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Is it possible to go for a crazy goal while actually enjoying the journey? 

Join entrepreneur Alison Cardy as she aims for a billion dollars and a great life in this weekly podcast.

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Episode 085: Do Your Part

What’s coming into view about my target client My sailboat metaphor for the life experience I’ve been having The lesson from my Eeyore day Walking the balance beam of feedback The trip that I said yes to and the feeling that came with it The FB post that brightened my day What’s tricky about coaching […]

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Episode 084: Jibe-Ho! Maybe?

What’s coming into view about my target client My sailboat metaphor for the life experience I’ve been having The lesson from my Eeyore day Walking the balance beam of feedback The trip that I said yes to and the feeling that came with it The FB post that brightened my day What’s tricky about coaching […]

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Episode 083: Courage and Ownership

What I devoured over the weekend that wasn’t food My new purchase that I’m having a lot of fun with The three characteristics I see in current and future clients What I didn’t want to share with a colleague Why I’m so on guard against slipping My big networking error that had me hanging my […]

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Episode 082: A Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

What I’m calling myself out on My super important role for Thanksgiving My concerns about my next coaches Balancing a commitment to growth with financial responsibility Quotables “I’m kind of doing a terrible job of not working.” “I’ve had it and I’ve lost it, so I need to get back to it.” “It’s kind of […]

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Episode 081: Surprise; It Didn’t Break!

The surprising thing that has been bugging me in terms of aiming for clients Where and why I kept getting lost What has my shoulders hunched over and me avoiding the gym Panic! And how I dealt with this feeling The one email that I send that makes a world of difference Introducing Be the […]

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Episode 080: Charging $250,000 for a Year of Coaching

The realization that made everything feel a lot easier The skill I have that sets me up for success My question around positioning and this podcast My perspective on charging a whole heckuva lot for coaching Feeling my way through to my ideal client Why I’m loving a rebel avatar The expert advice that had […]

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Episode 079: Growing Pains

Dismissal, doubt, difficulty, discouragement, and trouble working Why an intellectual understanding isn’t quite cutting it What has never been intuitive to me The impact of a “painful” and an “ok” perspective What has me wanting to go back and hide My crazy aggressive goal… will it happen? Quotables “I’m getting a lot of data and [&…

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Episode 078: Note to Self – Listen to This to Re-Center!

How I got my groove back The book that has me gushing and pushing it on everyone I know The big deal that I’m still processing My week of bold moves and big pitches What I learned from going deep with an entirely new type of clientele What put me in an experience of a […]

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Episode 076: The Beauty of a Break Week

How would you behave if you were at your next level? What I did with a week OFF My experience of tunnel vision and rumination What I think is absolutely necessary to weather storms The big gift my parents gave me The seduction of external metrics The thing I look for beyond success or failure […]

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About Your Host

Alison Cardy is motivated by three main drivers: to be helpful to others, to personally grow and to have fun along the way. She’s a quiet rebel who pushes limits. She dreams big and executes regularly. And she has the dual capacities of creativity and systematic thinking.


On To a Billion with Joy Alison shares the ups and downs of her entrepreneurial endeavors, including how she built, grew and even tried to break one business that ran like a machine. Spoiler: it didn’t break.


Alison is a frequent speaker at universities and alumni groups, including Harvard, MIT, Georgetown and her alma mater, The University of Maryland. She is the author of the bestseller, Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, and The Washington Post.


Her other business ventures can be found at cardycareercoaching.com and bethebeacon.com.

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