250. Struggling with work-life balance? ENCORE EPISODE

With Fran Hauser
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TITLE: How to level-set priorities in your life and career!



TOPIC: Ever have trouble carving out time to strategize about your life, career, or a pivot you’re contemplating? Or maybe, once you do carve out the time, you aren’t sure how to structure that time so that you get the biggest return on your investment? What questions should you ask yourself? How much time should you spend? How often should you do this? If any of these questions resonate, this conversation is for YOU! 

Building in time for reflection and making it a regular habit or practice, is key to not only managing yourself, but to making sure that the areas where you are spending your time is helping you move closer to the goals and priorities that are most important to you.

We don’t always think about reflection and time management as elements needed to build influence, and yet, without those practices in place, it’s really difficult to navigate all those competing demands on your time so that you can truly prioritize what’s most important while also helping you build and sustain influence in the process. 

This week’s episode 250 is an encore episode and part of a two-part conversation with startup investor, adviser, best-selling author (and renowned nice girl) Fran Hauser. In part one of this conversation we get into more of Fran’s story. You’ll find that episode here: she said/she said podcast Episode 197

TODAY’S GUEST:   Fran Hauser is a startup investor and adviser who is focused on leveling the playing field for women by sharing what she’s learned in her career as a long-time media executive. She’s the author of “The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate,” and “Embrace the Work, Love Your Career,” a workbook for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career. 

Fran started her career at PwC, moved into finance at Coca Cola, then to Movie Phone, onto AOL/Time Warner, and then into a series of high profile media positions at People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly. At the peak of her corporate media career, she opted to strike out on her own to coach, mentor and invest in countless female founded companies. 



  • Why focusing on four key areas can have an outsized impact on your career journey.
  • Fran’s perspective on setting boundaries, while still adhering to her core value: always be nice. 
  • How and why mindfulness and reflection make a difference in your career journey. 
  • How an executive coach can help you.
  • How to stop saying “yes” when you really need to say “no”.  
  • Fran’s advice for developing a pitch that differentiates your brand or your business 


“Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate”

“Embrace the Work, Love Your Career”

she said/she said podcast Episode 197: Part one with Fran Hauser

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