Second Act Success Career Podcast: Career Change Advice, Job Search Strategies, and Personal Development Tips

Shannon Russell

Welcome to the Second Act Success Career Podcast, your go-to resource for empowering people navigating career transitions. Hosted by Shannon Russell, a former television producer turned entrepreneur and career transition coach, this podcast is designed to guide and inspire you through the journey of seeking a new career, starting a business, or pursuing your creative passions.

🌟 Are you considering a career change?
🤔 Not sure how to switch jobs and find fulfillment in life?
🚀 Looking for career advice on how to achieve work-life balance or turn your side hustle into a full-time business?
🌟Need personal development tips and career inspiration to make the most of your work, business, and life?

You're in the right place! Join Shannon and industry experts as they share valuable advice, insights, and motivational stories. Discover practical tips on how to make your dream job a reality and embark on your own second act career.

🎙️ In each episode, Shannon and her guests discuss their successful career pivots, providing actionable strategies for finding fulfillment in your professional life. Whether you're aiming for a complete career overhaul or seeking to enhance your current path, this podcast will equip you with the tools and inspiration needed to thrive.

Ready to build a life of abundance and find a career that truly fulfills you? Tune in to the Second Act Success Career Podcast. Let Shannon help you produce your best life, and unlock the secrets to second act success in your career journey.

đź”— For more inspiration and resources, visit www.secondactsuccess.co/podcast.

Subscribe now and embark on a transformative journey towards career fulfillment and success!

Email shannon@secondactsuccess.co to connect!

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From Classroom to Business: How One Teacher Turned Her Teaching Passion into a Thriving Education Venture For Children | Ep#129
3d ago
From Classroom to Business: How One Teacher Turned Her Teaching Passion into a Thriving Education Venture For Children | Ep#129
Listen in to hear the second act success story of a teacher's inspiring journey from educator to successful entrepreneur with her venture, Raising Sunshine. Host and Career Transition Coach Shannon Russell, interviews Erin Haney about her shift from teaching in public schools to launching her own business focused on providing inclusive and engaging educational experiences for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Discover the challenges Erin faced, the pivotal moments that led her to take the leap into entrepreneurship, and the strategies she employed to grow her business from a small startup to a thriving community hub.Key Takeaways:Transitioning from a traditional teaching career to entrepreneurship: Learn how Erin navigated the shift from classroom educator to business owner, including the challenges and rewards along the way.Building an inclusive educational environment: Explore how Raising Sunshine prioritizes inclusivity and supports children of all abilities through sensory play and early literacy programs.Overcoming obstacles: Hear how Erin persevered through setbacks and uncertainty, finding resilience and determination in pursuit of her passion for early childhood education.Lessons in growth and self-discovery: Discover the personal and professional growth journey Erin embarked on, from filing for an LLC to expanding her business across multiple locations.SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/129Connect with Erin Haney:https://www.raisingsunshinellc.com/https://www.instagram.com/raisingsunshinellc/https://www.facebook.com/raisingsunshinellc-------You belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Planning A Career Transition While Working Your Day Job | Episode #128
Apr 8 2024
Planning A Career Transition While Working Your Day Job | Episode #128
Embarking on a new career journey while still tied to your current job? Tune in to Episode #128 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast with Shannon Russell, where you will learn strategies on how to look for a new career option, while you work your 9-5. Join Shannon, a seasoned television producer turned business owner and career coach, as she shares invaluable advice on how you can start planning now for your second act career change.  Discover practical tips for self-discovery, side hustles, skill polishing, networking, and strategic planning to unlock your potential and pave the way for your second act. Don't let the fear of change hold you back—start charting your course to career fulfillment today. Subscribe now for weekly episodes and embark on your journey to Second Act Success.SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/128______________Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Unlocking Entrepreneurial Success: From Hospitality to Mompreneurship with Kate Santangelo | Ep #127
Apr 1 2024
