Build Your Talent Stack

Build Your Talent Stack

By Yishan Chan
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I started my career feeling like I needed to fit in, and now I shape my own career opportunities. Together with my guests, we share how we challenge the status quo in how we learn, connect with an aligned tribe who gets us, and shape our own jobs - and in many cases these are jobs that didn’t exist before.

Get ready to be inspired to explore creative ways to learn, future-proof your talent stack and forge your own path in the future work in a way that brings out your zone of genius. Hosted by Yishan Chan.
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I started my career feeling like I needed to fit in, and now I shape my own career opportunities. Together with my guests, we share how we challenge the status quo in how we learn, connect with an aligned tribe who gets us, and shape our own jobs - and in many cases these are jobs that didn’t exist before.

Get ready to be inspired to explore creative ways to learn, future-proof your talent stack and forge your own path in the future work in a way that brings out your zone of genius. Hosted by Yishan Chan.

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50. What I learned in my first year of podcasting
This is going to be my last episode for 2019 before I take a short break to get ready for the new year.   This year we’ve had 24 guest interviews, 26 solo episodes - and we’re now listened in 41 countries around the world.  I’m still pinching myself sharing these milestones with you! My 3 big learnings in my first year of podcasting: Write your own chapter Gift yourself the gift of finding your voice Don’t just dream big - but share your big audacious goals with key people in your network Content Mind Map ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
16:44
December 13, 2019
49. Beginners Guide to Podcasting - Part 3 (Record, Edit & Distribute)
Ever since I started podcasting, I get asked A LOT ...about HOW I podcast.  Today’s the day I’m going share my exact process - from how I first went from idea to launch, and lessons learned from my first year of podcasting. PART 1 - Craft the ingredients of your podcast elevator pitch,  choose the right format for your podcast and cover artwork. PART 2 - How to plan topics for  episodes,  pitch guests to interview and build your email list by incorporating opt-ins into your podcast. PART 3 -  I share the exact set up I use to record, edit, distribute and manage my workflow. ☆ Download my PODCAST PLANNER ☆ ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
23:21
December 8, 2019
48. Beginners Guide to Podcasting - Part 2 (Planning Episodes)
Ever since I started podcasting, I get asked A LOT ...about HOW I podcast.  Today’s the day I’m going share my exact process - from how I first went from idea to launch, and lessons learned from my first year of podcasting. PART 1 - Craft the ingredients of your podcast elevator pitch,  choose the right format for your podcast and cover artwork. PART 2 - How to plan topics for  episodes,  pitch guests to interview and build your email list by incorporating opt-ins into your podcast. PART 3 -  I share the exact set up I use to record, edit, distribute and manage my workflow. ☆ Download my PODCAST PLANNER ☆ ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
17:46
December 7, 2019
47. Beginners Guide to Podcasting - Part 1 (Essential Ingredients)
Ever since I started podcasting, I get asked A LOT ...about HOW I podcast.  Today’s the day I’m going share my exact process - from how I first went from idea to launch, and lessons learned from my first year of podcasting. PART 1 - Craft the ingredients of your podcast elevator pitch,  choose the right format for your podcast and cover artwork. PART 2 - How to plan topics for  episodes,  pitch guests to interview and build your email list by incorporating opt-ins into your podcast. PART 3 -  I share the exact set up I use to record, edit, distribute and manage my workflow. ☆ Download my PODCAST PLANNER ☆ Article "Data confirm that podcasting in the US is a white thing" ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
28:03
December 6, 2019
46. Learning out loud with Helen Blunden
Helen Blunden is a believer that learning at work and through work, and with othres anytime, anywhere, anyhow - are seamless. She believes in the power of working openly and tapping into a global network of people who can help us solve our organisational problems is a critical skill set for any knowledge worker. I chat with Helen about her career journey, and how using creative ways to learn out loud has opened doors to a new career, new side projects, a global community and opportunities that she wouldn’t have dreamed of previously.  Get ready to be inspired by Helen’s story of how she uses creative ways to learn out loud, and I hope it encourages you to try new ways of learning as well.  Helen Blunden - Twitter  Helen Blunden - LinkedIn ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
41:12
December 1, 2019
45. How I used modern learning to prepare for my first international talk
What is modern learning?  How do modern learners learn? I explore Jane Hart's definition of what it means to be a modern learner and share an example of how I used these concepts to prepare for my first international talk in Singapore at HR Festival Asia. Links mentioned: Jane Hart - Twitter Every Professional's Guide to Modern Learning For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
21:39
November 22, 2019
