The Career Changers Podcast

Find inspiration and clarity during your journey to self-realisation. Listen to inspirational stories of career change, and discover how people like you are making the world a better place. Get FREE access to the best career coaches in the world, listen to their stories, tips and advice to find inspiration, clarity and motivation.

Life is a journey and with one-third of our lives spent working it would be unimaginable to not have the desire to explore new avenues. We all have talents and transferable skills. What if we could also be paid to be ourselves?

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Joseph Gelfer | How to thrive in the Green Economy with the rise of Green Jobs The Career Changers

What is a green job? Will we all transition to a green job?Why 50% of jobs will be impacted in some measure by climate change? What are the reasons that make green jobs great opportunities for the new generations? What are some tips and tricks to successfully transition to a green job? Joseph Gelfer, career changer and Founder of Ecotopian Careers – a company helping people during their career transition to green jobs – is the latest guest of The Career Changers. “Like many others, I spent years trying to figure out what I can do to be part of the solution to climate change. I made changes to my lifestyle such as being vegetarian, recycling and living very modestly. But what I really wanted to do was to make climate change the focus of my working week. However, I realized that it’s hard to make significant professional changes in mid-career. There are many obstacles that make such changes difficult: some of these are to do with individual circumstances, and others with social expectations and prejudices”.Support the show

Lindsay Gordon | What is the right job for YOU? The Career Changers

"For some people, rock bottom is a trampoline. It springs them up from the depths, back into the light, fueled by a decision never to experience that low again. Or to help make sure other people don't end up there either." I knew I had to share with others who were also struggling so I’m here to help you do the same – and this line from the book, Do Over, by Jon Acuff sums it up nicely.Our guest today is Lindsay Gordon, career coach for analytically minded people, Forbes Next 1000 Honoree, and Author of the upcoming book "Right For YOU”.Lindsay said “I hit career dissatisfaction rock bottom in 2014.I was feeling disengaged and undervalued and couldn't shake my negative attitude. Turns out, my manager and colleagues calling me out was the kick in the butt I needed.The problem is, I was hyper-focused on all the negative parts of my job. What I needed to do was understand why my current role wasn't a good fit for me and discover what would be a good fit.By learning about myself and what I wanted, I could understand (and communicate) what would be a good fit.I started doing any exercise I could find that would help me reflect on what was important to me and what I needed out of a job. I started finding the common threads between all the pieces of my background that felt all over the place (engineer, technical support, career, etc). I put together a framework and I emerged with direction, confidence, energy and a plan.“My purpose in life is to structure people's thinking so they can make decisions and move forward to explore, experience, and live life. I see waffling about career decisions (sometimes for 10+ years!) as an unacceptable barrier to people doing what they want to do and feeling fully alive. It's absolutely exhausting to ask yourself the same questions over and over again and there's immense freedom when you are finally DECIDED in a way that feels good to you". Support the show

Kathleen Ralls | How sports can teach leadership skills The Career Changers

Our guest today is Kathleen Ralls, educator, writer, coach, and athlete. She said “After spending 15 years as a secondary history teacher in the U.S. and Norway, I defended my dissertation just as the pandemic hit. Since then, I left my full-time teaching career, And today I share my knowledge with other females in business, education, service and sports, empowering them to both find their voices and become the leaders they were always meant to be”. A former standout athlete at Chelmsford High who went on to serve as a Lowell Sun sports intern, Kathleen Ralls hopes her first book “Take Her Word for It: Sports Cultivate World-Class Leaders” helps women become better leaders in the competitive sports world.“I am now starting a women’s empowerment consulting and public speaking business inspired by my research and experiences,” the 44-year-old said. “The book is a central piece to getting my message out that women’s leadership is vital, that it often spawns from having an athletic background, and that leadership can look many different ways.”Kathleen graduated in 1996 and was the school’s Female Athlete of the Year, as well as the Sun’s Field Hockey Player of the Year. She went on to earn a BA in Journalism at UMass and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from American University and topped it off by earning a PhD in Leadership and Education.She worked a number of jobs, first starting out as a Sun Sports intern for three years from 1999-2002, before working at both UML and American University in their Sports Information Departments. From 2005-08 she was a high school social studies teacher in Washington, D.C., before moving back to Massachusetts to spend two years at UMass Lowell as an Adjunct Professor/Teaching Assistant. For the past two years, she has been a reading tutor, while she has also been a multi-sport coach since 1999, ranging from youth to the high school levels.Kathleen found time in 2019 to travel to Ethiopia for three months, which kick-started the idea for the book.“The book is an off shoot of my dissertation where I traveled to Ethiopia to work with members of the Girls Gotta Run Foundation,” she explained. “The girls completed surveys and I got to do a lot of observational research at their schools, at training, and in their communities about whether they perceive greater voice empowerment because of their participation in sport and they do. This question is based on my own experiences and my observations as a high school teacher and coach.“While my dissertation focused on teenage girls, my book focuses on eleven women based in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. They reflected on how their experiences in sports have helped them navigate their professional lives. Basically, I wanted to see if I was the only one out there and thankfully, I’m not.”"My book looks to inspire other athletic women to use their unique voices to be leaders. The women spoke of direct lines between success in sport and success in their professional lives.”Support the show

