Have you ever changed career paths, or felt stuck in the cusp of professional change? Have you been forced to change because of getting fired, or perhaps you left your career to raise your kids and after a few years, you want to go back into the workforce and are wondering, how do I go back? Well today’s guest is full of priceless advice for women in those kinds of transitions. Wendy Sachs is the author of the new book Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers. Oprah Magazine calls the book a “title to pick up now.” Wendy is also an Emmy-award winning TV news producer. She’s worked on NBC’s Dateline, Fox and CNN. She was also a Capitol Hill Press Secretary and a PR Executive.
And guess what I discovered during this interview? Wendy’s husband used to be my boss! I didn’t say it on the interview, but something she said during our conversation cued me in. I worked at AIPAC in NYC for a very short period of time before I got married and moved to Israel. And Wendy’s husband was my boss! I guess we were meant to connect.
Ladies, we are living in an era of professional reinvention and women, in particular, are looking to re-invent themselves professionally more often than men, as many of us leave the workforce for a couple of years and then find ourselves trying to go back. In our conversation, we talk about how to transition without trepidation? How to traverse the roadblocks and dance with the fears we harbor about failure? We also talk about a new wave of feminism and the positive trends that we are seeing from it. Stay tuned as Wendy speaks from her own personal experiences, pivoting so much in her career she jokes she’s constantly pirouetting…sometimes out of choice, other times out of necessity. Here’s the wise and lovely Wendy Sachs.