104: How to ignite your career in a tech start-up with Steve Kahan

If you’re already earning a fabulous living doing something you love, lucky you. But if you’re stuck in a corporate rut with an uncertain future, Steve Kahan, author and serial entrepreneur, has advice you won’t want to miss. In this month's podcast, we're discussing how to launch a stellar career with a tech start-up. Steve shares more specifics in our interview but here are a few ideas to get started: Is joining a start-up a good option for you? Be honest and ask yourself some key...


103: How to Make Your Dream Your Career with Diana Esteban

  Diana Esteban is an entrepreneur who founded Madrid Vegan Travel, a business combining her two passions in life: Travel and veganism. Her company offers tours around Madrid including Vegan Tapas and Ethical Shopping, as well as plant-based cooking classes. Diana's story is a great example of how following a dream can turn into a career.     Diana has lots of advice if you want to do something similar. Here are a few tips to get started: Be honest with yourself Diana realised...


102: How to Study Abroad, Work Abroad, and Find Success

In this episode I spoke with Dr Christine Menges, who’s co-authored a book with Professor Thomas Klassen entitled The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad: From Success in the Classroom to a Fulfilling Career, published by Routledge.   If you or anyone you know is thinking about studying abroad, this is a must-read. It answers all your questions from applying for university places to applying for jobs.  It's full of practical tips and case studies. Here are a few takeaways from a career...


101: How to outsmart artificial intelligence and develop your future career with Nicolle Merrill

In this episode I speak with Nicolle Merrill about her new book, Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Career and Beat the Robots. It’s a practical guide to re-shaping your career path, with special attention to the role of artificial intelligence in the workplace and how it’s changing the future of work. Most people will change careers several times over the course of a working life. Some experts think anywhere between four and twelve times! Here are a few ways you can meet...


100: Things you should do if you want to change career with Jane Barrett

Welcome to our 100th podcast and thank you for listening.  We’re at over 40,000 downloads so far and we've got even more great interviews coming up.  Keep tuning in so you don't miss any of them.  I’ve been inspired over the years by the people I've interviewed in this series and wanted to catch up with where they are today.  Here are a few success stories to inspire you: The headmaster, Stephen Prior who set up Forest Carbon www.thecareerfarm.com/pod99 Kate Andrews co-founder of loco2...


99: How to Make an Exciting Career out of Saving the World with Stephen Prior

In this episode I interviewed Stephen Prior of Forest Carbon UK, a firm dedicated to voluntary woodland creation in the UK, removing millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere and providing all the environmental benefits that go along with it. Sustainability and the environment are topics everyone seems to be thinking about (at last).  However, Stephen’s firm has been at the forefront for years.  His former career, as a headmaster, was one way of making the world a better place but how...


98: How to Get on the Right Career Path Early with Fiona Arnold

Fiona Arnold is an expert career coach specialising in helping young people. She has advice for students at all stages starting from making the right choices at GCSE Level. (Some universities will be looking at your GCSE results) Fiona shares loads of tips and links in the podcast but here are a few ideas to get us going: If you are one of those lucky people who know (or think they know) what they want to do for a career, you’ll need to choose GCSE’s which will lead on to your chosen...


97: How to Make a Change and Make a Difference with Rhian Sherrington

Break it Down Climate change can seem overwhelming  but one of the big changes you can make is in your career.  This month’s podcast with Rhian Sherrington explores how you can move into a career in sustainability even if your skills are not technical or science based.  Whatever your specialist area, you can make a difference. Rhian is a successful author and career coach currently working with the women in sustainability network but more about that later. To start, Rhian has some ideas of...


96: How to Have a Happy Hustle with Bec Evans

This month’s podcast is an interview with Bec Evans, author of the new book, How to Have a Happy Hustle: The Complete Guide to Making Your Ideas Happen. It’s very much drawn from her own experience of turning her own side hustle into a successful business. I think you’ll love it as much as I did. One thing I took from our conversation is that the opportunity to start something new is available to everyone, though people don’t always realise it. Bec shares lots of stories from people...


95: How to Be an Entrepreneur - Right Now!

What does it take to start your own growing business, write a series of successful books, be named in Forbes 30 Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs and an international power lifter on the GB team? Jodie Cook does it all and she shared with me how she’s achieved so much in this month’s podcast.  When is the Right Time? Social Media expert, Jodie Cook, didn’t plan to start her own business after leaving university but she followed her love for social media and that's where it led. She was...