The Classy Career Girl Podcast

The Classy Career Girl Podcast

Learn how to become happy, successful and balanced with class, skill and style. In this podcast, you’ll find tips, strategies and stories to help you find a job or business you love that supports the life you really want. Hosted by Anna Runyan, mom of 3 and founder and CEO of Classy Career Girl, one of Forbes most influential career sites. Anna created this podcast in 2014 because she was a new mom and very unhappy with her work. She had a bunch of debt, but she couldn’t just quit her day job because she had to provide for her family. On this podcast, you’ll learn how Anna quit her stressful day job and transitioned into work she loved (with a baby on her lap) and how you can do it too! Listen in and create your action plan! Let’s begin today’s class with Classy Career Girl!


September 20, 2023 16 mins
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In today's episode I cover:

  • The best business model to start with when you first start coaching
  • How to transition to group coaching and scale your business 
  • The first steps to plan out and launch a group coaching program
  • When to schedule the calls and how to create content for a group coaching program

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After 8 years in corporate, I was stuck. I knew I wasn’t in the right career for me but had no idea what to do next. So I started a blog sharing what I wish I would have known when I first started my career. I blogged and blogged and blogged until I decided enough was enough. I was quitting my job and had to start earning some money with my side hustle.

So I experimented with online courses, membership sites, books, speaking, event...

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September 1, 2023 28 mins
Jennifer Pestikas (Brave Women at Work) is a Classy Career Girl® Certified Career Coach.
She has made it her mission to share inspiring stories of women and help them with burnout and self-care. And it turns out by helping others, she was also helping herself.
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August 17, 2023 10 mins

We are celebrating 500 episodes of The Classy Career Girl Podcast!

It's hard to believe that this little idea of "career fulfillment for all women" has turned into 500 podcast episodes and impacted so many women around the world.

Thank you for all your support!

So today we look at where we were, where we are, and where we are going...

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In the last episode, we figured out the categories for our focus time, admin time and sacred time. In today's podcast episode, I'm going to help you schedule those categories into your calendar and teach you how to feel empowered and focused in your business.

In this episode: How To Feel Empowered and Focused As a Business Owner

  • The most important questions to ask yourself to identify what time of day you should be wo...
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Highly effective women categorize their time.

They prioritize what's important by categorizing their time. In this episode I share how I categorize my time including my family time and work time. This is an important exercise to do if you want to create your ideal career and life. 

This episode will share the top 3 categories...

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It’s so important to set boundaries around social media time and administrative time. If you aren’t careful, you’ll waste a lot of time without boundaries.

In this episode I discuss some of the ways I set boundaries around my time to help me stay focused on the right tasks at the right time.

Grab my Free To do List printable template: 


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As a mom of 3 daughters, these time management habits helped me say focused on my goals while also having fun running my business too. Say “goodbye” to stress and “hello” to more joy in your work and life after implementing 1-2 of these habits in your weekly routine.


Before you go to bed, do you know what your top priorities are for the next day? ...

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April 24, 2023 23 mins

Have you ever created a great offer and gotten so excited to sell it, but then have no idea how to market it? I know I have!

When you have a product sometimes it can be overwhelming to figure out how to get the word out about it. Where are your ideal clients? Why does everyone make it so easy to make sales and grow their businesses? This stuff is hard, right?

I know sometimes it feels like crickets when you are first putting yourse...

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April 17, 2023 17 mins

The Make $2K in 2 Weeks Checklist Learn the 5 simple steps to make at least $2,000 doing work you love. In today’s podcast episode, I’m giving you a peek inside of a recent training I did in my CLASS coaching membership.

CLASS is where I coach women to help them find a job or business they love that supports the life they really want. It is THE place to be and there is nothing like it online. I’ve been building and improving it sin...

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Most people could be utilizing LinkedIn SO MUCH MORE! If you have only just made sure your LinkedIn profile looks good and that is all, there are many career and business opportunities just waiting for you! You can get started accessing them today.

In this episode, you are going to learn how to go above and beyond what most people are doing on LinkedIn and start working your network on LinkedIn instead.

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Today's podcast episode was highly requested after my day in the life podcast episode last week.

Today's episode is all about what my week looks like as a Career Coach? I've been running this business for over a decade and have had 3 kids during that time so my schedule has changed a lot over the years. When I looked at my calendar at the beginning of the year, I realized I was working a lot of hours and was stressed and burnt out.


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I am excited today becuase I get to share with you how you can become a CCG Certified Career Coach. This really is a program where you can become a certified career coach anywhere in the world at your own pace.

Our program is open right now and available until March 31st and today we released a new payment plan option.

If you are interested, make sure you go to for more info.

In case we haven'...

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March 20, 2023 18 mins

What is life like as a Career Coach? Today I am going to share with you what a day in my life is like and what a day of coaching looks like.

What time do I wake up, what do I do If you want to become a Career Coach, I have great news for you. My Career Coach Certification program is now open. We are accepting applications for our spring cohort.

Applications are open until March 22nd only. You can go to

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In today's podcast episode, I'm going to introduce you to Carina Lawson. Carina has an inspiring story of starting something new that she had been wanting to do for a really long time.

She had a big year last year and since we've recorded this interview she has gotten certified as a Career Coach here at Classy Career Girl. I wanted you to hear her story and hear what it feels like on the other side of making a commitment to try som...

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The Biggest mistake new career coaches make is talking to one person on a sales call and then that one person doesn’t buy.

They think that means they have failed and they aren’t meant to do this. NOT THE TRUTH.

You have to talk to a lot of people in the beginning. It is your job to have sales calls. The more people that say yes and that you talk to, the more people you can help!

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If you find yourself feeling like you need more time, by the time you are done answering these questions in this podcast, you’ll be able to find 5-10 more hours per week.

On today's podcast, Anna will share with you how she balances her personal life and work life as an entrepreneur. You'll learn about the favorite apps she uses and how she saves time each week with routines and rituals.

Come behind the scenes to learn how to get o...

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February 20, 2023 28 mins

My goal for you is to get to six figures as quickly as possible.


Because you have an impact to make and you can’t make that impact when you are treading water trying to figure out how you are going to pay the bills!

On today's podcast episode, Anna breaks down exactly how to reach six figures in the next year. One of the biggest mistakes I see business owners make is wasting time.

There can be a lot of wasted time getting to s...

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February 13, 2023 27 mins

If you’re ready to land a job you love, Anna will show you how to land a new job you love in the next 30 days even if you have little experience or are making a big pivot.

If there is one thing that will slow you down when trying to make a career change, it’s wasting time.

Have you been wasting time?

Wasting time includes anything that won’t get you hired quickly. Let’s face it, we don’t have time to waste!

Time is money when you a...

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