Hazard Girls:
Women in Non-Traditional Fields

Host Emily Soloby, founder of Juno Jones Safety Shoes, interviews women who have successfully broken barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields. These dynamic women share their stories and advice for the next generation. Emily's goal with this podcast series is to show listeners that there are many ways to be successful - and being successful often requires hard work, community, and creativity, even when faced with adversity.


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Sn. 2, #23 Dr. Nicole Tschierske: Advancing Your Career in STEM Through Coaching


Our guest today is Dr. Nicole Tschierske, founder of Into Action Coaching, is a scientist who has turned herself into a career coach, specifically to help women in science and technology get noticed in their companies and grow in their careers. Dr. Tschierske studied food chemistry and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry. When she felt stuck in her career, she hired a career coach. After a few sessions, the results were so amazing that she decided to make it her life’s work to do the same for other women in STEM. She became certified as a positive psychology coach and now helps women become influential at work, unlock opportunities for themselves in their careers, and find a renewed love for their work. In today’s episode, she explains the different types of career coaches available, what positive psychology is, and what you can expect in a typical coaching session. You’ll hear Dr. Tschierske’s recommendations for women who feel under-appreciated in their jobs, the importance of acknowledging your small wins, and why you should treat your professional development as a series of little experiments. For some helpful tips for anyone wanting to grow in their career, tune in today!


Emily Soloby

Emily received her BA in Women’s Studies and JD from Temple University. Early on, she worked as a legal advocate for women in domestic violence cases. After practicing law, Emily began working on the business side of things. She is the co-owner of AAA School of Trucking, a truck and heavy equipment safety training firm, which she has spent the last 10 years growing into a thriving national business through government and military contracting and corporate partnerships.

As an executive in the transportation industry, darting from client meeting to trucking range required safety boots that met her style standards, and when she couldn’t find them anywhere, she created Juno Jones Shoes. Emily trained in shoemaking in Cuernavaca, Mexico and at the Brooklyn Shoe Space, and assembled a powerhouse team of designers, consultants, and industry experts to bring Juno Jones to life. Through Juno Jones Shoes, Emily is fulfilling her dream of not only providing women with safe, stylish footwear options for their jobs but of helping to normalize and empower women in traditionally male-dominated fields.

For more information go to junojonesshoes.com.


Dr. Nicole Tschierske

Scientist-turned-coach helping women in science and tech get noticed in their company and gain the recognition they deserve, so they can achieve their next career level with total ease.

In the past, I felt overlooked at my job. I kept asking (begging!) for bigger opportunities and it got me nowhere.

Then, after the company restructured, I landed in a role where I had nothing to do for about 18 months—I even wanted to return my salary because I felt I didn’t deserve it.

One day I looked out my office window—bored and drained of all energy. I decided I couldn’t handle it anymore. I finally went to get help from a coach.

Within 4 sessions he helped me find back my drive, fire and self-worth which spurred an energy and determination that had me land my dream job in the company within the next 6 months. (And yes, I wrote the job description myself!)

I knew then and there that I wanted to be able to do the same kind of magic for other women in STEM. A few months and several coaching certifications later – here I am, helping you.

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