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Why I quit my engineering career to co-found a startup
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Why I quit my engineering career to co-found a startup

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. I hope you enjoy this conversation and if you're feeling stuck in your career, let me help. I'm Yesim Nicholson and I work with people all over the world who have lost the joy in their work. Sometimes it will take a radical change to find work that feels meaningful to you. Other times it's small tweaks to your existing situation. Together we'll work out what's best for you! Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/yesimnicholson/ 🌍 https://www.yescareercoaching.com You can buy my book 'Ready to quit your job?' here - 📚 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CZJ857LW Start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career - https://www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Today's episode In this episode of 'Your Big Career Move' host Yesim Nicholson discusses extraordinary career changes with guest Hector Stanley, who transitioned from civil engineering to tech entrepreneurship. They explore Hector's diverse career journey, the common thread of teamwork across his roles, and the impact of people-focused skills on his career transitions. Hector shares insights from his experiences, including the challenges of changing industries, the importance of adaptability, and his venture into founding a tech company, Ditto, focused on promoting employee secondments. This conversation delves into the personal reflections, decision-making processes, and the pursuit of making a positive impact through career choices. 00:00 Welcome to Your Big Career Move! 00:26 Meet Hector Stanley: From Construction to Tech Founder 01:37 The Common Thread: People and Team Building 03:38 Career Reflections and Embracing Change 04:47 Navigating Career Decisions and Peer Perspectives 08:38 Family Reactions and Winning Support 11:47 The Birth of Ditto: A Startup Journey 20:02 The Power of Secondments and Ditto's Mission 27:52 The Power of Personal Experience in Business 28:27 Navigating Secondments: A Guide for the Curious Employee 29:40 Ditto's Approach to Facilitating Secondments 31:57 The Role of a Chief Product Officer in a Startup 34:04 Balancing Innovation with Focus in Startup Growth 37:48 Reflecting on the Startup Journey: Lessons and Regrets 39:02 The Impact of Family Values on Business and Life 48:13 Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Go For It Find out more about Hector’s company here - https://www.dittotalent.com/ Find out more about the Antler Incubator here - https://www.antler.co/ #careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove#careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove #startup #entrepreneur
How I quit my job to become a full time artist
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How I quit my job to become a full time artist

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. I hope you enjoy this conversation and if you're feeling stuck in your career, let me help. I'm Yesim Nicholson and I work with people all over the world who have lost the joy in their work. Sometimes it will take a radical change to find work that feels meaningful to you. Other times it's small tweaks to your existing situation. Together we'll work out what's best for you! Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/yesimnicholson/ 🌍 https://www.yescareercoaching.com You can buy my book 'Ready to quit your job?' here - 📚 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CZJ857LW Start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career - https://www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Today’s episode This episode of 'Your Big Career Move' features host Yesim Nicholson in conversation with Christina Kent, who shares her inspiring transition from a career in economics to becoming a full-time painter. Christina discusses her initial path in economics, culminating in a Ph.D., and her eventual realisation of burnout and dissatisfaction in the field. She elaborates on her reconnection with painting, a passion from her youth, and the steps she took towards making art her new career path, including strategic planning, engaging with social media, and gradually reducing her hours in her economics job to focus on art. The discussion also covers the importance of a supportive network, dealing with rejection and self-doubt, and the significance of finding joy and authenticity in one's work. Christina is the perfect example of a Toe dipper turned Leaper. 00:00 Welcome to Your Big Career Move! 00:27 Christina Kent's journey from Economics to Art 02:29 Identifying and overcoming burnout 05:56 Family support and strategic career transition 09:35 Embracing art full-time: a strategic approach 16:22 Building an art Career: from Instagram to YouTube 20:16 Embracing YouTube and growing a community 31:56 Reflections on success and support networks 36:31 The Full-Time Artist Life: challenges and Success You can find out more about Christina here: https://www.youtube.com/@christinakentart instagram.com/christinakentart #careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove
From Crafting to Space Blankets: Angela's Unconventional Career Leap
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From Crafting to Space Blankets: Angela's Unconventional Career Leap

