38 episodes

This career development podcast may help if you’re looking for a job, feeling stuck in your career, looking to change your perspective or just rediscover your why.

This podcast came from Harsha's passion for neuroscience and psychology and their interaction with career and personal development. In each episode, he will be interviewing recognised experts and successful professionals and asking them about their career journey, their real-life experiences, and to share the insights and strategies that have helped their careers thrive.

Reframe & Reset Your Career Harsha Boralessa

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This career development podcast may help if you’re looking for a job, feeling stuck in your career, looking to change your perspective or just rediscover your why.

This podcast came from Harsha's passion for neuroscience and psychology and their interaction with career and personal development. In each episode, he will be interviewing recognised experts and successful professionals and asking them about their career journey, their real-life experiences, and to share the insights and strategies that have helped their careers thrive.

    Episode 37. Building the Business of You: Being Strategic About Your Career Development

    Episode 37. Building the Business of You: Being Strategic About Your Career Development

    “For so many, you go into work thinking it is this meritocracy, you go in thinking it is black and white just like school ... the reality is that's not always the case at all, sometimes it is but in many instances there are so many other factors that influence an outcome and if you're not aware of that, you're not seeing the big picture, it's hard to understand. Many people get quite frustrated because they don't understand why peers might be moving up when they may not have that level of talent or commitment to delivery and so you see that there's this hidden game” Connie Steele told me on Episode 37 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

    Connie Steele is a future of work and life expert, author, co-founder of management consultancy Flywheel Associates and host of the Strategic Momentum Podcast. 

    With over twenty years of experience, working at Fortune 500 (companies such as AOL and General Mills), start-up and scale-up organizations, high-growth tech companies, and consulting with C-level executives, Connie has observed firsthand how business is no longer straightforward, but collaborative and fluid. Connie has always been intrigued by the “why” behind companies and careers that thrive and has spent ten years studying the workplace trends that are now permanent changes. Her goal is to help people understand their skills, talents and interests to help them build their long term strategic approach in order for them to discover their portfolio career or superjob. She’s also passionate about helping leaders build fluid organizations to adapt and thrive in a world where uncertainty is the new certainty.

    In her best-selling book “Building the Business of You,” Connie shares the trends of tomorrow so professionals can form their own career mashup – her term for the career of the future in which workers merge their skills, passions and values. Connie’s book shares future of work trends that provide the ‘why’ behind how people’s attitudes, motivations and expectations are changing with respect to work and life. Yet, it also touches on the implications to our personal and leadership development as a result. It teaches a strategic planning framework to help those take control of their career, because in today’s world you have to now be the CEO of you.

    Connie’s perspectives and advice has appeared on Forbes, Authority Magazine, TechRound and Thrive Global.

    I had a great conversation with Connie and talked about the following:

    Appreciating your achievements and talents, especially things you find easy,

    Studying mathematics but moving into marketing research after researching options in college,

    Being strategic and intentional to transition into Tech with AOL to learn new skills and accelerate her own growth,

    Enjoying the agile Tech environment of experimenting, learning and not worrying about failure,

    Becoming the "CEO of You", viewing yourself as a product/ service and showcasing how you add value and what you stand for,

    Adopting a flexible mindset to deal with the increasing uncertainty of the world,

    Her new book “Building the Business of You” which looks at providing a system/ roadmap to develop your career,

    Being strategic when planning and developing your career not simply working hard,

    Being honest about your abilities and seeing how they dovetail with macro and micro trends to identify potential career opportunities,

    Work is not always meritocratic, you need to understand the bigger picture, develop soft skills and build strong relationships,

    Creating a career development plan and sharing it with trusted people in your network so that they may help guide you to your goals,

    Don’t take feedback as criticism but reframe it as a data point and way to improve and

    The importance of emotional intelligence, it’s a skill that you can develop.

