The Career Contessa Podcast

Lauren McGoodwin

A weekly career advice podcast focused on women, work, and all the answers to your questions so you can be more fulfilled, healthy, and successful at work. Each Tuesday, we’re here to help you make progress in your career. We uncover hush-hush topics like how to talk about salary at work and we demystify common career advice that simply doesn’t serve you. Expect “aha” moments and step-by-step career advice in each episode you can implement today.

A weekly career advice podcast focused on women, work, and all the answers to your questions so you can be more fulfilled, healthy, and successful at work. Each Tuesday, we’re here to help you make progress in your career. We uncover hush-hush topics like how to talk about salary at work and we demystify common career advice that simply doesn’t serve you. Expect “aha” moments and step-by-step career advice in each episode you can implement today.

Episodes
The Art of the Second Act
3 Strategic Relationships You Need For Career Growth
3 Simple Tips to Talk Smarter According to a Stanford Professor
5 Lesser-Known LinkedIn Profile Tips and Hacks for 2024
The New Happy: How to Get Happiness Right In a World That’s Got It Wrong
Why Am I Like That: The 4 Attachment Styles Explained
5 Things to STOP Doing With Your Money
Reputation Management: How to Optimize Your Personal Brand For Success
Create a Career Vision Board in 5 Simple Steps
Storytelling for Job Search Success
Improve Your Communication Skills At Work: Presentations, Executives, and Professional Presence
5 Free Career Tools That Help You Find a Job Faster
How to Craft Emails for Busy Readers
3 Things Confident Communicators NEVER Do
5 Breakthrough Practices for Daily Success with Suneel Gupta of Everyday Dharma
How Can I Build My Personal Brand While Working a 9-5? Try This 5-Step Process
A Great Manager's Most Important Habit
4 Reasons Why Your Colleague Is More Successful Than You
The Hidden Job Market: How to Find a Job in 2024
How to Make More Money in 2024 with Her First $100k
How LinkedIn Comments Can Win You More Job Offers
3 Things That Can Influence Your Career Success
Wrong Fit vs. Right Fit: How to Know If a Job Is Right For You
5 Things to Take Off Your Resume Right Now
Quitting Doesn't Always Mean Failure: How to Quit for Strategic Success
The First 2 Hours: 4 Tips to Be Productive, Not Busy
At The Office: Pop Culture’s Obsession With Work
5 Workplace Predictions for 2024 + What They Mean For Your Career
Popular Career Advice It's OK To Ignore
5 Free Wellness Practices That Will Transform Your Life (And Work)
How to Brag at Work Without Being Obnoxious: The Art of Self-Advocacy
8 Daily LinkedIn Actions Guaranteed to Supercharge Your Career
5 Career Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier In My Career + Listener Questions!
How to Make Confident Moves In a Competitive Job Market
6 Dos and Don’ts of a Successful Salary Negotiation
What's Your Confidence Language? 8 Strengths That Redefine Confidence
3 Signs You Need a Mental Health Day + How to Take a Mental Health Day at Work
How to Communicate Effectively When You're Put on the Spot
What's Intentional Career Growth + How Do You Build a Successful Career?
The #1 Rule of Networking—And How to Network Within Your Company
6 Lesser-Known LinkedIn Profile Tips for Personal Branding, Job Searching, and Networking
How To Quit Your Job Without Regrets (+ a Template)
Is Technology a Good Career Path? 5 Steps to Make a Career Pivot to Tech
The Self-Talk Workout: 6 Science-Backed Strategies to Dissolve Self-Criticism
3 Body Language Behaviors That Can Maximize Your Impact at Work
How to Manage Up at Work + How to Succeed With Any Boss
3 Questions to Build a Portfolio Career + Future-Proof Your Professional Identity
How To Reimagine Ambition + The Ways We Strive with Rainesford Stauffer
Want to Develop a Growth Mindset? Try Growth Loops With Anne-Laure Le Cunff
4 Proven Ways to Kick Your Procrastination Habit
How Do I Set Boundaries + Say No At Work?
How to Manage Your Time for a Happier Life (And Career) With Cassie Holmes
How I Paid Off $100K in Debt on a $48,000 Salary with Millennial In Debt's Melissa Jean-Baptiste
How to Find a Job Fast: A 10-Step Framework For Accelerating Your Job Search
What is Quiet Hiring + Is It Happening To You?
