90 episodes

I started my career feeling like I needed to fit in, and now I shape my own career opportunities. Together with my guests, we share how we challenge the status quo in how we learn, connect with an aligned tribe who gets us, and shape our own jobs - and in many cases these are jobs that didn’t exist before.

Get ready to be inspired to explore creative ways to learn, future-proof your talent stack and forge your own path in the future work in a way that brings out your zone of genius. Hosted by Yishan Chan.

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I started my career feeling like I needed to fit in, and now I shape my own career opportunities. Together with my guests, we share how we challenge the status quo in how we learn, connect with an aligned tribe who gets us, and shape our own jobs - and in many cases these are jobs that didn’t exist before.

Get ready to be inspired to explore creative ways to learn, future-proof your talent stack and forge your own path in the future work in a way that brings out your zone of genius. Hosted by Yishan Chan.

    91. Digital Portfolio: 3 ways our podcast guests have shared their work online

    91. Digital Portfolio: 3 ways our podcast guests have shared their work online

    In today’s episode, I recap the different ways guests on the podcast have created work online that got them noticed and created opportunities for them - whether it be career-related or got them in the door for other opportunities that add further credibility to their brand.

    Learning out loud to build a personal brand & discover untapped opportunities 


    Helen Blunden (Episode 46): Used Snapchat to improve video presentation skills, landing her a new career & opportunity to partner with Microsoft as a community reporter    
    Hiroko Nishimura (Episode 89): Created her own exam study resource which paved a career into technical writing 

    Podcasting to differentiate yourself as a speaker 


    Jacinthe Galpin (Episode 53): Hosts a podcast dedicated to telling the story of risk through the lens of history. Her content strategy allows her to differentiate her speaking topics in Risk conferences. 

    Blogging your way into writing a book


    Keri Bloomfield (Episode 28): What started as a lifestyle blog has turned into a rich library of content that is now being turned into a book, due for release in 2021.

    For those who are looking to leverage their LinkedIn profile as a starting point for their digital portfolio, check out episode 42 -  “Showcase your talent stack with a digital portfolio”. 



    ☆☆☆ Celebrate episode 100 with me by sharing your 1-2 minute audio clip on your favourite guest interview or reflection over the past 2 years. Details over at  yishanchan.co/100 ☆

    • 13 min
    90. From entry level role to a purpose-led career

    90. From entry level role to a purpose-led career

    Today's episode is inspired by a question from my mentee, about how to transition out of an entry level role to a purpose-led career.

    As we officially countdown to our 100th episode, I’d like to invite you all to celebrate this milestone virtually with me - by being a part of episode 100 together with me!

    I’d also love you to contribute by sharing a brief 1-2 minute voice memo or audio clip where you share your favourite guest or favourite reflection over the past 2 years. 

    Details over at yishanchan.co/100

    • 15 min
    89. Talent Stack Story of a Professional Beginner - feat. Hiroko Nishimura

    89. Talent Stack Story of a Professional Beginner - feat. Hiroko Nishimura

    Hiroko (Hiro) Nishimura is a freelance technical instructor and content strategist in Maryland, United States. I got to know Hiro when I was enrolled into one of her LinkedIn learning courses "AWS for Non-Engineers", and I was so intrigued by how the learning experience was so refreshingly digestible that I felt compelled to look up Hiro online to find out what her background.

    What I discovered was Hiro’s incredible story of how she overcame incredible challenges to create her own career path, and I knew I just had to invite her onto the show.

    Hiro’s story is a great example of designing a career centred around her talent stack and unique life experiences, but her journey leading up to freelance career path involved adapting her mindset, adapting how she learned new skills - and it was through learning out loud or learning in public - as Hiro put it.-  meant that her work was noticed and changed her trajectory and empowered her to take the leap into design her own portfolio career.

    https://awsnewbies.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hirokonishimura/

    For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links

    • 54 min
    88. Career Manifestations: How 3 of mine came true

    88. Career Manifestations: How 3 of mine came true

    What comes to mind when you hear the word “manifestation” - which means the act of causing something or bringing a specific result to fruition by thinking and feeling it in a certain way?

    Are you in the camp that believes in the law of attraction, where visualising an outcome can help create your reality?

    Or are you in the other camp that believe that it’s the actions that you take, rather than the universe that creates your reality?

    I believe in both.  In today’s episode, I share with you how 3 career related manifestations came true for me, so you can join the dots from the time I visualised it to how they really happened.

    For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links

    • 23 min
    87. Virtual Volunteering: Coaching, Consulting and Leadership

    87. Virtual Volunteering: Coaching, Consulting and Leadership

    Did you know that there are so many virtual ways that you can offer skilled volunteering?

    The skills and experiences in your talent stack, could be the very combination that could add immense value to your local communities and not for profit organisations..

    In today’s episode we’re going to dive into my volunteering story, as well as stories from people in my network on how they’ve approached virtual skilled volunteering, or adapted their skilled volunteering for a virtual environment.   Each of us are going to share what inspired us to volunteer, how did we adapt the volunteering role for a virtual environment, what did we learn about ourselves.

    My goal for this episode is to inspire more people to consider skilled volunteering virtually especially so during COVID. So many people and not for profit organisations out there need our support more so than ever before, and I wanted to show you just a few examples of the diverse ways you can offer your talent stack to help someone out there in need.

    1. Conor Malley - LinkedIn

    Listen to Conor's interview on Episode 26 (How to approach career disruptions & create your own possibilities in the future of work)

    2. Rosmaya Djosef - LinkedIn

    Rose is volunteering with Emergency Services Foundation

    3. My volunteering story with a local not-for-profit organisation


    For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links 

    • 16 min
    86. How to build strategic partnering capabilities - feat. Liz Heathwood

    86. How to build strategic partnering capabilities - feat. Liz Heathwood

    What does it mean to have strategic partnering capabilities?

    Joining me today to answer this question is Liz Heathwood, Global People Strategy Lead for Ernst & Young.

    In this episode Liz shares her perspective on why strategic partnering capabilities are no longer a nice to have, her tips on how to write strategy and how to use storytelling to communicate value.

    Liz Heathwood - LinkedIn

    Liz Heathwood - Instagram

    For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links

    • 36 min

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