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. I hope you enjoy this conversation and if you're feeling stuck in your career, let me help. I'm Yesim Nicholson and I work with people all over the world who have lost the joy in their work. Sometimes it will take a radical change to find work that feels meaningful to you. Other times it's small tweaks to your existing situation. Together we'll work out what's best for you! Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/yesimnicholson/ 🌍 https://www.yescareercoaching.com You can buy my book 'Ready to quit your job?' here - 📚 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CZJ857LW Start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career - https://www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Today’s episode In this podcast episode of 'Your Big Career Move', host Yesim Nicholson interviews Angela Ashill, a former crafter turned space industry technician, who shares her inspiring journey of making a dramatic career change. Angela worked in her home-based business selling handmade crafts until she saw an opportunity for a job at RAL Space, despite not having a traditional engineering background. Her story highlights the importance of lateral thinking in job recruitment, the value of recognising transferable skills, and the courage to pursue opportunities outside one's comfort zone. Angela's experience from participating in a television quiz show, 'The Chase', and her process transitioning back into the workforce after 19 years, illustrates how varied experiences can contribute to personal growth and unexpected career paths. This episode encourages listeners to reconsider their skill sets and the potential for career changes regardless of their background. 00:00 Welcome to Your Big Career Move! 00:56 Discovering Angela's Viral Moment and Career Shift 02:13 Angela's Journey from Crafting to Space Technology 04:33 The Transition: From Crafting to a Career in Space 06:33 The Unconventional Path to a Technical Role 08:35 Challenges and Triumphs in a New Field 17:08 Embracing New Skills and Overcoming Doubts 20:18 Navigating Workplace Dynamics as a Non-Engineer 22:13 Empowering Career Advice: Taking the Leap 23:02 The Value of Experience and Work Ethic 24:01 Interviewing Your Potential Employer 25:28 The Importance of Self-Value in Job Applications 26:06 A Unique Career Journey: From Engineering to TV Stardom 27:04 The Unexpected Viral Fame from The Chase 32:32 Redefining Success Through Life's Stages 34:55 Contemplating Retirement and Embracing Life's Unpredictability 37:11 Inspiring Others with a Unique Career Path #careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove
From senior HR professional to sleep entrepreneur - a career change story
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From senior HR professional to sleep entrepreneur - a career change story

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. I hope you enjoy this conversation and if you're feeling stuck in your career, let me help. I'm Yesim Nicholson and I work with people all over the world who have lost the joy in their work. Sometimes it will take a radical change to find work that feels meaningful to you. Other times it's small tweaks to your existing situation. Together we'll work out what's best for you! Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/yesimnicholson/ 🌍 https://www.yescareercoaching.com You can buy my book 'Ready to quit your job?' here - 📚 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CZJ857LW Start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career - https://www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Today’s episode In this episode Yesim Nicholson discusses extraordinary career changes with guest Annika Carroll. Annika shares her journey from having a successful corporate career in human resources at Johnson & Johnson in Germany to facing setbacks due to pregnancy and eventually experiencing burnout, leading her to reevaluate her career. Anika narrates her struggle with returning to work post-pregnancy, her decision to move to Canada, and her transition to becoming a nutritionist, then shifting focus to helping women regain their energy and resolve sleep issues by becoming a sleep and burnout specialist. Through her venture, Sleep Like a Boss, Annika now uses functional testing to assist women in improving their sleep and energy levels, marking a significant career transformation inspired by her personal challenges. The episode explores the concept of success, work-life balance, and the importance of prioritising personal well-being in one's career choices. 00:00 Welcome to Your Big Career Move! 00:28 Anika Carroll's Corporate Journey and Transition 01:41 Navigating Career Changes and Maternity Leave 03:34 The Challenges of Returning to Work Post-Baby 05:30 A New Role in Pharma: Adjusting to New Challenges 06:32 The Dream Project and the Onset of Burnout 07:38 Health Struggles and the Decision to Leave Corporate Life 10:14 Moving to Canada and Embracing Change 10:50 Resignation and the Transition to a New Beginning 16:51 Reflections on a Journey of Transformation 18:43 Embracing New Challenges and Self-Employment 19:06 The Transition to Entrepreneurship: Navigating New Waters 21:15 Empowering Women: From Burnout to Balance 25:21 A Personal Journey: Recognizing and Addressing Burnout 26:56 Taking the Helm: The Evolution of a Sleep Business 31:39 Redefining Success and Work-Life Balance 36:28 Reflections on Success and How It Evolves Over Time #careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove #readytoquityourjob
Azul Terronez: How I left teaching to become a bestselling author, TEDx speaker and book coach
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Azul Terronez: How I left teaching to become a bestselling author, TEDx speaker and book coach

