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People Who Work

People Who Work

By Gabi Gandolfini
Meet women challenging and redefining work and life according to their uniqueness.

Grab a coffee, listen in, wait for the real life plot twist, learn and be inspired.

Created and hosted by Gabi Gandolfini, Performance Coach CfPAC, Arts Management professional, blogger, and content creator.

Follow me on Instagram for more: www.instagram.com/peoplewhoworkpodcast
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7: "Should I study psychology or should I work at a goth shop?!" Sini Muuronen, Accounts Assistant and Award Winning Burlesque Artist
This woman literally blows my mind! Meet Sini: she is an award winning burlesque artist and instructor, who also works in accounts (after getting her first job in accounts by accident!), who also has a masters in Neuro-Linguistic. And there's more... but you will need to listen up to find out! She is basically a modern day Pin-up girl who will outsmart you with wits, kindness and a whole lot of life experience. Sini shares her career path and many real life plot twists that have led her to where she is today - truly satisfied in her portfolio career. Get an insight into the world of burlesque, how she got into it and even how she went to become an award-winning performer whilst working in several other jobs.  This is going to be one of those sessions you would have with your best friend - so get comfortable, grab a cuppa, and just enjoy listening to Sini's story and be inspired to follow your own desires and build a portfolio career for yourself. Keep in touch with my guest Sini on Instagram or to book classes, email her on sugarkaneburlesque@gmail.com This podcast is available on all streaming platforms - follow right now and never miss a show! Want more? Follow me on Instagram or visit my website.
58:02
April 14, 2021
6: "I worked blood and sweat and tears, and at the end of it I just felt numb". Cherise Cross, Playwright, Children’s Author and Business Development Specialist
"I learned that you need to put boundaries. With yourself, with work. I'm working 4 jobs, and something's gotta give somewhere". And do you know what she has achieved? She has just landed a publishing deal and she's already writing her third book. This episode is for you who has always worked harder than everyone else, cared more than everyone else, took on more than everyone else. This episode is for you, who has dreams of achieving more but who doesn't think good things happen to normal people. This episode is for you, who is stuck doing something you don't love but doesn't know how to get out of it. Cherise Cross is a regular person, like you and me. Your favourite co-worker and your loyal best friend. She has had more than one fascinating real life plot twists in her career, but most people would never know. And what makes her story remarkable is simply what she has chosen to do with her life in the face of difficulties. If you need some REAL life inspiration this week, grab a coffee and sit down with Cherise, as she proves to you and me that a regular person can achieve more than we ever thought capable. Unpretentious, easy going, honest, heart-warming, inspiring and unmissable. Keep in touch with my guest Cherise Cross on Instagram or visit her website. You can also purchase her book Hop the Kangaroo Dog from Amazon here. This podcast is available on all streaming platforms - subscribe right now and never miss a show! Want more? Follow me on Instagram.
47:40
March 24, 2021
5: "It's harder when you're black. And when you're big. And when you're a woman. If you have to fight for it, you're not there yet." Patche Natise, HR Advisor and Plus Size Fashion Blogger.
"I have 7 fabulous sisters who are tall and slim. I was short and big. I had to learn to be confident. I grew up faking it until I made it. I had to learn that being different in my super power. Becoming confident is a process. You have to learn to dress nicely, do things you enjoy and say nice things to yourself". Quite literally the best conversation I've had all month, maybe year! If you only do one thing this week, listen to this episode - a relaxed, "straight from the couch" conversation with my favourite Parisian Patche Natise. She talks about French culture and its lack of representation, her love affair with the UK, working in a London theatre versus working as a HR advisor in Paris, how she became a plus size fashion blogger and influencer and how you can become confident in your own skin too. Unpretentious, easy going, kind, honest, heart warming, inspiring and unmissable. Keep in touch with my guest Patche on Instagram, visit her website or email thecurviste@gmail.com Follow People Who Work on Instagram for daily inspiration and fresh ideas. People Who Work podcast is available in all streaming platforms - subscribe right now so you never miss a show!
