Change Work Life

Jeremy Cline

Join us on the Change Work Life podcast and let’s beat those Sunday evening blues! If the prospect of yet another five days at work gives you a sinking feeling on a Sunday evening, the Change Work Life podcast is for you. Through interviews with ordinary people who have taken action to change the path of their career, and the career coaches who helped them, host Jeremy Cline explores the changes you can make to enjoy a better working life, whether these changes are small alterations to day-to-day routines, major career shifts or something in between. For show notes, resources and lots of other great content visit https://changeworklife.com/

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How to start meditating and why you should do it - with Josh Schmidt
Yesterday
How to start meditating and why you should do it - with Josh Schmidt
#137 - Life and meditation coach Josh Schmidt explains the benefits of meditation, how to start a mediation practice and ways to fit meditation into a busy schedule.What you'll learn[1:45] How meditation helped Josh sleep as a child.[2:45] What made Josh combine meditation with yoga.[4:34] The practical nature of meditation that Josh teaches.[6:11] What meditation is and why it’s helpful.[9:09] The benefits of meditation and how they can be measured.[12:32] The difference between mindfulness mediation and mantra meditation.[14:49] The possibility of separating meditation and religion.[16:59] How to make spiritual terms accessible to atheists.[20:03] The difference between guided meditation and self-practice.[24:04] What meditation classes involve and the two principles of meditation.[29:24] Why people quit meditation after a short time.[33:00] How to find the right meditation teacher for you.[36:10] How much time you should spend meditating each day.[39:24] What to do if you don’t have time to meditate.[42:36] How to quickly improve your meditation practice.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Episode 131: How to be more mindful at work and stop your internal chatter - with Angel Shannon of Seva Health GroupSam HarrisHeadspaceCalmInsight Timer (where you can check out Josh’s guided meditations)For the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to start meditating and why you should do it - with Josh Schmidt
Yesterday
How to start meditating and why you should do it - with Josh Schmidt
#137 - Life and meditation coach Josh Schmidt explains the benefits of meditation, how to start a mediation practice and ways to fit meditation into a busy schedule.What you'll learn[1:45] How meditation helped Josh sleep as a child.[2:45] What made Josh combine meditation with yoga.[4:34] The practical nature of meditation that Josh teaches.[6:11] What meditation is and why it’s helpful.[9:09] The benefits of meditation and how they can be measured.[12:32] The difference between mindfulness mediation and mantra meditation.[14:49] The possibility of separating meditation and religion.[16:59] How to make spiritual terms accessible to atheists.[20:03] The difference between guided meditation and self-practice.[24:04] What meditation classes involve and the two principles of meditation.[29:24] Why people quit meditation after a short time.[33:00] How to find the right meditation teacher for you.[36:10] How much time you should spend meditating each day.[39:24] What to do if you don’t have time to meditate.[42:36] How to quickly improve your meditation practice.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Episode 131: How to be more mindful at work and stop your internal chatter - with Angel Shannon of Seva Health GroupSam HarrisHeadspaceCalmInsight Timer (where you can check out Josh’s guided meditations)For the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to be well-liked at work - with Ryan Lindner
02-08-2022
How to be well-liked at work - with Ryan Lindner
#136 - Ryan Lindner is a personal development specialist and behavioural coach.  He explains how to make a good first impression, get your colleagues to like you, and the difference between interacting with the person rather than the role.What you'll learn[1:38] The difficulty of seeing our true selves and how this inspired Ryan to write his book ‘The Half-Known Life’.[3:18] How Ryan became a coach.[4:52] How to make yourself more attractive in the workplace.[6:00] Why it’s important to treat people like people not simply as the roles they’re filling.[9:33] The difference between a “transactional” and “interactional” workplace engagement.[13:22] How to improve the way your colleagues perceive you.[18:06] The advantages of treating others well.[20:29] How you can start conversations with your work colleagues to get the best response. [29:03] The importance of being likeable and how to make a good first impression.[33:34] Ways to introduce warmth into your professional interactions.[36:05] The best way to sign off an email.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Moby Dick, Herman MelvilleGallup employee engagementReWork, Jason FriedHow to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale CarnegieFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Why am I unhappy at work? - with Kelly Whalley of Find Your Wings
