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

August 11, 2022 31 min

Episode #32 - Dump Your Degree & Transition to the Career You Want with Dr. Zakiya Akerele

I often talk about the "sunk cost fallacy." It's a term from behavioral economics that describes our tendency to follow through on or stick with something that we've already invested a perceived large amount of time, effort, or money into it, whether or not we're still receiving a return on that investment. This stems ...

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Episode #31 - How to Open Yourself Up to New & Exciting Career Options with Guest Casey Hasten

Over the years of my work in this space, I’ve found four levels of careerists: Drifter, Hustler, Established. and Rebel. Unfortunately, many people are caught at the Hustler level (running on autopilot, blindly following a societal career ladder) or Established (working hard to maintain everything achieved after years of hustling). At...

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Episode 30 - You’re Allowed to Change Your Mind

When some women read Midlife Career Rebel, they think it means they have to do something radical in their careers. But it's about you finding clarity around the career and life you want and learning how to make the empowered decisions to get it. If that means discovering something new and making a pivot or transition, that's fabulous, but that can also mean staying put and rem...

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Episode 29 - How to Run a Career Pilot Study

When considering a career transition or pivot, the best way to ensure you land exactly where you want is to run a career pilot study. A career pilot allows you to gather data to help you determine if you're on the right track with your career change or reinvention or if you need to chart a new course. In this episode, I'm going to teach you to conduct a career pilot study before ...

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Episode 27 - How to Regret-Proof Your Decisions

Research has found there are two types of regret: regret for what you didn't do or missed opportunities or experiences and regret for what you did. While, over time, people get over the things they've done, those who regret what they didn't do have a lingering regret because they imagine what they missed as being better than what they have. Letting go of regret is admitted...

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Episode 27 - It’s Time to Slay Imposter Syndrome

Some of the most successful people in the world have suffered from a fraud complex or a secret fear that they'll be exposed or found out that they're terrible at what they do. In fact, studies show that over 70% of people are dealing with this. This affliction is commonly known as imposter syndrome. Amy Cuddy has described it as "the deep and sometimes paralyzing belief w...

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Episode 26: Leveraging Your Past to Get the Career You Want w/Guest Beth Nydick

As you look forward to what you want and where you want to be in your life and career, sometimes you have to look back at where you came from. It's a guiding principle my guest, Beth Nydick, has used to achieve the unimaginable in her career. Once you've uncovered your expertise from essential experiences from your past, you're in the best p...

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Episode 25 - Why You Need to Negotiate Your Salary…Always

 After years of negotiating employment contracts, settlements for discrimination lawsuits, and multi-million dollar labor/bargaining unit agreements as an attorney, I've learned firsthand the power of negotiating. Women who regularly negotiate are likely to get higher salary offers and more raises. Negotiating also allows you to shape your job to suit your interests and ...

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Episode 24 - Positioning Yourself for a Career Change

Many of us experience powerful moments of inflection throughout our personal and professional life. These are the times when we question if our path is the right one and start to wonder if there's something else we should be exploring instead. But how do you know if it's time for you to take action and change your career? On the podcast today, we're talking about how...

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Episode 23 - Unmasking Patriarchy & Internalized Oppression

It's not uncommon for high-achieving women to look successful and accomplished on paper while still secretly feeling like an imposter or trapped by their own success. As a result, they're often unable to fully appreciate their accomplishments, realize their power, show up authentically, or feel free and fulfilled. Along with other competing narratives, the effe...

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Episode 22: Finding Power When You Feel Powerless w/Deepa Purushothaman

 What happens when you're in a leadership position or a position of power, but you struggle with owning that title, that authority? How do you feel, find, and forge it when you've been conditioned not to? In midlife, most women go through an honest reckoning, a fundamental questioning of self and what's important to them and how they want to be in t...

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May 5, 2022 34 min

Episode 21: Trusting Yourself

Trusting yourself is the ability to listen to your own voice, intuition, and internal wisdom, make a decision, and then take action based upon that, trusting that whatever decision you make and action you take, it's the right action and decision for you. There is nothing more empowering than being confident in your decision-making abilities, but it's not something many of us are skilled at doin...

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Episode 20: Personal Branding for Career Success

In this digital and global economy we live in, we're competing against a lot of noise. As a result, it can be tough to set yourself and your message apart. Whether you're looking for a job, building your career, growing your network, or starting a new venture, you have to be visible, memorable, credible and create meaningful connections. That means creating a personal brand w...

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Episode 19: Trusting Yourself Through the Transition with Diane Halfman 

According to the American Institute of Stress, changing careers is the top 20 most  stressful life events. So how do you handle a career change when it's unexpectedly  forced on you? First, you have to learn to trust yourself and know that all of your  experience and everything you've gone through has happened for a reason. It  happened to prepare you ...

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Episode 18: Believing in What's Possible

How do you know what's possible for you in your life or career? How do you know it's achievable? I've found that the reason we struggle with believing what's possible is because of fear. More specifically, I think the culprit is that many of us suffer from having a victim mentality. What I mean by that is that we don't want to deal with our feelings of fear, take resp...

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Episode 17: Navigating Your Life and Career with Liz Bronson & Kathleen Troyer 

By the time you've reached midlife, you've taken a few twists and turns in your life and  career. Too often, we try to bifurcate our lives and jobs as if one has no impact upon  the other, but that's impossible. You can't completely separate the different areas of  your life. They are interconnected. Your job and career affect your p...

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Episode 16: Choosing More with Samara Stone  

What happens when you land that great job, marry your partner and give birth to your  beautiful children, but all of a sudden, nothing makes sense anymore? From the  outside, things look perfect, but on the inside, you feel like you're dying a slow death?  Today, our guest on the Midlife Career Rebel Podcast, Samara Stone, entrepreneur,  and mental health professional, explains how ...

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Episode 15: Charting Your Own Path with Dr. Cathy Mazak

In the new economy of work, it's become imperative to expand our idea of career and what it means to step into a "creator economy." While holding a position as a respected tenured faculty, our guest today, Dr. Cathy Mazak, wanted to find another way to bring in extra income. After brainstorming some ideas, Cathy took what she knew and, over time, built a multi-mill...

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Episode 14: Mastering Modern Midlife Catherine Grace O’Connell

Fear is a contraction of energy that can keep us stuck in our comfort zones. But to get to our future self and what we ultimately aspire to do or become, we have to break out of that comfort zone, which means we have to manage our fear. When you get into a space of fear, you need to confront that fear by asking yourself, "What am I telling myself?" That's th...

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Episode 13: Your Next Best Chapter with Julia Daverne

It's common to believe that after you've spent a career in a particular role or industry that it's next to impossible to pivot into a new one. Well, our guest today, Julia Daverne, proves otherwise. Years before retiring from her career in pharmaceutical sales, Julia knew she wanted to do something different, work that was more aligned with the impact she wanted to m...

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