Permission to pivot (in your life & career) with Marissa Burdett


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Some of you are probably very familiar with the unique stress of being at a career crossroads.

You feel called to make a change, but you’re overwhelmed with fears and hang-ups: Is it even possible to go in a new direction? What will people think of me if I do?? What if I make zero dollars and end up back at square one?! (Cue standing frozen at the intersection like a deer in headlights.)

That’s why we sat down with our friend and fellow coach, Marissa Burdett, to talk about how to move through your fear of making a major pivot. We covered:

  • What to do when you’re afraid that leaving your job will mean letting down your parents/boss/coworkers.
  • Why it’s totally possible (and never too late) to transition to a creative profession.
  • Why the idea that you need to have a side hustle or personal brand is totally wrong.
  • The fear of not being good enough at something to make a career out of it.
  • What to do if you think you’ll need to take a massive pay cut or go into debt in order to make a career pivot.

After you’ve listened, leave a comment to let us know which of these fears spoke most to you and how Marissa’s advice landed with you.


Marissa Burdett is the certified life and career coach behind Ampersand Coaching and the host of the Permission to Pivot Podcast. Through personalized coaching, podcast episodes, and other offerings, she helps creative, ambitious women get unstuck so they can move forward in their careers and lives with a renewed sense of confidence and clarity.

Join Marissa in the Permission to Pivot Facebook community where an intimate group of like-minded folk gathers to connect with, support, and empower one another to make a place for exactly who they are in work and in the world.

Take the Career Persona Quiz! Learn about your Career Persona and how you can use your strengths and perspective to find more joy and fulfillment in your career right now, even if you’re still navigating a potential pivot.

Grab a free coaching session! Marissa is giving away FIVE free 45-minute coaching sessions to Clarity on Fire listeners! Break through what’s getting in the way of your own career pivot so you can move forward with confidence and clarity.

Follow Marissa on IG at @marissaburdett.


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  • Paul Straw

    Dear Krachel
    I liked this podcast. I particularly identify with the “letting people down” aspect (at work, at home) and the pay cut. I made loads of notes during the podcast (re-winding often) and will refer back. Thank you for inviting Marissa.

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