Episodes

October 25, 2021

Catherine talks to Sarah about her own impromptu career plan

From an accidental start as a computer network engineer, through almost two decades as a software developer, with a wonderful pivot to being a storytelling guru, Sarah feels that she's now in a place where she has done a pret...

October 18, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with networking expert, author Kelly Hoey

In the process of living her own impromptu career game plan from attorney to law firm manager to founder of a start-up accelerator fund, Kelly realized that her superpower was actually networking and understanding how to use ...

October 11, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Kevin Finke, Chief Experience Officer at Experience Willow

Kevin has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential in the Experience Industry and an HR Executive Rising Star. While he didn't get here by career pivots, it did involve a journey of self-discovery and reflection...

October 04, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with Sam Palazzolo business investor & transformer

Sam comes from a long line of accountants, including his sheep counting great-grandfather in Italy. So a career as an accountant seemed to make sense initially. But through multiple pivots and re-inventions of himself, Sam ha...

September 20, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Bruna de Palo a neuroscience-based Executive Coach,

While questioning her own career choice in IT, Bruna had the epiphany that she'd been trying to make a career change based on thinking about only her past job experiences or by focusing solely on what she was passionate about...

September 12, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Charlotte, a packaging designer trying to find a new crafty career

After a long and successful career in packaging design, Charlotte found herself burned out and suddenly dealing with breast cancer. She knew she needed to find more work-life balance and has spent the last few years trying to...

September 06, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to David Coleman, Program Administrator at The Refugee Employment Partnership

Kicking off season two, we talk to David who had a long and successful media and marketing career. He now runs a non-profit, the Refugee Employment Partnership, and finds it to be the most meaningful work he's ever done.

July 26, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Theo Hovey, a Family Service Counselor at the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery

After a career full of twists and turns, Theo has found a truly meaningful career as a Family Service Counselor at the famous funeral home and cemetery, Hollywood Forever. The cemetery is the final resting place of hundreds ...

July 19, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk....to each other about the #GreatResignation

We've been finding the topic of the #GreatResignation so fascinating and relevant to The Impromptu Game Plan, that we decided to devote an episode to discussing it. We consider whether a better name for this is the Great Refr...

July 05, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to tech adventurer Niko Pipaloff

This week, we chat with Niko about courageously making bold career and life choices. After years of working as a tech consultant for large companies, Niko has found that the way to align his strengths and experiences around t...

July 05, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Alyssa Calhoun about finding her purpose in a finance career

This week we talk with Alyssa, a career adjuster. After COVID lockdown caused her to reassess her career and work-life balance, Alyssa became part of the #greatresignation. She found a career as a personal financial advisor...

June 28, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to the irrepressible Philip Wilton, The Urban Cheese Maker

We chat with Philip about creating a more meaningful and fun career with his partner Keith, cheese making, and learning to dance like Beyoncé. We laughed so much, our faces were hurting by the end of recording the podcast. ...

June 21, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Nikki Swan, of https://www.mindfulswan.com/

Nikki Swan talks to The Impromptu Game Plan about how her search for a more meaningful, creative career took some twists and turns before she realized that the perfect alignment of her strengths, experiences, values, and pass...

June 14, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to facilitator, trainer & coach, Bruce Rowling

The Impromptu Game Plan talks to our dear friend, and long-time collaborator Bruce Rowling. Catherine & Sarah first met Bruce when we hired Bruce to teach drawing to the participants in the leadership development program we w...

June 07, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with Dave Ford, founder of the Oceans Plastics Leadership Network

Dave Ford talks to The Impromptu Game Plan about how he accidentally became an environmentalist while trying to find more meaning in his career. He now runs the Oceans Plastic Leadership Network, which works with environment...

May 31, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Ian Duncan, Brand & Marketing Strategist

Ian Duncan talks to The Impromptu Game Plan about his 35-year career as a Brand & Marketing Strategist, redefining all his roles to be more interesting and finding his purpose within the corporate world by helping organizatio...

May 23, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Eric Feinstein, creator of Otocast, the mobile audio guide

After many years in the corporate world (plus a stint as a baker of scones), Eric finally aligned his experiences, strengths, and passion for technology and innovation with his values and started his own company, Otocast, th...

May 17, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to Ken, James Spader hand-double

We chat with Ken Yuille, who has gone from small business owner in Australia to James Spader's hand-double in NYC in order to support his wife Jane's career. Ken has become a career explorer, open to opportunities, not ready...

May 10, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with Geesha Tuerk of the sustainable Sri Lankan food business, Kanna Kanna

After a lifetime of corporate roles that rarely brought her joy and work-life balance, Geesha has found a way to align her strengths, passions, and values to create a sustainable Sri Lankan food services business in Germany. ...

May 03, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with Krishna Sudhir, Cardiologist, writer, educator, Hollywood producer....the list goes on

We chat with Krishna, Cardiologist, VP at Abbot Vascular, Ted-ED speaker, author of YA fiction, & now beginning his new side-career as a movie executive producer. Where does he find the time and energy? Krishna is another gr...

April 21, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with Andy Woodfield, PwC partner, but so much more...

We talk to Andy Woodfield about how he's managed to align his passions, strengths, and values within the day job. Andy talks to us about showing up authentically in his life and career (and helping others do the same), becom...

April 14, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with Suzanne Snowden, Ninja Planter & founder of Message Consulting Ltd

In this episode, we talk to Suzanne who has happily turned her back on the corporate 9-5 but has never been busier...or happier. We also coin the phrase Ninja Planter. Tune in to find out more

April 07, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk with Adam Kaveney, Co-founder and Creative Partner, Simple Revolution

The Impromptu Game Plan isn’t about landing your next big job, rather it’s about reflecting on your next career or life pivot. They might end up being the same thing, but they’re often not. In this episode, we talk to Adam Ka...

April 01, 2021

Catherine & Sarah talk to 20-year old college student Anya

We know that millennials crave more purpose from their careers and lives. They don’t want to do what their parents and grandparents did: be content to start on the bottom rung of a safe job for a stable company and work 9-5 i...