Stop Pursuing The Dream Job— A "Good Enough" Job Is Even Better
3 Secrets to Happiness at Work According to Research
How to Use ChatGPT For Resume Writing + Your Job Search
5 Types of Leaders That Trigger Impostor Syndrome—And The Interview Questions to Detect Them
How To Turn Rejection Into Success With Chloe Shih
Radical Transparency Around Other People’s Money with Maya Lau
How to Tell Your Compelling Career Story: Personal Branding For Where You Want to Go
Playing The Long Game and The Myth of The Overnight Success with Baked By Melissa
How to Answer Why Are You Looking For a New Job?
A New Approach To The Quarterlife Crisis
Durana Elmi on Building A Billion-Dollar Business While Being a Good Boss
How Do I Create Value at Work? Tips For Making an Impact at Work
How to Escape Toxic Wellness Culture & Practice Real Self-Care
How to Use Salary Transparency Laws to Negotiate Your Best Offer Yet
How to Network For People Who Hate Networking
What To Do When Your Hard Work is Being Overlooked
The 2023 Resumé Trends You Need to Know About
What The Most Successful People Do Differently
The Science of Improving Motivation at Work + We Launched Something Special
The Surprising Upside of Anxiety According to Psychologist Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary
Why I'm Setting Process-Based Goals & How to Navigate "Lost" Seasons of Your Career
5 Workplace Predictions for 2023 + What They Mean For You
Round-Up: The Best Money Advice From 2022
Round-Up: The Best Career Advice From 2022
Round-Up: The Best Mental Health Advice From 2022
Where to Focus Your Career In 2023: Career Advice for Long-Term Success
From Quiet Winning to Quiet Quitting: 3 Types of Quiet Work
I Got Laid Off. Here's How to Navigate a Layoff at Work + Prepare For Job Uncertainty
How to Become a Chief of Staff: Salary, Skills, & More
How to Get a Promotion at Work: Follow This Roadmap
Self-Care Is Not The Solution For Burnout. Try This Instead
How Mentally Fit Are You? 3 Mental Muscles You Need For Success
5 Valuable Employee Benefits to Negotiate Besides Salary
How to Become a Marketing Manager: Salary, Skills, & More
How To Match Your Experience to a Specific Job (Solo Episode)
Narcissism In The Workplace: How To Handle a Narcissistic Boss or Coworker
How To Turn a "No" Into a "Yes" With Negotiation Expert Alex Carter
How Do We Live (And Work) With Grief?
Executive Presence: What It Is And How To Get It At Work
How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in 30 Days
How to Become a Data Analyst: Salary, Skills, & More
Don't Panic. How to Protect Your Money Right Now
How “Peter” Is Destroying The Workplace
How to Prepare for a Recession
How to Create Influence at Work From The Professor Behind Yale 's Most Popular Class, Dr. Zoe Chance
How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile— And Double Your Job Leads
7 Work-Related Anxiety Triggers and How to Ease the Stress
Try This Career Visualization Exercise to Uncover Your Personal Themes of Success
How to Negotiate a Job Offer To Get What You Want
What We Wish We Knew As a New Grad + How to Job Search As a New Grad
How to Say "No" To Office Housework & Non-Promotable Tasks
Is Job Hopping The New Promotion? The Pros, Cons, And What to Consider Before You Do It
How to Learn About Company Culture: 10 Questions to Ask (Solo Episode)
How to Start Networking for Career Success
New Job Regret? Here Are The Signs To Watch For And What To Do Next
5 Money Mistakes Even #RichGirls Make—And How to Avoid Them According to Money With Katie
Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay with @LizAndMollie
What a Year of WFH Has Done to Our Relationships at Work
The Big Lie of Corporate Feminism + What Happens Next For Working Women With Reshma Saujani
How to Map Out Your Next 90 Days (Solo Episode)
Why and How You Should Ask What Someone Earns
Salary Secrets: What's Considered a Big Raise, Reasons to Ask, & How to Ask for a Raise
Who's Making You Miserable at Work? Let's Talk Jerks and Toxic Coworkers
How To Stop Procrastinating With These Quick Practices
Corporate Natalie on TikTok Fame, Growing a Brand + The Myth About Influencers
How to Become a Creative Director
3 Signs You're The Sensitive One at Work—And How to Make It Your Superpower
What’s Your Workplace Love Language?
Chronic Overachiever? How I Dialed It Back To Find Balance
How to Become an Apartment Locator: Salary, Skills, & More
5 Career Goals to Set for 2022
How to Build Better Bosses
How I Overcome Impostor Syndrome + Cultivate Confidence
The Top 5 Workplace Trends for 2022: Predictions + What They Mean For You
The Argument for the "Good Enough" Job
Quitting Your Job with No Plan B
How To Make a Career Pivot + What Next Steps to Take (Live Coaching Call)
5 Warning Signs You Lack Confidence (And What You Can Do Instead)
How to Create a Sustainable Side Hustle
How to Request Medical Leave + What You're Entitled To According To An Employment Lawyer
How Do I Deal With Toxic Coworkers?
