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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.'

    #147 Ask the Expert: Purpose with Simon Sinek, author and speaker

    #147 Ask the Expert: Purpose with Simon Sinek, author and speaker

    In the third of our six-part Squiggly Careers – Ask the Expert series, Helen interviews Simon Sinek, best-selling author and speaker, about the role of purpose in managing our careers. They talk about how to find your own why, the importance of working with people who share your beliefs and how to bring your purpose to life with the stories you tell."
     
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    #146 Disagreeing from a distance and dealing with conflict

    #146 Disagreeing from a distance and dealing with conflict

    In this weeks episode Helen and Sarah share why working remotely can make disagreeing difficult and top tips on how to challenge constructively. In the second part of the episode Helen interviews Amy Gallo, author of the Harvard Business Review Guide to Dealing With Conflict and contributing HBR contributing editor. Amy shares practical and useful advice on how to have productive conversations including understanding whether you seek or avoid conflict, identifying frequent reasons for disagreement and knowing what approaches work for what scenarios. 
     
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    #145: Ask the Expert: Mindfulness with Rich Pierson, co-founder Headspace

    #145: Ask the Expert: Mindfulness with Rich Pierson, co-founder Headspace

    In the second of our six-part Squiggly Careers – Ask the Expert series Sarah interviews Rich Pierson, co-founder of Headspace about Mindfulness. Rich and Sarah discuss the difference between mindfulness and meditation and the benefits that being more mindful can offer to all of us.


    They discuss practical and realistic ways to make meditation part of your everyday and why so many companies are offering headspace to their employees during Coronavirus.
     
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    BONUS: Stories from the front line – managing my mental health

    BONUS: Stories from the front line – managing my mental health

    In this inspiring episode Helen and Sarah interview people working on the front-line during lock-down to get a window in the world of their experiences.


    Sarah has a conversation with Ben Levinson, a 600-pupil primary school Headteacher working in East London about how he coped with the most difficult two weeks of his career and why taking care of your mental health matters more than ever right now. Helen speaks to Dr. Jamie Strachan, a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia about staying calm under pressure and taking each day as it comes. Sarah chats with Jo McMahon a Care Home Manager who started her role just weeks before lockdown and leads a team of over 100 staff and looks after residents whose age range from their 20’s to their 90’s. And Helens talk to venture capitalist, and now home-schooler to her three children, June Angelides about the realities of working and parenting all at the same time. 
     
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    • 33 min
    #144 Wellbeing at work

    #144 Wellbeing at work

    In our first episode supporting mental health awareness week Sarah and Helen chat to Dr. Paula Franklin - Chief Medical Officer Bupa, Emma Mamo – Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind and Alex Cole – Chair Bupa Foundation about how we can all look after our mental health at work. 
     
    Together they discuss some of the barriers that get in the way of people receiving the support they need for their mental health at work, and the positive progress that some organisations have made that we can learn from. They share practical ideas and actions we can all try to take care of our mental health and where you can go to find further support. The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness and Sarah and Helen and their guests finish the episode by sharing their favourite examples of kindness since coronavirus changed the way we all work and live. 
     
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    • 25 min
    #143 Ask the Expert: Resilience with Martha Lane-Fox CBE

    #143 Ask the Expert: Resilience with Martha Lane-Fox CBE

    In the first of our new six part Squiggly Careers - Ask the Expert series Sarah interviews Martha Lane- Fox (CBE) co-founder of lastminute.com and founder of doteveryone. Martha shares her personal and professional experience of building her resilience 'muscle' through out her career. Together they discuss the importance of very small steps, a strong support network and recognising your successes. And Martha finishes by explaining why we should never be afraid to fish upstream.
     
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