Episode 125: Is perfectionism holding you back in your career? – with Isabeau Iqbal

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Do you spend hours working on tasks that should already have been submitted?  Are you missing deadlines at work because you don’t complete projects until they are ‘perfect’? In this interview, career coach Isabeau Iqbal dives into what perfectionism means, how being a perfectionist can hold you back and how to harness the characteristics associated with perfectionism and use them in a positive way. (more…)
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Episode 124: How to choose your next job – with Misha Rubin of Career Leap

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Do you apply for new jobs because they match your previous experience, even though past roles didn’t make you happy?  Have you accepted new positions in the past because they came with a higher salary, only to find that you were unhappy with the day-to-day tasks?  Do you feel like you want to change jobs but you’re not sure in which direction to go?  In this interview, Career Leap founder Misha Rubin explains how you can start to map out your values, strengths and unique career criteria to identify exactly what you need in your next job in order to thrive. (more…)
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Episode 123: Doing what you love for a living – with Donna Tashjian of Vibrant Living International

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Being let go from your perfect job sounds like everybody’s worst nightmare.  But what if you could turn this negative into a positive? In this episode, we’re joined by Donna Tashjian, a life mastery coach, ordained minister, podcaster, author and founder of Vibrant Living International. Donna shares how she was able to start working in a field directly related to her passion, the importance of doing what we like to do, and the power of listening to expansive voices. (more…)
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Episode 122: Looking after your mental health at work – with Melanie Pritchard

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The Covid pandemic has highlighted how mental health challenges affect everybody and the importance of looking after our mental health. Your physical health is something you can fairly easily monitor: you can keep track of your weight, and if you injure something you usually know about it. But what about your mental health?  How do you know if you're mentally fit and well and what can you do if you think there's some work to do? In this episode, we’re joined by success coach and corporate wellbeing trainer Melanie Pritchard to discuss how we can build positive mental health and wellbeing practices in the workplace and what you can do personally to look after your mental health. (more…)
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Episode 121: Will I have to take a pay cut? Fear and loss when changing your career – with Carol Parker Walsh

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You’re fed up with your current career, but you fear what you might lose if you decide to make a change.  Will you have to take a pay cut?  Will you be throwing away years of experience?  And what will friends and family think? In this interview, Carol Parker Walsh explains how to overcome the fears that are holding you back from making a career change and how to evaluate the transferable skills you’ve acquired which you can take into your future career. (more…)
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Episode 120: Feeling like a fraud? How to deal with imposter syndrome – with Charlotte Crabtree of Reflex Coaching

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Do you find yourself doubting your abilities? Do you worry that, one day, someone will ask you if you really know what you’re doing? In this interview, Charlotte Crabtree of Reflex Coaching discusses how to deal with feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome, and offers some useful tools and techniques you can use to overcome people-pleasing and not setting boundaries. (more…)
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Episode 119: Getting coached at work – with Philippa Kindon of Mayden

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All too often career coaching is only accessible to the senior members of an organisation, but it can benefit anyone, no matter your seniority or trajectory within your organisation. In this episode we’re joined by Philippa Kindon who, in addition to her role in business development for a healthcare software company, is also a coach within her organisation. She explains the benefits of having people trained to be coaches within the workplace and how we can make career coaching available to everyone. (more…)
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Episode 118: How you can make your appraisal more effective – with Lucinda Carney of Actus

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Appraisals can be an opportunity for reflection and improvement, a positive experience, so why do they so often seem like a box-ticking exercise and a massive chore that just means more work for already busy people? What can you do in your workplace to help make performance management and appraisal processes more effective? In this episode, we’re joined by Lucinda Carney, a chartered psychologist with over 20 years of corporate experience to discuss the purpose of appraisals, how organisations can make them more effective and what employees can do to bring about changes to the workplace appraisal. (more…)
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Episode 117: How to have effective meetings at work – with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

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Weekly team meetings are a great way of getting your colleagues together but all too often they feel like you’re having meetings just for the sake of it. Do you come out of these meetings thinking that they were productive and worthwhile?  Or that they were a boring waste of time that’s just about going through the motions? In this week’s episode, we’re joined by executive coach and meetings expert Mamie Kanfer Stewart to discuss how we can make meetings more productive, effective, and enjoyable. (more…)
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Episode 116: Help, I’ve just been promoted – what do I do now? – with Ken Coleman

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It’s common to feel overwhelmed if you get promoted to a leadership position.  You might feel you don’t have the right skills to match your new responsibilities and that being a leader means you’re not able to play to the strengths that got you promoted in the first place. So how can you best handle a leadership promotion and what should you do when you first start in a leadership position? These are the questions we tackle in this episode with “America’s Career Coach”, Ken Coleman. Ken also explains how a good leader doesn’t need to be good at everything and instead should focus on empowering those that they lead. (more…)
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