From Burned-Out to Bakery Founder with Michelle Savage


Michelle Savage is a friend and former client.  A few years ago she left her job and moved to Europe for few months, and dream about what would come next for her.  I had the chance to work with her one-on-one through that discernment process.  Since then she has been on quite a journey.

Today’s episode is a conversation that we shared recently while she was visiting Seattle.

I’m excited to share her story with you because her story isn’t that of an expert, but of a woman who has made some courageous choices to create work and a life that she believes in.  She’s still in process, and it’s beautiful to witness.
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What’s Your Inciting Incident?


In story form the Inciting Incident is the event that jump starts the narrative. It sets in motion the events that push the main character out of her/his comfort zone.

In life, there are certain events that commonly push us to make changes and reevaluate who we are, where we are, and where we want to go. In this episode, host Dan Cumberland talks about the main events that push people into conversations about calling, purpose, and finding their dream job.

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Sabbaticals Are For Everyone: Why, How, and When

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Today’s episode is a little different. In my conversation with Corbett Barr in the last episode, I was struck by the role that time off played in his career shift. We talked about it as both a “sabbatical” and a “vision quest”. Though most people might be familier with these idea, it is commonly something reserved for clergy and teachers.

Today, I wanted to explore the idea of intentional time off for everyone, so I got together with my good friend Lacy Clark Ellman. Lacy is a spiritual director and blogger who writes around idea of intentionality in life. She also has just returned from a sabbatical.

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How Extended Time Off Can Help You Succeed with Corbett Barr


Corbett Barr is an entrepreneur and blogger. He is a cofounder of Fizzle.co — an online community built around business training for entrepreneurs.

Corbett’s work took a dramatic turn when he left the traditional venture capital startup world to ask the question, what else could he do. I found his thoughtfulness around what he does and why he does it to be very inspiring, and I hope that you will too.

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