How to Tame Your Mind in 60 Seconds
Unfulfilled Ambitions: How to Realize Your Career Intentions + Find Your Cru
How to Become a Recruiter: Salary, Skills, & More
How Do I Practice Self-Compassion at Work?
How Do I Overcome Impostor Syndrome at Work?
How Do I Give Feedback at Work + Examples On What to Say
How to Love Your Job When You Hate It
Employee Double-Dipping: Should You Work Two Remote Jobs at The Same Time?
How to Ask for a Raise at Work: Tips from Nike's Dir. of Global Compensation
How to Become a Project Manager: Salary, Skills, & More
How to Overcome Workplace Conflict: 5 Strategies That Work
How to Navigate Big Career Decisions With Values
The Career Contessa Podcast - Trailer
How to Work Smarter, Not Harder
How to Deal With New Burnout Symptoms When Returning to The Office
The Argument For a Four-Day Workweek—Exactly What to Pitch To Your Boss
Career Identities, Cancel Culture, + Moving Forward from 90210 with Shenae Grimes-Beech and AnnaLynne McCord
4 Proven Ways to De-Stress at Work And Improve Your Wellbeing
How Do I Recover From a Work Mistake?
How to Mold a Human-Centric Workplace
What to Do When You Want to Stay Working Remotely
How to Escape Toxic Hustle Culture
The Great Resignation: How to Quit Your Job
The Most Annoying Business Jargon We Need to Stop Using
15 Quick Career Fixes You Needed Yesterday
5 Red Flags to Absolutely Avoid in a Company
Are You Languishing? Here’s How to Feel Better
The Most Important Career Advice You Haven't Heard Already
4 Steps to Overcome Feelings of Self-Doubt
3 Ways to Set Yourself Up For Career Success
5 Steps to Career Satisfaction—According to Research
How Much of Your "Authentic" Self Should You Really Bring to Work
Is Fear Masking Your Ambition? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself
7 Types of Rest Every Person Needs
How to Spot a Dysfunctional Workplace From An Interview
The Cost of Being Indecisive at Work
5 Common Resume Mistakes That Lead to Recruiter Confusion
How To Stop a Negative Thought Spiral
Hustle Harder—The Dark Side of Toxic Positivity
How to Job Search While Pregnant—From a Woman Who Did It
The Argument For The "Good Enough" Job
4 Personality Types You Need to Build a Dream Team
5 Habits Guaranteed to Maximize Your Career in 2021
4 Signs That You’re Stuck Professionally—And How to Grow
The 4 “Brags” Every Woman Should Try To Boost Your Career
Welcome to The Femails by Career Contessa
The Top 5 Workplace Trends for 2021: Predictions and What They Mean For You
3 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid With Emma Isaacs of Business Chicks
Why "Humble" is The New Successful
The 3 Best Gifts for Self-Development (And To Set You Up for 2021)
5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Confidence
2020 Wasn’t ALL Bad—Our Team’s Highs, Lows, Favorites, and Hopes for 2021
How Black Women Are Prioritizing Self-Care Right Now
Exactly How to Talk Salary In a Job Interview—And Work Situations
How to Build a 7-Figure Portfolio
The Unreality And Dream Job Myth of Emily In Paris
7 Career Lessons We’ve Learned (That We Wish We Knew Earlier)
I Am Not Your Stereotype: Black Women In The World
How the Most Successful People Work From Home
Money, Blogging, and The Power of Morning Routines with Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential
Gratitude Letters: How to Cultivate Happiness In The Workplace
How to Confront Your Fear-Based Thoughts
4 Types of Problem Coworkers on Selling Sunset And How To Avoid Them In Your Office
4 Rules for Gaining Control of Your Money—And Saving Hundreds This Month
Black Women vs. White Privilege: From tone policing to code-switching, the toxicity of white feminism
5 Signs You ARE A People Pleaser + How to Stop
How Do I Prepare for an Informational Interview? 15 Questions to Ask
How to Navigate a Toxic Workplace
Black Women in The Workplace: 4 Friends on What It's Like to Be Black, Female, and Working in America
How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset
How To Answer Any Job Interview Question
Overcome The Frozen (Middle) Career Stage
5 Actions to Create a More Inclusive Workplace
How Leaders Can Support Their Black Employees Navigating Racial Injustice