19-07-2022
Why am I unhappy at work? - with Kelly Whalley of Find Your Wings
#135 - Career coach Kelly Whalley explains how to identify what’s not right at work, create a better work-life balance and take responsibility for your career.What you'll learn[1:33] How Find Your Wings helps people through transitional career periods.[2:20] What “brain-based science” is.[3:07] What motivated Kelly to start her own coaching business.[4:46] How coaches can help people who are beginning their careers.[5:56] How receptive businesses are to coaching junior staff members.[7:25] The seven key areas to developing a healthy and happy career.[9:49] How to figure out where your needs aren’t being met.[12:19] The extent to which your job should reflect your passions.[13:17] How to spend more time doing the tasks you enjoy.[15:33] The value of finding developmental opportunities in mundane tasks.[18:13] The importance of being proactive in your learning and development.[20:25] How to assess if your work fits in well with your life.[24:24] Steps you can take to figure out where improvements can be made and where there’s misalignment.[27:20] How to know what needs to change in your work life.[34:24] How to discover which careers fit with you.[38:03] Where to compromise when searching for your dream job.[40:13] The importance of perspective and being positive.[41:49] How to explore potential alternative careers.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Episode 129: How to sell your ideas to your boss - with Brigitta Hoeferle of Center of NLPThe High Performance PodcastSquiggly Careers book and podcastFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to start a career in computer programming - with Emily Hill of Joy of Coding Academy
05-07-2022
How to start a career in computer programming - with Emily Hill of Joy of Coding Academy
#134 - Emily Hill left her stable tenured professor position to start her own software developing academy.  She explains the benefits of starting your own business, how she helps people start computer programming careers, and the mindset shift you need to understand programming.What you'll learn[1:40] What Joy of Coding Academy teaches and who it’s for.[3:20] How Emily found her passion for computer science.[05:05] The mindset you need to understand programming.[07:55] How to develop your mindset.[09:00] The benefits of spending time in academia.[10:29] The disconnect between the computer science taught in college and what is needed in computer science jobs.[12:29] The way computer programming jobs have shifted away from requiring degrees.[13:55] Why Emily started the Joy of Coding Academy.[16:50] How starting your own business can help create a better work life balance.[19:13] Benefits of starting your own business and how to find a model that works for you.[21:05] The challenges of starting your own business.[22:50] Different limiting beliefs that might be holding you back.[23:40] How to know when it’s time to take your side gig full-time.[27:00] How colleagues may react to you leaving your job.[28:45] How a quality product can cut through a saturated market.[31:20] How to assess if a bootcamp is right for you.[35:20] The importance of having the right skill set when looking for remote work.[37:10] The type of people that will succeed in a programming career.[38:50] What you need to know if you want to become a computer programmer.[39:30] How Emily hopes to grow her business in the future.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):A Course In Miracles, Helen SchucmanFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to find your career values and enjoy your work - with Fiona Moss
21-06-2022
How to find your career values and enjoy your work - with Fiona Moss
#133 - Fiona Moss is a career and business coach who helps her clients realign their lives to focus on their values.  She explains what values are, why they’re important and how to uncover your own values.What you'll learn[1:55] How Fiona helps others transition to work they find enjoyable and fulfilling.[9:13] What values are and how they are helpful.[11:30] The difference between strengths and values.[13:06] What it means to honour your values and why it’s important.[18:42] The ways people's values encompass both their personal and professional lives.[21:52] How to identify what your values are and position your life to embrace these.[26:14] The difference between values and things you enjoy doing.[28:20] The endless nature of personal development and growth.[32:56] The importance of being able to articulate why you want what you want.[35:31] How to distinguish between values you think you should have and values that are really true to you.[40:09] How to shift your life and career to be more aligned with your values.[43:28] Where to learn more about values and purpose.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Start With Why, Simon SinekBe More Pirate, Sam Coniff AllendeTwo exercises to help you find career happinessThe You First PodcastFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Creating your own work environment - with Alison Colley of Real Employment Law Advice
07-06-2022