Andrew Barnes | Making the world a better place with the four-day working week The Career Changers

Our guest today is Andrew Barnes, Founder of 4 Day Week Global. “A hundred years ago, we moved from working six-day weeks to five, and we’re overdue for an update. The 4-day work week is a reduction in the work week from a standard 40 hours to 32 hours for the same pay and benefits. This reduction has been proven to work for employees and employers. COVID-19 made it clear we can find a better balance between work and life. Let’s make the move together.”Innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing innovation and industry digitisation. Most recently, in New Zealand, Andrew triggered a revolution of the entire fiduciary and legal services industries, and the transformation he has led as the founder of Perpetual Guardian has positive implications both locally and globally.The result has seen him establish 4 Day Week Global and the 4 Day Week Global Foundation with his partner, Charlotte Lockhart. Their vision for this is to provide a community environment for companies, researchers/academics, and interested parties to be able to connect and advance this idea as part of the future of work. Through this work, he is on the advisory boards of both the US and Ireland 4 Day Week campaigns and the board of the newly created Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University."The conversation about the 4 Day work week is all over the world. We encourage businesses, employees, researchers, and government to all play their part in creating a new way of working that will improve business productivity, worker health outcomes, stronger families and communities, challenge the gender equality issue, and work towards a more sustainable work environment ".In 2019 he wrote The 4 Day Week book, as a how-to guide for companies trying to reduce work hours and increase productivity. Through this work, he is on the advisory board of the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University.Today Andrew is going to talk about his career and how the 4 days working week can make the world a better place. Support the show

Marco Sepertino | L'imprenditore che assume senza CV (Italian pilot episode) The Career Changers

Ciao e benvenuti a The Career Changers, il podcast che ha lo scopo di ispirare le persone durante il loro percorso di realizzazione personale e lavorativo. Questo é il primo episodio in italiano. Il nostro ospite é Marco Sepertino, Founder e CEO di Vitture SRL, recentemente balzato alle cronache per aver rivelato di assumere il personale nella sua compagnia senza guardare ai curriculum vitae ma prestando attenzione alla motivazione e alla capacitá di raggiungere gli obiettivi dei candidati. Oggi siamo qua per discutere questo nuovo orientamento nel processo di selezione del personale, I pro, I contro e le polemiche che ha generato. Ci chiederemo se questo é un primo passo rivuluzionario verso un nuovo movimento e se il mondo é pronto per un cambio di mentalitá. Support the show

Dr. Benjamin Ritter | Identify and conquer what is holding you back from being successful The Career Changers

The questions we are going to answer in this episode:1. What are the stories you tell yourself?2. How can you realise that you are not heading in the right direction? 3. How do you understand what is wrong in your career/life and why are you in the wrong place in first instance? 4. How can you discover who you are and what you care about? 5. How to build how a life aligned to your values6. The importance to look for job opportunities aligned with your values7. Why you have an inner guide that can be your best coach.Our guest today is Benjamin Ritter, leadership and career coach, passionate about guiding others in finding, creating, and sustaining a career they love. With over 10 years of experience coaching and working with clients from companies such as Amazon, Google, Pinterest, and Yelp, Ben understands how to navigate any career path you decide you want to travel.Ben received his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a focus on value congruence and job satisfaction and earned an MBA in entrepreneurial management and an MPH in health policy administration.Prior to that ……"My first job was in a small deli/fast food joint. I cleaned tables, mopped the floor, and then was promoted to the cash register and eventually was allowed to flip burgers;Worked with my father in his handyman business from sewage pumping, and replacing sinks to roofing work; Started a local dog walk business along with randomly shoveling snow and raking leaves;Server at Red Lobster and Bryn Mawr Country Club;Retail at Abercrombie & Fitch;Sports Counselor at Lincolnwood Park district;Sports Counselor, Early Care and After kid care at JCC Mayer Kaplan;Montessori Child Care;Brand Ambassador and Field Marketing Manager, traveled the US and I did everything from handing out fliers, and granola bars, coaxing people into taking photos at our events, riding around on a Segway, working tradeshows, and promoting movies in full costume;Liquor Promoter (sometimes in costume);Non-union modeling and commercial work, from Life Fitness, Dick Sporting Goods and American Crew. One of the oddest and fun jobs was being a Live Cast Model for a Civil War museum. Somewhere there are a bunch of mannequins with my face;Participated in focus groups (yes enough to consider it a job);Door security, to barback, and eventually bartender which led me to become a semi-mixologist creating cocktail menus and partially managing the beverage program;Founded (almost) a coffee company;Dating and relationship coach at Suave Lover;Marketing associate for the American Red Cross;Marketing associate for NTN Bearing Corp;Marketing associate for Tru Rehabilitation and Wellness".Today Benjamin is talking about his career and how truly working for yourself at work and in life. Support the show

