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How do I find my dream job? How do I change career? How can I pivot without taking a pay cut? And the biggest question of all...Is now really the right time for a career change?Welcome to the Career Change Maker Podcast where we answer ALL of those questions and so much more. Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love. Janine shares the approaches she used to leave her corporate lawyer job and build a portfolio career that has her jumping out of bed every morning. Along with sharing her best tips, she interviews amazing everyday change makers who are loving their work and life since making a career move. We believe that life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy! Ready to become a career change maker?Tune in.

The Career Change Maker Podcast Janine Esbrand

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How do I find my dream job? How do I change career? How can I pivot without taking a pay cut? And the biggest question of all...Is now really the right time for a career change?Welcome to the Career Change Maker Podcast where we answer ALL of those questions and so much more. Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love. Janine shares the approaches she used to leave her corporate lawyer job and build a portfolio career that has her jumping out of bed every morning. Along with sharing her best tips, she interviews amazing everyday change makers who are loving their work and life since making a career move. We believe that life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy! Ready to become a career change maker?Tune in.

    # 158 - Changing Careers And Challenging The Status Quo With Legal Edge

    # 158 - Changing Careers And Challenging The Status Quo With Legal Edge

    In today’s episode I talk with two awesome guests - Donna Sewell and Helen Goldberg. They both share their journeys, what led them to leave the traditional legal route and start the business which is called LegalEdge. They share what they are doing now to facilitate flexible working and opportunities for lawyers to work in a way that's different, and impactful.

    What you will learn:
    It takes time to create the ideal business modelThere's no such thing as failure - you either win or you learnMaking sure your team is happy will lead to faster growth as a companyDonna shares, they set up LegalEdge to help businesses who needed an in-house lawyer on a flexible basis and didn’t want to hire. Donna was working In-house for a number of tech companies over several years. During that period of time began to think about a business model to facilitate flexible working and opportunities for lawyers.

    After being terminated during maternity leave, Helen was keen to do something different so joined Donna to help her grow the business. 

    I asked Donna and Helen "how challenging was it to develop a model that wasn't the traditional law firm model that everybody was following?"

    Donna highlights "it was quite challenging as it took some time to think through the model and how it would work and to not be just doing things the same way as every law firm was doing at the time. It got easier as time passed on and it feels like less of an uphill battle in terms of the education process."

    LegalEdge was a fully functioning remote company that championed flexible working way before Covid and is continuing to lead the way with their people first culture.

    Donna says they have been committed to finding different ways of doing things and making people aware that if they're not happy, they can do something about...13 years later and they are still making an impact and enjoying it. 
     

    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 152: How To Make A Career Change Without Changing Income

    Episode 144: How To Land Your Ideal Role Quickly

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    This episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> Career Clarity Call.

    • 30 min
    # 157 - Wanting More For Your Career Is Not A Bad Thing

    # 157 - Wanting More For Your Career Is Not A Bad Thing

    In this episode I discuss why wanting more for your career is not a bad thing.
     
    I also share the story of a client I spoke to recently who was experiencing self-doubt and guilt about going for a role in a different department at the same company.
     
    Perhaps you worry about what other people might think about your career choices. Whether it’s a boss, colleague, a friend or family member, other people’s opinions can easily impact the decisions we make and inadvertently cause us to choose a different path.
     
    When you are thinking about your career, I want you to remember it’s a two way thing. You are there for a reason, that’s why they hired you. What’s your reason for applying/ working there?
     
    This is often why your professional development plan comes up at interview stage. If you are ambitious it’s not likely that you will stay in that role forever. Rather than being sad or thinking bad of you, a good line manager will support you in your decision to move department.
     
    If your company knows that you’re brilliant and you can add value, they would much prefer an internal move, rather than a move to another organisation. It’s likely that they will respect the fact that you are making efforts to better your personal and professional development.
     
    So, what makes sense for you in terms of your next role?
     
    The time you spend at work is a lot of time. So if you spot an opportunity, you need to check in and make sure you aren’t making assumptions about the reaction you will receive.
     
    I want to encourage you to focus less on what other people think about a decision and focus more on whether this is the right decision to be making for you.
     
    What you will learn:
    How to recognise the self-imposed barriers of career changeWhy investing the time and energy into making a move is worth itHow to put your career goals front and centre, despite what other people think 
    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 156: The Real Cost Of Settling In Your Career

    Episode 139: Stop Counting Yourself Out Of Opportunities

    THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM

    This episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> Career Clarity Call.

    • 10 min
    # 156 - The Real Cost Of Settling In Your Career

    # 156 - The Real Cost Of Settling In Your Career

    In this episode I discuss the cost of settling in your career.
     
    A recent Gallup survey revealed that 85% of people weren’t happy in their jobs. 85%! Does this surprise you?
     
    Perhaps you are one of the 85%.

    Have you been venting how you feel frustrated and undervalued during discussions with the people close to you but not taking action?
     
    I want you to recognise that this is something that you can change.
     
    The fear of failure when it comes to making a career move is all too real, but essentially, you have two outcomes. You either win, or you learn.

    Both of these outcomes will strengthen your ability, but it takes overcoming fear to achieve them.
     
    You can’t separate the impact that work has on your personal life, so it’s important for you to be intentional about your career.
     
    I want to help you bid farewell to the days of having the same conversations time and time again.
     