44. Personality: The key ingredient in bridging a career from librarian to information governance with Sian Sewell
Personality is a key ingredient in Sian's personal brand, and in this episode Sian shares her story of how her personality and curiosity  has bridged a career from librarian to landing a corporate role in information governance, speaking opportunities and how she maintains a balance between corporate life and staying creative. Links mentioned: Australian Library and Information Association Records & Information Management Professional Development Australasia Women’s Circus LinkedIn - Sian Sewell For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
22:10
November 15, 2019
43. How to shape your own career opportunities with Amanda Ting
Amanda Ting  shares her story about how a decision she made in her final year of university in a science degree, ended up being the launch pad of a career that spanned design, marketing, and information technology.  Despite not knowing what she wanted to do in her career, Amanda has overcome her own fears and built a strong personal brand for  "making things happen".   Her ability to navigate ambiguity and openness to trying many different paths has ultimately led her to be highly sought-after in her industry and opened doors to shaping her own career opportunities. LinkedIn - Amanda Ting For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
25:18
November 8, 2019
42. Showcase your talent stack with a digital portfolio
I share why it’s a good idea to set up your LinkedIn as a digital portfolio, and a few tips you could do to turn a profile that probably looks like an online version of your resume into a digital portfolio. Use your digital portfolio to showcase your talent stack, build credibility.... and imagine if this was visible to someone in your network who's looking for someone like you! Links mentioned in this episode: Content Mind Map  Tutorial on how to add links to your LinkedIn profile  For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
10:30
November 1, 2019
41. Modern learning ways to get through your reading list
I share 3 ways I’ve experimented with augmenting my reading list with a modern learning approach - where I learn about big ideas from a wider range of books without having to actually feel overwhelmed about getting through what i”m already struggling to finish reading.   I also share which of these 3 approaches work best for me, and which ones not so much. Add your favourite culture books to my LinkedIn thread! Books mentioned in this episode (affiliate links) An Everyone Culture - Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey Power of Moments - Chip and Dan Heath Dare to Lead - Brene Brown Culture Code - Daniel Coyle Radical Candor - by Kim Scott Building a StoryBrand - by Donald Miller Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team - by Patrick Lencioni Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get out of your own way - by Steven Pressfield For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
11:22
October 25, 2019
40. 3 future proof skills to add to your talent stack
The skills we need to stay relevant in the future are rapidly changing.   Gone are the days when education is a once a done thing, and instead we should be thinking about future proofing our talent stack to adapt to the jobs in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In this episode, I explore 3 future proof skills and how these can help guide you in deciding how to evolve your talent stack. 1. Transdisciplinarity -  the ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines. 2. Learning how to learn - inspired by Dom Price from Atlassian 3. Cognitive load management -  the ability to filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximise cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques To view the expanded list of future proof skills and their sources, check out my LinkedIn Post "Future of Work: 5 questions we should ask ourselves".   Storytelling with Data - by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
13:12
October 18, 2019
39. 3 lessons from 3 job promotions
I share 3 lessons from helping 3 people successfully land new jobs this year - all of which were promotions into different areas from where they were previously. The 3 people came from very different paths and the journey to get to their career leap was also over different lengths of time with their fair share of challenge in between. It’s so easy to jump into assumptions about how people land promotions - because what most people see is only what’s visible on the surface. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you 3 things I learned from helping these 3 people.  A little behind the scenes on the preparation involved in putting their best feet forward to land these opportunities. ☆ POWER HOUR ☆ Message me via LinkedIn or Instagram here https://www.linkedin.com/in/yishan/ https://www.instagram.com/buildyourtalentstack
10:05
October 4, 2019
38. It's time to check in
September in numerology symbolises the final act for what you’ve been working on since the beginning of the year. It's a time of transition where we come face to face with the lessons and challenges  this year, so we can wrap up and prepare for the new lessons and challenges that the new year will bring. In this episode, we dive into a reflective practice checking in on your journey in building your talent stack, what you've learned this year and what this means for setting yourself up for the runway into next year. ☆ Discover your talent stack ☆ https://www.yishanchan.co/how-to-discover-your-talent-stack
