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From Acting to Coaching with Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward helps creative women build businesses and do work they love. She didn’t always have this career goal in mind. Her younger years were spent in pursuit of one thing: theater. But she eventually got to the point when she needed to make a change. That eventually lead her to where she is today. And she’s really good at what she does.
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Finding Your Way After College with Paul Girgis

Paul Girgis is an old and close friend.  Of all the guests on this podcast, I know him better and have shared more life with him.  He’s gone through a big shift in his career in the past few years.  I’ll let him tell the story, but it’s a really good one.

I think there’s a number of moments in his story that could be helpful for listeners.  How he’s moved from what he should do to what he wants to do.  How he continues to learn, grow, and pivot as he goes.  How he’s moves ahead with what he knows— knowing that he can’t have it all figured out and planned out.  And how he’s enjoying the process.

And so grateful for the chance to share this conversation with you.
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Advocating for the Needs of Others with Brandon Shurr

Brandon Shurr is a community organizer, social worker, and pastor. His work centers around advocacy for people who are marginalized and in need of representation. While you’ll hear lots of conversations on career podcast and blogs about transitioning toward more money or a better lifestyle, we all know there’s more to work than just a paycheck. I found my conversation with Brandon to be a great reminder of this.

Money, though important, isn’t the end all. And working simply for the good of others is a rewarding endeavor in and of itself. Continue Reading

Quitting a Dream Job with Elle Griffin

Elle Griffin set off to pursue her dream: a modern magazine focused on spirituality for women.  After growing it over time, the opportunity presented itself for her to go full time with it— she was going to live the dream!  A project she started, and grew, and now it’s a dream job!

And then… it turned out NOT to be what she wanted.

This raises the question: what happens when your dreams shift?  What happens when you get your dream job and do your dream work, but it isn’t what you thought it would be?

These are the questions the Elle faced.

We got to talk about her project: Over the Moon Magazine.  Why she ultimately pulled the plug on it.  And fun things she’s doing now
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Career Change From Engineer to Artist with Tom Froese

Tom Froese didn’t pass art class his Senior Year. He went on to study computer networking and engineering.

After graduation, he began pursuing his art on the side. Over time he found ways to make more opportunities for himself. Today he is a Commercial Artist and Illustrator.

In this episode, Tom shares why he believes it’s important to take the longer view and have a strategic approach because it takes time to become a full-time artist. These days he appreciates all the twists and turns on the journey and says the path took him exactly where he needed to go to get to where he is today.
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