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How do I find my dream job? How do I change career? How can I pivot without taking a pay cut? And the biggest question of all...Is now really the right time for a career change?Welcome to the Career Change Maker Podcast where we answer ALL of those questions and so much more. Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love. Janine shares the approaches she used to leave her corporate lawyer job and build a portfolio career that has her jumping out of bed every morning. Along with sharing her best tips, she interviews amazing everyday change makers who are loving their work and life since making a career move. We believe that life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy! Ready to become a career change maker?Tune in.

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How do I find my dream job? How do I change career? How can I pivot without taking a pay cut? And the biggest question of all...Is now really the right time for a career change?Welcome to the Career Change Maker Podcast where we answer ALL of those questions and so much more. Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love. Janine shares the approaches she used to leave her corporate lawyer job and build a portfolio career that has her jumping out of bed every morning. Along with sharing her best tips, she interviews amazing everyday change makers who are loving their work and life since making a career move. We believe that life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy! Ready to become a career change maker?Tune in.

    # 198: Why You Should Frequently Audit Your Own Performance

    # 198: Why You Should Frequently Audit Your Own Performance

    In today's episode I will be talking about why you should frequently audit your own performance in the context of the work place.


    There are so many occasions when I speak to clients that I'm working with who are ready to step up in their careers, who are ready to articulate the value they bring to an organisation. 


    When we start looking for the evidence and looking for the examples of the work they've completed, the impact they have already made, they struggle to bring everything together.


    Often times we want and rely on a structure that's put in place within an organisation. i.e. the annual review.


    That is not often enough - we can't just rely on the organisation or the job search process to make us do the work that we should be doing throughout our journeys... the work that we should be doing on a consistent basis.


    If you're being intentional about the goals you are setting around your career development, then you're able to be intentional about tracking the results that you're getting. If you are not taking time to decided what it is you're trying to achieve, it's difficult to track it and if you're not tracking it, it's difficult to talk about it... and if you're not talking about it, it's difficult to get recognised for it.


    What you will learn:


    How to audit every 90 days: By doing an audit every quarter, you are taking time to plan ahead and decide what is it that you want to achieve in the next quarter. The 3 things you need to focus on when doing your audit are: what are your personal goals? What are the company's goals? How do your goals align with the company's goals? When you understand what you want to do and your goals align with the company, it's so much easier for you to draw out the value that you bring. Identifying your strengths: Lean into what you're good at and how you do things best. You're likely to get to where you want to get to quicker doing this, rather than trying to do something in a pre-prescribed way that doesn't align.Importance of auditing: When you are in your day-to-day role, it's easy to lose track of the goals you have set. Setting your goals and doing an audit for the next quarter is helping you keep on track.Other episodes you may enjoy:
    Episode 192: How To Get A Six Figure Salary Increase During Your Career Change With Scott Barlow


    Episode 197: Moving Past Negative Work Experiences


    THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> https://www.careerchangemakers.com/ccmprogram


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    • 16 min
    # 197: Moving Past Negative Work Experiences

    # 197: Moving Past Negative Work Experiences

    In today's episode, I will be talking about moving past negative work experiences. This is something that has come up a few times in coaching sessions lately, so I have a feeling it will resonate with quite a few of you. 


    I was working with one particular client who was ready to step up to a more senior position. We were exploring what it is that she wanted to do, where she wanted to go and how she would need to position herself.


    Once we knew the answers to these, I noticed there was a bit of resistance from her in taking the steps to make it happen.


    My client's resistance was coming from her negative experiences with her previous employer. We had to really peel back all the layers and identify the positive lessons learned through the negative experience.


    Once she identified the lessons, we were then able to make changes that aligned better to what she wanted, so she wouldn't have to come across the same negative experience again in a different environment.


    What you will learn:
    Addressing negative experiences- If you don't address the way a negative experience has impacted you, you are likely to bring that into a new role where you have the opportunity to do things differently.Recognising the lessons- Instead of taking the negative experience with you, look at it as a lesson. You now have a new opportunity to do things differently in a new environment.

    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 194: How To Know What Type Of Career Coaching Support Would Be Best For You

    Episode 196: Finding Your Passion Through Change With Elena Agaragimova

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    # 196: Finding Your Passion Through Change With Elena Agaragimova

    # 196: Finding Your Passion Through Change With Elena Agaragimova

    In today's episode I have a very interesting interview with my guest, Elena, about her inspiring career change transition.

