Carving Out More Time For Connection With Our People with Career Break Coach and Author Katrina McGhee | EP73

Podcast Description

How much time do you spend with the people who matter to you most?

This could be your partner, your kids, your family, your friends, your community. The answer will probably vary depending on your season of life.

This episode features Katrina McGhee, a career break coach and author of Taking a Career Break for Dummies. Katrina was inspired by her own 20-month career break that involved traveling the world and spending more time with friends and family.

This conversation is such a delight. Community, connection and friendship are massive priorities in my life, and I hope this episode offers inspiration on how to make choices that allow us all to carve out more time to spend with our people.

In this episode you’ll hear about:

  • The American Time Use Survey, which shows trends of how Americans spend their time based on age
  • Katrina’s life-changing career break, how she managed it, and her advice for using a career break to connect with people
  • Non-constructed moments with our people (often facilitated during longer periods of time spent together) instead of curated visits
  • The mind-blowing percentage of people for whom connection is their reason for taking a career break
  • Modern American connections vs. the connections Katrina remembers as a kid and the kinds she saw while traveling abroad (hint: we used to be more serendipitous!)

Resources & Links:

Learn more about Katrina McGhee on her website and check out her book, and learn about the 2022 American Time Use Survey.

Listen to Episode 65, “How Jenna Myhre Deyle Moved Across the Country to Live Closer to Friends.”

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Hi! I'm Alex.

I am just a person who has spent an extraordinary amount of time trying to understand some of the relationships that I hold most dear. I invite you to join in on the conversation below in the comments section below.

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Hi. I'm Alex.

I'm just a gal who cares deeply about community + friendship. Why? Well, I didn't have a healthy support system growing up.

So I built one... out of friends. I believe a healthy support system is the ultimate self-care.

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