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Build Your Talent Stack

Build Your Talent Stack

By Yishan Chan
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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94. Helping PhD professionals leap careers outside academia - feat. Dr. Tina Persson

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97. Saxophonist to Software Developer: Learning playlist that launched a new career - feat. Dan Gelok
In this episode, Dan Gelok shares his story of how he switched from a career as a professional saxophonist to starting his new career as a software developer. For 11 years, Dan Gelok has held the position of Associate Instructional Professor at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music. During his tenure there, he’s had multiple professional appearances throughout North America, South America, and Asia, with frequent performances with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and many other groups. During the COVID lockdowns of 2020, he switched careers to software development, and is now employed as a Business Software Developer. Keep listening to find out how Dan planned the career change, how he designed his own learning playlist, lessons learned from self-led learning and how his transferrable skills have helped him cut through the job market. We've got a special treat at the end of this episode, featuring a one-minute duet for two saxophones composed by Dan. Dan Gelok - LinkedIn Dan Gelok - Instagram (Soundcloud) Didymus - Composed by Dan Gelok. Performed by Dan Gelok and Stephen Page For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
51:28
December 1, 2020
96. Top 5 episodes in 2020
In this episode I share the top 5 episodes of 2020 that you have listened to throughout the year, and through to the end. The top 5 has been chosen based on episodes produced from January to October 2020, based on number of overall downloads (all platforms) and listening completion rate (Spotify). Ranked 5th to 1st: Episode 77 - How to find your career brand voice - feat. Trevor Young  Episode 58 - My origin story, personal branding, outrageous goals - hosted by Meryl Fernandes Episode 59 - Helping international citizens create their own career - feat. Kathy Borys Siddiqui Episode 75 - What recruiters look for in your elevator pitch - feat. Jo Skipper Episode 55 - How to discover your zone of genius & overcome imposter syndrome - hosted by Assoc. Professor Anitra Butler-Ngugi For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
25:50
November 21, 2020
95. 5 things I'm doing differently with my podcast workflow
Ever year my podcast anniversary, and the lead up to a big zero in my podcast episodes always seems to coincide with the countdown to Christmas. This time last year I shared a few episodes on my podcast workflow, my exact setup and what software I use.  I’ve actually made a few changes to my workflow since then, which I’m going to share with you today. The reasons for making the changes come down to these main reasons Streamlining my workflow to make it easier to manage whilst juggling a full time job Improving the quality of the podcast. Leverage free or low cost tools as much as possible. 5 things I'm doing differently Podcast recording app (Squadcast) Podcast Pitch page  Call to action Episode format Website  Microphones for podcasting & video conferencing for every budget https://www.yishanchan.co/post/microphones-for-podcasting-video-conferencing ☆☆☆ Celebrate episode 100 with me by sharing your 1-2 minute audio clip on your favourite guest interview or reflection over the past 2 years. Details over at  yishanchan.co/100 ☆
17:32
November 13, 2020
94. Helping PhD professionals leap careers outside academia - feat. Dr. Tina Persson
The most frequently asked questions Dr. Tina Persson gets from her clients in academia are: How do I address my weaknesses? How do I untap opportunities the hidden job market? Keep listening to find out Tina’s career story, how she discovered that her weaknesses in one industry turned out to be strengths in another, and her tips on how to strategically network your way into your next career opportunity. Dr. Tina Persson works with PhD professionals from around the world to help them explore new opportunities, stand out and get hired the smart way.  After spending nearly two decades in academia herself, Tina changed careers into the staffing industry where she spent the next 8 years as a Recruiter and Talent Sourcer. The two experiences combined have paved the way for her to start her own business in career and leadership coaching, empowering other researchers like her to take the leap into a fulfilling career outside of academia. Tina is also the founder of a biotech startup, her work has been featured in over 30 scientific publications, she is the inventor of 2 scientific patents, and she also hosts the PhD career stories podcast, and she recently released her own book called The PhD Career Coaching Guide. Dr Tina Persson - LinkedIn Passage2Pro.com
34:41
November 6, 2020
93. 2020 Learning Playlist: My Top 3
 I share 3 things on my playlist this year that has had a real impact on me, why I was drawn towards them and what I learned about myself. The Creative Pep Talk Podcast - Andy J. Pizza (Episode 250 - How to find your style) Deep Listening - Oscar Trimboli (I interviewed Oscar on Episode 57) AWS for Non-Engineers - LinkedIn Learning (I interviewed the instructor Hiroko Nishimura on Episode 89) The lessons I learned from these 3 learning experiences taught me that I need to own the space, own my creative style, back myself and how to deal with that discomfort of learning something new. I’d love to hear about what you learned about yourself through the lens of your learning playlist this year. Tag me on your LinkedIn post using the hashtag #learningplaylist. ☆☆☆ Celebrate episode 100 with me by sharing your 1-2 minute audio clip on your favourite guest interview or reflection over the past 2 years. Details over at  yishanchan.co/100 ☆
27:22
November 3, 2020
92. Performance Reviews: Communicating value delivered to go further faster - feat. Warren James