Creating your own work environment - with Alison Colley of Real Employment Law Advice
#132 - Employment law and HR solicitor Alison Colley describes how she created her own ideal work environment by starting her own business.What you'll learn[01:40] Alison explains why she became interested in employment law and what her career ambitions were.[05:53] Why Alison decided to change the direction of her career.[07:50] Alison talks about what led her to go travelling shortly after starting out in her career.[10:54] How travelling helped build Alison’s confidence.[12:07] Alison explains how she adjusted to life back at her job after travelling.[15:20] Alison talks about why she changed law firms.[17:33] Why Alison decided to leave her job and start her own business.[21:23] How Alison got past her limiting beliefs and decided to start her own law firm.[25:50] Finding new clients through networking.[27:54] Looking at long term plans when starting up a business.[28:48] Alison talks about what her firm looks like now and how it has expanded.[31:03] Owning a law firm during the pandemic.[32:20] Adjusting your workload to accommodate a good work life balance.[33:43] Alison talks about what the longer term plans are for the firm.[36:35] Alison explains what has been the most challenging part of her career journey so far and what has been the most rewarding.[37:19] Advice for lawyers who might be thinking about starting up their own firm.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Employment Law and HR PodcastThe Four Hour Work Week, Tim FerrisDrupalSmart Passive IncomeInternet Business Mastery podcastFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to be more mindful at work and stop your internal chatter - with Angel Shannon of Seva Health Group
24-05-2022
How to be more mindful at work and stop your internal chatter - with Angel Shannon of Seva Health Group
#131 - Nurse practitioner and Seva Health founder Angel Shannon explains how you can reduce your internal chatter and use mindfulness techniques to stay focused and present.What you'll learn[02:02] Angel explains the mission of her work.[04:05] Defining the term ‘mindfulness’.[06:20] How to stay present in the moment.[09:07] What you gain by being in a mindful state.[11:54] The physiological effects of the fight or flight response.[17:38] Having the awareness to be able to enjoy your memories and then be able to return to the present.[22:17] Using breathing techniques to anchor yourself.[25:00] How to be present when walking by leaving your devices at home.[32:05] Why suppressing your thoughts can lead to negativity overload.[37:20] Using journaling and breathing to help bring you back into the present moment.[39:37] Learning how to stay focused on your current task.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):“The unexamined life is not worth living”, SocratesPema ChodronPranayamaTai Chi and Qi GongThe Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat HanhTurning the Mind into an Ally, Sakyong MiphamWherever You Go There You Are, Jon Kabat-ZinnHealthy Housecalls with Angel podcast7 Step Guide to Radical Self-Compassion PracticeFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
I’m too busy! Overcoming overwhelm at work - with Dina Cataldo
10-05-2022
I’m too busy! Overcoming overwhelm at work - with Dina Cataldo
#130 - Dina Cataldo helps lawyers manage their workload better and here she shares techniques you can use to help you get through and avoid overwhelm at work.What you'll learn[1:50] How Dina felt about quitting her career as a lawyer.[02:45] How Dina went from being a lawyer to becoming a coach for other lawyers.[06:00] What “overwhelm” means and how to identify if it’s happening to you.[08:08] The problem with using distractions when feeling overwhelmed from work.[13:04] The importance of being intentional with the words you use around work.[16:17] The dangers of “overwhelm” and the negative effects it can have.[19:11] How to design your life to be more productive and satisfying.[23:10] The importance of questioning and framing your thoughts around work in the right way.[27:30] Practical steps you can take if you are feeling overwhelmed.[29:39] How to prioritise your time and reduce how often you get disturbed.[34:33] Long-term strategies you can use to reduce the risk of overwhelm.[41:47] “Time blocking” and how to use your calendar effectively.[47:27] Useful tools and resources to learn more about time blocking.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Doctor WhoThe Busy Lawyer’s Quick-Start Guide to Getting 5 Hours Back WeeklyBe a Better Lawyer podcastFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to sell your ideas to your boss - with Brigitta Hoeferle of Center of NLP
26-04-2022
How to sell your ideas to your boss - with Brigitta Hoeferle of Center of NLP
