It's a changing world of work out there. Sure, this can be challenging. But this also means new opportunities to create the future we want. Seriously. We have choices. We have access. We have the tools. Now, more than ever, we can choose how we want to make a living, and thrive doing it.

Second Breaks' mission is to help you gain the confidence to step up and take that opportunity.

Second Breaks - The Podcast

A weekly podcast where we explore career stories and strategies for navigating a new world of work. Featuring conversations with professionals, freelancers, and small business owners who share insights from their career journeys.



AndThriving - The Network

A professional network that gives you access to strategies and tools, 1:1 mentoring, and a platform for building professional connections — all the things to support you as you make a move and transition to your chosen career.


“Lou has created an invaluable resource for anyone who has ever contemplated a career move. Her guests provide relevant, real-life experiences and insight into how to approach and most importantly, how to actually make such a move.” ★★★★★ iTunes Review

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Hello. My name is Lou Blaser.

I'm the host and producer of Second Breaks and the founder of the AndThriving Network. My professional career spans over two decades with a primary focus on change strategy and implementation. Whatever success I've achieved, I credit to having access to mentors and advisors who guided me as I progressed in my career. That's why mentorship is a key part of the work I do today.

I strongly believe that in a world like ours, we all should have the opportunity to grow and thrive in our work... and my personal mission is to see a world where fewer people are stuck and more of us engaged in work that is our highest contribution.