Do you find it challenging to communicate the value that you delivered when it comes to performance review time or when negotiating your salary? In today’s episode, I invited Warren James - former engineer and project manager, turned coach and mentor will share his tips on how to prepare for performance conversations, how to articulate the value you bring to an organisation when negotiating your salary, and the compounding effect salary negotiations can have over time. Warren wrote Further Faster – The Ultimate Guide To Accelerating Your Career for young professionals to encourage them to work smarter, not harder. He is passionate about showing them how, with a little effort and forethought, they can achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Warren’s own career success in engineering and project management saw him ascend the corporate ladder and put himself in a position where retirement was an option at age 35. A career highlight was delivering $50+M worth of work under budget, ahead of schedule, without any recordable injuries while managing a team in excess of 150 people. As a project manager, Warren discovered that he thoroughly enjoyed helping people reach their full potential. He also experienced the burnout that can come from the stress, long hours and immense pressure, needing four months off work to recharge at one point in his career. Now, as a leader, mentor and director of Rapid Mentoring, what sets Warren apart is his unique approach that balances life skills and resilience, coupled with a focus on performance and career acceleration. Warren James - LinkedIn RapidMentoring.com.au ☆☆☆ Celebrate episode 100 with me by sharing your 1-2 minute audio clip on your favourite guest interview or reflection over the past 2 years. Details over at  yishanchan.co/100 ☆
32:35
October 30, 2020
91. Digital Portfolio: 3 ways our podcast guests have shared their work online
In today’s episode, I recap the different ways guests on the podcast have created work online that got them noticed and created opportunities for them - whether it be career-related or got them in the door for other opportunities that add further credibility to their brand. Learning out loud to build a personal brand & discover untapped opportunities  Helen Blunden (Episode 46): Used Snapchat to improve video presentation skills, landing her a new career & opportunity to partner with Microsoft as a community reporter     Hiroko Nishimura (Episode 89): Created her own exam study resource which paved a career into technical writing  Podcasting to differentiate yourself as a speaker  Jacinthe Galpin (Episode 53): Hosts a podcast dedicated to telling the story of risk through the lens of history. Her content strategy allows her to differentiate her speaking topics in Risk conferences.  Blogging your way into writing a book Keri Bloomfield (Episode 28): What started as a lifestyle blog has turned into a rich library of content that is now being turned into a book, due for release in 2021. For those who are looking to leverage their LinkedIn profile as a starting point for their digital portfolio, check out episode 42 -  “Showcase your talent stack with a digital portfolio”.  ☆☆☆ Celebrate episode 100 with me by sharing your 1-2 minute audio clip on your favourite guest interview or reflection over the past 2 years. Details over at  yishanchan.co/100 ☆
13:40
October 27, 2020
90. From entry level role to a purpose-led career
Today's episode is inspired by a question from my mentee, about how to transition out of an entry level role to a purpose-led career. As we officially countdown to our 100th episode, I’d like to invite you all to celebrate this milestone virtually with me - by being a part of episode 100 together with me! I’d also love you to contribute by sharing a brief 1-2 minute voice memo or audio clip where you share your favourite guest or favourite reflection over the past 2 years.  Details over at yishanchan.co/100
15:57
October 23, 2020
89. Talent Stack Story of a Professional Beginner - feat. Hiroko Nishimura
Hiroko (Hiro) Nishimura is a freelance technical instructor and content strategist in Maryland, United States. I got to know Hiro when I was enrolled into one of her LinkedIn learning courses "AWS for Non-Engineers", and I was so intrigued by how the learning experience was so refreshingly digestible that I felt compelled to look up Hiro online to find out what her background. What I discovered was Hiro’s incredible story of how she overcame incredible challenges to create her own career path, and I knew I just had to invite her onto the show. Hiro’s story is a great example of designing a career centred around her talent stack and unique life experiences, but her journey leading up to freelance career path involved adapting her mindset, adapting how she learned new skills - and it was through learning out loud or learning in public - as Hiro put it.-  meant that her work was noticed and changed her trajectory and empowered her to take the leap into design her own portfolio career. https://awsnewbies.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/hirokonishimura/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
54:36
October 16, 2020
88. Career Manifestations: How 3 of mine came true
What comes to mind when you hear the word “manifestation” - which means the act of causing something or bringing a specific result to fruition by thinking and feeling it in a certain way? Are you in the camp that believes in the law of attraction, where visualising an outcome can help create your reality? Or are you in the other camp that believe that it’s the actions that you take, rather than the universe that creates your reality? I believe in both.  In today’s episode, I share with you how 3 career related manifestations came true for me, so you can join the dots from the time I visualised it to how they really happened. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
23:11
October 13, 2020
87. Virtual Volunteering: Coaching, Consulting and Leadership