11:28
September 20, 2019
37. Is your elevator pitch helping you land your next opportunity?
Being clear about what your zone of genius is & being able to define it helps you become clearer in how you communicate & invite others to connect and collaborate with you. If you’re someone who struggles to frame your own elevator pitch because you’re interested in way too many things, and this is having a flow on effect in helping you make career decisions, then after listening to this episode, check out my program "Leap into Your Purpose". Find out how I went through in finding the missing pieces of the puzzle in helping me launch new ideas that make up my portfolio career and bring my purpose to life. ☆ LEAP INTO YOUR PURPOSE ☆ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
14:47
September 6, 2019
36. Feeding the curiosity of the next generation with Hima Tk, founder of education startup Inquibox
Hima Tk is the founder of InquiBox, an education startup based in Melbourne. Prior to starting her startup, she worked as a management consultant, technology consultant and software engineer across Asia, USA and Australia.  In today’s episode, we discuss Hima's proactive approach to seeing opportunities outside of work to add skills to her talent stack, her perspective on learning since making the switch from corporate to entrepreneur, and her take on future-proofing your skillset to adapt to the jobs of the future.  Hima has won several startup pitches, so I also squeezed in a question to find out what she’s found as the ingredients of a successful pitch.   Inquibox For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
23:56
August 23, 2019
35. Content strategy for employers, LinkedIn, & fostering creativity at work with content strategist Gary Andrews
Gary Andrews is a Content Director at Mercer Bell, where he looks after everything from content strategy to content creation for major brands such as Toyota, Purina and Pernod Ricard.  Gary originally trained as a journalist and since then has worked across the communications disciples, taking in PR, marketing, online content and social media. He’s worked for the BBC and ITV in the UK, where he helped develop the broadcaster’s first social media unit. In this episode Gary shares his perspective on: How his career in content creation has evolved with digital transformation What's next for digital marketing in the future of work Content tips for raising your profile on LinkedIn  How to engage your employees more effectively through digital media Fostering creativity in the workplace Connect with Gary Andrews online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/garyandrews LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyllewellynandrews/ ☆ Grab my  Content Mind Map HERE ☆ ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
50:12
August 9, 2019
34. Leverage the power of storytelling with Emily Edgeley
Today I’d like to introduce to you to Emily Edgeley. Emily is a public speaking coach, and her passion is helping people turn their public speaking fear into excitement and leverage the power of storytelling to captivate, engage and inspire. In our chat today, we dive into her career story of how she not only added storytelling to her talent stack but turned it into a business that’s had amazing success since launching this year. Emily helped me with the part I found the hardest - which was to create a really strong open and close for my talk and you can just imagine my relief when Emily’s suggestions was just the finishing touch I needed to finalise my talk - whilst juggling a intense work schedule and needing to prepare for my flight at the same time. If I can do it - so can you.   I hope today’s interview with Emily will encourage you to believe in yourself, believe in your message and leverage some of the tips we share in this interview to start crafting and sharing your story.   Emily Edgeley ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
31:57
July 26, 2019
33. Learning while working with Robin Petterd, founder of Sprout Labs
Robin Petterd is the founder of Sprout Labs, and he’s on a mission to change how people learn at work.  Robin’s belief is that learning at work needs to reflect the natural way we learn; it needs to restore our curiosity; and it needs to support our desire to learn with others.  In this interview with Robin, we dive into his learning while working framework, and how to optimise the way you self-direct your learning to add new skills to your talent stack. I was also curious to find out Robin’s perspective on how to prioritise what you learn, and optimise how you learn in order to land your next career opportunity. You can find out more about the Learning While Working framework on Robin’s website below.  I hope it inspires you to think differently about how you optimise your self-directed learning. Learning While Working Manifesto ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
26:01
July 12, 2019
32. Live life the way you want with 'Yes Get It' founder, Helen Babb
In today’s episode I chat with Helen Babb, who is an advocate, facilitator and social entrepreneur. Helen is the CEO & Founder of Yes Get It, a social enterprise that empowers and equips women with the self-awareness, confidence and practical tools to be bold and powerful leaders.  She also works at National Australia Bank in the Social Impact team. Her experience spans Australia and the U.S and includes women's leadership, Rites of Passage and social justice. Helen and I chat about the turning points in her life that led her to pursue a career and startup that advocates women in leadership, and social justice and gender equality, and what it means to live the life the way you want. Yes Get It ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
