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How to Thrive after Being Fired Featuring Robin Merle

How to Thrive after Being Fired Featuring Robin Merle

Robin Merle has been a senior executive for billion-dollar nonprofit organizations. She’s raised more than a half-billion dollars in philanthropy during her nearly forty years in the field.

We discuss:

  • How to be resilient in the face of major career challenges [02:42]
  • The path to adding meaning somewhere to somebody’s life [05:48]
  • Why involuntary exit is more prevalent than many people think [08:16]
  • The first 24 hours of being fired [10:06]
  • The people who will not add drama to your trauma [12:58]
  • Longer than you think: stages of grieving in children [15:48]
  • The biggest killer of a new business [19:55]
  • The thrill of not hearing from your clients anymore [21:17]

Robin has been Vice-Chair of National Philanthropy Day in New York 3 times, served on multiple nonprofit boards, and was named Woman of Achievement in 2017 by Women in Development, New York. She recently, voluntarily, left her last executive-level position at a major university to promote her new book, Involuntary Exit, and expand her nonprofit consulting business.

Learn more about Robin at and LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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