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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 174: Angel Investing & Equity Compensation Demystified with Pipeline Angels’ Nicole Cuellar-Lopez

Nicole Cuellar-Lopez is an angel investor with Pipeline Angels and she serves as Peloton Interactive's Senior Manager for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She invests in early-stage startups which have a positive social impact and are led by women and femmes. An Uber alum, where she started in the early years…

Episode 171: Navigating the Intergenerational Workforce When Relaunching - Charlotte Japp

Charlotte Japp is the founder of CIRKEL, a company that connects older and younger professionals for mutual personal and professional growth. Charlotte started her career in creative marketing and saw the consequences of age segregation in the workplace. Older and younger professionals needed to connect and learn from each other,…

Episode 137: Relaunching Your Career After Eldercare Career Breaks (and how to avoid a career break when faced with new eldercare responsibilities) with Liz O’Donnell

Carol speaks with Liz O’Donnell, Founder of Working Daughter, a community of women (and men) balancing their careers and caregiving of an elderly parent or loved one. Liz has firsthand experience holding down a busy career, raising a family and then taking on a caregiving role out of the blue…

Episode 132: Building and Maintaining Resilience When Job Searching in a Downturn with Matthew Temple

In part 2 of our series on the COVID-19 pandemic, Carol welcomes back Matthew Temple, Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development at the Kellogg School of Management and an iRelaunch Advisory Board member. Carol and Matthew talk about building and maintaining resilience when job searching in a downturn;…

Episode 131: Advice for Relaunchers During the Coronavirus Crisis with Carol Fishman Cohen and Jennifer Howland

Carol and our new Managing Director, Jennifer Howland, former executive, manager and engineer at IBM who built the IBM Tech Reentry Program from scratch into a global program, discuss ways relaunchers can stay involved in their relaunch even in these uncertain times.

Episode 130: “Parents Who Lead” Author and Wharton Organizational Psychologist Stewart D. Friedman Talks about Parenting and Relaunching

Organizational psychologist, Professor of Management Practice, Emeritus, at the Wharton School, co-author of the new book, Parents Who Lead, and author of the best seller Total Leadership Stewart D. Friedman talks about the importance of bringing your whole self to both your work environment and home life.

Episode 126: What Will the Next Generation of Career Breaks Look Like? with Shannon Amspacher

A 2016 ManpowerGroup study found that 84% of Millennials are considering a future career break, meaning Millennials are anticipating career breaks in greater numbers than we've ever seen before. In this episode, Carol talks with our very own Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Shannon Amspacher. Shannon discusses the word “pre-launcher,” which…

Episode 124: Sales training: benefits for relaunchers whether or not you’re relaunching directly in sales with Mike Montague

Global Head of Content at sales training experts Sandler Training, Host of Sandler Training’s “How to Succeed“ podcast, and co-author of “LinkedIn The Sandler Way,” Mike Montague joins Carol for a lively discussion about effective sales techniques and relaunching in sales. They cover the art of consultative sales, the importance…

Episode 122: New Year, New Decade, New You with Kristy Wallace

Today’s episode features Carol’s conversation with Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network, Host of the Ellevate podcast series, speaker, advisor, and diversity advocate. Kristy shares her best advice on goal setting in the new year, surrounding yourself with a supportive community, the importance of seeing networking opportunities in your everyday…

Episode 115: Beyond the First Role: Professional Development Considerations for a Relaunched Career: With Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett

As relaunchers, we focus almost myopically on the critical first role post-relaunch. While that is of course crucial, it is also important to consider longer term issues as well. In this episode, iRelaunch Guest Host and Special Advisor Cheryl McGee Wallace speaks with Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founder and president…

Episode 110: Maintaining Mental Health During a Prolonged Job Search – with Chris Rudnicki

We contacted Chris after reading his powerful and compelling article in Medium about his father’s depression during a prolonged period of unemployment, and the risks of ignoring mental health issues during the job search. We see signs of depression and anxiety in our own community of relaunchers; when people post…