    What you will learn:
     
    •      The personal, emotional and financial cost of settling in your career
    •      How you are viewing fear
    •      How to push past these fear hurdles and experience what’s on the other side
     
    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode155: How To Be More Confident In Your Career Change Decisions

    Episode 140: Why You Deserve A Better Role So That You Can Stop Feeling Unhappy In Your Work

    THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM

    This episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> Career Clarity Call.

    • 11 min
    # 155 - How To Be More Confident In Your Career Change Decisions

    # 155 - How To Be More Confident In Your Career Change Decisions

    In this episode I discuss how to be more confident in your career change decisions.
     
    All too often I see people waiting… and waiting… until they have a clear idea about what it is they want to do before they take any action.
     
    How can you approach this in a way that’s going to keep you moving forward, rather than staying stuck?
     
    I want you to have confidence!
     
    If you've been trying to figure out your next move for ages, going around in circles, asking yourself, friends or colleagues what you should do next; the missing piece of the puzzle is within grasp.
     
    I want to encourage you to ask, ‘What do I need in order for me to feel happy and fulfilled in a role?’, rather than ‘What is the next role that I'm going to go for?’.
     
    You made some decisions to get to the place you are now. Just because you are no longer happy with the results of your decisions, does not mean that you will make the same mistake again. You’ve changed as a person and it’s time to take action.
     
    Trust your ability.
     
    What you will learn:

    •      The importance of defining your needs when it comes to your next role
    •      Where confidence comes from
    •      How to use your confidence to make informed decisions and further your career

    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 153 Introducing The Career Change Maker Method

    Episode 149: You Have What It Takes To Make A Career Change

    THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM

    This episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> Career Clarity Call.

    • 14 min
    # 154 - Stop Waiting For The Right Time...Create It

    # 154 - Stop Waiting For The Right Time...Create It

    In this episode, I discuss why you shouldn’t wait until it’s too late to make a career move.

    I want you to have choices…

    I see too many people waiting for the ‘right time’ to make a career move. And let me share with you – there is never a right time… only now.

    If this is you, I would imagine it will take something big to be the catalyst for your change, perhaps redundancy or restructuring within your organisation.

    The problem is, if you wait until then, there will be such a sense of urgency to you making a move that you’re not going to have the head space to consider what is going to be the best move for you.

    You’ll end up looking for a role similar to what you’re doing already, something that’s easy for you to transition into, because you just need to find something.

    The decision you make will be very different from the decision you’d make if you felt like you had time and options.

    If you’re in a role now and you know you’re not happy, I encourage you to start taking action now.

    There’s a whole process that needs to happen to take control of your career. It takes time.

    I want to encourage you, if you’ve been putting things off, and you’re repeating on a daily basis ‘there must be more’, it’s probably time to spend full attention to what it is you want to be doing next.

    It doesn’t always need to be a huge leap, it can be a slight shift, but you won’t realise what it is until you give it the time.

    You do have control over this, so take control.

    What you will learn:
    How two of my clients took control of their careers before they needed toWhy it’s important to take action while you have choicesWhy making a career move takes timeOther episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 142: The One Thing You Need To Make A Successful Career Change

    Episode: 132 The Six Letter Word That Is Stopping You From Making Your Next Career Move

    THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM

    This episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> Career Clarity Call.

    • 16 min
    # 153 - Introducing The Career Change Maker Method

    # 153 - Introducing The Career Change Maker Method

    In this episode, we go behind the scenes and I introduce you to the Career Change Maker Method.

    The Career Change Maker Method is the methodology that underpins the work I do within my signature program and with my clients on a one-to-one basis.

    When you can produce consistency of results, it is incredibly powerful and the processes and systems I have created within this method produce exactly this.

    In this episode, I discuss the four phases to the unique framework that underpins my coaching, training and speaking services:

    1.       Self-leadership

    This is often over-looked, but I’ve discovered that is so important to delve into understanding yourself more so that you can make career decisions that are in alignment with who you are and what you want. We also look at the mindset shifts that need to happen for you to make a change.

    2.       Unapologetic vision

    After completing the work on self-leadership, you can then move onto discovering what kind of work would allow you to feel most fulfilled. I encourage you to have huge, audacious goals and visions – to not be held back by what you think is possible or impossible. Once you know where you want to go, we can then implement the next action steps you need to take.

    3.       Transition positioning

    How are you going to transition from where you are now to making that vision a reality? It comes down to positioning and how you position your existing experience so you can leverage it – to put yourself in the right rooms, conversations and platforms so you are able to attract attention for what it is you want to be known for.

    4.       Rise and Shine

    I want you to rise and shine in the area you’ve identified as where you want to be. You will learn how to show up, how you need to present yourself and interview to really shine and attract the opportunities you really want to, as well as negotiate the offers and make the money you really want to earn. When you learn to lean into the value that you bring and how to articulate this, it makes it easy to attract the right opportunities.


    What you will learn:
    The different stages of my program and the importance of eachThe inspiring results of my clients who have completed my Career Change Maker ProgramAnswers to your questions regarding my Career Change Maker Program
    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 149: You Have What It Takes To Make A Career Change

    Episode 143: Embarking On A Career Change After Decades In Your Career With Maddy Lee-Smith

    THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM

    This episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> Career Clarity Call.

    • 26 min

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