursuing a more rewarding life in a second act. The stories are in their own words and the words of friends and family that helped them find a new path. Each episode examines the “before” and “after” phases of a life or career relaunch and offers lessons learned.
 
Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century. Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered. Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of th ...
 
Pattern of Purpose is a storytelling podcast spotlighting the humans behind the brands. Dedicated to the multi-passionates, the serial entrepreneurs, and the ideas people, if you’ve done it all and are ready to tie it all together, this is the show for you. Host and messaging consultant, Kim Wensel, speaks with founders to uncover the through lines in their career, make sense of their story, and investigate how they’ve built a platform bigger than their business. If you know you could make a ...
 
Journalist Linda Grasso hosts candid conversation with fascinating women about the things that matter most: happiness, health and purpose. SheSez is a master class for the modern woman. In her signature unabashed style, the well-known TV broadcaster showcases her seasoned interviewing skills, fueled by a keen sense of what women want to know. With thoughtful cadence and saucy humor, Linda peels back the layers on each guest, giving equal time to successes and failures. Interviewees come from ...
 
Here we will journey into someone's life and learn about how they got to where they are now. No journeys are alike and there are many ways to get where we want to. It doesn't always have to be the traditional way of college as we are led to believe. We’ll definitely hear stories like that but that’s just one of so many ways to progress in life. With inflation, economic change, job restructure, so many things changing, how do we even know what or where we’re going? I hope that you find these ...
 
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Bogdan Zlatkov won’t disappoint. This multi-faceted personality has become a friend, trusted advisor, and colleague. The most recognizable thing in Bogdan’s history is his time as a content marketing manager with LinkedIn Learning. He’s since moved to a Green tech company serving the solar industry, but that’s not all. One of the reasons I wanted t…
 
While most of us quickly dismiss our dreams moments after awakening, 45-year dream analyst Tayria Ward, who has a PhD in depth psychology, believes we should pay attention to them—especially reoccurring ones. In this episode, she shares what we can learn from dreams (even the weird ones) and how finding the hidden messages can, in some cases, impac…
 
Detroit native Scott Weiss grew up in a family that emphasized formal education, but by his own admission, he was not a particularly good student. Scott attended Michigan State University, which was more a means to make money than to gain an education. After graduating, Scott made his way to Atlanta, landed a job with Turner Broadcasting and by the…
 
Leezá Carlone Steindorf will discuss The Genius of Non-Judgement™ to obtain clarity, confidence, and unlock opportunities in your life/career. Discover how many of us get locked into misery cycles (and what to do about it). Learn how to transform crisis into clarity, confidence, and ultimately empower success. Leverage key tools to ensure that you …
 
Just in time for holidays: Give the gift of reading this year. Join Angie Callen and Executive Producer, Jane Durkee, review their compilation of top books recommended in Season Two of No More Mondays. There's a book on the list for all the growth-minded, action oriented readers in your life. Enjoy!By Angie Callen, Jane Durkee
 
You’re about to meet Vicki Moore. Vicki has taken risks and made big changes in her life – she’s re-created and rebranded herself multiple times. After getting her MBA, Vicki spent eight years in the corporate world where she managed large-scale training and marketing projects, at which point she took a leap of faith and started her own business. T…
 
Tim Gidado currently serves as a territory sales manager for 3M. Yes, that 3M – who makes everything from no-damage hook you hang on the wall to the industrial solutions Tim represents and sells into a variety of other big channels, like the aerospace industry. Finding your niche in this world isn’t always easy, let alone when your career has progr…
 
Beauty industry journalist and critic Jessica Defino shares what she has uncovered interviewing scientists about the long-term effects of using anti-aging products including two of the most highly touted: retinol and hyaluronic acid. The clean beauty proponent and minimalist also shares the four products she routinely uses on her own skin. Jessica’…
 
Description: This week I am speaking with Andy Storch, author of Own Your Career Own Your Life. Andy Storch is an author, consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator specializing in helping clients turn strategy into action and people doing the best work of their lives. Andy’s purpose is to love and support his family and to impact the world by ins…
 
Nita Novy grew up in the small town of Courtdale, Pennsylvania (population 400). But via a series of unusual events, she made her way to the Broadway stage at the age of eight acting alongside Ethel Merman in Gypsy. She was later cast in "The Sound of Music," appearing in the production's first national tour and also on Broadway. After getting a de…
 
Ever wish you could 'show up' more confidently, reduce stress or anxiety in high-pressure situations? Special Guest Arthi S Rabikrisson, MBA, ACC (ICF) shares how to use Neuro-Agility to reduce stress while boosting confidence. -Understand the role of Neuro-agility in a VUCA world -Discover more about the Neuroscience of confidence -Learn how Neuro…
 
As one of Denver’s prominent real estate agents, Meg Pitkin has made a name for herself smack-dab in the middle of Colorado’s booming housing market. Her entrepreneurial approach to real estate is impressive. Meg has earned herself a top 5% ranking among real estate agents in Denver by leading with a “client-first” mindset. She’s a fellow small-tow…
 
Description: This week I am speaking with three career professionals who I highly respect. Virginia Franco from Virginia Franco Resumes Adrienne Tom from Career Impressions Sarah Johnston from Briefcase Coach These three women have teamed up to create a career resource marketplace called Jobsearchjourney.com. This is a marketplace where you can get…
 
Welcome to a special re-release of a great NMM episode from Season 1. We love celebrating people, and that’s exactly why we’re relaunching Kelli Jones’s Original episode, Big Stories Make Headlines. Well, Kelli is doing just that! Kelli was recently named one of the 2021 Women of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal! We figured there’s no…
 
