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Hear inspiring stories of career reinvention, featuring insights and reflections from everyday people around the world who have stepped off their beaten career paths to pursue more meaningful work. Hosted by career consultant Joseph Liu, with listeners in 160+ countries.

Hear inspiring stories of career reinvention, featuring insights and reflections from everyday people around the world who have stepped off their beaten career paths to pursue more meaningful work. Hosted by career consultant Joseph Liu, with listeners in 160+ countries.

Location:

United States

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Hear inspiring stories of career reinvention, featuring insights and reflections from everyday people around the world who have stepped off their beaten career paths to pursue more meaningful work. Hosted by career consultant Joseph Liu, with listeners in 160+ countries.

Language:

English


Episodes

Getting the Help You Need with Norma Kimber- CR86

7/27/2022
Norma Kimber, an operational excellence director at an established, global financial services firm who pivoted to become a virtual assistant and business owner, shares her journey of walking away from her stable, senior role in the corporate world to start her own business.

Duration:00:46:48

Starting Somewhere with Nicole Webb- CR85

6/29/2022
Making a major geographical move can certainly be exciting but also disruptive, jarring, and disorienting. Becoming a new parent is such a privilege but also life-altering in a way that creates both benefits and challenges. Nicole Webb, a journalist and news reader turned media consultant and author, describes what she experienced when moving from Australia to Hong Kong and eventually China while adjusting to life as a new mother. She'll discuss how she managed to adapt and thrive in the...

Duration:00:54:15

Taking Imperfect Actions with Julia Taylor- CR84

5/25/2022
A government defense intelligence officer turned web developer and founder shares her thoughts on building a helpful community, thinking outside of the box, and creating your first website. I also share some thoughts on the importance of being okay with taking imperfect actions and my own challenges I faced building my first website.

Duration:00:55:02

Finding What Fits You with Aimi Elias- CR83

4/27/2022
Civil engineer turned software developer explains the importance of feeling like you fit into your workplace and the role culture plays in your day-to-day job satisfaction. Afterwards, I’ll share my own thoughts on how culture has had an impact on me during my own professional pivots.

Duration:00:40:06

Remaining Resilient with Roman Havrysh- CR82

3/30/2022
Beyond the humanitarian crisis resulting from the invasion of Ukraine, the war there has also taken a huge toll on talented Ukrainians who have had their careers and professional lives fall apart too. Roman Havrysh, owner of the Aimbulance marketing agency in Ukraine and lecturer at Kyiv Mohyla Business School, fled Kyiv after the war began. He describes his story of trying to remain afloat both personally and professionally amid the destruction and tragedy there. We'll talk about what's...

Duration:00:44:46

Charting Your Own Course with Eloise Skinner- CR81

2/23/2022
Corporate lawyer turned author and founder Eloise Skinner describes the permanent changes she made to her career during the pandemic. We talk through the challenges of balancing multiple career endeavours, the seemingly inextricable link between our professional jobs and personal identities, and the importance of honoring your own values and interests. In the Mental Fuel® segment, I also describe what I would consider to be one of the biggest professional tragedies during this pandemic.

Duration:00:45:02

Making an Impression with Brad Stewart- CR80

1/26/2022
Tattoo artist turned marketing manager Brad Stewart shares his perspectives on managing the judgments of others and overcoming the stigma of not having a traditional career or education when entering a new industry. During the Mental Fuel® segment, I share my thoughts on how I decide whether to take on or ignore the opinions of others.

Duration:00:56:47

Opening New Doors with Bommy Lee- CR79

12/29/2021
Bommy Lee, a journalist turned communications head of a life sciences venture capital firm, shares her career insights on the power of professional relationships when relaunching your career, the importance of reconsidering your earlier career choices, and why being content with where you are doesn't necessarily mean you'll happy with where you're headed. During the Mental Fuel® segment, I address a listener’s question about how to figure out your next career move when no particular...

Duration:00:41:59

Climbing the Right Ladder with Alex Spencer- CR78

11/24/2021
Teacher turned marketer Alex Spencer shares her perspectives on the importance of climbing the right career ladder and why she decided that taking a temporary salary hit to pursue more meaningful work was absolutely worth it in the long run.

