Episode 181: The how and why of building an effective network – with Chris Meador of Yes and Thinking

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Networking can seem daunting but if approached with the right mindset and clear intentions there’s no reason it can’t be fun.    You want to start building a network before you need it but how do you create a network of people that’s mutually beneficial? Chris Meador is a career and brand strategist with over two decades of experience across the tech, media and entertainment sectors. He explains the different approaches to networking and relationship building, the mindset you should have at networking events and how to assess the value of your current network.He also talks about the time proper networking takes, the common roadblocks to networking correctly and the importance of personal branding. (more…)
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Episode 180: Getting your brain in the game: how to stop headtrash from ruining your day – with Renie Cavallari of Powered by AspireNew episode post

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Things happen that put you in a bad mood but once you build awareness of this you can take steps to prevent these negative thoughts from influencing your day. Renie Cavallari is the CEO and founder of Powered by Aspire, a globally awarded leadership development and strategic consulting firm. She explains how to take control of your mind, deal with the voices in your head and prevent external factors from ruining your day. She also talks about how your morning routine affects your mindset, the different forms of head trash that people experience and ways to decrease your emotional stress. (more…)
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Episode 179: A career in data science: what is it, who is it for and how do you get into it? – with Nicholas Cifuentes of WorldQuant University

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Data science is a rapidly growing field, it’s a well-paid profession and it’s in high demand.  But what does a career in data science really look like?  Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody teaches several data science boot camps and is the Chief Data Scientist at WorldQuant University.  He explains what it’s like to be a data scientist, what the day-to-day role of a data scientist is, and how people can transition to a career in data science. He also talks about the different ways to learn data science skills, character traits that successful data scientists share, and the threats and opportunities artificial intelligence presents. (more…)
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Episode 178: How to keep mentally fit, move from surviving to thriving and avoid burnout – with Al and Leanne Elliott of Truth, Lies and Workplace Culture

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Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Yet it’s still common for people to spend an hour at the gym each day to look after their physical fitness without giving a second thought to their mental fitness.  Leanne and Al Elliott are hosts of the Truth, Lies and Workplace Culture podcast where they simplify the science of people to help business owners uncover the truth about finding, keeping and motivating great people.  They explain how people can maintain good mental health, avoid burnout and recover from burnout experiences.  They also talk about the signs someone you know is experiencing burnout, how to help people who are going through burnout and different ways to improve your communication skills.  (more…)
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Episode 177: Using ChatGPT to supercharge your career – with Ben Gold

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool and, with the emergence of Large Language Models, the way AI is being used is rapidly changing.  Ben Gold is an AI consultant, thought leader and speaker specialising in practical AI solutions for individuals and organisations. He explains the different ways AI can help you in the workplace, how you can use ChatGPT to get a job, and how you can use large language models successfully to get the results you want. He also talks about the types of jobs AI will replace, ways to stop generative AI from replacing your job, and how to keep up to date with the AI advancements in your field. (more…)
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Episode 176: How to use stories to elevate your career – with Karen Eber

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Stories are a powerful tool, they can make your message more impactful and more memorable.  So how can you use stories to help your career?  What can stories do for you in an appraisal, interview or a negotiation for a pay rise? Karen Eber is an author, leadership consultant and keynote speaker, well known for her TED Talk on how your brain responds to stories.   She explains why storytelling is such a powerful tool, what makes stories memorable, and the ways you can use stories to advance your career.  She also talks about the different techniques you can use to make your story more impactful, how to use stories to improve the way people see you at work, and how to improve communication with your manager.  (more…)
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Episode 175: Teaching, online business and all that jazz: transferable skills and finding your personal store of value – with Olly Richards

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It’s natural for people's careers to change over time, but how do you evolve your career if you don’t feel like you have anything special to offer? Olly Richards had a series of random careers, from jazz musician to English teacher, before eventually starting a language learning blog and growing it into a $10 million business.  He explains how to identify the transferable skills you have, stand out in your field and learn the essentials of business.  He also talks about common thought patterns that indicate a career change is a good move, why you shouldn’t compare your career to others, and how the evolution of the internet has created more business opportunities. (more…)
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Episode 174: How to build successful relationships at work (and why you should do it) – with Nicolas Rion

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The relationships you have with people at work can have a huge impact on your happiness and overall well-being. But what can you do to nurture and improve those relationships?  How can you be intentional about setting up good working relationships?  Nicolas Rion is a life and executive coach who specialises in helping people become confident at building supportive relationships that stand the test of time.  He explains how to improve the relationships you have at work, communicate with people about your needs and build trust and support with colleagues.  He also talks about what it means to have emotional intelligence, how your behaviour affects your relationships and the importance of identifying what you need from particular relationships. (more…)
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Episode 173: From professional footballer to athlete career coach – with Ryan Gonsalves of 2nd Wind

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What happens to professional athletes who don’t hit the big time? What do they do after dedicating themselves to a dedicated career that all of a sudden ends?  Ryan Gonsalves is a former professional footballer and the founder and CEO of 2ndwind Academy, a platform empowering former elite athletes in their transition to fulfilling careers. He explains the challenges athletes face when their career ends, the transferable skills professional athletes have and how they can be successful in their career transition.  He also talks about how your identity is intertwined with your career, the types of communication skills you need to be a good leader and how to seek feedback in a new career. (more…)
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Episode 172: Avoiding career change mistakes: insights and strategies for a successful transition – with Natasha Stanley of Careershifters

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Lots of people have changed careers, and lots of people have made mistakes in the process.  So what are some of the biggest mistakes people make when changing careers?  And how can you avoid the mistakes that people have made before you?  Natasha Stanley is a career coach and has helped thousands of people overcome the challenges that arise when changing careers and finding jobs that they love.  She explains the value of job-hopping, the power of talking to other people and how to redefine your identity and find a career that you love.  She also talks about the common mistakes people make when changing their careers, the transferable nature of skills, and how to find people to support your career change. (more…)
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