The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

126: From the Boston Celtics to Harvard to Business Owner - Lessons in Having a Bridge Job with Becca Carnahan

October 11, 2022 John Neral Season 2
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
126: From the Boston Celtics to Harvard to Business Owner - Lessons in Having a Bridge Job with Becca Carnahan
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Everyone wants to find their career sweet spot. This happens after much experience, reflection, and conversations to find the best fit for you professionally. Many mid-career professionals wonder how to strategically position themselves in the marketplace so they can find that job they love. 

Today, you will meet Becca Carnahan. Becca Carnahan is a career coach, author, and mom of two. As a career coach and CEO of Next Chapter Careers, Becca specializes in helping mid-career parents land fulfilling jobs they love without giving up the flexibility they need. Before launching her coaching business, Becca trained as a career coach at Harvard Business School and has 14 years of experience in the career and professional development field. She also previously worked for the Boston Celtics and has published two bestselling children’s books and a career development book, When Mommy Grows Up. 

In this episode, you will learn the benefits of a bridge role in your career and how that bridge role can help you get clear about what you want to do. Plus, Becca and I will talk about how to address a gap on your resume and help you uncover your career sweet spot. 

Connect with Becca Carnahan – Website | LinkedIn | Instagram 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Introduction (0:06)

·      Meet Becca Carnahan (4:35)

·      Working for the Boston Celtics (7:15)

·      Benefits of a Bridge Role (11:25)

·      Uncovering Your Career Sweet Spot (16:47)

·      Pain Points for Mid-Career Parents (19:05)

·      Address a Gap on Your Resume (25:05)

·      What Do You Really Want for Your Next Job? (27:00)

·      Becca’s Goal (28:44)

·      Becca’s Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (30:55)

·      Connect with Becca Carnahan (32:05)

 

 List of Resources:

·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral

·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral

 

Calls to Action: 

·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources at https://johnneral.com

·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here and be part of a fantastic group of like-minded professionals navigating their career paths just like you. 

·      Get notified when new podcast epis

Support the show

Thank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free "Mid-Career Job Seekers Checklist." Plus, check out other leadership and career resources at https://johnneral.com/resources.

Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
Follow John on Instagram & Threads @johnneralcoaching.
Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.

Introduction
Meet Becca Carnahan
Working for the Boston Celtics
Benefits of a Bridge Role
Uncovering Your Career Sweet Spot
Pain Points for Mid-Career Parents
Addressing a Gap on Your Resume
What Do You Really Want for Your Next Job?
Becca's Goal
Becca's Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS
Connect with Becca Carnahan