EP #349: Take a Midlife Career Break and Build a Richer Life with Katrina McGee


What You’ll Learn from this Episode About Taking a Midlife Career Break and Building a Richer Life with Katrina McGee:

  • What it’s like to take a midlife career break or sabbatical in your career for a richer life and more happiness.
  • Why it’s important to bust the stigma around taking a break in your career.
  • What the difference is between a career break and a sabbatical.
  • Why thinking of rest as something productive is good for your health.
  • What the experience of writing a book with a publisher is like.
  • Why strategic career seeds can be planted so that your credibility builds slowly over time.
  • Why it’s important to recognize and believe that you’re actually on the right path, even when you aren’t sure what you want.
  • Why a break isn’t the be-all and end-all, but is a catalyst for a change.
  • Why you need to understand that you can’t get bogged down in the “how.”
  • Why you should consider the cost of not taking a break as well as taking a break.

Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle Podcast

Today’s podcast episode is about how you can take a midlife career break and build a richer life…now…as part of your happiness plan.

My guest today is Katrina McGhee.  Katrina is a Career Break and Sabbatical Expert and the author of the best-seller, Taking a Career Break for Dummies (2024.)

As a certified master coach with an MBA, Katrina empowers mid-career professionals to create transformative and daring breaks, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

Her clients return from their breaks recharged, inspired, happily employed, and forever changed. On their time off, her 70+ clients have traveled the world, launched a business, changed careers, and more.

Katrina’s work was inspired by her own 20-month career break where she saved $40,000 in just 18 months to quit her corporate job to travel the world. She’s now an enthusiastic world traveler and digital nomad. Her advice on career breaks, money, and travel has been shared across various outlets including Forbes, Smarter Travel, Thrive Global, and Yahoo.

You’re going to love hearing Katrina’s message. You’ll easily be able to apply it to your thoughts about life in general too, with the way you think about being productive, being busy, and resting, for example. Buckle up girlfriend – there’s a lot to this interview!

Please enjoy this episode!

Featured in this Episode:

Women in the Middle Podcast, Ep 71: https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-71-how-to-take-a-seemingly-impossible-career-break-with-katrina-mcghee/

Suzy’s MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Moment: Podcast: https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/do-what-you-love/

Suzy’s MoMA Moment: Blog: https://suzyrosenstein.com/blog/midlife-moma/


Connect with Katrina McGhee:

Book: Taking a Career Break for Dummies  http://www.kmcgheecoaching.com/book

Free gift: 45 Epic Things To Do on a Career Break  https://www.kmcgheecoaching.com/45things


Women in the Middle Podcast:

Women in the Middle Podcast: Women in the Middle BLOG: How to Get Unstuck & Be Happier in Midlife – Free Midlife Training: https://suzyrosenstein.com/blog/how-to-get-unstuck-be-happier-in-midlife/


Connect with Suzy

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