Unlocking Entrepreneurial Success: From Hospitality to Mompreneurship with Kate Santangelo | Ep #127
In Episode #127 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast, join host Shannon Russell as she sits down with Kate Santangelo, founder of the Monmouth Moms, a thriving online resource platform for busy parents in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Discover how Kate transitioned from a background in hospitality and sales to become a successful mompreneur, leveraging her skills and experiences to build a thriving business in her local community.Key Takeaways:Navigating career transitions: Learn how Kate pivoted from working in restaurants and wine sales to founding her own business, Monmouth Moms.Overcoming challenges: Hear Kate's journey through divorce, long hours in corporate sales roles, and finding her passion for entrepreneurship.Building a community: Explore how Monmouth Moms serves as a valuable resource for parents in the local area, connecting them with essential information and businesses.Event planning success: Discover Kate's strategies for hosting successful community events and building partnerships with local businesses.Embracing entrepreneurship: Gain insights into the mindset and determination required to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams, even in the face of uncertainty.SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/127Connect with Kate SantangeloWebsite - https://themonmouthmoms.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/themonmouthmoms/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-santangelo-b1663a20/Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-monmouth-moms/id1646111977?ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=lt_p----------You belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Prioritizing Your Goals: Finding Clarity Amidst Life's Chaos | Ep #126
Mar 25 2024
Prioritizing Your Goals: Finding Clarity Amidst Life's Chaos | Ep #126
In this empowering episode of the Second Act Success Career Podcast, host Shannon Russell delves into the crucial importance of prioritizing goals amidst the whirlwind of life's responsibilities. Drawing from her own journey of career transition and personal growth, Shannon shares insightful strategies for women seeking to navigate career changes, balance work and life, overcome feelings of guilt, and embrace continuous learning and self-care. From identifying core values to setting boundaries and celebrating small victories, listeners will gain practical tips and inspiration to empower them on their own paths to success. Tune in to discover how to prioritize your goals, find clarity amidst life's chaos, and create a fulfilling career and meaningful life on your own terms.SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/126-------Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Finding Courage in Midlife: A Nurse's Transition to an Aromatherapy Business with Kim Benoy | Ep #125
Mar 18 2024
Finding Courage in Midlife: A Nurse's Transition to an Aromatherapy Business with Kim Benoy | Ep #125
Finding Courage in Midlife: A Nurse's Transition to an Aromatherapy Business | Ep #125In this episode of the Second Act Success Career Podcast, host Shannon Russell sits down with Kim Benoy, a former nurse turned certified aromatherapist and entrepreneur. Kim shares her inspiring journey of transitioning from a nursing career to pursuing her passion for aromatherapy and essential oils. Through her business, Kim educates others on the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and creates personalized blends to address various wellness needs.Kim discusses the pivotal moments that led her to embrace her second act career, including her exploration of essential oils during the pandemic and her decision to become a certified aromatherapist. With her podcast, "Midlife With Courage," Kim empowers women to pursue their passions and find fulfillment in their second acts. Through candid conversation, Kim and Shannon explore the liberating feeling of pursuing one's passions later in life and the importance of embracing change with courage and confidence to start over in work, business, and in life.Join Shannon and Kim as they delve into the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship, the fulfillment of helping others through aromatherapy, and the boundless possibilities of finding success in one's second act.SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/125Connect with Kim Benoy:Website: https://www.midlifewithcourage.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidlifewithcourageInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/midlife_with_courage/Podcast: https://www.midlifewithcourage.com/podcastListen to Shannon on Kim's Midlife With Courage PodcastYou belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Q&A Part 2: Empowering Answers to Career Transition Questions | Ep#124
Mar 12 2024
Q&A Part 2: Empowering Answers to Career Transition Questions | Ep#124
