48 episodes

A podcast for career changers who are trying to switch industries or professions, or break out on their own and start a business. Listen to others who've taken that bold step to make their career change and get motivated with your own. Experts weigh in with their best career advice. Learn more and contact us at www.careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn @careerswitchpod.

Career Switch Podcast: Actionable advice for your career change Lixandra Urresta

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast for career changers who are trying to switch industries or professions, or break out on their own and start a business. Listen to others who've taken that bold step to make their career change and get motivated with your own. Experts weigh in with their best career advice. Learn more and contact us at www.careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn @careerswitchpod.

    47: Battling an identity crisis with a career change

    47: Battling an identity crisis with a career change

    Former newspaper reporter Jonathan McFadden opens up about the identity crisis he battled with his career change. He recalls everything he was afraid to lose if he left journalism—would it be worth it? “I, like many of us do, conflated my value as a human with my value as an employee,” says Jonathan.In this episode, Jonathan shares how he tried a couple of different jobs and industries before landing on user experience, also known as UX.Was it all worth it? Tune in to find out and to hea...

    • 36 min
    46: How your faith can guide your career change

    46: How your faith can guide your career change

    Are you feeling a stirring in your heart with your career? As the year winds down, we revisit a chat with author and life coach Nancy Gavilanes, who shares how your faith can guide you through a career change. Whether you’re feeling stuck, curious about a new field, or dealing with the ups and downs of a career switch, you can make spirituality part of your journey. And Nancy shows you three ways how. “You need faith to have patience, persevere, and not give up,” says Na...

    • 16 min
    45: Avoid burnout with your career change

    45: Avoid burnout with your career change

    It takes time to change industries or professions, and depending on how you handle that time—and the feelings that come with it—it could lead to burnout. I speak with Dr. Kyle Elliott, a career coach and founder of CaffeinatedKyle.com. Kyle coaches career changers, so they avoid burnout as they work on their career switch. In this episode, Kyle shares how having clear targets, realistic goals and a good support system can keep you from burning out. He offers techniques to appl...

    • 30 min
    44: The power of networking for POC & First Gens

    44: The power of networking for POC & First Gens

    As a person of color (POC) and/or first-generation professional, your family’s culture and background likely influenced your beliefs, which can now impact your making a career change.Dani Tan is a leadership and career coach, who works with POC and First Gens who are often the first, few or only in their space. Dani reveals how the scarcity mindset from our parents can affect our career choices. And she shares how the power of networking can reset our thinking. Dani, who is Asian Latina ...

    • 35 min
    43: Trying to change careers now

    43: Trying to change careers now

    My guest today is trying to change careers now while he has a full-time job, a mortgage and two young kids. David Mock opens up about the challenges he's facing, his immediate concerns (will it work out?, will it be worth it?), and how he's getting through it all. Currently, David feels stuck and he shares how he's working on becoming a certified junior cybersecurity analyst, a new career that would provide personal growth, financial freedom and more flexibility. It could also secu...

    • 25 min
    42: Is a creative career right for you?

    42: Is a creative career right for you?

    If you’re dreaming about breaking out on your own to do something creative, this episode is for you! Creative strategy coach Michelle Guo works with creatives, such as freelance web designers, copywriters and social media managers. As the founder of Magicave Media, Michelle empowers her clients to build a sustainable business around their desired lifestyle. Is a creative career right for you? Michelle helps you figure that out with all the things you should consider, including your pers...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

GVandegrift ,

Great podcast for anyone looking to switch careers

Great stories from everyone Lixandra interviews on the podcast. Inspiring and motivating for those in the middle of a career change. Must listen!!!

eyelovedesign ,

Great Podcast for Career Advice

Lixandra is a knowledgeable, warm, friendly and professional host. I like the fact that the podcast introduces professionals with career advice and business insights. I thought the career expert's advice was really helpful and interesting. Lixandra asks good questions and questions I wanted answered.

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