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Work In Progress Podcast

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Work In Progress is a podcast interviewing guests who successfully changed careers. We talk about the struggles and lessons they learned along the way. We believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same goes for careers. Based on this belief, we started our blog, in which we write about transitions in career and life and this led to the birth of our podcast in 2019. New episodes are published every other Wednesday! Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com

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Work In Progress is a podcast interviewing guests who successfully changed careers. We talk about the struggles and lessons they learned along the way. We believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same goes for careers. Based on this belief, we started our blog, in which we write about transitions in career and life and this led to the birth of our podcast in 2019. New episodes are published every other Wednesday! Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com

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English


Episodes

Julie Ciardi is a WIP: from Marketing to Boutique Owner, Podcast Host and Business Coach

5/12/2021
Julie's Career Change Vice President, Digital Sales Marketing & Private Digital Commerce, North America → Boutique owner → Podcast Host and Side Hustle Business Coach Episode Timestamps 0:59 Introducing Julie 02:44 Did Julie knew she wanted to be her own boss 04:15 On how switching jobs is different now thanks to the Internet 07:57 On whether Julie’s skills lead to her leading people or was it her own decision 14:16 What did Julie do to change positions in her corporate job 17:31 Her reasons for leaving IBM 21:55 Julie’s process of transitioning her career 30:39 Julie’s life after starting her own business 37:22 Julie’s advice for people who don’t know how to start a side hustle 41:55 Advice for people starting their brand 44:08 Advice for moms who need a bit extra cash 49:34 Covid friendly side hustles 52:11 On network marketing 54:03 Thinks Julie wishes she knew before switching careers 55:17 Julie’s social links About Julie Julie had a career transition from a former Fortune 500 marketing VP to business coach and a podcast host. Julie believes that there has never been a better time for women to create an additional income stream that is aligned to her passions and purpose on this planet Resources Where to find Julie: Website, Podcast, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:56:20

Naira Perez is a WIP: from Logistics and Supply Chain to Digital Marketing

4/28/2021
Naira's Career Change Naira's career trajectory took a turn when she switched from a logistics and supply chain management major to a digital marketing specialist; her curiosity in data has driven her to different places and now she uses that love and curiosity to help small to medium clients achieve their marketing goals. Episode Timestamps 01:45 Introducing Naira 02:48 Naira’s decision to pursue something different than what she studied 04:44 How long has she been active in marketing 06:02 Naira’s first marketing job 07:31 Transitioning from direct response marketing to digital marketing 11:58 Differences between her old career and her new one 16:37 Coming to realise Naira wanted to be her own boss 18:10 Starting your own company VS switching to another one 19:48 Naira’s plan of starting her own business 24:23 The importance of having a mentor/someone to look up to 25:27 What the heck is social media advertising anyways? 28:55 Marketing on a shoestring budget 30:09 What kind of marketing services do people with varying budgets get? 33:38 Naira’s typical clientele 36:49 Naira’s advice to up and coming entrepreneurs with minimal following 40:20 Essential steps towards building a viable marketing campaign 44:56 Naira’s tips on how to identify and connect with your target audience 48:09 Highlights and lowpoints of Naira’s career journey 51:31 Naira’s vision for the future of her company 55:36 Naira’s social links About Naira Naira has over two decades of marketing experience. She got her start in direct response advertising, building brands on TV before digital was even a thing. Her main areas of expertise include developing digital marketing strategies, identifying customer patterns and behaviors on and offline, and optimizing ROI through generating qualified leads, better processes, and effective planning and execution. Resources Where to find Naira: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:57:35