This is Q&A Episode #2 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. Join Shannon Russell in this insightful episode of the Second Act Success Career Podcast as she delves into the diverse array of questions posed during her recent Breakthrough Bootcamp. From tackling imposter syndrome to finding balance amidst a busy schedule, Shannon shares practical strategies and empowering insights to navigate the journey of career transformation. Whether you're contemplating a career change, considering entrepreneurship, or seeking clarity on your next steps, this episode offers invaluable guidance to help you overcome obstacles and seize new opportunities. Tune in to gain actionable advice and embark on your path to personal and professional fulfillment.SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/124To listen to Q&A Episode Part 1, Listen to Episode #123 HERE._________Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Q&A Part 1: Questions and Answers About Changing Careers | Ep #123
Mar 4 2024
Q&A Part 1: Questions and Answers About Changing Careers | Ep #123
Join Host and Career Transition Coach, Shannon Russell, on a transformative journey of career clarity in this episode of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. Shannon answers questions from women inside her recent Breakthrough Bootcamp group, as she offers advice on personal and professional growth while giving practical strategies for overcoming doubt and fear while pursuing your second act career. From battling imposter syndrome to finding time amidst a hectic schedule, Shannon provides invaluable insights and actionable steps to empower you on your path to success. Whether you're considering a career change, launching a side hustle, or stepping into entrepreneurship, this episode is your guide to breaking through barriers and making your second act dreams a reality. Tune in and embark on your journey to a fulfilling and rewarding career transformation.SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/123--------You belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
From Blueprints to Branding: A Journey of Reinvention with Sofia Inacio | Ep #122
Feb 22 2024
From Blueprints to Branding: A Journey of Reinvention with Sofia Inacio | Ep #122
From Blueprints to Branding: A Journey of Reinvention with Sofia Inacio | Ep #122Join host Shannon Russell in this insightful episode of the Second Act Success Career Podcast as she engages with Sofia Inacio, a dynamic entrepreneur, about her transformative journey from architecture to entrepreneurship. Dive deep into Sofia's story as she candidly shares her struggles, triumphs, and pivotal moments that led her to discover her true passion in branding strategy and design.Explore topics ranging from the challenges of career indecision to the power of manifestation in shaping one's path. Sofia's journey offers valuable insights into the importance of self-awareness, strategic planning, and leveraging transferable skills when navigating career transitions.Discover how Sofia's multidisciplinary background in architecture, sales, and marketing laid the foundation for her successful venture, Vago Designs. Learn about her holistic approach to branding and design, and gain valuable tips on personal branding, business strategy, and the pursuit of a fulfilling career.Tune in to gain inspiration, practical advice, and a fresh perspective on career changes, entrepreneurship, and finding joy in the journey of self-discovery. Whether you're considering a career pivot or aspiring to build your own business, this episode offers valuable insights to help you navigate your second act with confidence and purpose.SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/122Connect with Sofia Inacio:website - https://www.vagodesigns.co.uk/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vagodesigns/----------You belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Mindfulness for Career Success: Balancing Being and Doing | Ep #121
Feb 15 2024
Mindfulness for Career Success: Balancing Being and Doing | Ep #121
In this insightful episode of the Second Act Success Career Podcast, host Shannon Russell explores the vital role of mindfulness in achieving career success amidst life's hustle and bustle. By prioritizing self-care, gratitude, and reconnecting with hobbies, Shannon reveals how listeners can find balance between productivity and being present in their lives. Key takeaways include practical tips for incorporating mindfulness into daily routines, the importance of self-reflection, and the transformative power of embracing authenticity on the journey to Second Act Success. Tune in to Episode #121 of the Podcast now to discover how mindfulness can unlock your full potential and lead to a more fulfilling career path.SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/121-------Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Breaking Free: A Journey to a Label-Free Life with Deanna Radulescu | Ep #120
Feb 6 2024
Breaking Free: A Journey to a Label-Free Life with Deanna Radulescu | Ep #120
