Reinvent Yourself with Lesley Jane Seymour

Join Lesley Jane Seymour when she interviews amazing women who have reinvented themselves in every way imaginable. These frank, fun, warm conversations unearth the tips and tricks women like you need to restart, reboot, or enhance your career or lifestyle. Learn about the #1 secret to creating your personal brand (Jennefer Witter), or how to motivate a millennial and what to do if you work for one (Ann Shoket). Would you like to reinvent yourself as a writer? Listen to women who've done it (Eva Dillon and Laura Munson) and are willing to share their secrets to getting started. Let us inspire you and inform you–so you can get on your way. Click to listen to each podcast below or subscribe to Reinvent Yourself on iTunes, Podbean, or Spotify.

Are you a reinventor or know someone who is? We'd love to have you tell your story! Just email us at with your name, contact information, social media links and your reinvention story.

August 7 2018

#26: How to open yourself up to reinvention ideas that throw themselves at you (Jana Brown)

One of the keys to reinvention? Being open to ideas that literally happen all the time. Jana Brown talks with CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour about a chance encounter during an interview that led to a screenplay and an award-winning film.

31:18 minutes


August 7 2018

#25: Reinventing to find your bliss (Margaret Roach)

Margaret Roach had it made: a top job at Martha Stewart Omnimedia, a killer wardrobe and the ability to drop $20 for an average lunch at her New York desk. But she traded it all in to cook her own lunches and spend 24/7 in her garden as the founder of A Way to Garden. CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour gets Roach to dish her tips on satisfying your inner self.

40:09 minutes


June 4 2018

#24: How to reinvent to change the world (Shelley Zalis)

Female Quotient’s Shelley Zalis was a gigunda success in digital research, sold the company for millions, then jumped back in to reinvent as a catalyst for getting women to 50% of top-level executives. Zalis talks to CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour about what it’s like to start all over again from the bottom—and how mission sets her agenda.

44:28 Minutes


June 4 2018

#23: Reboot your career after a big break! (Diane Flynn)

How do you jump back into the workforce when you’ve been out for an extended period of time? How do you catch up on the tech you will need to know? On how to handle a video interview? On how to dress informal but chic? Lesley Jane Seymour speaks with Reboot Accel co-founder and reinventor Diane Flynn who has all the answers and more. Plus her offer of a free set of get-your-career-going-again videos at

39:57 Minutes


June 4 2018

#22: What kind of legal do you need for your reinvention? (Candice Cook Simmons)

Women hide their reinvention ideas because they’re afraid someone will steal them. Yet getting feedback on your idea early is an imperative for success. Lesley Jane Seymour, founder of CoveyClub, speaks with Candice Cook Simmons, Esq., who offers a unique “subscription” type of legal service to start-ups instead of costly hourly rates. She explains why good legal services shouldn’t break you and how and when you should get started. Cook is a writer, philanthropist, and business strategist in the technology, entertainment, and corporate sectors.

37:12 Minutes


April 18 2018

#21: How do you finance your reinvention? (Tracy Chadwell)

CoveyClub Founder, Lesley Jane Seymour talks with Tracy Killoren Chadwell, Founding Partner of 1843 Capital, about why, when and how to fundraise and from whom. Tracy also reveals the whys and wherefores of her own route to reinvention, the building of her own venture capital fund and why she’s so bullish on women and what she calls “sliver tech.”


CoveyCast Notes: Get reading with the three inspirational books that Tracy says were most influential in forming her life’s mission:

West with the Night: “The memoir of Beryl Markham, one of the most courageous and accomplished women in history and a great read.”
The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill: “Read anything about or by Winston Churchill, but this book of quotes is accessible and fun.”
The Innovators: “Wonderful collection of backgrounds of the people who created the digital revolution, including Ava Lovelace and Grace Hopper.”

40:50 Minutes



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