28:27
June 29, 2019
31. Improving talent diversity with DivTal founders - Lorna Deng & Bedi Othow
Lorna Deng and Bedi Othow are both Human Resource professionals, passionate advocates for diversity and inclusion, and they are both migrants from South Sudan who have faced and overcome employment barriers.  Lorna and Bedi recently joined forces to start their own social enterprise DivTal, an online job platform that will help organisations look for culturally diverse talent and improve career prospects for migrants and create a more fair and inclusive future of work. Links mentioned: LinkedIn - Lorna Deng LinkedIn - Bedi Othow DivTal ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
32:44
June 14, 2019
30. First international talk + open doors to new opportunities by sharing your message
I share my experience at the HR Festival Asia Conference in Singapore, and the importance of sharing your message & what you learned to open doors to new opportunities. Links mentioned in this episode: Listen to my talk at HR Festival Asia LinkedIn Blog Post - 5 things I learned at HR Festival Asia ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
22:32
June 7, 2019
29. Corporate career to running a remote digital consultancy with Adeline Er
Adeline Er is a qualified Chartered Accountant turned digital entrepreneur, speaker and host of The Not So Basic Life Show. She runs a remote digital agency that helps B2B & service-based business grow and make an impact through content marketing + optimisation, working with clients across APAC. She also helps soul-searching corporates break free of their status quo, find their path and turn their purpose & passion to profit so that they can live life on their own terms and do things that matter to them.  Adeline calls Sydney home but is currently in an open relationship with Bali. She's also fascinated by how the human brain works, extremely passionate about #FutureOfWork and redefining 9-5. Oh, and espresso martinis too. In today’s chat with Adeline, we talk about how she leveraged her talent stack to make the leap from a corporate career in accounting to running her own digital marketing agency, and tips from Adeline on how to get started in running your own remote based digital service business.    Adeline Er - LinkedIn ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
34:21
May 31, 2019
28. Expat talent stack - Keri Bloomfield on reframing her talent stack in a new country through her love for writing
Keri Bloomfield shares her journey of adaptation after moving from the corporate world in New Zealand to learning a new way of life in Denmark. Despite the initial struggle in adjusting to Scandinavian life, the move turned out to be the very thing that created the space for her to start writing and forge her own path as a writer through a strength she had taken for granted in her talent stack.   I hope Keri’s story will inspire you to keep moving forward with your goals, even if the results aren’t showing yet, because if you stay consistent and put in the work, you just never know where it might take you!  Links mentioned Keri Bloomfield - LinkedIn Bilingual Backpack Baby My interview on Ruby Lee's podcast on visual branding "The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It" - Michael E. Gerber ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
45:00
May 24, 2019
27. Disrupting networking and social learning with She Mentors founder and digital executive, Ali Adey
In today’s episode I chat with Ali Adey, who is  the founder of She Mentors, a membership site that connects women in business with mentors, experts and peers. She runs bi-monthly events in Melbourne with some of Australia's most influential women in business. She also has 11 years experience in digital and ecommerce, having worked for global lifestyle brands including Women's Health & Fitness, Kayser Lingerie, Elle Macpherson Body and All Things Hair.  Listen to Ali’s story of how she balanced a senior role in digital strategy whilst disrupting the traditional format of networking events by listening to what people want and how they like to learn from like minded people.   Links mentioned: She Mentors Ali Adey - LinkedIn ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
39:54
May 17, 2019
26. How to approach career disruptions & create your own possibilities in the future of work with Conor O'Malley
Conor O'Malley is a former C-level executive in Suppy Chain in the areas of Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Retail and Third Party Logistics in organisations across Australia and UK. Conor now runs his own practice in executive coaching and leadership development. I reached out to Conor to share his perspective on: Difference between coaching vs. mentoring How to make better decisions when facing major disruption in your career How to create your own possibilities in the future of work How we should be changing the conversation to drive change in organisational culture Links mentioned: Conor O'Malley - website Conor O'Malley - LinkedIn  "Network with Purpose" - Gordon Jenkins "Coaching to the Human Soul" - Alan Sieler  (Volume 1, Volume 2) "Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership" - Joseph Jaworski  ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
