Sinopsis

Want to have a happy career and love your job but not sure where to start? The Amazing If podcast brings you practical, action focused advice on how to take control of your career and make better choices about your future. Full of tips, tools and techniques that you can put into practice straight away. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If, Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, whose courses and coaching have helped 1000's of people have a happier career and authors of 'how to overcome your confidence gremlins.'

Episodios

  • #168 How to design your work life

    #168 How to design your work life

    01/09/2020 Duración: 25min

    In this weeks episode Sarah interviews Bill Burnett and Dave Evans the authors of Design your Life and Design your Work Life. They discuss how we can all adopt a designer mindset and why reframing is a design superpower we can all learn. Sarah also shares some of her favourite tools and frameworks from the book including the 'maker mix' and the difference between the best theoretical option and best doable option.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #167 Your identity at work

    #167 Your identity at work

    25/08/2020 Duración: 29min

    In this week's episode Sarah and Helen discuss the relationship between identity and work. Together they explore what happens when we become the work that we do and ideas for positive actions we can all take to create a positive connection between ourselves and our work.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #166 Stress and Selfcare with Rachael Welford

    #166 Stress and Selfcare with Rachael Welford

    21/08/2020 Duración: 15min

    For the last episode in our Setting Yourself Up for Success series, Helen talks to wellbeing expert Rachael Welford about stress and the importance of self-care. They talk about how to make meditation manageable, how to stop negative beliefs getting in your way and how to develop health-ful habits. For more on Rachael's work, head to: https://www.welfordwellbeing.com/For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #165 How to speak up at work with Megan Reitz

    #165 How to speak up at work with Megan Reitz

    20/08/2020 Duración: 20min

    For the 4th episode of our Setting Yourself Up for Success series, Helen talks to author, researcher and professor Megan Reitz about speaking up at work. Together they discuss why speaking-up feels hard and how our conversational habits can hold us back. They talk through the TRUTH framework Megan has developed to understand what gets in the way of speaking up and how to overcome challenges and Megan also shares the importance of managers being prepared to 'listen-up' to what is being said.For more on Megan's work, head to: https://www.meganreitz.com/You can buy her book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Speak-Up-what-needs-heard/dp/1292263016For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #164 The Power of Rest with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

    #164 The Power of Rest with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

    19/08/2020 Duración: 13min

    This is episode 3 in our Setting Yourself Up for Success series and today's topic is rest. Helen interviews author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on why we need to prioritise rest and how practically to invest in rest when work feels consuming. They talk about the importance of deliberate rest, the passion-paradox, why hobbies matter and our need to nap!To find out more about Alex's work head to: http://www.strategy.rest/Details on his books can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alex-Soojung-Kim-Pang/e/B001KHJ91I?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1597749340&sr=1-3To enter the competion to win a signed copy of shorter (open to August 28th), head here: https://www.instagram.com/amazingif/For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #163 How to build your brand with Bianca Miller-Cole

    #163 How to build your brand with Bianca Miller-Cole

    18/08/2020 Duración: 24min

    This is episode number 2 in the Setting Yourself Up for Success series. In this episode, Helen talks to entreprenuer and personal branding expert Biana Miller-Cole about the importance of building your personal brand and practical tips for how to do it. They also talk through 3 listeners personal brands and offer tips for improvement.To find out more about Bianca head to: www.biancamiller.ukBianca is running a mastermind mentoring session on the topic of 'Personal Brand & Company Brand' on the 5th September. The sessions are created for business owners but everyone is welcome. Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/byron-amp-bianca-entrepreneurs-amp-business-mentors-14825079175You can read about Bianca's book here: https://www.selfmadebook.uk/For everything else Squiggly Careers related, head to www.amazingif.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #162 Understanding Your Strengths with Marcus Buckingham

    #162 Understanding Your Strengths with Marcus Buckingham

    17/08/2020 Duración: 18min

    This is the first episode in the Squiggly Careers - Setting Yourself Up For Success series. This five part series covers topics including personal branding, rest and speaking-up. Today, Helen talks to strengths expert Marcus Buckingham about what the real definition of a strength is, how we can understand what we're best at and how we can use that insight to manage our careers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #161 Job crafting - how to redesign your role

    #161 Job crafting - how to redesign your role

    10/08/2020 Duración: 32min

    Job crafting is a proven activity to increase our engagement, performance and wellbeing at work and in this week's Squiggly Careers podcast, Sarah and Helen talk about how to put the theory into action. They discuss the benefits of job crafting, the areas to focus on and 5 specific actions you can take to start to redesign your role. For all links and resources referenced in the podcast, head to www.amazingif.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #160 Conversations about race at work

    #160 Conversations about race at work

    04/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    This week Helen talks to 3 different guests about how everyone can engage more openly, actively and positively in conversations about race at work. She talks to Zahra Mohamoud, campaign manager for Business in the Community's Race at Work Charter, Vanessa Belleau, founder of High Fifteen and Tolu Farinto, Head of Ethnicity and Social Mobility at Utopia. They discuss how to overcome fear of 'getting it wrong', examples of organisations creating long-term cultural change and how to approach conversations with empathy.For more information about this week's guest, see links below:Business in the Community - Race at Work Charter: https://www.bitc.org.uk/race/Zahra Mohamoud: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zahramohamoud/Vanessa Belleau: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessabelleau/High Fifteen: https://www.highfifteen.com/Tolu Farinto: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toluwani-farinto-24119467Utopia - Culture Change Agency: https://www.weareutopia.co/  See acast.com/priva