Sarah Burrows | How to find the courage to do what you love in life The Career Changers

"Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life".But how many of us have been lucky enough to be on the right path early in life? As strange as it may sound, doing what we love in life is a choice of courage. Courage to leave the known for the unknown.Explore the unexplored. Believe that good things are going to happen if we recognise our talents. Our guest today is Sarah Burrows, career change, confidence, and new business coach with a background in Psychology.Sara has a  Master's degree in Psychology, accredited by the British Psychological Society, has worked with coaches in a British military rehabilitation programme, and has supported leadership training and mentoring programmes with corporate organisations.She works 1to1 with women (and men) to find the courage and clarity they need to transition into a job they love.“A few years ago, I pivoted in my career to run my own coaching business and it taught me all of the things I wish I had known and had the courage to do previously. Instead of falling into a job because I thought it was 'right”'. Today she is going to talk about the most common fears people face when reflecting on their careers and how to find the courage to change, to do what you love in life, considering that the average person spends up to 80,000 hours at work in their life time.Support the show

Heather Hillier | From air pilot to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency | An inspirational story for the new Civil Service Apprenticeship Strategy The Career Changers

Today the UK Cabinet Office has launched the Civil Service Apprenticeship Strategy with the aim to emphasize quality training and set targets that will help build a more diverse pipeline of recruits into government by 2025. What does this mean? That the UK government is becoming one of the leading voices of “the career changers movement”, opening the door of a new career to people whose careers have been affected by the pandemic. Heather Hillier, our special guest, is one of those people and she is here today to share her career change story. Heather is a former airline pilot who lost her job during the pandemic and embarked on a new career in government via an apprenticeship. Heather joined the Maritime & Coastguard Agency in July 2020 during lockdown.  Prior to this, she was an Airline Captain with Flybe, until the company went into administration in March 2020. Aviation has been her career path for almost 26 years.  Her husband was also a Captain with Flybe so they found themselves faced with the overnight loss of their entire household income on 5th March 2020.She set out to find a job to pay the bills, but as Covid started to take hold she realised that the impact on the aviation industry was likely to be far-reaching. This is when she started thinking about a new career. She saw the advert for a Talent and Development Trainer with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, which she found appealing as it was about helping people achieve their potential and making a difference in a job that mattered.Support the show

Carrie Lynn Hotson | How to rock the job interview to get your dream job The Career Changers

Our guest today is Carrie Lynn Hotson, job interview coach and HR Consultant.Carrie has written 1000's interview questions, interviewed 100s and 100s  of candidates, and SADLY had to watch as many people weren't able to succeed because they didn't know how to prepare.Today she is going to talk want on the importance of understanding what each interview question means, how to find the right examples, structure your answers and HAVE FUN in the process!You will learn: How to land your dream jobs? What are the steps to follow? What are the biggest mistakes you do before, during, and after an interview? What is the best way to write a CV that will get you selected for an interview?What is the best way to prepare for an interview?How are answers marked during an interview? Support the show

Daria Aleksieieva | The Freedom Fighter for Ukraine The Career Changers

Our guest today is Daria Aleksieieva, Growth Marketing Manager at Popup and Freedom Fighter for Ukraine.I found out about Daria by reading one of her Linkedin posts that was matched for content relevancy with The Career Changers. The post was saying From marketer to bartender in 1 dayHey, let me introduce myselfMy name is Daria, I’m 31 years old and I live in Kyiv, UkraineIn January I joined Popup as a marketer thanks to Matteo GrassiBut on February 24 I became a bartender in just 1 dayOn the photo it’s me yesterday helping our country with bottles for cocktailsStarting from Wednesday Ukrainians’ favourite one is MolotovThat’s why switching my role to bartender seemed more logical.For the same reason…Many Ukrainian developers became our defendersSales managers became volunteersTaxi drivers became humanitarian aid providersRestaurant owners – chefs to cook for our army and people in needClothes brand owners – military nets makersMany of us have been working with you or for your companiesNow, some of us have more important things to doWhen this ends – we will all become street cleaners and builders for a whileSupport us with handling what’s going on on our territory right now And then we will be back as even better versions of ourselvesNo matter what job we had.Support the show

