Episode 20 - Getting Unstuck in Your Career: Interview with Leadership Coach Dr. Carol Parker Walsh

May 17, 2023

Have you ever felt stuck in your professional life, unsure of where to go next? In this episode, I speak with Master Certified Coach, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, about the importance of listening to our internal voice and prioritizing ourselves. Carol shares her own inspiring journey of pivoting from a successful corporate career to starting her own business at the age of 50 and offers practical advice on how to create a plan for a smooth transition or a new start. 

Carol is an award-winning certified career and personal brand strategist, a TEDx presenter, 3x Amazon best-selling author, keynote and member of Forbes Coaches Council, Newsweek Expert Forum, Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, and Entrepreneur’s Leadership Network, is the resident career expert on ABC’s AM Northwest Morning Show. She has been the "go to" coach for Grammy Award Winners, Paralympic Gold Medalists, and Fortune 500 leaders. 

Through her Fearless Framework, Carol helps her clients appraise their value, amplify their brilliance and knowledge, and create a strategy to prosper. 

In this episode, Carol also discusses how she advises her clients during a recession and helps those who feel stuck in their jobs to get unstuck. She emphasizes the importance of shifting our internal framework to focus on what we do well rather than our failures. 

This episode is perfect for anyone feeling lost in their career or looking to make a change. Whether you're looking to uplevel your career or to pivot to start a business, Carol's valuable insights can help you rediscover your personal identity and make the changes you want to make in your life.


Key Highlights 

[01:00] Introducing Dr. Carol Parker Walsh

[03:15] Carol discusses her unconventional career path. She talks about transitioning from being a trained singer and author to pursuing a career in law, and then pivoting from her successful corporate career to start her own business at the age of 50.

[09:53] Carol helps us understand why we stay in jobs we don't love or when we know we are meant for more.

[15:55] Carol's advice on building a bridge from where you are now to where you want to go, including examples of how to create a plan for a smooth career transition.

[19:10] Getting clear on how to figure out your next move and exploring your unique zone of genius.

[24:40] A discussion on whether further formal education is necessary to succeed in your career.

[30:57] Carol's advice on changing jobs and starting new careers during a recession.

[32:40] How Carol helps her clients get unstuck with her Fearless Framework, which includes appraising your value, amplifying your brilliance and knowledge, and creating a strategy to prosper.

[37:00] A conversation about shifting our framework to focus on what we do well rather than our failures and finding what's great about us.


Connect with Dr. Carol Parker Walsh: 

Website: https://www.carolparkerwalsh.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrCarolParkerWalsh
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolparkerwalsh/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/carolparkerwalsh
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parkerwalsh  


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