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The Classy Career Girl Podcast

Welcome to The Classy Career Girl Podcast, hosted by Anna Runyan, founder and CEO of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. On this podcast, you’ll find a variety of training sessions, expert interviews, behind the scenes audios, action reports, inspiring success stories from our members, presentations I have given as well as audios that I record originally just for this podcast.

Apr 27, 2017

When I was in 3rd grade, I started a save the earth club. By middle school, I was organizing food for the homeless, teaching Sunday school and visiting local nursing homes.

As a teenager, I was leading anything I could. I was passionate about youth in government, our high school seatbelt challenge and leading church mission trips.
And then college happened. I studied abroad, got straight A’s, worked 3 internships and was completely confused about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I thought I did everything right but felt stuck and confused.
So I took the first job that came along. I worked for a top consulting company for 8 years. I climbed the corporate ladder. I traveled all around the country. I made an impact. I was challenged. But I was still unhappy, confused and stuck.

Then something changed. I started a blog, sold an online course (before I even created it) and found my passion. I chose to write and teach about what I loved.
It didn’t matter what I was teaching, I just loved sharing my knowledge with others. On an average day, I would wake up early, blog, go to my day job and then come home and teach again at night.

The beauty of it is this. I was taking baby steps and imperfect action every single day inspired by multiple books, classes, websites and coaches I was working with. I was learning about my purpose, interests and improving my health and life balance.

Then, I had this lightbulb moment. Today’s ambitious women thrive in community supporting one another to reach our goals and dreams. Why did I have to search so many places (and pay so much money) to find the support and education that I wanted in my career and life.

If life is all about balance, why wasn’t there ONE place that balanced everything I needed for my career success, happiness, health and life FOR me. Why couldn’t all this be in one community for this busy, classy mama?

Well, I think it can. That’s why I started our membership communities, Corporate Rescue Plan and Love Your Career Formula. I believe in the balance of your work, dreams, success and happiness. Some say it’s impossible. Well, I happen to believe that anything is possible.
Our members range from young professionals to second career changers, from fast climbing corporate gals to empire-building entrepreneurs…..