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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.'

    #210 How to be a meaningful mentor

    #210 How to be a meaningful mentor

    Mentoring is one of the ways we can support other people with their career development. Anyone can be a mentor. It's not a role reserved for 'senior' people or people who have years and years of experience. We can all share our insights and perspectives with other people to help them learn about themselves and their career. This week, Helen and Sarah talk about practical ideas for action to feel confident in your role as a mentor and ensure the time you spend with your mentees is as meaningful as possible. 


    For more resources and support on this topic, head to www.amazingif.com/listen


    You can get in touch with Helen and Sarah at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com
     
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    • 28 min
    #209 How to make work happier

    #209 How to make work happier

    Happiness can seem like a complex topic. This week, Helen talks to entrepreneur and author Mo Gawdat who has created an equation for happiness, that bring clarity to the complexity. He's taken his personal experiences, his engineering expertise and insights from his own career to make happiness predictable and available to everyone. This week, Helen talks to Mo about how to apply his happiness equation to squiggly careers, how to invest in happy habits and how to help other people to be happy.


    You can hear more from Mo on his own podcast (Slo Mo) and support his movement One Billion Happy. His book 'Solve for Happy' is available to buy now.
     
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    • 32 min
    #208 How to explore your potential

    #208 How to explore your potential

    In this week's episode Helen and Sarah discuss how to explore your potential. They discuss how stretching your strengths, understanding your risk readiness and curating your own (potential) curriculum are all practical ways to start taking action towards exploring your potential today.


    Stay in touch with Helen and Sarah @amazingif on instagram or via email at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com
     
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    • 27 min
    #207 How to have conversations that matter

    #207 How to have conversations that matter

    In this week’s Ask the Expert interview, Sarah talks to author, radio host and TED speaker Celeste Headlee about how to have better conversations at work. Together they discuss why most of us focus too much on what we’re going to say rather than what we can learn from conversations. Celeste suggests practical ideas to improve the quality of our conversations including the difference between a shift and a support response to how to approach every conversation with curiosity. You can watch Celeste’s talk on TED - 10 ways to have a better conversation and find out about her latest work at celesteheadlee.com.
     
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    • 22 min
    #206 How to improve your emotional agility at work

    #206 How to improve your emotional agility at work

    The ups and downs of squiggly careers can take their toll and affect how we respond to challenging situations. Emotional agility is the skill of being able to manage our emotions at work so that they help us rather than hinder us. It's not about being robotic and having no emotions, instead it means being aware rather than acting on auto-pilot. As Victor Frankl said "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."


    This week, Helen and Sarah talk about how to create the space to manage and choose your emotional response. They talk about the role of values and draw on the insights from Susan David's work.


    Stay in touch with Helen and Sarah @amazingif on instagram or via email at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com
     
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    • 28 min
    #205 How to fix feedback

    #205 How to fix feedback

    In this week's episode Sarah and Helen discuss the 4 most common feedback challenges: how to get more improvement feedback, feedback from peers, giving feedback to your manager and giving/getting feedback when working virtually. Stay in touch with Helen and Sarah @amazingif on instagram or via email at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com
     
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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533 Ratings

533 Ratings

GS180 ,

Love this podcast!

So useful and interesting 😄 keep sharing your valuable insights, advice and practical tips

Naz Tabrizi ,

Love it! Full of genuine, practical examples and stories you can relate to!

I’ve had squiggly career in my podcast library for sometime but have been listening to it more recently and I’ve found the topics and conversations so refreshing, interesting and useful! I don’t feel like I am just being told what to do but I am listening to couple of well spoken, real and genuine friends sharing their concerns and views and practical advice! It’s just great! Thank you both for making the time and effort creating this podcast!

AberVL ,

A genuinely useful guide that has shaped my career

I only discovered this podcast last year (following a recommendation from a friend). The advice provided has helped me in so many ways, from deciding whether to stay or move on from a current role to guidance on public speaking. I have jus purchased ‘The squiggly career’ book, which is now my go-to guide. Absolutely fantastic & wish I had known about it sooner.

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