The Career Change Maker Podcast

Janine Esbrand

How do I find my dream job? How do I change career? How can I pivot without taking a pay cut? And the biggest question of all...Is now really the right time for a career change?Welcome to the Career Change Maker Podcast where we answer ALL of those questions and so much more. Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love. Janine shares the approaches she used to leave her corporate lawyer job and build a portfolio career that has her jumping out of bed every morning. Along with sharing her best tips, she interviews amazing everyday change makers who are loving their work and life since making a career move. We believe that life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy! Ready to become a career change maker?Tune in.

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# 198: Why You Should Frequently Audit Your Own Performance
5d ago
# 198: Why You Should Frequently Audit Your Own Performance
In today's episode I will be talking about why you should frequently audit your own performance in the context of the work place.There are so many occasions when I speak to clients that I'm working with who are ready to step up in their careers, who are ready to articulate the value they bring to an organisation. When we start looking for the evidence and looking for the examples of the work they've completed, the impact they have already made, they struggle to bring everything together.Often times we want and rely on a structure that's put in place within an organisation. i.e. the annual review.That is not often enough - we can't just rely on the organisation or the job search process to make us do the work that we should be doing throughout our journeys... the work that we should be doing on a consistent basis.If you're being intentional about the goals you are setting around your career development, then you're able to be intentional about tracking the results that you're getting. If you are not taking time to decided what it is you're trying to achieve, it's difficult to track it and if you're not tracking it, it's difficult to talk about it... and if you're not talking about it, it's difficult to get recognised for it.What you will learn:How to audit every 90 days: By doing an audit every quarter, you are taking time to plan ahead and decide what is it that you want to achieve in the next quarter. The 3 things you need to focus on when doing your audit are: what are your personal goals? What are the company's goals? How do your goals align with the company's goals? When you understand what you want to do and your goals align with the company, it's so much easier for you to draw out the value that you bring. Identifying your strengths: Lean into what you're good at and how you do things best. You're likely to get to where you want to get to quicker doing this, rather than trying to do something in a pre-prescribed way that doesn't align.Importance of auditing: When you are in your day-to-day role, it's easy to lose track of the goals you have set. Setting your goals and doing an audit for the next quarter is helping you keep on track.Other episodes you may enjoy:Episode 192: How To Get A Six Figure Salary Increase During Your Career Change With Scott BarlowEpisode 197: Moving Past Negative Work ExperiencesTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistPerfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover
# 198: Why You Should Frequently Audit Your Own Performance
5d ago
# 198: Why You Should Frequently Audit Your Own Performance
In today's episode I will be talking about why you should frequently audit your own performance in the context of the work place.There are so many occasions when I speak to clients that I'm working with who are ready to step up in their careers, who are ready to articulate the value they bring to an organisation. When we start looking for the evidence and looking for the examples of the work they've completed, the impact they have already made, they struggle to bring everything together.Often times we want and rely on a structure that's put in place within an organisation. i.e. the annual review.That is not often enough - we can't just rely on the organisation or the job search process to make us do the work that we should be doing throughout our journeys... the work that we should be doing on a consistent basis.If you're being intentional about the goals you are setting around your career development, then you're able to be intentional about tracking the results that you're getting. If you are not taking time to decided what it is you're trying to achieve, it's difficult to track it and if you're not tracking it, it's difficult to talk about it... and if you're not talking about it, it's difficult to get recognised for it.What you will learn:How to audit every 90 days: By doing an audit every quarter, you are taking time to plan ahead and decide what is it that you want to achieve in the next quarter. The 3 things you need to focus on when doing your audit are: what are your personal goals? What are the company's goals? How do your goals align with the company's goals? When you understand what you want to do and your goals align with the company, it's so much easier for you to draw out the value that you bring. Identifying your strengths: Lean into what you're good at and how you do things best. You're likely to get to where you want to get to quicker doing this, rather than trying to do something in a pre-prescribed way that doesn't align.Importance of auditing: When you are in your day-to-day role, it's easy to lose track of the goals you have set. Setting your goals and doing an audit for the next quarter is helping you keep on track.Other episodes you may enjoy:Episode 192: How To Get A Six Figure Salary Increase During Your Career Change With Scott BarlowEpisode 197: Moving Past Negative Work ExperiencesTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistPerfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover
# 197: Moving Past Negative Work Experiences
Nov 17 2022