Did you know that there are so many virtual ways that you can offer skilled volunteering? The skills and experiences in your talent stack, could be the very combination that could add immense value to your local communities and not for profit organisations.. In today’s episode we’re going to dive into my volunteering story, as well as stories from people in my network on how they’ve approached virtual skilled volunteering, or adapted their skilled volunteering for a virtual environment.   Each of us are going to share what inspired us to volunteer, how did we adapt the volunteering role for a virtual environment, what did we learn about ourselves. My goal for this episode is to inspire more people to consider skilled volunteering virtually especially so during COVID. So many people and not for profit organisations out there need our support more so than ever before, and I wanted to show you just a few examples of the diverse ways you can offer your talent stack to help someone out there in need. 1. Conor Malley - LinkedIn Listen to Conor's interview on Episode 26 (How to approach career disruptions & create your own possibilities in the future of work) 2. Rosmaya Djosef - LinkedIn Rose is volunteering with Emergency Services Foundation 3. My volunteering story with a local not-for-profit organisation For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links 
16:46
October 9, 2020
86. How to build strategic partnering capabilities - feat. Liz Heathwood
What does it mean to have strategic partnering capabilities? Joining me today to answer this question is Liz Heathwood, Global People Strategy Lead for Ernst & Young. In this episode Liz shares her perspective on why strategic partnering capabilities are no longer a nice to have, her tips on how to write strategy and how to use storytelling to communicate value. Liz Heathwood - LinkedIn Liz Heathwood - Instagram For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
36:11
October 2, 2020
85. 3 steps to discover your talent stack
Originally coined by Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert comic), the idea of a "talent stack" is that you can combine ordinary skills until you have enough of the right kind to be extraordinary. It’s the idea that you can stand out from the crowd in how you create value by having a unique stack of skills that no one else has. You’re probably wondering... is my talent stack just a list of skills stacked up together? How do I summarise my diverse experiences in a concise way that communicates value? I wanted to expand on Scott Adams's definition of a talent stack, to help you: Describe how you add value with your talent stack Identify what further learning you might like to consider to diversify your skillset & make an impact on the future you envision. Interested? Get your FREE copy here:  https://yishan.ck.page/talentstack For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
13:34
September 29, 2020
84. Tech storytelling with Microsoft AI Ambassador Doug Thompson
Today’s episode is inspired by a challenge I’ve set for myself to improve how I use storytelling as a technique to change mindset, behaviours and ultimately inspire people to be more strategic in their transformation journey. I invited Doug Thompson, who is a Technology Strategist and AI ambassador at Microsoft based in Texas, United States to share his expertise on how to craft stories that inspire people to think more strategically about how to pave the way towards a future vision. Keep listening to find out Doug's career journey leading up to becoming a Technology strategist, and how he stays up to date with his learning playlist to always stay future-focused. Doug Thompson - LinkedIn Tech Story Podcast For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
44:36
September 25, 2020
83. My first troll on LinkedIn
For the past decade as an online content creator, I've been fortunate to not have come across any social media trolls.  I assumed trolls show up on posts that are controversial where they can hide under a pseudonym.  Never did I expect that my first troll would be on LinkedIn on a personal announcement.  Keep listening to find out which LinkedIn post that was trolled and how I approached it. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
15:45
September 18, 2020
82. Part 2: Finding your voice with Michelle Redfern
Does the idea of building an influential personal brand to drive change scare you or excite you? What drives influential women to think big when it comes to making an impact? In today’s episode, I invited Michelle Redfern to ask her how she found her voice as a leader, and the turning points in her career that has led her to be recognised as one of Australia’s most influential women. Michelle is the founder of Advancing Women, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on equality, inclusion and gender diversity. She is also the founder professional women’s network Women Who Get It and co-founder of social enterprise CDW (Culturally Diverse Women and Workforces). Michelle is an experienced Non-Executive Director and has held executive leadership roles in Australia with companies like NAB and Telstra. Michelle was named City of Melbourne B3000 Female Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), a recipient of the AFR 100 Women of Influence Award (2018), and a finalist in the VicHealth EWN Community Award (2018) for her significant contribution to the Australian Football League. In part 1 of the interview, Michelle shares the turning points in her career that helped her find her voice as a leader, and how she grew into becoming one of Australia’s most influential women. In part 2, Michelle shares how she sets lead indicators of success to track the impact she’s making, and shares her tips for anyone looking to make a bigger impact. Michelle runs numerous online groups, and I recently collaborated with Michelle on a Career Q&A which you can tune into if you join the group here. https://michelleredfern.com/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
32:22
September 11, 2020
81. Part 1: Finding your voice with Michelle Redfern
Does the idea of building an influential personal brand to drive change scare you or excite you? What drives influential women to think big when it comes to making an impact? In today’s episode, I invited Michelle Redfern to ask her how she found her voice as a leader, and the turning points in her career that has led her to be recognised as one of Australia’s most influential women. Michelle is the founder of Advancing Women, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on equality, inclusion and gender diversity. She is also the founder professional women’s network Women Who Get It and co-founder of social enterprise CDW (Culturally Diverse Women and Workforces). Michelle is an experienced Non-Executive Director and has held executive leadership roles in Australia with companies like NAB and Telstra. Michelle was named City of Melbourne B3000 Female Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), a recipient of the AFR 100 Women of Influence Award (2018), and a finalist in the VicHealth EWN Community Award (2018) for her significant contribution to the Australian Football League. In part 1 of the interview, Michelle shares the turning points in her career that helped her find her voice as a leader, and how she grew into becoming one of Australia’s most influential women. In part 2, Michelle shares how she sets lead indicators of success to track the impact she’s making, and shares her tips for anyone looking to make a bigger impact. Michelle runs numerous online groups, and I recently collaborated with Michelle on a Career Q&A which you can tune into if you join the group here. https://michelleredfern.com/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