Kaylee Llewellyn is a WIP: from Product to Developer within the Tech industry

4/14/2021
Kaylee's Career Change Kaylee went from a less technical product role to an app-core developer role; her mission as a woman in tech is to share her story and help other women find their path in the tech industry. Episode Timestamps 01:16 Introducing Kaylee 02:43 Has Kaylee always wanted to be a software engineer 03:45 Looking for a new job 04:53 The Grace Hopper Conference 07:26 Kaylee’s first internship offer 13:03 How far deep into her first job did Kaylee start looking for a new one 15:55 Landing a new job and leaving the old one 19:16 The interview process of an internally moving employee 21:05 Was Kaylee’s blog made before or after moving positions 23:23 Kaylee’s challenges as a new team member 25:00 Building relationships 27:24 Challenges of being 100% remote 30:52 Kaylee’s current job’s learning curve 32:23 Reaching out for help in a brand new environment 36:37 On experiencing self-doubt 38:21 Leveraging knowledge of other programming languages during interview 39:28 First step into learning a new programming language 40:21 Kaylee’s previous position in retrospect 41:47 Women are often presented with less technical tasks 43:09 Dealing with moving to a job you didn’t expect 44:23 Communicating with your manager your lack of satisfaction with your current role 45:23 On workspace buzzwords 46:56 Female representation in lead tech positions 48:49 Kaylee’s podcast 49:53 Kaylee’s social links About Kaylee Kaylee is a software engineer working at a fintech company remotely from Vermont in a log cabin. She has a huge passion for diversity and inclusivity in STEM and her blog - Just a Coder Thing is dedicated to career tips and sharing her experience as a woman in tech. Resources Where to find Kaylee: Website, Podcast, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:51:03

Tony Martignetti is a WIP: from Finance to Leadership Coach, Podcast Host and Author

3/31/2021
Tony's Career Change Tony made a career transition from finance to leadership coaching; his goal is to guide leaders to climb mountains, feel more fulfilled, and lead with an inspired purpose Episode Timestamps 01:15 Introducing Tony 02:39 Did Tony always know he would become a coach 07:22 Tony’s work in music therapy and his internships 09:37 Looking for his first job 14:04 How to approach colleagues in a new job 17:08 Tony’s past work experience in finance before switching from biotech 21:04 Tony’s consultation business 25:30 The straw that broke the camels back 31:00 Tony’s next steps after the realisation 32:49 Deciding to switch to coaching instead of applying at a new firm 33:50 Friends’ and family reactions 34:58 Getting started with his new coaching gig 36:56 Acquiring the first client 38:07 Tony’s book 39:17 Tony’s advice on how to identify if you’re stuck in an unfulfilling job 41:04 Tony’s podcast 44:06 Tony’s social links About Tony Before he became a coach, he was a finance and strategy professional with experience working with some of the world's leading life sciences companies. Along his journey, he also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company. Today, Tony is the host of The Virtual Campfire podcast and is currently writing his first book, "Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life." Resources Where to find Tony: Website, Podcast, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:45:19

Aviva Levin is a WIP: from Teacher to Graduate Student and Podcast Host

3/17/2021
Aviva's Career Change Aviva pivoted from teaching to furthering her studies as a graduate student and a podcasting Episode Timestamps 01:01 Introducing Aviva 04:30 Experiences working with kids and young adults 11:52 Aviva’s move from Canada to the States 15:21 A day in the life of a teacher 21:07 How long ago did she move and what was her life like getting there 23:44 How does being a student change her teachers’ perspective 26:48 Effects of long distance learning on young people 29:Aviva’s transition to podcasting 36:42 Interesting stories and lessons from Aviva’s podcast 42:09 Useful advice for people to improve their learning capabilities 46:04 Aviva’s regrets over the years 53:06 Aviva’s social links / Closing words About Aviva Aviva used to be a teacher, and now she is a graduate student and a podcaster who shares innovative educators' successes and challenges from around the world Resources Where to find Aviva: Website, Apple Podcast, Facebook 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:55:11

Hillary Bennett is a WIP: from 9-to-5 Corporate to Mompreneur and Podcast Host

3/3/2021
Hillary's Career Change From a corporate 9-to-5 to a motivated mompreneur, Hillary helps mompreneurs grow their business without growing their to-do list. Episode Timestamps 01:47 Introducing Hillary 06:54 Difficult moments during her previous line of work 07:57 Duration of her previous career 08:55 Deciding to leave her job 11:03 Assessing the core values of Hillary’s clients 15:16 Hillary’s shifting core value assessment 19:58 Ultimately deciding to leave her job and pursue a coaching career 23:48 Friends’ and family’s reactions 24:55 Overcoming the fear of not having a stable salary 27:25 Addressing her clients’ fears 29:21 Managing her new job and momhood 31:15 Does having strict boundaries help you be more productive 32:17 Hillary’s tips on juggling work and family 34:43 Hillary’s morning routine 35:49 GSD (Get Shit Done) hour 40:52 Things Hillary learned about being a mompreneur 42:16 Finding her first client 45:19 Comparing her work life before and after her career shift 46:43 Hillary’s social links About Hillary Hillary always knew she wanted to help people grow. When she graduated, she joined an employee development team within the HR department; she found helping people realize their potentials to be fulfilling and meaningful. As she navigated changes in her own life - the birth of her children - she realized her priorities shifted and this led to the eventual departure from a corporate setting to starting her own business as a mother of two. Currently she provides training and consulting to business owners and leaders looking to increase the growth and revenue of their organization and develop a profitable online brand Resources Blog post is here Where to find Hillary: Website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn Hillary's Core Values Assessment created for Work In Progress listeners 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:40:06

