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How Do You Know When it's Time to Pivot?

Welcome to the fourth Pausecast with former Googler (Xoogler) Jenny Blake,
author of "The Pivot Method." 

I call Jenny's book, The Pivot Method, a cousin to Pause. Check out the pausecast to see how they're related.

In this episode...

  • Get calm and centered listening to an inspiring pause led by Jenny

  • Learn how to trust yourself when you don't know the outcome in a period of uncertainty

  • How pivoting (and pausing as part of it) can lead you to getting better at managing change and having a high impact life

Rachael O'Meara


Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She is a sales executive at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the TalksAtGoogle YouTube channel.


She writes regularly for sites including the Huffington Post and leads workshops and speaks on the practice of pausing.


She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF certified), and has an MBA from Fordham University.

Jenny Blake

Jenny Blake is an author, career, and business strategist and international speaker who helps smart people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. With two years at a technology start-up as the first employee, five years at Google on the Training and Career Development teams, and over five years of running her own business, Jenny combines her love of technology with her superpower of simplifying complexity to help clients pivot their career or business.

Jenny writes about systems at the intersection of mind, body, and business at She is a yoga fanatic and avid book worm. Dogs, dancing, gadgets, writing, traveling, and long meals with friends all make her pretty happy too. Jenny is based in New York City, where she imagines she’s starring in a movie whenever she walks through its crowded streets. 

Fun fact: Her StrengthsFinder strengths are Relator, Strategic, Learner, Achiever, Activator.

Follow her on Twitter at @jenny_blake. 
Check out for resources Jenny shares in this pausecast.

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