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Want to have a happy career and love your job but not sure where to start? The Amazing If podcast brings you practical, action focused advice on how to take control of your career and make better choices about your future. Full of tips, tools and techniques that you can put into practice straight away. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If, Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, whose courses and coaching have helped 1000's of people have a happier career and authors of 'how to overcome your confidence gremlins.'

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Want to have a happy career and love your job but not sure where to start? The Amazing If podcast brings you practical, action focused advice on how to take control of your career and make better choices about your future. Full of tips, tools and techniques that you can put into practice straight away. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If, Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, whose courses and coaching have helped 1000's of people have a happier career and authors of 'how to overcome your confidence gremlins.'

    #122 How to make your strengths show up and stand out

    #122 How to make your strengths show up and stand out

    It's not enough to just know what you're great at. In order to do your best work you need to spend time making sure your strengths show up and stand out at work. When your strengths are visible to others, they can help to spot opportunities for you to use them more, which means you make a bigger impact and are happier in your work.


    In this week's episode of the Squiggly Careers podcast, hosts Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis share their top tips for taking control of your strengths and making sure you use them as much as possible in your work. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    #121 How to manage your boundaries

    #121 How to manage your boundaries

    Boundaries have never been harder to manage at work. Technology, pace and the volume of work we're all dealing with are causing us to blur our work and home life, our relationships and our identity.


    Maintaining boundaries are key to our health and success over the long-term, and this week's podcast is designed to support you in putting boundaries in place that work for you. Sarah and Helen share examples of their boundaries and their top tips to help you with yours.


    For more resources, head to www.amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    #120 Should you be a specialist or a generalist at work?

    #120 Should you be a specialist or a generalist at work?

    In this week's Squiggly Careers podcast Helen and Sarah discuss the value of hard vs soft skills and being a specialist vs. a generalist in your career. They talk about the benefits and limitations of both and their views of where to focus your efforts in your career development. For more information on this episode, head to amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 27 min
    #119 Squiggly Career Stories Live

    #119 Squiggly Career Stories Live

    This week Helen and Sarah take Squiggly Careers Live. Listen as they are joined in London by founder of social enterprise Year Here, Jack Graham, entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund and founder of MOBOs, Kanya King.


    Hear stories of tenacity, resilience and amazing career support networks that have helped guests on this episode succeed in their squiggly careers. The episode concludes with a career manifesto from the inspirational and award-winning Bejay Mulenga. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #118 Squiggly Career Stories with Dr Caroline Casey and Polly McMaster

    #118 Squiggly Career Stories with Dr Caroline Casey and Polly McMaster

    In this week's Squiggly Careers podcast, Helen and Sarah talk to two inspirational women about their fascinating and very squiggly career journeys.


    Sarah talks to award-winning social entrepreneur Dr Caroline Casey, who took a life changing decision at 28 to leave her successful career as a management consultant and travel across India on an elephant. Since then, Caroline's career has been committed to building a global movement on inclusive business. Helen then talks to Polly McMaster, founder and CEO of empowering women's clothing brand The Fold. Polly's squiggly career includes a PhD in molecular biology, an MBA, healthcare consulting and private equity in the healthcare industry. Hear about they have kept learning, stayed resilient and navigated the ups and downs of their squiggly career. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #117 Squiggly Career Stories featuring Viv Groskop, Roland Harwood and Roma Agrawal

    #117 Squiggly Career Stories featuring Viv Groskop, Roland Harwood and Roma Agrawal

    Helen and Sarah are back with week 2 of their special series of squiggly career stories.


    This week they are talking to journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop, compulsive connector Roland Harwood and Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer who designed The Shard. Hear about how to make role transitions, build strong networks, manage career lows and celebrate the highs.


    For more on this episode, head to www.amazingif.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 14 min

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