24 episodes

Listen for inspiration, ideas and tools to help you find #TheRightWork. Most people, if they’re honest, feel unsatisfied with their jobs. Lots of people don’t know what they want to do with their lives, or how to get there, especially at an uncertain time like this. We talk to people with unique perspectives and ideas on finding #TheRightWork. We extract their most useful insights, practical tools and best advice. Join us as we ask big but important questions like: How do you find the right work for you? Is it realistic to try and find ‘the right work’ in a post-Covid world? How do you know what ‘the right work’ looks like?

The Right Work Arjun Sahdev and Andy Grey

    • Business

Listen for inspiration, ideas and tools to help you find #TheRightWork. Most people, if they’re honest, feel unsatisfied with their jobs. Lots of people don’t know what they want to do with their lives, or how to get there, especially at an uncertain time like this. We talk to people with unique perspectives and ideas on finding #TheRightWork. We extract their most useful insights, practical tools and best advice. Join us as we ask big but important questions like: How do you find the right work for you? Is it realistic to try and find ‘the right work’ in a post-Covid world? How do you know what ‘the right work’ looks like?

    S2 Ep 11. How to work and lead authentically with Sir David Haslam (Chair, Young Lives vs Cancer; former GP and Chair of NICE)

    S2 Ep 11. How to work and lead authentically with Sir David Haslam (Chair, Young Lives vs Cancer; former GP and Chair of NICE)

    Sir David Haslam is Chair of Young Lives vs Cancer, Senior Adviser at Kaleidoscope Health and Care, and a Non-Executive Director at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

    David has had a fascinating and varied career. He was a GP for 36 years, and has written a number of books on parenting, as well as presenting TV shows on the topic. He has held a number of senior posts in health and care, including Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and President of the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of GPs (RCGP).

    We explored questions like:

    - How can someone climb the career leader while staying true to their values?
    - How can people carve out a niche for their creative pursuits?
    - Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist in today’s job market?

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    • 38 min
    S2 Ep 10. How personality and social media shape our careers with Ian MacRae (Workplace psychologist and author, Dark Social)

    S2 Ep 10. How personality and social media shape our careers with Ian MacRae (Workplace psychologist and author, Dark Social)

    Ian MacRae is a workplace psychologist and author of six books, including Dark Social: Understanding the Darker Side of Work, Personality and Social Media, and High Potential.

    We spoke about some fascinating questions, such as:
    - How can better understanding our personalities help us make smarter career choices?
    - Why is planning for promotions a possible trap that can stop us finding the right work?
    - What are the best and worst ways to use social media to find fulfilment in our work?

    Ian also mentioned his High Potential website and the Dark Side Personality Test.

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    • 39 min
    S2 Ep 9. What to do when you're unhappy at work with Samantha Clarke (Author, Love It or Leave It and Lecturer, The School of Life)

    S2 Ep 9. What to do when you're unhappy at work with Samantha Clarke (Author, Love It or Leave It and Lecturer, The School of Life)

    Samantha Clarke is a Happiness Consultant and Global Changemaker. She's also the author of Love It or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work, a lecturer at The School of Life and Simon Sinek Inc, and a TEDx speaker. Samantha’s mission is to build robust changemakers out of the next generation of leaders. 

    We spoke about questions like:


    Is happiness at work always necessary - and how do we find it?How can job titles stop us from finding the right work?Where do you start with crafting a portfolio career, and how do you manage it?Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

    • 47 min
    S2 Ep 8. How to escape from the wrong job to find meaningful work with Dom Jackman (Co-founder, Escape the City)

    S2 Ep 8. How to escape from the wrong job to find meaningful work with Dom Jackman (Co-founder, Escape the City)

    Dom Jackman is co-founder of Escape the City, a global community of over 500,000 people which helps people quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters. Dom embarked on this venture after leaving management consultancy in 2010.

    Dom is an expert in finding meaningful work, so we asked him questions like: 

    What does ‘meaningful work’ actually mean?
    When someone’s feeling unfulfilled at work, how can they find others who are feeling the same way?
    How do you overcome the mental barriers to accepting that the work you’re doing isn’t right for you?

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    • 46 min
    S2 Ep 7. Finding work you love: the do's and don'ts with John Lees (Career strategist and author, How to Get a Job You Love)

    S2 Ep 7. Finding work you love: the do's and don'ts with John Lees (Career strategist and author, How to Get a Job You Love)

    John Lees is a careers coach, strategist and author of a number of bestselling books, including How to Get a Job You Love. This episode is packed with practical tips on questions like:


    Should you sacrifice work that pays well to find fulfilment?How can people get support from their employers to pursue work they love?What’s the difference between the perfect job and the right work?Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

    • 42 min
    S2 Ep 6. Navigating careers when you’re young and disadvantaged with Jack Parsons (UK's Chief Youth Officer & CEO, The Youth Group)

    S2 Ep 6. Navigating careers when you’re young and disadvantaged with Jack Parsons (UK's Chief Youth Officer & CEO, The Youth Group)

    Jack Parsons is CEO of The Youth Group, which provides young people with the tools they need to get ahead and grow in work. He's an award-winning entrepreneur and speaker on youth, and has interviewed figures such as Rishi Sunak (which we find out more about in the episode!)

    This time, it was our turn to interview Jack. We explored his powerful personal story, and talked about questions like: 
    How do you strike the right balance between making money and living your values?How can young people from disadvantaged backgrounds overcome barriers to finding the right work?Is there such a thing as a dream job – and how would we know we’d found it?Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

    (Please note there are brief references to abuse between 14:08 and 14:18). 

    • 37 min

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