Vanessa is a WIP: from Teacher to Travel Tech Professional and Side Hustles

2/17/2021
Vanessa's Career Change From teacher, project manager to travel tech professional and the creator of Wander Onwards. Episode Timestamps 01:03 Introducing Vanessa 02:47 Reasons for moving abroad 04:52 What were the early days of living abroad like 08:58 Why decide to code 10:47 Finding her first client 12:09 How did Vanessa start learning code on her own 13:35 Was building websites enough to keep her afloat 15:56 Finding herself 19:56 Vanessa’s major turning point 22:19 Side hustles 24:00 How has the pandemic affected Vanessa’s business ventures 25:07 Vanessa’s project management experiences 27:02 What was the catalyst that enabled Vanessa’s transition 29:31 Vanessa’s predictions about her future 30:55 Time management 32:00 Tech-talk from a self-taught coder 34:31 Application/employment tips 37:10 PRO LINKEDIN SEO TIPS FROM VANESSA 100% GUARANTEED 39:53 Vanessa’s online services and products 46:14 Thoughts on LinkedIn 49:50 Vanessa’s social links About Vanessa Vanessa M.W is a travel tech professional and the creator of the wealth & wanderlust platform, Wander Onwards. Vanessa is originally from Los Angeles, California, she is a proud Chicana, and she has been living abroad for the last 7 years. Today, she helps people build better lives inside the US and abroad through her ‘Move Abroad’ Master Class and financial literacy digital products. She currently lives in Europe with her German Husband and Italian cat, Xiao Huang. Resources Where to find Vanessa: Website, Instagram 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:51:44

Tega Edwin is a WIP: From Health Researcher to Professor & Career Coach

2/3/2021
Tega's Career Change From health researcher to professor and career coach, Tega helps women who are unhappy at work get clear about who they are so they can find a fulfilling career. Episode Timestamps 01:12 Introducing Tega 03:26 What prompted Tega’s shift 05:45 When did Tega realise her previous job was unfulfilling 06:53 How long did it take for her to realise 07:18 Steps taken after coming to that conclusion 09:08 Was introspection helpful in making a decision 10:31 Is her counselling job for a specific age group 11:10 What came next after becoming a school councillor 18:54 Did Tega originally think counselling could sustain her financially 22:49 Have Tega’s clients ever found a more fitting job than what she proposed to them 24:18 Day to day activities as a professor and consultant 28:38 Finding her first client 31:02 Breaking down Tega’s consulting process 36:30 Consultation’s time-frame 38:15 THE FUN PART: Consulting Angela 51:24 THE FUN PART: Consulting Dana 1:08:38 Regrets/Things Tega wished she knew earlier 1:10:38 What can a client do if there’s interest in one of Tega’s services? 1:12:34 Tega’s social links 1:13:09 Closing words About Tega Tega Edwin is a career counselor and coach who helps women who are unhappy at work get clear about who they are so they can find a fulfilling career and job search with confidence. Before starting her company – Her Career Doctor – she worked as a career counselor for one of the largest career services centers in the nation. In addition to her work as a career counselor, Tega currently uses her Ph.D. in Counselor Education as a professor to train future counselors in a large research university. Tega is a licensed professional counselor, a national certified counselor, and a certified salary negotiation facilitator. Resources Blog post is here Where to find Tega Website, Instagram 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:01:13:55

