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March 21, 2024 72 mins
Almost all of our quality of life is impacted by our careers because we spend so much time at work. As psychologists, we see a lot of anxiety-based patients in our practice. Often, the root of stress or anxiety is having a lot of struggles at work and knowing that something needs to change, but having no idea how to go about it. Here to help you understand and effectively transition in your career no matter the reason, is career coach and author of The Purple Parachute: A Woman's Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change, Paula Brand. If you could benefit from some soul-searching and structured guidance around decision-making as you transition into a new career or even if you want to make some changes in your current career, this interview is an empowering listen! Listen and Learn:  A glimpse into the ASTER model: Access, Seek, Test, Execute, Repeat  Why your values are important to the assessment phase of a career change and what you can do to clarify them How are interests different from values and how you can start identifying what interests you? The distinctions between the types of professionals who can help you with career transitioning  Discovering your exceptional qualities Why your time is better spent uncovering your strengths and finding ways to put them to use, than wasting your energy trying to mitigate a weakness  How to identify and prioritize your skills Looking for themes within your VINES (Values, Interests, Natural disposition Exceptional Qualities, and Skills) to help you pursue new roles Resources: The Purple Parachute: A Woman's Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change You can access my webpage at or which shares more information about my services and book.   Specifically to purchase and find out more about my book, visit landing page for The Purple Parachute: A Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change is You can download a free copy of The Purple Parachute workbook that contains all the exercises and questions from the book. If you go to the bottom of my homepage at, you can enter your e-mail to gain access to a PDF download to Uncover Your Work Values. For BCM: YouTube: LinkedIn: Twitter: Facebook: For the book Instagram: About Paula Brand  Paula Battalia Brand, founder of Brand Career Management, is a Global Career Coach & Consultant, LinkedIn Expert, Speaker, Trainer and Author with a background in human resources, workforce development, training and career counseling. She speaks to groups and provides individual career coaching on using LinkedIn effectively, managing a successful career and navigating through career transitions with a focus on empowering mid-career to executive women to achieve career satisfaction. Organizational clients have included the World Bank Group, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Executive Educations programs at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).     Paula released her first book in November 2022 on navigating career transitions titled The Purple Parachute: A Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change.  Related Episodes 238. Values During Times of Transition (with Us) 265. The Power of Emotions at Work with Karla McLaren 275. Work, Parent, Thrive with Yael Schonbrun 293. Quit with Annie Duke 296. Money and Love with Abby Davisson 299. Leadership and the Changing Workplace with Chris Shipley 328. How to Navigate Change with Brad Stulberg 333. How Work Works with Michelle P. King Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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