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3, 2, 1 iRelaunch Podcast

Normalizing career breaks™

...for relaunchers everywhere

Featured as one of the "Top Career Podcasts" since its inception in 2017, 3, 2, 1 iRelaunch is our podcast focused on getting you Back on the Career Track and making your return to work smooth and successful. We feature strategies, advice and success stories about returning to work after a career break.

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Episode 50: The Courage to Reinvent with Lesley Jane Seymour

A two-time relauncher, Lesley Jane Seymour’s achievements and longevity in the publishing world practically guaranteed her successful return. But when the former editor-in-chief of YM, Redbook, Marie Claire, and (most recently) More magazine (in addition to Beauty Director of Glamour, and copywriter and senior editor at Vogue) recognized that the…

Episode 49: Training to be a Software Engineer or Data Scientist: A Self-Paced Opportunity with Rebekah Rombom

Sometimes, a career break is an opportunity to reassess your career path and consider something new. In this episode, Rebekah Rombom, Vice President of Student Success at Flatiron School, speaks with Carol about how Flatiron School’s in-person and online courses have helped career changers all over the world find rewarding…

Episode 48: Story of a Successful Re-Entry Internship: Inside United Technologies "Re-Empower" with Shanda Hinton

In this episode, Carol talks with Shanda Hinton, Global Diversity Talent Attraction Leader at United Technologies (UTC) and one of the leaders of the United Technologies Re-Empower return to work program. A member of the Society of Women Engineers/iRelaunch STEM Re-entry Task Force, UTC is starting their third cohort of…

Episode 47: What Really Matters to Your Future Employer with Marc Cenedella

Marc Cenedella, best-selling author and Founder and CEO of Ladders, Inc. the website connecting $100K+ professionals with employers and recruiters throughout the US, is a renowned thought leader on job search, career management, and recruiting. In this dynamic and candid episode, Carol and Marc cover everything from what you can…

Episode 46: Financial Strategies for Career Breaks and Returning to Work with Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC’s TODAY and weekly podcast host of “HerMoney with Jean Chatzky” answers the financial questions surrounding a relaunch in this must-listen episode. Jean and Carol discuss how to calculate the financial impact of a career break, what you can do during your career break to…

Episode 44: To Achieve Success, Be "Gutsy" with Kate White

Best-selling author, international speaker, and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Kate White knows what women can do to get ahead and achieve their goals. In this episode, Carol talks with Kate about her latest book, The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success, Kate’s inspirational guide to career success. Touching…

Episode 42: Valuing Your Personal and Professional Skills as a Technical Relauncher with Jane Pastoor

"You don't unlearn what you already know!" Jane Pastoor, two-time relauncher and Sr. Manager for Systems Engineering at Raytheon, shares her relaunch story in this informative episode. Jane talks with Carol about what led to her career break (and her perception that it would mark the end of her technical…

Episode 41: A Deeper Dive into Interviews - Answering the Toughest Questions with Mary Beth Barrett Newman

The interview process has become more and more complex over time. Are you ready to answer even the toughest questions with confidence? In this podcast Carol speaks with Mary Beth Barrett-Newman, the founder and President of 2nd Career Consulting, a moderator on the iRelaunch Return to Work Forum private Facebook…

Episode 40: After a Career Break - "Secrets to Re-entering the Workforce" with Lesley Jane Seymour

Lesley Jane Seymour, former More magazine Editor In Chief and creator of CoveyClub.com, interviews Carol Fishman Cohen on the secrets to re-entering the workforce. Lesley and Carol discuss the growing number of reentry internship programs and employers’ recognition of the high-caliber value of relaunchers. Carol offers the “two most important…