61 episodes

A podcast that travels the bumpy road to achieving your dreams and speaks to those who have successfully made the leap.
Have you ever wanted to quit your day job and follow your dream career? Cathrine Mahoney did it. It wasn't easy, but she gave up a cushy job as a celebrity publicist and decided to try and make it as an author. But she's going to need some help! Every week Cathrine will be speaking to a different person who has quit their jobs and followed their heart and getting their advice.
From overcoming doubt, to coping with rejection – Cathrine will cover it all.

So, I Quit My Day Job whimn.com.au

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8 • 183 Ratings

A podcast that travels the bumpy road to achieving your dreams and speaks to those who have successfully made the leap.
Have you ever wanted to quit your day job and follow your dream career? Cathrine Mahoney did it. It wasn't easy, but she gave up a cushy job as a celebrity publicist and decided to try and make it as an author. But she's going to need some help! Every week Cathrine will be speaking to a different person who has quit their jobs and followed their heart and getting their advice.
From overcoming doubt, to coping with rejection – Cathrine will cover it all.

    'ATG's' with Phoebe Parsons aka Confessions of a Trainwreck Queen (or Qween)

    'ATG's' with Phoebe Parsons aka Confessions of a Trainwreck Queen (or Qween)

    Like most people when I am old and rocking on my rocker on the porch at my old peoples home, I won't remember 2020 fondly. It was and always will be the year that sucked balls. But as a 'half glass full' kinda gal I am I have to find a silver lining, and my silver lining for 2020 was becoming friends with this total superstar - Phoebe Parsons. Our paths crossed a few years ago when I had to write a media release at Nova Radio to announce the winner of the podcast competition, I can admit now I was green with envy and maybe too much kale, as she had won and I wanted to win the comp - the only difference between us was she had actually submitted and podcast and I hadn't. Whatever, minor details in my book. Phoebe had turned a book idea about her life into a podcast and it was pure genius. Don't take my old, jaded, COVID opinion as gospel instead take the over 1.5million listens as proof this lady is the real deal. Funny, sharp, open, honest and a total delight on the ears I love her! In fact her advice in episode one that leaving a tax return unsubmitted will actually cost you loads in the long run is the reason I Usain Bolt'ed it to the local H&R Block A-SAP. I am so grateful we bonded during COVID, I was blown away to be a guest on her pod and I loved her honesty she shared on mine. She has had an incredible career; is a gun PR, F45 devotee, has appeared at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and 'fessed up she had to Google 'Hot celebrities' ahead of my Hall Pass question. Phoebe I salute and love you! Enjoy the episode and check out my mate via the deets below.
    Instagram@phoebeacp
    Podcast:Confessions Of A Trainwreck
    On air Nova 106.9
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Darcy Milne - from Award Winning Radio Production to Podcast Producing Extraordinaire

    Darcy Milne - from Award Winning Radio Production to Podcast Producing Extraordinaire

    This ep of the pod is a little bit different - you sort of get 2 for the price of 1 (except podcasts are free but you get my gist). I have had the tables, or in this case the mic turned on me, and I am interviewed about my journey since 'quitting' my day job.


    Part two of this pod features my glorious podcast wing man Darcy Milne. He was always destined for this podcast as although he first started producing my dulcet tones (haha) when he was working on the multi
    award winning national drive radio show 'Kate, Tim & Marty' he has since 'quit' to focus full time on his podcast production company - Pro Podcast Production.


    Darcy is legit one of the best humans to have walked this earth. Don't just take my word for it, you can ask anyone who has had the pleasure of crossing paths with this true gentleman and they will all say the same. I love his honestly about his journey from juggling his day job and 'side hustle' to making the leap and going for it out on his own. He now makes podcasts for everyone, some big companies like IKEA (one of my fav places on earth) as well as newbies, well like me! If you have ever thought of doing a podcast or want to talk to someone who can help bring your idea to life Darcy is your man. His details are below.


    Darcy thank you for holding my hand through the past few years, for talking me down or giving me a virtual hug over the phone when I have got emotional - you are a superstar!


    Instagram: @propodcastproduction 
    Website: propodcastproduction.com 
    Email: darcy@propodcastproduction.com 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 56 min
    'Around The Grounds' with Kasey Badger ‘Trailblazer, NRL Referee and terrible singer (although I think she is the Beyoncé of the touchline)

    'Around The Grounds' with Kasey Badger ‘Trailblazer, NRL Referee and terrible singer (although I think she is the Beyoncé of the touchline)

    To celebrate the NRL Women In League Round (that’s National Rugby League for those outside Oz) I chatted with the magnificent Kasey Badger. I was lucky enough to meet Kasey back when I worked at NRL, loved her then and still love her now. She is such an inspiration. Kasey is one of only two females (Belinda Sharpe being the other) that have reached the NRL refereeing level – think premiere league if you are a football / soccer fan. So incredible! 
    She is also a modern history lover and was a mean member of the debating club back in her school days. She is funny, warm, has spent her life wearing tracksuits (and makes them look good), has an epic story to tell and is married to the equally outstanding Gavin Badger (who is also an NRL referee). I spoke to Kasey from inside the NRL bubble – don’t freak out it was over Zoom! 


