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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 240: Financial Decision Making When Reentering the Workforce, with Lazetta Rainey Braxton

Lazetta Rainey Braxton is the co-CEO of 2050 Wealth Partners, a financial planning firm. She is also the Founder and CEO of Lazetta and Associates, a consulting practice that helps financial services firms create culturally aware and hospitable workplace environments. Today we are focusing on financial decision making when returning…

EP 234: Leaving Apple’s “Siri” Team for a Second Career Break with Prabha Kannan

Market researcher Prabha Kannan took a seven-year career break before relaunching at Apple, ultimately as the Managing Editor for Siri – which means, as Prabha describes, “head writer and character lead for Siri”. After four years in this role, Prabha published a LinkedIn post that went viral, talking about her…

EP 228: Milestone: LinkedIn’s New Profile Feature for Career Breaks, Special Edition with Bef Ayenew

Bef Ayenew is Director of Engineering at LinkedIn where he leads the Search and Profile engineering teams focused on helping LinkedIn members express their professional identity. In this special edition of our podcast, Bef announces the launching of the significant, new LinkedIn profile feature that is particularly relevant to relaunchers,…

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…

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 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 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 189: How Robin Gorman Newman Became a Tony-Award Nominated Broadway Producer "Later in Life"

Robin Gorman Newman's multiple professional pursuits are the definition of a "portfolio career." We’ll discuss how adopting a child later in life impacted her life and career path, and how her interest in theater evolved into her work as a Broadway producer. In addition to her producing work, Robin is…

Episode 182: Parenting and Relaunching - Recommendations from Parenting Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Katherine Reynolds Lewis is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP), an award winning journalist and the author of the popular parenting book, The Good News About Bad Behavior, which brings the tools of narrative journalism to the question of why kids don't do what you want.…