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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 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…

Episode 215: How a Marketing & Communications Professional Relaunched in UX Design, with Eraina Ferguson

Eraina Ferguson is a Marketing & Communications Manager who spoke on our Successful Relaunchers Panel at our October 2021 iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. She is a special needs advocate, UX (user experience) designer, journalist, and TEDx curator who took a 10-year career break to stay at home with her…

Episode 213: How Misbah Sheikh Relaunched as a Salesforce Consultant When She Had Never Heard of It Before

Misbah Sheikh is a Salesforce consultant who spoke on our Successful Relaunchers Panel at our recent virtual iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. She went on career break after the birth of her twins in 2009 – a story in itself. During a career break that was for childcare as well…

Episode 212: An Expat Relaunches and Later Pivots to a Cybersecurity Career, with Mai Ensmann

Mai Ensmann is the Senior Program Planner at Cyber Florida: The Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Previously Mai had worked as a program manager and trainer for international higher education programs and non-profit and humanitarian organizations in the U.S. and across Europe, Africa and Central Asia. Mai took an 11-year career…

Episode 211: From Goldman Sachs Returnship to Managing Director in Less Than Five Years, with Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is head of America’s corporate lending and derivatives in Credit Risk at Goldman Sachs. She relaunched her Wall Street career by participating in Goldman’s Returnship program in 2015, which she joined shortly after attending our iRelaunch Return to Work Conference in the Fall of 2014. Lori advanced from…

Episode 210: Negotiating Compensation When Relaunching in a RTW Program or Not, with Bryn Panee Burkhart

Bryn Panee Burkhart is Principal and Founder of Next Evolution Leadership Coaching and Career Management, and currently serves as an Institute Fellow at Simmons University’s Institute for Inclusive Leadership. She previously oversaw Alumni Career Services at the MIT Sloan School of Management and was a speaker at our November 2020…

Episode 208: From Part Time Relaunch to Alumni Relations Associate Director, with Maria D’Agostino Crawford

Maria D’Agostino Crawford is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts who took an eight-year career break to care for her two daughters. Maria’s relaunch happened in a series of steps that first involved part time work and then a full time relaunch back at…