Relaunching a Career After a Break
Connie’s Inspiring quote is by ~ Socrates
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
Have you taken a break from work? Not just a month or two but a real time-out … maybe it was to be a stay-at-home mom or to care for an older family member. Whatever your reason, re-entering the workforce after a long break can be not only hard but also intimidating.
Time to get real – and brave. During today’s episode, my guest is going to share success stories, so you can hear real-life examples of people who have relaunched their career after taking a break., and hit the ground running.
Today your host, Connie Whitman, speaks with Carol Fishman Cohen. Carol is an expert on the whole relaunch process. She is the Chair and Co-founder of iRelaunch, builder of corporate career re-entry programs and leader of the 75,000 person strong iRelaunch, #returntowork community. She is a pioneer in the career re-entry space, and her viral TED talk “How to get back to work after a career break,” has over 3 million views and has been translated into 30 languages.
And she has walked the walk – My guest relaunched her own career when she returned to work at Bain Capital after an 11-year career break before co-founding iRelaunch. Her relaunch is documented in a Harvard Business School case study. A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, she lives in greater Boston.
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