Have you experienced being labeled in different ways throughout your life? What about in your career? Shannon Russell welcomes Deanna Radulescu, host of the Label Free Podcast on Episode #120 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast.  Listen in for an inspiring conversation about overcoming labels and embracing new beginnings.In this episode, Shannon and Deanna delve into Deanna's multifaceted journey, from being a personal trainer and business owner to navigating the challenges of corporate life and the loss of her husband. They explore Deanna's resilience and her pivot to the world of fashion, culminating in her empowering decision to launch the "Label Free Podcast."Deanna shares her insights on the power of stepping into one's purpose and overcoming adversity, drawing from her own experiences of trauma and transformation. They discuss the importance of vulnerability, self-discovery, and the journey to living a label-free life in order to build a career and life you love. SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/120Connect with Deanna Radulescuhttps://www.instagram.com/labelfreepodcast/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/label-free-to-live-your-best-life-live-label-free/id147345037https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5t_ELs5dkqBxa0DLxegKsw----Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Overcoming the Sunday Scaries Before Your Work Week| Ep #119
Jan 31 2024
Overcoming the Sunday Scaries Before Your Work Week| Ep #119
Discover actionable strategies for conquering the dreaded "Sunday Scaries" with Shannon Russell on Episode #119 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. As a seasoned television producer turned career coach, Shannon provides invaluable insights into understanding and overcoming Sunday anxiety. From creating a relaxing Sunday routine to setting achievable weekly goals, Shannon's podcast offers practical advice for reclaiming your weekends and setting the stage for a productive week ahead. Whether you're considering a career transition, launching a business, or striving for better work-life balance, Shannon's expert guidance will empower you to make your second act a success. Subscribe now for weekly episodes packed with inspiration and actionable tips to elevate your career journey.SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/119----Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Do You Need A Career Breakthrough? Get Clear On Your Career Goals | Ep #118
Jan 24 2024
Do You Need A Career Breakthrough? Get Clear On Your Career Goals | Ep #118
Do You Need A Career Breakthrough? Get Clear On Your Career Goals | Ep #118If you are ready for a career breakthrough, listen in as Career Transition Coach and Host, Shannon Russell, walks through ways to get clear on your career goals. Shannon discusses a situation with a coaching client and how it led to her designing a free bootcamp to help women get unstuck as they plan a career change. Shannon's free Breakthrough Bootcamp starts February 19th and is open to women interested in figuring out what they want out of their career and how to form a clear roadmap to a career change. Listen to Episode #118 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast now!SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/118Join the Breakthrough Bootcamp at https://secondactsuccess.co/bootcamp----Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Strategic Career Breaks: Boost Your Second Act Success with Practical Tips | Ep #117
Jan 18 2024
Strategic Career Breaks: Boost Your Second Act Success with Practical Tips | Ep #117
Strategic Career Breaks: Boost Your Second Act Success with Practical Tips | Ep #117In Episode #117 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast, host Shannon Russell explores the concept of career breaks and the impact they can have on one's professional journey.  Shannon delves into the nuances of taking a temporary pause in your career, discussing the positive and negative aspects, along with the evolving perspectives in today's work landscape. If you are considering time off, a sabbatical, or requesting a longer leave at your job, you will learn some key things to consider in this episode of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/117Key Takeaways:Defining Career Breaks: Shannon defines career breaks as voluntary pauses in a person's professional journey, highlighting the temporary nature of stepping away from regular employment to focus on personal development, health, or specific life events.Challenges and Misconceptions: The episode addresses common challenges and misconceptions associated with career breaks, including concerns about resume gaps, financial impacts, and potential hurdles in job security and career progression.Evolution in Workplace Culture: Shannon explores how the perception of career breaks is evolving, especially in the context of the post-pandemic work environment. She discusses how some companies are becoming more accepting of career pauses, recognizing the benefits of employees returning refreshed and recharged.Benefits of Career Breaks: The podcast emphasizes the positive aspects of taking a break from your career, such as reevaluating professional goals, preventing burnout, and providing the necessary time for skill development or exploring new opportunities.Navigating the Conversation: Practical advice is shared on how to approach conversations with employers about career breaks, ensuring clarity on job security and future career progression upon return.---------Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
