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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 work ...
 
Lawpreneur Radio is for entrepreneurial lawyers seeking change, driven to do something different, and hankering to hang out their shingle. We inspire vision and courage when you're wondering what's next, and how to get there. Host Miranda McCroskey interviews successful "lawpreneurs," entrepreneurs, and the companies and vendors that set them up for success. Their journeys will inspire, educate and entertain as they share their successes and failures along the way.
 
Smart Planning 101 Podcast ... shedding light on intelligent estate planning, strategic financial decision-making, health care options, and more. Host Nicole Wipp's mission is to educate and inspire people to make better estate, financial, health and business planning choices through knowledge, tools, and specific tactics that ensure a more secure future. Death planning, life planning, long term care planning, business planning, financial. Learn about helping loved ones or aging parents lega ...
 
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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 Th…
 
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 Look…
 
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 lik…
 
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 cor…
 
Vanessa's Career Change From teacher, project manager to travel tech professional and the creator of Wander Onwards. Episode Timestamps 01:03 Introducing Vanessa 02:47 Reasons for moving abroad 04:52 What were the early days of living abroad like 08:58 Why decide to code 10:47 Finding her first client 12:09 How did Vanessa start learning code on he…
 
Tega's Career Change From health researcher to professor and career coach, Tega helps women who are unhappy at work get clear about who they are so they can find a fulfilling career. Episode Timestamps 01:12 Introducing Tega 03:26 What prompted Tega’s shift 05:45 When did Tega realise her previous job was unfulfilling 06:53 How long did it take for…
 
Ana's Career Change Marketing to Author, Journalist, and Podcast Host About Her Ana used to work in marketing until she experienced burn out from her job and HAD TO quit for the sake of her health. She grew up in an artistic family but wanted a more "stable" career so she always looked elsewhere when it comes to career options. It wasn't until she …
 
Tatiana's Career Change Computer Science to Art What is something that surprised you about your career change? "I'm surprised to actually be doing something creative. I never thought being an artist, much less selling apparel would ever be feasible. It's a lot simpler than I imagined it to be." Episode Timestamps 01:00 Introducing Tatiana 03:44 Ama…
 
Blog post is here Episode Timestamps 01:09 Introducing Karen 02:37 Did Karen always know she’d steer into coaching 05:48 Karen’s first time speaking to a group 09:37 How she got started with event management 15:20 What where the first days on the job like 16:20 For how long did she work as an event manager 23:46 Karen’s thoughts and actions after q…
 
Blog post is here Episode Timestamps 01:25 Guest Introduction 03:14 Experiences from her previous IT Helpdesk job 06:08 Realising an IT specialist job wasn’t for her 10:58 Explanation on what a sales force job is 14:39 Steps in transitioning from IT to sales 18:50 What does a sales force job entail/tools of the job 20:19 Departure from the previous…
 
Claire's Career Change Claire worked her way up over 8 years at an education startup to a senior leadership role in New York. Claire got the privilege of working at senior roles and got to try out remote work before it was common as today, but surprisingly, she was still unhappy. After taking a year to travel and work on her mindset, she realized "…
 
Resources Blog post Find Serena here: Website, Instagram, Facebook Group Serena's Career Change Serena's career journey went from opera singing, non-profit fundraising to career coaching. Her goal is to help people solve the problem of "I need to leave my job, but I have no idea what to do next!" What is something that surprised you about your care…
 
Resources NPR Life Kit: “How to make a career change, from someone who has done it” Janine Esbrand's "The Career Change Maker Podcast" Episode 89 Brittany Ramsey: From Clinical Therapist to Recruiter to Entrepreneur ✍︎✍︎✍︎ Episode Summary In this episode we share some useful resources if you are considering changing career. Some resources we person…
 
Resources Contact us at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Frannie here: LinkedIn, Instagram, Website, YouTube From "You're Fired!" to "That Girl's on Fire!": 7 Practical Steps to Make a Seamless Transition in Any Area of Life Secret Service: Hidden Systems That Deliver Unforge…
 
Email: workinprogressblogs@gmail.com * A year ago, we published our first episode. It was a short introduction to what we want to achieve with this podcast. A year later, we look back, reflect and plan ahead. So far, we've interviewed 28 amazing people who switched careers to be closer to what makes them more fulfilled. Among the careers they trans…
 