#129 - Award-winning educator and neuro-linguistic programming master Brigitta Hoeferle explains how NLP can help you create good relationships, persuade others and sell your ideas.What you'll learn[1:30] Brigitta’s experience in teaching the Montessori method and how she became an NLP master.[3:55] What ‘neuro-linguistic programming’ (NLP)  is.[6:37] The programming side of NLP and how we shape the behaviour of our children.[7:50] How adverts programme us to think a certain way.[10:08] How you can programme yourself to change the way you react.[12:30] How NLP can help your self-development and reframe your childhood experience.[18:43] How your childhood thoughts and upbringing affects who you become.[21:27] How to acknowledge past traumas without obsessing over them and the different strategies to reframe your mindset.[25:36] How NLP can be used as a tool in your interactions with others.[28:12] How parents can use NLP to improve their parenting.[31:29] Techniques to build rapport with your boss and get them to listen to your ideas.[36:48] Areas of NLP to be wary about and what makes NLP different from manipulation.[40:19] The founders of NLP and the science behind it.[41:41] How to find out more about NLP.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):The Montessori methodAlbert MehrabianEpisode 117: How to have effective meetings at work - with Mamie Kanfer StewartFrogs Into Princes, Richard BandlerThe Four Agreements, Don Miguel RuizThe Success Patterns ShowFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Stop trying to be a superhero! Avoiding burnout in work and life - with Matt Appleby of Apple Yoga
12-04-2022
Stop trying to be a superhero! Avoiding burnout in work and life - with Matt Appleby of Apple Yoga
#128 - Yoga teacher and well-being expert Matt Appleby discusses how to recover from burnout, the challenges of balancing parenthood and work, and the importance of creating boundaries.What you'll learn[1:48] How Matt helps dads who are experiencing burnout. [4:15] How Matt found his passion for yoga. [6:43] What inspired Matt to do a fully immersive yoga teaching course.[10:27] How Matt realised he needed to make profound changes to his life.[15:14] What burnout looks like.[20:26] Having a conversation with your employer about your need for rest.[23:10] How to manage the workload of studying while working full time and having a family. [24:31] How much time Matt spent each week on his yoga teaching programme. [25:34] How to balance work and childcare responsibilities. [27:30] How being burnt out can encourage you to make changes in your life. [29:26] How to deal with doubts when starting your own business. [30:36] Starting a gym business and the power of high-intensity training. [39:51] How to manage running two businesses at the same time. [41:13] How Matt hopes his businesses will grow in the future. Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):AyurvedaFit20The Sedona MethodFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Does the job for life exist? - with Becca Ribbing
29-03-2022
Does the job for life exist? - with Becca Ribbing
#127 - Author and coach Becca Ribbing explains why we look for new jobs every few years, how people can recognise that things need to change, and ways we can improve our job satisfaction.What you'll learn[1:40] How Becca found out she wanted to spend her life coaching others.[3:24] The personality traits that make Becca a good coach.[3:55] The typical clients Becca works with and how she helps them identify what they want next.[5:45] Why people’s perceptions of their “dream job” shift and why people seek change over time.[9:39] The problems with having a rigidly defined career path.[12:35] The ways our values shift as we grow and how this affects our career choices.[16:19] How you can improve your job satisfaction without changing your job.[19:35] How to identify what it is that you really want.[24:07] How journaling can help you and how often you should do it.[26:17] The challenges of finding your life purpose while working and raising a family.[31:01] How to recognise when you need to break out of a cycle and the importance of re-evaluating your values.[38:15] The dangers of burnout. Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):The Clarity Journal, Becca RibbingAll Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer SeniorFlow, Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiThe Messy Middle, Scott BelskyBurnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily NagosakiFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to negotiate your salary - with Margaret Buj, Interview Coach
15-03-2022
How to negotiate your salary - with Margaret Buj, Interview Coach
#126 - Interview coach Margaret Buj explains how to negotiate your salary, whether you’re applying for a new job or looking to get a pay increase in your current role.What you'll learn[02:30] Why people find salary negotiations so difficult.[04:00] The times when you shouldn’t negotiate your salary.[04:48] At what point in the interview process you should ask about salary and benefits.[07:30] Why it’s never too soon to tell a headhunter about your current salary.[08:39] How to assess how much you’re worth.[11:04] Negotiating other elements of your benefits package apart from salary.[12:52] The likelihood of being able to negotiate flexible working.[14:49] How an organisation’s current employees’ salary can affect your potential salary.[16:50] How to start a negotiation for a higher salary.[18:10] Factors to consider other than the salary when deciding whether or not to accept a position.