# 197: Moving Past Negative Work Experiences
In today's episode, I will be talking about moving past negative work experiences. This is something that has come up a few times in coaching sessions lately, so I have a feeling it will resonate with quite a few of you. I was working with one particular client who was ready to step up to a more senior position. We were exploring what it is that she wanted to do, where she wanted to go and how she would need to position herself.Once we knew the answers to these, I noticed there was a bit of resistance from her in taking the steps to make it happen.My client's resistance was coming from her negative experiences with her previous employer. We had to really peel back all the layers and identify the positive lessons learned through the negative experience.Once she identified the lessons, we were then able to make changes that aligned better to what she wanted, so she wouldn't have to come across the same negative experience again in a different environment.What you will learn:Addressing negative experiences- If you don't address the way a negative experience has impacted you, you are likely to bring that into a new role where you have the opportunity to do things differently.Recognising the lessons- Instead of taking the negative experience with you, look at it as a lesson. You now have a new opportunity to do things differently in a new environment.Other episodes you may enjoy:Episode 194: How To Know What Type Of Career Coaching Support Would Be Best For YouEpisode 196: Finding Your Passion Through Change With Elena AgaragimovaTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistWant more knowledge in less time? Blinkist is a professional book summary service that allows you to understand the key insights from the world's best non-fiction books in 15 minutes or less.Perfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover
# 196: Finding Your Passion Through Change With Elena Agaragimova
Nov 9 2022
# 196: Finding Your Passion Through Change With Elena Agaragimova
In today's episode I have a very interesting interview with my guest, Elena, about her inspiring career change transition.Elena started her career in higher education, which she found to be slow-paced, so she then shifted to corporate learning, working with the younger generation.In 2019, Elena explains while she was based in Dubai she co-founded a company call Bessern with a business partner. Bessern focuses on performance well-being in organisations. She was also involved in various other projects, such as building up talent pipelines for small companies.Elena shares that in the beginning of her career transition, she didn't really have a strategy, "Having an idea about what you want to do is a starting point, it doesn't have to be all mapped out, but consider what you like, what you don't like and what things give you energy." Elena talks about being mindful of not making an 'emotional' decision. We often want to make a change when we're in a state of emotional burnout but this isn't the best place to be making a decision from. Be self-aware and honest with yourself, ask yourself  "what am I running away from and what I am running towards?"Elena has always had a side hustle and over the years corporate learning and development has been one of them. "I have always been experimenting, I always had a 9-5, but I was creating opportunities for myself, by doing random projects and paid or unpaid work".Towards the end of 2019 she started to get a lot of clients of her own, which meant she would have to take time off work and use her vacation time to do sessions. She started thinking maybe this was the time to do this full time, as she was feeling overwhelmed with her work. What you will learn:Identifying roles you are interested in: If you have an idea you are interested in, be open to it. Experiment with it, find platforms and networks that can support your journey.The importance of networking: Source opportunities, either paid or voluntary, to build confidence in areas which you think your confidence or experience is lacking.Creating opportunities for yourself: Experiment with your idea, try different ways to achieve your goal. Fully putting yourself out there increases your chance of opportunities.Connect with Elena Agaragimova on  LinkedIn or BessernOther episodes you may enjoy:Episode174: How My Career Changed For The Better After Covid-19 Lock DownEpisode 175: What Common Career Mistake Lawyers Make That Keeps Them Feeling StuckTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistWant more knowledge in less time? Blinkist is a professional book summary service that allows you to understand the key insights from the world's best non-fiction books in 15 minutes or less.Perfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover
#  195: When You Feel Resistance To Change, Keep Going
Nov 2 2022
# 195: When You Feel Resistance To Change, Keep Going
In today's episode I am talking about when you feel resistance to change, keep going. When you are contemplating a career move or your in the process of figuring it out, it is likely that you are going to experience resistance. Reistance can come in different  forms, internal and external. Im going to talk about both forms but more focus on the internal resistance.My client I'm talking about has been making incredible progress inside the program, she identified what she doesn't want to do, she clarified some options she wants to pursuit.What my client is feeling right now is normal. If you are in your comfort zone, if you have been in your role to a lot of years, you are comfortable in your role, your comfortable doing your job how you have been doing it for so many years, it's what you know.Now when you decide to step outside of your comfort zone, your subconscious mind is like "what are we doing. why are we doing this?" This is where the resistance comes in but you need to be able to keep going, it doesn't mean you should give up, if you feel the resistance it means you are stepping out of your comfort zone, you are opening up for different experiences. Resistance is a good thing it shows your taking action and doing the uncomfortable things that are required in order for you  to move from A-B.Its very important to ask yourself "why am embarking on this journey, what is my motivation" when you start to doubt yourself, you can always go back to your "why" and get re-fuelled to continue on your journey. What you will learn:The power of resistance - When you have decided that you want to make a career move and you embark on your journey, it is normal for you to feel some resistance. You are coming out of your comfort zone, so the experience will inevitably feel a little challenging. But never give up - it is definitely possible for YOU.Using external factors - We have all heard that saying: "you have to be in it to win it" and this definitely applies when you want to make that career change. You will have to be consistent and prepared to put yourself fully out there. Just sending one or two CVs to companies once every week or applying for the odd job here and there is not going to give you the result you are looking for.Identify the "why" of your journey - Take some time to reflect and ask yourself: "why do I want to make a career move and what is the motivation?" Getting clarity around what that is, is going to help with your transition when the resistance starts setting in.Other episodes you may enjoy:Episode 176: 3 Ways To Get Recognition For The Amazing Job You Are Already Doing Episode 181: How This Lawyer Pivoted Into An Unconventional Legal Role That Is Perfect For HerTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistWant more knowledge in less time? Blinkist is a professional book summary service that allows you to understand the key insights from the world's best non-fiction books in 15 minutes or less.Perfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover
