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3, 2, 1 iRelaunch Podcast

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 207: Career Pivots - Advice & An Actual Pivot From Media to Economic Development, with Faye Penn

Faye Penn is the Executive Director of women.nyc, which is dedicated to helping New York City women succeed in their careers and businesses through innovative programs and partnerships. She is also an Executive Vice President of Initiatives at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she oversees the project…

Episode 201: Actionable Career Advice to Make Your Next Move Your Best Move, with Kimberly B. Cummings

Kimberly B. Cummings is a leadership development expert, accomplished speaker and podcast host whose mission is to empower women and people of color in the workplace. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, LLC, helps professionals looking to lead a dynamic career and life. Kimberly discusses the impetus behind…

Episode 200: The Impact of the "Pandemic Exodus" on Jobs and Earnings with Economist Michael Madowitz

In this milestone 200th episode, Carol speaks with Michael Madowitz, an economist for the Center for American Progress whose work includes a focus on labor markets and household budgeting at different life stages. Note: this episode was recorded in June 2021 and commentary is based on that point in time.…

Episode 179: Relauncher Advice From a Former Top Executive Search Professional, with David Boehmer

David Boehmer is the founder of career management advisory firm Banff Advisors. Prior to launching Banff Advisors, David headed up the Global Financial Services Practice for Heidrick & Struggles. David returned to the U.S. in 2017 after three years in the London office where he also led the Financial Services…

Episode 177: Developing Executive Presence - Relauncher Edition, with Selena Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is a popular Leadership Speaker and Inclusion Consultant as well as a LinkedIn Learning Instructor. In fact, her most popular LinkedIn Learning course is on Executive Presence, the topic of our podcast. Selena writes a column for Philadelphia Magazine on how to make work "work" and hosts a…

Episode 161: How a Middle East Studies Major Transitioned to a Software Engineer - with Becca Rosenthal

If you have wondered about how people with non-technical backgrounds can survive coding bootcamps and then thrive in a technical role, this podcast is for you. Becca Rosenthal is not a relauncher and she graduated from college in 2015, so she is much younger and much earlier in her career…

Episode 159: How to Talk About a Career Break, with Carol Fishman Cohen [Find Your Dream Job rebroadcast]

This episode is a rebroadcast from a podcast interview Carol did in 2017 with Mac Prichard, the Founder and Publisher of Mac’s List, where he writes regularly about job hunting, leads classes on job search skills, and hosts the "Find Your Dream Job" podcast. Mac also owns and operates Prichard…

Episode 152: Taking the Mystery Out of Recruiting Video Introductions & Interviews – with Cynthia Siemens

Are you wondering about those video introductions and interviews that are becoming a more regular part of the recruiting process? Cynthia Siemens, Communications Director for HireVue, a leader in video interviewing and AI-driven video and game-based assessments breaks it down for us. Not only is Cynthia an expert on this…

Episode 146: How to Brag about Yourself Without Sounding Obnoxious and Other Advice with Selena Rezvani

When Carol asks for Selena Rezvani’s best advice on how to “be a fierce self-advocate” as Selena says, and how to reach out to people to help in a job search without coming across as opportunistic, Selena explains this is all about demonstrating executive presence! Selena is a popular Leadership…

Episode 136: Job Searching During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Mary Beth Barrett-Newman

In this episode, Carol speaks with Mary Beth Barrett-Newman, Founder and President of 2nd Career Consulting, a moderator on the iRelaunch Return to Work Forum private Facebook group, frequent iRelaunch Return to Work Conference speaker, and a member of the iRelaunch coaching team, about the challenges of returning to work…