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  1. In this week's Squiggly Careers podcast, Helen and Sarah talk to two inspirational women about their fascinating and very squiggly career journeys. Sarah talks to award-winning social entrepreneur Dr Caroline Casey, who took a life changing decision at 28 to leave her successful career as a management consultant and travel across India on an elephant. Since then, Caroline's career has been committed to building a global movement on inclusive business. Helen then talks to Polly McMaster, founder and CEO of empowering women's clothing brand The Fold. Polly's squiggly career includes a PhD in molecular biology, an MBA, healthcare consulting and private equity in the healthcare industry. Hear about they have kept learning, stayed resilient and navigated the ups and downs of their squiggly career. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  2. Helen and Sarah are back with week 2 of their special series of squiggly career stories. This week they are talking to journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop, compulsive connector Roland Harwood and Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer who designed The Shard. Hear about how to make role transitions, build strong networks, manage career lows and celebrate the highs. For more on this episode, head to www.amazingif.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  3. To celebrate the launch of Helen and Sarah’s book The Squiggly Career, January’s Squiggly Careers podcast will feature lots of special guests sharing their own unique and inspiring squiggly career stories. This week, Sarah and Helen interview author and podcaster Emma Gannon to discuss how she has curated her career and inspired others to do the same. They are also joined by Levi Roots, who talks through the ups, downs, twists and turns of a career that spans music, entrepreneurship and media. For more information on this episode, head to www.amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  4. Helen and Sarah are back for part 2 of their ‘20 Questions for 2020 episode’ where they help you to set yourself up for success in the year ahead. This week their topics include gratitude, habits and grit. Listen to their answers and reflect on your own. The full list of 20 questions can be found at www.amazingif.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  5. In this episode, Helen and Sarah talk about 10 questions to help you reflect on 2019 and be your best in 2020. They share their own answers and insights on topics including strengths, networks and personal brand. The full list of 20 questions can be found at www.amazingif.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  6. Squiggly Careers are great, but they are not always easy and they are definitely not straight-forward. Things go wrong just as much as they go right and in a world where we often focus on the shiny, filtered view that people may share, we can forget all the challenges that were faced along the way. In this week's episode of the Squiggly Careers podcast, hosts Helen and Sarah talk about failure, challenges and difficulties and how to respond with growth mindset and resilience. For links mentioned in this week's episode, head to www.amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  7. Storytelling is a skill which can help you to connect with others and to share your ideas in a compelling way. It's a valuable skill to develop for your career and in this week's podcast, Helen and Sarah share their top tips for developing your storytelling abilities at work and the stories to focus on first. For links mentioned in this week's episode, head to www.amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  8. How better to end another year of Squiggly Careers podcasts than by bringing some extraordinary people into the Squiggly Careers studio to celebrate! This week, Helen and Sarah talk to 4 people who between them are helping people unleash their extraordinary, creating a world of work without bias and helping women around the world see and use their power. Listen to Tom and James (founders of Tempest Two and Dose), Lauren Currie (Managing Director of NOBL and founder of Upfront) and Lizzie Pennie (Co-founder of Hoxby) share honest reflections about their energy gains and drains of 2019, what they have learnt along the way and where they will focus their amazing talents in 2020. Head to www.amazingif.com to for links and resources mentioned in this episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  9. Many of us struggle to ask for the help we need to succeed at work.Often we fear what asking for help might say about us and our competence or assume that we can fix everything ourselves! In squiggly careers this will hold us back, preventing us from tapping into the energy and expertise around us and using our own talents on what we do best not just what needs to be done. In this week's episode, Helen and Sarah talk about the realities of asking for help at work and share their top tips for finding authentic ways to get the help you need. If you'd like to come along to the Squiggly Careers Live on January 20th, get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/squiggly-careers-book-launch-live-podcast-tickets-83247039135 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  10. Did you know that 8/10 of us would be more engaged in our work if we were having regular careers conversations but only 16% of us actually are? There is a lot that we can do as individuals to have effective career conversations and in this week's podcast, Sarah and Helen share 6 different ideas that you can put into action. You can find a summary of the key points and thinks to resources over at amazing if.com. To join our new Squiggly Career Community on Facebook head to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/504139060131940/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  11. This week Sarah interviews Jennifer Petriglieri, an Associate Professor at INSEAD and author of 'Couples that Work – how dual-career couples can thrive in love and work.' Jennifer has spent five years researching ‘dual career couples’ from over thirty countries from executives to entrepreneurs, from couples at the beginning of their careers to dual career grandparents. They discuss what ‘dual career couples are’ and explore the three significant transitions couples experience. Together they delve into the key question for couples to ask at each transition: 1) ‘How can we make this work? 2) What do we really want? 3) Who are we now? Jennifer shares practical ideas and actions that couples can take to navigate each transition successfully as well as what traps to look out for along the way. Finally, Sarah discusses the idea of couple contracting with Jennifer; who explains why we all need to talk to our partners about our values boundaries and fears regardless of what life-stage we are at. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  12. Self-esteem has been linked to higher levels of happiness, satisfaction and quality of relationships. The day to day challenges of demanding work, tricky stakeholders and social-media led comparison can significantly impact our belief in our worth and value. In this week's Squiggly Careers podcast, hosts Helen and Sarah talk about how to measure and grow your self-confidence, sharing tools and tops to build belief in yourself. For links and resources, head over to amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  13. Squiggly Careers are full of choice and opportunity which can sometimes mean we are faced with more decisions than we can handle. In absence of a clear and confident reason to say ‘no’, we can find ourselves drowning in the things we say yes to by default. In this week’s podcast, Helen and Sarah talk about how to say ‘no’, sharing their experiences of getting it right (and getting it wrong).They talk through their top tips for how to say no in a way that feels right for you and share other resources they think will help. Head to amazingif.com for links. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  14. This week Sarah interviews Viv Groskop, author of How to Own the Room (and host of the brilliant podcast with the same name). Together they discuss three ways in which you can improve your presence, performance and authenticity and generally ‘be more’. First up Viv shares why her unofficial and unpaid job is to be Michelle Obamas biggest fan, and shares how we can all be more Michelle. A big part of this is achieving what Viv calls ‘happy high status’ and she shares the actions we need to take to make that happen in our work. Then Sarah and Viv discuss storytelling and how to be more JK Rowling. And last and most importantly how you can be more you. Why nerves are not going to go away (and why that’s ok) and why it's useful to remember that its not all about you! Viv combines humour with piercing insights (no surprise that she’s both a stand up comedian and a journalist) in a way that will leave you feeling confident about how you can Own the Room. For further resources visit amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article
  15. Our squiggly careers are full of change and uncertainty. At times, that can take the form of organisational restructures and even job redundancies. These challenging times can make us question what we're great at and what we should do next. In this week's podcast, Sarah and Helen share their experiences and their top advice is this is something you find yourself experiencing. For links to further resources, head to www.amazingif.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacyView the full article