# 194: How To Know What Type Of Career Coaching Support Would Be Best For You
Oct 26 2022
# 194: How To Know What Type Of Career Coaching Support Would Be Best For You
In today's episode I am talking about how to know what type of career coaching support would be best for you.I speak to a lot of people who are feeling stuck in their role or career. They want to make a move but aren't sure how to make it happen. Sometimes they're looking into hiring someone to update their CV or LinkedIn profile or sometimes they're looking at job boards. These aren't the places to start!It's important you follow the correct process. If you don't, somewhere along your journey, you will find yourself feeling confused. First, you need to get the clarity around what you want to achieve, then you get the support with the transition. A lot of people start with getting one-to-one support from a coach, which is likely to last 3, 6, or 8 months. You will work with your coach and they can help you to focus on what you want to focus on, using strategies and helping you to overcome the mindset blocks.Others may start with group coaching, and this is what I have seen to be the most valuable. When you are surrounded by people who have the same mindset, who are on a similar journey to you, you feel supported in a different way.The coaching is supporting you and guiding you through, but you also get to see other people going through the process and this is what is so powerful - it shifts your belief around what is possible and re-enforces your belief around what is possible when you see it happening for others too.  What you will learn:The power of community - When you're in a community, in times of doubting yourself you can borrow someone's belief. You can see first-hand their journey, share the same experience and support each other. How to attract the role you want - Using the tools you already have, how you can strategically network, tap into the hidden job market and use your personal branding so you can position yourself to attract the type of opportunities you wantThe benefits of group coaching - This is particularly important when you have been in your role for several years. The chances are your friends and colleagues are in the same industry and so when you say you want to make a career move, their reaction is not what you're looking for. Being a part of group coaching means you can interact with people who understand where you are coming from, possibly in the same situation you're in. The support is priceless. Other episodes you may enjoy:Episode 107: How To Navigate Making A Career Change Without Overwhelm With Julie BillingsEpisode 109: The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job MarketTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistWant more knowledge in less time? Blinkist is a professional book summary service that allows you to understand the key insights from the world's best non-fiction books in 15 minutes or less.Perfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover more and start your free trial.
#193 Reasons You Are Convincing Yourself You Need To Stay In A Role You No Longer Enjoy
Oct 19 2022
#193 Reasons You Are Convincing Yourself You Need To Stay In A Role You No Longer Enjoy
In today's episode I am talking about the 3 reasons you are convincing yourself you need to stay in a role you no longer enjoy. I get a lot of people asking me questions like: 'How did you make the transition from a Lawyer to a career coach?', and 'What made you take the big leap?'I have asked myself why it took me so long to make the move and what was my thought process. After reflecting, I came up with 3 reasons why I was delaying the career move that I knew I wanted to make, and in this podcast episode, I share them with you. What you will learn:How doubting whether it's possible to make a career move can hold you back - I know you have invested so much time into your career and getting to where you are today, so it makes sense that you have doubts whether you can make the transition, and still have the salary that you require. You may feel that you might have to take a pay cut or make a complete change in industry and you're concerned that you lack the skills. But when you gather data that helps you to get a better vision of the possibilities that are out there for you, you will feel confident and inspired to take the action required.How to deal with confusion around the career transition you want to make - When you have been in your industry for years, you know how the organisation works. you know what you need to do to progress within that organisation. But when you're making a career move, it's something new, out of your comfort zone, so of course the confusion is going to creep in! Should you make a shift, leap or pivot? I'm going to help you decide what opportunities there are to explore.  Why guilt can stop you in your tracks - Guilt appears when you have committed a lot of time and effort working hard and making progress in an organisation. You might be unhappy, and you have decided you want a career change, but feel guilty because of all the time and effort you have invested into your role. I'm going to help you release this feeling of guilt so that you feel freedom to move into a new role that aligns with you and your goals.Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 185: Growing Into Your New Role After A Career ChangeEpisode 192: How To Get A Six Figure Salary Increase During Your Career Change With Scott BarlowTHIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistWant more knowledge in less time? Blinkist is a professional book summary service that allows you to understand the key insights from the world's best non-fiction books in 15 minutes or less.Perfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover more and start your free trial.
