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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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EP 227: The Ins and Outs of Relaunching in Higher Education, with Marion Viray

Marion Viray is Program Manager of the Technology Leadership Development Programat Baruch College and Advisor for the Starr Career Development Program. Marion moderated our Successful Relaunchers Panel at the October 2021 iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. Marion stepped away from full-time employment to focus on childcare. In the years since,…

EP 226: All About Amazon’s Returnship Program with Alex Mooney

Alex Mooney is Sr. Manager of DEI Talent Acquisition Programs and a 12 year Amazonian serving in increasingly senior HR roles, most recently in innovative talent pipelines and DEI talent acquisition. He is the founder of the Amazon Returnship Program and leads other global talent acquisition programs. Under Alex’s leadership,…

EP 225: Pivoting Your Career Without Taking a Career Break, with Nadia Gil

Nadia Gil is Head of Business Strategy at Google Cloud, where she is responsible for developing international strategic planning and transforming the operations for Google Cloud's cyber security products. Nadia has over 20 years of experience in strategic transformation and operations with a specialty in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions…

EP 224: How Networking Makes the Difference Relaunching to a Senior Role, with Mary Catherine Malley

Mary Catherine Malley is Senior Corporate Counsel for Juniper Networks. Her route to this huge role for a global, NYSE listed, multi-billion company following an 11 year career break is the topic of our conversation. A surprising conversation with a neighbor jumpstarted her relaunch, and ended up in a returnship-like…

EP 223: Using Salesforce to Career Transition after a 20-Year Career Break, with Kati Koenig

Kati Koenig is Senior Salesforce Business Analyst at Liberty IT Solutions, a Booz Allen Hamilton Company. Kati took a 20-year career break from a sales and marketing career in the hospitality industry, during which she spearheaded a number of fundraising efforts and initiatives around her community and within the local…

EP 220: Relaunching as a Content Editor After Freelance Writing and Editing, with Elisabeth Galvin

Elisabeth Galvin is a content editor at Diversity Network, an organization committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and creating a better workplace for all. We met Elisabeth when she invited Carol Fishman Cohen to join her in a fireside chat session at Diversity Network’s Inclusion 2021 virtual conference. Elisabeth has…

EP 219: “Best Piece of Advice for Relaunchers” Holiday 2021 Compilation Edition

Hear the “Best Piece of Advice” from ten episodes of the 3,2,1 iRelaunch podcast series with Laura Zigman, Nicole Cuellar-Lopez, Kathryn Troutman, Dr. Ella Washington, Selena Rezvani, Lindsey Pollak, David Boehmer, Gabriella Bean and Sue Spillane, Shannon Tymosko and Darci Spiteri, and Katherine Reynolds Lewis. Be sure to listen to…

Episode 217: The "Superboss" Defined, and Why You Want to Work for One, with Sydney Finkelstein

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He has published 25 books and 90 articles, including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Syd also hosts his own podcast, The…

Episode 216: An HR Professional’s Nonlinear Job Search Leads to Her Dream Job, with Renee Rudczynski

Renee Rudczynski is a human resources professional who has worked in HR consulting and led HR teams within a variety of environments, including higher ed, finance, and startups. After a seven-year career break, she recently began an organizational development role. Renee discusses her non-linear job search and how networking helped…