29:35
September 11, 2020
80. How I helped a remote team build new career pathways + Inclusive storytelling to build momentum in driving change
In August 2020, I was named finalist in the Women in Banking and Finance awards in the "Rising Star" category, to celebrate women leading by example across Australia's banking and finance industry for creating an impact on gender diversity across the sector. In this episode I share a story that illustrates one of my leadership philosophies, where I helped women build a career pathway towards roles that wouldn't otherwise be accessible for them.  This was well before COVID, where re-location was required if you wanted to progress your career. I also share my vision to drive more inclusion in storytelling and fostering more connection in the way we gather in a post COVID world. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
16:38
September 4, 2020
79. Talent stack journey with Automation & AI executive Danilo McGarry
Have you ever wondered how senior leaders built their careers in jobs that didn’t exist until recently? How did they write their own job description? How did they learn the skills needed to build credibility for the role? How do they communicate the value they deliver? We’ll be diving into these topics with our guest Danilo McGarry, who is one of the world’s most respected executives on the topics of Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Danilo has ran some of the world’s largest programs in this space. These have been for the world’s biggest and most respected companies. He is an international keynote speaker, and has been published in several, highly respected publications such as Bloomberg and The Times. In this episode, Danilo shares a senior leader’s perspective on how his career journey and talent stack in the automation industry has been guided by a passion to make a positive impact, and to help people be more human in the future of work. Whether or not you’re considering a career in automation or if you’re planning your next career pivot, what resonated with me from my chat with Danilo is that if you are passionate about making a change, and are passionate about your craft, nothing else matters. Find a way to get involved, build your learning playlist and be curious about getting under the hood, find out how it all really works. Links LinkedIn - Danilo McGarry www.danilomcgarry.com For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
51:47
August 28, 2020
78. In audio we trust
There’s one thing you probably haven't considered in your work from home setup - and that is audio quality. In today’s episode, I’m going to share why I think you should invest in a good microphone and recommend 4 different types depending on how you run your meetings. Poor audio quality can affect your audience's ability to process what you’re saying.  Investing in crystal clear audio isn’t just a matter of convenience — it’s essential for building connection, credibility and establishing your personal brand. Check out my blog post for the specific brands & models of microphones I recommend. https://www.yishanchan.co/post/microphones-for-podcasting-video-conferencing For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
14:51
August 14, 2020
77. How to find your career brand voice - feat. Trevor Young
In this episode, Trevor Young shares how you can build visibility, influence and trust in the career marketplace. Trevor Young is a seasoned public relations and communications strategist based in Melbourne, Australia.  A former journalist with a long track record in traditional PR, Trevor is a sought after marketing speaker and helps brands gain a competitive edge in the marketplace through the use of digital storytelling and content-led communications. Trevor was named by Sydney Morning Herald as one of eight "heroes of Australian content marketing" and Smart Company listed him as one of 20 of Australia's "Top Business Thinkers for 2018". Topics covered: Parallels between career branding and marketing How to find your brand voice Tips for creating career branding content on LinkedIn & signature topics for speaking Crafting titles for episodes/articles/emails that people will be curious to listen or read. Connect with Trevor Personal website  - https://www.trevoryoung.me/ Book website - http://www.contentmarketingforpr.com LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/trevoryoung For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
47:57
August 7, 2020
76. A skill I struggle to accept compliments about
Today I’d like to make a confession here on this podcast.  There is one particular skill in my talent stack that I struggle to accept compliments about. Keep listening to find out how I reframe my deficit mindset - focusing on one breakthrough at a time. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
13:19
July 31, 2020
75. What recruiters look for in your elevator pitch - feat. Jo Skipper
How do I summarise all my diverse experiences in a way that’s clear and concise? How should I approach my bio on my LInkedIn profile vs. my resume? What do recruiters actually look for in your elevator pitch? We’ll be answering these questions and more with our special guest Jo Skipper. Jo heads up the Melbourne business of the Next Group, a company that specialises in sourcing talent in Human Resourcing and capability development. Jo brings over 20 years in talent acquisition and career coaching experience. Keep listening to learn how to nail your elevator pitch. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joskipper/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