  • #159 How to find your flow at work

    #159 How to find your flow at work

    28/07/2020 Duración: 30min

    This week Helen and Sarah are talking about 'flow'. They discuss what it means to be flow at work and why it matters. They talk through Miahly Csikzentmihalyi's 8 characteristics of flow and share 4 actions to find your flow and spend more time in flow.For resources and links for this episode, head to www.amazingif.com. If you'd like to be part of a live discussion about this podcast, you can join Sarah for PodPlus on July 30th at 9am.For full details of this free session, head to www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #158 Why we need humour at work and how we can create more space to smile

    #158 Why we need humour at work and how we can create more space to smile

    21/07/2020 Duración: 35min

    In this episode Helen and Sarah talk about the importance of levity, humour and laughter at work with Naomi Bagdonas and Jennifer Aaker, the authors of 'Humor, Seriously'. Plus, Sarah talks to Lynne Parker, founder and chief executive of Funny Women and Deb Leary OBE, CEO of Forensic Pathways about how they use humour in their day to day working lives. For full resources visit amazingif.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #157 How to prevent pessimism and practice optimism at work

    #157 How to prevent pessimism and practice optimism at work

    14/07/2020 Duración: 30min

    In this weeks episode Helen and Sarah discuss why optimistics do better at work (and in life) and the difference between expectant and explainer optimists. And together they ask the question if optimism is a skill we can all learn what does this look like in practise? We finish the episode sharing 5 practical actions listeners can take to add some optimism into your day to day work and over the course of your career.Don't forget, you can join our weekly PodPlus sessions where we share frameworks and models you can put into action. These 30 minute, interactive Zoom sessions are free to join and you can register for them here: https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #156 How to be an ally at work

    #156 How to be an ally at work

    07/07/2020 Duración: 30min

    This week Sarah talks to Leyya Sattar and Roshni Goyate, the co-founders of The Other Box, about what it means to be an ally, what gets in the way and the practical actions we can all take to be effective allies at work.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #155 Procrastination at work (and how to prevent it)

    #155 Procrastination at work (and how to prevent it)

    30/06/2020 Duración: 27min

    In this weeks episode Helen and Sarah discuss why we procrastinate and 5 ideas and actions to help prevent procrastination, including monk mode, the pomodoro technique and swallowing the frog. And as an added bonus Helen finishes the episode by sharing her top productivity hints & tips.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #154 Happiness at work with Lord Mark Price

    #154 Happiness at work with Lord Mark Price

    23/06/2020 Duración: 28min

    This week, Helen talks to Lord Mark Price about the 6 steps to happier workplaces. Mark is the former Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership, a member of the House of Lords and the founder of Engaging Works. This episode is full of insights and practical actions you can take to create happier workplaces.For more information on the epsiode, head to https://www.amazingif.com/listen and follow Mark's work at https://engaging.works/Don't forget, you can join our weekly PodPlus sessions where we share models you can put into action. These 30 minute, interactive Zoom sessions are free to join and you can register for them here: https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #153: Ask The Expert: Adaptability with Steven Bartlett

    #153: Ask The Expert: Adaptability with Steven Bartlett

    18/06/2020 Duración: 14min

    In the final episode of our six-part Ask the Expert series, Helen talks to CEO and founder of Social Chain, Steven Bartlett, about the importance of adaptability as a skill and how to cultivate it.In their discussion, Steven shares his thought on the importance of 'adaptability outliers', making sure people have an incentive to be adaptable and permission to fail. He also talks about the importance of reflection and writing in helping him to personally stay adaptable in his career. Follow Steven @steven on instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #152 How to find meaning at work

    #152 How to find meaning at work

    16/06/2020 Duración: 26min

    This week Sarah and Helen discuss how to find more meaning and fulfilment from the work that you do. Together they reflect on what makes work meaningful and what gets in the way. And though there is no blueprint for discovering meaningful work there are questions you can ask and actions you can take which will help you to feel more connected to your job today, and in the future.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #151 Ask The Expert: Psychological Safety with Amy Edmondson

    #151 Ask The Expert: Psychological Safety with Amy Edmondson

    11/06/2020 Duración: 16min

    In the fifth of our six-part Ask the Expert series, Sarah interviews Amy Edmondson, the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organisation. Together Sarah and Amy discuss Psychological Safety, the concept she has pioneered and championed through her research.They chat about what gets in the way of psychological safety and how we can all learn the skills and take positive action to create respected and trusted teams where people feel comfortable to be themselves.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #150 How to cope with career change and uncertainty

    #150 How to cope with career change and uncertainty

    09/06/2020 Duración: 30min

    This week Helen and Sarah talk about how to navigate the change and uncertainty that we're all facing in our careers right now. Together they discuss how to overcome the thoughts and feelings that can get in our way when faced with change and the positive actions that will help you take control of your career in the short and long term.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • #149 Ask the Expert: Creativity with Holly Tucker

    #149 Ask the Expert: Creativity with Holly Tucker

    04/06/2020 Duración: 16min

    In the fourth of our six-part 'Ask the Expert' series, Helen interviews Holly Tucker, co-founder of Not On The High Street and founder of Holly&Co about the importance of creativity in navigating through times of change. They talk about how spark your creativity and apply it to your day to day work to create new opportunities for you and your career.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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