Leaping without a Plan B with Tess Vigeland

Tess Vigeland, veteran radio producer and former anchor for public radio’s Marketplace, join us to discuss her story of leaping without a plan B.


  • Developing an awareness of the moments we fall in love with our work
  • The challenges of coming up with your own definitions of success
  • Why we all don’t have to be special
  • The mentality that sets us up to feel like failures
  • How definitions of success change over the course of our lives and our careers
  • Lessons in mastery from more than 20 years in radio
  • Navigating loss of identity that comes with significant changes in your life
  • Navigating the psychological challenges of leaping into uncertainty

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Everybody doesn’t have a calling, but why should they? @tessvigeland via @unmistakableCR

You have one life to live. Live it the way you want to live it. @tessvigeland via @unmistakableCR

You can’t be a journalist if you don’t have a curious mind. @tessvigeland via @unmistakableCR

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People back from the cliff because they can’t imagine who they are without they do.

If the self-help books worked, we wouldn’t have so many of them.

Tess Vigeland is a veteran journalist, and a well-known voice to millions of American radio listeners. She is the CEO of Tess Vigeland Productions, a Los Angeles-based multi-media company. Tess spent 11 years as an anchor for public radio’s Marketplace, including six hosting the personal finance show Marketplace Money. Her first book, titled “Leap: Leaving A Job With No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want,” was published in August 2015, by Random House Harmony.

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