# 192 - How To Get A Six Figure Salary Increase During Your Career Change With Scott Barlow
Oct 12 2022
# 192 - How To Get A Six Figure Salary Increase During Your Career Change With Scott Barlow
In today’s episode, I am talking how to change career and get a six-figure salary increase in the process with my guest Scott Barlow.We discuss Scott's very impactful career journey. After taking a role that seemed perfect to everyone else but was far from perfect from him, Scott spent 10 years researching what it takes to build fulfilling careers. Scott shares those insights through his podcast, coaching programs and more recently through his "Happen To Your Career" book.What You Will Learn:1. Create the ideal career profile - When you identify what you want and what you don't want in your career, you can then align those desires with what you value. An aligned career will lead to an increased level of output.2. Changing career and increase your salary -  It is possible to make a career change and keep the same salary. How you enter the career change is very important. Disregard any organisations that are not offering you what you want. Once you found an organisation you want to work for, get to a situation where the organisation loves you or can't imagine not having you on the team. Then, you are in a good place to start your negotiation.3. Effectively  negotiate - Gather information, build relationships and partner with them so that you can come up with a solution that is a win/win for both sides. Connect with Scott : Website I LinkedIn Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 180: How Other Lawyers Are Getting Career Clarity And Making Life Changing TransitionsEpisode 188 - The Power of Leveraging Your Strengths with Trudy BatemanTHIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistWant more knowledge in less time? Blinkist is a professional book summary service that allows you to understand the key insights from the world's best non-fiction books in 15 minutes or less.Perfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover more and start your free trial.
# 191 - The Identify Shifts That Must Happen If You Want To Make A Career Change
Oct 6 2022
# 191 - The Identify Shifts That Must Happen If You Want To Make A Career Change
In today’s episode I am diving into the identity shifts that must happen if you want to make a career change.I've had so many conversations with clients who say they want to make a career change but they don't have the relevant credentials, discredit the experience that they already have and talk themselves out of opportunities before they do any divining to really assess if they could be a good candidate.One of my clients kept herself with a box, she couldn't see herself doing anything different, despite the fact that she had the credentials, the experience and met all the criteria.She didn't take on that leadership identity initially.  Once she did the work and started to look at things differently and separated who she is from what she does, new opportunities started coming her way.What you will learn:1. The importance of identity shifts - when you can separate who you are from what you do it is easier to be open to new possibilities2. Leverage your varied expertise - The experience that you have gained elsewhere can be relevant and welcomed in the new are that you want to move into. What you already have can give you an edge and help you to stand out.3. The power of selling your value - Once you recognise the objective of the organisation and the purpose of the role you're less likely to consider whether you are "good enough?" and more likely to focus on whether you have a track record of figuring things out. Organisations are more concerned with the value that you bring, than you probably realise.Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 109 - The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job MarketEpisode 120: Has The Fear of Success Been Holding You Back?THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> episode is sponsored by BlinkistWant more knowledge in less time? Blinkist is a professional book summary service that allows you to understand the key insights from the world's best non-fiction books in 15 minutes or less.Perfect for curious people who love to learn, busy people who don’t have time to read, and even people who aren’t into reading. Click here to discover more and start your free trial.
# 190 Embracing The Career Change Journey With Anjuli Obaro
Sep 29 2022
# 190 Embracing The Career Change Journey With Anjuli Obaro
In today’s episode I interview Anjuli Obaro about her career change journey to landing an ideal role and securing a pay rise at the same time.What you’ll learn:The importance of getting clear on your valuesStaying committed to the goal even When life happensHow to reposition your experience to attract different opportunitiesGetting clear of your values- Anjuli took the time to get clear on her values early in the career change process which made it easier for her to identify opportunities that were ideal for her.Staying committed to your goals - Anjuli made her commitment to change her career and leaving her 10 year teaching career in 2020. Despite her plans to transition promptly life happened! She was forced to press pause on her plans but was committed to make her change regardless of how long it would take.Two years on and she was able to make a transition that allows her to live the flexible life style that she desires as a mother of two.She made honoured her commitment and kept taking action (even if small at times) to ensure she achieved her goal.Sometimes you need to slow down, but know that if you stay focused you will achieve your goals.Reposition your experience to attract different opportunities- Initially Anjuli had no idea how her teacher experience would translate in other settings or industries.She took the time to learn about different opportunities through research and networking.When she identified two roles that she was interested in different industries, she had to position her experience differently for both roles.Through making targeted applications which focused on the needs of the role and goals for the organisations she landed two compelling roles and had the opportunity to choose.If you are on a career journey, be inspired and know that your ideal role is out there waiting for you!Other episodes you may enjoy:Episode 109 - The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job MarketEpisode 121 : You Don't Need To Retrain To Find Job SatisfactionTHIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMThis episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability
# 189: Be Proactive And Start Building Your Legacy
Sep 14 2022