     

    Resources & People Mentioned

    So Good They Can’t Ignore You - Cal Newport

    Dr Robert B. Cialdini

     

    Contact Connie

    Website: htt

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    Episode 36. Mental Wellbeing Insights From A Former Investor Turned Psychotherapist

    Episode 36. Mental Wellbeing Insights From A Former Investor Turned Psychotherapist

    “At some point, we need to stop following the rules and the externally set path and say what’s important to me and ask ourselves the really simple questions what do I love to do, what gives me energy, what do I get excited about, if I’m not moving in that direction, why not?” Kelly Hearn told me on Episode 36 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

    Kelly spent the first two decades of her professional life in the left-brain world of finance. After completing an MBA at Columbia Business School in New York, she moved to London to help establish one US investment fund, and then another, in Europe.

    At some point along the way, Kelly turned her analytical focus away from spreadsheets and annual reports to the existential questions of everyday life.

    Kelly spent two years pursuing writing as a means for exploration while completing an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing at City University, London. She then trained at the Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London.

    A registered member of the BACP and UKCP, Kelly has wide experience working with individual, couple and corporate clients within the NHS, private practice and at The School of Life. She is also an avid ‘sanity walker’ and yogi.

    She is currently the co founder of Examined Life, which is a collective of therapists committed to innovation in the theory and practice of psychotherapy.

    I had a great conversation with Kelly and talked about the following:

    Her love of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry and learning to sit with uncertainty,

    Her curiosity from an early age and how pursuing her interest in economics helped shape her career,

    Overcoming the initial rejection from the finance industry to volunteer which helped when applying to business schools,

    There is more than one path to success, make a decision and be open and flexible,

    Working out what is important for each of us and not being purely led by external considerations,

    Working in investment management and managing stress by adopting a healthy lifestyle,

    The importance of self care to manage burn out and feeling overwhelmed,

    Following her interest in psychology and counselling & psychotherapy to transition out of finance,

    Having open and honest conversations in the work place and managing conflict which may arise,

    Reframing conflict, approaching it constructively and learning about each other’s perspective,

    Managing emotions that arise  and understand your part in conflict,

    Looking at potential ways to change your role at your current employer before looking outside,

    Don’t just use the traditional methods when job hunting, approach it like an investigative journalist, and

    Taking action helps you gain more information to shape your job search

     

    Resources & People Mentioned

    Letters To A Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke

    Rumi

    Mary Oliver

    David Whyte

     

    Contact Kelly

    Website: https://examinedlife.co.uk/

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kellyhearnuk

     

    Reframe & Reset Your Career Resources & Contact Info

    YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/c/ReframeResetYourCareer 

    LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reframe-reset-your-career/?viewAsMember=true

    E-mail - reframeandresetyourcareer@harshaboralessa.com

    It would be great to hear from you, the listeners, and your thoughts about the podcast, YouTube channel or anything else, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. I have had some great reviews but not had any way of responding. Thanks so much for your support and have a great week!

     

    *Reframe & Reset Your Career, including any comments made by the host and guests, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute advice of any description, including but not restricted to financial, legal, investing or medical advice.*

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    Episode 35. Think Differently: Insights From A Marketer To Help Level Up Your Career

    Episode 35. Think Differently: Insights From A Marketer To Help Level Up Your Career

    "Stop comparing yourself to people, just stop, stop doing that period. Everybody had to start somewhere, everybody you're comparing yourself to was exactly where you were at some point and it doesn't happen overnight … Even though life is short, I think if you can just kind of say hey it's going to take time, I'm never going to be a finished product, I'm going to die being an unfinished product and just enjoy the process and the journey." Travis L. Scott shared with me on Episode 35 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

    Travis is a marketing and sales specialist and the Founder of Rainier Digital which helps companies solve interesting operational problems when it comes to marketing and sales. He also is the host of the Marketing UnBoxed and The Winding Road Podcasts.

    After graduating high school, he attended Ball State University, eventually transferring to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he graduated with a degree in Environmental Science.

    Early in his career, he decided he wanted to learn more about business so he went back to school and obtained an MBA with a focus in marketing from the University of Colorado. Since then, he has worked in sales, recruiting, and eventually marketing spanning a startup in Seattle to Microsoft to a small B2B distributor in Denver.

