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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 momentum 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!

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 momentum 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!

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United States

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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 momentum 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!

Language:

English

Contact:

(503) 893-2043


Episodes

Episode 065: Podcast on Pause Announcement with Sara McArdle

6/7/2020
In this short audio segment, Sara announces that she's stepping back from the podcast for the time being to care for her spinal and ergonomic health. In the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, she re-shares some listener favorites from her interviews with black women, and she gives gives some suggestions on where to find podcasts from people of color, as well as podcasts that confront racism in America. And lastly, she asks for listener support in finding...

Duration:00:07:15

Episode 064: Career Change Signs and Synchronicities with Sara McArdle

5/24/2020
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara talks about a big sign she recently received about life changes she needs to make and shares intriguing stories of other synchronicities along her journey, thus far. She gets real about the idea that "everything happens for a reason," she outlines how to recognize when all signs point to "yes," and she gives an example of what it looks like when you hit a dead end. And last, but certainly not least, she gives suggestions for how you can set up a two-way...

Duration:00:53:37

Episode 063: From Early Learning to Essential Oils with Jen Alonso

5/10/2020
In this episode, Sara chats with Jen Alonso about her journey from the hospitality industry to early learning to essential oils. Jen shares how her oils business gave her a way to contribute to her family and have her own identity outside that of stay-at-home mom; she gives the inside scoop on what it's actually like to do direct sales; and she talks about how she stepped up as primary breadwinner and her husband jumped in to take on the bulk of the household and childcare duties when his...

Duration:00:43:21

Episode 062: From Corporate Sales Rep to Independent Grocer with Amanda Heins

4/26/2020
In this episode, Sara chats with Amanda Heins about her journey from food service industry sales rep, to serial entrepreneur, to independent grocer. Amanda shares the story of her husband passing unexpectedly in 2018 and leaving her sole owner of the store; discovering detailed notes he'd made about upgrading the business; and carrying out and wrapping up his envisioned remodel the day before construction was halted due to COVID-19. Today, Amanda lives in Roslyn, Washington and owns The...

Duration:00:50:49

Episode 061: Creating Your New Normal During COVID-19 with Sara McArdle

4/12/2020
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara shares some of her own, personal struggles during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and how she has gradually warmed to what she knows to be true of this time: it is a huge opportunity. She talks about the power of observing our thoughts, behaviors, and habits in this stay-at-home reality and taking what we learn about ourselves to make little tweaks to our lives that will not only get us through our quarantine, but support us to create our own "new normal"...

Duration:00:45:39

Episode 060: From Marketing to Scalp Micropigmentation with ChristinaMarie Cooper

3/15/2020
In this episode, Sara chats with ChristinaMarie Cooper about her journey from fashion design and marketing to scalp micropigmentation. ChristinaMarie talks about how personal brand and presentation have always played a big role in her life, the moment she realized that marketing wasn't a fit for her anymore, and the circumstances that led her to her new, lesser-known but highly fulfilling field that fits so many aspects of her personality. Today, ChristinaMarie is the owner and lead scalp...

Duration:00:48:26

Episode 059: Career Change as the Ultimate Act of Self-Care with Sara McArdle

3/1/2020
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara discusses the relationship between career change and self-care, and asserts that changing one's career from doing work we loathe to doing work we love is the ultimate act of self-care. Sara talks about the realities of work dissatisfaction spilling out into other areas of life and shares compelling data illustrating the psychological, emotional, and health risks associated with continuing to do work that's detrimental to one's well-being. She also offers...

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 058: From Lawyer to Life Coach with Former Client Susan Goodkind Wideman

2/16/2020
In this episode, Sara talks with her former client, Susan Goodkind Wideman, about Susan's journey from elder law attorney to life design coach for Mid-Lifers and Baby Boomers. Susan shares that, after she burned out from investing almost every once of energy she had in her law practice, she discovered the Women Who Went for It! podcast, connected with Sara for career coaching, and pivoted her path at age 62. Susan is a mom, an elder law & estate planning attorney, an entrepreneur, a widow, a...

Duration:00:46:30

Episode 057: From Medical Administration to Real Estate with Jeanie Kendall

2/2/2020
In this episode, Sara talks with Jeanie Kendall about her journey from medical administration to real estate. Jeanie chats about her hesitation in leaving a career that wasn't everything she longed for because she had an amazing supervisor; she gets real about the impact that stepping down as primary breadwinner for her family had on her self-esteem; and she shares the realities of finding clients and self-promoting in real estate. Today, Jeanie is a real estate agent and broker for Keller...

Duration:00:46:57

Episode 056: Being an Empath in the Workplace with Sara McArdle

1/19/2020
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara discusses the workplace gifts and challenges of being an Empath, as defined by Dr. Judith Orloff. She gives examples of ways that Empaths can take on others' emotions and feel them as if they were their own; she discusses how to distinguish which emotions belong to you vs. which feelings you're picking up from others; and she supplies strategies for shielding from and shaking off others' feelings inside and outside of work. Sara discusses: Her upcoming...

