Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Career Change Agent, Sara McArdle. The show features inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and momentum they needed to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment. We hope you'll see just how many before you have GONE for it—and they're eternally grateful that they took the risk!


On Women Who Went for It!, courageous women share how they:

  • Recognized which new career that was right for them.

  • Mustered the courage to take the leap.

  • Handled their finances to make the transition possible.

  • Persisted, despite uncertainties.

  • Responded to voices of skepticism.

  • Found support and guidance.

  • Turned to books, podcasts and classes for ideas and inspiration.

  • Built up confidence.

  • ...and more!

Women Who Went for It! isn't just ear candy; it offers access to the collective wisdom, tips and advice from women who've gone before you—and from professional Career Change Agent and Life Coach, Sara McArdle.


EPISODE 055 | From Educator to Monthly Subscription Box Creator with Sharon Podobnik Peterson

January 5, 2020


In this episode, Sara talks with Sharon Podobnik Peterson about her journey from educator to monthly subscription box creator and executive leadership coach. Sharon chats about growing up in poverty and over-achieving to stay safe, about experiencing a breakdown during her honeymoon that led her to make big changes in her career path, and talks about how she is still figuring out her own style of work / life balance and figuring out what to say "yes" vs. "no" to. Today, Sharon not only owns Go Love Yourself Box, the #1 rated subscription box for personal growth, but she's also a leadership coach, speaker, writer, business owner, and professor of education at Johns Hopkins University.

EPISODE 001 | Podcast Introduction and Sara's Personal Story (that's me!)

In this very first episode of Women Who Went for It!, Sara outlines her own story of career transformation and shares her intentions, hopes and dreams for the podcast: to help give you the clarity, courage and motivation you need to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment.

Sara McArdle coaches women to find work that delights and energizes them, and aligns with their purpose. Sara wasn't born with an obvious "calling.” In fact, while she knew when she started working as a professional graphic designer that something was missing, she waited 20 years to make a change. In 2013, she began practicing NVC—a discipline that helps people transform negative self-talk, identify what matters most to them and take steps toward a more wonderful life. Her experience of empowering herself and others was so transformative and inspiring that she pursued a Whole Person Coach® certification and launched a business to help women recognize and make the most of their unique gifts, and—like her—spend the rest of their lives doing work they’re madly in love with.


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