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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!

Mar 1, 2020

Women Who Went for It Podcast Host: Sara McArdle
In this Sara Solo Show, Sara discusses the relationship between career change and self-care, and asserts that changing one's career from doing work we loathe to doing work we love is the ultimate act of self-care. Sara talks about the realities of work dissatisfaction spilling out into other areas of life and shares compelling data illustrating the psychological, emotional, and health risks associated with continuing to do work that's detrimental to one's well-being. She also offers strategies for getting by before taking the big leap into something new.
Sara discusses:
  • The connection between self-care and career change
  • Her previous episode on the Myth of Personal vs. Professional
  • Temporary self-care fixes while working in a less-than-ideal job
  • When having an "attitude of gratitude" and holding out for the weekend just doesn't cut it anymore
  • The difference between job change & career change
  • Reasons why people continue doing work that isn't working for them
  • Mindset & conditioning that make us stay put
  • The privilege and responsibility that go along with career change
  • When work dissatisfaction spills over into other areas of life
  • The very real psychological, relationship, and health risks associated with doing work that makes us miserable
  • The psychological, relationship, and health benefits associated with doing work we love
  • What you can do in the short-term to make your work situation more tolerable
  • App recommendations:
  • Laughter recommendation: Jim Gaffigan
  • Sign up for a free strategy session phone call with me on my website at
  • Her upcoming vacation and decision to take an episode off
  • ...and more!
Connect with Sara and Women Who Went for It:
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Email (see above link to submit a podcast guest nomination): 
Phone: 503.893.2043
Want to make your own career change?
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