35:34
May 10, 2019
25. Find a tribe that sees the gold
Topics covered in this episode: My first international talk about  "Talent Stack" in Singapore People I want to especially thank for calling me out on playing small The two reasons I started this podcast  What I had to say to my doubters Find a tribe that sees the gold Sneak peek of what's coming up in the next few episodes  Discover your talent stack HERE! ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
17:33
May 3, 2019
24. Actor & video coach: Forging a creative career with Olivia Rose Solomons
Olivia shares the story of how she combined her acting and career coaching skills from her talent stack to forging a new path as a video coach and storyteller for a HR Tech startup.   Stay tuned to the end of the episode, where Olivia shares 4 tips to get you comfortable on camera, or in my case - get comfortable on stage.    Links mentioned: Olivia Rose Solomons - LinkedIn Video My Job ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
48:37
April 26, 2019
23. Digital creative skills that helped Holly Bartter shape a "future of work" career & side-hustle
Meet Holly Bartter, Creative & Operations Director for Transition Hub, a future of work career development program that helps people gain skills required to thrive in the new work landscape. Holly has a degree in Film & Digital Art, and has worked across event video production, copywriting and modelling.  Holly and I re-connected after many years since we crossed paths in our digital hobbies.  We share our story of how we first met, how we re-connected and how Holly's digital  creative skills has helped shape opportunities both in her 9-5 and side hustle in a personalised dating service. Links mentioned: LinkedIn - Holly Bartter Transition Hub Match Smith Instagram - Holly Bartter ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
46:50
April 19, 2019
22. Creative iceberg: The truth behind every creative pivot I've launched
Today I'm going deeper to share a really personal story.  It's the untold story of what really goes on beneath the "creative iceberg"  for myself - the truth behind every creative pivot I've launched over the last decade. If you're going through a major pivot and want to discover the missing pieces in shaping the next chapter of your portfolio brand, check out my program 'LEAP INTO YOUR PURPOSE'.    It's a 4 week program where I share the creative process I went through to re-imagine my talent stack.   I've designed it in a way that you can plug and play wherever and whenever you want.   Come join me and get ready to expand your vision for the next chapter of your purpose! Enrol into 'LEAP INTO YOUR PURPOSE' ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
24:19
April 12, 2019
21. Learning mindset & surviving abuse with René Michele 
In this episode, René Michele shares her incredible story of how a learning mindset helped her survive abuse, overcome self-destruction and transform into a woman of determination and purpose, motivated to succeed and rise above the events that nearly took her life.   Rene is a mother, motivational speaker and soon to be author of her autobiography - Battle Scars Are Beautiful, which details her life long journey to overcoming the effects of prolonged abuse.  René has held front line, key leadership and senior management positions throughout Australia and overseas in the areas of mental health, offshore immigration, homelessness, complex trauma and child protection, and has mentored and inspired trauma survivors across the globe. She has made it her life mission to teach people how to break free from their past and discover their true identity as a person of significant worth, value, and limitless potential. Links mentioned: LinkedIn - Rene Michele ReneMichele.com ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
36:52
April 5, 2019
20. CV tips from certified resume writer René Michele 
If you're feeling confused by all the different advice out there on how to write a stand out cover letter and resume, this is the episode for you. René Michele, a certified advanced resume writer, takes us through the international standards, top clichés to avoid and formatting tips to ensure your resume doesn't get rejected by  an algorithm. Links mentioned: LinkedIn - Rene Michele ReneMichele.com/resources/ ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
45:56
March 29, 2019
19. How to prepare for your personal branding headshot
If you’ve been thinking of refreshing your headshot but not sure of what to wear, or how to engage a photographer, then this is the episode for you.   I share my tips for how to look your best for your headshot day, whether it be for a corporate or branding session to launch your new website.   Women who are forging their own path in the future of work are my tribe, and  I specialise in capturing authentic images that stand out in a way that's relatable with a professional edge.    All the tips I cover in this episode are in a FREE headshot guide. It covers everything from wardrobe, a packing list, personal grooming, and tips to get your skin looking its best on the day.   Grab the guide, save it on your phone and I hope it’s helpful to you in planning your next branding session!   Headshot guide ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
19:28
March 22, 2019
18. 5 content ideas to raise your profile on LinkedIn