Jane Ferré | How to reset your career after redundancy The Career Changers

Our guest today is Jane Ferré, career coach, helping frustrated professionals who've outgrown their current role to secure the role of their dreams. Jane started her career coaching business after experiencing redundancy not once but twice in one year – once her choice, the other not. Before setting up her own coaching practice she had a 20+ year career in senior HR roles such as HR Business Partner, Head of Leadership Development, and Head of Talent at British Airways before joining LEON Restaurants as their very first Head of Training.  For this reasons Jane understands exactly how much effort you need to put into each job application and how frustrating it can be when you get ghosted after an interview. She’s also been on the other side of the recruitment table, so knows exactly what recruiting managers are looking for.Today Jane is going to talk about her career change, how to land your dream job, how to reset your career after a redundancy and how to look at yourself through the eyes of a potential employer  Support the show

Alfie G. Whattam | Inspiring the new generations to build a successful career The Career Changers

Our guest today is Alfie G. Whattam, Business Leader (at a $1 billion company), Best-Selling Author of ‘Trust in Alfa’, and a Keynote Speaker. From his own words “I started my career just a few short years ago with absolutely nothing. No fancy degree. No connections. No money.But at a very young age, I've very quickly become a successful business leader, best-selling author, and keynote speaker.In the past few years alone, I've started my own business, built a global online following, travelled the world, purchased my dream London property, got married, and so much more.So… how was I able to make this rapid transformation?Everything changed when I stopped making excuses, stopped procrastinating, and I started to invest in myself.Today Alfie is here with us to talk about his career change,  the best-selling book Trust in Alfa, and more. Support the show

Christine Meyer | Why when you change, everything changes The Career Changers

Our guest today is Christine Meyer, Life Coach, Author of “Keep It Simple, Smartypants”, Speaker, Founding Member of Forbes Coaches Council. Today we are going to discuss with Christine why everything changes when we change.Support the show

Terry McDougall | How to unlock your full potential The Career Changers

Our guest today is Terry McDougall, Executive and Career Coach and author of Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms.Terry works with high-achieving business owners and professionals who are "successful but not satisfied” because they are paying a high price for their "success" in terms of stress, burnout, health, and relationship problems. Prior to becoming a full-time coach and entrepreneur in 2017, Terry was a long-time marketing executive with a large national bank. Today Terry is going to share her wisdom and career change story with us!Support the show

Brenden Kumarasamy | How to overcome the fear of public speaking The Career Changers

Our guest today is Brenden Kumarasamy, founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel he started to help the world master the art of public speaking.Today Brendan is running a very successful business and youtube channel teaching thousands of people the secrets of public speaking. He said “I believe the next Elon Musk is a 7-year-old girl in some part of the world. Thus, it is my responsibility to be successful so that everyone like her can grow up being exceptional communicators through my free content”. One may assume that Brendan had an exclusive upbringing that brought him to master public speaking at a very early age. But he said: "When I was 5 years old, my parents looked at me and said “Brenden, you NEED to go to French school, you live in Montreal – end of the discussion!”…. except 1 problem. I did not know the language, not even a single word.  From the ages of 5 to 16, not only was I scared of communication, like most of us, but I had to give presentations in a language I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW” . Today Brendan will explain:1. How to find your public speaking why  and why this is so important2. 3 practical tips: The random word (spoiler alert. we are talking about love!), silence drills and the endless gaze. 3. Much more! Support the show

Dave Liu | The Way Of the Wall Street Warrior The Career Changers

Our guest today is Dave Liu, a 30-Year Veteran of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. He’s an entrepreneur who has started multiple companies, advisor who has raised over $15 billion for hundreds of companies, and investor in multiple billion-dollar exits. Dave is the author of The Way Of the Wall Street Warrior, A humorous and irreverent guide to conquering the corporate game from a Wall Street veteran who went from the proverbial janitor suite to Managing Director at one of the top investment banks in the world. Using tips, tricks, and smart cuts from Dave, we can learn how to build our careers for success.The book sold almost 10,000 copies in the first two weeks of launch and reached the Top 10 Amazon Best Seller list in the business finance category. It ranked as Amazon's Top #1 Hot New Release in two categories: business finance and economics. It was awarded one of the Best Books of 2021 by Bloomberg and the Porchlight Book Company Business Best Seller in November 2021.Today Dave is here with us to talk about his career,  the best-selling book The Way of the Wall Street Warrior, and tips, tricks, and smart cuts to build our career for success.Support the show

