Episode 231

A Harvard Expert is Asking you to Re-Imagine Your Career and Your Relationship to Work (Ep 231)

Christina Wallace is a veteran when it comes to following a diverse career path. Starting in the arts, she learned early on the necessity of juggling multiple roles - musician, theatre artist, and, later, various roles in theatre production. This experience laid the foundation for her career philosophy: versatility as a survival and success strategy.

In our conversation, she shared her insights on the emerging trend of leading a portfolio life and career. This interview unearthed valuable insights into how a diversified career path offers resilience in an unpredictable job market and caters to the multifaceted aspirations of today’s professionals.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 01:20 The Genesis of a Portfolio Career
  • 03:49 Navigating Work and Identity in a Traditional Family Setting
  • 06:36 Embracing Flexibility and Novelty in Work
  • 11:32 Learning from Failure: The Value of Fast Failures in Business and Life
  • 15:44 Balancing Work, Family, and Personal Goals
  • 25:30 Addressing Career Paralysis and Identity Crises
  • 25:52 Unraveling Identity and Career Choices
  • 26:36 A New Approach to Identity
  • 28:42 Case Studies: From Physics to Origami and Beyond
  • 33:41 Redefining Ambition: Beyond Career Success
  • 36:25 The Power of Long-Term Vision in Career Planning
  • 47:48 Strategies and Insights

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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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I'm Renata Bernarde, a former CEO and senior executive, now dedicated to helping professionals succeed in advancing their careers. I believe that you can have the best career. One that satisfies your financial and personal needs, brings you joy, and adds value to your life.
I designed career services that can meet your needs and your budget. So, if you're a seasoned professional at a career crossroads, seeking to align your next job with your life's purpose, then let's redefine your career path together and turn aspirations into achievements. Are you ready? Let's embark on this journey together.

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Renata Bernarde