[20:12] How to answer the question “What salary do you expect?”.[24:25] Why employers can’t ban employees from talking about their salaries and the benefits of discussing salary with your colleagues.[26:58] The best time to ask for a pay rise in your current job and how to justify it.[31:20] The performance element when asking for a salary raise in your current job.[32:49] How to start a salary negotiation in your existing job in a positive way without damaging work relationships.[36:49] The leverage you have to negotiate your salary in your existing job.[38:05] What to do if your request for a salary increase is turned down.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Episode 21: Get that job! Top tips for a successful application – with Margaret Buj, Interview CoachEpisode 28A: Hiring, jobs, and recruitment in the time of COVID-19 – with Margaret Buj, Interview CoachWomen Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock and Sara LascheverPayscaleSalary.comEpisode 71: How to have a shorter working week - with Lianna Etkind of CivicMargaret’s course “Get the Job You Want”For the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Is perfectionism holding you back in your career? - with Isabeau Iqbal
01-03-2022
Is perfectionism holding you back in your career? - with Isabeau Iqbal
#125 - Career coach Isabeau Iqbal explains how you can recognise the characteristics of perfectionism and offers insight into how you can turn the trait into a strength and stop it holding you back.What you'll learn[02:05] Isabeau talks through her varied career history.[04:10] Defining the term ‘perfectionism’ and examining the qualities and traits that are often associated with it.[06:28] The three different types of perfectionism and how they link with personality traits.[08:05] The advantages to perfectionism and the common behaviours associated with it.[10:38] Looking at the drawbacks and challenges of perfectionism.[15:16] Introducing tools to help you work alongside your perfectionism.[18:04] Examining avoidance and fear as the key blockers to completing tasks.[19:41] How to find the balance between completing a task and making it ‘perfect’.[22:02] Using collaboration and co-working to help curb perfectionism.[23:18] Expressing your priorities to someone else to ensure accountability.[25:26] The benefits of co-working.[27:17] How to ensure that you find the balance between creating something you’re proud of and knowing when to let go of a task.[30:47] Setting a clear intention to enable you to keep you on track with a task or project.[32:51] Four tips on how to curb your perfectionism and how to transform it into a positive characteristic.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Tiny Habits, BJ FoggFocusmateHow to Change, Katy MilkmanFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to choose your next job - with Misha Rubin of Career Leap
15-02-2022
How to choose your next job - with Misha Rubin of Career Leap
#124 - Career Leap founder Misha Rubin explains how mapping out your values and strengths can help you identify the criteria that your next role needs to fulfill.What you'll learn[01:35] Misha discusses his career background and how and why he created The Career Leap Method.[05:16] Misha talks about his involvement in music and how it helps fulfill him.[07:12] The two common traps to avoid when job searching.[09:42] How to manage your career by curating the opportunities which present themselves.[12:57] Why you should focus on your unique career criteria before looking at salary.[14:30] The four aspects of your unique career criteria: values, strengths, motivations and interpersonal profile.[19:31] How the four aspects align and why you should look out for any conflict.[20:44] Creating a comprehensive career leap map that includes ideas of what your next step might be.[23:51] The research you can carry out to explore the different directions you can go in.[25:18] How to filter down your options and identify what is calling you.[27:19] Why it’s worth waiting until the end of the exercise before looking at the compromises you might need to make.[30:34] Figuring out your direction and taking a series of small steps towards it.[31:40] How often you should review and edit your career leap map.[33:10] How you can take the first steps in exploring a change in your career.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Tiny Habits, BJ FoggTwo exercises to help you find career happinessFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Doing what you love for a living - with Donna Tashjian of Vibrant Living International
01-02-2022
Doing what you love for a living - with Donna Tashjian of Vibrant Living International