If you’re considering a portfolio career, chances are your LInkedIn network started out being mostly people from your professional network.  Now that you’re intending to show up more online with your new brand, it can feel awkward putting yourself out there on LinkedIn and it’s crossed your mind about whether to post something because you're worried what your professional network might think of you.  This episode is going to help you brainstorm ideas for blog posts all the way through to online offers.    Download my content mind mapping tool that helps you peel back the layers of your brand and kick start your content plan.  ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
16:14
March 15, 2019
17. Would you have coffee with yourself based on your Linkedin bio?
To kick off this month's theme on online branding, here's a question for you - would you have a coffee with yourself based on your Linkedin bio? So many people see LinkedIn as something you update when you need to look for a new job.  Why not use it as a platform to brand yourself - not just for recruiters but also growing your tribe of people who you can learn from.  How can you start using LinkedIn to tell your story - show who you are, not just what you’ve done.   ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
10:10
March 8, 2019
16. 5 ways to empower you to write your own job description
I share 5 tips on how to build momentum to empower you to redesign your 9-5,  whether it’s your current job, or to help you plan in designing your next job.  Topics discussed  in this episode: How to deal with the mindset blockers holding you back from going for your ideal job How to build momentum and be known for the skills you need to land your ideal job. How I added communications to my talent stack and created award-winning content without switching jobs or  having the relevant qualifications.  How to re-design your job to fit in more of what you enjoy doing. Learn how you can re-design your job with my masterclass 'Find the Gold' HERE! ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
19:38
February 26, 2019
15. Michelle Gibbings on leaping careers and the importance of going broad and deep with building your talent stack
In this episode I chat with executive career mentor Michelle Gibbings about: What drew her to leap across multiple career paths  How to make the most of a job that you’re not in love with What it's like to make the leap from corporate to consulting Why it’s important to be proactive in continually learning new things, to go both broad and deep in building your talent stack. Links mentioned LinkedIn - Michelle Gibbings MichelleGibbings.com ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
35:23
February 23, 2019
14. How to maximise your 9-5 to build your talent stack
Have you ever held back from going for a new job you really want, because you’re worried that you lack experience? But at the same time you’re struggling to figure out how you can build that experience when there’s just not enough hours in the day to do more? If that sounds like you, then come along to my masterclass - FIND THE GOLD.    Join me on a live group coaching session where you will learn how to: land your next opportunity by maximising your 9-5 to build your talent stack; how to learn on your own terms; find and pitch ideas that multiply what you learn with one idea; build a tribe that you can learn from and navigate your career. Get EXCLUSIVE access to 30 ideas to maximise your 9-5. Video replay emailed within 24 hours after the session. Join the Masterclass - Find the Gold ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
20:54
February 15, 2019
13. Accountant to Leadership Coach: Steph Clarke on Leaping with Her Talent Stack
Steph is a learning and development professional and facilitator based in Melbourne,  transforming teams through designing and facilitating the meaningful conversations they need to have to meet their potential. In this episode I chat with Steph  on how she built her talent stack to pivot her career from accountant to learning and development professional, her approach to continuous learning and the vision for her new podcast 'Steph’s Business Bookshelf'. Topics covered in this episode: What it's like to have a portfolio career How to align your personal brand with the opportunities you want to attract How to re-purpose your strengths to make the leap from one career to the next The importance of setting learning goals each year  Book recommendations for those who want to level up their career. Links mentioned LinkedIn - Steph Clarke StephClarke.com Podcast - Steph's Business Bookshelf Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
40:26
February 8, 2019
12. Master your voice with Vinh Giang
In this episode I chat with Vinh Giang, an award-winning magician-turned-international-speaker who will transform the way you think about and use your voice. Topics discussed in this episode: The importance of trying new things to discover your passion Why you're only as good as you're able to communicate How Vinh's talent stack helped him stand out as a keynote speaker Tips for reframing adversities in your life into your advantages Communication gym - 5 foundations of communication that Vinh teaches Tips for getting stage ready An incredible story from Vinh about self-belief One thing you can get started on today to master your voice Links mentioned: VinhGiang.com Stage.Community ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
