221: Alison Cardy on Walking Toward Fear
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Alison Cardy is a career coach who runs an international career coaching team specializing in guiding people through career changes. Her team’s work focuses on that crucial step before job searching: helping you figure out what it is you actually want to be doing with your life. She and her team have guided hundreds of people, in every industry imaginable, to innovative and functional career solutions.
Alison is the author of the 5-star rated, bestseller, Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. Her work has been featured on Monster, Forbes, The Muse, Undercover Recruiter, and The Washington Post.
Playing Small Moment
Alison was so used to following the path her parents put in front of her, that she got stuck in a safe routine. Realizing she had to break out of the cycle, she hopped on the Metro to DC for a solo trip. Once she stepped out of the fear, she looked around and saw it for what it was.
The Wake Up Call
Alison naturally focuses internally. When she transitioned into leading team, she realized things were getting a little rocky. Alison realized there was a blindspot getting in her way and had to refocus.
Style of Leadership
Alison takes care of herself, but is always trying to look at ways she can lift up the people in her world. She wants people to know she is not just in it for her, but them too.
What Are You Excited About?
Alison is excited about her book, “Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career”
Current Business Challenge
Alison enjoys work and sometimes struggles to turn off her work brain in the middle of the night.
Alison actually cares.
Advice For Younger Self
“Keep doing those scary things.”
“Your real life, your whole life is worth getting your heart broken a few thousand times.” ~Martha Beck
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