G. Scott Graham | How to achieve the unachievable The Career Changers

Our guest today is Scott Graham,  a Boston career coach with over 15 years of experience helping people who want more balance, direction and fulfillment in their life, career, and relationships. Today Scott is going to explain how we can achieve the unachievable in our lives. Support the show

Elena Mellara | How to turn your strengths into superpowers The Career Changers

Our guest today is Elena Mellara,  Career Coach for the career conflicted.  In her own words: I support career conflicted professionals in need to figure out their next steps. I am also a career changer (or twister as I like putting it) as, after 20 years in corporations covering roles in pricing and forecasting I felt my heart was not in numbers anymore but into people. That's why I twisted my career into coachingToday Elena is going to explain how we can identify our strengths and turn them into superpowers. Support the show

Andrew Mitchell | The mountain bike champion turned CEO of an eco-courier company The Career Changers

Today we're going to talk about career change in the Sports industry with Andrew Mitchell, mountain bike national champion turned CEO of an eco-courier company. After an accident that ended his competitive mountain biking days, he decided to put his Business Administration degree to use, but in a sustainable way. So he built Geazone, a zero-emissions courier company – that just became North America's first hydrogen-powered courier fleet.Support the show

Peter Karius | How to overcome Impostor Syndrome The Career Changers

Our guest today is Peter Karius,  Leadership & Career Coach helping aspiring leaders go from imposters to corporate superstars. Impostor Syndrome feels like you are a fraud but is essentially just an emotion and we can learn ways to overcome it.About Peter's career journey “The journey there was definitely not straightforward for me. Growing up it was very clear that being employed was the only way to have a career. It took me years of ignoring my inner voice to actually come to the realization that I could not possibly remain in a corporate career for the next 30 years and then just retire one day. Once I made the leap, the real work began as I had jumped into the unknown and, with hindsight, picked one of the most difficult times to start out in a new business venture”.Today Peter he is going to share his wisdom and career change story with us!To discover more about his work visit here.Support the show

Tracy Asamoah | Helping women in medicine to thrive The Career Changers

Our guest today is Tracy Asamoah, a Life Coach helping women in medicine navigate transitions in their professional and personal lives.  Tracy started her career as a doctor before turning to coaching and child and adolescent psychiatry. Today she is going to share her life experience and wisdom and how she is helping women in medicine to thrive.  To discover more about her work visit here.Support the show

Eleni Charitonos | How to become an analog astronaut The Career Changers

Our guest today is Eleni Charitonos, Analog Astronaut & Founder & President of GUSEDS, The Glasgow University Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.Born in 2000, in Cyprus, she is the first Cypriot female Analog Astronaut and she is working towards becoming the first Cypriot Astronaut.Her passion for space is invaluable which is why she is trying to explore as many aspects of it as possible but her main focus is currently on the development of human civilization on Mars.Today Eleni is going to talk about life as an analog astronaut, her dream to terraform Mars, and what she would bring on Mars if she had to leave planet Earth tomorrow. Eleni is open to anyone that would like to get in touch with her with any questions. You can reach her out here.Support the show

Lucas Caneda | How to find success after a career in sport The Career Changers

Our guest today is Lucas Caneda, a career changer with a double career. Global Team Lead at UNIQORN Incubator and Professional Rugby Player at Sarlat Rugby Club.It was exactly in Sarlat that Lucas met Dom Einhorn, the Founder and CEO of the UNIQORN incubator-accelerator and president of the Sarlat Rugby Team. He immediately integrated the incubator's Rugby+ program where he now works as a team leader for both the incubator as well as for one of its startups, FORMATION.GG, a platform dedicated to eSports.Today Lucas is going to talk about his double career and the challenges and opportunities athletes have when transitioning career. Support the show

Nic Frick| How to reinvent your career after motherhood The Career Changers

Our guest today is Nic Frick, a career coach who helps new moms who don't want to go back to their jobs find new jobs they love. Nic’s background spans a career built through tech, customer service, recruiting, and teaching yoga. Her programs integrate forgotten practices that support careers, inner growth, and redefines what work-life balance and sustainability are all about. This holistic approach ensures that every mom gets the support they need and deserve. Today she going to share her life experience and wisdom with us.To discover more about Nic Frick visit https://www.nicfrick.com/Support the show

