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Welcome to Career Confidence by Sisterhood Club, the podcast that empowers you to build the skills and mindset you need to thrive in your career. Whether you're just starting out or looking to make a career change, our hosts Georgie Hubbard and Pam Caldwell, experienced recruiters in the IT and digital industry, are here to guide you every step of the way.

With each episode, we'll share practical strategies, tips, and insights to help you gain clarity, build confidence, and advance your career with purpose and passion. From job searching and networking to mastering new skills and overcoming self-doubt, we'll tackle the toughest challenges you face on your professional journey.

So, join us each week for a dose of inspiration and guidance to help you unlock your full potential and achieve your career goals. This is Career Confidence by Sisterhood Club, and we're excited to be a part of your journey.

Career Confidence Sisterhood Club

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to Career Confidence by Sisterhood Club, the podcast that empowers you to build the skills and mindset you need to thrive in your career. Whether you're just starting out or looking to make a career change, our hosts Georgie Hubbard and Pam Caldwell, experienced recruiters in the IT and digital industry, are here to guide you every step of the way.

With each episode, we'll share practical strategies, tips, and insights to help you gain clarity, build confidence, and advance your career with purpose and passion. From job searching and networking to mastering new skills and overcoming self-doubt, we'll tackle the toughest challenges you face on your professional journey.

So, join us each week for a dose of inspiration and guidance to help you unlock your full potential and achieve your career goals. This is Career Confidence by Sisterhood Club, and we're excited to be a part of your journey.

    How to DISCONNECT from Work! The Power of Rest and Embracing Family Time

    How to DISCONNECT from Work! The Power of Rest and Embracing Family Time

    "When we look back on our lives, these are the moments that we're going to remember. Whenever I'm making a decision to do something, I think, would I regret not doing this? And if the answer is yes, I DO IT!"

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    In this heartfelt episode of the Career Confidence podcast, Georgie shares an honest and vulnerable life update. Georgie discusses her upcoming holiday to the UK for her best friend's wedding and a much-needed break to spend quality time with family.

    She reflects on the importance of rest, being present, and maintaining healthy work-life boundaries.

    Georgie also shares insights on how to avoid pre-holiday anxiety and guilt, and the benefits of truly disconnecting from work.

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    Key Takeaways

    The Importance of Taking Breaks: Learn why taking time off is crucial for mental, physical, and emotional well-being and how it can lead to greater productivity and creativity.
    Balancing Work and Personal Life: Discover strategies to maintain healthy work-life boundaries and avoid pre-holiday stress and guilt.
    Valuing Family Time: Understand the significance of spending quality time with family and making precious memories that last a lifetime.
    Aligning Actions with Values: Hear Georgie's insights on staying true to your values and integrity, even when planning for vacations and breaks.

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    Timestamps
    [00:04] - Introduction and Welcome

    [01:00] - Life Update: Vacation Plans and Friend's Wedding

    [02:26] - Popularity of Solo Episodes and Their Relevance

    [04:33] - The Importance of Family Time

    [06:52] - Discussing Work-Life Balance and Avoiding Pre-Holiday Stress

    [09:12] - The Benefits of Taking Breaks Before Feeling Drained

    [11:26] - Staying Present and Mindful During Vacations

    [13:00] - Final Thoughts and Future Plans

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    🎥 Watch the full episode on Youtube 

    👯‍♀️ Sisterhood Club - Website

    🔗 Connect with Georgie - LinkedIn | Instagram

     Thanks to our sponsor - CH Talent Solutions 

    • 13 min
    Exclusive Insights: 100 Honest Stories and Direct Advice from Women in Leadership - Laura Johnson, Author & Founder of Strivin

    Exclusive Insights: 100 Honest Stories and Direct Advice from Women in Leadership - Laura Johnson, Author & Founder of Strivin

    "It's tough putting yourself out there, and it's vulnerable, but ultimately, you can't go wrong."

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    👉 Join the "Big Sister" Mentorship Program Waitlist

    🎥 Watch the full episode on Youtube 

    👯‍♀️ Sisterhood Club - Website

    🔗 Connect with Georgie - LinkedIn

     Thanks to our sponsor - CH Talent Solutions 

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    🔗  Connect with Laura: LinkedIn

    📚 Women in Leadership: 100 Stories packed with honest and direct advice

    Website: Strivin

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    In this week's episode of the Career Confidence Podcast, Georgie sits down with Laura Johnson, founder of Striving and author of the book "Women in Leadership: 100 Stories." Laura shares her inspiring career journey, the accidental path that led her to leadership, and her passion for women's empowerment.

    They delve into the importance of community, overcoming imposter syndrome, and the need for flexible work environments to support women, especially mothers, in their careers.

