Happen To Your Career - Meaningful Work, Career Change, & Career Design

We’ve now asked hundreds of people who’ve made successful career pivots one question after they’ve completed the journey: 

“What advice would you give someone who’s decided they want to make a career change?”

What came back was surprising! It didn’t have anything to do with the best resume ever or the best tactic to market your skills or even the steps to take

Nope! Instead it turns out that all of them described making a career change as a journey and there is far more important advice to consider. 

We’ve taken the advice from 6 successful career changers and put it into this episode.




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Jenny Blake is the author of the books PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One and Life After College. She is also a career and business strategist, and international speaker.

Jenny has been featured as a career change expert on CNBC, in The New York Times and The Sunday Times UK. Her Pivot Podcast is a top rated show that CNBC listed among 6 podcasts to make you smarter about your career, and selected by Entrepreneur as one of the top 20 female-hosted business podcasts

One of her personal mottos: if change is the only constant, let's get better at it. With that motto and all of her knowledge, Jenny helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love.

You’ll learn:

  • How to stop holding yourself back by waiting to have all the time in the world for things to happen for you

  • How to use constraints that a day job puts on your career change as a positive and make it easier rather than harder

  • How and why creating an ideal day map for yourself will help you pivot to reach that success

  • The importance of the scanning process of your career change


Visit the blog post for more show notes

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If we are always looking for external milestones, like a new job title or pay increase, without first addressing the internal stuff, we’ll always be on the hunt.

We’ll constantly be looking for that feeling, and asking ourselves that question: “Is this it?”

During this week’s podcast episode, I dug deep with Kelly, a Career Change Bootcamp graduate and a woman who went through a radical mindset shift a couple of months ago.

She was in the same exact place. She had all of the external things: a great job at Linkedin, an awesome apartment in the Big Apple, a savings account that most of us could only imagine…but she still wasn’t happy. From the outside, it looked like she had everything.

But on the inside, she was struggling to answer those big life questions: What does it mean to lead a meaningful, purposeful life?

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Have you ever considered trying to start your own coaching business? (A career coach, a fitness coach, a relationship coach, a leadership coach, anything like that?)

You might be the kind of person who’s naturally gifted in helping others, but you don’t want to become a pastor or a psychotherapist, so going into coaching feels like a perfect next step for your career.

Coaching can be an AMAZING career fit for many people -- and there’s a huge need for actually good coaches out there -- but there are a lot of realities about pursuing it as a full-time career path that you’ll want to know before you quit your job and start the business. Being in love with the dream of calling yourself a coach can be very different from truly having a passion for the day-to-day life of being one.

For example, how much do you enjoy sales conversations? Working for yourself is an eat-what-you-kill kind of job, so you’re going to spend a TON of time bringing in clients so you can keep the lights on and pay the bills.

And, how much time out of your week would you estimate you’ll be on the phone with coaching clients? Whatever you’re guessing, guess again and listen to this podcast episode with Marc Mawhinney to hear about what it was like for him (and for Scott) in building their coaching businesses.

On this episode, you’ll learn how Marc got into coaching (and the books that have been his biggest inspiration), how building a coaching business is a bit like being a modern-day caveman, how to ensure you’re not getting paid in meatballs, and how to decide when (or if) you need a coaching certification.


If you think you might be interested in becoming a career coach, check out this guide we put together:

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Career Coach

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