    You can follow Kasey on Instagram @kaseybadger, check out the gym her & Gavin own at @peakaltitudetrainingbrookvale and you can listen to Kasey co-host of  ‘Refs Round Up’ podcast
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Scott Gault - From TV Editor to Ramen Chef and Restauranteur

    Scott Gault - From TV Editor to Ramen Chef and Restauranteur

    Scott Gault - From TV Editor to Ramen Chef and Restauranteur
     
    Even writing this I can still taste the magnificent ramen I enjoyed at RaRa, one of Katie & Scott Gault’s three Sydney restaurants.  I enjoyed every single mouthful and savoured the delicious broth (who do I think I am a bloody food critique?!) as the week before Scott had taken me through the whole process, including ‘agitating’ the broth and how the noodles are also all made on site. 
    Scott worked as a full time TV editor on documentaries, lifestyle and reality series – which in itself would be a dream job to some. But Scott had other ideas…


    You will absolutely love hearing the couple’s incredible journey including Scott learning the art of ramen making from two ramen masters in Japan – a serendipitous story itself. It isn’t always plain sailing starting a new business and Scott shares the reality of restaurant business – and opening their third restaurant ‘Lonely Mouth’ literally as COVID struck. Scott and Katie (who’s day job is a media lawyer) play to their strengths as a husband and wife team and wouldn’t have it any other way and from what I can see they are nailing it. As Katie’s Instagram mentions you can find her 'worshipping at the altar of ramen' and after my first bowl of the good stuff I might just be joining her there too! Enjoy.


    Instagram @rara_ramen
    www.rararamen.com.au
    RaRa Redfern, Rara Randwick and Lonely Mouth in Newtown.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 46 min
    Around the Grounds with Erin Molan 'TV Presenter, Radio Host & Toddler Wrangler Amongst Other Epic Things'

    Around the Grounds with Erin Molan 'TV Presenter, Radio Host & Toddler Wrangler Amongst Other Epic Things'

    One of the things I love about this podcast lark is I get to hang out with magnificent humans. My old friend Erin Molan is a busy person (think busy and then multiply by 100) so when I was able to jag some time to get her on the pod I was thrilled!
    I knew some of Erin's career story but I loved hearing all the details of how she worked relentlessly to follow her dream. A vibrant, intelligent, beautiful soul who you'll see on Channel 9, hear on 2GB's Continuous Call as well as being a regular on-air with Jonesy & Amanda. She juggles her day jobs with being a mum to daughter Eliza, is an ambassador for various charities and during her down time has just launched a baby range 'Baby Singlets By Erin'. Yep just a few balls in the air... I do love that Erin admits to some less than average creations in the kitchen though (woman after my own heart) and I was shocked to hear her choice of Hall Pass... Enjoy! 
    Instagram@erin_molan @babysingletsbyerin
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jennifer Lia – from Women’s Wear Buyer to Artist Extraordinaire

    Jennifer Lia – from Women’s Wear Buyer to Artist Extraordinaire

    My friendship with today’s guest began when we sat next to one an other at the local hairdressers and connected over foils and blow-dries. If I’m being completely honest I was eavesdropping Jennifer’s conversation with the hairdresser while my colour was baking (is that even a hairdressing term?!) and I heard her mention the ARIA’s (Australian Music Awards) she was attending with her musician husband. You’ll have to listen on to find out who… but as it turns out he isn’t the only creative talent in that marriage, Jennifer is also a very accomplished artist – but one who’s work uses paint. Her work is inspired by the iconic Australian coastline and Jennifer has also recently ventured into the world of ceramics (I’ll take one of everything please).


    Now although Jennifer has been ‘creating’ in one way or another since she was a child she did had a successful career as a women’s wear buyer for brand Esprit but 5 years ago she quit it to follow her artistically talented heart. 
    Jennifer tells her incredible story with such a passion and is both real and inspiring. She also has fine taste in hall passes, has won an APRA for her lyrical contribution to one of my fav tracks and has pretty much agreed (she says it on the pod) that I can be her son’s nanny when the family head to Coachella when festival life resumes. 


    You can see Jennifer’s beautiful work at her website www.jenniferlia.comor at her Instagram account @jenniferlia_art
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

cate123! ,

So, I Quit My Day Job

I love this podcast - it’s my walking meditation as guest stories are constant inspiration of what can be done if you follow your passion. Catherine is warm, funny and has such a great interviewing style with guests from our home shores. So worth a listen!

jenjenjen1986 ,

So inspiring!

I listen to this in my car and I’m always left so inspired! Love Cathrine’s style and hearing amazing peoples life stories, learnings and tips. Must listen 🙌🏼

Silly1234567890 ,

Little bit in love

Just listened to the Sally Obermeder podcast and having already been a huge fan of hers am now a little bit of a fan girl of yours and intend to immediately start stalking your socials 😀 great interview and the perfect way to start my day 🌼

Top Podcasts In Personal Journals

Listeners Also Subscribed To