Terry Tucker | How to live an extraordinary life The Career Changers

In this episode, we're going to talk about career change and inspiring people to leave uncommon lives with Terry Tucker, Motivational Speaker and Author of Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life. ​Terry has reinvented himself frequently over his professional career. Each time he took on a new job, he had to develop new skills and face different challenges. But the greatest challenge of all began in early 2012 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Is it then that he realised that during times of pain and suffering we have two choices. To succumb to debilitating discomfort and misery, or to embrace the pain and use it to make us stronger and better human beings. Terry chose the latter and today is inspiring other people to do the same. If you want to feel inspired by Terry visit https://www.motivationalcheck.com/Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Cooper Rust | Changing the world one step at a time The Career Changers

In 2012, professional ballet dancer Cooper Rust, travelled to Kibera slum in Nairobi, to volunteer as a dance instructor with Anno’s Africa. Kibera is considered to be the largest urban slum in Kenya and the third-largest slum in the world. There are more than 100,000 children who live in conditions that are difficult for most of us in developed countries to imagine.  Basic necessities such as clean water, sanitary facilities, and even a floor in most homes are luxuries.So profoundly moved by her experience in Kibera, Cooper returned to her home in Columbia and founded Artists For Africa, a non-profit organization to help support arts education in Kenya. Cooper returned to Nairobi soon thereafter and took up residence. Since then, she has been teaching full-time and working tirelessly to give the most destitute children opportunities to discover the arts.In this episode, we are going to discuss her career change in the dance industry and how she’s been changing the world one step at a time!  Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Lapora Lindsey | The power of rejection The Career Changers

It 's human nature to avoid discomfort and rejection. But we know that growth and change can happen only outside our comfort zone.  In this episode,  Lapora Lindsey, Inspirational Speaker, Life Coach (specifically Career Success Coach), and Author,  is sharing  how her negative mindset has affected her career several times, and how today she is helping others through career coaching and life skills management.Some of the key learnings? – Success needs to come from the inside out- Rejection can't be avoided – Wisdom is the power of rejectionLaPora Lindsey is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, Certified Life Skills Coach, and Certified Professional Resume Writer. In 2008, she began working in coaching and social services. Since then, she has trained and educated thousands of clients with professional and career development through career coaching and life skills management. To discover more about her work visit https://laporalindsey.com/.Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Eric Bedell | Who Could You Become? The Career Changers

Eric Bedell, holistic personal development coach,  has experienced a string of career change going from drummer, world-class music venue manager, special education personal aide, running a vegan juice cafe, full-time personal trainer, and on, before becoming a coach. In his words " I've spent the majority of my life living through experiences that have broken me down along the way; a multi-year battle with disordered eating and negative self-image, failures to approach the world in the best ways, and an upending of who I was from a collapsed marriage. Once the lessons and wisdom from these experiences were integrated into my conscious worldview, they became mechanisms for helping others achieve the balance, peace, and clarity of direction that I discovered for myself". If you have ever asked yourself "Who could I become?" listen to this episode to find some inspirational answers. Some of the key learnings from Eric? " I don't think there is never a point where you can find yourself but you can find your path." "The biggest inspirations tend to come out of the darkest period of our life". "Dream as big as you can dream, and act as small as you can act". To discover more about Eric Bedell and his work, including empowering young men to move from insecurities, self-doubt, lack or loss of direction, visit his website https://www.ericbedellcoaching.com/Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Bharat Kanodia | How much is your personal brand worth? The Career Changers

Your personal brand is the impression that others have of you – it's the reputation that precedes you.  It can be a combination of how the media depicts you, the idea people get from the information they find about you online and how they perceive you in real life. So how can you build your personal brand and what is its value? In this episode we're meeting Bharat Kanodia, Founder and CEO of What's It Worth, an educational YouTube channel that helps owners understand valuations so they can maximize their returns. Bharat has valued over 2000 businesses, real estate, industrial, governmental infrastructure, public and private companies. Some unique assets appraised by Bharat include – the Golden Gate Bridge, Atlanta Airport, Uber, Airbnb, Yahoo!, Brooklyn Bridge, Mirage Casino LV, among many others.  He has signed off on over 4,500 valuations with $2.6 trillion in assets globally.Today is here to share his expertise with The Career Changers and teach us how to valuate our personal brands!Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Nicole Tschierske | From scientist to coach to help women in STEM The Career Changers

In this episode we're going to talk about career change in the Science and Tech industry with Dr Nicole Tschierske, a scientist-turned-coach that is helping women in science and tech to get noticed and gain the recognition they deserve. We'll discuss her career change from scientist to coach and the wider challenges of transitioning career in the STEM industry. Dr Nicole Tschierske is a scientist and positive psychology coach who helps women in science and tech use their heads and hearts to get seen and noticed in their company to attract their next opportunity with total ease.Nicole lives in Hamburg, Germany, is a food chemist by training and holds a PhD in chemistry next to certifications in coaching, positive psychology, change management and advanced problem-solving.To discover more about Nicole visit https://intoactioncoaching.de/aboutSupport the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Anastasia Attiki | How to overcome limiting beliefs and self-sabotage to reach your potential The Career Changers

