The Job Hunting Podcast

122. Overcoming career setbacks: A conversation with Sacha Koffman

February 21, 2022

I have always been fascinated by professionals that recover from career setbacks and achieve great things. Not just executives but also athletes, artists, politicians, etc. There is a great deal of effort into their recovery, from working on their mental health, remaining on course towards their goals, and ensuring they have the best team to provide the proper support and advice. I often wonder how they found the strength and wisdom to turn things around.

This is why I invited my friend Sacha Koffman to chat with me for this episode. Sacha is an executive with over twenty-five years of commercial experience. He's worked at some of the best-known global consulting firms and corporate brands, always in learning and leadership development roles. More recently, Sacha has also embraced this entrepreneurial side and is the co-founder of two startups that have grown successfully. 

Early in his career, Sacha faced enormous challenges. His situation, which he will explain in our interview, made him feel lonely, and it was difficult to talk about it with anyone, let alone open up about it at work. This, in turn, led to further troubles in both his work and personal life.

But this story has a happy ending. And this is why I really wanted to interview Sacha. In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, he opens up about these challenges and shares how being authentically vulnerable saved his career and ultimately led him on his crusade to help others navigate life obstacles. It's a long episode, folks, so grab your coffee and your tea because it's 100% worth listening

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About Sacha Koffman:

Sacha Koffman is an executive with over twenty-five years of commercial experience. He's worked at some of the best-known global consulting firms and corporate brands, always in learning and leadership development roles. More more, Sacha embraced this entrepreneurial side, starting two startups that have grown successfully. 

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About your host:

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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Host: Renata Bernarde

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Music: Scott Holmes

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