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Dec 7, 2021

Are you thinking of going back to work, going into business, or switching careers during or after a divorce? Nobody can teach you how to navigate this better than Marlo Lyons. With 20 years of experience under her belt, she has transitioned careers 4x now - from TV News Reporter to Entertainment Lawyer, to HR Business Partner to Executive and Career Coach, and now as a Book Author.

Tune in and join us in this powerful episode Switching Careers After Divorce with Marlo Lyons.

Top points you'll discover: 

✔️ Sure, you haven't been back in the workforce in eight to twelve years, now what? Marlo Lyons shares that people get confused with being stuck versus being lost. "We can make any choice we want. It's really about not knowing what to do. Now, that's different, but remember - you have worked. You don't want to say domestic engineer or conflict resolution specialist in your resume. You have to go out and be willing to relearn and get those resources." 

✔️ Shift that fear into curiosity. It takes that one person or wake-up moment to get out of your fears and know there are possibilities. Limiting beliefs hold us all back, especially if you are in the depths of despair and pain and hurt and do not know how to get out of the quicksand that can swallow you whole.

✔️ Be OK without dumping all your accomplishments in your resumé. "When you look through the lens of the new job, look at job descriptions, what's required, and only those skills that apply to the new job. You don't want to muddy up your resume with everything you've done. I see this every day when every day resumes."

✔️ Define your values and translate them into skills. When your values are fulfilled, you are engaged, excited, and wanting to work. "So dream big like you don't get to choose. You don't get to tell me that not having enough money or not going back to school and all the excuses can keep you from what truly interests you. Dig deeper and go figure out what that is."

✔️ Maximize hiring opportunities worldwide. Companies are more open to people transferring their skills because they can't find enough workers. And as long as you position yourself well and show that you can do it, there are much more opportunities open than before. They're not going to find that person with 20 years' experience. 

Marlo Lyons has spent more than 20 years inspiring, motivating, and empowering people to excel in their careers and businesses. Marlo's career is fascinating - she transferred her skills to change careers from TV news reporter for more than a decade, to entertainment lawyer for another decade, to HR Business Partner in both entertainment and the medical technology industries, to executive/career coach and strategist. She currently uses her coaching skills as a strategic HR business partner, working with senior leaders, and as a strategic career coach to clients globally. Her HR, career coaching, and leadership expertise combined with her own personal career transitions have provided her great insight into how to give each job seeker a strategic pathway forward, whether that path means obtaining a new job at the right company, transitioning to a new career, recovering from termination, or re-entering the workforce after a long absence. That is why she has now put all of her experiences and clients she has coached along with a step-by-step playbook on how to do it into a new book titled Wanted -> A New Career, The Definitive Playbook for Transitioning to a New Career or Finding Your Dream Job.

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