Duration:00:40:40

Taking Care of Yourself with Erika Russi- CR77

10/28/2021
Erika Russi, a former tax consultant turned data scientist, shares her story of managing a medical condition while trying to change career directions. We discuss how your health can affect your career choices, how to manage imposter syndrome when starting in a new role, and why slowing down is okay and necessary in our careers. During the Mental Fuel® segment, I also describe my own tendencies to overwork and why hustling all the time isn't necessarily the healthiest habit in the long run.

Duration:00:46:12

Overcoming Barriers to Change with Tommy Kelly- CR76

9/29/2021
Tommy Kelly shares his story of relaunching his career as a nuclear power plant engineer to sparkling drinks company founder. We discuss what it takes to let go of a stable job and how to turn a small idea into so much more. I also discuss a few of the more challenging emotional barriers to overcome during career transitions.

Duration:00:39:29

Trying Things Out with My Ly- CR75

9/1/2021
Marketer turned voiceover artist, model, and actress My Ly explains why you should always give yourself the opportunity to try new things out. We discuss the trade-offs of full-time employment versus self-employment versus contract work and the reasons why it's never too late to bravely explore different careers interests.

Duration:00:44:46

Finding What Fulfills You with Pam Katz- CR74

7/28/2021
Marketer turned oncology nurse Pam Katz describes what it takes to start over in your career after a 20 year track record in another industry. We discuss the ups and downs of going back to school mid-career and what it means to do more fulfilling work.

Duration:00:37:52

Changing Course with Youssef Salameh- CR73

4/14/2021
Youssef Salameh, restaurant owner turned realtor describes the emotions and realities of walking away from a career you once loved to pursue something totally different. I also address a listener question about how to balance practicality with aspiration when thinking about your next career move.

Duration:00:40:39

Starting a New Chapter with Christine Snow- CR72

2/17/2021
Flight attendant turned coder Christine Snow shares her story of walking away from her 7-year career as a flight attendant to explore other interests. We discuss how you can tell whether now is the right time to make a change in your career and also talk through some common hurdles, both emotional and practical, that stand in the way of starting something new. Afterwards, I address a listener question about the other parts of your life you may want to reevaluate when you’re rethinking your...

Duration:00:39:37

Handling Setbacks with Aaron Leventhal- CR71

6/24/2020
With so many people suffering career setbacks during this pandemic, I wanted to share this inspiring story of Aaron Leventhal, a former FlyBe airline pilot turned Tesco truck driver. He shares his story of dealing with personal tragedy, managing career upheaval, and finding a way forward after the recent wave of airline industry layoffs. During the Mental Fuel segment, I also share some examples of my own disappointing professional setbacks and ways I've tried to bounce back from these...

Duration:00:41:04

Handling a Crisis with Liya Dashkina- CR70

4/21/2020
After taking a brief break from hosting this podcast, I've decided to restart the show to feature a few stories of how people around the world are managing their professional lives amid the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, which has created tremendous upheaval and uncertainty not only in people's lives but also their careers. On today's show, financial controller Liya Daskina explains how she's been managing her transition after resigning from her role in the UK so she could move back to...

Duration:00:46:39

Wearing Different Hats with Sophie Scott- CR69

12/18/2019
You may find yourself wearing different hats in your career if you're balancing different professional identities or just trying to maintain a certain image at work that doesn't always reflect how you're truly feeling inside. Sophie Scott describes how she balances her work as both a psychotherapist and founder of Balance Media. I'll also describe how those who seem to have it all figured out in their careers are often still wrestling with their own struggles behind the scenes.

Duration:00:46:02

Figuring Things Out with Pip Murray- CR68

12/4/2019
Career pivots often involve shifting into an industry or role you know little about, which can feel especially daunting. Pip Murray, a science museum producer turned founder of Pip & Nut, shares her thoughts on what it takes to start your own company, how to build your confidence during transitions, and why taking action is so important to turn your ideas into reality. During the Mental Fuel segment, I also share some thoughts about how to do something you have no idea how to do.

Duration:00:39:31

Figuring Things Out with Pip Murray- CR68

12/4/2019
Career pivots often involve shifting into an industry or role you know little about, which can feel especially daunting. Pip Murray, a science museum producer turned founder of Pip & Nut, shares her thoughts on what it takes to start your own company, how to build your confidence during transitions, and why taking action is so important to turn your ideas into reality. During the Mental Fuel segment, I also share some thoughts about how to do something you have no idea how to do.

Duration:00:39:31