    This episode is filled with valuable insights and actionable advice for aspiring female leaders.

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    Key Takeaways

     


    Empowering Women in Leadership: Laura Johnson shares invaluable insights on overcoming imposter syndrome and building a supportive community for women leaders.
    Importance of Flexibility in Work: The conversation highlights the need for flexible work environments to support women, particularly mothers, in their career growth.
    Networking and Community Building: Learn how fostering strong professional relationships and community connections can significantly impact career success.
    The Value of Mentoring and Coaching: Understand how mentoring and coaching have played crucial roles in Laura’s career and the careers of many women leaders featured in her book.

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    Timestamps

    02:05 Laura's Career Journey and Accidental Path to Leadership03:32 Early Career Moves and Lessons Learned05:50 Transition to London and Moving to Sydney10:24 Importance of Saying Yes and Career Challenges12:28 Empowering Careers Through Striving's Mission14:53 Building Community and Leadership Coaching16:58 Insights from "Women in Leadership: 100 Stories"18:24 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Community Support20:17 Flexible Work Environments and Post-Maternity Challenges23:37 Personal Growth and Entrepreneurial Journey26:29 Key Lessons from Building a Business29:15 Stories of Resilience and Leadership34:35 The Power of Networking for Career Success39:57 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Professional Networks41:33 Fostering Relationships and Peer Connections45:00 Where to Find Laura and Her Work

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    • 45 min
    "MENTORSHIP has TRANSFORMED my Career" - How to Find and Benefit from a Mentor

    "MENTORSHIP has TRANSFORMED my Career" - How to Find and Benefit from a Mentor

    "The power of a mentor for me personally has been incredible for my career. And I wouldn't be where I am today without having these mentors."

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    👯‍♀️ Find out more about the - Big Sister Mentorship Program

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    In this week’s solo episode, Georgie shares invaluable insights on the power of mentorship and the exciting launch of the Big Sister Mentorship Program. Discover the profound impact mentors, coaches, and sponsors can have on your career, and learn practical steps to find and build meaningful mentor relationships.

    Georgie also offers detailed guidance on leveraging mentorship for career advancement, skill development, and overcoming challenges.

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    Key Takeaways

    💜 Mentors vs. Coaches vs. Sponsors: Understanding the unique roles and benefits of each to support different aspects of your career.

    💜 Finding the Right Mentor: Steps to identify your needs, leverage your network, and approach potential mentors with personalised messages.

    💜 Launching the Big Sister Mentorship Program: Insights into this new initiative for women in tech, including application details and benefits.

    💜 Maximising Your Mentorship Relationship: Tips on setting clear goals, being proactive, and maintaining a productive and appreciative mentor-mentee relationship.

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    Key Chapters

    00:00 - Introduction and Celebrating 50,000 Downloads

    02:12 - The Power of Having a Mentor

    04:35 - Personal Experiences with Mentors in Various Fields

    09:12 - Understanding Mentors, Coaches, and Sponsors

    16:04 - When to Seek a Mentor

    20:42 - Launching the Big Sister Mentorship Program

    23:02 - Who the Big Sister Mentorship Program is For

    25:27 - How to Find a Mentor Outside of Formal Programs

    30:13 - Building a Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationship

    34:47 - Knowing When You're Ready for a Mentor

    37:00 - Conclusion and Encouragement to Reach Out

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    🎥 Watch the full episode on Youtube 

    👯‍♀️ Sisterhood Club - Website

    🔗 Connect with Georgie - LinkedIn

     Thanks to our sponsor - CH Talent Solutions 

     

    • 38 min
    50% Ready? How to Let Go of PERFECTIONISM and Overcome SELF-DOUBT with Lauren Lance

    50% Ready? How to Let Go of PERFECTIONISM and Overcome SELF-DOUBT with Lauren Lance

    "Learning is the journey, right? Learning is what grows you as an individual and will grow your career to more senior roles if that's your ambition."

    On this week's episode Georgie sits down with Lauren Lance, the Executive General Manager for Enterprise Delivery at Suncorp. Lauren shares her inspiring career journey, highlighting how she navigated through self-doubt and perfectionism to reach senior leadership roles. From bold career choices to the importance of a supportive work environment, Lauren offers invaluable insights into building a successful and fulfilling career while balancing family life.

