GOING SOLO

Building Your Own Successful Business After a Late Career Job Loss

Episode 14

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8th Nov 2019

8:00am

Courage to Pursue Your Mission as an Entrepreneur Featuring Brian Califano

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Brian Califano is the co-founder and managing director of Accelerating CFO. 

We discuss:

  • A 10-year burning desire to help small and mid-size companies go through major financial deals [2:42]
  • Recognizing the right moment to stop dividing your time and never look back [6:25]
  • Why it might ring hollow after climbing up the career ladder [8:30]
  • What it takes to proactively make the jump into entrepreneurship [12:57]
  • Why day one of being unemployed could be the most eye-opening experience you ever had [15:29]
  • Being the right person for your next client [18:59]
  • The path to becoming the premier CFO consulting company in the world [21:04]
  • Brian started Accelerating CFO after realizing that there were many entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized companies that needed a finance partner that can assist in managing their business using policies and procedures utilized by Fortune 50 companies. His true passion is to take his vast experience as a senior finance executive and help his clients maximize their net worth.

Learn more about Brian at http://acceleratingcfo.com/LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Episode 13

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1st Nov 2019

8:00am

From Corporate Management to Agency Owner Featuring Sherry Goldman

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Sherry Goldman is president of Goldman Communications Group, an award-winning public relations/marketing communications agency, which she started 22 years ago, after holding senior management positions at several international PR agencies and working in print and broadcast media. 

We discuss:

  • How to stand on your experience and story to build a new identity [3:13]
  • How to stay successful when you feel vulnerable and abandoned [6:23]
  • Relationships that will lead to referrals [10:47]
  • Only you know you: why leaving some things behind closed doors is better for your confidence [14:49]
  • The entrepreneurial spirit: you get what you put in [19:28]
  • The lessons you learn when you lose 90% of your business [22:42]

Goldman Communications Group works with a range of companies (start-ups through Fortune 500 companies), brands, non-profit associations, and their executives, helping them tell their stories and create, communicate, and control their messages, reputations, and value propositions. The agency offers a wide suite of services including strategic counsel; messaging; media relations targeting traditional, social and online media; corporate communications/thought leadership programming; community/industry relations and engagement; reputation management and crisis communications, and new product launches. Sherry is also an adjunct professor in public relations at LIU/Post.

Learn more about Sherry at http://www.goldmanpr.netLinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Episode 12

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25th Oct 2019

8:00am

How to Deal with the Trauma of Job Loss Featuring Ken Gorfinkle

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Ken Gorfinkle is a clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience caring for adults and children with chronic medical illness, mood and anxiety disorders. 

We discuss:

  • A huge financial step over the cliff [3:17]
  • Jumping into entrepreneurship in two stages [4:46]
  • How to turn the loss of colleague contacts into something good [6:04]
  • What to pay attention to when you’ve lost your job [8:55]
  • Basic steps to deal with emotions after a job loss [11:55]
  • Self-assessment as a strategy against ageism [15:26]
  • How to overcome the barriers to becoming a freelance consultant after being an employee for many years [16:38]
  • How to step back on your feet and start bringing in income as quickly as possible [18:58]
  • The real time to evaluate who we are and what matters [22:06]

With his wife, Doris Ullendorff, Ken owns Common Sense Therapy, a unique private psychotherapy practice in New York. After over 25 years working at the bedside of people receiving in-hospital care for cancer, organ transplant, diabetes, congenital birth defects and chronic pain conditions, Ken continues to provide care and support for those with ongoing needs after acute care is in the past. Ken and Doris have developed a broad referral network of psychiatric and medical providers in the New York metropolitan area; clinicians with whom they enjoy a collaborative treatment approach. 

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Episode 11

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18th Oct 2019

8:00am

From Travel Agent to Dynamic Business Growth Catalyst Featuring Rochelle Lisner

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In her company Dynamic Business Growth, Rochelle works with businesses that have reached a level of success and want to ramp it up. They are doing well and would like to continue consistent incremental growth. This means staff needs to be increased and operations revisited. Managing time, budget and resources can often get overwhelming. Success depends on the ability to scale the owner and the key staff.

We discuss:

  • The ripple effect of businesses [2:25]
  • The New York story: Why we need to get business up and running again [5:34]
  • A whisper that got very loud [6:33]
  • Ways to reduce the learning curve by years [9:10]
  • How [not] to frighten yourself out of moving forward [10:45]
  • How to surround yourself with the right people and not let anyone rain on your parade [14:24]
  • You don’t have to get it right, you have to get it started [18:20]
  • Are you story telling or boring telling? [23:23]

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Episode 10

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11th Oct 2019

8:00am

From Litigation Lawyer to Entrepreneur Featuring Tsufit

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After 10 years as a Dean's List litigation lawyer, Tsufit left law for the limelight, performing comedy on national TV and gaining international attention for her debut music CD.

We discuss:

  • The transformation process of going from “practical” to “impractical” [2:15]
  • Step into the spotlight: How to be your own publicist [10:48]
  • How to live the dream, not only sell it [13:49]
  • How to keep moving forward when thoughts are overwhelming you at 3 o’clock in the morning [19:19]


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About the Podcast

GOING SOLO
Building Your Own Successful Business After a Late Career Job Loss
Have you lost your job after 20 or 30 years in your career? Do you feel traumatized and unsure how to go forward? Would you rather work for yourself and have more control over your destiny? You are not alone. In GOING SOLO, we discuss what it’s like to go from being highly skilled and well compensated to unemployment; how to deal with the trauma of late-career job loss; and how to reinvent yourself as an entrepreneur, satisfying your soul and supporting your lifestyle.

About your host

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David Shriner-Cahn

After 28 years as a highly skilled employee, I was told that my job was over. In spite of the immediate trauma and fear, I knew that as my next step, I'd rather work for myself and have more control over my destiny. That was in 2006. Today, I'm a thriving entrepreneur, podcaster and speaker. I guide highly skilled professionals who are recovering from a late career job loss and who yearn to impact the world with their knowledge and creativity by becoming successful entrepreneurs.