# 189: Be Proactive And Start Building Your Legacy
In this episode I am reflecting on the Queen and the impact she has made and the legacy she has left behind. I think this is very relevant in terms of our individual journeys - there's so many lessons that we can learn from her life and how she proactively worked to leave an incredible legacy.What are you committed to? The Queen was committed to her role and duties for 70 years. She was ill but up until 2 days before she passed, she was still committed to her duties.It made me ask the question: what I am committed to? I'm going ask you the same: What are you committed to when it comes to your career? Through the work that I do with women from around the world, in different industries, and from the feedback I get from Podcast listeners, I see these women wanting to get somewhere or wanting to make some kind of move, but they are not necessarily taking action. And the reasons are " I don't have enough time", "I don't know what I want to do" or " I don't know how to position myself".My question is: is that the real reason? Because often there's a surface reason but when you pull back the layers, there's another reason that's ultimately holding you back. People often say, "I don't have time to dedicate to my career development", or "I don't have time to figure out what is it I want to do next". But then they spend lots of time on social media. When we consider the average person spends 90, 000 hours at work in their lifetime, I think figuring out what you should be doing and where you should be and how you can be best doing the role should be a priority.If time is an issue, my question is: can you do an audit on your time to really see where you are spending your time and are you spending your time in the right way?Let's make sure the time we have is time well spent. Fast forward and say, "when I'm in my old age what do I want to be able to look back and say what I have achieved". It can help to focus on what you should be doing NOW so that you build a career that you can look back and be proud of.What you will learn:How to manage your time effectively to achieve your goalsHow to be proactive in working towards your career goalsHow to gather data to help support your decision making and gain awareness of where you need to be investing your time.How to manage your time effectively to achieve your goals - learn to prioritising your time now will make it easier to achieve your goals in the future. The days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months and the months turns into years.How to be proactive - Start creating opportunities for the roles or careers you want. Liaise with people who already have the experience which you might lack. Be strategic by surrounding yourself with people who could help you get to where you want to be. Gathering data - Doing an audit based on where you are and where you want to be is a great way to gather data that can really benefit you by creating awareness on what is is you should be focusing on and where you should be investing your time and efforts.Other episodes you may enjoy:185 - Growing Into Your New Role After A Career Change117- Stop Over Looking Experience And Missing Out On OpportunitiesTHIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMThis episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability
#188 - The Power of Leveraging Your Strengths with Trudy Bateman
Aug 3 2022
#188 - The Power of Leveraging Your Strengths with Trudy Bateman
In today’s episode, I am talking about the power of leveraging your strengths with guest expert Trudy Bateman, the Director of Strengths Profile. Strengths profile is the tool that can help you understand how you can leverage your strengths  to have optimal performance in the workplace.What you will learn:Preparing For Success-  Success is about what we truly are motivated to enjoy, so we measure your energy, your strengths, and how you use it. If you're not using it, then we can help you or you can help yourself to start to use this a bit more. So performance is energy, energy is the magic, energy is life and it is the life force. This is where you will make a difference in your career.Embracing Your Strengths - If everyone in the team knows what their strengths are then it's so much easier to make sure that you've got the right people doing the right roles and bringing the right energy and motivation to the work. Understanding Your Uniqueness- It's the uniqueness that you need to be thinking about when you're transitioning at any point in your career.Episode Highlights·       01:45 -  If you know, understand and can leverage your strengths in the work that you do, your level of fulfilment is going to go up as is the level of impact that you're able to make. ·       16:50 - Your uniqueness in terms of careers is fundamentally critical as to how you sell yourself, how you talk about yourself, and also how you decide on the right kind of career.·       23:10 - If we can push and stretch ourselves in the areas of our strengths by trying those new careers, and pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone in the areas of our strengths, then we’re going to have much more confidence and success.Want to find out your top strengths? Take your FREE strengths profile assessment HERE Connect with Trudy Bateman on  LinkedInStrengths Profile: Website           LinkedInOther episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 180: How Other Lawyers Are Getting Career Clarity And Making Life Changing TransitionsEpisode 182: How Lack Of Alignment Is Costing You Thousands Every Single Year
# 187 - Stop Waiting For The Right Time, Create It
Jul 27 2022
# 187 - Stop Waiting For The Right Time, Create It
In today’s episode of the ‘Career Change Maker’ podcast, I am diving into why it is important to stop waiting for the right time to make a career move, and instead create it. Episode Highlights·       03:50 – In case you're not yet at the place of your choice then it means you're tolerating your current position while knowing that you don't want to be tolerating it.·       06:00 – All of us have some basic needs, so when you don't have those things fulfilled then it is really hard for you to consider anything else.·       08:00 – One of my clients took the opportunity and time to join my program and work through what she wanted in her career. She landed a new role within four weeks of being made redundant and the role was fully aligned with her values. Had she not started the process, likely that she would have just jumped into a very similar role once she took voluntary redundancy.