Oct 26, 2017
One of my favorite topics is
self-reinvention — the idea that we can create who we want to be
next, and not only that we can but that we should. It’s a sign of an awake, connected, learning
So, I invited my friend Edie
Berg to talk about this topic. She’s a fellow podcaster and the
founder of The Strong Women’s Club. She lives in Israel, and she
and I have connected around this concept of being really fluid in
our careers. That’s the main chunk of what we discuss in this
episode, and you’ll hear about how Edie has taken experiences
between jobs into new versions of her business.
As you listen, I want you to
really think about who and what you want to become next. Can you be
more fluid? Can you allow yourself to be Plastic Person so that who
you’ve been in the past can be a toolkit that gently informs, but
doesn’t determine, who you’re going to become next?
I rap with Edie Berg about developing your leadership
it means to transition niches
flexibility of character makes identity evolution
it’s okay — and even an advantage — to switch careers or life paths
as many times as you want to
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
how to translate your skill set to apply it to any role or life
change you’re interested in
out how to recognize when you’re no longer excited about your
career or what you do each day and formulate a plan for
how to make yourself available to what you’re interested in and
learn easy ways to get started in being open to change
— It’s okay to take big leaps in your career and switch to
something completely different. When you decide to make a
transition to become the next version of yourself, there are many
benefits to taking on a totally new role that fits with your
shifting personality and your desires.
— Edie tracks her global career journey from physical therapy
management to private catering to managing a prestigious
cybersecurity company to starting The Strong Women’s Club, which
she’s focusing on now.
— Sometimes fluidity in a career path is forced on women because of
their life cycle and having children. Edie discusses how women seem
to naturally accept and fall into this fluidity, but as career
demands change, more men are using this opportunity and becoming
more connected with family life, too. Barriers are dropping en
masse in this day and age.
— It’s important to start opening yourself up to new choices. Take
a fraction of what you want to do and start doing it. Edie
discusses several ways to start helping yourself get excited about
making the changes you know you need to wake up with a smile on
your face and the knowledge that you’re enjoying life.
— Ask yourself what you’d rather be doing. Write down your answers.
Block out time on your calendar to begin pursuing them. This is
your starting point for your transition.
— You don’t have to be a natural leader to start leading. It’s
something you can learn, and it’s attainable. You can be a leader
of a different type of person. It doesn’t matter who you are; it’s
a process, and ambition is what’s important. Try hanging around
ambitious people to start awakening your own ambition.
- “You’re a different person when you’re 25 years
old or when you’re 45 years old — and all the time.” –Edie
- “Whatever you need, you learn it as you grow.”
open to opportunities that are kind of scary — the unknown. It
definitely makes for a good time.” –Edie Berg
lives should be interesting. And if they’re not, we’ve got to take
control of what is interesting next.” –Cate Stillman
can’t just quit your job and start something new because you feel
like it. It takes a lot of planning and knowing yourself better and
better as time goes on.” –Edie Berg
if what I want to do is what the universe wants me to do?” –Cate
- “Women leaders in all different fields have an
inner strength that is unshakeable.” –Edie Berg
Founder and CEO of The Strong Women's Club:
Podcast | Summits | Masterminds. Based in Israel, Edie empowers
women locally and globally.
Physical Therapist / Speaker / Consultant.
Founder and Producer of The Strong Jewish Women's Summit.
Edie helps women in Israel connect and build their sports-based
businesses, with local and global mastermind events.
Edie is a consultant to businesses who know that their
employees' health and wellness are key to the company's