Ana Tajder is a WIP: from Marketing Manager to Author, Journalist & Podcast Host

1/20/2021
Ana's Career Change Marketing to Author, Journalist, and Podcast Host About Her Ana used to work in marketing until she experienced burn out from her job and HAD TO quit for the sake of her health. She grew up in an artistic family but wanted a more "stable" career so she always looked elsewhere when it comes to career options. It wasn't until she embraced her artistic side that she realized she was meant to do this and, in her own words, "doors opened everywhere" when she started writing. Episode Timestamps 01:17 Introducing Ana 31:01 Son walks in during the interview 31:33 On experiencing self-doubt 32:50 How does Ana organize her thoughts into a book 36:16 Awards won by “Thank You Mama” podcast 37:14 How does Ana find guests for her podcast 38:06 On having guests from all over the world 39:10 Lessons Ana learned from her mama 45:22 How does Ana manage her work and time 50:04 Ana’s advice on creative writing 52:44 Ana’s social links 53:46 Closing words Resources Where to find Ana Website, Instagram, Facebook Group 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:55:01

Tatiana Marie is a WIP: from Computer Science Student to Artist

1/6/2021
Tatiana's Career Change Computer Science to Art What is something that surprised you about your career change? "I'm surprised to actually be doing something creative. I never thought being an artist, much less selling apparel would ever be feasible. It's a lot simpler than I imagined it to be." Episode Timestamps 01:00 Introducing Tatiana 03:44 Amazon FBA explanation 04:41 Costs relating to Amazon FBA 05:50 Amazon FBA vs Etsy 08:45 Discussing how owning a store is so different from what Tatiana studied 12:05 Time spent figuring out career switching 18:51 How did Tatiana’s CS degree help her with her current endeavours 20:59 Graduating/Starting a business mid-pandemic 24:42 Current state of business / Venturing into coaching 28:33 Friends and family’s attitude towards Tatiana’s focus shift 32:12 How can an artistically illiterate person start his own print shop 34:14 Highs and lows of Tatiana’s career transition 39:53 Next steps 42:20 Time spent managing an online shop 45:53 Tatiana’s social links 46:30 Closing words Resources Blog post is here Where to find Tatiana Website, Instagram (personal), Instagram (store) 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:47:37

WIPp 036 Karen Maloney From Events Management to Coaching

12/16/2020
Blog post is here Episode Timestamps 01:09 Introducing Karen 02:37 Did Karen always know she’d steer into coaching 05:48 Karen’s first time speaking to a group 09:37 How she got started with event management 15:20 What where the first days on the job like 16:20 For how long did she work as an event manager 23:46 Karen’s thoughts and actions after quitting her job 27:17 Why did she choose to come to the Americas? 28:59 Karen talks about her trip 32:12 The Tony Robins event that kickstarted it all 34:07 Highlights of the event 37:52 Finding her first clients 39:14 Bringing up the fact with her parents and friends that she wants to quit her stable job 41:10 Memorable moments throughout her career journey 48:08 Details about her coaching gig 49:44 Closing words Karen's Career Change From events manager to coaching About Her Karen helps clients on their awakening path to create lasting change from the inside out, by cultivating self-approval from within. By going on an inward journey, Karen helps women to harness self-mastery, attune to their own unique light, and become the conscious creators of their lives. From this internal place, she helps clients take ownership of their lives and follow aligned action in order to create their own version of success whether in career, relationships or life. It’s not always easy work, but it is the most powerful work we can do. 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:51:43

WIPp 035 Kimberly Barnes: From IT helpdesk specialist to Salesforce Consultant

12/2/2020
Blog post is here Episode Timestamps 01:25 Guest Introduction 03:14 Experiences from her previous IT Helpdesk job 06:08 Realising an IT specialist job wasn’t for her 10:58 Explanation on what a sales force job is 14:39 Steps in transitioning from IT to sales 18:50 What does a sales force job entail/tools of the job 20:19 Departure from the previous company 24:06 How to look for a remote job/What to look out for? 29:20 How did everything lead up to her current situation 35:14 Current endeavours 38:21 Acknowledging the value in career coaching and self employment 40:36 Possible future ventures 42:25 Searching for a job mid-pandemic 45:53 Closing words Kimberly's Career Change While working as an IT Helpdesk specialist, Kimberly was given an opportunity to integrate Salesforce into her work. About Kimberly WebsiteInstagramFacebook, LinkedIn 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:48:15