#123 - Donna Tashjian shares how losing her job led to a career following her passion, the importance of not listening to the opinions of others, and the power of listening to expansive voices.What you'll learn[1:34] What a life mastery coach does and the types of clients Donna works with.[2:48] The different types of mentoring Donna has done throughout her life.[4:13] Why Donna wanted to become a coach.[4:59] The difficulties Donna faced when she was let go from her job at a non-profit.[6:55] How Donna utilised the fact she got laid off and turned it into a positive.[10:12] The feeling of getting fired and how you can respond to rejection.[12:37] The importance of perspective and asking the right questions.[14:57] How having a coach helped Donna on her journey to become a coach.[16:25] The mindset you need to turn your passion into your work.[20:50] When Donna first got a coach.[21:35] How Donna’s coach helped her create a vision for her future.[23:02] The different types of coaching and how to find a good coaching school.[25:38] How long it took Donna to find paying clients for her coaching.[26:18] The best ways to find coaching clients and where you can network.[27:39] How many hours Donna spends coaching and what type of work she focuses on.[28:50] How Donna wants to expand her business over the next five years.[29:18] How to expand your business without increasing your hours.[30:14] How group coaching differs from one-on-one coaching.[33:51] How to get in touch with Donna.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):BNI: Business Networking InternationalEpisode 53: Sewing Bee, jewellery design and empowering creators – with Nicole Akong of House of AkongTwo exercises to help you find career happinessFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Looking after your mental health at work - with Melanie Pritchard
18-01-2022
Looking after your mental health at work - with Melanie Pritchard
#122 - Success coach and corporate wellbeing trainer Melanie Pritchard explains how to look after your mental health at work, the warning signs to look out for, and how you can ask for help.What you'll learn[1:54] How Melanie helps people who aren't happy in their jobs.[2:39] Why Melanie moved from working in law to starting her own coaching firm.[3:48] Why mental health is now at the forefront of most corporate agendas.[5:03] The hidden costs associated with unsupported mental health.[5:49] The spectrum of mental health and what “mental health” really means.[7:17] How to build awareness of mental illness within yourself and others.[11:49] The power of sharing and when to ask for help with your mental health.[16:23] How mental health hotlines work and how confidential they are.[18:09] The benefits and catharsis of journaling.[19:30] What to do if you are concerned about your mental health.[21:42] How to approach conversations with your employer about mental health.[25:42] How the pandemic has normalised the conversation around mental health.[27:35] The positive effect sharing your story can have on others.[29:35] How recovery differs from person to person.[32:23] How to stay mentally healthy and the importance of being clear on your values.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):SamaritansBetterHelpRelateHealth and Safety at Work ActEquality ActYouTubeMindTwo exercises to help you find career happinessFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Will I have to take a pay cut? Fear and loss when changing your career - with Carol Parker Walsh
04-01-2022
Will I have to take a pay cut? Fear and loss when changing your career - with Carol Parker Walsh
#121 - Coach and brand strategist Carol Parker Walsh explains how to overcome the fears of loss which may be preventing you from changing career and recognise the transferable skills you can take into any future role.What you'll learn[01:28] Carol talks about the Paralympians that she has coached.[03:43] How brand strategy directly links to understanding yourself.[06:41] Carol talks about the common fears when people are changing careers.[07:55] Carol discusses her car accident.[10:50] Looking at the fear of losing the income and status associated with your career.[13:53] How to deal with the worries of making less money if you make a change to your career.[19:12] Negotiating your current position to change where you’re currently at.[20:54] How to approach interactions with friends when you are thinking of changing careers.[23:00] Dealing with your immediate family’s concerns about the choice you are planning to make.[24:50] Carol discusses how she coaches clients that are concerned about “wasting” their job experience and education by switching careers.[27:42] Using your skills and experience in a different way.[29:41] Tools and exercises to help you understand the value of your transferable skills.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Switchers, Dawn GrahamMindset, Carol DweckThe Big Leap, Gay HendricksFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Feeling like a fraud? How to deal with imposter syndrome - with Charlotte Crabtree of Reflex Coaching
28-12-2021
Feeling like a fraud? How to deal with imposter syndrome - with Charlotte Crabtree of Reflex Coaching