    He realized how similar marketing is to just about everything in life since it's so deeply rooted in psychology.  That's when he realized he could help people by teaching basic marketing principles and demonstrating how they can apply to your career.

    Travis is also the author of “Think Differently: How Recruitment Marketing Gets You Noticed Over The Noise”.

    Travis and I had a great conversation and talked about the following:

    The importance of resilience and ignoring negative self talk,

    How curiosity and the love of learning helped him start podcasting without prior experience,

    Reassessing his priorities following the pandemic,

    Strategies for overcoming ageism in the job search,

    Choosing work which is fun and fulfilling rather than simply based on pay,

    How playing sport developed his mental strength, resilience and discipline,

    Initially working for the public sector but transitioning into sales and recruitment,

    Working as a recruiter for a global tech company and insights for job seekers from a recruiter's perspective,

    Creating content helps to share your knowledge and values,

    Using marketing principles to build your personal brand,

    Focusing on the process and your own journey rather than comparing yourself to others,

    Writing his book on recruitment marketing in six months in an Akimbo workshop, and

    Becoming comfortable with "good enough", perfection is not always required,

     

    People & Resources Mentioned

    John Mellencamp

    Donald C Baker

    Cal Newport – So Good They Can’t Ignore You

    Seth Godin

    Brannan Sirratt

    Dorie Clark

    Sam Jacobs

     

    Contact Travis

    Rainier Digital website: https://www.rainierdigital.com/

    Winding Road Podcast: https://www.windingroadcareers.com/

    Marketing Unboxed Podcast: https://www.rainierdigital.com/podcast

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travisscott24/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/milehighguy

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/509marketer

     

    Reframe & Reset Your Career Resources & Contact Info

    YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/c/ReframeResetYourCareer 

    LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reframe-reset-your-career/?viewAsMember=true

    E-mail - reframeandresetyourcareer@harshaboralessa.com

    I am honoured and grateful to Mac's List and Mac Prichard for including me in Mac's List top Career Podcasts of 2022. Thank you so much to the listeners and the wonderful guests who have made the show such a success!

    It would be great to hear from you, the listeners, and your thoughts about the podcast, YouTube channel or anything else, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. I have had some great reviews but not had any way of responding. Thanks so much for

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    Episode 34. The Most Powerful You: Paths To Building Your Dream Career

    Episode 34. The Most Powerful You: Paths To Building Your Dream Career

    "No matter what job you're in right now, no matter how happy unhappy, you should be interviewing every three months, every six months, I don't mean just to kick the tire. I mean to understand your worth and your value in the workplace and what's available … I'm not saying don't be loyal, I'm saying put yourself first, it's your life, what could be more important than your life, interview and don't worry … put yourself first, pursue the big dream", Kathy Caprino shared with me on Episode 34 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

    Kathy is a career and leadership coach, a Forbes senior contributor, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn influencer, and host of the Finding Brave podcast (which has ranked in Top 100 Apple Career Podcasts in the U.S. and beyond). Her mission is to support the advancement of women in business around the globe. Kathy is a speaker on topics spanning women’s empowerment, overcoming workplace adversity, effective communication, entrepreneurship, personal growth, and navigating change.

    Prior to founding her executive coaching and consulting firm, she achieved an 18-year corporate career in publishing, direct marketing, and membership services, serving in director and VP roles in marketing, product development, research, and product management. Kathy earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University, a B.A. in English Literature from Boston University, and educational certifications and other training from New York University, the University of London, and the Institute for Life Coaching Training. 

    Based in Stamford, CT, Kathy has been featured by top national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, SELF, Glamour, Oprah Magazine, and national television and radio outlets. Visit www.kathycaprino.com and https://findingbrave.org, and connect via Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

    Kathy is the author of “The Most Powerful You: 7 Brave Paths To Building The Career Of Your Dreams” and “Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Women’s Guide To Claiming A Life Of Passion, Power and Purpose”.