WIPp 034 Claire Sellers: From Education Start-Up Director to Transformation Coach

11/18/2020
Claire's Career Change Claire worked her way up over 8 years at an education startup to a senior leadership role in New York. Claire got the privilege of working at senior roles and got to try out remote work before it was common as today, but surprisingly, she was still unhappy. After taking a year to travel and work on her mindset, she realized "It's less about fixing issues but more about shifting as a person”. In the midst of getting offers to work as COOs, she realized that her true passion is to help other women reconnect with themselves and transform. Some simple steps from Claire if you're feeling like you have blinders on and can't seem to find enjoyment in your work, start by writing down what makes you feel joy, proud, and grateful every day! It sounds like the simplest thing and almost cliche but it has been proven by research that counting your blessings is a proven way to make you happier. What is something that surprised you about your career change? My path started unfolding for me with every step forward I took! About Claire Claire is a transformational career coach who helps women reconnect to themselves so they can start doing work they love and living life on their terms. After over a decade in New York City, Claire found herself in a place that is probably familiar to many of you–STUCK. She had spent the better part of her professional career working long hours, climbing a corporate ladder, chasing titles and salary increases. Through a year-long journey around the world, she transformed her mindset and redesigned her life on her terms. Claire now lives in Mexico City and is the founder of Claire Sellers Coaching and creator of FreedomU, a four month transformational coaching journey for women ready to get off the hamster wheel and onto their sacred path of purpose and freedom. WebsiteInstagramFacebook GroupResources Free journaling prompts that can help you find clarify and transform your life 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙 About Us We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:00:45:15

WIPp 033 Serena Johnson: From Opera Singer & Non-Profit Fundraiser to Career Coach

11/4/2020
Resources Blog postWebsiteInstagramFacebook Group Serena's Career Change Serena's career journey went from opera singing, non-profit fundraising to career coaching. Her goal is to help people solve the problem of "I need to leave my job, but I have no idea what to do next!" What is something that surprised you about your career change? That even in the weirdest career pivots..there is always a through-line of your strengths. ✍︎✍︎✍︎ About Us We have more interviews on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Duration:01:05:20

WIPp 032 Career Change Resources

10/21/2020
Resources NPR Life Kit: “How to make a career change, from someone who has done it” Episode 89Brittany Ramsey: From Clinical Therapist to Recruiter to Entrepreneur✍︎✍︎✍︎ Episode Summary In this episode we share some useful resources if you are considering changing career. Some resources we personally go to for career transitions: 1. Podcasts 2. Use the people in your life as resources: when Angela was exploring Product Management, she asked brother in law and talked to MBA classmates 3. if you can identify an industry or specific role~ Find people who are doing what you want to do and ask them how they got to where they are4. Whether you know what you want to pivot to or not, virtual events are all over the internet. We use Eventbrite to find local events and if there are specific roles I'm interested in, there almost always is at least one online community on Facebook or LinkedIn 5. Mindset is EVERYTHING! Have an open mind, be super clear about your WHYs and what drives you even if money is not in the equation. You never know what your next opportunity is going to come up and if you have any ounce of doubt about networking, listen to our episode where we interviewed Britt Ramsey who turned a 2 week internship into a full time job! ✍︎✍︎✍︎ About Us We have more interviews on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories! Why Work In Progresshttps://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creat<

Duration:00:29:07

WIPp 031 Frannie Foltz: From Teacher, Administrator, Project Manager to Podcast Agent

10/7/2020
Resources https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/Interview summary LinkedInInstagramWebsiteYouTubeFrom "You're Fired!" to "That Girl's on Fire!": 7 Practical Steps to Make a Seamless Transition in Any Area of LifeSecret Service: Hidden Systems That Deliver Unforgettable Customer Service ✍︎✍︎✍︎ From Teacher to Podcast Agent, Frannie's goal is to help others maximize their personal brand through podcasting and digital marketing. Aside from working as a teacher, she was also a school administrator, project manager and fitness instructor. When she was let go from her job in early 2020, she was able to turn things around using the skills and experiences she’s accumulated over the years. Topics discussed - Everyone is a work in progress - How she got started in teaching - Her philosophy of “people before profit” - How she discovered she was good at customer service and sales - How she created a business that fits her skills and personality - She found her first client on the same week she was let go from her previous job - Writing her first book in three weeks - The importance of knowing your boundaries - Frannie’s brother got a date from being a guest on her podcast - The worst part is cold calling - Morning routine - Advice on asking open ended questions - We might be guests on Frannie’s future talk show - Advice on creating a pitch for yourself in the podcast space ✍︎✍︎✍︎ We have more interviews on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories. Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBB Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc

