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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!

Dec 8, 2019

Women Who Went for It Podcast Host: Sara McArdle

In this Sara Solo Show, Sara discusses the gifts and challenges of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), as defined by Elaine Aron, and an Empath, as defined by Dr. Judith Orloff. She gives examples of things that HSPs and Empaths can be feel overstimulated by in the workplace, and she gives practical tips for...


Nov 24, 2019

Women Who Went for It Podcast Guest: Toni Patterson

In this episode, Sara talks with Toni Patterson about her journey from psychology to computer programming to law to career mentoring. Toni not only shares her career change story, but she also gives practical tips for positioning oneself in a new industry, both on LinkedIn and in person, and she talks about how to be...


Nov 10, 2019

Women Who Went for It Podcast Guest: Christi Shibata

In this episode, Sara talks with Christi Shibata about her journey from architecture to physical therapy to firefighting. Christi talks about her career plans changing when she sustained repeated concussions from playing college basketball; how she guided herself, thoughtfully and intentionally, through her...


Oct 27, 2019

Women Who Went for It Podcast Host Sara McArdle
 
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara discusses all the ways that career change and realizing one's life work is like dating in hopes of meeting one's life partner. And, if we take what we already know about dating and apply it to career change, the whole process can be so much more intuitive to us.
 
Sara discusses:
  • Her...


Oct 13, 2019

Women Who Went for It Podcast Guest: Courtney McLeod
 
In this episode, Sara talks with Courtney McLeod about her abrupt and intentional departure from a well-established career in private equity real estate to pursue her bigger dream of interior design. Courtney shares how she got into design without going back to school for another degree, how much more she enjoys her...