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S3E9 – Making “Offline” Connections with Camille Virginia

So much of our connectivity with others today is online – whether in personal interactions or professional. We’re all guilty of not “looking up” from our phones to truly connect with one another in person. Our guest today, Camille Virginia, has built her business around “Offline Dating” and you’re going to want to hear our conversation with her whether you’re single or in a relationship. We can all use Camille’s tips and tricks to feel more connected and confident.

Our Guest Today:
Camille Virginia, Founder, Master Offline Dating

Camille Virginia is an award-winning writer, founder of Master Offline Dating, and author of the best-selling book The Offline Dating Method. She helps single women ditch the dating apps and attract great men in the real world.

On her journey to overcome social anxiety, Camille mastered the art of meaningful connection, which led to being asked on dates by hundreds of men – with zero use of technology. She is passionate about helping people create a more fulfilling life across every aspect: friendship, career, family, and romantic.

Camille has taught more than 100 live workshops, been featured in more than 100 international media outlets (including The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, and Thrive Global), and has followers from over 100 different countries.

Connect with Camille:

Join Camille’s free Offline Dating Challenge: 3 Days to a Red-Hot Date in the Real world at www.OfflineDatingChallenge.com

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S3E8 – The Non-Resolutioner’s Guide to Setting Goals for a New Year

It’s the beginning of a new year and a new decade, and we’re sharing with you our mindset and processes for setting goals entering a new year. Whether you’re setting goals for yourself and your team at work (Rae) or finding new ways to be accountable to yourself (Marcy), we’ll tackle the ways we’re thinking about our goals in 2020, and share our resources for success with you.


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S3E7 – Settle Smart! Tackling Work Life Integration with Dana Look-Arimoto

The concept of “settling” is a controversial one. We’ve all been told for much of our lives, “don’t settle, get what you want.” But the truth is, we all settle for something every single day. Our guest today, Dana Look-Arimoto wrote the book Stop Settling, Settle Smart: Rethinking Work-Life Balance, Redesign Your Busy Life.

Our Guest Today:
Dana Look-Arimoto, Author, Coach, Speaker

Dana Look-Arimoto is an author, coach, speaker, and founder of the leadership and executive coaching company Phoenix5 and settlesmart.com. She is also behind the mindset, method, and movement of Stop Settling®, which aims to end the myth of work-life balance by focusing on the integration of the various facets of life and conscious prioritization. With over 20 years of experience leading teams and corporations, Dana has accrued a wealth of knowledge and experience in understanding how people best work together and how teams that work well together make corporations successful. She is the author of Stop Settling, Settle Smart: Rethinking Work-life Balance, Redesign Your Busy Life.

Where to find Dana online:

Website: www.settlesmart.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danatothe5th/
Instagram: @danalookarimoto
Twitter: @danatothe5th

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S3E6 – What Are You “Unqualified” For?

We all reach a place in life where we want something we feel we are “unqualified” for. Today, we’re talking about what to do in those difficult situations when you just don’t feel you have what it takes to get through. *Hint* it’s a combination of grit, persistence, and (gulp) vulnerability.

Our Guest Today:
Rachel Stewart, Author of Unqualified Success: Bridging the Gap Between Where You Are Now and Where You Want to Be to Achieve Massive Success

Rachel Stewart started as an unqualified office manager, but over the last decade became the general manager of a $22M restoration company and the CEO of a software development company focused on getting contractors the technology tools they need. Over the years, she learned that the only limitations to her success were in her own mind.

Where to find Rachel online:

Website
Instagram
Twitter

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S3E5 – Empowering Women on Both Sides of the Manicure Table

Almost 2.5 years ago, Rae and Marcy interviewed the game changing founders of Ezza Nails, Ale and Kim. They shared with us, in 2017, their goals for their business when they had yet to open their first location. Today, Ale and Kim are about to launch location #3 for Ezza, and have truly lived their mission of empowering women on both sides of the manicure table. Listen to their journey to funding, success, and a model that is focused simultaneously on ethics and excellence – or “ezzalence.”