Resources Contact us at https://www.instagram.com/work_in_progress_blogs/ and workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Emily here: Hinter, Bloom Class, Instagram ✍︎✍︎✍︎ From Teacher to Business Owner, Emily's goal is to create sustainable businesses like Bloom Class and give families the opportunity to have supplemental education from t…
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Albert here: LinkedIn, instagram, site, learn data science online ✍︎✍︎✍︎ From Mechanical Engineer to Data Scientist and Entrepreneur, Albert's goal is to help people reach a higher level of consciousness by means of AI. With his unbeatable determination and positivity, Alb…
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Brittany here: LinkedIn, instagram ✍︎✍︎✍︎ "I owe so much of my career to just really valuing people and connections." ✍︎✍︎✍︎ From Clinical Therapist to Corporate Global Recruiter to Entrepreneur, Brittany's purpose is to use mindset strategies to help others discover their…
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Xenia here: instagram ✍︎✍︎✍︎ Xenia's switch from Political Science to Artificial Intelligence started when she learned to code and automated her own job. In her case, boredom was a driver that pushed her into a new and unexpected career path. As she got more and more into …
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Malak here: instagram, store ✍︎✍︎✍︎ Malak worked as an engineer and project manager in Egypt and Dubai. She was disheartened by the culture and discrimination she experienced when she challenged the authority, she was punished for doing what she thought was right. Malak im…
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Vanessa here: instagram Vanessa recommends Yoga Alliance which is essentially a Yelp for yoga training programs. She recommends doing a lot of research before deciding on what is right for you. For yoga studios, she recommends Yoga Salt in Culver City, Los Angeles. ✍︎✍︎✍︎ …
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Ashley here: podcast The Homeschool Conversation, Facebook group The Chaos I Love ✍︎✍︎✍︎ When Ashley, her husband and kids moved from New York to Los Angeles, she thought she was just leaving work temporarily and she would return to it in no time. As it turned out, she end…
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Neha here: instagram, site ✍︎✍︎✍︎ Neha did well in her advertising career - in the 4.5 years working there, she rose through the ranks and became a manager quickly. Her ambition fueled with a "can-do" attitude and "never say no" work ethic led her to excelling at the compa…
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Find Maria here: instagram, site ✍︎✍︎✍︎ Today we have the honor of speaking with a conductor who, for the first 15 years of her working life, was a principal soloist ballet dancer. She graced the stages at the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Staatsballett Berlin, Zürich Ballet and Es…
 
Resources Contact us at workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Lauren's instagram Lauren's podcast Check out our episode on Lauren's podcast Ada Developers Academy ✍︎✍︎✍︎ Today we have the honor of speaking with a fellow podcaster who is spreading amazing message on social media all over. Her name is Lauren Lee and if you haven't checked o…
 
Resources Questions? Comments? workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary SAM & LANCE on instagram SAM & LANCE website ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Alora and Veronica switched from advertisement and fashion to entrepreneurship. Their mission is to support ethically made goods and empower women creators through their curated online marketplac…
 
Resources Questions? Comments? workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Christie's instagram ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Christie switched from a physiotherapist to GP and from GP to coaching. Here's how and why she made the switch. ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ We have more interviews on our podcast! Head over there to check out more in…
 
Resources Questions? Comments? workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Jennifer's instagram Jennifer's fitness program Facebook group: Modern Women Getting Fit ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Our guest Jennifer strikes me as somebody who is well spoken, intelligent and a goal getter. There is no doubt that she excels at whatever she chooses …
 
Resources Questions? Comments? workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Louise's instagram ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Louise worked in Australia as a registered nurse. One day, she decides she wants a change — a big change. She leaves her job and books a flight to the UK, and in her own words “wings it”. Everything from where to live and…
 
Resources Questions? Comments? workinprogressblogs@gmail.com Interview summary Eike's instagram, Website, LinkedIn ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Eike grew up in Germany and had always been into nature, animals, and art. As a child, she remembers wanting to be a veterinary and help people understand cat behavior. In university, she studied Business…
 
Resources Interview summary Rosie's Free Mini Course: Find your WHY Rosie's instagram Website LinkedIn YouTube: Not Even French YouTube: Badass Careers ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Today's episode is on how Rosie transitioned from working in corporate to her own career coaching business, Badass Careers. In the past, Rosie had a successful corpora…
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Amanda: instagram Email Amanda: amanda@athari.ca ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Today's episode is on how Amanda Armstrong transitioned from nonprofit to sales at a tech startup to her own career coaching business, Athari. For more than a decade, Amanda had been devoting her time to nonprofit organizations …
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Masha: instagram, LinkedIn, website Define your own success with Masha YouTube video on the Imposter Syndrome ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Today's episode is on how Masha Zvereva transitioned from social media manager and marketing expert to founder and digital nomad. You might already know her by the nam…
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Chen Hsi: instagram, LinkedIn ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ This episode is about how Chen Hsi transitioned from working as a respiratory therapist to flight attendant (!) to a commercial pilot. Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attri…
 