21:24
July 17, 2020
74. Digital Skills: Where Do I Start?
Today’s episode is inspired by one of our listeners all the way from Ankara in Turkey, and she shared this question as part of the Listening Tour we did in May. "Digital skills - I know they’re important to have, but where do I start?" If you look up digital skills on Google, you’ll find various lists out there ranging from top 10 skills to some other websites that encourage learning as many as 60 digital trends.   Instead of feeling like you need to cross every single skill on these lists.. we should start with asking ourselves: How can we create better outcomes for people and society by considering a digital approach to solving problems? Which of the digital trends are you most curious about to learn that will achieve this outcome? In todays episode I’m going to share 3 quick examples: Digital upskilling to pivot / grow your career Digital upskilling to augment your client experience & gain a competitive advantage for your business Become familiar with how digital trends are shaping our world The most important thing is to learn at your own pace, in a way that suits your style. and practice applying what you’ve learned. It may feel overwhelming at first, but the more you ask  “wouldn’t it be amazing if"  instead of looking at what’s been done before, the more you'll enjoy learning it your way and at your own pace. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
11:31
July 3, 2020
73. Building leadership experience in the new normal - feat. Julia van Graas & Steph Clarke
How can I build leadership experience in the new normal? In this episode, Julia van Graas and Steph Clarke from Spiique share how you can start by leading yourself, curating your leadership learning playlist, and become more courageous in realising your leadership potential - especially so in the new normal. Julia gets leadership teams collaborating and delivering results in challenging situations. Globally experienced, Julia is a sought-after advisor whose people-centred approach is heavily influenced by her experiences of achieving improbable results in turnaround and crisis situations. Trained as a Chartered Accountant, she subsequently studied psychology, is a qualified Organisational Coach, and a Certified Dare to LeadTM Facilitator. Steph helps teams be better teams.  As an accountant-turned-facilitator, she realised that changes don’t happen through spreadsheets, but they can happen through post-it notes.  She loves the creativity of designing new experiences for teams to have the conversations they need to, build trust, tame the elephants in the room, and come out stronger. Topics covered: What it means to lead yourself Building your own leadership learning playlist How to overcome self-doubt in your leadership potential Intrapreneurial approach to career development Links Steph Clarke -  LInkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/steph-clarke/ Steph’s Business Bookshelf podcast https://www.stephsbusinessbookshelf.com/ Julia van Graas - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliavangraas/ Spiique Blue Paper - Work Post Covid Activity https://www.linkedin.com/posts/spiique_spiique-bluepaper-work-post-covid-activity-6657896406323466240-_Iea Learn more about Spiique - www.spiique.com It’s great to have Steph back on the podcast again.  Find out how Steph pivoted from accountant to leadership coach in episode 13. https://anchor.fm/talentstack/episodes/13--Accountant-to-Leadership-Coach-Steph-Clarke-on-Leaping-with-Her-Talent-Stack-e3552s/a-aa64ig
49:14
June 19, 2020
72. Multiply what you learn with a learning sand pit
To me, play-based learning to children are what “learning sand pits” are to adults. A learning sand pit is an avenue to discover, experiment, create, iterate and imagine in a way that is driven by your intrinsic motivation. I learn better by doing rather than over-thinking it.  I learn best when there is skin in the game.  Learning is a whole lot more fun when I get to experiment ideas outside of work without the red tape. What motivates me to build a learning sand pit? I’m a big believer in maximising opportunities around you to learn new skills.  The biggest reason of all is that I find that when I apply skills across different situations, that's actually what makes me learn more effectively and makes me enjoy the learning process as well. In this episode, I share how I multiplied what I learned with my learning sand pits, built adaptability, agility and skills that are now part of my personal brand. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
11:38
June 12, 2020
71. Power your adaptability with these learning playlist ideas - feat. Carolyn Chin-Parry
When it comes to the future of work, one thing that we can be certain about, is that by being adaptable, we will be able to embrace challenges better, become a better leader and always be relevant. In this episode, I invite one of Asia’s leading tech executives, Carolyn Chin-Parry, to share ideas on how you can power your adaptability, and why it’s important to have a holistic approach to how you learn and add value. Carolyn Chin-Parry is the current Women of the Year from the Women in IT Asia Awards. She is a Managing Director and Digital Innovation Leader at PwC Singapore and also leads PwC's Asia Pacific Digital Upskilling Initiative. Carolyn is an active contributor of PwC Singapore's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and provides pro bono digital upskilling for charities, NGOs and social enterprises. She is a Board Director for a charity, the Digital Industry Vice Chair for the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and sits on the Advisory Boards for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Shes Loves Data (non-profit) and EGN. Carolyn has led some of the largest transformation projects in Asia Pacific for multiple industries. She has been previously featured by The Economist, CIO Magazine, Standard Chartered Bank, Microsoft, IBM and many more. Carolyn is a shortlisted finalist for the upcoming Women of the Future Awards 2020 (Mentor category) and Women in IT Asia Awards 2020 (Business Role Model of the Year) (results to be announced in late 2020). In her free time, Carolyn enjoys time with her young family and actively researches on technology to help under-represented communities. In the podcast, Carolyn discusses PwC's Digital Fitness app which has been recently made available to the community. You can find more details here: https://www.pwc.com/us/en/products/digital-fitness.html Links discussed in this episode Accelerating Organisation Culture Change by Dr Jacklyn Lee  Leadership by Algorithm (Who Leads and Who Follows in the AI Era) by David De Cremer  Mathinson HR Platform https://www.linkedin.com/company/mathison-io/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
29:18
June 5, 2020
70. The questions that help you discover your competitive advantage
Stop worrying about the "what if.." Instead, ask more of "wouldn't it be amazing if..." and what struggle or sacrifice you're willing to tolerate in order to solve the problems you care most about. Your competitive advantage lies in your ability to find a problem you care about, addressing the things you asked yourself - “wouldn’t it be amazing if” and solving these problems in a way that you want to be remembered for. Don’t forget to check out episode 60 - where I share my favourite formula for getting the ball rolling on a big ticket goal, called the 24-7-1 approach. Source: https://markmanson.net/life-purpose  For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
09:33
May 29, 2020
69. How your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength with Megumi Miki
Have you ever felt that your quiet nature is holding you back from being recognised for having what it takes to be a leader? In this episode, I invited Megumi Miki to join us here today to explore how your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength, and how organisations can benefit from harnessing their hidden talent and uplifting their leaders’ effectiveness by using quieter approaches. Megumi is an author, speaker and consultant in leadership and culture, and the author of Quietly Powerful: How your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength. In the uncertain, changing, global and inter-connected world, Megumi believes that the ‘alpha’ or ‘hero’ leadership style alone is outdated and inadequate. Quietly Powerful expands the definition of what good leadership looks, sounds and feels like and empowers quieter professionals and those outside majority groups to fulfil their leadership potential. https://www.linkedin.com/in/megumimiki/ https://www.megumimiki.com/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
