55 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.

Build Your Talent Stack Yishan Chan

    • Careers

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.

    56. The art of the coffee catch up

    56. The art of the coffee catch up

    How to be more effective with the way you connect with people to  build your tribe who can help you create confidence, foster learning and explore new directions in your career or a new idea.

    Topics covered:


    Know your desired outcome but focus on building relationships first
    Be clear on what you'd like to cover
    Don't be afraid to ask the "why" and show your value
    Follow up within the next day or so

    For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆

    • 11 min
    55. How to discover your zone of genius & overcome imposter syndrome

    55. How to discover your zone of genius & overcome imposter syndrome

    Today’s episode is hosted by one of our listeners in the United States! Her name is Anitra Butler-Ngugi, and she is Associate Professor at Prince George's Community College in Washington DC.  

    Anitra presents the most frequently asked questions from her students with the hopes of encouraging her learners to build their talent stacks while cultivating evergreen skills. 

    Topics covered:


    Planning your career
    How to overcome imposter syndrome
    Resume tips: should I leave small jobs off my resume or keep them on?
    How to discover your zone of genius
    How do you continuously learn

    Sources mentioned:


    Talent Stack (Scott Adams)
    The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks) 

    Connect with Anitra and Yishan


    LinkedIn (Anitra Butler-Ngugi)
    Linkedin (Yishan Chan)
    Instagram @buildyourtalentstack

    For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆

    • 55 min
    54. Ten Thousand Hours

    54. Ten Thousand Hours

    Welcome to the first mini-sode, where I feature a quick tip to help you reframe something you might be stuck with and inspire you to discover new possibilities.

    I share a conversation I had with someone who had bigger plans for their career, and was worried about being pigeon holed in the job they're in now, that had nothing to do with their career aspirations.

    Topics covered:


    The 10-000 hour rule by Malcolm Gladwell
    How you can build your ten thousand hours no matter what job you're in
    Get ready to build your next thousands of hours for the next trajectory for your talent stack

    For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆

    • 5 min
    53. How to get ahead of the change curve with your talent stack with Jacinthe A Galpin

    53. How to get ahead of the change curve with your talent stack with Jacinthe A Galpin

    In today's episode, I interview Jacinthe Galpin, who is a former risk, audit and governance C-suite executive who relocated from Australia, now based in the United States working with a Fortune 40 retailer. 

    Jacinthe is also host of the Risktory Podcast, dedicated to telling the story of risk through the lens of history. You can find Jacinthe as a regular speaker at risk conferences around the world, sharing how we can leverage the lessons of history to manage threat and seize opportunities.

    Jacinthe shares her story of how she built a career in risk management, her views on how risk professionals can future-proof their career, and what it was like to move countries and markets and rebrand herself.

    Topics explored on this episode:


    Recalibrate your talent stack to resonate with your audience
    How to break into risk management as a career path
    What we can learn from risk management & apply this to the way we need to shape our careers in a fast changing wold.
    How should risk professionals future proof their skills?
    Navigating competing schools of thought in risk

    Connect with Jacinthe Galpin on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacintheagalpin/

    Risktory Podcast - http://www.risktorypodcast.com/ 

    For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆

    • 28 min
    52. How I overcame rejection to landing my dream job.

    52. How I overcame rejection to landing my dream job.

    Today I can finally share the story of how I landed my dream job, which has been unfolding over a long chapter.

    It’s the story of what inspires my curiosity and learning mindset.

    It’s the story of how I found my professional true north.

    It’s the story of how I overcame rejection to land my dream job.  A dream job that suits my talent stack to my T, allows me to tap into my zone of genius, and has a health dose of the kind of growth that scares me and excites me at the same time.

    The story is over 3 chapters:

    1)  My upbringing & what inspires me to re-invent myself & create new possibilities for my career 

    2) The questions that helped me find my professional true north

    3) Turning rejection into an opportunity to discover other eco-systems

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    For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆

    • 20 min
    51. New beginnings

    51. New beginnings

    Topics covered in this episode:


    How I found my creative style
    Reflecting on whether my actions are aligned to what I want to attract in my life
    Creating new possibilities - starts with taking the time to reflect on how we feel about we love, what we loathe, what we long for and what we have learned.
    The "why" behind my podcast rebrand to 'Build Your Talent Stack'
    How to know if you're being honest with yourself

    Quotes mentioned:

    Andy J Pizza - "The choices you make in how you make connections between the molecules of your creative “Big Bang" is what defines your creative style." 

    Gabriel Vargas - "What a time for reflection.. to look back at the evolution of self. The connections made, the shedding of old skin, the overcoming and the becoming. It is also an opportunity to contemplate new beginnings… the start of a new decade. What lies ahead.Am I aligned with what I want to attract in my life? Notice the subtle but powerful movement from self-reflection to self-actualisation.  Herein lies a moment to acknowledge the past and simultaneously welcome the future - to honour twilight and welcome the rising sun. As a wise man once said to me “ponder to go yonder”.

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    Stay tuned for my next episode where I share the story of how I overcame rejection to land my dream job.

    For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆

    • 19 min

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