Venturesome is the podcast and blog about being fiercely ambitious, brave and curious. It’s about taking risks, overcoming uncertainty and being creative in our lives and careers. Join us for interviews, conversations and insights about how to get a step ahead – even during a global pandemic. | ven·ture·some (adjective):
willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action.
Career Cornerstones: Find Alignment and Build a Fulfilling Career with Diana Alt
Diana Alt, a certified career coach with 20+ years experience in tech, discusses the concept of "career cornerstones" and shares insights on building a fulfilling career. In this episode, she emphasizes the importance of finding work that aligns with your interests and skills and encourages you to explore side hustles or alternative avenues to fill in any gaps. Diana also highlights the significance of effective leadership, a supportive environment, and a strong company culture, as well as the need to be clear about your career goals and definition of success. Learn more at https://www.dianaalt.com.
Navigating Career Transitions: Insights from Evelyn Chou, Senior Product Manager at Coursera
Evelyn Chou, Senior Product Manager at Coursera, explains how she evolved her career and skill set through introspection, experimentation, proactive personal development and taking risks. Evelyn offers advice for career pivots, both from the perspective of a hiring manager and someone who has done it herself.
You can find Evelyn on Medium and Mentor Cruise.
Hustle-free Side Gigs: Finding Balance with Boundaries and Systems with Leah Keggi of Coast L Studio
Welcome to the first episode of Season 3 of the Venturesome Podcast. In this first episode, we're talking about side gigs with Leah Keggi.
Leah Keggi is a VP of marketing by day and a talented surface pattern designer in her free time. In this episode, Leah and I discussed how she balances a demanding career within the wine and spirits space with her side gig, Coast L Studio. We discussed the downfalls of "hustle culture," the boundaries and systems she has in place to manage both commitments, and her advice on why you should just get started if you're thinking about starting a passion project.
In addition to throw pillows and tapestries, people can purchase her patterns on fabric, wallpaper and more to create their own coastal vibes in their home. Be sure to check her out on Instagram at @CoastLStudio.
Quiet Quitting, Acting Your Wage, Overachieving and Career Expectations
Recorded in early October, Morgan and Rachel talk about the trend of Quiet Quitting, employee engagement, promotions, burnout and more. They both have vastly different approaches to work and share insights on how you can balance your work and life throughout your career.
Job Seeker Secrets: Hiring Managers Share How to Find the Right Job
Rachel Esterline Perkins and Morgan MacDermaid share their job seeker secrets — from determining your values to ensure you take the right role to finding opportunities within your network and online.
Resume Reveal: Hiring Managers Share Tips & Tricks
In their first collaborative episode as cohosts, Morgan MacDermaid and Rachel Esterline Perkins share their tips, tricks, and pet peeves are hiring managers.
Morgan reviews upwards of 300 resumes a month as a recruiter for a broad range of roles and Rachel has spent time deeply involved in hiring for marketing and communications roles in her current and previous roles. Listen on to hear their perspectives on resumes.