Duration:00:54:03

Episode 055: From Educator to Monthly Subscription Box Creator with Sharon Podobnik Peterson

1/5/2020
In this episode, Sara talks with Sharon Podobnik Peterson about her journey from educator to monthly subscription box creator and executive leadership coach. Sharon chats about growing up in poverty and over-achieving to stay safe, about experiencing a breakdown during her honeymoon that led her to make big changes in her career path, and talks about how she is still figuring out her own style of work / life balance and figuring out what to say "yes" vs. "no" to. Today, Sharon not only owns...

Duration:00:56:56

Episode 054: From Admin and Customer Service to Graphic Design with Gillian Levine

12/22/2019
In this episode, Sara talks with Gillian Levine about her journey from administration and customer service to graphic design. Gillian talks about her rocky start in university and the "career world," and her experiences with surviving an assault, the PTSD that followed, and going to rehab to transcend her cycle of self-medicating through alcohol use. She shares how authentic conversations with and encouragement from her former colleagues and supervisor at the University of Washington gave...

Duration:00:44:55

Episode 053: Being Highly Sensitive in the Workplace with Sara McArdle

12/8/2019
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara discusses the gifts and challenges of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), as defined by Elaine Aron, and an Empath, as defined by Dr. Judith Orloff. She gives examples of things that HSPs and Empaths can be feel overstimulated by in the workplace, and she gives practical tips for surviving⁠—and even thriving in⁠—an office environment. Sara discusses: Sara recent urban hiking event, "Women in the Woods: Walking the Path of Personal & Professional...

Duration:00:50:37

Episode 052: From Computer Programming to Career Mentoring with Toni Patterson

11/24/2019
In this episode, Sara talks with Toni Patterson about her journey from psychology to computer programming to law to career mentoring. Toni not only shares her career change story, but she also gives practical tips for positioning oneself in a new industry, both on LinkedIn and in person, and she talks about how to be happier at work, right here and now, even if you're planning to change fields. Today, Toni is both a lawyer and a career mentor, working in Philadelphia and with clients...

Duration:00:31:27

Episode 051: From Physical Therapy to Firefighting with Christi Shibata

11/10/2019
In this episode, Sara talks with Christi Shibata about her journey from architecture to physical therapy to firefighting. Christi talks about her career plans changing when she sustained repeated concussions from playing college basketball; how she guided herself, thoughtfully and intentionally, through her career changes; and how she worked in a restaurant as a prep and line chef (with little previous experience!) to make ends meet while at the fire academy. Today, Christi serves as...

Duration:00:47:04

Episode 050: Ten Ways Career Change is Like Dating with Sara McArdle

10/27/2019
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara discusses all the ways that career change and realizing one's life work is like dating in hopes of meeting one's life partner. And, if we take what we already know about dating and apply it to career change, the whole process can be so much more intuitive to us. Sara discusses: Her upcoming urban hike in the Seattle area, "Women in the Woods: Walking the Path of Personal & Professional Satisfaction" Her interviews with Self-Care Coach & Massage Therapist,...

Duration:00:32:33

Episode 049: From Investment Finance to Interior Design with Courtney McLeod

10/13/2019
In this episode, Sara talks with Courtney McLeod about her abrupt and intentional departure from a well-established career in private equity real estate to pursue her bigger dream of interior design. Courtney shares how she got into design without going back to school for another degree, how much more she enjoys her life now than she did when she was "financially free," and how she realized that she'd been spending money to fill a void that is now filled through doing work she's passionate...

Duration:00:57:28

Episode 048: From Mortgage Accounting to Reiki with Michele DeCamp

9/29/2019
In this episode, Sara talks with Michele DeCamp about the journey through the undiagnosed chronic pain that ultimately led her to leave mortgage accounting and become a reiki master practitioner. Michele shares how she originally followed the traditional path of "success" and climbed her way through the ranks, how health struggles forced her to seek self-care support from an entire team of medical professionals, and how discovering reiki and energy healing opened up a whole new world of...

Duration:00:54:53

Episode 047: Collaboration and Asking for Help with Sara McArdle

9/15/2019
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara delves into the seventh of her Seven Cs of Successful Career Change, a system that addresses the most common areas that industry changers need to develop in order to be successful in their career shift. Sara points out that the seventh C, or Collaboration, is all about enlisting others to actively support you on your career change journey. 'Cause getting help isn't a luxury (and neither is doing what you love for a living!). You're worth it! So whom should you...

Duration:00:37:16

Episode 046: From Marketing and Communications to Marriage and Family Therapy with Sara Wilson

9/1/2019
In this episode, Sara McArdle talks with Sara Wilson about her journey from marketing and communications to marriage and family therapy. Sara Wilson talks about the "lightening bolt moment" that led her to pursue becoming a therapist, the vulnerability of starting over in a new field, and how she recognized her own value and negotiated with a new employer. Today, Sara is finishing up her graduate program at Antioch University in Seattle and working at a center for children with...

Duration:00:35:23