·       10:25 - There's a lot of introspection, research, and positioning that needs to happen for you to attract the right type of role. So in my program, I take people through the data method, which helps them to define exactly what they want to do. ·       12:15 - Take control of the things that you have control over, and if you know that you're not happy in your career, then let’s do something about it. It makes me so happy when I hear that my clients have got promoted, I feel so glad that I made this transition.What you will learn:I often hear from people who are not happy in their current role, who know that they feel undervalued in their role and that they are just going to wait until they feel more confident. However the waiting period is often ongoing and not productive. If you're in a position where you know that you're not happy, why wait until there is a circumstance where you have to figure out the next move, and you're not going to have the headspace to think through what you want to do. So instead of saying, “I'm going to wait until later”, ask yourself, “What am I waiting for?” It makes more sense for you to pay attention to this now rather than putting it off till later.If you have a valid reason for wanting to make a move, then it is important to pay attention to that right now. The reality is if you want to move into something new then it's not just about you jumping to another same role with another company, it's about you figuring out what you want to do in the long term and that takes time. There's a whole process that has to have for you to have clarity around what you want to do.Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 109 - The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job MarketEpisode 120: Has The Fear of Success Been Holding You Back?THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >>
# 186 -  Thriving in a Remote Working Environment with Sarah Fern
Jul 20 2022
# 186 - Thriving in a Remote Working Environment with Sarah Fern
In today’s episode of the ‘Career Change Maker’ podcast, I am talking with Sarah Fern about thriving in a remote working environment and how you can make it work in a remote working environment. I think there’s no better person than Sarah for me to speak to and have a discussion around making remote working successful.The reason I am having a conversation with Sarah about remote working is that she's the Head of people at Velocity Global where they help people to work from anywhere. So, I want to dive in and have a very candid conversation about how it all works.Episode Highlights·       09:15 – Our policy says if you get your job done, that's your duty. You sign up to do your job and where you do that from and when you do that, that's in your control.·       11:15 - When we say ‘Be Bold’ (One of our Company Values), it's especially important in this remote world because you don't always have someone next to you that you can check in with your co-worker or your team may not be around when you have a specific question and that forces you to make informed decisions. ·       33:28 - Empower yourself, don't hold back. There are a lot of spaces in the world where you're needed and your fire is needed and we need to unleash ourselves quite frankly. What you will learn:.The importance of culture - In our remote world, if we don't foster that healthy culture, if we don't foster and celebrate those behaviours and values, we wouldn't be where we are today so people-first approach that human approach to celebrating people for who they are. We have all religions and people of the world represented and we have to work like that. So, anyone who falls out of line has a very short career with us. Navigating working remotely - Working anywhere is probably not for everyone. If this is your first job, this is quite a task because you have to become an amazing network person. It can be a lonely journey and so, we try and have a lot of interactions, we have a buddy system, the new starters, we have team members in our team who look after our new starters. We need to be really good at sharing information and we have recently introduced a Virtual HQ. It is a platform where we share, communicate, and share recordings, pictures, or any updates.Aligning Your Values - Find a workplace that shares your values, but that doesn't always exist. So, if it doesn't exist, if you can't find it, find it within yourself, don't create it. Unleash that passion and go find your tribe who are already doing it or doing it differently. Learn from them too, because we have so many opportunities, and we haven't even started properly. About Guest:Sarah Fern (Today’s guest), Chief People Officer at Velocity GlobalVelocity Global:  Website     LinkedIn Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode174: How My Career Changed For The Better After Covid-19 Lock DownEpisode 175: What Common Career Mistake Lawyers Make That Keeps Them Feeling StuckTHIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMJoin the waitlist for the program >> www.careerchangemakers.com/ccmprogram
#184 - Why You Wont Let Yourself Progress Towards A Career Change
Jun 21 2022
#184 - Why You Wont Let Yourself Progress Towards A Career Change
In today’s episode, I am talking about why you won’t let yourself progress towards a career change.The reason I want to talk about this topic here is that sometimes people want to make a career change but they find themselves spinning their wheels and not making any progress.What you will learn:When it comes to making a career move, it may feel difficult to move towards what you're saying and what you want. But if you are not taking any action towards making a difference, then it may be that you're not thinking about the right things. It's easy to say that I need to make a career change and I'm going to go jump on job boards and see what's out there. But the reality is doing that isn't going to help you to move forward because when you look out onto the board, you may not see any opportunities that take all the boxes for you. You have to try a different approach if you feel you're going back and forth and not getting the right outcomes. I want to encourage you to start thinking about things differently and say, that if you were to explore alternative options then think beyond your current profile. Then we actually start exploring what that would actually look like.The job market is challenging and competitive right now. But there are people out there who are landing roles in ideal positions for them. My clients are doing it, but there are people who are willing to push past their fear of shifting to a new role/ industry. You might be seeing hundreds of hundreds of people applying for particular roles and when you see that there's so much competition out there, you start feeling that it's not possible for you to make a move right now. But there are other ways to do things, there are people that are leveraging their network, and the hidden job market so that they can learn, which is a little difficult.Uncomfortableness is for a season and it allows you and prepares you for what is to come and the role that you'll be able to land at either an elevated position or you might be negotiating a higher salary or you might just feel like you have a much better lifestyle because the role is more aligned to you as a person. All of that is available, but you have to go through a period of discomfort in order for you to do that.Making the decision and recognising  that when you make a decision that doesn't mean I have to figure it out right now. It's just that you're making a decision, and you're committing to the process of figuring it out. It gets your wheels turning and your brain working in different ways.
