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50 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
Pursuing Your Hobbies with Jenny Goh- CR92
Jenny Goh shares her journey going from researcher to conference organizer to IT project manager and explains the benefits of side hobbies and transitional jobs to your career. During episode 92 of the Career Relaunch® podcast, I'll also talk about how my own hobbies have influenced my professional life in surprising ways.
50 minutes | Dec 29, 2022
Heading in a Better Direction with Tom Keya- CR91
Corporate lawyer turned workplace wellbeing consultant Tom Keya candidly describes his pivot from law into wellness. We discuss the dangerous side of work hustle culture and the hidden costs of relentlessly climbing the corporate ladder. During the Mental Fuel® segment, I describe how to organize your work to ensure you’re honoring your professional priorities in the year ahead.
56 minutes | Nov 24, 2022
Reconnecting With Yourself with Samantha Tovera-Agustin- CR90
Samantha Tovera-Agustin, an HR professional turned founder explains why she chose to move her entire family from the Bay Area to the Philippines. We'll discuss the challenging balance between work and parenthood, signs that suggest you may need a change in your career, and ways you can prevent career regret.
43 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
Waiting For the Right Moment with Kessler Bickford- CR89
Kessler Bickford, a magazine editor turned psychotherapist, discusses the challenges of deciding where you take your career when you have multiple interests and the distinction between identifying and actually pursuing your passion.
51 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Being Honest With Yourself with Melody Mack- CR88
Melody Mack, an neurodiagnostics business owner turned project manager shares her thoughts on managing your relationship with work, letting go of a business you created, and taking an honest look at who you are.
47 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Beginning a New Journey with Andrew Graczyk- CR87
Assistant professor of economics turned data science practice leader candidly describes his pivot from academia into the private sector. We also discuss the unique challenges of academic careers, the importance of being open to new sectors, and why confidence is one of the most important assets to have during career transitions. During the Mental Fuel® segment, I share my thoughts on what's behind The Great Resignation.
47 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Getting the Help You Need with Norma Kimber- CR86
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.
54 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Starting Somewhere with Nicole Webb- CR85
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 midst of tremendous professional and personal change.
55 minutes | May 26, 2022
Taking Imperfect Actions with Julia Taylor- CR84
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.
40 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Finding What Fits You with Aimi Elias- CR83
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.
46 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Remaining Resilient with Roman Havrysh- CR82
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 happened to his agency, team, and own perspectives on his professional future there. I'll also share my thoughts on resilience during times of crisis.
46 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Charting Your Own Course with Eloise Skinner- CR81
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.
57 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Making an Impression with Brad Stewart- CR80
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.
42 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Opening New Doors with Bommy Lee- CR79
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 direction jumps out to you.
41 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Climbing the Right Ladder with Alex Spencer- CR78
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.
46 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Taking Care of Yourself with Erika Russi- CR77
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.
39 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Overcoming Barriers to Change with Tommy Kelly- CR76
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.
45 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Trying Things Out with My Ly- CR75
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.
38 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Finding What Fulfills You with Pam Katz- CR74
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.
41 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Changing Course with Youssef Salameh- CR73
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.
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