From Medicine to Life Organization: Listen to Angie Hyche's Inspiring Career Journey | Ep. 116
Jan 9 2024
From Medicine to Life Organization: Listen to Angie Hyche's Inspiring Career Journey | Ep. 116
From Medicine to Life Organization: Listen to Angie Hyche's Inspiring Career Journey | Ep. 116Embark on a journey of reinvention with career coach Shannon Russell as she sits down with the dynamic Angie Hyche on this episode of Second Act Success Career Podcast. Tune in to discover Angie's incredible career transition from the world of science and medicine to becoming a sought-after certified professional organizer. Join us as we delve into Angie's entrepreneurial venture, Ship Shape Solutions, where she guides individuals from chaos to order, transforming their lives. Learn about the challenges, triumphs, and the pivotal moments that led Angie to embrace a fulfilling second act. Whether you're seeking career inspiration or tips on navigating change, this episode is a must-listen. Join us for an insightful conversation that proves it's never too late to pursue your passion and create a life of purpose.SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/116Key Takeaways:00:06:00 Angie discusses her transition from education to starting her professional organizing business.00:08:00 Angie explains the process of overcoming fear, seeking help, and breaking down overwhelming tasks.00:11:42 How to become a certified professional organizer00:15:00 Angie decides to pivot her business to do more speaking, writing, and podcasting. 00:16:00 Writing her first book00:17:45 Partnering with Liana George to write a book and launch a podcast based in religion and organization00:28:46 The beauty in reinventing yourselfConnect with Angie Hyche:Shipshape SolutionsBook - Unholy Mess: What the Bible Says About ClutterPodcast - UnclutteredFacYou belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Mapping Your Success: Achieving Your Goals in 2024 | Ep #115
Jan 3 2024
Mapping Your Success: Achieving Your Goals in 2024 | Ep #115
Mapping Your Success: Achieving Your Goals in 2024 | Ep #115On Episode #115 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast, host Shannon Russell guides listeners through a practical and empowering approach to goal-setting for 2024. You'll learn why ditching traditional resolutions in favor of realistic and achievable goals, is a sure fire plan to achieve success this year. Shannon will go through tips to break down your ambitions into manageable steps. The episode delves into the necessity of embracing the growth process, maintaining flexibility, and establishing daily routines for success. Listen in and start planning your 2024 goals right now! SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/115Setting Realistic Goals (00:01:00 - 00:03:00)Accountability and Support (00:03:00 - 00:05:00)Embracing the Journey (00:05:00 - 00:07:00)Daily Routines for Success (00:07:00 - 00:10:00)The Biggest Way to Achieve Goals - Start Now (00:10:00 - 00:14:00)--------Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
A Journey from Setbacks to Success | Ep #113
Dec 12 2023
A Journey from Setbacks to Success | Ep #113
A Journey from Setbacks to Success | Ep #113 Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom in life or your career? Sometimes this is the wake up call you need in order to get up and start moving in the right direction.  On Episode #113 of the Second Act Success Career podcast,  host and career transition coach Shannon Russell chats with life coach Scott Ferguson. Scott explains how a person can not truly find happiness and success until he or she serves others.   He shares his personal experience with life and career struggles and setbacks, and how he uses this experience in his work today with his clients and on his Time To Shine Today Podcast. Key Highlights:Overcoming Setbacks:Scott shares his incredible journey from being an orphan in the Philippines to serving in the military and later thriving in the real estate business.Learn how Scott faced challenges, including a significant loss during the real estate market crash, and emerged stronger.The Power of Serving Others:Discover Scott's philosophy on happiness and success through serving others.Understand the concept of overlapping happiness and finding joy in giving.Launching "Time to Shine Today":Explore the origins of Scott's podcast and how it started as a personal quest to meet inspiring people and share their stories.Resilience and Harmony:Get a sneak peek into Scott's upcoming book, "Harmonic Hustle," where he emphasizes the importance of harmony over balance.Understand the role of resilience in Scott's life and coaching philosophy.SHOW NOTES:https://secondactsuccess.co/113Connect with Scott Ferguson:Website - https://timetoshinetoday.com/Podcast - https://timetoshinetoday.com/podcast/Shannon on Scott's Podcast Time To Shine Today - https://timetoshinetoday.com/podcast/shanYou belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
