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There is no longer anything like "employed for life" and, whether by design or default, careers don't often follow a straight line. Our environment is constantly changing, so how do we ensure that we have the necessary skills to deal with this constant change? The Agile Career podcast where we will take you on the journey from “employed for life” to “employable for life”. We’ll give you the tips, insights, and strategies to help you build the transferable skills that you’ll need.

The Agile Career Podcast Günter Richter

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There is no longer anything like "employed for life" and, whether by design or default, careers don't often follow a straight line. Our environment is constantly changing, so how do we ensure that we have the necessary skills to deal with this constant change? The Agile Career podcast where we will take you on the journey from “employed for life” to “employable for life”. We’ll give you the tips, insights, and strategies to help you build the transferable skills that you’ll need.

    Does Your Work, Work For You?

    Does Your Work, Work For You?

    In this episode, Sonja Price joins me. We talk about making your career work for you. This means thinking about the guidance and finesse you will need, and what the decision criteria are for choosing what you do in your career. Very importantly, we talk about getting paid what you are worth.
    Sonja is a career strategist and founder of Dynamo Careers. She is passionate about empowering professionals to accelerate their career success, to become financially free, and to make a positive impact around the world.

    Key Takeaways
    Does your work, work for you? Are you getting the most out of your current role?Taking on a role at a small organisation can provide big opportunities for learning and growthDon't be afraid to re-invent your career. Multiple times if you have toA side hustle is a great way to soft start your new or changed careerPay attention to where you are at the moment, what skills you already have, and which you need to learnCreate opportunities and even craft your ideal roleInstead of a stretch goal, set yourself a stretch roleDon't underestimate the value of building relationships and developing your social capitalHaving valuable skills (and knowing what these are) makes a big differenceUse a combination of clarity and research to determine what you want from your careerTo get there, understand whether incremental adjustments or big jumps would work bestDon't hesitate to seek help if you are stuck
    Resources 
    We discussed the following resources on the show:
    Does your work = work for you? https://dynamocareers.com/quizHow much more could you earn in your lifetime? https://dynamocareers.com/calculatorHelping people everywhere find a job and company they love - https://www.glassdoor.co.ukSalary insights with https://www.payscale.comMake fair pay a reality https://www.salary.com

    Connect with Sonja
    Listeners can learn more about and connect with Sonja by visiting her website or LinkedIn.
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)

    • 43 min
    Turn Your Nine To Five Into Your Nine To Alive

    Turn Your Nine To Five Into Your Nine To Alive

    In this episode, Bruna de Palo joins me. We talk about changing your nine to five to your nine to alive. We cover mapping your career, finding your ideal role, considering a career in the non-profit sector, and the importance of neuroscience when it comes to your career.
    Bruna is a certified leadership, executive & career coach, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and founder of Think and Act Differently.
     
    Key Takeaways
    Don't use your passion as a compass. Create a map to help navigate your careerA good career is one where you can express yourself and be who you areKnow the difference between talents and skillsSpeak to people who have similar characteristics to you. Find out what career role they are in'Learn to turn poison into medicine', i.e. make the most from a bad situationRegulating stress and handling your emotions is importantUse a feedback loop to identify your limiting beliefsDifferentiate your transferable skills from the obviousKnow yourself, know others 

    Resources 
    We discussed the following resources on the show:
    Bruna's TED Talk Bruna's Nine To Alive seriesThis was not strictly discussed on the show, but a great resource to help find a job with purpose, Escape The CityThe Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge

    Connect with Bruna
    If listeners are considering a career change or would like to learn more about, and connect with Bruna, please visit her website. You can also sign up for her newsletter on the website.
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)

    • 48 min
    Growing Your Own Company

    Growing Your Own Company

    In this episode, Jim Barnish joins me and we talk about an alternative to climbing the career ladder. We also talk about how careers no longer follow straight lines; Jim shares how his career didn't follow a traditional straight line either. 
    Jim has spent the last two decades growing tech companies as an entrepreneur, operator and consultant. Jim now runs Orchid Black, a growth services firm complete with growth experts, just like Jim, that share an incredible track record for making technology companies worth so much more.


    Key Takeaways
    When considering job opportunities, don't only dwell on the functional aspects of the job but look closely at the company cultureSometimes your dream job isn't your ideal jobDon't underestimate the value of having a coachWhen looking for your ideal role, look beyond the career and personality testsIkigai is a fantastic tool to help find your purpose and ideal roleSuccess is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes it's built on catastropheIt is okay to make mistakes, as long as you are learning from themPerseverance and working hard are the basic skills that everyone should developWherever you are on your career or entrepreneurial journey, there is always help availableEven if you are not a project manager, having those skills is importantKey transferable skills are communication, critical thinking, and problem-solvingBeing a team player means that you don't always get the wins yourself, but you help others to achieve those wins
    Resources 
    We discussed the following resources on the show:
    Ikigai on WikipediaThe Squiggly Career: The No.1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller - Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career by Helen Tupper and Sarah EllisHow Successful People Lead: Taking Your Influence to the Next Level by John C. MaxwellTrillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan EagleHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieHow to Ikigai: Lessons for Finding Happiness and Living Your Life's Purpose (Ikigai Book, Lagom, Longevity, Peaceful Living) by Tim Tamashiro

