A podcast about the adventure of career change, inviting guests to share their unique experiences of starting something completely new. We talk about what led them to making the decision, how things are going, what challenges they have come across, and what they really love about what they do.
This podcast aims to share the ups and downs of change, the not knowing, to show the human side of career change and how different people handle it. Guests are encouraged to talk about their worries and challenges along the way so that listeners can relate to their experiences.
Some of my guests are at the beginning or early stages of change and share their experiences of taking the first steps. We explore why people want change, why it can feel really difficult sometimes, how experiences differ, and how people are choosing a creative and adventurous approach.
At the end of each episode my guests ask you, the listener, a question for you to take away and think about.
This show is hosted by Sarah Lister, a career coach and mentor living in the Peak District, who works with people from an approach that is focused on freedom, creativity and a sense of adventure. Visit abouttheadventure.com to find out more about her work.
Steve Wharton - Storytelling runs through everything that we do
"Different people work in different ways, but for me, I have to really inhabit that world to get the most out of it." - Steve Wharton
Tune in to this episode to find out why Steve decided to retrain as an early years teacher at the age of 43, how this change in direction has had an impact on his life, what work he did before as a performer and presenter, where he spends time for creative thinking, and much more! At the end of the episode Steve asks you a question to take away and think about.
Please note that this episode was recorded remotely so may sound different to some other episodes.
Charlotte Holroyd - A calling to do something different
"Having my own business has given me that massive flexibility to reimagine a working day." - Charlotte Holroyd, Creative Wilderness
Find out how setting up her own business has enabled Charlotte to create more time to spend outside, what has helped her to get through some challenges, why she thinks that being part of communities is important, and what people experience by taking part in the "Conscious Entrepreneurs" meet-up. Charlotte also answers a few questions that were sent in by listeners of this show. At the end of the episode Charlotte asks you a question to take away and think about.
Please note that this episode was recorded remotely so may sound different to other episodes.
Sam Devito - Being able to think creatively
“I have so much to learn and so many new friends to make and that’s not something I ever want to stop doing." - Sam Devito
Find out why Sam and his partner Laurel decided to open a village shop in Edale, how they brought their idea to life, if it's worked out how they imagined it to be, what Sam is working towards at the moment, when he stops to take a break, and how his perspective on life has changed since he moved to Edale from London. At the end of the show Sam asks you a question to take away and think about, as well as offering a bit of advice.
Helen Turton - Life is happening now, live it!
"Something inside me was saying it's the right time and the right opportunity to move on to something else." - Helen Turton
Find out how Helen made the transition from working for Nottingham County Council to becoming an expedition leader, which of her qualifications have been the most useful to her throughout her career so far, where she thinks her appetite for adventure comes from, and what she has pushed herself to do as a way of pursuing her career path. At the end of the show Helen asks you a question to take away and think about.
Gabby Wolstenholme - Being kind is the best way to find work
"Just try and do your best, whatever that means that day." - Gabby Wolstenholme
Find out how living in the Peak District has made an impact on Gabby's creativity, why she decided to go to Uni, how she approaches finding new work opportunities, when she has been challenged to do something that she would usually shy away from, and how she has handled the challenges that she's faced. At the end of the show Gabby asks you a couple of questions to take away and think about.
Anna Caig Communications - Finding the sweet spot where creativity and marketing meet
“There’s no better place to think and see the world clearly than on a really good walk with a friend.” - Anna Caig
Find out where Anna goes for creative inspiration, why she has started her own training business to help writers to build their brand and reach more readers, and how she makes time for everything that she enjoys. At the end of the show Anna asks you a question to take away and think about.