How To Start A Small Business With Less Overhead Costs | Ep #112
Dec 5 2023
How To Start A Small Business With Less Overhead Costs | Ep #112
How To Start A Small Business With Less Overhead Costs | Ep #112So you want to start a small business, but you are nervous about the overhead of opening a physical space. Hold tight because host and Career Transition Coach Shannon Russell is breaking down the differences between mobile-based businesses and brick and mortar storefront businesses on Episode #112 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. Listen in for examples of different types of small businesses, as well as pros and cons to having a physical location versus operating a mobile business. Shannon also shares a recent experience she encountered with her brick and mortar business which caused her to pivot and now she operates two mobile-based businesses. It's all on Episode #112 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/112-----------You belong in the Career Clarity Collective! Figuring out what you want in your career often feels like a full time job, BUT you don't have to do it alone! If you feel miserable at work and need a change, join like-minded women in this membership. You'll get access to group coaching, masterclasses, and community.  https://secondactsuccess.co/membership Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Starting Over At Any Age In Your Career | Ep #111
Nov 28 2023
Starting Over At Any Age In Your Career | Ep #111
Starting Over At Any Age In Your Career | Ep #111Age is just a number. Despite what some people may think, you CAN start over in your career at any age! Maria Schenker joins host Shannon Russell on Episode #111 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast to discuss how she began discovering her true self and the career field she was meant to be in as she neared the age of 60.  Maria has worked as a flight attendant, a pharmaceutical sales rep, and she has run a medical practice. She is a also a mom and a Cancer survivor.  While she learned about health through her Cancer diagnosis and being diagnosed with Celiac, she studied nutrition and became a certified health and wellness coach. While trying to get back into the workforce after her divorce, Maria fought age-discrimination and frustration along the way.  As she neared her 60th birthday, Maria decided to change everything and open her own business called Empowering You.  Listen in as Maria and Shannon discuss finding your life's purpose on Episode #111 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/111Connect with Maria Schenker:https://www.facebook.com/Empoweringyouhealthcoachinghttps://www.instagram.com/mariaschenker/------------Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!
Build A Business And a Family At The Same Time | Ep #110
Nov 14 2023
Build A Business And a Family At The Same Time | Ep #110
Build A Business And a Family At The Same Time | Ep #110Is it possible to build a business while also adding on to your family at the same time? Yes! Erin Woodruff joins host Shannon Russell to explain how she left her job in Human Resources at a University to follow her inner voice by taking a leap into entrepreneurship. Erin began her business at the same time she found out she was pregnant, so her business and her baby have grown up together. Erin shares how this has been the best decision for her as she creates a life where she is in control. Erin created her own business as a Communications Coach helping extroverted women who have an introverted partner make the most of their relationship by opening up and being clear on what they want.  She is also the host of the Time For You Podcast. Take a listen to Episode #110 of the Second Act Success Career Podcast with Shannon Russell to hear Erin's story.  SHOW NOTEShttps://secondactsuccess.co/110Connect with Erin:https://erinwoodruffcoaching.com/https://www.instagram.com/erinwoodruffcoaching/https://timeforyou.buzzsprout.com/share------Grab my FREE Level Up Career Journal to help you plan your next career move!https://secondactsuccess.co/careerchangeTAKE THE QUIZ!Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers? Take the Quiz! https://secondactsuccess.co/quizBook a FREE Discovery Call with host/career coach Shannon Russell - https://www.calendly.com/second-act-success/coaching-strategyLET’S CONNECT!Instagram - https://instagram.com/secondactsuccessFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.coTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccessAll the latest - https://secondactsuccess.co/linksFREE Resources - https://secondactsuccess.co/resources REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE THE PODCAST!