Age Defying Careers Podcast - Clarice Lin

7Feb

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Another fabulous Podcast where Clarice Lin shares her career story.

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Podcast 123 - Skills for PMOs

4Feb

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In this episode of the Podcast, Lindsay Scott shares her insight into the skills that PMOs need to have and how they increase their capability. 

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Podcast 122 - Delivering Simple Complex Projects

14Jan

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Did you know that there is such a thing as a simple complex project? Simple complex projects are often simple activties that need to be repeated many times at different locations. For example printer delpoyment, upgrade of LANs, mobile phone upgrades. 

PMOs and Senior Stakeholders often view these projects as easy and "how hard can it be".

Carolyn Prately, a Program Manager shares her expertise in delivering tricky simple but complex projects and how these projects can be compared to herding sheep through a gate

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Podcast 121 - PMOs as Trusted Business Partners

14Jan

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Fantastic in Marisa Silva about how PMOs can become trusted business partners

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Age Defying Careers Podcast - Sally Foley Lewis

14Jan

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In this Podcast Sally Foley Lewis shares her career story - starting with a degree in Leisure Management through to be an in-demand leadership coach. 

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Age Defying Careers Podcast - Christina Bertram

12Dec

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In this Podcast, Christina Bertram shares her career story

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Podcast 120 - Empathy and Project Managers - A Required Skill

12Dec

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Is Empathy an important skill for Project Managers? 

In this Podcast Elena Zagorenko shares her insight into why empathy is an important skill for project managers.

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Podcast 119 - Supporting the Change Leader

12Dec

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How can Project Managers support change leaders?

In this Podcast Dr Jen Frahm, author of Conversations of Change discusses how Project Managers can support Change Leaders.

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Age Defying Careers Podcast - Saffron House

29Nov

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In this episode Business Analyst Saffron House shares her career story.

 She is a qualified Business Analyst who has a ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis in 2011, (now known as the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis).  In 2014 she presented at the European Conference in Business Analysis. She is a currently a member and mentor of the UK Chapter of the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis).

 

Points raised in this podcast:

  • Her journey from studying Archaeology to a becoming a qualified Business Analyst
  • Why she felt it was important to obtained a university education in the first instance
  • How her university studies and a degree helped open the door to new opportunities
  • How a presentation by a female business analyst inspired her to change her career from sales administration to becoming a change agent
  • How she overcame self confidence issues in her career
  • The importance of continued education and obtaining formal qualifications when commencing a new career
  • How confidence and building resilience has helped her in pushing through difficult career times
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Age Defying Careers Podcast - Jenny De Lacey

29Nov

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In this episode, Visibility Coach Jenny De Lacy shares her career story.

 Jenny is a video marketing strategist and expert. She transferred her skills gained in over 20 years in Learning and Development and moved from ‘contractor’ to ‘business owner’.  

 

Points raised in this podcast:

  • Her journey from a career in Learning & Development to running her own business
  • Jenny’s career change from having the urge to run a business rather than be a contractor and trying to find a position that fit with family life
  • How working in a toxic environment was the impetus to start a business
  • Taking the skills learnt from running a business and from her career and turned it into her business today
  • Having to let go of the insecurity to leave a contracting position
  • Transferring the people management and writing skills to help craft their message and gain confidence
  • ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’ and people stay in employment not knowing what else they could do
  • The assistance of career specialists to change our careers by transferring your skillset
  • Realising the importance of leaving that toxic environment for confidence and self-worth
  • Different Egos in the workplace
  • Learning that our skills and abilities move across different stages of our career
  • Our career title doesn’t really matter – just decide what you want to do and doesn’t have to have a label
  • Understanding it can take some time to get over a bad/toxic work environment.
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