    Kathy and I had an enjoyable conversation and talked about the following:

    Don’t underestimate your achievements and the value of your talents,

    How she is inspired by "Man’s Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl and the possibility to survive the most dire situations,

    Insights from playing tennis at a high level and how they helped her personal development,

    Empowering yourself and working on the “inner game”,

    Don’t be afraid to reach out to people more successful than you but being courteous,

    Shifting your perspective and looking at things from the other person’s viewpoint in difficult relationships,

    Setting boundaries and being direct when dealing with disagreeable people,

    Her regret on passing up a chance to interview for her dream job with a top publishing firm,

    Interviewing at regular intervals to not miss opportunities and to ascertain your true value,

    Having a successful corporate career but becoming increasingly unhappy,

    Being laid off shortly after 9/11 and deciding to train as a therapist,

    Seeking appropriate help if you are encountering difficulties at work or other areas of your life,

    Her new book and the seven most damaging power gaps that hold people back,

    Strategies for overcoming the three most common power gaps, and

    Researching the new field and making small experiments in your spare time when thinking about changing careers.

     

    Resources & People mentioned

    Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor Frankl

    Good To Great – Jim Collins

    The Stockdale Paradox

    Dr Nate Zinsser

    Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

    Alan Alda

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett

    Judy Robinett

    Terry Real

    Shawn Achor

    Michelle Gielan

     

    Contact Kathy

    Website: https://kathycaprino.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycaprino

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathycaprino

    Facebook: https:/

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    Episode 33. Letting Go And Claiming Joy: Insights From A Harvard MBA

    Episode 33. Letting Go And Claiming Joy: Insights From A Harvard MBA

    "What does success mean to you, no one else? Sometimes people climb the ladder of success and find it's the wrong ladder for them and so become very clear about what really brings you joy, it's your own path of success because that's what keeps you going … get very clear on what success means to you not just only in terms of work but in all aspects of your life", Marguerite Orane shared with me on Episode 33 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

    Marguerite advises and facilitates leaders of growing firms in getting clarity on the results they want and implementing strategies for success with the added bonus of joy! An insightful and results-focused leadership coach, she has an outstanding record of empowering executives and their teams to envision a compelling future, articulate strategy, implement aligned organizational change and boost profitability.

    She leverages her family business upbringing, 15 years in general management, over 20 years in consulting and exposure to the greatest business minds during her MBA program at Harvard Business School, to delight her clients. She is recognized as an articulate and inspiring coach with an engaging personality, relentless questioning and an ability to simplify complex issues.

    Marguerite is an expert in Strategy articulation and Culture alignment, and in particular in the Balanced Scorecard. She has added value to organizations in the private, public, nongovernmental and educational sectors, including Cable and Wireless, TUI Marine, National Commercial Bank, City of Hamilton, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, Inter American Development Bank (IADB) and the Government of the Netherlands.

    Marguerite is a trained practitioner of Transformational Coaching, Strategic Intervention Coaching, Group Process Facilitation and the Balanced Scorecard. In addition, she is a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader who knows that laughter releases creativity because she laughs … a lot! She has studied Improvisational Theatre at Second City Toronto and uses it to build teams that have each other’s backs!

    Marguerite is the author of 2 books: “Forget It! What’s the Point?” and “Free and Laughing: Spiritual Insights in Every Day Moments” and is an avid blogger at www.margueriteorane.com 

    Marguerite and I had an enjoyable conversation and talked about the following:

    Her love of Bob Marley and why “Three Little Birds” is special to her,

    Taking over the management of her family business and being successful, despite her youth,

    Her experience at Harvard Business School and earning an MBA,

    Meeting President Barack Obama, who also follows her on Twitter,

    Becoming comfortable with reaching out to people and not being attached to the outcome, especially if negative,

    Her experience as the Managing Director of a business in the food industry,

    Taking a conscious decision to leave corporate life and start her own business,

    Not allowing fear to hold her back from making decisions and taking action,

    Her interest in strategy, facilitation and the balanced scorecard and how she applies it to a wide range of businesses,

    Her passion for meditation and mindfulness, training as a meditation teacher and creating an online program,

    Viewing aging positively and focusing on the opportunities to learn from younger colleagues and share knowledge,

    Her enjoyment of blogging and how she turned this into her first published book,

    Becoming clear what success means to you and not being distracted by other people’s ideas, and

    Applying principles of stoic philosophy to make the most of life and gratitude for small joys.