    Connect with Jim
    Listeners can learn more about and connect with Jim by visiting his LinkedIn page or the Orchid Black website.
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)

    • 53 min
    10 Things Coaching Rugby Has Taught Me About Leading Teams

    10 Things Coaching Rugby Has Taught Me About Leading Teams

    I've been coaching youth rugby for eight years now. In that time there have been (and still are) so many lessons that I have learnt. The interesting thing is, these lessons can be directly applied to leadership. In this episode, I dive into more detail on these lessons.

    The lessons are:
    Sometimes you need to work with what you’re givenEven top performers have bad daysPeer pressure counts for more than you thinkEverybody has baggageCommitment varies – not everyone is there because they want to beTeam members need to be engagedIt’s not always about talentA team requires balanceSome like to lead, others are happy to followYou can’t win without an aligned teamListen in for the detail on these learnings.

    In this episode I also talk about The Agile Career Podcast being recognised as one of the top 20 careers podcasts in the UK. I am truly honoured by this. Check out the link below to find out more and also to see some other great career-related podcasts that you can listen to.

    https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_career_podcasts/


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    • 18 min
    Start Your Side Hustle Today

    Start Your Side Hustle Today

    In this episode, I revisit an earlier episode with Anita Toth, discussing the importance of a side hustle. In Anita's case, it was experimenting with several business models and growing experience. When her role was made redundant, she already had the experience to get her own business up and running. What a fantastic insurance policy! 
    In today's episode, I bring you seven more reasons why you should start your side hustle sooner than later:
    It is low cost and high rewardIt makes you location independentIt helps you grow your wealthIt helps you create multiple streams of incomeYou can scale it beyond your dreamsIt can give you peace of mindYou can control your destinyVery importantly though, I bring you a fantastic deal on this episode. One of my products, the e-learning course "How To Build a Business Plan", has been selected to be part of Infostack's Side Hustle Toolkit 3.0. This means that you get lifetime access to my course (priced at $97) and 30+ other resources (priced at $4,946) for only $49!
    What's the catch? There is no catch, other than this deal is only available for a week, till 27 July 2021. Check it out at https://gunterrichter--infostack.thrivecart.com/sh3/.
    (Spoiler alert! This is an affiliate link, which means that if you decide to purchase anything, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I have purchased the Side Hustle Toolkit 3.0 product personally and have not been given any free products or anything else for the mentions in this podcast episode. The only consideration is in the form of affiliate commissions. I only promote those products or services that I truly feel deliver value to you, and this purchase of the Side Hustle Toolkit 3.0 is certainly one of those.)
    So, are you ready to launch your side hustle? Everything you need to:
    Identify a profitable nicheCreate your productBuild your simple sales funnelAutomate your marketingAnd scale to the moonIs available here https://gunterrichter--infostack.thrivecart.com/sh3/
    Finally, here are some pics of the new home office/man-cave https://www.instagram.com/p/CRkGtLrrl-W/?utm_medium=copy_link
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    • 15 min
    Get on Board

    Get on Board

    In this episode, Fiona Hathorn joins me and we talk about the importance of boards in organisations, and how becoming a board member could enhance your career. Fiona shares the benefits of serving on a board, whether it is a commercial or community-based organisation, and how you might get started.
    Fiona is CEO of Women on Boards UK and has several board positions. Fiona launched Women on Boards in 2012 to support women, and men, make the right connections and career choices to get to board level within their own company or to take on a non-executive board role. Since its launch, Women on Boards has supported over 1800 women and a number of men get onto boards.


    Key Takeaways
    Serving on a board is a great way to further or enhance your careerMany skills you have developed are transferable and will help you fulfil the duties of a board memberServing on a board is ultimately about conformance and performance. Which is your strong skillset?Serving on a board can help you build your future and grow several additional skillsBoards want to understand what value you can add. Know who you are and what you doNetworking outside of your 'box' is a large part of successThere are no certification requirements to serve on a board, and there are many resources available to help youServing as a board member is not limited to commercial organisations. Your local charities and community organisations need help and guidance too

    Resources 
    Fiona recommends the following resources to learn more:
    The Wates Report - improving corporate governance standardsThree Great Reasons to Consider a Board RoleThe Seven Reasons Why Being a Director is Good for Your CareerAre You Ready for the Boardroom?Get on Board workshops

    Connect with Fiona
    Listeners can learn more about and connect with Fiona by visiting her LinkedIn page.
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)

    • 57 min

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