32:46
May 22, 2020
68. What matters to you in owning your future of work?
I started my podcast with a vision to share career stories usually shared over coffee about owning your future of work. Interesting stories about how people learn new skills to adapt their careers. Real stories about how people build portfolio careers alongside a 9-5. But I'd love to know if these topics are what you actually want? What would you like to hear more of from me? What kind of guests would you like to see more of on the show & what questions do you have for them? For a limited time only (as I have a 9-5 after all), you can book a 20 minute virtual coffee with me via Zoom to share what you're currently facing & what support you need from us in helping you own your future work. Look forward to seeing you soon! https://www.yishanchan.co/listeningtour
05:14
May 16, 2020
67. How to add facilitation skills to your talent stack with Leanne Hughes
In today’s episode, Leanne shares how you can also add facilitation to your talent stack, and her journey in branching out in shaping a portfolio career as a facilitator. Leanne is an international corporate trainer, facilitator, speaker and coach who loves creating unpredictable workshop experiences, that predictably work. She combines her experience in Marketing, with her education in Human Resources and Psychology, to help leaders create engaging everyday experiences - that are so contagious they scale across teams, functions and regions. Leanne has facilitated leadership, onboarding and team-development workshops across Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Mongolia and Singapore and believes in a strengths-centred approach to learning and development. She has over 13 years’ of experience across a range of industries including mining, government and tourism sectors. She’s the host of the First Time Facilitator podcast and was a finalist in the 2018 Australian Learning Impact awards for Learning Professional of the Year. https://www.leannehughes.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/leannehughes/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
37:30
May 8, 2020
66. Learning need not be relentless. Be guided by your curiosity.
Much like a music or podcast playlist, you're in the driver seat for curating your own learning playlist. Let your curiosity guide the pace at which you explore what interests you. See where your learning playlist takes you - to new discoversations, new conversations, and maybe even new opportunities. Follow me on LinkedIn to see what's on my learning playlist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/yishan/detail/recent-activity/shares/
20:05
May 1, 2020
65. Be interesting: Ask these questions in your next interview (with Karen Leong)
What weird and wonderful questions have you been asked or like asking in a job interview?  Design expert Karen Leong shares her favourite questions that paint a picture of how well the candidate has thought about their fit for the role.  Karen Leong is an experience design leader who’s known for her pragmatic approach in leading organisations to be more empathetic, creative and design led.  She originally published this piece as part of her tech and design blog at Sportsbet.   Connect with Karen Leong on LinkedIn For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
30:17
April 17, 2020
64. Building a brand online: 5 things I'm doing differently as a podcaster vs. blogger
Once upon a time, before Instagram existed, I ran a blog about lipsticks for 5 years. Yep, that’s right - you heard me.  Lipstick!!  It was called Beauty Swatch, and my tag line was “helping you find your way through the lipstick jungle”. When I started, I went from not knowing a single thing about blogging let alone how to create a media release or work with PR.  I started blogging because I wanted to learn about social media and how it can be used to influence consumer purchasing decisions. Fast forward 5 years later, my blog won awards in the beauty journalism industry (back in the day when blogging actually involved writing rather than a pretty Instagram feed), it was featured on Forbes.com, fashion magazines like InStyle USA and I won an award for best blogger collaboration with Clinique and Mecca Maxima - an iconic beauty retailer in Australia. It will be 10 years ago since I started the blog, and it's for the same reason I'm podcasting now - as a way to build skills to add to my talent stack.  If you’re curious to find out more about what I’ve learned about building a brand online, then join me as I share a trip down memory lane and how I now approach branding differently. Topics covered: Mass market vs. niche Branding goals as a blogger vs. podcaster Following vs. community Building trust online Strategic offers For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
20:49
April 10, 2020
63. Career sponsorship with Dr. Jovina Ang
In today’s episode, we’re going to explore the topic of career sponsorship, and how a sponsor can make a difference to your career. So what’s career sponsorship and how does it work? To answer this question, I invited Dr. Jovina Ang, who is an expert in communication, a global speaker, consultant and author of The game Plan of Successful Career Sponsorship.    Jovina has over 20 years of experience in Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Communication. She has transformed businesses, reinvented organisational culture, built world-class high performing teams, elevated employee engagement, and enhanced corporate reputation in market leading multinationals such as Microsoft, Dell, and Cisco Systems. Alongside consulting and mentoring, Jovina also teaches at Singapore Management University, where she teaches the success factors for driving digital transformation. So if you’re in Singapore and want to learn how to lead a successful digital transformation journey, check out the course below and connect with Jovina on LinkedIn. Success Factors for Leading Digital Transformation (Singapore Management University) Connect with Jovina on LinkedIn For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
27:02
April 3, 2020
62. Gen Y marketer's journey in talent stacking with Amelia Novakovic
Amelia Novakovic is a proud Gen-Y marketing professional with 10 years of experience across a range of industries. She is currently a consultant for Vanguard Investments Australia, a global investments fund manager, and has previously worked for the ANZ Bank, Avon Cosmetics and the Royal Far West Children’s Charity. Originally from Sydney, Amelia and her husband have called Melbourne home for the past 4 and half years… with plans to tread further abroad in 2020. In today’s episode, Amelia shares how she navigates big decisions in her career, how creative writing and podcasting has helped her career and personal brand, and how to leverage your creative passion to shape opportunities.  Get in touch with Amelia Novakovic https://www.linkedin.com/in/amelia-novakovic/ Amelia.Novakovic@gmail.com For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
