A book to cry, a book to laugh, a book to lead and a book to quit..? In this episode we share the books that can help you through all different kinds of challenges, and be a sweet remedy. So if you are a book lover, or just wanting some inspiration for a wonderful book to read, you will enjoy this one! And if you ever have considered joining or starting a book club – this episode is for you! Sit back and relax!iTunes
Setting your self up for a productive work day is not a motivational challenge, its a design challenge. In this episode we share our most useful tips combined with the latest research on brain science, to help you design a productive day, after day, after day. From morning rituals, to shorter meetings, focused work time and considering your sleep early on, this episode will inspire you to make a few small tweaks that could have a significant impact on your day. Also, an episode that you might want to share with your team after you have listened… We hope you enjoy!iTunes
A year of covid, celebrating life after managed isolation and quarantine, AND choosing to challenge. International women’s day is here and we take the opportunity to highlight some of the more notable insights around women in the past year. Learning that women speak less than men in meetings (really?! ;)) and arguing for how to rethink ideas such as ‘executive presence’ and #girlboss. Moving to the practical, sharing examples of female leadership that is advancing how we lead, and what to do when you encounter an all male panel.. Enjoy!iTunes
In this episode Josefine has grabbed ‘a golden ticket’ to New Zealand, podcasting from her and her little family’s 14 day managed isolation in a hotel room. Meanwhile, Victoria, has unintentionally joined the forced quarantine as covid has broken out in her household. Josefine is greeted by the navy, photoed by the locals and tested twice a week, while Victoria’s situation is developing in real time.. The New Normal is here. But what is here to stay? And what will be the things that in a few years from now we’ll refer to as “the things we did during the Covid-years”? What are the things you miss the most from “before Covid”? We also debate the new normal of career, innovation, fashion, living, leadership and travel! Enjoy!iTunes
In this episode we dig into our fourth cornerstone of a successful career, health and wellness. We explore how we set ourselves up for a healthy career and life. We inspire you to set your wellness goals, and create the habits that make all the difference for 2021. Dig into goals related to your mind, nourishment and movement, and tackle your health not as a motivational challenge, but a design challenge! Enjoy!iTunes
Did you know that visualising an action is almost as an effective tool to achieve a desired result as actually ‘doing’ it? A Chicago University study found that basketball players visualising vs practicing free throws recorded almost identical improvement compared to those that did neither. The reason it appears, is that the brain has a hard time differentiating between what we imagine/visualize doing, to what we actually do. In this New Year Special (our favourite episode of the year) we indulge in the creative spirit of the season as we approach our goals, dreams and desires for the year to come. And while exploring goals and dreams is something we do each year, this year we embrace visualization and the powerful (proven) tool it is to help you realize your dreams. We get practical, explore past years failures, and invite you to reflect, define, prepare, create and manifest your vision, and if you like, your 2021 vision board.
S2 #5 Momentum, joy and indulging in your career change, with global leadership coach Vanessa Defournier
Join us for this special episode with Global Career and Leadership Coach Vanessa Defournier. Vanessa has herself gone from employee to entrepreneur and has helped leaders from across the world transform their careers. In this interview Vanessa shares practical insights on how to keep momentum going when in ‘neutral waters’, finding joy in your current position, and indulging in the possibilities of a career change. Drawing from ancient Japanese wisdom to help you create a road map for your own career change and navigating your own transition. Links and reading list recommendations below.
Being Strategic Framework: Being Strategic Book by Erika Andersen
Book Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. And those articles here
Defining your purpose in life: Finding Your True North, by Bill George
Managing Transitions: William Bridges
What kind of consideration should you give wealth when redesigning your career? The latest research suggest there is a wealth sweet spot, and particular spending habits to maximize happiness. It is also true that new generations of women are getting wealthier, and this is changing the way women are taking control over wealth. Also on this episode, an inspirational interview with London based financial coach Krystle McGilvery who gives practical tips for anyone who might struggle financially right now, or who is ready to move on the next step in terms of their financial wellbeing. What better episode to listen to now, to take control BEFORE the poorest month of the year.. Enjoy!
Find Krystle here: https://www.krystlemcgilvery.com/iTunes
In this episode we share 5 essential insights to help you connect meaningfully in a virtual world. We also explore connection, why it is so important, and share a brilliant technique to foster immediate connection with yourself. We dig deeper into curiosity and Victoria shares her story of showing up authentically on social media. All with a focus on connection in the context of career re-design. We leave you listeners with a few practical challenges that will boost meaningful connection over the next month! Enjoy!iTunes
An episode with insights on how you practically work towards your purpose. When did you last check in on your purpose? The further you have gone in your career without reflecting on your purpose, the more miss-aligned it might be to your values. But maybe you don’t know what your purpose is? Rest assure that you are not alone. Sharing from our own career experiences we provide 3 practical exercises that will give you insights from your past, present and future, leaving you with actions that you can start implement tomorrow. Update your values, define how you can uniquely contribute and brainstorm creative new ideas. A must listen if you want to check in on your purpose!iTunes