iRelaunch Team Spotlight: Cheryl McGee Wallace

I am Cheryl McGee Wallace, a lawyer, specializing in cross-border financial services regulation and a proud relauncher. Over the years, I have shared my story quietly one-on-one with fellow-relaunchers preparing for their first interviews or seeking encouragement. Now it is my pleasure and honor to share my experience more broadly as a special advisor to iRelaunch and guest host for our "3, 2, 1 iRelaunch" podcasts. 

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Don’t Talk Yourself Out of an Opportunity

About a year ago I planned an alumni event on networking. Led by an experienced career coach, we were given role-playing exercises on introducing ourselves as well as entering and exiting ongoing conversations in a social setting. Over the course of the evening one voice stood out for me. My radar went up. I knew those questions, that doubt. She was a relauncher. After the session ended, I introduced myself, and I was right. She was a human rights lawyer volunteering for a refugee NGO and wanted to know how she should introduce herself if she was not being paid. I was flabbergasted.

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