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Enlightening, but also lighthearted chats exploring the career and life stories of people who've made pivots in their lives to create more meaningful careers that align their strengths, experiences, passions, and values. https://theimpromptugameplan.com/

The Impromptu Game Plan Sarah Firisen & Catherine Rennolds

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Enlightening, but also lighthearted chats exploring the career and life stories of people who've made pivots in their lives to create more meaningful careers that align their strengths, experiences, passions, and values. https://theimpromptugameplan.com/

    Catherine & Sarah talk to Johdi Woodford, motivational movement & mindset coach.

    Catherine & Sarah talk to Johdi Woodford, motivational movement & mindset coach.

    After facing a life filled with roadblocks, dead ends, and personal tragedy with inspiring resilience, Johdi is now helping women over 40 develop their own physical, mental and emotional resilience. 

    • 34 min
    Catherine Sarah talk to world citizen and reskilling expert, Sinead Creaner

    Catherine Sarah talk to world citizen and reskilling expert, Sinead Creaner

    After a global education across Ireland, Singapore, and Australia, Sinead did some initial career exploration only to realize that the true alignment of her values and passions lay working in her family education business GetReskilled. Not only is her career and life story inspirational, but she has fascinating insights about how her company helps its clients understand how they can find the right career for their second-half of life. 

    www.getreskilled.com

    • 31 min
    Catherine & Sarah talk to Marie Chequer, Corporate Wellbeing Consultant & Career Coach

    Catherine & Sarah talk to Marie Chequer, Corporate Wellbeing Consultant & Career Coach

    A series of life challenges helped Marie to realize that her job was not aligned with her values. She pivoted into a  corporate role leading a global wellbeing center of excellence. But eventually, she realized that in order to fully align her strengths, experiences, passions with her values, she needed to leave corporate life and work for herself as a Wellbeing Consultant & Career Coach

    https://www.mariechequer.co.uk/

    • 33 min
    Catherine & Sarah talk to Nikole Batista, who is trying to figure out whether her love of horticulture is a hobby or a possible career pivot

    Catherine & Sarah talk to Nikole Batista, who is trying to figure out whether her love of horticulture is a hobby or a possible career pivot

    Nikole loves her job, as a CAD designer in fashion, but wonders whether her passion for horticulture and its intersection with social justice and food scarcity is something that could translate to a career pivot.  We discuss techniques for working through her options and brainstorming what that career pivot might look like. 

    • 33 min
    Catherine and Sarah talk with Sarah Farrell, who has come into her full potential after a few unexpected career twists and turns

    Catherine and Sarah talk with Sarah Farrell, who has come into her full potential after a few unexpected career twists and turns

    Sarah thought she would be a secretary for life until some unexpected career bumps in the road forced her to pivot. Utilizing her network and relationships, she has managed to bring her strengths, experiences, and passions into alignment working for Simple Revolution, a values-based brand strategy company.  She now has the work-life balance and flexibility she needs while finding true career happiness, helping a young, dynamic business grow and flourish. 

    • 33 min
    Catherine talks to Sarah about her own impromptu career plan

    Catherine talks to Sarah about her own impromptu career plan

    From an accidental start as a computer network engineer, through almost two decades as a software developer, with a wonderful pivot to being a storytelling guru, Sarah feels that she's now in a place where she has done a pretty good job aligning her strengths, passions, experiences, and values. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

kaylinwriter14 ,

Informal and informative!

I listened to the most recent episode with Ken and James and really enjoyed it! This not my typical podcast, but I really enjoyed how conversational it was— almost like friends catching up at lunch, but still broached some big ideas and topics! I’m interested to listen future episodes and will be researching the upcoming connected book!

PartyAng ,

Great discussion about life and career with a global perspective.

It was very cool to hear about Geesha's path. The hosts create a nice environment for interesting discussion by giving their guest both great questions and leaving them with plenty of time to relate their experiences. For anyone looking for new perspectives from a variety of careers, cultures, and lifestyles, I would highly recommend this podcast!

shewillrockyoupodcast ,

Awesome show!

As someone who works in marketing/storytelling, I really love the approach these two take to their interview subjects. They ask meaningful questions about strengths and passions and what it takes to build your persona(s). Great show!

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