Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Helen Tupper - Embrace the Squiggly Career Path and Cage Your Confidence Gremlins

November 26, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Helen Tupper Episode 66
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Helen Tupper - Embrace the Squiggly Career Path and Cage Your Confidence Gremlins
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Helen Tupper - Embrace the Squiggly Career Path and Cage Your Confidence Gremlins
Nov 26, 2020 Episode 66
Mo Gawdat and Helen Tupper

Helen Tupper is the co-founder and CEO of Amazing If, co-author of The Squiggly Careers, and the co-host of the Squiggly Careers podcast. She dedicates herself to helping people and organizations succeed through the unpredictable - or “squiggly” - nature of a career path. Helen describes herself as a positive force for good...work.

I highly recommend the Squiggly Careers podcast. Each week, Helen and her co-founder and co-host, Sarah Ellis, take a work challenge and share tips and tools to help you with it. From looking for a new job to dealing with a difficult colleague, this podcast is incredibly useful. There are over 180 episodes ready for you to listen to and you can search for and subscribe to future Squiggly Careers episodes wherever you get your podcasts. 

Helen and Sarah are brilliant, and this interview with Helen will give you a small taste of their potentially life changing advice on how to really assess your career and, eventually, thrive in a happy one.

Listen as we discuss:

  • How Helen loved her jobs and wanted to do more outside the job to be better at it, but this was a hard sell for management
  • The meaning of a "squiggly career", and what Helen's has looked like
  • The mission of Squiggly Careers: make career support accessible to everyone
  • A linear career never goes backwards, but a squiggly career can go any direction
  • The combination of "What do I value?" + "What am I good at?"
  • Build confidence and gain insight into your strengths to find your career path
  • How to tame the "confidence gremlins" that stick us to limiting beliefs
  • Judge yourself in the way you judge other people
  • My own squiggly career, and how I thrived in the corporate world
  • What exactly is a "career"?
  • The historical origins of the career ladder
  • Should you quit your job if it's not meeting your values?
  • How to engage in Active Rest
  • Staying resilient in trying times for careers everywhere

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
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Connect with Helen Tupper on Instagram @amazingif, Facebook @amazingif, on Twitter @helentupper, and on her website, amazingif.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

Helen Tupper is the co-founder and CEO of Amazing If, co-author of The Squiggly Careers, and the co-host of the Squiggly Careers podcast. She dedicates herself to helping people and organizations succeed through the unpredictable - or “squiggly” - nature of a career path. Helen describes herself as a positive force for good...work.

I highly recommend the Squiggly Careers podcast. Each week, Helen and her co-founder and co-host, Sarah Ellis, take a work challenge and share tips and tools to help you with it. From looking for a new job to dealing with a difficult colleague, this podcast is incredibly useful. There are over 180 episodes ready for you to listen to and you can search for and subscribe to future Squiggly Careers episodes wherever you get your podcasts. 

Helen and Sarah are brilliant, and this interview with Helen will give you a small taste of their potentially life changing advice on how to really assess your career and, eventually, thrive in a happy one.

Listen as we discuss:

  • How Helen loved her jobs and wanted to do more outside the job to be better at it, but this was a hard sell for management
  • The meaning of a "squiggly career", and what Helen's has looked like
  • The mission of Squiggly Careers: make career support accessible to everyone
  • A linear career never goes backwards, but a squiggly career can go any direction
  • The combination of "What do I value?" + "What am I good at?"
  • Build confidence and gain insight into your strengths to find your career path
  • How to tame the "confidence gremlins" that stick us to limiting beliefs
  • Judge yourself in the way you judge other people
  • My own squiggly career, and how I thrived in the corporate world
  • What exactly is a "career"?
  • The historical origins of the career ladder
  • Should you quit your job if it's not meeting your values?
  • How to engage in Active Rest
  • Staying resilient in trying times for careers everywhere

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Helen Tupper on Instagram @amazingif, Facebook @amazingif, on Twitter @helentupper, and on her website, amazingif.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.