52:32
September 8, 2020
4: "When all this happened, which I obviously wasn't prepared for, I felt like I'd made the biggest mistake of my life". Donna Jackson, Digital Marketing Consultant, content creator and writer.
"...but if it wasn't for making that leap, when I went off and left Comedy Central, then going onto Living, going to Sky and then going on to this other company, none of this other stuff would have happened. At the time I felt like I should've stayed there. You know... everything gets easier. I could do it until I'm 60. It's just the most amazing company. But when all this other stuff happened, which I obviously wasn't prepared for, I just felt like I'd made the biggest mistake of my life. But then I look back now and I didn't make the biggest mistake, I just learned and grew up during that journey, I learned a huge amount of things, which I probably would never have learned because I would have only stayed at a certain level there". It has enabled me to grow". Donna Jackson, Digital Marketing Consultant, Content Creator, Social Media Influencer and writer. Donna and I discuss working in television and its culture towards flexible working, going freelance, working around small children, having your life out in the open as an Influencer, how to get started in the digital world, being authentic when working for yourself, and so much more. Extremely upbeat (just like Donna!), an insight into a world which may be alien to you as it was to me, funny, honest, authentic and unmissable!  Keep in touch with my guest Donna Jackson on Instagram or email thecuriousmummy@outlook.com Read the episode transcript here Follow People Who Work on Instagram for daily inspiration and fresh ideas: @peoplewhoworkpodcast People Who Work podcast - new episodes every Tuesday, subscribe right now!
54:35
July 7, 2020
3. "It's very clicky and some people might look down on others because of what they do". Sharon Salihu, Mental Heath First Aider and Administration Manager.
"It's very clicky and some people don't talk to each other or some people might look down on others because of what they do. It's got better over the years. It was very segregated... depending on what part of the Arts you worked... determined how you were judged". Sharon Salihu, Mental Heath First Aider and Administration Manager. Sharon talks to us about accidentally falling into her job after failing her A-Levels, becoming a fan of wrestling as a channel of acceptance, the pressure on teenagers to choose a vocation and how we are expected to behave in a certain way at work, a way which silences your voice and your ideas. Honest, extremely relatable and unmissable. Keep in touch with my guest Sharon Salihu via her LinkedIn page Read the episode transcript here Follow People Who Work on Instagram for daily inspiration and fresh ideas: @peoplewhoworkpodcast People Who Work podcast - new episodes every Tuesday, subscribe right now!
31:42
June 30, 2020
2: "It's a struggle to fit into a structure created by white men". Meet my guest Kate, retail specialist and arts professional.
"Being authentic does not mean interpreting the rules to suit you. You have to be confident about your values but in a way that does not hurt, offend or upset. Be kind". Kate Bone, retail specialist and arts professional. Kate talks to us about the future of traditional careers post Covid-19, selfish politicians, video games, saying no to the BBC and trying to be authentic within a structure created by white men. Honest, witty, insightful and unmissable. Read the episode transcript here. Keep in touch with my guest Kate Bone via her LinkedIn page People Who Work podcast - new episodes every Tuesday, subscribe right now! Follow People Who Work on Instagram for daily inspiration and fresh ideas: @peoplewhoworkpodcast
32:49
June 23, 2020
1: "I want to be appreciated, not just accepted". Meet my guest Yasmine, project manager in retail and social media influencer.
"I am good at what I do because of my dyslexia and ADHD". Yasmine Camilla talks to us about opening up to your employer, being authentic on the job, the need (or no need) for higher education, life as a single working mum and having a portfolio career. An honest and refreshing first episode, unmissable and the first of many more like this to come, so make sure to subscribe - new episodes every Tuesday. Connect with my guest Yasmine Camilla over on her Instagram page  and she has opened up her inbox to you as well - hello@yasminecamilla.com Follow People Who Work on Instagram for daily inspiration and fresh ideas: @peoplewhoworkpodcast
48:02
June 16, 2020