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. I hope you enjoy this conversation and if you're feeling stuck in your career, let me help. I'm Yesim Nicholson and I work with people all over the world who have lost the joy in their work. Sometimes it will take a radical change to find work that feels meaningful to you. Other times it's small tweaks to your existing situation. Together we'll work out what's best for you! Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/yesimnicholson/ 🌍 https://www.yescareercoaching.com You can buy my book 'Ready to quit your job?' here - 📚 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CZJ857LW Start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career - https://www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Today’s episode What made Azul Terrones feel like he needed a career change after 25 years in education to pursue his passion for authorship and coaching? Azul’s story exemplifies the impact of pursuing one's passions and the limitless possibilities of taking creative and professional risks. 00:00 Introduction and the Unexpected Journey to Authorship 00:48 Discovering the world of Podcasts and Authors Who Lead 02:04 Career Transition: From Education to Publishing 03:01 The Power of Student Challenges and Self-Discovery 06:06 The Leap to a New Career and Life Abroad 10:01 The Struggles and Triumphs of Career Shift 13:14 The Role of Intuition and Sensitivity in Career Transition 18:29 The Impact of Dyslexia on Career and Life 25:44 The Role of Partners in Career Transition 29:07 The Transformative Power of Solo Travel 30:08 Supporting a Spouse's Journey 31:14 Building a Business Together 31:45 Balancing Personal Growth and Family Responsibilities 35:14 Carving Out a New Career 38:09 The Power of Authenticity 44:51 Defining Success 50:09 The Journey of Writing a Book Azul Terronez: TEDx speaker with 3.8 million views, WJS and USA Today bestselling author, book whisperer and Co-founder of Authors Who Lead and podcast host. His clients included Pat Flynn or Smart Passive Income, New Times Bestseller and YouTuber Ali Abdaal, and Jadah Sellner, author of She Builds and co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. Social Handles: Website: https://authorswholead.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/azuljterronez Instagram: @azulterronez Twitter: @azulterronez LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azul-terronez/ TikTok @azulterronez Gift: 2024 Book Marketing Calendar for Social Media - 365 Days of Social Post Ideas to Sell More Books Link: https://authorswholead.com/365calendar #careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove #readytoquityourjob
Dipti Tait: How I went from BBC producer to hypnotherapist
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Dipti Tait: How I went from BBC producer to hypnotherapist

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. From the BBC to Motherhood to Hypnotherapy: A Professional Evolution with Dipti Tait In this intimate interview with Dipti Tait, we discusses her career trajectory and personal transformation from starting as a TV producer, transitioning into motherhood and then diving deep into how she become a hypnotherapist. Dipti shares heartbreaking and hilarious stories that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. 00:00 Introduction and Meeting Dipti 01:17 Dipti's Early Career and Aspirations 02:02 Dipti's Journey to the BBC 03:30 The Reality of Working at the BBC 06:28 Leaving the BBC and Moving On 11:34 Becoming a Mother and Career Shift 13:39 The Challenges and Joys of Motherhood 24:42 Moving to the Cotswolds and New Beginnings 26:56 The Role of Grief in My Life 28:21 Turning Grief into a Career 29:55 The Journey of Writing 'Good Grief' 30:23 The Birth of 'Planet Grief' 37:01 The Power of Hypnotherapy 44:29 The Transformational Journey of Self-Healing 50:02 The Future: A Return to Television? 52:37 Final Thoughts on Success and Embracing Life's Challenges If you're inspired to make a career change but you're not sure where to start, start here - www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Find out more about Dipti here - https://diptitait.com/ @Dipnotherapy 🛑 BEFORE YOU GO! Subscribe to my channel & click the bell so you never miss one of my interviews with other fascinating guests! #careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove
Simon Rinne: How I quit my 15 year career in public service to champion men's mental health
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Simon Rinne: How I quit my 15 year career in public service to champion men's mental health