# 183- These Assumptions Are Holding You Back From Career Change Success
Jun 8 2022
# 183- These Assumptions Are Holding You Back From Career Change Success
In today’s episode of the ‘Career Change Maker’ podcast, I am talking about these assumptions that are holding you back from career change success.The reason I want to talk about this topic here is that this is something that happens to a lot of people in terms of their thought processes. If you're someone who's been thinking about a career change, you've been stuck, and are not quite sure what steps to take then this episode is going to be useful for you when it comes to a career change. Episode Highlights·       01:40 -  When you've been in your role for a long time in a particular industry it can feel really overwhelming and difficult to pin down what the alternatives should look like.·       04:25 - I want you to challenge yourself around the assumptions that you're making about what is possible for you because if you are constantly making assumptions about your success then you're not giving yourself enough time to see the different options that you're considering.·       06:00 - Before we talk about the strategy, I really pay attention to what assumptions are made about, what is possible for me next in my career, are these assumptions based on fact, or are these assumptions just coming up based on my thoughts.·       08:25 - I created the ‘Career Change Maker’ program because I recognize that too many amazingly talented women are missing important direction and strategy for their career development and advancement. What you will learn:  As you are considering what it is that you want to do, it could even be for you to go for a promotion, it doesn't necessarily have to be you moving away to do something different, but considering the different things you're contemplating really pay attention to the thoughts that are coming up for you. This is because if you are discounting that opportunity as you don't feel like you are good enough, it might be more about assumptions that you're making than it is about real facts. It's really important for us to pay attention to our thoughts. Oftentimes people say that they need to know what to do like updating their LinkedIn or Resume, etc. All of that is good and relevant but if you don't pay attention to the thoughts that you have in your mind, and the assumptions that you are making around what is possible, the strategy would be irrelevant. Identifying what you want to do involves two things ‘What’ and ‘How’. Once we determine what you want to do, then we can look at the strategy but don't allow not knowing what the strategy looks like to stop you from determining that this is the path you want to take. Then you can move to the how and while you're in the what phase allow yourself to fully explore. Don't hold yourself back because you assume it's not going to be possible. Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 110 : Making Major Career Changes With Louise GlendonEpisode 120: Has The Fear of Success Been Holding You Back?THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >>
# 182: How Lack Of Alignment Is Costing You Thousands Every  Single Year
Jun 2 2022
# 182: How Lack Of Alignment Is Costing You Thousands Every Single Year
In today’s episode of the ‘Career Change Maker’ podcast, I am talking about how lack of alignment is costing you thousands every single year. I see that people go around saying that they want to change but they're not making any moves. People have the desire to make a career move but there's resistance so either people know what they need to do, but they're not taking the action, or they don't know what they need to do, but they're not getting the support. Episode Highlights·       02:30 -  What I see as a pattern time and time again, is that people say they want to make a move in their careers but then when it comes to actually taking action there is resistance there.·       04:15 - When there is a lack of alignment in your career, and when you are feeling frustrated, those feelings have to be channelled somewhere. This is when the people who are close to you, are the ones who experience those emotions.·       05:50 – Many times when I finished working with my clients inside of my program, and we wrap up and they're able to really transform their work-life, they come to me and say “Thank you for your support, and my husband also says thanks.”·       07:30 - I want us to be thinking that when we are deciding and making a decision not to take any action and not to do things differently. Know that it not only affects you but it affects those around you. It doesn't just affect you because of the emotions that you're feeling they have to go somewhere.·       09:50 -  It's important to think about where is it that you want to be because people say that they want to make a move, but they're not taking any action. When you're not taking any action then you're not going to get to where it is you could get to.What you will learn:What often happens is the people that you love, the people who are close to you, those are the people that experience the real emotions. So the outside world, the work world, they get the polished version, and then the people who are close to you get the real version. So what that looks like is getting irritated with your children. It looks like not having much patience with family members who will have a conversation with you.The other aspect of being in a place where there's no alignment between who you are and how you want to show up in the work that you do is that it's not going to be possible for you to truly get to the place where your earning potential is fulfilled when you're not in the right role. All of the irritation and frustration that you're experiencing, all of that takes your energy and capacity.It is important to recognize the opportunity costs for the decisions that you're making or the decisions you're not making when it comes to your career progression and your career advancement. If you've been saying the same thing time and time again for the last few months or years, but yet you're still in the same position then the question is what is holding you back from moving forward, and then when you identify what that is, how can you be approaching it.Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 174: How My Career Changed For The Better After Covid-19 Lock DownEpisode 176: 3 Ways To Get Recognition For The Amazing Job You Are Already DoingTHIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >>
# 181: How This Lawyer Pivoted Into An Unconventional Legal Role That Is Perfect For Her
May 23 2022
