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Managing change during uncertain times with Michael Diettrich-Chastain

Managing change during uncertain times with Michael Diettrich-Chastain

April 5, 2020

There has never been a better time to talk about managing change. There's no doubt we are all facing significant change as we adapt to new routines, quarantine, potential job loss, sick friends and family, fear of what's coming next, and how to get through each day with our sanity in tact.

In this episode we bring on Michael Diettrich-Chastain, the founder and CEO of Arc Integrated, an Organizational Consulting and Professional Coaching practice in Asheville, NC. Through a focus on change management, emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness, Arc Integrated empowers individuals and organizations to achieve optimum performance in their work and life.

In this episode, we dig into:

-How to handle change during an incredibly uncertain time

-The 7 components of change and how each is connected to the others

-Why the people we surround ourselves with can make or break our growth

-Balancing how much time you put into managing your strengths vs. weaknesses

-The impact COVID-19 is having on our social worlds and how to navigate

Michael also offers listeners a great freebie at the end of the episode!


Connect with Michael on social & website -






 Michael’s Book – www.thechangesbook.com

Michael’s Card Deck – https://www.arcintegrated.com/cards/

You can also find us on Instagram at @entrylevelpodcast

Coronavirus impact on the service industry with Lizzie Havoc

Coronavirus impact on the service industry with Lizzie Havoc

March 28, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has quickly escalated across the country, we've seen certain industries be impacted particularly hard. One of which is the service industry. As many of us mourn the loss of our favorite restaurants and bars, the loss is felt greatest by those whose livelihood depends on it. Join us as we talk to Boston bar legend, Lizzie Havoc, General Manager and bartender at the Avenue Bar & Grill in Allston, as we talk about:

  • How this all has played out for herself and her staff
  • Ways in which the community has already stepped up to help out
  • The launch of "Bartending in Sweatpants"
  • The difference between leaders who care most about people vs. profits
  • Navigating the challenges of applying for unemployment right now
  • What the community can do to help those in the service industry get through this tough time

If you'd like to donate to support the Avenue staff, you can venmo at: @Lizzie-Havoc

Coronavirus: Exposure to the Virus & Creating Community Amidst Chaos

Coronavirus: Exposure to the Virus & Creating Community Amidst Chaos

March 21, 2020

In the second episode of the Corona Chronicles, we talk about 2 key topics: what it's like being exposed to the virus and forced into quarantine and how organizations are shifting into virtual mode to keep engagement high.

Have you ever thought about how much of what you do each day can be translated into the virtual world? We're finding out! Sarah talks about how her company is moving everything virtual, from yoga classes and breath-work to educational lessons for kids to happy hours. In addition to keeping the business moving, how can companies make sure their employees are staying physically and emotionally well during this crazy time?

Lindsay also digs into what it's like to find out you have been exposed to the virus in the work environment. Have you found out you've been exposed - how did you manage?

And finally, we debate how many drinks a day is too many in the new world we live in.

Join us!!

Coronavirus Pandemic in Boston: Navigating a new personal & professional world

Coronavirus Pandemic in Boston: Navigating a new personal & professional world

March 18, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic accelerates in the United States, we wanted to take the chance to talk about what all of this looks and feels like. These are unprecedented times and navigating through it will require all of us to come together and work together like never before. 

In this first Corona Chronicles episode, we discuss:

  • How the virus has evolved in the last few weeks and months - and what made us take it seriously
  • What the impact has looked like for our jobs
  • What it's been like working as an event marketer during this process
  • The #CancelEverything movement and importance
  • What it means to flatten the curve
  • How we've seen the community step up in various ways
  • Adjusting to working remotely 100% of the time
  • The early days of self-isolation
  • What we're stocking up on for quarantine (HINT: it's not TP)

We will continue this series over the coming days as an opportunity to discuss how our world is adapting and changing in the face of a pandemic. This is going to have lasting ripple effects on our careers and the economy and we plan to bring on a variety of perspectives to talk about it. Join us!  

