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Work In Progress is a podcast interviewing guests who successfully changed careers. We talk about the struggles and lessons they learned along the way. We believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same goes for careers. Based on this belief, we started our blog, in which we write about transitions in career and life and this led to the birth of our podcast in 2019. New episodes are published every other Wednesday! Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com

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Work In Progress is a podcast interviewing guests who successfully changed careers. We talk about the struggles and lessons they learned along the way. We believe that life is a never-ending journey where one needs to constantly reinvent themselves and the same goes for careers. Based on this belief, we started our blog, in which we write about transitions in career and life and this led to the birth of our podcast in 2019. New episodes are published every other Wednesday! Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com

    Julie Ciardi is a WIP: from Marketing to Boutique Owner, Podcast Host and Business Coach

    Julie Ciardi is a WIP: from Marketing to Boutique Owner, Podcast Host and Business Coach

    Julie's Career Change
    Vice President, Digital Sales Marketing & Private Digital Commerce, North America → Boutique owner → Podcast Host and Side Hustle Business Coach



    Episode Timestamps
    0:59 Introducing Julie
    02:44 Did Julie knew she wanted to be her own boss
    04:15 On how switching jobs is different now thanks to the Internet
    07:57 On whether Julie’s skills lead to her leading people or was it her own decision
    14:16 What did Julie do to change positions in her corporate job
    17:31 Her reasons for leaving IBM
    21:55 Julie’s process of transitioning her career
    30:39 Julie’s life after starting her own business
    37:22 Julie’s advice for people who don’t know how to start a side hustle 
    41:55 Advice for people starting their brand
    44:08 Advice for moms who need a bit extra cash
    49:34 Covid friendly side hustles
    52:11 On network marketing
    54:03 Thinks Julie wishes she knew before switching careers
    55:17 Julie’s social links



    About Julie
    Julie had a career transition from a former Fortune 500 marketing VP to business coach and a podcast host. Julie believes that there has never been a better time for women to create an additional income stream that is aligned to her passions and purpose on this planet


    Resources
    Where to find Julie: Website, Podcast, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn


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    About Us
    We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting  stories!


    Want to learn more about why we care about career transitions? Check out Why Work In ProgressConnect us with someone who has an amazing career story at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com 



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    • 56 min
    Naira Perez is a WIP: from Logistics and Supply Chain to Digital Marketing

    Naira Perez is a WIP: from Logistics and Supply Chain to Digital Marketing

    Naira's Career Change
    Naira's career trajectory took a turn when she switched from a logistics and supply chain management major to a digital marketing specialist; her curiosity in data has driven her to different places and now she uses that love and curiosity to help small to medium clients achieve their marketing goals.


    Episode Timestamps
    01:45 Introducing Naira
    02:48 Naira’s decision to pursue something different than what she studied
    04:44 How long has she been active in marketing
    06:02 Naira’s first marketing job
    07:31 Transitioning from direct response marketing to digital marketing 
    11:58 Differences between her old career and her new one
    16:37 Coming to realise Naira wanted to be her own boss
    18:10 Starting your own company VS switching to another one
    19:48 Naira’s plan of starting her own business
    24:23 The importance of having a mentor/someone to look up to
    25:27 What the heck is social media advertising anyways?
    28:55 Marketing on a shoestring budget
    30:09 What kind of marketing services do people with varying budgets get? 
    33:38 Naira’s typical clientele
    36:49 Naira’s advice to up and coming entrepreneurs with minimal following 
    40:20 Essential steps towards building a viable marketing campaign
    44:56 Naira’s tips on how to identify and connect with your target audience 
    48:09 Highlights and lowpoints of Naira’s career journey
    51:31 Naira’s vision for the future of her company
    55:36 Naira’s social links



    About Naira
    Naira has over two decades of marketing experience. She got her start in direct response advertising, building brands on TV  before digital was even a thing.
    Her main areas of expertise include developing digital marketing strategies, identifying customer patterns and behaviors on and offline, and optimizing  ROI through generating qualified leads, better processes, and effective planning and execution. 



    Resources
    Where to find Naira: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn


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    About Us
    We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting  stories!


    Want to learn more about why we care about career transitions? Check out Why Work In ProgressConnect us with someone who has an amazing career story at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com 



    Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

    • 57 min
    Kaylee Llewellyn is a WIP: from Product to Developer within the Tech industry

    Kaylee Llewellyn is a WIP: from Product to Developer within the Tech industry

    Kaylee's Career Change
    Kaylee went from a less technical product role to an app-core developer role; her mission as a woman in tech is to share her story and help other women find their path in the tech industry.

    Episode Timestamps
    01:16 Introducing Kaylee
    02:43 Has Kaylee always wanted to be a software engineer
    03:45 Looking for a new job
    04:53 The Grace Hopper Conference
    07:26 Kaylee’s first internship offer
    13:03 How far deep into her first job did Kaylee start looking for a new one 
    15:55 Landing a new job and leaving the old one
    19:16 The interview process of an internally moving employee
    21:05 Was Kaylee’s blog made before or after moving positions
    23:23 Kaylee’s challenges as a new team member
    25:00 Building relationships
    27:24 Challenges of being 100% remote
    30:52 Kaylee’s current job’s learning curve
    32:23 Reaching out for help in a brand new environment
    36:37 On experiencing self-doubt
    38:21 Leveraging knowledge of other programming languages during interview
    39:28 First step into learning a new programming language
    40:21 Kaylee’s previous position in retrospect
    41:47 Women are often presented with less technical tasks 
    43:09 Dealing with moving to a job you didn’t expect
    44:23 Communicating with your manager your lack of satisfaction with your current role
    45:23 On workspace buzzwords
    46:56 Female representation in lead tech positions
    48:49 Kaylee’s podcast
    49:53 Kaylee’s social links


    About Kaylee
    Kaylee is a software engineer working at a fintech company remotely from Vermont in a log cabin. She has a huge passion for diversity and inclusivity in STEM and her blog - Just a Coder Thing is dedicated to career tips and sharing her experience as a woman in tech.