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    🎥 Watch the full episode on Youtube 

    👯‍♀️ Sisterhood Club - Website

    🔗 Connect with Georgie - LinkedIn

     Thanks to our sponsor - CH Talent Solutions 

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    🔗  Connect with Lauren: LinkedIn

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    🔥 Key Takeaways


    What steps can you take to let go of perfectionism and embrace the learning journey in your career?
    How can making bold career moves before feeling 100% ready propel your professional growth?
    What role does a supportive leader play in overcoming self-doubt and advancing your career, especially during major life transitions like maternity leave?
    Why is building both internal and external networks crucial for visibility and career progression?
    How can promoting diversity and inclusion within your team lead to greater creativity and innovation?

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    🎙️ Chapters

    08:16 Making Bold Choices and Embracing New Opportunities09:39 The Role of Supportive Leaders in Career Growth19:04 Building Relationships and Networking23:46 Embracing Curiosity and a Growth Mindset in Career Challenges29:30 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Building Resilience and Confidence46:35 The Power of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace53:27 Leadership: Compassion, Honesty, and Difficult Conversations55:21 Progress Over Perfection: Embracing Growth and Learning57:56 Creating an Inclusive Environment: Fostering Diversity and Different Perspectives

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    • 58 min
    3 Key Strategies for Leaders to Unlock Their Teams Hidden Potential

    3 Key Strategies for Leaders to Unlock Their Teams Hidden Potential

    In this week's solo, Georgie discusses three strategies for leaders to unlock thier team's potential. The first strategy is to create a culture of continuous learning, where employees are encouraged to upskill and grow. The second strategy is to promote a collaborative and inclusive work environment, where everyone feels comfortable being themselves and diverse voices are valued. The third strategy is to provide constructive feedback and recognise achievements, fostering a growth mindset and a culture of praise over punishment. Hear stories and insights from Georgie on this week's Career Confidence Podcast.

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    Key Takeaways

    💜 Create a culture of continuous learning to keep your team engaged and growing💜 Promote a collaborative and inclusive work environment to unlock diverse perspectives and creativity💜 Provide constructive feedback and recognize achievements to foster a growth mindset and motivate your team

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    🎥 Watch the full episode on Youtube 

    👯‍♀️ Sisterhood Club - Website

    🔗 Connect with Georgie - LinkedIn

     Thanks to our sponsor - CH Talent Solutions 

    • 26 min
    Productivity Expert: Your BAD EMAIL HABITS Are Sabotaging Your Success. How to Create High-Performing Teams

    Productivity Expert: Your BAD EMAIL HABITS Are Sabotaging Your Success. How to Create High-Performing Teams

    "If the technology is in control of you, then it's going to have a dark side. If you're in control of it, it can be a powerful tool!"

    On this week's episode of the Career Confidence Podcast, Georgie sits down with productivity expert Dermot Crowley to discuss strategies for enhancing personal and team productivity. With over 25 years in the productivity training space, Dermot shares valuable insights into managing email overload, creating effective productivity cultures, and balancing work priorities to avoid burnout. Whether you're a leader looking to boost your team's performance or an individual seeking to manage your workload more efficiently, this episode is packed with actionable advice.

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    🎥 Watch the full episode on Youtube 

    👯‍♀️ Sisterhood Club - Website

    🔗 Connect with Georgie - LinkedIn

     Thanks to our sponsor - CH Talent Solutions 

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    Connect with Dermot

    Smart Work | Smart Teams | Lead Smart | Urgent!

    Adapt Productivity Website 

    Dermot Crowley on LinkedIn

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    Key Takeaways


    How can you effectively manage your email inbox to prevent it from becoming overwhelming and ensure that important tasks don't get lost?
    What strategies can leaders implement to cultivate a productivity-focused culture within their teams and reduce unnecessary noise and distractions?
    How does working from home impact productivity, and what can individuals and organisations do to maintain or enhance productivity in a remote work setting?
    What are the benefits of using importance and urgency as lenses for prioritising tasks, and how can you apply these concepts to your daily and weekly planning?
    How can identifying and focusing on your key priorities help ensure that you're spending time on the most valuable activities?

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    Key Chapters

    02:37 Dermot’s Career Journey04:37 Technology's Role in Productivity07:11 Managing Email Overload09:35 Personal Productivity Strategies16:10 Cultural Productivity in Organizations20:52 Work-from-Home Productivity24:40 Addressing Urgency and Overwhelm31:12 Working Smarter, Not Harder43:46 Structuring Your Week for Success50:47 Future Projects and Final Thoughts

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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Great content and lovely calming voice 😀

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Keep up the great work !

Great Podcast Georgie and the Team Super helpful & inspirational 🙏👍

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Georgie is wonderfully relaxed on the microphone and delivers an excellent interview. Just finished the Sarah Carney episode. Georgie follows Sarah’s career meandering (strategically upwards 😜) flowing her way to ANZ Microsoft CTO. Highly recommend :)

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