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From Hospitality Executive To Embracing The Power of the Pause

In this episode, Kathy is in conversation with Anne Engelking Smith. Anne is a highly successful brand marketing executive who’s most recent position was eliminated after the hotel and lodging industry was hit by COVID-19. After practicing yoga for over 20 years, Anne had recently become certified as a teacher and found true inspiration in the process and teaching of the art just in time for this unexpected moment in her career.

Anne’s fork in the road moment came when she lost her job and she took that as an opportunity to clarify her wants and purpose. Even though these moments in time can be unpredictable, Anne says they can also be exactly what is needed to force a pause and reflection in your life. In this episode, Anne talks about how she found her path forward by clarifying her values and what was of most importance: self-expression, creativity, and excellence.

“Make sure when you come home at the end of the day, the time you spent away from your family was absolutely 100% worth it.”

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About Kathy Guzmán Galloway:

Kathy Guzmán Galloway is a girl mom, entrepreneur, strategist and 20 year veteran of the CPG marketing world. She is the CEO at kgalloway consulting, where she helps small businesses to Fortune 500 organizations drive growth with strategy and innovation. She’s also the founder and CEO of Dual Language Family - a travel and language startup that helps families raising bilingual children connect language learning to real people and experiences. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas, proud daughter of Dominican Republic immigrants, who loves cooking, beaches and 90’s merengue.

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About Fork in the Road Podcast

Fork in the Road Podcast shares the stories of women who have faced the choice between leaning into an invested career in Corporate America or daring to venture onto an unknown path. So many women in Corporate America today are facing a Fork in the Road: the choice between staying with what you know and working to transform it into what you want - or risking it all for the unknown and manifesting something better. Because not every road is right for every one, listen to these stories to inspire you to choose yours.

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