Career Relaunch® is an inspirational podcast that helps you navigate the ups and downs of a career transition. Hosted by Career Change and Personal Branding Strategist Joseph Liu, each episode features insightful interviews with people who have stepped off the beaten path in their careers to pursue more meaningful work. Changing careers can be daunting, so Joseph and his guests are here to provide advice, companionship, and clarity as you relaunch your own career. To check out episode show notes, access free career change resources, or join our community of listeners, visit https://CareerRelaunch.net.
Handling Setbacks with Aaron Leventhal
I've heard from so many of you recently who have suffered a career setback in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic. So today, I wanted to feature someone whose career has also been hit hard by events. Commercial airline pilot turned heavy goods vehicle truck driver Aaron Leventhal shares his story of dealing with personal loss, managing career upheaval, and finding a way to pivot toward something else.
During the Mental Fuel segment, I also share some examples of disappointing turns in my own career along with my three strategies of handling setbacks. If you’ve been dealt a blow in your own career for whatever reason, I hope you find this episode reassuring, inspiring, and most of all, a reminder that you’re not alone.
Managing a Crisis with Liya Dashkina
After taking a brief break from hosting this podcast, I've decided to restart the show to feature a few stories of how people around the world are managing their professional lives amid the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, which has created tremendous upheaval and uncertainty not only in people's lives but also their careers. On today's show, financial controller Liya Daskina explains how she's been managing her transition after resigning from her role in the UK so she could move back to Australia only to now find herself in one of the most difficult hiring climates of our lifetime. We discuss how to manage uncertainty and make the most of a difficult time. After our chat, I share an update on how things have changed in my own life over the past few weeks and my perspectives on whether to wait until things blow over with the pandemic or act now to pursue your career ambitions.
Wearing Different Hats with Sophie Scott
You may find yourself wearing different hats in your career if you're balancing different professional identities or just trying to maintain a certain image at work that doesn't always reflect how you're truly feeling inside. Sophie Scott describes how she balances her work as both a psychotherapist and founder of Balance Media. I'll also describe how those who seem to have it all figured out in their careers are often still wrestling with their own struggles behind the scenes.
Figuring Things Out with Pip Murray
Career pivots often involve shifting into an industry or role you know little about, which can feel especially daunting. Pip Murray, a science museum producer turned founder of Pip & Nut, shares her thoughts on what it takes to start your own company, how to build your confidence during transitions, and why taking action is so important to turn your ideas into reality. During the Mental Fuel segment, I also share some thoughts about how to do something you have no idea how to do.
Standing on Your Own with Lola Scarborough
Making a major change in your career is a huge undertaking. Legal secretary turned yoga instructor Lola Scarborough explains what it took to get her own yoga studio off the ground, the true realities of reinventing yourself, and why self-belief is so important when making a career transition. We'll also discuss why making a career pivot often takes longer than you imagine and how determination and grit are critical to ultimately achieving your goals.
Knowing Who You Are with Tod Jacobs
Having a wide range of jobs gives you with a wealth of valuable experiences, but explaining your career story to others can be difficult. Tod Jacobs explains how he found the common threads in his own career as a journalist turned Wall Street analyst turned rabbi.
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The SHOW for Career pivots, changes and relaunches
Thank you Joseph, for an inspirational and interesting podcast. Love hearing the personal stories.
Giant Thank You for this Podcast!
Joseph Liu has authentically shared with his listeners his own career changes and challenges and those of hundreds of others in an enjoyable and supportive way. Really easy listening👍You’ll hear raw stories told by brave people who performed sometimes radical transitions in their work life. I felt honored to hear some of these personal narratives and moved to even reach out to one corporate executive turned yoga instructor just to say thank you for her inspiring tale. The practical advice and learning experiences from brave people around the globe who learned how to move on from their situations will resonate with many.
Outstanding for career transitioning
Joseph Liu is an excellent interviewer and I appreciate every special touch he offers his listeners such as the recap and show notes. He brings a broad range of guests to his podcast sharing their stories which have given me insights, inspiration, and confidence in my journey.