281 episodes

Squiggly Careers is a weekly podcast that will help you take control of your career development. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If (https://www.amazingif.com/), Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, together they cover all things work: from how to manage stress and overcome your confidence gremlins to micro-aggressions and discovering your strengths. Each episode is full of ideas, actions, hints and tips that you can put into practise straight away. 
Once a month they take a break from talking to each other to interview other people who are leading the way in making work better. Past guests include entrepreneur and philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley, author of The Joy of Work Bruce Daisley and neuroscience expert Amy Brann. 
The Squiggly Careers podcast has been recommended by Stylist, Marie Claire and Management Today.

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Squiggly Careers is a weekly podcast that will help you take control of your career development. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If (https://www.amazingif.com/), Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, together they cover all things work: from how to manage stress and overcome your confidence gremlins to micro-aggressions and discovering your strengths. Each episode is full of ideas, actions, hints and tips that you can put into practise straight away. 
Once a month they take a break from talking to each other to interview other people who are leading the way in making work better. Past guests include entrepreneur and philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley, author of The Joy of Work Bruce Daisley and neuroscience expert Amy Brann. 
The Squiggly Careers podcast has been recommended by Stylist, Marie Claire and Management Today.

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    #279 Ideas to invest in your learning

    #279 Ideas to invest in your learning

    As part of Learning at Work Week, Helen and Sarah share their best ideas to invest in your learning whether you have £50 or £500, lots of time or non at all! This episode is full of ideas on events, courses and resources to support you and your learning.
    Ways to learn (even) more:
    1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/squigglycareers/podmail
    2. Join the live PodPlus conversation on 19/05/22 at 9am https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus
    3. Download the PodSheet at https://www.amazingif.com/listen/
    4. Read our books 'The Squiggly Career' and 'You Coach You'
    For questions, feedback or just to say hello, you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 44 min
    #278 How to be a good manager

    #278 How to be a good manager

    Managers have a significant impact on people's engagement in their work and squiggly careers can often feel like it makes the job of being a good manager even harder. This week, Helen and Sarah go back to basics on the 5 factors that make a 'good' manager and share 3 ideas for action to support managers in their role. They discuss the importance of aligning the contributor with the contribution, saying what people don't see and showing your working when making decisions.
    Ways to learn more:
    1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/squigglycareers/podmail
    2. Join the live PodPlus conversation on 12/05/22 at 9am https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus
    3. Download the PodSheet at https://www.amazingif.com/listen/
    4. Read our books 'The Squiggly Career' and 'You Coach You'
    For questions, feedback or just to say hello, you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 36 min
    #277 How to use experiments to accelerate your career development

    #277 How to use experiments to accelerate your career development

    Experimentation is a great way to learn at work and accelerate opportunities for your career. This week, Helen and Sarah talk about practical ways you can put experiments into action and try out different approaches to support your development.
    Ways to learn more:
    1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/squigglycareers/podmail
    2. Join the live PodPlus conversation on 05/05/22 at 9am https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus
    3. Read our books 'The Squiggly Career' and 'You Coach You'
    For questions, feedback or just to say hello, you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 40 min
    #276 How to increase your assertiveness

    #276 How to increase your assertiveness

    Making our work and our career work for us takes self awareness and assertiveness, skills we can all develop but ones that aren't always easy to do! This week, Helen and Sarah taking the skill of assertiveness and make it as simple and practical as possible to take action. They explore the difference between assertiveness and aggression, how to be adaptively assertively and have to practice your assertive skills.
    Ways to learn more:
    1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/squigglycareers/podmail
    2. Join the live PodPlus conversation on 28/04/22 at 9am https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus
    3. Read our books 'The Squiggly Career' and 'You Coach You'
    For questions, feedback or just to say hello, you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 43 min
    #275 How to build and be part of a career community

    #275 How to build and be part of a career community

    This week, Helen talks to Pritesh Chauhan, Head of Community for Sedex and one of the 100 people who become part of the 2021 Squiggly Career Advocates community. Together they talk about the importance of building a community around your career, the communities they have benefited from being part of and what they have learnt about how to give and get the most from them.
    Ways to learn more:
    1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/squigglycareers/podmail
    2. Read our books 'The Squiggly Career' and 'You Coach You'
    3. Read Tash Walker's article on 'How to write an insight' https://lockin.themixglobal.com/p/how-to-write-an-insight?s=r
    For questions, feedback or just to say hello, you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 31 min
    #274 How to create your career criteria

    #274 How to create your career criteria

    Squiggly Careers are full of change and that can some times create confusion about where we should go and how we can grow. Creating your career criteria is a really useful filter for you decisions about your development. This week Helen and Sarah talk about how to create your career criteria, how to understand the constraints that might get in your way and use your insight to have more effective career conversations. Listen and learn how to find your squiggly career sweet spot!
    Ways to learn more:
    1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/squigglycareers/podmail
    2. Read our books 'The Squiggly Career' and 'You Coach You'
    3. Read Tash Walker's article on 'How to write an insight' https://lockin.themixglobal.com/p/how-to-write-an-insight?s=r
    For questions, feedback or just to say hello, you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
617 Ratings

617 Ratings

Jo B2022 ,

Every career needs Squiggly

Absolutely love these podcasts & the podplus community. I was so lost, without purpose & struggling with work relationships in a toxic environment. Listening to these podcasts over the past few years has reminded me of who I am, my values & my strengths & I'm now so excited about the future. Have recommended you both to so many other people. Thanks 🥰

Caroline_7775 ,

Thank you for helping me rebuild my confidence

I’ve been really struggling since coming back to work after maternity leave, into an organisation and role that has changed significantly since I’ve been off (and as a result of the pandemic which I’ve mostly missed from a work perspective). Each episode of this podcast has rebuilt a little bit of my confidence, by giving me really helpful and practical tips and in a really simple and easy to understand way - thank you so much!

838Nina ,

Enjoyable listen and practical advice

I have been listening to this podcast for over 18 months now and find every episode insightful and helpful. The links between topics are great to signpost to earlier episodes that I may have missed. And PodPlus is the cherry on top! Have recommended to friends and colleagues and will continue to do so. Keep up the great work (and thanks for keeping me sane during lockdown lunchtime walks!).

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