In this new episode, we're going to talk about career change with Anastasia Attiki, Transformation Coach.  We'll discuss her career change from marketing to teaching and finally coaching, why a successful career change needs to starts from the inside out, and the secret to overcome limiting beliefs and self-sabotage. Anastasia started her professional life with a career in marketing, but soon realized that wasn't the right environment for her. As a sensitive person, she needed something meaningful that helped people improve their lives.She entered the world of education where she spent a decade teaching in Further Education. It was far more fulfilling and often rewarding, but she knew she wasn't quite there yet. Like most people, she didn't do enough research before she jumped into a new career and chose something 'safe'. But she knew her life purpose laid elsewhere. After taking some time to study several techniques and work out what was best for herself, in 2012 took the plunge and became a coach.To discover more about her work visit https://anastasiaattiki.com/ Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Chris Whitfield | Helping men to overcome the pain of miscarriage The Career Changers

In this episode we're going to talk about career change with Chris Whitfield, Founder of Miscarriage for Men. We will discuss his military career change from Naval Aviator in the Royal Navy to Operations and Compliance Manager in the civilian world, and what took him to create Miscarriage for men. After Chris and his wife Jade suffered a miscarriage in February 2021, and on the back of this, Chris realized that there was very little support or anywhere to turn to for men, who were going through the agony of miscarriage. Whilst a lot of sites offer advice, the majority was tailored towards women (and rightly so) but men will choose to hide this emotion rather than speak up about their emotional state. Miscarriage for men is a community that allows men to release their emotions and see stories from men in a similar scenario as them and let them know they are not alone.To discover more about Miscarriage for men visit https://www.miscarriageformen.com/Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Abi Blears | When Cupido is a dating coach The Career Changers

In this episode, I am meeting Abi Blears. We are discussing how she managed to change her career successfully, from professional actress to massage therapist and finally dating coach, matchmaker and online dating specialist. Abi's career change happened after she started questioning if acting was the right career for her.  At the same time, her mum fell ill and soon passed away. Losing her main cheerleader and the person that was inspiring her to be an actress made it clear that acting was not for her anymore.  One night, while watching the UK dating programme "First dates" she started to think if "matchmaking" could have been an actual profession and realised that it would have felt amazing to help people find love. Abi is one of the few UK based dating coaches who are certified in science-based coaching with the Matchmaking Institute NYC. She uses research-based strategies to help people to prepare themselves for long-term monogamous commitments and provide bespoke coaching tailored to her client’s individual needs.To discover more about Abi visit https://abiblears.com/ Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Marylin Rebelo | The Wedding Celebrant The Career Changers

In this episode we're going to meet Marylin Rebelo.  We'll discuss how she managed to change her career successfully, from media marketing communication to "marriage preparation and celebration", and the wider challenges of transitioning career.  You can discover more about Marylin by visiting her website.In her words: " I consider myself to be someone who accompanies and who creates. The terms "officiant", "celebrant" or "master of secular ceremonies" are often used to describe my profession. They don’t really reflect all of my work but mainly illustrate its outcome. In my view, it all starts with meaningful guidance. One that prepares you for your marriage in the sense of your marital life and not just the wedding day. One that takes the time to think about your story and connect to it. Thus leading to the creation of an extraordinary moment enhanced by carefully chosen words and conveyed emotions to be always cherished by you and your loved ones".Support the show

Karelle Couturier | From Engineer to Basket Weaving The Career Changers

In this episode we're going to meet Karelle Couturier, founder of Atelier Brins de Malice. After becoming a mum, she's started questioning her professional life. Following some soul searching she found the courage to leave the status and financial benefits associated with her job as an engineer to build a new life aligned with her values, and she undertook a training to become a basket maker, a craftsperson and artist specialized in making baskets. She overcame the challenges of people questioning her apparent radical decision and she built a new meaningful life, that surprisingly for many, includes travelling the world, networking with other internationals basket makers, writing and publishing book and teaching wavering's techniques courses. If you want to discover more about Karelle you can visit her website http://www.atelierbrinsdemalice.frSupport the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Christelle Pillot | How to change career when you are a parent The Career Changers

In this episode we're going to talk about the challenges of career change for parents with Christelle Pillot, Life Coach and Trainer.  We'll discuss how she managed to change her career successfully, from International Sales Manager in Engineering to Life Coach and Trainer, and the wider challenges of transitioning career while having children. Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Nina Grunfeld | How to overcome the fear of change The Career Changers

