2021 New Year Special: Create your vision board

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

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life


Defining your purpose in life: Finding Your True North, by Bill George

Mind Mapping:
https://thinkinsights.net/strategy/mindmap/ https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-tools-you-need-to-make-every-meeting-more-productive
Managing Transitions: William Bridges



S2 #4 A wealthy career: taking control, being creative & charging more for your time

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/


S2 #3 Connect meaningfully in a virtual world (career re-design edition)

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!


Season 2 #2: (Re)-designing your career: Develop your Purpose

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!


Season 2 #1: How to redesign you career: Start here

A fresh series of podcast episodes fully dedicated to your career (re)design journey. Is it possible to redesign your career in 4 months? And how would you do it? As a result of the pandemic Josefine is on the move from Colombia to the UK, and in this season Victoria and Josefine will coach her (and you listeners) to (re)design her career. We share the 4 cornerstones of a successful career, and then get practical, providing you with an assessment to apply to your own career evaluation. Do you need a complete change or just a minor tweak? Download your pepsheet on roosandshine.com/pepsheets.

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#58: Take a Break: 8 (surprising) breaks you should consider taking

With 2020 being a very different year, many of us are taking unexpected breaks, from work, school, routines, your classic vacation and so on. In this episode we list the breaks (some more surprising than others) that we have been taking and that you really should consider incorporating in your life, the sooner the better! Enjoy!


#57: Get Grounded & Embrace Lagom

Exhausted as a knocked out squirrel or all over the place as an anxious butterfly? We have felt it all and bet many of you are pretty exhausted after an intense spring too. This episode is about letting go of our demands, embrace “lagom’ (the Swedish expression that means just good enough) and take the steps to get grounded (not in the corona way but in the connected to earth chilling out kind of way). We reflect on what we thought this summer would look like, change of plans, scrapping some of the summer goals and have it lagom. A perfect episode to ease into summer. Enjoy!


#56: Building Resilience, Hard Decisions and Evacuations

If resilience is a muscle we can build, how do we strengthen it during crisis? Tune in to find out, as well as learn more about this week’s evacuations and hard decisions, as we report from our current single mother experiences in Atlanta and now Sweden. As always, leave inspired with practical strategies and your own self care list.


#55: Lay the foundations for the future you (and be resilient now)

Connecting from Colombia and the US we look at how we (and you!) can lay the foundations for a resilient, and purpose driven future in this new world. We discuss what our future might look like, will we remove the clutter and embrace the introvert? And practically, based on the latest research, we provide ideas how you can build your resilience and deal with uncertainty. We believe this could be the time for many of us to bring meaning and purpose into the now – and the future. And finally, women leaders seem to be doing exceptionally well dealing with this health crisis. We discuss what they are doing right, and why these skills will be crucial leadership skills when we go back to work and to a new normal. Tune in to be inspired!