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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

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

Language:

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:00:47:22