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3, 2, 1 iRelaunch Podcast

Normalizing career breaks®

...for relaunchers everywhere

Featured as a "Top Career Podcast" 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. Our full episode listing is below. It is regularly updated with new episodes. 

If you're not sure where to dive in, get your feet wet with one of our mini-series: Managing Through a Prolonged Job SearchRelaunching in Senior RolesMilitary Spouse Relaunches and Longest Career Break Relaunches. The entire mini-series library is here.

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Episode 86: Relaunching as a Parent of a Child with Disabilities with Suzanne Wall

Suzanne Wall, Chief Operations Officer at iRelaunch is the mother of four, including her youngest who has Down Syndrome. She talks with Carol about the unique challenges faced when relaunching with a child with developmental disabilities, how to know when you are ready to return, and lessons learned post-relaunch.

Episode 85: Time Management and Relaunching with Laura Vanderkam

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam talks with Carol about recommendations for managing your time when relaunching. They specifically discuss Laura’s popular book “168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think” and her new novel: “Juliet’s School of Possibilities” in which Juliet learns that time is a choice and to…

Episode 84: A Career Break Can Be An "Explosive Time of Growth" with Relaunch CNN Producer Kuae Kelch

Knowing early on that she wanted to be a journalist, Kuae Kelch, Editorial Producer at CNN, National President of Mocha Moms, iRelaunch Advisory Board Member and relauncher talks with Carol about her career prior to her 13 year break while raising her family. She describes the “powerful and profound” time…

Episode 83: An Unlikely Relaunch Route to IOS Developer - Kate Rotondo Describes Her Journey

Carol has a lively conversation with social influencer and iOS Developer Kate Rotondo. Kate shares tips and advice as she describes her personal journey from moving out of the country with her family, to coming back to the States but to a totally different geographic location, to the self-taught process…

Episode 82: Doerscircle.com -- The Asia Based Platform for Freelancer Insurance Access with Helle Priess

Singapore based Helle Priess, Founder and CEO of Doerscircle, discusses the creation of her fast-growing member based support platform for self-employed people, entrepreneurs, free-lancers and start-upers. Doerscicle provides healthcare and insurance solutions at no cost. This unique model operates primarily in Asia. It has not yet come to the U.S.…

Episode 81: Researching Prospective Companies with Jennifer Bewley, Founder of Uncuffed

In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch Carol talks with Jennifer Bewley, Founder of Uncuffed. Uncuffed provides detailed research on companies, far beyond the company website and social media. She shares details on how relaunchers can get information on companies, both public and private, including sources we bet you…

Episode 80: "I Got Hired After Attending the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference," Stanford Attendee Lisa Burns Gives Us the Play by Play

Lisa Burns, Relauncher and 2018 iRelaunch Return to Work Conference attendee joins Carol to talk about the toughest parts of her relaunch, and how the Conference changed her outlook and job search approach. They discuss persisting when discouraged, the pitfalls of only applying for jobs online and combating age discrimination.…

Episode 79: "Serial Relauncher" Susan Smith Ellis' Stellar Career in Marketing and Advertising

In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch, iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder Carol Fishman Cohen talks with "Serial Relauncher" Susan Smith Ellis. Smith Ellis' stellar advertising and marketing career includes career breaks along the way. Hear how a forward thinking recruiter back in the mid-1990's changed how Susan viewed herself…

Episode 78: Financial Analyst to High School Spanish Teacher - Relauncher and Career Pivoter, Judy Scinto

Relaunching can involve career transition. What’s the thought process and reentry strategy when relaunching and career transition happen at the same time? In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder, Carol Fishman Cohen speaks with high school Spanish Teacher Judy Scinto, who was a hedge fund…

Episode 77: Disrupternship: What it Means and How it Affects Today’s Relaunchers with Guest Host Ginny Brzezinski

In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch, Author, Former Capitol Hill Press Secretary and iRelaunch Advisory Board Member, Ginny Brzezinski, interviews Carol Fishman Cohen about “Disrupternship.” They discuss how mid-career return to work programs have disrupted traditional University internships and how the use of mid-career internships have disrupted…

Episode 76: Mind Your P's and Q's: The Art of Business Etiquette with Jacquelyn Flesner

Has the world become more self-centered and inconsiderate? Do we treat people like we would like to be treated? Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and Founder of “The Etiquette Network” and “Professional Moms," Jacquelyn Flesner discusses business etiquette with Carol Fishman Cohen in this episode of “3, 2, 1, iRelaunch.” From…