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Destination Unknown: a field guide
13 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
The Expansive Power of Your Voice
Join Linda as she talks with Nina Goswami (@NinaTheScoop) of the BBC about the life-changing power available to those willing to trust their own voices. Learn about Nina's groundbreaking work with the BBC's 50/50 Project and its impact on bringing the voices of underrepresented populations into the newsroom. Discover the connection between confidence and voice, and how to identify the barriers that impede the use of our voices. Learn how you can become a new voice with the BBC! Don't miss this incredibly inspiring and practical episode. Listen now.
11 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The Miracle of Transition
Join Linda as she talks with Katie Mahon and Joan Luise Hill, authors of The Miracle Collectors, about the courage of engaging our voices and saying yes to who we are. Learn about the importance of connections and the role they play as we navigate empty nests, invasive breast cancer, and other life altering circumstances. Discover what Katie and Joan learned about seeing the common in an uncommon way, and how to find the courage to give voice to our own stories. Part 1 in a two-part series. An uplifting 10-minute investment of your time! Listen now.
11 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Courage to Expand Who We Are!
Join Linda and Elise Buie, family law attorney, as they discuss major life changes and the courage to be more. Learn how Elise navigated multiple transitions, including Hurricane Katrina, geographic moves, serious illness, and her own divorce and remarriage. Discover the gifts available to those who are willing to shift their assumptions about who we are! Don't miss this 10-minute episode of courage, honesty, and personal victory!
13 minutes | May 13, 2021
Transition Is an Opportunity for More
Join Linda and Kavita Ahuja, founder of the Power Purpose Play community, as they talk about midlife reinvention. Discover the magic that can emerge when we trust the little voice inside, a voice that gave Kavita a sense that there was more for her after a successful twenty-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn about how the body messages us when we're off course and all the unexpected benefits of transitioning, including positivity, increased confidence, greater self-awareness, and fulfillment. Is it your turn to explore what more there is for you? Don't miss this 12-minute episode.
11 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
The Courage to Rethink Our Labels
Join Linda and Elizabeth MacWhinnie, instructional designer and lay minister, as they talk about navigating transition in the face of two simultaneous HUGE triggers. Discover how new superpowers emerge from grappling with being alone and from addressing labels that no longer fit. Learn how Elizabeth's courage led her to rethink her identity and uncover the essence of her tremendous skills. In the end, Elizabeth's courage inspired her to re-examine her connections to herself and others, a path that continues to pay boundaryless dividends. Don't miss this 11-minute episode.
11 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Identity's Unplanned Shifts and the Courage of Transition
Join Linda and Massachusetts State Senator Cindy Friedman as they talk about life's identity shifts and finding your voice through multiple transitions. Learn about Cindy's journey from teaching to engineering to politics, the unplanned nature of transition, how her voice has changed. Discover the incredible opportunity hidden in important changes. Don't miss this conversation about courage, redefinition, and authentic voices. Listen NOW!
14 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Emotions, Vulnerability, and Expanding Possibilities
Join Linda and Esther Crawford, CEO of Squad, which was recently acquired by Twitter, as they talk about the emotional toll of life's pivots and the enduring possibilities that emerge from vulnerability. Learn about 'Day Zero', the importance of connections, and the promise hidden in letting go of beliefs, ways of being, and those who no longer nourish you. Don't miss this conversation of hope and expansion! Listen NOW!
13 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Growing Through Transition
Join Linda and Stacey Freeman, an entrepreneur and life-change veteran, as they talk growing beyond self-doubt and the emotions that accompany transition. Learn how staying open to life’s shifts - including divorce, co-parenting, entrepreneurship, and loss - can serve as reinforcement in the face of naysayers. Discover how periods of anxiety and mourning can become cornerstones for renewed thinking and reinvention. Don't miss this 12-minute episode. Listen NOW.
12 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Have you ever had that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something wasn't right? Join Linda and midlife courage coach Sheree Clark as they talk about those moments and what to do about them! Learn about the protective responses we all deploy - like keeping busy, busy - to distract ourselves from important choices. Discover what happens when those around us fail to post when we need them most. Most of all, enjoy hearing about the invaluable gifts that await those who transition. Don't miss this one! Only 12 minutes. Listen now.
13 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
What do you have in common with a Nobel Prize Recipient?
Join Linda and Ouided Bouchamaoui, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Tunisia following the Arab Spring, as they talk about transition on a national stage and in our own lives. Learn about the importance of trusting ourselves, having dreams, and taking one step at a time. Great messages as we begin 2021! Don’t miss this extraordinary 12-minute conversation as you prepare for the year ahead!
