Career Switch Podcast: Actionable advice for your career change

Career Switch Podcast: Actionable advice for your career change

A podcast for career changers who are trying to switch industries or professions, or break out on their own and start a business. Listen to others who've taken that bold step to make their career change and get motivated with your own. Experts weigh in with their best career advice. Learn more and contact us at www.careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn @careerswitchpod.

Episodes

December 12, 2023 36 mins

Former newspaper reporter Jonathan McFadden opens up about the identity crisis he battled with his career change. He recalls everything he was afraid to lose if he left journalism—would it be worth it? 

“I, like many of us do, conflated my value as a human with my value as an employee,” says Jonathan.

In this episode, Jonathan shares how he tried a couple of different jobs and industries before landing on user exp...

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Are you feeling a stirring in your heart with your career? 

As the year winds down, we revisit a chat with author and life coach Nancy Gavilanes, who shares how your faith can guide you through a career change. 

Whether you’re feeling stuck, curious about a new field, or dealing with the ups and downs of a career switch, you can make spirituality part of your journey. And Nancy shows you three ways how.   

“You nee...

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November 14, 2023 30 mins

It takes time to change industries or professions, and depending on how you handle that time—and the feelings that come with it—it could lead to burnout. 

I speak with Dr. Kyle Elliott, a career coach and founder of CaffeinatedKyle.com. Kyle coaches career changers, so they avoid burnout as they work on their career switch. 

In this episode, Kyle shares how having clear targets, realistic goals and a good support ...

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As a person of color (POC) and/or first-generation professional, your family’s culture and background likely influenced your beliefs, which can now impact your making a career change.

Dani Tan is a leadership and career coach, who works with POC and First Gens who are often the first, few or only in their space. Dani reveals how the scarcity mindset from our parents can affect our career choices. And she shares how the power of netw...

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October 17, 2023 25 mins

My guest today is trying to change careers now while he has a full-time job, a mortgage and two young kids. David Mock opens up about the challenges he's facing, his immediate concerns (will it work out?, will it be worth it?), and how he's getting through it all. 

Currently, David feels stuck and he shares how he's working on becoming a certified junior cybersecurity analyst, a new career that would provide...

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October 3, 2023 25 mins

If you’re dreaming about breaking out on your own to do something creative, this episode is for you! Creative strategy coach Michelle Guo works with creatives, such as freelance web designers, copywriters and social media managers. As the founder of Magicave Media, Michelle empowers her clients to build a sustainable business around their desired lifestyle.  

Is a creative career right for you? Michelle helps you figure th...

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After she was laid off in her 50s, Argentine-born Mirta Rinaldi decided to follow her passion for cooking. Today, at age 72, Mirta teaches Argentine cuisine and owns her own business, Mendulcina, where she hosts cultural experiences and makes and sells delicacies from her home country. 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mirta shares how she made her career change and the rich ties her new career as a cooking instructor ...

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Did you know? 48% of U.S. employers offer undergraduate or graduate tuition assistance as a benefit? This means you can start making your career change NOW while you’re still at your current job! 

When Weavy Garcia’s company offered an MBA program to their employees, he went for it. It was an opportunity to learn about business, get his master’s, and switch from IT into sales, a more lucrative option for him. 

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Any career switch will have its ups and downs. I speak with recovery coach Gerardo Matamoros about some potentially harmful behaviors you may start relying on to help you handle whatever is going on right now with your career change.

Gerardo is the owner of consulting firm 7RM7 and a group facilitator for Smart Recovery, a nationwide nonprofit which offers free support groups to individuals who want independence from any t...

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When making a career change from corporate to nonprofit, who wouldn’t want that HR perspective? The chance to find out from a Human Resources manager what they’re looking for when hiring. Thanks to nonprofit consultant and coach Niki Lomibao, that’s exactly what you’ll get in this episode!

Niki has 10 years of HR experience in the nonprofit world and she’s hired plenty of career changers. As the principal CEO of Desert Blue Consulti...

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Before she burnt out on the long hours and commute, Helene Godin was a lawyer for 22 years. She quit in 2010 with no plan.

Over the next year, Helene  used her skills as a lawyer to study the gluten-free market and develop recipes. In 2011, she opened By the Way Bakery.  Today, Helene has five retail locations and her gluten-free, dairy-free and kosher products are sold at Whole Foods and Stew Leonard’s grocery chains. 

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You need confidence to make a career change. Public speaking and confidence coach Sammie Walker Herrera  shares how you can be more confident with job interviewing, networking and negotiating.

In this episode of Career Switch Podcast,  we cover how to look and sound confident when answering some common interview questions in-person or virtually, how to ask people for their salary range without cringing, and how to use sil...

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If you're an editor who's been affected by the layoffs in journalism and media, this episode is for you! I chat with editorial recruiter Chandra Turner, founder of The Talent Fairy, a recruiting agency that specializes in placing editorial talent.  

Chandra was a top editor at consumer magazines, such as CosmoGirl and Parents, before she was laid off in 2017. Today, she works with large corporations, startups and...

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 Welcome to Season 3! Are you thinking about making a career change, but aren't sure? I speak with certified life and career coach Deirdre Taylor about three big signs you should watch out for that are telling you it’s time for a career switch. We also cover how to begin taking those first steps with your career change in this episode of Career Switch Podcast.  

Deirdre has over a decade of experience supporting her c...

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I speak with Charlotte Castillo, managing director of Poderistas, a non-profit founded by Latinas that focuses on building a digital community to inspire civic engagement among Latinas.

In this episode of Career Switch Podcast, Charlotte tells us how she first got involved with Poderistas as a volunteer and how she used her marketing and brand strategy expertise to help launch the orga...

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August 30, 2022 25 mins

Some of the most listened to episodes of Career Switch Podcast are those that feature guests who’ve switched industries or professions after age 50. So, I decided to dedicate an entire episode to making a career change when you’re over 50. 

I speak with Penny Kastaris, executive coach and senior consultant with Right Management Talent Solutions, a company that offers career transition services.

Penny is a young Boomer, who...

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Chances are you need to make a career switch if your industry is in trouble. Maria Azua was just starting her career to become a magazine editor in 2016 when she realized print journalism was unstable.

In this episode of Career Switch Podcast,  Maria tells us how she made the tough decision to leave publishing and switched to search engine optimization, or SEO, in digital marketing.  She offers advice if you need to chang...

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Career mindset coach Ellen Torreyson helps women challenge their beliefs and get real about why they want to make a career change and how they go about it.

In this episode of Career Switch Podcast,  Ellen fills us in on the major mistakes she sees with her clients before and after they decide to make a career switch, and how you can avoid them. 


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Sometimes a career switch can be inspired by a life-changing experience. After working in finance for almost 10 years, Teddy Levarda was looking to make a career change. Having to sit all day at work and the constant stress of his investment job had given him chronic hip and back pain. 

In this episode of Career Switch Podcast, Teddy tells us how acupuncture changed his life and how it inspired him to become a licensed acupuncturist...

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If you’re in your 20s and you feel stuck in your career, this episode is for you. Perhaps you majored in a certain subject in college, got a job in that major after graduation, and you now realize it’s not the field for you. Or maybe you had limited career options because your parents expected you to follow a specific path like doctor, lawyer or engineer, and you now want to make a career switch.

In this episode of Career...

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