    Elena started her career in higher education, which she found to be slow-paced, so she then shifted to corporate learning, working with the younger generation.

    In 2019, Elena explains while she was based in Dubai she co-founded a company call Bessern with a business partner. Bessern focuses on performance well-being in organisations. She was also involved in various other projects, such as building up talent pipelines for small companies.

    Elena shares that in the beginning of her career transition, she didn't really have a strategy, "Having an idea about what you want to do is a starting point, it doesn't have to be all mapped out, but consider what you like, what you don't like and what things give you energy."

    Elena talks about being mindful of not making an 'emotional' decision. We often want to make a change when we're in a state of emotional burnout but this isn't the best place to be making a decision from. Be self-aware and honest with yourself, ask yourself  "what am I running away from and what I am running towards?"

    Elena has always had a side hustle and over the years corporate learning and development has been one of them. "I have always been experimenting, I always had a 9-5, but I was creating opportunities for myself, by doing random projects and paid or unpaid work".

    Towards the end of 2019 she started to get a lot of clients of her own, which meant she would have to take time off work and use her vacation time to do sessions. She started thinking maybe this was the time to do this full time, as she was feeling overwhelmed with her work.
     
    What you will learn:

    Identifying roles you are interested in: If you have an idea you are interested in, be open to it. Experiment with it, find platforms and networks that can support your journey.

    The importance of networking: Source opportunities, either paid or voluntary, to build confidence in areas which you think your confidence or experience is lacking.

    Creating opportunities for yourself: Experiment with your idea, try different ways to achieve your goal. Fully putting yourself out there increases your chance of opportunities.

    Connect with Elena Agaragimova on  LinkedIn or Bessern
    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode174: How My Career Changed For The Better After Covid-19 Lock Down

    Episode 175: What Common Career Mistake Lawyers Make That Keeps Them Feeling Stuck

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    • 32 min
    # 195: When You Feel Resistance To Change, Keep Going

    # 195: When You Feel Resistance To Change, Keep Going

    In today's episode I am talking about when you feel resistance to change, keep going.

    When you are contemplating a career move or your in the process of figuring it out, it is likely that you are going to experience resistance. Reistance can come in different  forms, internal and external. Im going to talk about both forms but more focus on the internal resistance.

    My client I'm talking about has been making incredible progress inside the program, she identified what she doesn't want to do, she clarified some options she wants to pursuit.

    What my client is feeling right now is normal. If you are in your comfort zone, if you have been in your role to a lot of years, you are comfortable in your role, your comfortable doing your job how you have been doing it for so many years, it's what you know.

    Now when you decide to step outside of your comfort zone, your subconscious mind is like "what are we doing. why are we doing this?" This is where the resistance comes in but you need to be able to keep going, it doesn't mean you should give up, if you feel the resistance it means you are stepping out of your comfort zone, you are opening up for different experiences.

    Resistance is a good thing it shows your taking action and doing the uncomfortable things that are required in order for you  to move from A-B.

    Its very important to ask yourself "why am embarking on this journey, what is my motivation" when you start to doubt yourself, you can always go back to your "why" and get re-fuelled to continue on your journey.

    What you will learn:

    The power of resistance - When you have decided that you want to make a career move and you embark on your journey, it is normal for you to feel some resistance. You are coming out of your comfort zone, so the experience will inevitably feel a little challenging. But never give up - it is definitely possible for YOU.

    Using external factors - We have all heard that saying: "you have to be in it to win it" and this definitely applies when you want to make that career change. You will have to be consistent and prepared to put yourself fully out there. Just sending one or two CVs to companies once every week or applying for the odd job here and there is not going to give you the result you are looking for.

    Identify the "why" of your journey - Take some time to reflect and ask yourself: "why do I want to make a career move and what is the motivation?" Getting clarity around what that is, is going to help with your transition when the resistance starts setting in.

    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 176: 3 Ways To Get Recognition For The Amazing Job You Are Already Doing

    Episode 181: How This Lawyer Pivoted Into An Unconventional Legal Role That Is Perfect For Her

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    • 14 min
    # 194: How To Know What Type Of Career Coaching Support Would Be Best For You

    # 194: How To Know What Type Of Career Coaching Support Would Be Best For You

    In today's episode I am talking about how to know what type of career coaching support would be best for you.

