Podcast for Rethinking employment, job search and career creation.
In our bi-weekly interview sessions, we want to learn about new and innovative employment situations.
What are alternative ways to find a new job? How can we find more meaning in our work? How can we leverage our strengths and full potential in our jobs? How do companies need to react to adapt to nonlinear careers when recruiting? What are new and flexible approaches in terms of working time and location? Should we even measure working time or is more about the impact we have?
We want to discuss those questions with companies, HR people, founders, recruiters or everyone else, that offers new and alternative approaches to those questions. We also want to present people with interesting jobs and people that have created something meaningful within their “standard” jobs. We won’t ask you to quit your job and become self-employed. Because we believe there must also be answer in employment jobs.
#15 | Wolfgang Wopperer-Beholz - The future of work and its impact on society
Wolfgang discusses the different meanings, purposes and perspectives on work, describes how those have changed over time and how work has become part of our identity.
We talk about the disruption of ecosystems and why business models need to change and why sustainable & eco-friendly approaches are needed RIGHT NOW and we need to get over consumerism.
He reminds us that we, as a society, have now the possibility to define how we want to live & work and that we need to take an active approach in order to shape the future of our planet.
We talk the pros and cons of being self-employed, which skills are needed for the jobs of the future and how companies need to become more human-centred and really „mean it“.
Enjoy this very insightful episode.
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#14 | Jannike Stöhr - 30 jobs in 1 year (career, inspiration, new work)
Have you ever wondered how it would be like to try out every job you have in mind? Jannike Stöhr, professional job tester, author, speaker and coach, has tested 30 jobs in only one year.
She shares her very fascinating personal story, how she started and realised this project and, as a result, found the most important thing for herself.
"I wanted to have a career, a higher salary. I consumed a lot. And I didn’t find happiness in all of that. At least, it didn’t last for a long time.“
"Then I figured out that every decision I had made in my life was not my own decision or because I wanted it, but I would have done it to get appreciation or someone else wanted me to do it."
This is a very touching episode on
- how giving up everything can help you to find other things inside yourself
- why trying to find happiness is maybe not the right way
- about the importance of experiencing things and "getting out there"
- why intuition is crucial when making decisions in our lives
- what is needed for the jobs of the future
Enjoy this wonderful and honest episode about an exciting life journey which inspired me a lot.
Website & Blog https://jannikestoehr.com/
Book: Das Traumjob-Experiment: 30 Jobs in einem Jahr https://amzn.to/31bIQV8
Book: Ich bin so frei: Raus aus dem Hamsterrad - rein in den richtigen Job https://amzn.to/2WI7lcP
#13 | Andreas Schanzenbach - From employee coaching to creating a better society (leadership)
„We need to challenge the status quo“.
Andreas Schanzenbach, Co-Founder of Cromatics, takes us on a very inspiring journey and tells us how they regularly work with professional coaches to increase the quality of their work, but also to help their employees to grow on a personal level.
Very honestly, Andreas speaks about a time, when they understood their problems start at the top, within the leadership level. Once they have achieved great results with coaching work on the leader level, they started to bring coaching work to the rest of the company.
Employees are encouraged to work on private projects at work. Andreas tells us, why he believes this will make his company more successful in the long run, why this increases ownership and the creativity of the employees.
Giving back to community is a true credo at Cromatics as well as „Planet earth first, humans second, technology third“. Be excited for a great ride with a true role model in progressive and modern work environments.
* How to create a healthy society
* Why companies should serve humans
* How coaching helps to increase the quality of work
* Why you should always change your work situation from within
* Why employees need to decide the way they want to work
#12 | The impact of female leadership on work environments (women, career, womenintech)
During the female founders event by WLOUNGE, the panelists of the event answered the question “How will work change once we have more women in leadership positions”:
Nina Jetter (Investment manager at Project A), Jag Singh (Managing Director at Techstars), Cilia C. Kanellopoulos (Head of Social Innovation at Vodafone Institute), Katy Campbell (Head of Brand and Communication at APX), Mali Baum (CEO of WLOUNGE) and Karolina Attspodina (CIO of WLOUNGE) share their voices and their experience with us.
We talk about creating environments where
- we have more women at the table and it is more about the person and not such much about the gender
- it is not so much about to “fit in” and adapt to a business culture which is male dominated and
more women will be able to be themselves, because no one should change their personality in order to become successful.
We learn why more female role models are crucial so younger women can choose the one that fits to them and don’t need to stick to that one example that made it, but also why it should be the new normal to have female leaders, so younger female can see they can get there and how.
Decisions will be made in a more diverse way from different perspectives by bringing more emotional factors and empathy to the table. Our current, very ancient working concepts will need to be rethought, so they fit to the needs of women and especially mothers.
In a world of female leadership or at least a 50:50 split, we would not need to worry about diversity and inclusion anymore and can build better products and solutions instead. By bringing the female perspective in while building products, we make sure to have the voice of the majority of our population being heard and understand this powerful consumer group much better.
#11 | Katy Campbell - Mental health in the workplace (new work, diversity, career, job, HR)
Katy Campbell, Head of Brand & Communications at APX, talks about mental health in the workplace. Katy tells very honestly her own, very inspiring story and explains how they make sure to support founders and their employees to address the topic very openly.
We will learn about the shocking statistics showing how many people are affected by mental health issues, especially related to their work environments.
In this episode, we will learn:
- how to take care of ourselves and the people around us
- about the power of self-reflection
- how we can increase productivity by bringing the right personalities together
- how to help founders so that they become great leaders
- how social media is affecting your mental health
- that you can still have a solid career while dealing with mental health issues
Katy on LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/campbellkaty
Challenging Challenges: https://www.challengingchallenges.com/
16 Personalities Test: https://www.16personalities.com/languages
#10 | Ruben Gänsler - Transforming from Zombie into Captain America (leadership, agency, work)
"We are the safe haven for burnt-out agency kids."
Ruben Gänsler, founder and product strategist at prototype.berlin, explains how has transformed from “Zombie into Captain America” by leaving his agency job and founding an own agency with a truly warm atmosphere, where people enjoy coming to work.
We will not only get great leadership advice but also tips on how to get your first clients once you start your own thing.
We will learn
- why structure and participation are crucial for employee satisfaction and that they are more than a marketing message
- how to make employees truly happy at work
- why trading money against time won’t make us happy in the long run
- why self-reflection is a crucial part and our own responsibility to become happier at work
- why we need to become aware what our needs are and go out and start asking for it
- how it works to have weekly goals instead of fix working hours
- how to get your first clients once you become self-employed
“Be really clear what you offer and find the right people that open doors for you.”
Link: Prototype Berlin https://www.prototype.berlin/
Ruben on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruben-gaensler/
Learned about going deep into problems...
And that is equally important to find a way back to functioning and moving forward. Enjoyed hearing Andreas’ perspective and the Chromatic experience. Great podcast!