1:05:51
March 27, 2020
61. Stitching a new definition of success, with design expert Christine Burton
Until now I’ve featured many stories on this podcast from people who are shaping their career. Today I wanted to change things up a bit, and share with you a story of someone who - after 30 years in her career, has re-invented herself yet again to discover new beginnings. Her name is Christine Burton, and she’s a dear friend and mentor of mine. With over 30 years experience in financial services and more recently in higher education, Christine was known as a ‘customer focused solution design expert’ strong on team leadership and project delivery. Then one day, major life challenges came along. Faced with some big decisions, Christine ended up making a dramatic pivot to the creative textile industry where she is currently teaching, designing and producing traditional pieces of hand embroidery in her one woman business called ‘A Crewel Beginning’.   Topics covered: How Christine pivoted across her career chapters Her latest pivot - launching a creative career in retirement Redefining success in each career chapter If today’s topic resonates with where you’re at in your journey, Christine and I would love to hear from you via LinkedIn. Christine Burton - LinkedIn & Instagram Yishan Chan - LinkedIn For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
31:12
March 20, 2020
60. 24-7-1
Welcome back to another minisode - where I feature a quick tip to help you reframe something you might be stuck with and inspire you to discover new possibilities. Today I wanted to talk to you about my favourite formula for getting the ball rolling on a big ticket goal.  It’s called the 24-7-1 approach shared by Holly Ransom who is widely recognized as one of the world’s top female keynote speakers. This is Ransom’s blueprint for building minimum viable habits; something she says can be just as useful for teams as it for individuals, in work or life in general. Source: https://hollyransom.com/a-practical-approach-to-change-management/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
05:21
March 13, 2020
59. Helping international citizens create their own career with Kathy Borys Siddiqui
Kathy Borys Siddiqui was born in Poland and has lived in 4 countries. Growing up as an immigrant and a cross-cultural kid she was able to discover a multicultural world that shaped her into the person she is today. As an adult she experienced life as a re-pat as well as an expat and she is not a stranger to the challenges and opportunities that life abroad offers.  Just when she least expected it, she met her Danish husband and once again packed her life in boxes and set off to live in Denmark.  Over the span of 10 years Kathy has combined her academic background in Cultural studies, her love for facilitation and her passion for helping internationals to create her own career in Denmark as an intercultural trainer through her business called Active Action.   In this episode Kathy shares how she reframed her talent stack to build a new career in a new country, the challenges of being a global citizen and how she helps other global citizens like her to adapt to living in a new country.  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathybsiddiqui/ Website - http://activeaction.dk/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
37:35
March 6, 2020
58. My origin story, personal branding, outrageous goals for the podcast & my word for 2020
In today's episode, I invite my friend Meryl to take over the podcast hot seat and ask me questions that help you get to know me better! Topics covered: My origin story What's something people may not know about me How to build a personal brand Outrageous goals for the podcast Rapid fire questions - just for fun! Connect with Meryl on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/merylfernandes/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
32:27
February 28, 2020
57. Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli
When it comes to communicating our value, it can be easier to focus on the story we want to tell, rather than listening to uncover new possibilities in the dialogue. Oscar Trimboli shares what it means to be a deep listener, with inspiring stories on how powerful deep listening can be in driving change and creating new possibilities. ---- Oscar Trimboli is on a quest to create 100 million Deep Listeners in the world. He is an author, Host of the Apple Award Winning podcast - Deep Listening, and a sought-after keynote speaker.  He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and the world. Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams in local, regional and global organisations, Oscar has experienced firsthand the transformational impact leaders and organisations can have when they listen beyond the words. He consults to organisations including Cisco, Google, HSBC, News Corp, Paypal, Qantas, TripAdvisor, helping executives and their teams listen to what’s unsaid by the customers and employees. LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscartrimboli/ Website - http://listeningmyths.com/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
57:36
February 21, 2020
56. The art of the coffee catch up
How to be more effective with the way you connect with people to  build your tribe who can help you create confidence, foster learning and explore new directions in your career or a new idea. Topics covered: Know your desired outcome but focus on building relationships first Be clear on what you'd like to cover Don't be afraid to ask the "why" and show your value Follow up within the next day or so For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
11:56
February 14, 2020
55. How to discover your zone of genius & overcome imposter syndrome
Today’s episode is hosted by one of our listeners in the United States! Her name is Anitra Butler-Ngugi, and she is Associate Professor at Prince George's Community College in Washington DC.   Anitra presents the most frequently asked questions from her students with the hopes of encouraging her learners to build their talent stacks while cultivating evergreen skills.  Topics covered: Planning your career How to overcome imposter syndrome Resume tips: should I leave small jobs off my resume or keep them on? How to discover your zone of genius How do you continuously learn Sources mentioned: Talent Stack (Scott Adams) The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks)  Connect with Anitra and Yishan LinkedIn (Anitra Butler-Ngugi) Linkedin (Yishan Chan) Instagram @buildyourtalentstack For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
55:36
February 7, 2020
54. Ten Thousand Hours
