Episode 37: How to Successfully Career Change as a Mum with Lauretta Ihonor.
In this episode, Lauretta Ihonor joins the podcast to discuss career change. Lauretta is the founder of theambitionplan.com, a digital platform for women wanting to change career, a coach and has successfully changed careers five times.
Lauretta openly shares practical advice and insight which can be applied to anyone seeking a career change, and specific advice to mums looking to make a change.
In this episode we cover:
Lauretta’s amazing career journey, from being a Doctor to fashion, journalism, nutritional medicine and being a magazine editor to setting up theambitionplan.com. Find out the importance of asking ‘why’ in finding the right career for you and letting go of the ‘how’.
The exact six steps a mum should take when considering a career change. Lauretta explains the importance of clarity, how to gain the self-belief and self-confidence you need and the three ways you can move job.
The specific issues mums may face when wanting to change career, such as childcare costs.
The three most important things Lauretta has learnt from her career changes, including not having to start from scratch and how to get a mentor.
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04:00 Lauretta’s career journey
07:40 Lauretta’s inner journey through seeking meaning and fulfilment in her career
09:39 What can we be aiming for with our careers?
11:00 The importance of the ‘why’
13:00 Steps a mum should take when transitioning from one career to another
14:13 How to find your passion
16:45 How to get self-belief and self-confidence
17:55 Prioritising your dream scenario
19:07 Three ways you can make a career change
20:44 ‘Leap Frogging’ and how this can solve challenges facing mums with career change
22:04 The power of support groups
27:30 Three things Lauretta has learnt from her career changes
30:10 Why people stay in jobs that don’t fulfil them
31:56 How to get a mentor
33:15 Fear and Lauretta’s experience of it
38:15 Surrounding yourself with people on your wavelength
39:58 The importance of doing your homework
42:00 If you could give one gift to all mothers in world, what would it be and why?