The Midlife Career Rebel Podcast

The Midlife Career Rebel Podcast

Host Dr. Carol Parker Walsh is on a mission to empower professional women at midlife to tear up the rule book, take control of their careers, and get the life they want. This podcast takes a fresh and unconventional approach to career growth and development. Dr. Carol Parker Walsh's advice has been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, Newsweek, and more!

Episodes

July 6, 2023 25 mins

Episode #70: Re-Org Roulette: 3 Actions to Keep You and Your Team Focused and Productive During a Restructuring

In today’s world of work, change appears to be the only constant. One such change that companies often go through is restructuring, a strategy implemented to improve business performance or shift strategic direction. While it promises renewed efficiency and innovation, it can also stir up feelin...

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    Episode #69: Taking the Reins: How to Drive Your Career Like a CEO with Janine Esbrand

    Today, in the world of work, to have the career and life you want, you have to think differently and talk proactive steps. It requires thinking like a CEO and taking the reins of your career. Our guest, Janine Esbrand, a seasoned career and executive coach, shares her journey and delivers actionable insights on how high-achieving women c...

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    Episode #68 - Overcoming Fear, Building Confidence, Getting the Salary You Want w/Kwame Christian, CEO, American Negotiation Institute

    Whether you've ever felt nervous about asking for a raise or wish to equip yourself for future negotiations, you won't want to miss this episode. Our distinguished guest, Kwame Christian, Esq., MA, is an established authority in the area. He shares his unique wisdom on conquering your fears...

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    Episode #67 - Empathy to Equity: Using Empathy to Advance Inclusive Leadership and DEI w/Shola Kaye

    In this episode, we sit down with an expert in the field of empathy, Shola Kaye, to discuss the crucial role empathy plays in inclusive leadership. We dive deep into the interconnectedness of empathy and inclusive leadership, highlighting the business benefits of empathetic approaches, from improved team dynamics to better b...

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    Episode #66 - Systematize Your IP to Become a Trusted Authority in Your Profession w/Petra Zink

    As a professional, you possess a wealth of intellectual property—unique ideas, insights, and expertise that set you apart from others in your industry. But how do you harness and systematize that intellectual property to build your reputation, attract clients, and become a trusted authority? Becoming a trusted authority requires...

  • Episode #65 - Overcoming Mediocrity and Being Unstoppable in Midlife w/Regina Young

    Midlife can be a pivotal point in a woman's professional journey. It's a time when years of experience and wisdom intersect with newfound clarity and a burning desire for fulfillment. Yet, far too often, many women find themselves trapped in mediocrity—held back by self-doubt, societal expectations, or fear of change. But here's the truth: ...

    Episode #64 - Becoming a Master Marketer of Your Professional Career with Bernie Borges

    With its ever-evolving landscape and transformative power, marketing presents a golden opportunity for women seeking new opportunities, exploring different paths, or simply looking for a way to invigorate their current role. Marketing is fundamentally about crafting compelling narratives, building connections, and influencing people's p...

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    Insights on Navigating AI and ChatGPT in Your Career w/Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders - Episode #63

    In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, professional women face unique career challenges and opportunities. They constantly seek innovative ways to stay ahead, improve their productivity, and make meaningful contributions to their fields. With the emergence of advanced AI language models like ChatGP...

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    Episode #62 - Land Your Next Position Using the Hidden Job Market with Mac Prichard, Founder and CEO of Macs List

     

    The hidden job market refers to job openings that are not publicly advertised or posted online. Instead, these job opportunities are often filled through word-of-mouth referrals or recommendations, networking, and personal connections. Mac Prichard, Founder and CEO of Macs List, a career hub and job boar...

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    Episode #61 - Helping Professional Women Thrive in the Workplace with CEO Maricella Herrera Avila

     

    Today I had the pleasure of interviewing the CEO of Ellevate Network, Maricella Herrera Avila. Ellevate is the largest community of a powerful coalition of ambitious and supportive women at work who show up for each other, helping each other, no matter their background or aspirations, to build a career they love. They a...

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    Episode #60 - Avoiding Burnout While Achieving Career Success

     

    Burnout is a prevalent issue among successful professional women, although it's challenging to determine the exact prevalence since burnout can be subjective and is often not reported. That’s because women usually think they're experiencing stress when they're most likely experiencing burnout. In today’s episode I’m breaking down the difference between bu...

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    Episode #59 - Leaving a Legacy: How Executives & Senior Leaders Can Fix the Leaking Pipeline for The Next Generation of Female Leadership

     

    Not only are there not enough talented, skilled, early-career professional women making it to the next leadership level, but we also saw the most significant drop in the percentage of women going from mid- to senior-level positions than we've seen in years. So when organizatio...

  • Episode #58 - Creating a Culture of Authentic Trust

     

    A culture of authentic trust values and respects all employees' individual and collective contributions and recognizes the importance of building and maintaining relationships based on trust and respect. But does that speak to the environment that you're currently working in? In this episode, we'll discuss what it takes to create a culture of trust within...

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    Episode #57 - What If I Don’t Want to Step Into Leadership?

     

    You can be a leader in many ways without having a formal leadership title, particularly if you're more concerned about the impact you can make in your organization or the world than your title. While there’s often a lot of pressure to promote into leadership and climb that ladder to the next level, it’s not always the best move or right fit for everyone. So...

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    Episode #56 - Fixing the "Broken Rung:" Replacing the Career Ladder with a Career Lattice to Advance Career Mobility

     

    In traditional organizations, career advancement has often followed a linear path that resembles a ladder. It was created out of a need for standardized career paths and structured career development programs. But let's face it, the career ladder has worked better for men than it ever has for women, a...

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    Episode #55 - Why Organizations Need to Tap into The Power of Executive Masterminds

    I LOVE supporting professional women in midlife, fearlessly navigating or reinventing their careers, and gaining unstoppable confidence in the process. I also love when our company gets the chance to work within organizations committed to creating cultures of trust, safety, and inclusive leadership for their clients and stakeholders and the...

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    Episode #54 - The 4 Levels of Careerist Part 4: The Rebel

     

    Rebels are unapologetically authentic, unbounded and limitless, and unstoppable in what's possible for them because they know who they are, are confident in what they have to offer the world, and use their voice to get what they want. Here it's not just about reaching a "new" level or a perceived career destination; it's more about becoming a Rebel ...

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    Episode #53 - The 4 Levels of Careerist Part 3: The Established

    The Established Level is where you begin to question if where you are in your career is where you genuinely want to be. You're starting to think deeper and more purposeful about where you are in your career, what you're doing, and the contributions and impact you want to make. In today's epis...

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    Episode #52 - The 4 Levels of Careerist Part 1: The Hustler

     

    Context is important. Much of what has contributed to how the Hustler shows up in the workplace is due to the context in which they stepped into their career. You can see the influence of societal messages through the television shows and movies of the 80s and 90s that informed how midlife Hustlers thought about career success. Today’s episode is Part 2 of ...

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    Episode #51 - The 4 Levels of Careerist Part 1: The Drifter

     

    If you’re trying to find the right pathway in your career, it’s essential to know your starting place. That’s where the 4 Levels of Careerists come in. Over the next four episodes, I will break down each of these levels, how to tell which level you’re currently situated on, why, and the impact it will have on your career and your leadership. So, join me on ...

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