Our Guests Today:
Ale Breuer, CEO, and Kim Marsh, COO, Ezza Nails

Ezza was founded by Ale Beuer and Kim Marsh during their final year in the MBA program at The University of Chicago Booth School. These two former Teach for America educators were fed up with the lack of choices other than expensive, time-consuming luxury salons or cheap neighborhood places that offer mediocre services and often resort to unethical employment practices.

Recognizing that a manicure is now a grooming necessity for professional women, Ale and Kim joined forces to launch Ezza Nails and opened their first salon in Chicago’s upscale Streeterville neighborhood in late 2017. The duo aim to transform the nail care industry by providing reliable, convenient, affordable nail care in a respectful, modern setting that empowers both their clients and their staff.

Visit Ezza:

Visit Ezza Nails in Chicago’s Streeterville and Loop neighborhoods. Book your manicure or pedicure online here. For those outside Chicago, follow Ezza on social media to stay in touch with these incredible feminist business mavens and their squad – on Instagram and Twitter.

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S3E4 – The Horror of Executive Job Search

Rae and Marcy are blowing the lid off of the executive job search process in today’s episode. We are sharing our own experiences (good, bad, and ugly) in the job search process post-MBA, and our tips and tricks for those who are searching at executive and all levels of the business ladder. How do you find a recruiter in your field? How do you navigate the rollercoaster of the job search rejection/acceptance process? Can you trust your gut in decision making? All this and more, stay tuned!

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S3E3 – Women Are Ready to Run for Something! A Conversation with Cassandra Gaddo

Our first guest on Season 3 of Office Baggage is a dear friend and a true feminist activist we can all learn from, Cassandra Gaddo. In today’s political climate, women running for office is both a hot topic and a lightning rod. We dive deep with Cassandra on topics like “the myth of electability,” and unpack her career transition from the Executive Director of a nonprofit to becoming Director of People & Operations at Run for Something. Cassandra shares her thoughts on interviewing, working from home, diversity, equity, inclusion, and much more.

Our Guest Today:
Cassandra Gaddo,
Director of People & Operations at Run for Something


People and operations professional, helping to empower amazing teams from the inside. Former nonprofit executive, including executive director of Step Up Chicago. Even more former journalist. Alumna of Loyola University Chicago (BA in Journalism) and Northwestern University (Masters of Public Policy and Administration). Driven by the belief that you can’t be what you can’t see. Ask me about feminism, education, or Chicago.

Learn more about Run for Something by visiting their website or connecting with them on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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S3E2 – One Rant Two Rant Don’t Fish in the Company Pool Rant

Marcy and Rae are back to their old ranting selves when addressing two key leaders who recently lost their jobs because of relationships with subordinates. Is it ever appropriate to “fish in the company pool”? And we’re bringing back “the week in mansplaining.”

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S3E1 – The Fat Chick and the Token Jew Ride Again

We can’t believe it’s been almost a year and a half since we wrapped “Season 2” of Office Baggage, and graduated from Kellogg’s Executive MBA program. In that 18 months, we’ve heard you! Everywhere, we’ve run into podcast listeners who ask us “when will you be back on the podcast?” This fall, we finally came together to make a plan and set it in motion to come back for “Season 3.”

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the last year and a half – what happened in each of our lives and careers – and diving deep on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that have truly matured since we last spoke on Office Baggage.

Season 3 is going to be an incredible journey with both of us, and with incredible women joining us to talk about everything we want to unpack for women in the world. Join us!

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S2E4 – Fearless Girl Stands Her Ground

There are fearless girls everywhere in our world – at the office, at home, on the streets where we walk every day. But do we take the time to think about them? To honor them? This week we’re talking about our fearless work, our favorite fearless girls, and a group of women who finally get what they deserve – drivers licenses!
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