     

    Resources & People mentioned

    Bob Marley

    President Barack Obama

    Dorie Clark

    Dr Christian Busch

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

     

    Contact Marguerite

    Website: https://margueriteorane.com/ 

    LinkedIn: https://www.l

    • 53 min
    Episode 32. Find Your Dream Job: Strategies For Finding Work & Advancing In Your Career

    Episode 32. Find Your Dream Job: Strategies For Finding Work & Advancing In Your Career

    "Employers hire people to solve problems and you need to recognize that and you need to explore that when you do have a job interview with a hiring manager … if you want to distinguish yourself from your competitors … one of the best ways to do that is to ask the hiring manager what's keeping him or her up at night … and you have an opportunity to reflect back on your own experience and share examples of how you've solved a similar problem or you can talk about your ideas for solving that problem and when you do that the nature of the conversation changes, you're becoming almost peers because you're working together to solve a problem" Mac Prichard shared with me on Episode 32 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

    Mac is a communications strategist and career expert based in Portland, Oregon. He is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, where he writes regularly about job hunting, leads classes on job search skills, and hosts the Find Your Dream Job podcast.

    He also owns and operates  Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. Prior to running his own business, Mac had many years experience working in politics, government and non-profits.

    He has a degree in political science from the University of Iowa and a masters in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

    He is the author of two books: Land Your Dream Job Anywhere and Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond). When he’s not hard at work, Mac can be found watching classic movies, taking photos during his travels, or walking around Ladd’s Addition with his wife Kris and Weimaraner Kai.

    Mac and I had an enjoyable conversation and talked about the following:

    His interest in politics from an early age and studying politics at the University of Iowa.

    Working on political campaigns and the skills he learnt,

    Developing his interest in communication through role models in his family,

    How volunteering helped Mac secure a position with a human rights organisation in Washington,

    Changing his job search strategy and using informational interviews to find a new job which was not advertised,

    Setting goals and being clear about what you want during your job search,

    Starting Prichard Communications whilst still in employment, which helped him manage the risk of starting his own business,

    Insights into the hiring process and looking at it from the hiring manager’s perspective,

    Potential strategies to demonstrate problem solving skills at interview,

    Taking charge of your career development and being proactive, and

    Not being afraid to follow up politely after making a request as sometimes people are too busy and forget to respond.

     

    Resources & People mentioned

    The Candidate

    Robert Redford

    Shirley Williams – British politician

    Influence – Dr Robert B. Cialdini

     

    Contact Mac

    Mac's List website: https://www.macslist.org/ 

    "Find Your Dream Job" podcast: https://www.macslist.org/podcasts

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/macprichard/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mac_Prichard 

     

    Reframe & Reset Your Career Resources & Contact Info

    YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHASU4QApsJ3RsOFo1zTnhQ

    LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reframe-reset-your-career/?viewAsMember=true

    E-mail - reframeandresetyourcareer@harshaboralessa.com

    I am honoured and grateful to Mac's List and Mac Prichard for including me in Mac's List top Career Podcasts of 2022. Thank you so much to the listeners and the wonderful guests who have made the show such a success!

    It would be great to hear from you, the listeners, and your thoughts about the podcast, YouTube channel or anything else, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. I have had some great reviews but not had any way of responding. Thanks so much for your support and have a great week!

     

    *Reframe & Reset Your Career, including any comments made by the

    • 54 min

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Lllietuva ,

A very useful podcast

This podcast offers great guests and very useful practical tips on how get unstuck in your career. Highly recommended!

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