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Line of Work

Line of Work

By Sarah Ohlson
Line of Work is a show about people who (really) like their jobs. Each episode, I'll interview an expert from a different industry. Together, we deep dive into their professional journey, the decisions behind its transitions, and what gets them excited to go to work every single day.

The world (and the job market) has turned upside down this year. If you’re like me, you might be feeling a little lost. I started this show to learn from people who've found longevity and satisfaction in their careers - and explore just how many paths there are to finding fulfillment in what you do for a living.
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Finance with Ronit Walny
In Episode 5, I’m joined by Ronit Walny, an accomplished investment strategist and product manager who has worked in finance for the last 25 years. We chat about how she got hooked on finance, what it’s like working in a male-dominated field, and what she looks for in new career opportunities.
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November 26, 2020
Product Management with B. Pagels-Minor
In this episode, I sat down with B. Pagels-Minor to chat about their work as a technology product manager and social change leader. We talk through their experiences graduating into the Great Recession, why they pursued a higher education, and how their identity as a trans non-binary lesbian has and hasn’t affected their work life. Learn more about B. on their website. Or, keep up with them on LinkedIn.
34:11
November 18, 2020
Management Consulting with Dan Chow
In this episode, I’m joined by Dan Chow to talk about consulting. Dan spent 28 years working in management, strategy, and technology consulting, though he now works for the Kellogg School of Management helping to design and lead the executive education program there. We chat about his path through the industry, the pros and cons of business school, and why he decided to take time off to go to culinary school.
35:25
November 11, 2020
Government & Politics with Rep. Ann Williams
In this episode, I sat down with Illinois Representative Ann Williams, who is currently serving her fifth (soon to be sixth!) term as State Representative of the 11th District on Chicago’s North Side. We chat about her path from law school through nearly every role possible in the world of state government in Illinois. Talk about an expert! We also discuss some of her current priorities in the General Assembly, including spearheading the Clean Energy Jobs Act, and touch on some of the many ways to get involved in government and politics, no matter what you're passionate about.
32:13
October 28, 2020
Clinical Psychology with Dr. Alexandra Solomon
In the inaugural episode of Line of Work, I am joined by Dr. Alexandra Solomon to talk about her work as a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Northwestern University. She’s also the author of two books, Loving Bravely and Taking Sexy Back, and teaches an internationally renowned course called “Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Relationships” at Northwestern. We chat about her path through academia and into practice, teaching, and balancing family and career. Check out her books here: https://www.dralexandrasolomon.com/book/
31:54
October 21, 2020
Line of Work, Season 1 Trailer
Introducing Line of Work, a podcast exploring just how many paths there are to finding fulfillment in what you do for a living. Coming soon!
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September 23, 2020