396 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 practice straight away. 
Every so often 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 Harvard Business Review, Stylist, Marie Claire and Management Today.

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    • 4.9 • 722 Ratings

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 practice straight away. 
Every so often 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 Harvard Business Review, Stylist, Marie Claire and Management Today.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #394 How silos stop you in your job and hold your career back

    #394 How silos stop you in your job and hold your career back

    Silos affect our ability to do our job and the opportunities we have for our development. This week, Helen and Sarah share their own experiences of silos and 3 ideas for action to help you break through them. From anthropology to investing in adjacencies, their silo-busting solutions will help you succeed in your squiggly career.
    More ways to learn about Squiggly Careers:
    1.Sign up for PodMail, a weekly summary of the latest squiggly career tools: https://bit.ly/sc-podmail
    2.Sign up for our monthly Squiggly Career Calendar: https://bit.ly/squigglycalendar_signup
    3. Read our books ‘The Squiggly Career’ and ‘You Coach You’: https://www.amazingif.com/books/
    If you have any questions or feedback (which we love!) you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com

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    • 24 min
    #393 How to close the know-do gap

    #393 How to close the know-do gap

    This week, Helen and Sarah talk about the knowing-doing gap. This is when you know what you should, could or want to do but you still don't take the action that you need to. They discuss how this gap can create cognitive dissonance and lead to us feeling frustrated at work. To close the gap, they share practical ways you can change your behaviour, work through your blockers and get closer to the outcomes you want.
    More ways to learn about Squiggly Careers:
    1.Sign up for PodMail, a weekly summary of the latest squiggly career tools: https://bit.ly/sc-podmail
    2.Sign up for our monthly Squiggly Career Calendar: https://bit.ly/squigglycalendar_signup
    3. Read our books ‘The Squiggly Career’ and ‘You Coach You’: https://www.amazingif.com/books/
    If you have any questions or feedback (which we love!) you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 29 min
    #392 How to make every meeting matter

    #392 How to make every meeting matter

    Meetings consume our hours and our energy at work, so we want to make sure they also increase our impact! This week, Helen and Sarah talk about practical ideas to increase the value of time spent in meetings for you and your team. They explore how questions create better agendas, how shorter meetings can force clarity and debate whether doing in the moment is better than accumulating actions throughout the day.
    More ways to learn about Squiggly Careers:
    1.Sign up for PodMail, a weekly summary of the latest squiggly career tools: https://bit.ly/sc-podmail
    2.Sign up for our monthly Squiggly Career Calendar: https://bit.ly/squigglycalendar_signup
    3. Read our books ‘The Squiggly Career’ and ‘You Coach You’: https://www.amazingif.com/books/
    If you have any questions or feedback (which we love!) you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 35 min
    #391 Data to support your career development

    #391 Data to support your career development

    In this week’s episode, Helen and Sarah discuss how data can support your career development. From strengths and values, through to possibilities and learning they suggest practical ways to improve your self-awareness by taking simple actions.
    More ways to learn about Squiggly Careers:
    1.Sign up for PodMail, a weekly summary of the latest squiggly career tools: https://bit.ly/sc-podmail
    2.Sign up for our monthly Squiggly Career Calendar: https://bit.ly/squigglycalendar_signup
    3. Read our books ‘The Squiggly Career’ and ‘You Coach You’: https://www.amazingif.com/books/
    If you have any questions or feedback (which we love!) you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 38 min
    #390 How to stay organised at work

    #390 How to stay organised at work

    This week, Helen and Sarah are talking about what it takes to stay organised. They discuss the difference between self-organisation and team organisation and how the two things need to work together if you're going to stick with your systems! They share things that have worked well for them and areas they are still working on and give lots of practical ideas to try out.
    More ways to learn about Squiggly Careers:
    1.Sign up for PodMail, a weekly summary of the latest squiggly career tools: https://bit.ly/sc-podmail
    2.Sign up for our monthly Squiggly Career Calendar: https://bit.ly/squigglycalendar_signup
    3. Read our books ‘The Squiggly Career’ and ‘You Coach You’: https://www.amazingif.com/books/
    If you have any questions or feedback (which we love!) you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 40 min
    #389 How to present an idea

    #389 How to present an idea

    How to present an idea so it makes sense to other people, and has the best possible chance to shine and stick.
    This week Helen and Sarah explore some different strategies for presenting ideas at work. Whether it's a small idea to improve a process or a big idea to do something differently, how we share our ideas makes a difference to their impact.
    They discuss practical tips to help you to share ideas in a way that creates connection and conversation. More ways to learn about Squiggly Careers:
    1.Sign up for PodMail, a weekly summary of the latest squiggly career tools: https://bit.ly/sc-podmail
    2.Sign up for our monthly Squiggly Career Calendar: https://bit.ly/squigglycalendar_signup
    3. Read our books ‘The Squiggly Career’ and ‘You Coach You’: https://www.amazingif.com/books/
    If you have any questions or feedback (which we love!) you can email us at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
722 Ratings

722 Ratings

NicolaTheEngineer ,

My favourite podcast

I look forward to these every week now and always listen during my drive to work. They always share such interesting and well researched content in an easy to digest way. They sound like they have great chemistry together and come across very authentically. Their additional resources are also really useful for further reflection or sharing with other people. I want to setup my own internal podplus group where we talk about the latest episode...but need to recruit more fans first.

Shmerc ,

A highlight of my week

I look forward to every new episode, they all give me so much to think about! Helen and Sarah are so thoughtful, smart, and empathetic, and their drive to always be learning and growing is so inspiring. I think about my career completely differently and much more proactivelu now thanks to them (not only this podcast, but their books too!).

HuffleJo ,

One of my favourite podcasts

Helen and Sarah are wonderful to listen to. So open and funny that I feel like I know them. Love the ideas for action in this super interesting and useful podcast.

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