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Leveraging Transferable Skills to Leave Higher Education
This episode is all about how my client Christie left higher education for customer success, and it’s a great listen for folks who are trying to discover their transferable skills, wanting to leave higher ed, or considering a move into customer success.
How to Start Preparing for a Possible Layoff Today
As someone who has experienced a layoff firsthand, I know how important it is to be prepared for the possibility of losing your job. While it's never easy to think about being one of those selected for layoff, the truth is that it's always better to be prepared than...
Why a Layoff Might Be the Perfect Time to Change Careers
If you've recently experienced a layoff, or believe you’re about to experience one, you’re probably going through a slew of emotions, many involving overwhelm and terror. And for most of the folks I work with after or anticipating a layoff, that’s exactly how they...
Last One Standing: How to Survive Remaining After a Mass Layoff
If you've ever been the only one left in your department after a round of layoffs, you know how overwhelming it can be to suddenly have all that extra work on your plate. Department of 8? Try party of one. It can be an emotionally draining experience, often...
Hedge Your Bets Against a Layoff with a Second Full Time Job
It was early in the world of pandemic remote work, and Business Insider had an article on being “overemployed,” as in having two (or sometimes more) full-time remote jobs at the same time. The founder of the Overemployed movement Isaac tells his story on his site,...
The 7 Signs Layoffs Might Be Coming to You
If you’re on LinkedIn any day of the week, you’ve probably seen a post from someone who was laid off, maybe even that day. Since the COVID-19 pandemic laid off nearly 20 million American workers, people are much more open about being laid off, something that once was...
How do I give myself grace?
"Dear Cristin" is Executive Coach Cristin Downs directly answering a reader, client, or student question. There will be expletives. Submit your question here. A client recently was giving herself a hard time. She wasn't progressing as quickly as she wanted to be. She...
November Book Club Pick: Tricia Hersey’s Rest Is Resistance
I’m excited to announce our November pick for The Book Club – Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey. I’ve been following Hersey’s Nap Ministry accounts on Instagram and Twitter for a long time, and I preordered the book immediately after it was announced. I...
How Freedom to Rest Became Chronic Profit with Alison Tedford
In this interview, Cristin speaks with Alison Tedford about the transition from 9 to 5 work to her own business and how freedom to rest led to Chronic Profit, Alison’s first book. This is the third in the series on rest.
Why Our Collective Obsession with Productivity Keeps Us from Rest with Valerie Friedlander
Obsessed with productivity? In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, Cristin interviews coach Valerie Friedlander about how that obsession keeps us from rest.
Why Slowing Down to Rest Helps You Speed Up with Sneha Jhanb
People like to push themselves these days. We always want to do our best, go, and we feel that if we stop, then we might lose. But the problem is that if we don't stop, then there is more to lose. If you're like most Notable Women I know, you have a problem resting....
From Idea to Published with Julie Morgenlender
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Julie Morgenlender about her anthology The Things We Don’t Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths.
Caste Book Club Questions
Our second book club selection was Caste, and our Society of Notable Women members are still digging into this very complex book. Like I did with Untamed, our first book club selection, I thought I would bring our Caste book club questions here so other people can...
Your Household Is a Container: How to Organize Your Home
My beautiful friend, podcast guest, and student Tia (of episode 1) asked me how I kept my household organized without it becoming a cluttered mess or a giant pain in my ass. How can it be organized, stress-free, easeful, etc. This was my response. Your household is a...
Untamed Book Club Questions
In September, our book club read Untamed, and you might enjoy our Untamed Book Club Questions, either for yourself or own book club.
October Book Club Selection: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
I’m excited to announce our October 2020 book club selection – Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste.
The Notable Woman Book Club is here!
I’m excited to announce our September 2020 book club selection – Glennon Doyle’s Untamed.
COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, Cristin interviews Kelley Rainey about the effects COVID-19 is having on an increase in domestic violence.
COVID-19 and Public Health Communication
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, Cristin interviews public health communication expert Dr. Karen Hilyard on COVID-19.
COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, host Cristin Downs interviews MuGrid Analytics CEO Amy Simpkins on the exponential growth of COVID-19.
The View From the Pillow Fort
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Crystal Bennett Harris on the view from her pillow fort. We talk about a recent transition she’s gone through and how that has affected her view of her business, her role in it, and what she wants to do next.
Simplifying Day Trading with Marina Kuperman Villatoro
I’m very happy to introduce Marina in today’s show! She’s a day trader and the CEO of The Trader Chick, a platform where she teaches others especially women to trade more confidently.
Starting a Creative Business with Lizzi Mae Rappa
Our guest for today is one of my favorite people on this planet, Elizabeth Rappa! She’s a fine artist who used her talent for teaching and launching her own creative business which is a huge success! She also owns and manages Forgotten Cotton, an awesome accessory and jewelry shop together with her husband, Johnny.
Preparing for the Unexpected with Lawyer Melinda Grimaldi
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview lawyer Melinda Grimaldi about estate planning and preparing for the future.
Be Soul Driven and Profitable with Coach Tash Corbin
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview heart centered entrepreneur and coach Tasha Corbin about how to be soul driven and profitable.
Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life with Cristin Downs
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, Cristin shares her talk from Super U 3.0 on how to “Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life.”
Women Crafting Success with Melissa Mendez
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, Cristin interviews apparel services consultant and podcaster of Women Crafting Success Melissa Mendez.
How a Dog Can Change Your Life with Gila Kurtz of Dog is Good
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Dog is Good’s Gila Kurtz, 7 figure entrepreneur and best selling author.
Keeping Creativity in Your Life with Jennifer Cole
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Associate Dean Jennifer Cole from Gettysburg College about how she keeps creativity in her life.
the hurricane pod is a force of nature with Sophia Simon-Bashall
In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Sophia Simon-Bashall of the hurricane pod. She shares her story of living with mental illness and how her podcast creates a community for others living the same life. Sophia is fabulous for many reasons, but what I love in particular is her mission to show that you can survive and thrive and cry with mental illness and there doesn’t need to be a heartwarming story about you beating it. The story can be that you’re living.