In this episode, I am going to meet Nina Grunfeld, British writer, journalist, public speaker and entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Life Clubs and Life Clubs at Work. We'll discuss her inspirational career change story, fear of change, and tools and resources to overcome it. Be sure to listen all the way through for the details!As a child, Nina wanted to be a policewoman and throw men over her shoulder. She never became one, nor did she threw any men over her shoulder. She was very underconfident for most of her life and, it was only in her late forties – when she studied coaching – that she became confident. She went from being a graphic designer to author of over 10 how-to books and creator of the highly successful Nanny Knows Best brand with its own BBC1 television series. With the birth of her fourth child, Nina felt the need to turn her lifelong ‘hobby’ of helping individuals discover their purpose in life into a career, so she did change career again and created Life Clubs. Support the show

Paola Borrescio | From feeling crushed in the corporate world to spiritual awakening The Career Changers

In this episode, we are going to talk about career change in the Corporate Industry, and more specifically in Marketing with Paola Borrescio. We are discussing her career change experience and the wider challenges of transitioning career from the corporate world. Paola is also going to offer interesting insights into her work as a Life Coach and Spiritual Mentor and she is going to talk about Third and Fifth dimensions, limiting beliefs and spiritual awakening. Be sure to listen all the way through for the details! Paola had a successful corporate career in Digital Marketing until the day she felt “absolutely crushed". She suddenly realised that that kind of life simply did not resonate with her anymore. Initially, similarly to many other career changers, she dismissed her feelings and went on living the same life for another five years, before gaining some clarity on what she wanted to do next. After taking an interest in Coaching and NLP, she decided to attend two international courses and take her certifications while freelancing. Right after being officially certified, she left her Digital Marketing career to become a Life Coach and Spiritual Guide. Today she shared. her career change story with The Career Changers.Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Mark Kelly | From Dancer to Trauma Therapist The Career Changers

In this episode I will discuss with Mark Kelly the challenges of changing career in the dance industry and his career change journey, from Dancer To Dance Teacher and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist, helping people healing their traumas. Mark will also offer listeners a free taste of his work and helpful tips to deal with career change and stressful times, so be sure to listen all the way through for the details! As a child, Mark wanted to be a businessman like his dad, but he became a dancer instead. At the age of 19, after training at the Dance School of Scotland and the Royal Ballet Upper School, he got his first professional dance job with the Scottish Ballet as a Junior Artist. After nine years he left to join Rambert, one of the most famous contemporary dance company based in London. In 2015, he started teaching ballet to adults and training to become a somatic coach. In this interview, he is talking about his professional life and his career change journey, from Dancer to Dance Teacher and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist. Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Parmjit Basra | Losing my dream job and starting again with Raja Yoga Meditation The Career Changers

In this episode Parmjit Basra is guest of The Career Changers and is sharing his inspirational career change story, going from a failed business to the discovery of Raja Yoga Meditation and a new career.When he first attended a Raja Yoga meditation class 15 years ago, it was because his wife kept insisting it would do him some good.  He had been in business with his father, and a downturn in the economy meant they had to fold. Seven years on, the aftermath of settling financial commitments had ground him down to a point where he was feeling very stressed. His reluctance was based on the assumption: “How can meditation fix real problems?” but he instantly felt the benefit.  The meditation enabled him to think more clearly, and what he learned from the teachings reminded him that he had choices, and he had to take responsibility for those choices.Today Parmjit Basra is a student and teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation. He has many years of experience of facilitating courses, talks and seminars on self-development to a variety of audiences.Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)

Jim Hughes is The Untamed Entrepreneur The Career Changers

In this episode Jim Hughes is guest of The Career Changers and is sharing his inspirational career change story, from disillusioned employee to Founder of The Untamed Entrepreneurs.Jim Hughes is the Untamed Entrepreneur; a personal and business coach and speaker, with a penchant for travel, adventure, and as he would say "shit jokes". He travels the world helping entrepreneurs regain their energy, direction and inspiration.He has worked with:8 figure business ownersWorld Record holdersSenior military leadersLots of people in betweenHowever…this ‘living life on his own terms’ thing, has not always been so. A few years ago he was a tired, demotivated and disillusioned employee. The job that once challenged and raised him, had started to weigh him down.He had stopped looking forward to the next day and began to understand what others meant by ‘Monday morning blues’.He had seen others around him live in a state of -at best- apathy and -at worst- disdain, towards their work and told himself this would never be him. This is when he decided it was the right time for some drastic changes in his life. Support the show (https://paypal.me/thecareerchangers)