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  1. In our next episode of our Ask The Expert Series, Sarah talks to David Epstein, author of 'Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialised World', about experimentation. In their conversation they talk about experimentation vs expertise, the difference between hedgehogs and foxes (in the workplace!), and David gives his best bit of career advice. For full resources visit amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  2. Working away from the office has become the default mode for many people this year and as a result, we need to adapt how we show up and stand out to stay visible. In this week's episode, Helen and Sarah talk about why visibility is important to think about and their top tips to ensure you and your work show up. For resources mentioned in this week's podcast, head to www.amazingif.com To join Helen and Sarah in one of their virtual workshops, head to www.amazingiflearning.com Stay connected with Helen and Sarah on Instagram @amazingif See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  3. In the first episode of Ask the Expert - Series 2, Sarah is in conversation with retail expert, entrepreneur, author, podcaster, presenter (a leader with many talents!) Mary Portas. Together they explore the topic of kindness. Mary shares her perspective on why kindness matters at work, the difference it makes to people, the planet and profit and what gets in the way. Together they discuss Mary's ideas on actions we can all take to inject more kindness into our work and her perspective on why she's feeling optimistic about the future. And we finish all our interviews by asking our guests to share their best piece of career advice for our listeners. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  4. The combination of a September state of mind and all things Covid mean that many of us are thinking about our career choices and the jobs we want to do. This week, Helen and Sarah talk through 6 practical ideas to support you in exploring and applying for new roles. To find out more about Helen and Sarah's work head to www.amazingif.com or join one of their upcoming live learning sessions at www.amazingiflearning.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  5. If it's feeling like your career confidence has taken a hit, you're not alone. The uncertainty and change we're all coping with at the moment creates a lot of career challenges. This, Helen and Sarah talk about 5 ways in which you can build you career confidence including telling strengths stories and building your confidence community. For links mentioned in this epsiode, head to https://www.amazingif.com/listen/ To get in touch with Helen and Sarah email helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  6. In this weeks episode Sarah interviews Bill Burnett and Dave Evans the authors of Design your Life and Design your Work Life. They discuss how we can all adopt a designer mindset and why reframing is a design superpower we can all learn. Sarah also shares some of her favourite tools and frameworks from the book including the 'maker mix' and the difference between the best theoretical option and best doable option. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  7. In this week's episode Sarah and Helen discuss the relationship between identity and work. Together they explore what happens when we become the work that we do and ideas for positive actions we can all take to create a positive connection between ourselves and our work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  8. For the last episode in our Setting Yourself Up for Success series, Helen talks to wellbeing expert Rachael Welford about stress and the importance of self-care. They talk about how to make meditation manageable, how to stop negative beliefs getting in your way and how to develop health-ful habits. For more on Rachael's work, head to: https://www.welfordwellbeing.com/ For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  9. For the 4th episode of our Setting Yourself Up for Success series, Helen talks to author, researcher and professor Megan Reitz about speaking up at work. Together they discuss why speaking-up feels hard and how our conversational habits can hold us back. They talk through the TRUTH framework Megan has developed to understand what gets in the way of speaking up and how to overcome challenges and Megan also shares the importance of managers being prepared to 'listen-up' to what is being said. For more on Megan's work, head to: https://www.meganreitz.com/ You can buy her book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Speak-Up-what-needs-heard/dp/1292263016 For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  10. This is episode 3 in our Setting Yourself Up for Success series and today's topic is rest. Helen interviews author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on why we need to prioritise rest and how practically to invest in rest when work feels consuming. They talk about the importance of deliberate rest, the passion-paradox, why hobbies matter and our need to nap! To find out more about Alex's work head to: http://www.strategy.rest/ Details on his books can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alex-Soojung-Kim-Pang/e/B001KHJ91I?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1597749340&sr=1-3 To enter the competion to win a signed copy of shorter (open to August 28th), head here: https://www.instagram.com/amazingif/ For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  11. This is episode number 2 in the Setting Yourself Up for Success series. In this episode, Helen talks to entreprenuer and personal branding expert Biana Miller-Cole about the importance of building your personal brand and practical tips for how to do it. They also talk through 3 listeners personal brands and offer tips for improvement. To find out more about Bianca head to: www.biancamiller.uk Bianca is running a mastermind mentoring session on the topic of 'Personal Brand & Company Brand' on the 5th September. The sessions are created for business owners but everyone is welcome. Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/byron-amp-bianca-entrepreneurs-amp-business-mentors-14825079175 You can read about Bianca's book here: https://www.selfmadebook.uk/ For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  12. This is the first episode in the Squiggly Careers - Setting Yourself Up For Success series. This five part series covers topics including personal branding, rest and speaking-up. Today, Helen talks to strengths expert Marcus Buckingham about what the real definition of a strength is, how we can understand what we're best at and how we can use that insight to manage our careers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  13. Job crafting is a proven activity to increase our engagement, performance and wellbeing at work and in this week's Squiggly Careers podcast, Sarah and Helen talk about how to put the theory into action. They discuss the benefits of job crafting, the areas to focus on and 5 specific actions you can take to start to redesign your role. For all links and resources referenced in the podcast, head to www.amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  14. This week Helen talks to 3 different guests about how everyone can engage more openly, actively and positively in conversations about race at work. She talks to Zahra Mohamoud, campaign manager for Business in the Community's Race at Work Charter, Vanessa Belleau, founder of High Fifteen and Tolu Farinto, Head of Ethnicity and Social Mobility at Utopia. They discuss how to overcome fear of 'getting it wrong', examples of organisations creating long-term cultural change and how to approach conversations with empathy. For more information about this week's guest, see links below: Business in the Community - Race at Work Charter: https://www.bitc.org.uk/race/ Zahra Mohamoud: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zahramohamoud/ Vanessa Belleau: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessabelleau/ High Fifteen: https://www.highfifteen.com/ Tolu Farinto: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toluwani-farinto-24119467 Utopia - Culture Change Agency: https://www.weareutopia.co/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  15. This week Helen and Sarah are talking about 'flow'. They discuss what it means to be flow at work and why it matters. They talk through Miahly Csikzentmihalyi's 8 characteristics of flow and share 4 actions to find your flow and spend more time in flow. For resources and links for this episode, head to www.amazingif.com. If you'd like to be part of a live discussion about this podcast, you can join Sarah for PodPlus on July 30th at 9am. For full details of this free session, head to www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article