The Career Relaunch® podcast 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 everyday people who have stepped off the beaten path in their careers to pursue more meaningful work. Through sharing stories of how others have reinvented themselves, Joseph and his guests provide inspiration, companionship, and clarity as you relaunch your own career. Check out episode show notes, access free career change resources, or join our global community of listeners in 160+ countries at https://CareerRelaunch.net.
Changing Course with Youssef Salameh- CR73
Youssef Salameh, restaurant owner turned realtor describes the emotions and realities of walking away from a career you once loved to pursue something totally different. We discuss why walking away from your career is so hard even when you know something needs to change. I also address a listener question about how to balance practicality with aspiration when thinking about your next career move.
Starting a New Chapter with Christine Snow- CR72
Flight attendant turned coder Christine Snow shares her story of walking away from her 7-year career as a flight attendant to explore other interests. We discuss how you can tell whether now is the right time to make a change in your career and also talk through some common hurdles, both emotional and practical, that stand in the way of starting something new. Afterwards, I address a listener question about the other parts of your life you may want to reevaluate when you’re rethinking your career.
Handling Setbacks with Aaron Leventhal- CR71
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. I also share 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 you’re not alone.
Handling a Crisis with Liya Dashkina- CR70
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- CR69
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- CR68
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.
Inspiration for a challenging transition
Joseph Liu is a compassionate listener, who gently highlights the most relevant elements of the transitions that his guests have experienced. One can learn a great deal about how to navigate challenging career transitions by the examples shared on Career Relaunch.
For career changers everywhere!
If your career isn’t what you want it to be, this is the podcast for you. It’s filled with a variety of stories of people who are just like you and me who have wanted to make a change, and have gone through the steps to make it happen. Joseph organizes his podcasts in a way that follows a clear format which I find very helpful and easy to understand. This podcast always leaves me feeling inspired. Thank you, Joseph, for the great work you are doing to help so many. And please, for anyone who hasn’t yet, give this podcast a listen!
Just what I needed!
I’ve really enjoyed listening to this podcast so far. I especially like that Joseph interviews real, relatable people at various stages in their career journey. Very inspirational.