From Homelessness to the C-Suite: Meet Rosanna Durruthy, VP of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at LinkedIn
How to Attach to a Purpose, Not a Job Title
How to Be Actively Anti-Racist at Work + Life
Managing Up: Achieve Success in the Workplace with Any Type of Boss
Is My Career On Hold? How to Move Forward
The Femails Presents: Money Power Moves
How to Write the Perfect Pitch For Everything in Your Life
The Femails Presents: Career Power Moves
What to Expect When You Return to Work During Coronavirus
The Femails Presents: Relationship Power Moves
Suffering Zoom Fatigue? How to Fix That
The Femails Presents: Self-Care Power Moves
Lauren's Got News To Share
The 15-Minute Win Productivity Hack
How to Harness the Power of Rituals to Boost Your Performance at Work
Goal Setting During Uncertainty
Debt, 401ks, and Preparing Your Finances for Coronavirus
So You Want To Land a Remote Job? Start Here
How to Create Value and Gain Influence at Work
Bonus Episode: How to Manage Career Changes (and Stress) During the Coronavirus
How To Prepare Financially For An Upcoming Recession
Bonus Episode: How To Run An Online Meeting That's Engaging + Efficient
How to Work and Manage Remotely
What is Business Casual Anyway?
Mortifying Work Stories + How to Bounce Back
How to Be Productive By Harnessing Motivation
Is Burnout Real?
How to Overcome The Likeability Trap with Alicia Menendez
Can Attractiveness Get You Fired?
How to Build Self-Confidence in 30 Days with Heather Monahan
How to Quit Your Job with No Plan B
“I Saved $100,000 in 3.5 Years on $54,000 Salary—Here's How”
How to Ask Smart Questions at Work
Navigating The Highs + Lows of Life with the Founders of Shine
Why Women's Voices Get Silenced & How to Set Them Free
How to Succeed in Negotiations with FBI Negotiator Chris Voss
How to Make Decisions at Work
Are You Actually Healthy? Find Out for Sure with Dr. Berzin.
How to Decrease Overwhelm & Increase Creativity
How to Use Human Design In Your Career
"I Want To Be Rich—And I'm Not Sorry."
How Do I Care Less About Work?
How to Explain Gaps In Your Resume According to a Recruiter
How to Have Intimidating Work Conversations
How to Curb Financial Anxiety
How to Stop Being a People Pleaser at Work
How to Become a Great Manager with Julie Zhou
How To Work With People You Don't Like
Grammar Girl's Tips for Avoiding Communication Problems at Work
How to Practice Mindfulness at Work for Big Results
Goal Setting for Perfectionists
How to Navigate Power and Privilege in the Workplace
How to Use Myers-Briggs to Understand Personality Types
How to Be a Good Manager According to theSkimm
How to Stop Comaring Ourselves to Other People at Work
Summer School Season 3 Trailer | Career Contessa
Reshma Saujani: Disrupting Perfection
Georgina Gooley: Disrupting the Pink Tax
Candice Morgan: Disrupting Diversity and Company Cultures
Lauren Smith Brody: Disrupting Working Motherhood
Kristin Wong: Disrupting Money
Anu Duggal & Sutian Dong: Disrupting Venture Capital
How to Master Time Management with Laura Vanderkam
Debbie Sterling: Disrupting the Pink Aisle
International Women’s Day Bonus Episode with Career Guru Liz Dolan
Beth Comstock: Disrupting Imagination with author + former Vice Chair and head of marketing and innovation at General Electric
Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur: Disrupting Female Friendships
Elise Loehnen: Disrupting the Media Landscape with Goop
How Leaders Communicate at Work
Sadie Lincoln: Disrupting The Fitness Experience
The Femails from Career Contessa: Season 2 Trailer
Paige Adams-Geller: You've Made It
Amanda Enayati: Managing Anxiety, Managing Yourself
Jill Abramson: Recovery Mode
Christine Hassler: Break on Through (To The Other Side)
Aliza Licht: Leaving Your Mark
Jennifer Romolini: The Power of Odd Jobs and Being Weird
Aditi Javeri Gokhale: Underdogging Your Way To The Top
Ann Shoket: The Ambition Trap
Farnoosh Torabi: Overcoming (Financial) Meltdown
Dr. Zelana Montminy: Why We Meltdown
Autumn Reeser: When You Go High, You Also Go Low
Alli Webb: The Non-Overnight Success
The Femails from Career Contessa: Trailer