103 episodes

Whether you work for yourself or someone else, everyone deserve to feel the work they do MATTERS. Join us weekly as we talk about the future of work, leadership development, and creating mindset shifts to support you in crafting your very own Kickass Career.#YourKickassCareer #CareerDevelopment #LeadershipDevelopment

Kickass Career Conversations Kim Romain & Louise Neil

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Whether you work for yourself or someone else, everyone deserve to feel the work they do MATTERS. Join us weekly as we talk about the future of work, leadership development, and creating mindset shifts to support you in crafting your very own Kickass Career.#YourKickassCareer #CareerDevelopment #LeadershipDevelopment

    Ep. 102 When Career Paths Don't Fit with Gillian MacGregor-Spurr

    Ep. 102 When Career Paths Don't Fit with Gillian MacGregor-Spurr

    Are you feeling like your career path is a pair of shoes that just doesn't fit right? Join Kim and Louise for this episode as we dive into the complexities of crafting a career that fits.

    Joined by Gillian Macgregor-Spurr, or Coach G as she's otherwise know, tune in to hear their insights on navigating career transitions and discovering the path that aligns with what you want most from your career. Whether you're feeling stuck in your current career or exploring new opportunities, this conversation offers practical advice and inspiration to help you pursue a path that aligns with your aspirations and values.

    You can learn more about Coach G at:
    https://gmacspurr.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillianmacgregorspurr/
    https://www.instagram.com/gmacspurr_coaching/

    Show Highlights

    0:00 Hellos and Welcomes
    0:27 Killing Your Career with Gillian MacGregor-Spurr
    5:22 Kickass Career Conversations Goes On Retreat
    8:01 Meet Gillian MacGregor-Spurr and MacSpurr Coaching
    9:44 Gillian on Becoming a Running Coach
    11:19 Listening to the Universe When Things Aren't Working
    14:15 How I Learned To Love My Career
    19:14 Listen to Your Body
    20:08 How to Stop Bullying Yourself
    25:51 Experts on How to Stop Criticizing Yourself
    28:22 Gillian on Getting to Know Herself
    31:12 The Small Wins of the Movement Challenge
    38:36 There Is No Wrong Answer
    41:30 Taking That First Step
    45:01 Continue the Conversation with your special invitation to the Inspireize Network

    #CareerFit #CareerTransition #CareerJourney #FindYourPath #ProfessionalDevelopment #CareerAdvice #CareerExploration #Aspirations #CareerGoals #PersonalGrowth #YKAC #YourKickassCareer #KickassCareerConversations #KickassCareer #CareerConversations #CareerPodcast

    Connect with us directly:
    You can find Kim at https://www.kimromain.com, as well as on LinkedIn @kimromain and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @thekimromain
    You can find all things Louise here.

    Wanna get started on crafting your own kickass career? Download Your Career Clarity Assessment here
    You can also get Kim's Mindset Magic Cards here.

    Don't forget to email your questions, comments, outbursts, and suggestions at yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and find out more about Your Kickass Career Quiz at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/ykac-ccquiz and us Your Kickass Career Collective at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/
    Interested in joining the conversation? Email yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in being a guest.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 101 Aligning Passion with Profession with Laura Mickler

    Ep. 101 Aligning Passion with Profession with Laura Mickler

    Finding that sweet spot where your passion aligns perfectly with profession isn't just a dream... it's a journey and it's absolutely achievable!
    If you've ever found yourself wondering how to make your dreams a reality, or how to pivot away from burnout and towards work that matters and lights up your soul, this episode is your guiding star.

    Join Kim and Louise as they chat with Laura Mickler, a mindset coach, yogi, and the founder of The Branch Collective and the Sacred Steps Yoga Studio. Laura is a champion of the "why not!?" attitude in the face of doubts and naysayers, guiding individuals through the process of identifying their dreams, manifesting them into reality, and navigating the challenges of aligning passion with profession.

    Whether you're in the midst of a career transition, seeking advancement in your current role, or simply looking to infuse more passion into your professional life, this conversation can help you forge your path with confidence and clarity.

    Discover more about Laura Mickler and her transformative work at:
    www.lauramickler.com
    https://instagram.com/lauratakesabreath
    https://instagram.com/sacredstepsmuncie
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauradragoomickler

    Show Highlights
    0:00 Hellos and Welcomes
    1:04 Celebrating Women from Around the World
    2:50 The Solar Eclipse 2024
    8:21 What Happened to My Career Path
    14:10 How to get out of a Bad Job
    19:16 Discovering Your Talent
    19:47 Pivoting From a Long-Time Career
    25:45 The Secret to Finding Your Passion
    34:06 How to Take a Pause and Find Stillness
    40:19 Finding Your Purpose
    45:20 Continue the Conversation with your special invitation to the Inspireize Network

    #PassionMeetsProfession #DreamsToReality #WhyNotAttitude #BeyondBurnout #MindsetMatters #CareerClarity #ForgeYourPath #LifeInAlignment #SacredStepsJourney #TheBranchCollective #ykac #YourKickassCareer #KickassCareerConversation #KickassCareer #KickassConversation 

    Connect with us directly:
    You can find Kim at https://www.kimromain.com, as well as on LinkedIn @kimromain and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @thekimromain
    You can find all things Louise here.