How social media has helped or hurt our careers in the last decade

How social media has helped or hurt our careers in the last decade

December 22, 2019

We're just a few days away from a new decade! Has the last decade gone as fast for you as it has for us? We thought it was a good time to start our series on social media by reflecting on the evolution of social media since our college days. 

We look back on the days when the only platform was Facebook and the only people on it were our friends in college. The quality of your photos were irrelevant. What mattered was the memories made and who had the best album caption. 

We also talk about:

-What it was like to be the first generation on social media

-How we use social media for personal branding

-Why Lindsay despises Facebook

-Why perception is everything on social media

-How and why social media has shifted from mostly personal memories to mostly vanity/business

-How to be proactive about having the presence you want

And since it's the holiday season, we close with an important topic: best holiday movies!

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Elle Woods in real life: Navigating the path to partner with Morgan Nighan

Elle Woods in real life: Navigating the path to partner with Morgan Nighan

November 21, 2019

Did you ever consider becoming a lawyer as a potential career path? For the majority of us, it was one of those flashy careers that we all considered at some point. Maybe inspired by Elle Woods from Legally Blonde circa 2001 or because we were told we'd be good at it due to our debate skills. But very few of us ever actually pursued it - and even fewer were successful enough to make partner in a law firm by their early 30's. This is why we were excited to interview Morgan Nighan!

Morgan is partner-elect at her MA-based law firm and we got to walk through the experiences she went through to get to this notable career milestone.

We talk about:

-Why being a lawyer was always the career choice for Morgan 

-What it was like juggling school and studying for the LSATs

-The hardest part of law school - and what made Morgan feel at home 

-The interview process to become an associate

-What set her apart on the path to partner

-How she took advantage of opportunities that others saw as setbacks

And so much more! And yes, after completion of this interview, we did watch Legally Blonde! 

INTERVIEWING 101 for that first (or 5th) job

INTERVIEWING 101 for that first (or 5th) job

October 6, 2019

Prepping for a job interview can be daunting and there are so many variations. Is it an internal interview or a new company? Is it an entry level position or more advanced? Is it early in the process or in the final stages? Is it 1x1 or a panel? In this episode, we talk about how to prepare for these different types of interviews and our experiences (both good and bad!) in the last 10 years of our careers.

We wrap up with our LEASET favorite interview questions of all time. 

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How Passive Income Allowed Rachel Richards to Retire before 30

How Passive Income Allowed Rachel Richards to Retire before 30

August 20, 2019

Rachel is in her late 20's and just put her 2-week notice in at work to officially RETIRE. Crazy, right??We're very excited to have Rachel back for another episode! You may remember her from earlier this year when she came on to talk about budgeting, debt reduction, and investing 101. These are all key topics for anyone in the first 10 years of their career as you learn how to manage your money.

Once you get the basics down, the next step is to think about how you can start generating passive income. The money you make in your 9-5 is your "active" income because it requires you to physically be there to make money, but there is a significant opportunity for you to start generating passive income as well. Think making money from a blog, course, book, rental properties or investments.

Rachel dives into what passive income is, how to start generating it, and how it allowed her to retire before 30. Check it out!

Also check out Rachel's previous episodes: 

Getting your Financial Sh$t Together (Part 1)

Getting your Financial Sh$t Together (Part 2)




July 8, 2019

Sexual harassment in the workplace - and beyond - is widespread, with studies estimating that anywhere from almost a quarter to more than eight in ten women experience it in their lifetimes.

In this episode, we tackle:

-What sexual harassment looks (and feels) like 

-Why it's important to go with your gut in most situations

-What forms of sexual harassment we've experienced in our early careers

-How we've dealt with these experiences 

-How we put boundaries in place to limit exposure

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LADY BACKPACKS: Yay or Nay? (Fast Five)

LADY BACKPACKS: Yay or Nay? (Fast Five)

June 26, 2019

The latest trend for professional women has been around the lady backpack. In this Fast Five, we discuss pros/cons to using backpacks for work and whether we've adopted the trend ourselves (or plan to). What are your thoughts on the lady backpack? Or, if you're a guy, do you use a backpack, bag or briefcase for work??


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