Tiebreakers Podcast



Tiebreakers is your survival guide to breaking away from the corporate grind, featuring interviews with people who already did.


  • 014 | Meg Tsang Hand, Megan Tsang Studio

    18/11/2015 Duration: 32min

    Meg Hand talks about getting laid off from a job she loved, starting a business in a recession, and defining success for yourself on this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 013 | Jocelyn Pearson, The Scholarship System

    04/11/2015 Duration: 36min

    Jocelyn Paonita Pearson talks about self-publishing an Amazon Best-Seller, The Scholarship System, turning that best seller into an online course and live workshops, and why she gave up climbing the corporate ladder on this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 012 | Elizabeth Davis, Unique2Chic Photography

    21/10/2015 Duration: 35min

    Elizabeth Davis, owner of Unique2Chic photography, talks about starting a business when you've got a full time job, the one thing she wants you to know if you're not happy in your career, and why she thinks our generation just might be the one that breaks the corporate mold forever in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 011 | JT Clough, Dogtrepreneur

    14/10/2015 Duration: 43min

    JT Clough, founder of Dog Street School, shares her journey from dentistry to dogtrepreneur. She talks about what training for IronMan triathlons taught her about taking baby steps, why you should find a mentor and a mastermind group, and the best (and toughest) parts of working with people and their pets on this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 010 | Briana Luders, For The Love of Juneau Photography

    07/10/2015 Duration: 36min

    Briana Luders talks about quitting her job in corporate accounting (last week!), having a full time job + a side project + a life, and why she thinks you shouldn't quit your job on this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 009 | Valerie Beck, Chicago Chocolate Tours & Chocolate Uplift

    09/09/2015 Duration: 38min

    Valerie Beck knew 10 minutes in to her first day at Harvard Law that she wasn't in the right place - and she knew 10 minutes in to her first day on the job that she didn't want to be a lawyer. She discusses how she created a career for herself as a chocolate connoisseur, talks about when she came up with the idea for Chicago Chocolate Tours, and shares how she transitioned to consulting and speaking in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 008 | Nicole Regan, Cedar & Rush

    02/09/2015 Duration: 33min

    Nicole Regan discusses leaving an established career in insurance to work as a blogger and social media freelancer, how to set your own rates, and shares her best networking tips in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 007 | Julie DiCaro, sportswriter

    26/08/2015 Duration: 40min

    Julie DiCaro talks about how Law & Order and idealism drove her to law school, her years of experience in criminal and family law, how she transitioned into marketing and sports journalism without a formal education, and what she considers her proudest accomplishment (the answer may surprise you!) in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 006 | Chris Brusznicki, GameDay Housing and VayStays

    19/08/2015 Duration: 40min

    Chris Brusznicki, CEO and co-founder of vacation rental companies GameDay Housing and VayStays, talks about what serving in the military post 9/11 taught him about himself, why he quit his job at Goldman Sachs after surviving round after round of layoffs, and why you shouldn't be afraid of failure in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 005 | Ashley Blaylock, Chicabrava

    12/08/2015 Duration: 44min

    Ashley Blaylock is the founder of Chicabrava, the first all-girls surf camp in Nicaragua. Chicabrava is also home to Camp Bella, a charitable surf camp and empowerment program for girls who are survivors of human trafficking. Ashley moved to Nicaragua after law school, and found herself putting off her dream of opening an all-girls surf camp in favor of a very lucrative, very unfulfilling real estate career. She talks about the loss that made her realize life is too short not to go for it, and why knowing where you want to go is way more important than knowing exactly how to get there in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 004 | Allison de Meulder, Invitation Consultants and Matrick and Eve

    05/08/2015 Duration: 36min

    Allison de Meulder is the founder of Invitation Consultants and Matrick and Eve, companies that specialize in gorgeous invitations, stationery, and paper products. After being laid off from two marketing jobs after earning her MBA, Allison did something pretty unheard of in 1999 - she opened an online business. A true pioneer in the online space, Allison discusses succeeding in a field where you don't have a formal education, the experience that makes her pump the breaks on her success, and how to go about teaching yourself about a new industry in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 003 | Liz Brown, Life After Law

    29/07/2015 Duration: 50min

    Liz Brown is a professor, speaker, former law partner, and author of Life After Law: Finding Work You Love With The JD You Have. An expert in the post-law career switch, Liz shares her tips for translating the skills you have into the career you've been looking for in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 002 | Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos, Hygge & West

    29/07/2015 Duration: 41min

    Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos are best friends and the co-founders of Hygge & West, an online destination for gorgeous designer wallpaper. The former lawyers discuss how they turned a fourth grade dream into reality in this episode of Tiebreakers.

  • 001 | Lynsey Eaton, Tomboy KC

    29/07/2015 Duration: 47min

    Lynsey Eaton is the co-founder and executive editor of the fashion and lifestyle website TomboyKC. She talks about her journey from fashion publishing to law and back on this episode of Tiebreakers.