Welcome to The Career Switch Podcast. We bring you real stories from real people just like you who have made transformative shifts to careers that bring them more fulfillment and more meaning. In this podcast, we’ll dive deep into the specific actions and steps people have actually taken to make a major career change – whether it’s between industries, roles, or sectors. We’ll look at everything from financial planning, to the support of friends and family, to overcoming major obstacles and setbacks along the way, and much more. Each week you’ll get new stories, actionable takeaways, and high-value content that will give you the confidence, skills, and real-life examples you need to plan, and execute, your career switch – as many times as you want to make one. Visit us at www.careerswitchpodcast.com, or email email@example.com.
Episode 21: Career Pivots for Teachers with Daphne Williams
Daphne Williams is a former teacher who left the classroom for roles in educational consulting and instructional design at EdTech companies. After struggling to identify careers she was qualified for with her own transition, she created the community she wished she had for other teachers. Now, she’s the host of The Teacher Career Coach podcast where she shares stories and advice for teachers looking to find other career options. Today on the show, we talk about the unique obstacles and options for teachers looking to find a new career. A timely episode for back-to-school season full of great tips and resources for anyone looking to make a career transition.
Check out Daphne's resources at http://teachercareercoach.com/careerswitch
Episode 20: From Consultant to Tutor - Learning by doing
Jemma Zoe Smith began her career as a strategy consultant, working across companies such as Proctor & Gamble, KPMG, and Credo Business Consulting. A 3-time Oxford graduate, Jemma worked during her studies to expand access to education for underrepresented sectors, and realized a passion for the education space. Now, Jemma works as an international tutor and education consultant through her tuition agency, The Education Hotel, where she focuses on students ages 11-18 - and she recently launched her second business, Top School and Uni, offering advice on UK schools and universities. Today on the show, we talk about overcoming imposter syndrome and taking the leap into doing something you love - even if everyone around you is doing the “normal thing.”
19. From Military Procurement to Lactation Consultant: The Power of a Pause
Margaret Becker is a community health nurse and lactation consultant based in Spain. Before going full-time to pursue her passion for maternal health, she worked as a Contracting Officer for the military for more than 5 years. In addition to her clinical and consulting work, she also hosts the Mobile Milk Maid Podcast, where she shares stories and conversations about women’s and infant health. Today on the show, we discuss how and why we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect, to know exactly what’s next, and to have a sense of direction, when all we really need is to take a pause, do some reflecting, and let our intuition guide us.
Listen to the Mobile Milk Maid Podcast and find out more about Margaret's services at https://themobilemilkmaid.com/.
Follow The Mobile Milk Maid on Instagram @themobilemilkmaid or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/themobilemilkmaid/
18. Career Switch Pathways: Entrepreneurship with Hikari Senju
We’ve talked to so many entrepreneurs on this show so far - people who have made a huge career change to start a business in a field they’ve never worked in, or those who took a risk to hang their own shingle after years of experience in the corporate world. Today, I wanted to dive a bit deeper into entrepreneurship by talking to someone who has made his whole career out of it. Hikari Senju is the founder of Omneky, a platform that helps businesses reach their most valuable customers using deep learning algorithms to generate, test and manage ads. A Harvard graduate in computer science, Hikari began his entrepreneurial career with his first startup, Quickhelp, which he sold to Yup.com before creating Omnekey. Today on the show, we talk about what it takes to build a career as an entrepreneur.
Find out more about Omnekey at https://www.omneky.com/
17. Taking big risks with Raechel Lambert
Show Note: We'll be taking off next weekend for the July 4th holiday. See you back on July 12th!
Raechel Lambert is the creator of the Founder’s Marketing Playbook, which helps early-stage founders nail their marketing strategy. She’s also a managing partner at Olivine, a product marketing agency, and an advisor to Momentum, a Slack sales platform. Raechel began her career in finance, working in analyst and operations roles, before making her jump into product marketing at Intercom. Today on the show, we talk about overcoming the sunk cost fallacy, the benefits of informal learning, how the fear of change can be overcome with repetition, and being willing to take big risks on a regular basis.
Find out more about the Founder's Marketing Playbook at https://thefmp.io/.
16. Navigating A Non-Linear Career with Ambika Nigam
Ambika Nigam is the Founder of Zeit, a career discovery platform that empowers the multi-skilled generation to traverse their ultimate career path. After a nonlinear career that included stints at finance company OppenheimerFunds, ad agency Ogilvy and Mather, famous product company Ideo, and head of product at Bloomberg, Ambika set out to build a platform to help others find a career that aligns with their unique skills, talents, and interests. Today, we talk about how storytelling and demonstrating how past experiences are transferable can help convey that you are more than your resume.
Find out more about Zeit at https://www.thezeit.io/
Great Content from an Even Better Host!!
With so many podcasts on the market today, it is so hard to break through the noise. I was recently turned on to The Career Switch Podcast by a friend of mine, and after tuning into a couple of episodes, it has made it’s way into my weekly routine! I literally leave 1 un-listened episode in my queue simply because I hate the thought of running out of Elyse content! Keep it up!!
Good advice and great variety
Insightful and inspiring!
This is the podcast to listen to if you are contemplating any type of career change! From how to figure out what you want to do to making an actionable plan this podcast is a gem.