# 181: How This Lawyer Pivoted Into An Unconventional Legal Role That Is Perfect For Her
In today’s episode of the ‘Career Change Maker’ podcast, I am talking about how this lawyer pivoted into an unconventional legal role that is perfect for her. I wanted to share with you a little story to give you an example of a lawyer who was able to pivot into an unconventional role and how she made that possible.The reason I am talking about this example is that this particular lawyer went through one of my programs and oftentimes we hear that things are possible but then if we don't see an example of it, it's hard to truly believe it. So, when you see an example from someone who's in a similar space to you then it is easy to believe. Episode Highlights·       03:20 -  I want to share with you the three things that my client had to pay attention to that allowed her to identify and then move into different types of roles.·       05:55 - There are a number of learned behaviours that we develop in our careers and those learned behaviours serve us well because they allow us to operate in the environment that we've been put in, and they allow us to perform.·       07:40 - The second thing that she did was to address the beliefs around what good would look like. So in order to do that she had to identify what would be good without putting the filters on.·       09:20 – My client got to the place where she was aware of who she was, and was aware of the type of role that would be good for her.·       10:50 – Since she knew that this was an ideal opportunity for her, so rather than taking the approach that she used to take to opportunities, it was more yes, and so she went for it. What you will learn:This client of mine had been in her career, she started off in private practice, she worked hard to get to where she was, and she had done some testing. So she had taken some different roles, and kind of created a portfolio career for herself but was still feeling like something was missing. She was thinking about moving into different industries, wanted to do something that was more meaningful, and was using her skill set completely. So when she came into the program, she was a bit skeptical as to whether or not it was going to be possible for her to figure out what else she might do.So we learn how to show up, we learn how to speak, we learn what to say, we learn how to navigate our way through certain environments, but are those things that you've learned align with who you actually are as a person, and how you would typically show up if those things were not required for you. So it's important to understand your true self, not just the self that shows up at work, and does what you're supposed to be doing because you're paid to do it, but the self that you are outside of work.The third phase is to expand your understanding and knowledge about what is available. Oftentimes, we have our blinkers on and don't always take the time to look outside of that to consider the current landscape that we're in and how the industry is changing and how new opportunities are being developed all of the time because of innovation and change.Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 155: How To Be More Confident In Your Career Change DecisionsEpisode 162: The #1 Career Lesson I wish I Learned SoonerTHIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> www.careerchangemakers.com/ccmprogram
# 180: How Other Lawyers Are Getting Career Clarity And Making Life Changing Transitions
May 19 2022
# 180: How Other Lawyers Are Getting Career Clarity And Making Life Changing Transitions
In today’s episode of the ‘Career Change Maker’ podcast, I am talking about how other lawyers are getting career clarity and making life-changing transitions. The reason I want to talk about the big career transitions that the lawyers are getting is that you can go from one role to another or one industry to another, you can absolutely do it. You can lean into your transferable skills it is totally possible. Episode Highlights·       03:50 -  Rather than having to rely on just the traditional methods of going on job boards or speaking to recruiters, we're helping you to take a more proactive approach to make the type of move that you want to make.·       05:40 -  The coaching is there to help you to overcome the mindset hurdles that are going to come up. It will help you to understand what you're learning, and to feel rooted in the decision that you made to go on this career change journey.·       10:00 – One of my clients, Jen, who is a lawyer, was on maternity leave, she wanted to leave law completely and thought to make a career move. During the program, she realized that she didn't want to leave law completely, but needed to change her environment, and change the type of clients that she was working with.·       12:00 -  Liz came into the program, and she was at a place where she had her legal career for over 10 years. Then she decided that she wanted to do things slightly differently. Once she went through the program, she was able to identify what her strengths were. What you will learn: I have developed this career transition process, through my coaching experience, and through guiding lots of clients via a process. The program is broken up into four phases. It is designed to be very much a hands-on program one where you have to come in, you have to do the work to get the results. They start off with the define phase, alignment phase, and finally attract the right opportunities phase. So, we have the program broken down as the community, the coaching, and the curriculum. In my program, they have a community of like-minded people who are at the same phase as you, who are also not sure that this is what they want to do, or who are unsure about what else they will do. So you're able to connect with other people going through the same process and it can really support you. By the end of the program, people often end up as friends and as colleagues and are able to refer each other for opportunities.I shared a few snippets and feedback from some of my clients who went through the program as it's always good to hear the insights from people who have been through it and to share a little bit more. So if you want to see more, then let me know, reach out to me and I will direct you to some more case study interviews with people from different backgrounds so you can see whether or not it sounds like it's a good fit for you.Other episodes you may also enjoy:Episode 98 - Why Playing The Waiting Game is Holding You Back In Your CareerEpisode 176: 3 Ways To Get Recognition For The Amazing Job You Are Already DoingTHIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAMIf you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> www.careerchangemakers.com/ccmprogram