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Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Career Change Agent, Sara McArdle. The show features inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and motivation to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment. We hope you'll see just how many before you have GONE for it—and they're eternally grateful that they took the risk!

Aug 5, 2018

Women Who Went for It Podcast Guest: Sharon Roemmel
 
In this episode, Sara talks with Sharon Roemmel, BSW, ACC, E-RYT, about her journey from social work to life purpose & holistic wellness coach. Sharon talks about several "pivot points" in her ever-evolving career path, and touches on what it's like to be nearing traditional retirement age and still be excited about...


Jul 22, 2018

Women Who Went for It Podcast Guest: Tanorria Askew of Tanorria's Table
 
In this episode, Sara talks with Tanorria Askew about her journey from being a 15-year credit union professional to becoming a personal chef. Thanks to insistence from her friends that she audition for "MasterChef" with Gordon Ramsay, Tanorria took 4th place on season 7 in 2016—an experience that changed her...


Jul 8, 2018

Women Who Went for It Podcast: Judy Lee of Judy Lee Photography
 
In this episode, Sara talks with Judy Lee about her journey from research and program evaluation at a university to transformative women's portrait photography. After agonizing struggles with fertility, pregnancy loss and parenting a grief-stricken adopted son, Judy felt heartbroken and numb. Then, she encountered a...


Jun 24, 2018

Women Who Went for It Podcast Guest: Jake Keiser of Gucci to Goats
 
In this episode, Sara talks with Jake Keiser about leaving her lifestyle as an award-winning, six-figure earning, Hamptons-vacationing publicist in Tampa, Florida to become a farmer in rural Mississippi. After experiencing the pain of miscarriages and a divorce, Jake found herself in the depths of depression, anxiety...


Jun 10, 2018

Women Who Went for It: Michelle Wong of The Nonlinear Path
 
In this episode, Sara talks with Michelle Wong about leaving her cushy (but ill-fitting) corporate software engineering career three times before fully committing to her passion: serving as a wellness and lifestyle strategist. Michelle shares how her understanding of and beliefs about money came into play; she...