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February 29, 2024


Episode 241: Moving Past Negative Work Experiences

Moving Past Negative Work Experiences

In this episode

In today’s episode of the Career Change Maker podcast, I’m talking about moving past negative work experiences. In my work as a career coach, my clients share with me their end goal and where they ideally want to be, but there are often roadblocks and resistance in getting there. This feeling of resistance often stems from negative past work experiences which leave a lasting impact on your confidence.

In this episode, we look at how holding on to past experience can affect the way you move forward in three main ways. I’ll talk you through an example of how to look at your past and ask yourself what you can learn from that experience. You cannot change the past, but you can learn from it and determine your own future.


What will you learn in this episode:

  • How to ‘show up’ in the way you want – how to have expectations which are not set based on previous experience, but simply from an understanding of it – this will allow you to prevent it from happening again.


  • How to take ownership of your career development – stop being passive and shape the reality of your goal. How to focus on what you want to get out of your role and what impact you want to create.
  • The importance of addressing and dealing with past experiences – learning lessons that need to be processed so you can move on. Assess, digest, reflect, take ownership, and move forward.

Episode notes

As an award-winning certified executive and career coach, TEDx speaker, podcast host and former lawyer, I have seen way too many female professionals under selling themselves and settling for less in their careers. I am committed to equipping high achieving women with the tools and support to create careers that are both meaningful and impactful.


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