Duration:00:59:25

WIPp 030 Happy One Year Old to Work In Progress Podcast

9/23/2020
Email: workinprogressblogs@gmail.com * A year ago, we published our first episode. It was a short introduction to what we want to achieve with this podcast. A year later, we look back, reflect and plan ahead. So far, we've interviewed 28 amazing people who switched careers to be closer to what makes them more fulfilled. Among the careers they transitioned into, there are three major groups (characters are limited, the comprehensive list is on our blog: 1. Entrepreneurship Goli: Lawyer to Podcast & Business OwnerLauren: Hospitality to Ceramic ArtistMasha: Marketing to Digital NomadSAM & LANCE: Advertising & Fashion to Conscious ShoppingMalak: Engineer to Movement Teacher Brittany: Therapist to RecruiterEmily: Teacher to Owner2. Coaching Lucybloom: Makeup Artist to Yoga Rosie: HR to YouTube & CoachJennifer Nagel: Higher Education to Fitness CoachAmanda: Nonprofit to Career CoachVanessa: Law to Yoga 3. Tech Xenia: Political Science to AI Amy: Pharmacist to UX DesignerShawn: Finance to TechAlbert: Mechanical Engineer to Data Scientist There are more so please stay tuned! Music used with permission. Credit: Happy, MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0

Duration:00:24:57

WIPp 029 Emily Padan: From Teacher to Business Owner

9/9/2020
Resources https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/Interview summary HinterBloom ClassInstagram ✍︎✍︎✍︎ From Teacher to Business Owner, Emily's goal is to create sustainable businesses like Bloom Class and give families the opportunity to have supplemental education from the comfort and safety of their homes. We talked about WHY she quit the career as teacher and what she plans to do in the future with her experience in businesses and teaching. ✍︎✍︎✍︎ We have more interviews on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories. Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBB Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc

Duration:00:53:11

WIPp 028 Albert Pujol: From Mechanical Engineer to Data Scientist and Entrepreneur

8/26/2020
Resources Interview summaryLinkedIninstagramsitelearn data science online ✍︎✍︎✍︎ From Mechanical Engineer to Data Scientist and Entrepreneur, Albert's goal is to help people reach a higher level of consciousness by means of AI. With his unbeatable determination and positivity, Albert is making the switch from mechanical engineering to data science and entrepreneurship. He has just finished a year-long master program and is ready to get started. We learn in this episode why and how he decided to switch, and what he has in mind for the future. ✍︎✍︎✍︎ We have more interviews on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories. Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBB Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc

Duration:00:44:21

WIPp 027 Brittany Ramsey: From Clinical Therapist to Recruiter and Entrepreneur

8/12/2020
Resources Interview summaryLinkedIninstagram ✍︎✍︎✍︎ "I owe so much of my career to just really valuing people and connections." ✍︎✍︎✍︎ From Clinical Therapist to Corporate Global Recruiter to Entrepreneur, Brittany's purpose is to use mindset strategies to help others discover their purpose and pivot into meaningful careers. In 2015, she left clinical therapy and she talked to us about what she learned along the way. As a recruiter, she cannot stress enough the importance of networking "when you don't have to". In graduate school she took a two-week internship at a real estate developer company and when she met the President of Sales while getting coffee in the kitchen, she debated whether she should introduce herself and make a connection. Most people in the same situation would have passed on the opportunity because this was such a short internship in an unrelated field, but she thought, "I have nothing to lose from this. I'm going to talk to him!" Brittany introduced herself and turned in her resume even though she wasn't expecting to hear back. Years later, while working as a clinical therapist, she got a call and was offered an unexpected role that she had no prior experience in. This is how Brittany got her foot in the door in recruiting. Today, she is a Talent Acquisition Manager at L'Oreal and an entrepreneur. ✍︎✍︎✍︎ We have more interviews on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting stories. Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBB Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc

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