47:15
February 2, 2019
11. What's your talent stack?
Discover how you integrate your multiple interests into a talent stack and take the leap into a purpose-led career. Topics covered: How I discovered my WHY that connects my 9-5, side hustle and passion projects How  my purpose helped me re-imagined my status quo and opened me up to new possibilities How exploring my cravings led me to what I wished for in my 9-5 Make this year THE year you leap into your purpose. Leap into Your Purpose: JOIN HERE! ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
17:02
January 25, 2019
10. How my cravings led me to what I wished for in my 9-5
Discover how you integrate your multiple interests into a talent stack and take the leap into a purpose-led career. Topics covered: How I discovered my WHY that connects my 9-5, side hustle and passion projects How  my purpose helped me re-imagined my status quo and opened me up to new possibilities How exploring my cravings led me to what I wished for in my 9-5 Make this year THE year you leap into your purpose. Don’t be in the exact same place this time next year. Leap into Your Purpose: JOIN HERE! ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
15:09
January 18, 2019
9. Digital learning, building advocates and taking the leap from corporate exec to start-up with Nina Muhleisen
Nina Muhleisen is a former executive in a major financial institution in Australia, who has since launched her own startup to enable other businesses to change the way they work to be ready for the next generation of working, and help them build sustainable cultural change.  Nina’s also passionate about helping people grow through connection, and has launched the Three6 Community – a place where you can create meaningful connections and learn from others who are solving similar challenges to your own.  In this episode, we talk about Nina’s vision for the Three6 community, what it’s like to leave corporate for a start-up, and how to build advocates within your network to land opportunities.  Topics covered: How public speaking and networking inspired Nina to discover a gap in the market and launch her start-up Nina's vision for helping people accelerate their digital learning through the Three6 Community  How leaders can keep their talent engaged in digital transformation  What it's like to switch from corporate executive to launching a start-up How to build advocates to help you succeed Nina's top career advice to help you land your next opportunity  Links mentioned: Join the Three6 Community Connect with Nina Muhleisen on LinkedIn   ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
20:41
January 12, 2019
8. Create the ideal conditions for the "right time" to happen
This episode is inspired by the number one question I get asked, which is how do I fit in so much in my schedule.   Topics covered in this episode: 3 things that were a game changer for me this year in helping me set my intentions, staying focused and build resilience. How flow and daily habits builds the habit of turning ideas into actions, resilience and focus. How re-evaluating my goals helps me realise what's important to me & helps me be kinder to myself How you can create the right conditions for "the right time" to happen  Links mentioned: MiGoals Progress Journal Evernote Asana ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
12:59
January 5, 2019
7. How continuous learning helps you stand out in a job interview with Connie Bolger
Alongside her day job in digital recruitment with Interpro, Connie Bolger is Head of Sponsorships for Young Coders and is working on exciting plans for 2019 leveraging her expertise in career development to help organisations to build talent.   Connie shares her tips on how you can be strategic with your personal development, leveraging your 9-5 and networking events to build experience and land new opportunities.  We also get to hear from a recruiter's perspective on what makes a great resume and elevator pitch for roles in Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Analytics! Topics covered in this episode: How to leverage your 9-5 and opportunities outside of work to learn new skills Common misperceptions on what employers are looking for in candidates Resume tips for roles in Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Analytics How to nail your elevator pitch in interviews and networking events How being proactive with continuous learning and engaging with industry communities can help you stand out as a candidate How to approach your employer to pitch a stretch opportunity  Sneak peek into Connie's plans for 2019 to help organisations build talent Links mentioned: Connect with Connie Bolger on LinkedIn Interpro Young Coders ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
