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Pausing with Reena Vokoun

In this episode 18 of The Pausecast...

If you are experiencing burnout or thinking about an extended pause, Reena has many pearls of wisdom to offer. Learn from her experience, know you’re not alone, and listen, honor, and align with your inner voice.

  • Experience a guided pause with Reena

  • Reena’s personal journey of burning out and leaving the corporate world, leading to her extended pause and eventually founding her own company, Passion Fit

  • How the body always know more and can produce physical symptoms – another sign for a pause

  • When adding more to your plate can be additive your life

  • How to know when it’s time to move on

  • Why support is important for any extended pause and open, clear communication that helps obtain that

  • Why living your motto helps

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Reena Vokoun

Reena is the founder of Passion Fit  and is a speaker, activewear designer, online course creator, media spokesperson, award-winning fitness champion and certified health and wellness expert. She graduated with a BBA in Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Advertising and Communications from Boston University. She spent several years in corporate America working in marketing, sales and business development roles for companies such as Google, Yahoo, Reebok, CNET and GE and a start-up called Grokker. 


Today, she serves companies, nonprofits, universities, schools and the media through her products, services and content, which focus on wellness education and training in the areas of fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, work-life balance, productivity and healthy lifestyles. She's featured regularly as a health contributor on the Fox KTVU news morning show, writes a monthly health column for the Los Altos Town Crier and also writes for Thrive Global, Shape and Working Mother. Finally, she's a mom, wife and first generation born Indian-American and has a unique perspective to help others balance it all.

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Rachael O'Meara


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

Please see Rachael's Press page for recent articles or Speaking page on where to find Rachael next.


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

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