#120 - Charlotte Crabtree of Reflex Coaching discusses how to deal with feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome and how to stop being a people-pleaser.What you'll learn[01:25] Charlotte explains how horses are involved in the type of coaching she provides.[03:57] Charlotte discusses her background and what led her to start coaching.[05:45] Defining the term “imposter syndrome”.[08:59] The potential effects of imposter syndrome at home and in the workplace.[10:41] Understanding how to tackle imposter syndrome with ongoing management.[13:38] The benefits of learning to understand yourself.[15:20] Looking at tools to help you set boundaries more effectively.[19:30] How childhood experiences can form “filters” that change the way you see things as an adult.[21:46] Looking at the tools and practices that you can put in place to overcome issues in your life or career.[23:53] The Emotional Freedom Technique and “tapping”.[26:26] How working on developing yourself can help to influence workplace culture.[30:44] How to know when you have made progress in your self-development journey.[33:22] When to take the leap into making a change for yourself.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)Emotional Freedom TechniqueBrene Brown and her Netflix special “The Call to Courage”For the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Getting coached at work - with Philippa Kindon of Mayden
21-12-2021
Getting coached at work - with Philippa Kindon of Mayden
#118 - Manager, facilitator and coach Philippa Kindon explores the benefits of having an internal workplace coaching programme and how you can introduce one into your organisation.What you'll learn[1:48] Who Mayden are and the type of business development Philippa does for them.[3:46] How successful Mayden’s internal coaching programme has been.[5:37] The pros and cons of using scrum methodology.[7:04] The type of structural changes an organisation goes through as it grows.[10:35] The advantages of having self-managing teams rather than a hierarchical structure.[14:49] Why coaching is more beneficial than mentoring or consulting.[17:24] The International Coaching Federation and the rise of internal coaching.[18:53] Benefits of using internal or external coaches.[23:17] What motivated Philippa to sign up as a coach, and how others responded to the opportunity to be trained as a coach.[25:28] How coaching differs from what most people expect.[27:09] What it’s like being an internal coach.[29:12] How you manage your time working as an internal coach on top of your regular job.[32:25] The results you can expect from an internal coaching programme.[33:18] How to measure the success of an internal coaching programme.[34:50] The difficulties of being an internal coach.[37:23] How people can introduce an internal coaching programme within their organisation.[40:08] The key to a successful internal coaching programme.[42:06] Where you can find out if coaching is right for you.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):Scrum methodologyMaverick, Ricardo SemlerInternational Coaching FederationBath Future Talent ProgrammeFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How you can make your appraisal more effective - with Lucinda Carney of Actus
14-12-2021
How you can make your appraisal more effective - with Lucinda Carney of Actus
#118 - Chartered psychologist Lucinda Carney explains how workplace appraisals can be improved and what you can do to make that happen.What you'll learn[1:50] What Actus is, who they help and how they encourage people to have regular conversations.[4:22] The challenges involved with developing a software product and starting a business.[8:17] What the purpose of the appraisal process is.[10:24] The importance of having clear objectives and regular one-to-one feedback.[11:42] Existing problems with the appraisals process and the importance of people management.[14:29] How an organisation’s culture affects its people management.[17:06] How we can make the appraisal process better and more effective.[22:26] What the purpose of the line manager is and how having regular meetings helps them achieve this.[24:13] 360-degree feedback and the drawbacks of using it for performance ratings.[29:57] How the objective-setting process can be managed to make it effective and helpful.[32:01] How employees can influence changes in their workplaces appraisals.Resources mentioned in this episode (some of these are affiliate links and we may get a commission in the event that you make a purchase - this helps us to cover our expenses and is at no additional cost to you):How to be a Change Superhero, Lucinda CarneyHR Uprising Podcast Episode 134: How To Manage a 360 Feedback ProgrammeChartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD)Squiggly Careers podcast and bookThe Leadership Pipeline, Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter and Jim NoelEpisode 111: How organisations and leaders can get the most out of their employees (and what you can do to help them) - with Jack Broadley of Pelorus ConsultingEpisode 116: Help, I’ve just been promoted - what do I do now? - with Ken ColemanFor the show notes for this episode, including a full transcript and links to all the resources mentioned, visit: your career?  Know you need a change but don't really know where to start?  Check out these two exercises to start the journey of working out what career is right for you!Take me to the exercises!Also, make sure to join the Change Work Life Facebook group and check out the ways you can support the podcast on the Change Work Life Support page.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.