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Sep 16, 2020

How many people can honestly say they feel confident walking into a dangerous situation, knowing they have what it takes to get it under control? That was Carly Traeger in a former life and she loved every moment of it. So why did she walk away from her dream job to become an employment relations lawyer?

A career path isn’t a simple linear journey. There are pressures you can’t foresee and hard decisions you have to make. 

In this conversation Carly talks a lot about confidence. She talks about having it, losing it and finding it again. She shares some of her greatest joys and her toughest times, in search of the secret formula to being a better wife, a better mum and a better lawyer.


Mid-career exit points for women climbing a career ladder and pursuing a family

How do firms better manage a working parent’s career progression

Transition points and transferable skills

Redundancy meets opportunity, dreams meet reality, hard times meet courage

“I didn’t want that label, I didn’t have a mental health Issue. I was just someone who’d worked really hard and overdone it and was just exhausted and emotional.”

“My experience was not unique, it was actually quite common and everyone has their different ways of getting through it.”

“To be comfortable and confident in the advice that you’re giving .. you need to be able to back yourself.”

“I learnt great interview skills, how to ask questions and keep asking questions and that silence, at times, is golden.”

“I learnt to be suspicious, very suspicious.”

This podcast tackles the topics of mental health and parenthood.  Visit Developing Talent if you are looking for fun and innovative ways to build confidence and capability around these issues of diversity and inclusion within your organisation.  

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Host: Alex Correa - Career Coach in Law

Brought to you by Alex Correa Executive  

With thanks to our guest : Carly Traeger

Friends in Law is edited and engineered by Cold Ghost (aka Fletcher Babb)  Produced by Bern Young and thanks to Amelia Rees for the inspiration and nudge.