Resources Interview summary will be up soon! Where to find Lauren: instagram and website. ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ This episode is about how Lauren transitioned from working in the restaurant and hospitality industry to creating custom ceramics full time. Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Bachelor of Science in Art…
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Anne: LinkedIn, website Anne's email: anneinaustintx@gmail.com ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Anne changed her career from social worker to front-end web developer and this is her work in progress story! In the beginning of her career, Anne was a social worker and as time went on, she started to feel that t…
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Stephanie: LinkedIn, website ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ This is the part I of Stephanie's work in progress story. Stephanie switched her paths several times in the past: after she graduated with a biology degree, she taught English in Japan, got a Masters in Business & Science, and worked in Regulatory …
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Leo: LinkedIn, website ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Leo is a director of product at a Bay Area tech startup but he actually started as a management consultant in an entirely different industry. Over the course of his career, he worked in different roles, industries, and even countries! Why did he choose a…
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Lucybloom: website, instagram, The Yoga Feed Retreat ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ Today’s guest is Lucybloom, a yoga instructor based in Ireland who transitioned away from her makeup artist career when she realized that she was unhappy with the long working hours and the stressful lifestyle. She started d…
 
Amy quit her pharmacist career when she realized she was hitting a development ceiling and she embarked on a journey to find out what she could do next. She joined a coding bootcamp and became an UX designer one year later. In this episode Amy shared with us how she realized her career needed a change, how she figured out if tech was for her, and h…
 
Today’s guest is Goli, who quit her career in law when she realized it wasn’t for her and went through a year long journey to figure out what she wanted to do next. She went to meetup events to network with people from different industries and felt really drawn to the tech startup scene. At around the same time she needed to rent a photo booth for …
 
In this episode, we want to inspire you to make career changes with Avery's story. How did Avery switch from a hedge fund analyst to a founder and CEO of her own company and start a coaching business helping others with their career changes? We find out for you in this episode! Avery is a living embodiment of making bold and strategic changes and i…
 
Resources Interview summary Where to find Shawn: Twitter, website, Learn In Public essay ✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎✍︎ After a stressful career in finance for about 7 years, Shawn burnt out and decided to exit. In our conversation he explains how he managed to change career from finance to tech and the lessons along the way. Get to know him more b…
 
Introducing the Work In Progress Podcast where Dana and Angela each briefly talks about their stories and why they are passionate about advocating for change. More interviews can be found on their blog and the series How They Did It. Music was used with permission. Credit: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial Creative Commons — Attributi…
 
Lindsay Sills is a loan officer with a passion for educating first-time home buyers about loans, down payment assistance, and the overall home-buying process. She's answering all our questions about where to start, whether or not you need a loan to buy a home, and what exactly the #LadyBallls movement is all about! If you want to know more about Li…
 
On this episode of EVEsdropping we're talking about the 25 things you should be doing by the time you turn 25. Okay, so we only got to a few of them—but you can find the full list here: https://earnspendlive.com/2016/05/25-things-25/ We're also talking about the hate piece that was published about us (I know I know, we're SO famous!) and how dudes …
 
What’s Happening in the News? Sexual assault. It’s literally everywhere. The current list of fallen “heroes” includes Charlie Rose, Louis CK, Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, and more. (Nick Carter and Ed Westwick have also been added to the list :( :( :( ) Real Talk: How Men Can Help Women in the Fight for Equality Continue to treat wom…
 
To attract millennials, a lot of employers like to brag about their open offices, free food and beer, and ping pong tables. But we’re here to tell you, as ACTUAL MILLENNIALS, that what we actually want isn’t so frivolous -- is a little maternity leave too much to ask??? Plus, we’re recapping the 2017 Emmys, talking about “Not Peter’s” girls, and in…
 
We have a very special guest on EVEsdropping today -- Nicole Wipp, CEO of Wipp Enterprises, a consulting and training firm that specializes in team building and leadership. We’ve been dying to talk to a team building expert because we’re young twentysomethings (as are you) and we work with a bunch of other young twentysomethings, and we’re all tryi…
 
Rachel chose the wrong guy and we have A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT IT. Plus, we're talking about our predictions for Bachelor in Paradise, making fun of Lindsay Lohan's new "lifestyle" website, and crying about Chris Pratt & Anna Faris' breakup. What’s Happening in the News? No one wants to pay for Lindsay Lohan’s “lifestyle” advice. http://jezebel.com…
 
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