23 episodes

If Only You Knew is a podcast for everyone. Whether you’re a school student, school leaver, undergrad, graduate, looking for a career change or just plain interested in what other people do, you will hear honest reflections on education, careers, life and lessons learned.
Inspiration and realism collide as you step into the lives and careers of many people from different backgrounds, cultures, countries and ages as host Christie McCormack asks the question “what would you do differently, if only you knew?

If Only You Knew Christie McCormack

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

If Only You Knew is a podcast for everyone. Whether you’re a school student, school leaver, undergrad, graduate, looking for a career change or just plain interested in what other people do, you will hear honest reflections on education, careers, life and lessons learned.
Inspiration and realism collide as you step into the lives and careers of many people from different backgrounds, cultures, countries and ages as host Christie McCormack asks the question “what would you do differently, if only you knew?

    Making a difference

    Making a difference

    Kurt’s a former Senior Safety Advisor and Trainer & Assessor who after a chance encounter at a Woolworths, decided to leave construction to help vulnerable children. We chat about his career and life pre and post this change, about his own traumatic start in life to managing safety on large mining projects in Australia. We discuss the challenges of FIFO and how he drank and ate to replace the emotional connection with his family. He now helps children from vulnerable backgrounds thrive and not just surviv

    • 34 min
    Good, Bad, Olympiad

    Good, Bad, Olympiad

    After 9 months and feeling like she was losing her mind, Jenny was diagnosed with CIDP. In this episode we chat about CIDP, starting a new job straight after being diagnosed and dealing with her career ending before it should. We discuss her early career, how childhood influenced her workplace behaviours and Jenny gives some great tips for people pleasers. She reveals how she has planned for the inevitable decline in her health and how true friendships have helped her through some really dark days.

    • 39 min
    From an Entrepreneur to an Intrapreneur with some Social Enterprise in between!

    From an Entrepreneur to an Intrapreneur with some Social Enterprise in between!

    Jessica Gilchrist is an entrepreneur who wants to live in a world filled with innovative business.
    In December 2015 Jess was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. After multiple surgeries, going through menopause in her mid-twenties, Jess & her family established Pink Boots Hire, a social enterprise improving the lives of those going through cancer.
    We chat about careers, setbacks, education, business coaches, working with family, health & wellbeing, networking, being authentic and most importantly, having fun!

    • 57 min
    Second Chance

    Second Chance

    Former colleague and friend Tony Lockwood joins me for an emotional chat. In March 2012 he was involved in a life changing accident.
    We discuss his early career, why he chose to undertake post graduate education, his growth as a manager, leader and the differences between sales, operational and management roles.
    Tony relives the accident, his horrific injuries, his physical and emotional recovery. Hearing Tony describe the possibility of not surviving the accident will leave you reaching for the tissues.

    • 41 min
    Taking a breath

    Taking a breath

    This week I’m chatting with Parker Mayes. Parker is an undergraduate marketing and business student at North Carolina State University in the United States, a Global Communications Intern at LexisNexis and host of Taking A Breath Podcast, a podcast where guests share their stories and perspectives on becoming a better leader, mentor and friend.
    We discuss delaying happiness, social media influencers and content consumption, the value of youth in the workplace & what generations can learn from one anothe

    • 46 min
    Practitioner of Purpose

    Practitioner of Purpose

    In February 2019 while training for a 1600 kilometre cancer charity bike ride in honour of his passed mentor Alan Maxwell, Jeff suffered and survived a heart attack and found himself asking 3 simple questions - Did I live, Did I love, Did I matter?

    In March 2020 Jeff quit his well-paying, secure job and went into the field of coaching to spread the message of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness.

    Listen in as Jeff and I talk about these life changing moments and the events leading up to them.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Bibarley ,

Uplifting, Insightful & Informative

Christies podcast is consistently interesting with intelligent and strong conversation and questions between her and her guests...

RRose 112 ,

Worth a listen !

Absolutely loving this podcast. It’s great to hear the experiences and pathways of others to success. Excellent tool if you are unsure about your career, seeking some guidance or looking for a change ! Also includes some great tips for personal development.

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