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Women Who Went for It! Podcast

65 EpisodesProduced by Sara McArdleWebsite

Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Certified Whole Person Coach and Career Change Agent, Sara McArdle. The show features inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and momentum to step into a deeper vocation and a life of mea… read more


Episode 003: From Education to Massage with Kristen Jawad

  In this episode, Sara talks with Kristen Jawad about her journey from education to massage, wellness and self-care. They touch on the topics of recognizing the work that's right for you, the importance of exploring and playing and even the concept of "career." Kristen specializes in wellness massage for women in her Kirkland, Washington studio and offers experiential workshops in the Seattle area.   Sara and Kristen discuss:

  • Kristen's bio
  • How Kristen and Sara know each other
  • Kristen's career story
  • Moving from early education to massage
  • Kristen's turning point
  • Getting back into an industry from her past
  • What she learned working for an employer
  • How she trusted the timing on starting her own business
  • Kristen's process of finding the right work for her
  • The importance of values
  • How it feels when you're doing the work that's right for you
  • Seeing when something's not working and course correcting
  • Quality of life
  • Testing the waters and volunteering
  • The power of collaboration and group work
  • Kristen's personal limiting beliefs
  • Kristen's support systems
  • Resources that Kristen recommends
  • The word "career" and Kristen's and Sara's reactions to it
  • Working from home
  • The importance of following one's intuition
  • Seeing how your talents and passions translate into career
  • Kristen's personal stumbling blocks
  • The importance of "rest and digest" mode
  • How to remind yourself that you're making progress, even when it's hard to see
  • Knowing whom your ideal client is
  • One piece of advice
...and more.   Connect with Kristen:   Kristen's full bio: Kristen Jawad, M.Ed, LMT is owner and founder of Women's Wellness Studio. Kristen is both a student and teacher, seeking the fullest potential in human development. About 16 years ago, she began to study Compassionate Communication and has practiced it in a variety of settings. She has found that it's a powerful way of being that can transform relationships. She specializes in wellness massage for women in her Kirkland, Washington studio and offers experiential workshops in the Seattle area.

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