    Resources
    Where to find Kaylee: Website, Podcast, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn


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    About Us
    We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting  stories!
    Want to learn more about why we care about career transitions? Check out Why Work In ProgressConnect us with someone who has an amazing career story at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com 


    Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

    • 51 min
    Tony Martignetti is a WIP: from Finance to Leadership Coach, Podcast Host and Author

    Tony Martignetti is a WIP: from Finance to Leadership Coach, Podcast Host and Author

    Tony's Career Change
    Tony made a career transition from finance  to leadership coaching; his goal is to guide leaders to climb mountains, feel more fulfilled, and lead with an inspired purpose

    Episode Timestamps
    01:15 Introducing Tony
    02:39 Did Tony always know he would become a coach
    07:22 Tony’s work in music therapy and his internships
    09:37 Looking for his first job
    14:04 How to approach colleagues in a new job
    17:08 Tony’s past work experience in finance before switching from biotech 
    21:04 Tony’s consultation business
    25:30 The straw that broke the camels back
    31:00 Tony’s next steps after the realisation
    32:49 Deciding to switch to coaching instead of applying at a new firm 
    33:50 Friends’ and family reactions
    34:58 Getting started with his new coaching gig
    36:56 Acquiring the first client
    38:07 Tony’s book
    39:17 Tony’s advice on how to identify if you’re stuck in an unfulfilling job 
    41:04 Tony’s podcast
    44:06 Tony’s social links


    About Tony
    Before he became a coach, he was a finance and strategy professional with experience working with some of the world's leading life sciences companies. Along his journey, he also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company. Today, Tony is the host of The Virtual Campfire podcast and is currently writing his first book, "Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life."





    Resources
    Where to find Tony: Website, Podcast, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn


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    About Us
    We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting  stories!
    Want to learn more about why we care about career transitions? Check out Why Work In ProgressConnect us with someone who has an amazing career story at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com 


    Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

    • 45 min
    Aviva Levin is a WIP: from Teacher to Graduate Student and Podcast Host

    Aviva Levin is a WIP: from Teacher to Graduate Student and Podcast Host

    Aviva's Career Change
    Aviva pivoted from teaching to furthering her studies as a graduate student and a podcasting

    Episode Timestamps
    01:01 Introducing Aviva
    04:30 Experiences working with kids and young adults
    11:52 Aviva’s move from Canada to the States
    15:21 A day in the life of a teacher
    21:07 How long ago did she move and what was her life like getting there 
    23:44 How does being a student change her teachers’ perspective 
    26:48 Effects of long distance learning on young people
    29:Aviva’s transition to podcasting
    36:42 Interesting stories and lessons from Aviva’s podcast
    42:09 Useful advice for people to improve their learning capabilities 
    46:04 Aviva’s regrets over the years
    53:06 Aviva’s social links / Closing words


    About Aviva
    Aviva used to be a teacher, and now she is a graduate student and a podcaster who shares  innovative educators' successes and challenges from around the world


    Resources
    Where to find Aviva: Website, Apple Podcast, Facebook


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    About Us
    We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting  stories!
    Want to learn more about why we care about career transitions? Check out Why Work In ProgressConnect us with someone who has an amazing career story at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com 


    Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

    • 55 min
    Hillary Bennett is a WIP: from 9-to-5 Corporate to Mompreneur and Podcast Host

    Hillary Bennett is a WIP: from 9-to-5 Corporate to Mompreneur and Podcast Host

    Hillary's Career Change
    From a corporate 9-to-5 to a motivated mompreneur, Hillary helps mompreneurs grow their business without growing their to-do list.

    Episode Timestamps
    01:47 Introducing Hillary
    06:54 Difficult moments during her previous line of work
    07:57 Duration of her previous career
    08:55 Deciding to leave her job
    11:03 Assessing the core values of Hillary’s clients
    15:16 Hillary’s shifting core value assessment
    19:58 Ultimately deciding to leave her job and pursue a coaching career 
    23:48 Friends’ and family’s reactions
    24:55 Overcoming the fear of not having a stable salary
    27:25 Addressing her clients’ fears
    29:21 Managing her new job and momhood
    31:15 Does having strict boundaries help you be more productive 
    32:17 Hillary’s tips on juggling work and family
    34:43 Hillary’s morning routine
    35:49 GSD (Get Shit Done) hour
    40:52 Things Hillary learned about being a mompreneur
    42:16 Finding her first client
    45:19 Comparing her work life before and after her career shift 
    46:43 Hillary’s social links


    About Hillary
    Hillary always knew she wanted to help people grow. When she graduated, she joined an employee development team within the HR department; she found helping people realize their potentials to be  fulfilling and meaningful. As she navigated changes in her own life - the birth of her children - she realized her priorities shifted and this led to the eventual departure from a corporate setting to starting her own business as a mother of two. Currently she provides training and consulting to business owners and leaders looking to increase the growth and revenue of their organization and develop a profitable online brand


    Resources
    Blog post is here
    Where to find Hillary: Website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
    Hillary's Core Values Assessment created for Work In Progress listeners


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    About Us
    We have more interviews on career change on our podcast! Head over there to check out more interesting  stories!
    Want to learn more about why we care about career transitions? Check out Why Work In ProgressConnect us with someone who has an amazing career story at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com 


    Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

    • 40 min

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tajgerica ,

Love the topic!

I love the topic of this show because I know how frightening it is to change career - but also how rewarding. I wish this show existed when I was going through that transition!

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