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. I hope you enjoy this conversation and if you're feeling stuck in your career, let me help. I'm Yesim Nicholson and I work with people all over the world who have lost the joy in their work. Sometimes it will take a radical change to find work that feels meaningful to you. Other times it's small tweaks to your existing situation. Together we'll work out what's best for you! Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/yesimnicholson/ 🌍 https://www.yescareercoaching.com You can buy my book 'Ready to quit your job?' here - 📚 https://www.yescareercoaching.com/readytoquityourjob Start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career - https://www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Candid Conversations: Simon Rinne on Men's Mental Health and Career Transition In this rich and engaging interview, Simon Rinne opens up about his successful career transition towards becoming a social worker, driven by a personal struggle with mental illness and a desire to help others dealing with similar issues. His journey includes a fascinating look at his initial dive into a public service career following university, to his profound realisation about wanting his job to 'light him up'. Simon shares his experiences dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder and burnout, and how therapy and removing the stigmas surrounding men's mental health were vital in his healing process. He also provides insightful advice on steps necessary for a successful career transition, about seeking adequate support structures, and his strong belief in the need for open conversations about mental health. If you're inspired to make a career change but you're not sure where to start, start here - www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions 00:00 Introduction and Simon's Background 00:31 Simon's Career Change Journey 04:54 Challenges in Career Transition 08:34 The Decision to Pursue Social Work 10:28 The Struggles of Studying and Working 12:30 Simon's Current Work and Vision 14:42 The Impact of Social Constructs on Men's Mental Health 25:08 Family Support 25:48 Growing Up in a Masculine Household 26:41 Family's Reaction to Mental Health Advocacy 27:45 Influence on Wife's Family and Mental Health Journey 28:50 Current Mental Health Status and Challenges 29:42 Overcoming Alcohol Dependence and Building Healthy Connections 30:39 Mental Health Management and Future Plans 33:00 The Rollercoaster of Humanity and Mental Health 37:00 Encouraging Men to Open Up About Their Struggles 40:47 Defining Success and Learning from Career Transition 47:35 Sharing Personal Struggles and Impact on Others Find out more about Simon here - @mindfulmen 🛑 BEFORE YOU GO! Subscribe to my channel & click the bell so you never miss one of my interviews with other fascinating guests! #careerchange #career #careeradvice #yourbigcareermove #mensmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #careertransition #changeyourcareer #howtochangeyourcareer #depression #ocd #anxiety #alcoholism
Georg Tanner: I quit my corporate job and moved my family to Bali
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Georg Tanner: I quit my corporate job and moved my family to Bali

If you’re thinking of making a career change then you’re in the right place. In each episode I chat to ordinary people who have made extraordinary career changes. I hope you enjoy this conversation and if you're feeling stuck in your career, let me help. I'm Yesim Nicholson and I work with people all over the world who have lost the joy in their work. Sometimes it will take a radical change to find work that feels meaningful to you. Other times it's small tweaks to your existing situation. Together we'll work out what's best for you! Connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/yesimnicholson/ 🌍 https://www.yescareercoaching.com You can buy my book 'Ready to quit your job?' here - 📚 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CZJ857LW Start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career - https://www.yescareercoaching.com/10careerchangequestions Today's conversation: What inspires someone up sticks and move to a country which he’s never even visited before? Oh yeah, and did I mention he took his wife and 2 kids with him for the ride? In this candid and insightful interview he talks to me about: How he overcame his fear of quitting his job and moving to the other side of the world How he deals with low confidence His incredible year of “creative endeavour” How living in paradise isn’t the solution to all of his problems How the move has affected his relationship with his wife & kids 00:00 Introduction and Guest Background 00:39 Georg's Previous Career in Corporate Innovation 01:07 Exploring the Concept of Innovation in Business 02:20 Georg's Personal Experience and Challenges in Innovation 03:25 Career Progression and Decision Making 03:43 Feeling Stuck and the Desire for Change 04:32 The Journey of Career Transition 04:54 Reflections on Career Path and Decision Making 06:49 The Struggle with Routine and the Drive for Innovation 09:29 The Decision to Quit Corporate Job 09:49 Moving to Bali: The Big Life Change 14:51 The Impact of Change on Family Life 19:40 Reflections on Risk, Fear, and Financial Considerations 23:47 The Experience of Living in Bali 28:23 Impact of the Move on Children 31:07 Reflecting on Parenting and Settling in Bali 31:39 Overcoming Fears and Embracing the Unknown 32:58 The Journey of Starting a New Business 35:03 The Challenges of Career Transition 35:49 The Year of Creative Endeavors 37:37 The Struggles of Finding a New Career Path 42:07 The Ups and Downs of Living in Paradise 43:07 The Journey of Self-Discovery and Career Development 56:50 The Importance of Defining Success 57:33 The Daily Life in Bali 59:33 Final Thoughts and Reflections #careerchange #career #careeradvice #midlifecareerchange

I was recently interviewed on 'The Can Do' podcast with Gail Gibson. You can listen to the full interview here.

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