    I speak to a lot of people who are feeling stuck in their role or career. They want to make a move but aren't sure how to make it happen. Sometimes they're looking into hiring someone to update their CV or LinkedIn profile or sometimes they're looking at job boards. These aren't the places to start!

    It's important you follow the correct process. If you don't, somewhere along your journey, you will find yourself feeling confused. First, you need to get the clarity around what you want to achieve, then you get the support with the transition.

    A lot of people start with getting one-to-one support from a coach, which is likely to last 3, 6, or 8 months. You will work with your coach and they can help you to focus on what you want to focus on, using strategies and helping you to overcome the mindset blocks.

    Others may start with group coaching, and this is what I have seen to be the most valuable. When you are surrounded by people who have the same mindset, who are on a similar journey to you, you feel supported in a different way.

    The coaching is supporting you and guiding you through, but you also get to see other people going through the process and this is what is so powerful - it shifts your belief around what is possible and re-enforces your belief around what is possible when you see it happening for others too. 

    What you will learn:

    The power of community - When you're in a community, in times of doubting yourself you can borrow someone's belief. You can see first-hand their journey, share the same experience and support each other.

    How to attract the role you want - Using the tools you already have, how you can strategically network, tap into the hidden job market and use your personal branding so you can position yourself to attract the type of opportunities you want

    The benefits of group coaching - This is particularly important when you have been in your role for several years. The chances are your friends and colleagues are in the same industry and so when you say you want to make a career move, their reaction is not what you're looking for. Being a part of group coaching means you can interact with people who understand where you are coming from, possibly in the same situation you're in. The support is priceless.

    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 107: How To Navigate Making A Career Change Without Overwhelm With Julie Billings

    Episode 109: The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job Market


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    • 17 min
    #193 Reasons You Are Convincing Yourself You Need To Stay In A Role You No Longer Enjoy

    #193 Reasons You Are Convincing Yourself You Need To Stay In A Role You No Longer Enjoy

    In today's episode I am talking about the 3 reasons you are convincing yourself you need to stay in a role you no longer enjoy.

    I get a lot of people asking me questions like: 'How did you make the transition from a Lawyer to a career coach?', and 'What made you take the big leap?'

    I have asked myself why it took me so long to make the move and what was my thought process. After reflecting, I came up with 3 reasons why I was delaying the career move that I knew I wanted to make, and in this podcast episode, I share them with you.

    What you will learn:


    How doubting whether it's possible to make a career move can hold you back - I know you have invested so much time into your career and getting to where you are today, so it makes sense that you have doubts whether you can make the transition, and still have the salary that you require. You may feel that you might have to take a pay cut or make a complete change in industry and you're concerned that you lack the skills. But when you gather data that helps you to get a better vision of the possibilities that are out there for you, you will feel confident and inspired to take the action required.How to deal with confusion around the career transition you want to make - When you have been in your industry for years, you know how the organisation works. you know what you need to do to progress within that organisation. But when you're making a career move, it's something new, out of your comfort zone, so of course the confusion is going to creep in! Should you make a shift, leap or pivot? I'm going to help you decide what opportunities there are to explore.  Why guilt can stop you in your tracks - Guilt appears when you have committed a lot of time and effort working hard and making progress in an organisation. You might be unhappy, and you have decided you want a career change, but feel guilty because of all the time and effort you have invested into your role. I'm going to help you release this feeling of guilt so that you feel freedom to move into a new role that aligns with you and your goals.

    Other episodes you may also enjoy:

    Episode 185: Growing Into Your New Role After A Career Change

    Episode 192: How To Get A Six Figure Salary Increase During Your Career Change With Scott Barlow

    THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM

    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> https://www.careerchangemakers.com/ccmprogram

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    • 17 min

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37 Ratings

jenniferoertli ,

Smart and direct

Love the advice about resisting because you’re uncomfortable.

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Refreshing and Impactful

I recently discovered this podcast and I absolutely love it. The topics are relatable and the host is obviously a knowledgeable career expert. Well done!

Morgan Trethowan ,

Inspiring and comforting

I love listening to find I’m not the only one going down this path. Janine has great guests and I love that her confidence gives ME confidence. She always pinpoints negative thoughts I’m having and manages to build me up. I’ve just been offered a job in a brand new field for more money and I credit much of these to Janine’s words and tips. Thank you!

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