    Wanna get started on crafting your own kickass career? Download Your Career Clarity Assessment here
    You can also get Kim's Mindset Magic Cards here.

    Don't forget to email your questions, comments, outbursts, and suggestions at yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and find out more about Your Kickass Career Quiz at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/ykac-ccquiz and us Your Kickass Career Collective at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/
    Interested in joining the conversation? Email yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in being a guest.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 100 Less is More -Decluttering for Your Mental Health with Caroline Thor

    Ep. 100 Less is More -Decluttering for Your Mental Health with Caroline Thor

    Ever notice how decluttering your space also declutters your mind?

    In this episode, Kim and Louise explore the transformative power of decluttering for mental health with our guest, Caroline Thor. As a certified KonMari Consultant and Professional Organizer, Caroline brings a wealth of expertise in helping individuals achieve balance and clarity by simplifying their physical spaces.

    On this very special 100th episode, we delve into the profound impact of decluttering and organizing on our overall well-being, discussing how it can alleviate feelings of overwhelm and create a sense of calm. You'll get valuable insights on navigating the challenges of unpredictability and the importance of flexibility in finding effective solutions for a more harmonious lifestyle.

    If you're seeking practical tips and inspiration to declutter your mind and space, this episode is a must-listen! Tune in to discover how embracing minimalism and organization can lead to a happier, more peaceful life.

    Show Highlights
    0:00 Hellos and Welcomes
    3:30 The 100th Episode Celebration
    4:23 The Power of Pivoting
    4:59 How to get into Work Life Harmony
    6:17 From Music Teacher to Konmari Consultant
    17:45 Decluttering for Your Mental Health
    18:30 The Power of Ownership
    19:18 Do we Need a Cluttered Home
    21:30 The Konmari Method
    25:02 The Power of Visualization
    28:09 How to help Your Kids with Clutter
    28:49 How to Let Go of Sentimental Clutter
    43:17 Living Clutter Free
    44:09 The Power of Feelings
    45:00 Continue the Conversation with your special invitation to the Inspireize Network

    You can connect with Caroline at:
    https://www.caroline-thor.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinethor
    https://www.instagram.com/caro.thor/
    https://www.facebook.com/carolineorganizer/

    Connect with us directly:
    You can find Kim at https://www.kimromain.com, as well as on LinkedIn @kimromain and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @thekimromain
    You can find all things Louise here.

    Wanna get started on crafting your own kickass career? Download Your Career Clarity Assessment here
    You can also get Kim's Mindset Magic Cards here.

    Don't forget to email your questions, comments, outbursts, and suggestions at yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and find out more about Your Kickass Career Quiz at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/ykac-ccquiz and us Your Kickass Career Collective at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/
    Interested in joining the conversation? Email yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in being a guest.

    • 45 min
    Ep. 99 Facing the Fear of the Unknown with Cory Kehler

    Ep. 99 Facing the Fear of the Unknown with Cory Kehler

    Have you ever experienced the daunting fear of the unknown when contemplating a career transition?



    This week, Louise goes solo and takes a dive deep into the theme of "Facing the Fear of the Unknown" with our special guest Cory Kehler, who brings over two decades of experience in people development across various sectors.

    This episode is chock full of invaluable insights into the challenges and triumphs of making a career transition with a focus on the profound impact fear can have on this journey.



    Whether you're contemplating a shift in your professional path or navigating the uncertainties of change, this conversation offers practical wisdom and inspiration to help you navigate the uncharted waters of your career with confidence.

    Tune in to discover how to embrace the unknown and turn fear into a catalyst for growth and success.



    You can connect with Cory at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cory-kehler-60a5151b5/



    Show Highlights

    0:00 Hellos and Welcomes

    4:58 Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways

    6:39 Cory on Pivots in Your Career

    14:52 What Would I Do Different If I Had To Do It Over?

    20:38 Finding Excitement in Your Career

    26:04 The Outward Mindset

    32:40 Don't let fear be your Guide posts

    36:10 Continue the Conversation with your special invitation to the Inspireize Network







    #FearOfTheUnknown #CareerTransitionJourney #NavigatingChange #EmbracingUncertainty #ProfessionalGrowth #OvercomingFear #CareerShift #FacingChallenges #CareerSuccess #InspiringConversations #YKAC #KickassCareer #CareerCrafting #KickassConversations #CareerConversations

    Connect with us directly:
    You can find Kim at https://www.kimromain.com, as well as on LinkedIn @kimromain and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @thekimromain
    You can find all things Louise here.

    Wanna get started on crafting your own kickass career? Download Your Career Clarity Assessment here
    You can also get Kim's Mindset Magic Cards here.

