Podcast 106: How to take your stress levels down

Normally I interview authors of new career books, social entrepreneurs and career changers on my podcast but this month it didn't seem right to carry on as normal. This podcast is based on a blog I wrote for my MBA students at Leeds University as I was worried about how they were coping being away from home and loved ones. For the large majority of us what is happening is unsettling, scary and deeply sad – never mind the threat of getting sick. But remember you are not alone, we are all in...


Blog Post: How to take your stress levels down

My son has devised a traffic light system in our house to see where our stress levels are.  At lunchtime we all check what light we are on.       And I was stuck on red all last week! However this weekend, I got to amber and then on Sunday I was getting to green.        Many of us will be feeling stressed right now….for many different reasons. Here are some ideas from friends, some may work for you. I am trying them out and so far I think they are helping, as I...


New improvements to our website and Maximiser Programmes

We are always striving to improve our service and continually exploring new ways to communicate more efficiently and effectively. Thank you to everyone for your feedback and we have listened (as we always try to do)!   Accessibility improvements have been made to both the Career Farm website and the Maximiser courses in order to achieve better alignment with the WCAG standards, as raised by our clients. The improvements were mainly aimed at making the sites better for visually impaired...


105: How I changed from Finance to the Renewable Energy Sector with Mike Kaye

This podcast could not be more topical after the recent news banning petrol, diesel or hybrid cars from the UK by 2035. Do you have an interest in the Environment? How can you make Renewable Energy more efficient? Turn your passion into a career. Mike Kaye is the Managing Director of Energy Oasis, he specialises in intelligent zero carbon solutions for businesses, third sectors and local governments.  He helps them reduce their carbon footprint and thus create sustainable power on their sites...


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...