How do things REALLY turn out when you make the brave decision to relaunch your career? Do things actually end up working out? Or does leaving behind a stable career end up coming back to bite you? In this very special 50th episode of Career Relaunch, I’m excited to welcome back Kelly Cara to the show. Kelly was my very first guest when this podcast launched back in Sept 2016, and she was voted by listeners as the guest they most wanted to hear from again.
We’re going to check in with her to hear how things have actually turned out for her since she made the decision to leave her job behind as an educational researcher in Springfield, Missouri to become a nutrition researcher, educator, and health-supportive chef in Austin, Texas after finishing culinary school. We’ll talk about doing work you love, the impact of money on your choices, and when to move onto the next chapter of your career . . . even if you’ve just recently made a change.
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During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I challenged you to reflect on one of the ideas you’ve been thinking about pursuing and really reflect what sort of benefit it could have on your career, life, and people in your life. Make a list of the potential impact it could realistically have on your physical health, your mental health, your family life, your personal & professional growth, even your friendships.And there may be some negatives.
Kelly Cara is a nutrition researcher, educator, and health-supportive chef passionate about promoting whole-person health and wellness through nutrition and lifestyle habits. She’s currently pursuing a graduate degree at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy where her main research interests involve the impact of food processing – from raw foods to ultra-processed foods – on overall health. Kelly is a contributor to the Friedman Sprout online newspaper where her articles highlight the challenges of accessing and choosing nutritious and health-promoting foods. She is dedicated to environmentally responsible and humane living, sustainability, and generosity.
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