    Don't forget to email your questions, comments, outbursts, and suggestions at yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and find out more about Your Kickass Career Quiz at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/ykac-ccquiz and us Your Kickass Career Collective at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/
    Interested in joining the conversation? Email yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in being a guest.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 98 Engineering Resilience with Hannah Burns Dunham

    Ep. 98 Engineering Resilience with Hannah Burns Dunham

    We all want to excel in our careers and businesses, navigating challenges with resilience, but how can we engineer this mindset for success, particularly as a woman in a male-dominated industry?  Join us in this episode of Kickass Career Conversations, where Kim and Louise explore the concepts of engineering resilience with their guest, Hannah Burns Dunham, founder of Climbing Trees Consulting.

    Resilience extends far beyond technical competence; it encompasses the development of a flexible mindset and a diverse toolkit to work through challenges, adapt to changing landscapes, and thrive in a variety of environments.  Whether you're a seasoned professional seeking to enhance your resilience or a newcomer stepping into the workforce, this episode promises a treasure trove of actionable items and empowering perspectives.



    You can learn more about Hannah at:

    https://climbingtreesconsulting.com 

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

    https://www.instagram.com/climbingtreeswithhannah



    Show Highlights

    0:00 Hellos and Welcomes

    4:02 Leading as a Female

    8:26 How to Successfully Transition into a New Role

    11:57 Building Women’s Resilience

    18:11 Confidence, Salary Negotiations and More

    24:40 The Fight for Equality in the Workplace

    26:09 Take Control of Your Career

    27:50 When we Personally Grow, We Professionally Grow

    38:50 Continue the Conversation with your special invitation to the Inspireize Network



    #EngineeringResilience #ProfessionalSuccess #MindsetMatters #AdaptAndThrive #NavigatingChallenges #CareerEmpowerment #EmotionalIntelligence #ThrivingProfessionals #MaleDominatedIndustries #CareerExcellence

    Connect with us directly:
    You can find Kim at https://www.kimromain.com, as well as on LinkedIn @kimromain and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @thekimromain
    You can find all things Louise here.

    Wanna get started on crafting your own kickass career? Download Your Career Clarity Assessment here
    You can also get Kim's Mindset Magic Cards here.

    Don't forget to email your questions, comments, outbursts, and suggestions at yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and find out more about Your Kickass Career Quiz at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/ykac-ccquiz and us Your Kickass Career Collective at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/
    Interested in joining the conversation? Email yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in being a guest.

    • 41 min
    Ep. 97 Understanding How We Learn with Catrina Mitchum

    Ep. 97 Understanding How We Learn with Catrina Mitchum

    Whether you're fresh out of an educational program or a seasoned professional, there is always an opportunity for growth and development. 

    That's why it's so important to understand our unique ways of learning, especially as adults.   Join Kim and Louise as they sit down with Learning Design expert Catrina Mitchum to explore the importance of understanding how we learn as adults and how this can help shape our professional development landscape. 

    Join us as we delve into the strategies and insights essential for optimizing skill acquisition, navigating career transitions, and fostering a growth mindset. Whether you're aiming for advancement in your current role or eyeing a new career path, this episode offers invaluable guidance to help you move the needle forward.   

    You can learn more about Catrina at: 

    https://www.cmlearningdesign.com 

    https://instagram.com/cmlearningdesign 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/catrina-mitchum-learning-design/  



    Show Highlights  

    0:00 Hellos and Welcomes 

    4:32 Open-Minded Design 

    6:39 The Process of Learning 

    12:37 Revolutionizing Online Learning 

    12:59 How Do We Learn as Adults 

    15:12 The Importance of Trust 

    19:25 Lessons on Qualifications and Education 

    26:06 What is The Core of Learning Design 

    29:01 How do you Become the Designers of Your Learning 

    38:34 The 3 Questions for Learning Your Way Forward 

    39:32 Continue the Conversation with your special invitation to the [Inspireize Network]  



    #ProfessionalDevelopment #AdultLearning #GrowthMindset #CareerDevelopment #SkillAcquisition #CareerTransition #LearningStrategies #PersonalGrowth #EducationForAll #PodcastInsights #CareerAdvancement #LifelongLearning #YKAC #YourKickassCareer #CareerConversations #KickassCareer

    Connect with us directly:
    You can find Kim at https://www.kimromain.com, as well as on LinkedIn @kimromain and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @thekimromain
    You can find all things Louise here.

    Wanna get started on crafting your own kickass career? Download Your Career Clarity Assessment here
    You can also get Kim's Mindset Magic Cards here.

    Don't forget to email your questions, comments, outbursts, and suggestions at yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and find out more about Your Kickass Career Quiz at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/ykac-ccquiz and us Your Kickass Career Collective at https://www.yourkickasscareer.com/
    Interested in joining the conversation? Email yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and let us know you’re interested in being a guest.

    • 43 min

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