Welcome to the first mini-sode, where I feature a quick tip to help you reframe something you might be stuck with and inspire you to discover new possibilities. I share a conversation I had with someone who had bigger plans for their career, and was worried about being pigeon holed in the job they're in now, that had nothing to do with their career aspirations. Topics covered: The 10-000 hour rule by Malcolm Gladwell How you can build your ten thousand hours no matter what job you're in Get ready to build your next thousands of hours for the next trajectory for your talent stack For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
05:21
January 31, 2020
53. How to get ahead of the change curve with your talent stack with Jacinthe A Galpin
In today's episode, I interview Jacinthe Galpin, who is a former risk, audit and governance C-suite executive who relocated from Australia, now based in the United States working with a Fortune 40 retailer.  Jacinthe is also host of the Risktory Podcast, dedicated to telling the story of risk through the lens of history. You can find Jacinthe as a regular speaker at risk conferences around the world, sharing how we can leverage the lessons of history to manage threat and seize opportunities. Jacinthe shares her story of how she built a career in risk management, her views on how risk professionals can future-proof their career, and what it was like to move countries and markets and rebrand herself. Topics explored on this episode: Recalibrate your talent stack to resonate with your audience How to break into risk management as a career path What we can learn from risk management & apply this to the way we need to shape our careers in a fast changing wold. How should risk professionals future proof their skills? Navigating competing schools of thought in risk Connect with Jacinthe Galpin on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacintheagalpin/ Risktory Podcast - http://www.risktorypodcast.com/  For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
28:19
January 24, 2020
52. How I overcame rejection to landing my dream job.
Today I can finally share the story of how I landed my dream job, which has been unfolding over a long chapter. It’s the story of what inspires my curiosity and learning mindset. It’s the story of how I found my professional true north. It’s the story of how I overcame rejection to land my dream job.  A dream job that suits my talent stack to my T, allows me to tap into my zone of genius, and has a health dose of the kind of growth that scares me and excites me at the same time. The story is over 3 chapters: 1)  My upbringing & what inspires me to re-invent myself & create new possibilities for my career  2) The questions that helped me find my professional true north 3) Turning rejection into an opportunity to discover other eco-systems * * * * * * * *  For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
20:55
January 17, 2020
51. New beginnings
Topics covered in this episode: How I found my creative style Reflecting on whether my actions are aligned to what I want to attract in my life Creating new possibilities - starts with taking the time to reflect on how we feel about we love, what we loathe, what we long for and what we have learned. The "why" behind my podcast rebrand to 'Build Your Talent Stack' How to know if you're being honest with yourself Quotes mentioned: Andy J Pizza - "The choices you make in how you make connections between the molecules of your creative “Big Bang" is what defines your creative style."  Gabriel Vargas - "What a time for reflection.. to look back at the evolution of self. The connections made, the shedding of old skin, the overcoming and the becoming. It is also an opportunity to contemplate new beginnings… the start of a new decade. What lies ahead.Am I aligned with what I want to attract in my life? Notice the subtle but powerful movement from self-reflection to self-actualisation.  Herein lies a moment to acknowledge the past and simultaneously welcome the future - to honour twilight and welcome the rising sun. As a wise man once said to me “ponder to go yonder”. ******** Stay tuned for my next episode where I share the story of how I overcame rejection to land my dream job. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
19:35
January 10, 2020
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 - https://yishan.ck.page/contentmindmap For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 ☆ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 ☆ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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" For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 ☆ https://www.yishanchan.co/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. https://yishan.ck.page/talentstack
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. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 ☆ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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: LinkedIn Blog Post - 5 things I learned at HR Festival Asia For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
22:32
June 7, 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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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  For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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! For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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. My course has been superceded by my new book.  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 book at https://www.yishanchan.co/links For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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/ For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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.  For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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.   For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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. For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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. The course has been superceded by my book. Find out more at https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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. The course has been superceded by my book. Find out more at https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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  For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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  For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
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 For more talent stack resources visit https://www.yishanchan.co/links
05:13
October 9, 2018