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Dana and Angela from the Work In Progress Podcast interview guests who changed careers to reveal their strategies and lessons so you can do the same for yourself. The hosts believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same should go for their careers. Based on this belief they started their blog, Work In Progress Blogs, in which they write about transitions in career and life and this led to the birth of this podcast where guests are invited to talk about their career-change stories. -More ways to find us-Website: workinprogressblogs.comMedium: https://medium.com/work-in-progress-blogsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Work-In-Progress-2194556864195013/

Dana and Angela from the Work In Progress Podcast interview guests who changed careers to reveal their strategies and lessons so you can do the same for yourself. The hosts believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same should go for their careers. Based on this belief they started their blog, Work In Progress Blogs, in which they write about transitions in career and life and this led to the birth of this podcast where guests are invited to talk about their career-change stories. -More ways to find us-Website: workinprogressblogs.comMedium: https://medium.com/work-in-progress-blogsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Work-In-Progress-2194556864195013/
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Dana and Angela from the Work In Progress Podcast interview guests who changed careers to reveal their strategies and lessons so you can do the same for yourself. The hosts believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same should go for their careers. Based on this belief they started their blog, Work In Progress Blogs, in which they write about transitions in career and life and this led to the birth of this podcast where guests are invited to talk about their career-change stories. -More ways to find us-Website: workinprogressblogs.comMedium: https://medium.com/work-in-progress-blogsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Work-In-Progress-2194556864195013/

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English


Episodes

WIPp 009 An Huynh: From Social Worker and Customer Service to Front-End Web Developer

11/6/2019
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An changed her career from social worker to front-end web developer and this is her work in progress story! In the beginning of her career, An was a social worker and as time went on, she started to feel that there was something missing and she grew unhappy. Next she worked in telemarketing and customer service but was equally unsatisfied and she knew they were just not right for her. Until a cousin encouraged her to try a coding. She did some free online courses and really fell in love...

Duration:00:51:28

WIPp 008 Stephanie Sakamoto: From Teacher and Regulatory Affairs Business Lead to Tech

10/30/2019
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This is the part I of Stephanie's work in progress story. Stephanie switched her paths several times in the past: after she graduated with a biology degree, she taught English in Japan, got a Masters in Business & Science, and worked in Regulatory Affairs at a Gilead... all these were before she discovered the world of user experience designer (UX designer). We talked about how she chose science, how she felt about "starting over" and her boot camp experience. We found that she has very good...

Duration:01:06:05

WIPp 007 Leo Gong: Management Consultant, Founder, Business Operations, Product Manager

10/23/2019
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Leo is a director of product at a Bay Area tech startup but he actually started as a management consultant in an entirely different industry. Over the course of his career, he worked in different roles, industries, and even countries! Why did he choose a Liberal Arts program in college despite being a techie at heart? Why did he decide to quit a good career? And how did he switch from management consulting to tech start ups? What was the transition like? So many questions and we have answers...

Duration:01:01:50

WIPp 006 Lucybloom Webb: Makeup Artist, Yoga Instructor

10/16/2019
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Today’s guest is Lucybloom. Lucybloom is a yoga instructor based in Ireland who transitioned away from her makeup artist career when she realized that she was unhappy with the long working hours and the stressful lifestyle. She started doing yoga as a way to manage stress and as she got more advanced she flew to India and got a yoga instructor certification. At the same time, a car accident on a rainy early morning comute to the film set made her realize that this is not something wanted to...

Duration:01:01:56

WIPp 005 Amy Ng: Pharmacist, UX Designer

10/9/2019
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Amy quit her pharmacist career when she realized she was hitting a development ceiling and she embarked on a journey to find out what she could do next. She joined a coding bootcamp and became an UX designer one year later. In this episode Amy shared with us how she realized her career needed a change, how she figured out if tech was for her, and how she networked post bootcamp. One thing Amy pointed out that we absolutely agreed with is that, there are many transferrable skills you take...

Duration:00:44:40

WIPp 004 Goli Kalkhoran: Lawyer, Podcaster, Blogger, Business Owner

10/2/2019
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Today’s guest is Goli, who quit her career in law when she realized it wasn’t for her and went through a year long journey to figure out what she wanted to do next. She went to meetup events to network with people from different industries and felt really drawn to the tech startup scene. At around the same time she needed to rent a photo booth for her son's first birthday, but the options are there are limited and expensive. And that's when she thought "maybe I can start a business doing...

Duration:00:33:33

WIPp 003 Avery Roth: Hedge Fund Analyst, Startup Founder, Career Change Coach

9/25/2019
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In this episode, we want to inspire you to make career changes with Avery's story. How did Avery switch from a hedge fund analyst to a founder and CEO of her own company and start a coaching business helping others with their career changes? We find out for you in this episode! Avery is a living embodiment of making bold and strategic changes and it reflects in her career trajectory. Check out Avery's profile to learn what other changes she's made in the past and take a look at her website...

Duration:00:50:46

WIPp 002 Shawn Wang: From Finance to Tech

9/18/2019
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After a stressful career in finance for about 7 years, Shawn burnt out and decided to exit. In our conversation he explains how he managed to change career from finance to tech and the lessons along the way. Get to know him more by following him on Twitter and his website. Among the many things he's known for online, our favorite is his Learn In Public essay. Interview summary here. Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons —...

Duration:01:36:26

WIPp 001 Dana & Angela: Introducing the Work In Progress Podcast

9/16/2019
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Introducing the Work In Progress Podcast where Dana and Angela each briefly talks about their stories and why they are passionate about advocating for change. More interviews can be found on their blog and the series How They Did It. 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...

Duration:00:02:13