An enlightening conversation with two women who will make you less afraid of getting older: 63-year-old Susan Feldman and 53-year-old Wendy Euler. Both women unabashedly put themselves out there as the face of their brands—both of which aim to stop age shaming. Both women experience life to the hilt and are constantly taking on new, challenging exp…
 
After moving from publishing to marketing leadership in nonprofit associations, Anna stepped out on her own and founded Three Story Strategies, LLC where she focuses on two things: organizing information and telling great stories. Anna started her career in textbook publishing before moving into the nonprofit industry where she evolved alongside th…
 
Description: This week I am celebrating 5 years of producing the Repurpose Your Career podcast. I have been publishing an episode almost every week with the exception of the times of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year for the last 5 years. I want to take you on my journey and hopefully, I can inspire you to start your own podcast as this has pro…
 
Leverage your unique gifts to Elevate!™ your career. Guest Clara Angelina Diaz-Anderson, BA, MCC shares how you can leverage both authenticity and diversity to thrive in your career. - Unlock your Authentic Career Confidence - Overcome your roadblocks to authenticity - Own your diversity as a superpower! Diversity isn't just skin deep. Join us for …
 
For 31 years, Joe Gladstone worked as a math teacher in Syosset, New York. "I loved teaching, loved the kids, loved math, loved Syosset High School, loved my department. We had a bunch of people that we all grew up together. We were a family. It was marvelous." But in 2001, things changed when a new chairman of the Math Department arrived. "He micr…
 
We’re going to learn from Vance Morris, who honed his perspective on business and approach to customer service during his days working for Disney. Vance started his career as part of the opening team for Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Orlando before moving through the ranks in restaurant management, customer service, and resort leadership.…
 
Description: This week I am speaking with my dear friend and colleague Susan Lahey. Susan is a freelance writer who has worked with me on all three of the Repurpose Your Career books. I had Susan originally on the podcast in episode 54 and then did an encore episode with an update in episode 122. Susan took you on her journey on how she went from a…
 
We are very happy to introduce you to Irisha Steele! Irisha has cornered a unique industry – luxury spa and wellness. From the St. Regis to Wellness Retreats, the W Hotel in Boston, and now the Farmhouse Inn, Irisha has led award-winning programs at Wellness Centers across the country by focusing on something we could all use more of: positivity an…
 
An enlightening conversation with two women who have made it part of their life's mission to give people a better understanding of women who choose not to have children—and to dispel some of the myths that surround those decisions (Gosh, she must have had a terrible childhood...) Dr. Amy Blackstone is Professor of Sociology at the University of Mai…
 
Description: This week I am speaking with Pierre Fricke who is a member of the Career Pivot membership community. I actually worked with Pierre back in the 1990s when both of us were at IBM. Pierre has an encore career that goes back to his childhood, buying and selling vintage money. His website is BuyVintageMoney.com. I want you to hear his story…
 
We’re hitting a major milestone – the 100th episode of the Second Act Stories podcast. Over the past two-and-a-half years, we’ve met and profiled some amazing people. Many are pursuing not-for-profit work. Some have started a new business. And others have turned a hobby into a full-time pursuit. But pretty much across the board, all of them are a h…
 
What you've always done won't get you where you want to go ... You need an uncommon sense for unusual times to thrive in your career! Special guest Csaba Toth shares from his book "Uncommon Sense in Unusual Times" and from his research into how culture, diversity, and social norms drive your path to success. We discuss how we rarely outperform our …
 
John Saunders, doesn’t know it yet, but he’s going to help debunk a million myths on success, failure, perfection, and that “age factor” so many people seem to use as an excuse to not do that “thing” they want to do. This something John focuses on as a coach and author of “The Optimizer”- and it’s also inherit in his professional background where h…
 
Description: This week I have a real joy for you as I am interviewing Queen Michele. Queen is in her late 50s and is an African American retired school teacher who moved to the North Shore of Lake Chapala Mexico in 2018. She lives on a $1,100 monthly teacher pension. I interviewed Queen in episode 119 in March of 2019 after she published her book C…
 
Description: This week I am interviewing Neil Dsouza, CEO of GetSetUp. GetSetUp is the largest and fastest-growing online community of older adults who want to learn, connect and stay active. With over 3 million members in 160 countries. The platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by communit…
 
We’re chatting with Akash Joshi. You’ve asked for inspiring career stories – and this is going to be one. Akash has racked up some credentials, as he’s worked for some very recognizable places, including TransAmerica and ACT – yep, the test every high school senior dreads. His roles in technology have included Business Analyst and Product ownership…
 
Description: This week I am interviewing Thea Kelley and we are calling this episode LinkedIn Recommendations: Why You Need Them, How to Get & Use Them. I have had Thea in the podcast in episode 53 called Thea Kelley on Interviewing for a Great Job in the 2nd Half of Life in November of 2017 and episode 157 called Creating a Career Pivot Resume wit…
 
Having a clear compelling personal brand is a career requirement! Stand out in a competitive market and get noticed for the jobs you WANT. Special guest Petra Zink shares how to develop a compelling personal brand that ensures you are purposeful in developing your career action plan. After all, if you don't plan your career, someone else will Disco…
 
Today's episode comes from Woodinville, Washington and our interview with Jerry Riener and Jennifer Sullivan. Jerry is a sergeant for the Woodinville Police Department. Jennifer is a journalist having worked for both the Seattle Times and KOMO-TV, the ABC news affiliate in Seattle region. Like many couples, they found love, got married and started …
 
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