27:54
January 2, 2019
6. Empowering the next generation in cybersecurity with twins Noushin & Negar Shabab
Meet the twins who are empowering the next generation and addressing the talent shortage in cybersecurity. Noushin Shabab is a Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company that’s been operating in the market for over 20 years.  Negar Shabab is an Application Security Consultant with PS&C Group, one of Australia’s leading digital consulting organisations.   The twins are advocates for women in cybersecurity, and they recently collaborated with RMIT’s involvement with Cyber Security Challenge Australia, which is Australia’s only national hacking competition run by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet targeting students in higher education to unearth the next generation of cybersecurity talent. Topics covered in this episode: Noushin and Negar's career stories on how they landed their current jobs  How attending network events can lead to job opportunities How mentoring others helps you sharpen your skills  Tips for anyone considering a career in cybersecurity Links mentioned: Twitter: Negar Shabab (PS&C Group) Twitter: Noushin Shabab (Kaspersky Lab) Australian Women in Security Network Noushin Shabab's blog post on women and cybersecurity Kaspersky Lab and Swinburne University of Technology collaborate to bridge cybersecurity shortage  ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
17:43
December 15, 2018
5. How digital learning can help you achieve mastery
In this episode I share my story of how I used digital learning to achieve mastery using my podcast launch as a case study.   How building skills through my hustle made me realise what I was missing in my personal brand How I went out of my comfort zone to re-discover my voice How to accelerate learning by leveraging the experience of others through digital tools The art of the email pitch  Links mentioned in this episode: Amy Porterfield - Podcasting 101: From creation to promotion Pat Flynn - Pat’s Complete Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial    OzPod Vinh Giang - Stage Community  Ever green skills to future proof your career The Third Door - Alex Banayan ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
17:34
December 10, 2018
4. Why design thinking skills are essential to future-proof our careers with Emily McQualter
In this episode we hear from award-winning design strategist Emily McQualter on how she stays creative, why design thinking is such an important skill to have to future-proof our careers, what makes a high performing team, and how to leverage networks to land your ideal job.  We discuss: Why design thinking is an important skill Happiness Concierge Blind spots to avoid when planning your development goals Tips for landing your ideal job Links mentioned in this episode: LinkedIn - Emily McQualter Happiness Concierge The five keys to a successful Google team IDEOU ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
45:25
December 1, 2018
3. How to land your ideal job whilst side-hustling with Ruby Lee
In this episode, I sit down with Ruby Lee, a side hustle coach and job whisperer to find out how Ruby helps side-hustlers build their "hustle muscle" in her Own Your Hustle community, and her insight into the recruitment industry on how to stand out as a candidate to land your ideal job.    RubyLee.co How to find your ideal job like Ruby did 1 Giant Mind ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
28:06
November 24, 2018
2. Build your talent stack with skills from your side-hustle
I share the top three skills that I learned from my side hustle that are now part of my talent stack and personal brand.   In this episode I share: How I maximised opportunities around me to learn new skills despite being time poor Branding tips from side-hustles that you can apply in your day job The importance of visual communications as a future-proof skill How I accelerate learning by applying transferrable skills from my side-hustle skills at work How following your curiosity and showing initiative opens up opportunities   Venngage - a resource for infographics Build Your Talent Stack
10:34
November 17, 2018
1. Welcome to Build Your Talent Stack
Welcome to my first podcast!  In this episode, I talk about my goal for starting the podcast (now known as 'Build Your Talent Stack') and why we can't afford to be complacent about learning as we prepare for the future of work. Workforce of the Future report by PWC TED Talk "Why 30 is not the new 20" by Meg Jay Connect with me on LinkedIn
05:13
October 9, 2018
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