15 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
A Season for Transition and Renewal
Join Linda for a special episode featuring her recent Women's Exchange talk on Transition and Renewal! Linda shares her personal journey while debunking common misperceptions about transition and renewal. Learn about opportunity of transition and the emotions that accompany us on the journey. Leave with a few ideas for must-have's as we enter a New Year and choose to bring more of who we are forward. Don’t miss this 15-minute episode!
14 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Redefining Ourselves in Transition
Join Linda and Robin Nelson, a biological anthropologist and professor at Santa Clara University, as they talk about transition in the many - and sometimes conflicting - facets of our lives. They discuss risk and how it expresses itself as we consider major life changes, like moving cross-country, becoming a parent, or reevaluating our career. Our willingness to explore who we are, and accepting others in the process, help us turn a moment of uncertainty into something much more! Listen to learn more about the one non-negotiable in all this: the community that surrounds us! Don’t miss this 13-minute episode.
13 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
The Big Shift: Our Identity
Join Linda and Bruce Howell, accessibility services manager at the Carroll Center for the Blind, as they discuss what may be the most important, and the most difficult, part of transition - the shift in our identity. Bruce shares wisdom from a 16-year journey through loss, fear, and hope as he embraced new possibilities for himself and his sense of worth. Bruce and Linda talk about how we let go and step towards something unknown. Learn how we can use our own agency to make necessary and sustainable changes in our lives! Don’t miss this 13-minute episode.
11 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
The Transition to Motherhood
Join Linda and Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, a clinical psychologist and author of the upcoming book, Mom Brain, as they talk about the challenges of crafting new identities during all stages of our lives. Dr. DiMarco and Linda explore the chronic stressors of motherhood and strategies moms deploy in response. Learn about the surprising shift in priorities that drives so much of our experience as parents and as those who pursue transition. Learn how cognitive behavioral therapy can refocus us in the present and help us connect with children and ourselves in entirely new ways! Don’t miss this 11-minute boost. Listen now.
14 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Trusting Yourself in Transition
Join Linda and Maia Bittner, entrepreneur and start-up founder, as they talk about listening to ourselves in transition. Maia pursued her passion and made the difficult choice to step away from something very important to her and to those around her. Linda and Maia explore what it means to move away from external models of success and from the expectations that others impose on us. Find out what it takes to trust yourself! A powerful 13-minute episode. Listen now!
15 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Bringing Your Whole Self to Transition
Join Linda and June Angelides, a venture capitalist, parent, and entrepreneur, as they talk about transition with its dips in confidence, its need for self-reflection, and its transformative powers. June shares unexpected milestones like a new sense of purpose and the need to do things differently. Listen to how June turned a loss of self into a greater connection to her community and to those she loves. Linda and June share tips for how to access your creative energy and sense of purpose! Don't miss this powerful 14-minute episode!
12 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
When Our Expectations Become Undone
Join Linda and Harvard Business School Prof. Laura Huang as they talk about those times in our lives when we see a gap between our expectations and our lived experience. These gaps prompt decisions that can be terrifying and empowering. We touch on transitions in career, culture, and language and what you can do about them. Don't miss this 12-minute episode!
12 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Transition: Pushing Through Our Fear
Join Linda and Parul Singh, a venture capitalist, startup veteran, engineer and parent, as they talk about leaning into the fear that cloaks our desire to move away from something familiar. Your 'familiar' can be a comfortable job, a relationship, something about your health/well-being, or more. Learn how other people's expectations and our desire for safety slow us down and can limit us from being driven by the promise of something great. Linda and Parul share tips for making the choice to transition during uncertain times - including pandemics - when our fear takes on broader and even more complex dimensions. Don't miss this 12-minute episode!
13 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Geographic Transitions: Secrets and Strategies
Join Linda and Rachel Leng, an entrepreneur, investment manager and former Miss Singapore, as they explore the life-changing and stressful transitions of moving and starting new careers. They talk about waning confidence and how to find the courage necessary to handle all of the unknowns associated with new places, new cultures and new relationships. Rachel shares invaluable advice for getting your feet on the ground after a big move and an important point of view on how to heal ourselves in painful moments. Don't miss this 12-minute power episode.
13 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
When Stopping Means Succeeding
Join Linda and writer/therapist Kathleen Smith as they explore moving forward in the presence of anxiety. They talk about how transition is in conflict with our hard-wired desire to get everything back to normal in uncertain times, even in a pandemic! Together we discuss Kathleen's mother's death, her many career reboots, and what it takes to ask ourselves good questions that draw out the fullness of who we are. Don't miss our 12-minute power episode!
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