Podcasts

Ep. 24: Lawyer to Actor/Comedian- How Kelly…

    If you’ve listened to the podcast, you’ve heard me say (a million times) that you can make a living doing what you want if you take the time to think outside of the box and take advantage of


Ep. 23: Corporate World to Author: How…

    Today we have our first novelist on the show!! Mamta Jain Valderrama received her bachelor's degree in journalism and worked as a healthcare reporter. She went on to get her MBA from USC where s


Ep. 22:  Lawyer & Interior Stylist- How…

    Have you ever felt like you want something more but you don’t know what you should do? Well, if so, this is the episode for you! Sara Rezvanpour Rose is a unicorn full of inspiration and provi


Ep.21: How gratitude can fundamentally change your…

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks!
    This week we're going to do something a little different and, instead of an interview, I'm doing a solo episode. We'll be back with another inspiring i


Ep. 20: How Drew Morgan went from…

    Drew Morgan is a stand-up comic, writer and actor. Drew and his two comedy partners, Trae Crowder and Corey Forrester, wrote the Liberal Redneck Manifesto and tour the country for their WellRED


Ep. 19: Actor, Lawyer, CEO and more:…

    As Inc. reported, “ISAAC  LIDSKY may possess the most eclectic resume in business.” Series regular “Weasel” on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, he graduated from Harvard College at 19


Ep. 18: How Alli & Matt Owen…

    Matt & Alli were both working as engineers, hating their jobs, and yearning for more freedom when they learned about the FIRE community (Financial Independence Retire Early). The premise of FI


Ep. 17: How tragedy helped Christine McAlister…

    We’ve all heard various versions of the same story: Someone experiences a life-threatening illness or near-death experience which immediately puts into perspective what is actually important i


Ep.16: How Ann Masciarotte turned her passion…

    Today’s conversation with Ann Masciarotte is so important!! On this podcast, I’ve talked a lot about the fact that in today’s world, with the internet, you can really create a business out


Ep. 15: How Lauretta Ihonor quit numerous…

    So many of the people that I talk to that feel stuck and want to quit have the same fear: What if I quit this stable career and the next thing I try doesn’t work out? Or, even if it does work


Ep. 14: How David Lat went from…

    I cannot tell you guys how excited I am to have David Lat on the show! My lawyer friends will understand but to give my non-lawyer friends a bit more background, David is the editor at large and


Ep. 13: How to grow any business…

    I want this podcast to not just be inspirational stories about how people made the big leap (though I do love those episodes) but also practical resources to help you make the big leap too. And


Ep. 12: How Nick J. Murphy never…

    Today we had our first professional athlete! Nick J. Murphy started out his career as a punter in the NFL until 2005. After leaving the NFL and finding a void in the job application process, Nic


Ep. 11: How Pleasance Silicki navigated multiple…

    Pleasance Silicki has had 2 major career transitions. But as you’ll see from the interview today, each career she’s had has put her on the path to the next thing. So what was her journey? We


Ep. 10: How Steve McCready made the…

    Today we got to talk to Steve about how he made the jump from systems engineer in IT to being a therapist.
    Steve McCready got his BA from Brown University in American Studies.


Ep. 09: How Laurie Rowen Disrupted the…

 

    Laurie Rowen received her law degree from USD Law in 2004 and went on to have a successful career as a litigator at the prestigious firm of Snell & Wilmer. After having her first daugh


Ep. 08: How Maria Granovsky made the…

Maria Granovsky knows exactly what it takes to quit and start something new because she quit her profession not once but twice! Maria got her Ph.D. in medical and molecular genetics from the Universit


Ep. 07: How to create a business…

    Jenny Berk received her Master’s degree in Psychology and Education and is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor, International Speaker, and best selling author of the new rel


Ep. 06: Why you don’t need passion…

    I love this conversation with Pye! It was such a raw and in-depth conversation about the illusion of stability, the origin of most people’s fears, and the importance of developing a learning m


Ep. 05: How Melissa Wolak made the…

We had such an interesting conversation with Melissa Wolak about how you can take all of the skills from your career and turn it into a business that you love. What is even more helpful is that Meliss


Ep. 04- How Sarah Williams went from…

We got the chance to talk to the inspiring Sarah Williams about her incredible journey and all the exciting things she is doing. After working in finance for 8 years, Sarah quit her city job and sp


Ep. 03- How being fired as a…

Erin received her law degree from UC Berkeley in 2008 and worked as a lawyer for one year before she was fired. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Erin decided to take a leap of faith and p


Ep. 02- How Steve Trang Quit Engineering…

Today, we get to talk to Steve Trang about how he made the (rather quick) jump from electrical engineer to real estate agent and how he’s grown in that role ever since. Steve started out his car


Ep. 01- How Kaveh Mostafavi went from…

Today we got to talk to Kaveh Mostafavi, the founder and CEO of EcoCare Supply, a wholesale distribution firm focused on sustainable products and systems. EcoCare is one of the nation’s fastest grow


Episode 00- Welcome! Get to know Goli…

Hi there!! Welcome to the first ever episode of Lessons from a Quitter. I’m so excited (and equally terrified) to put this out there. I hope you enjoy the show and stick around for all the exciting