Episode 204

How to Become a Gig Executive - with Werkling Founder, Michelle Fotheringham (Ep 204)

In this episode, our guest, Michelle Fotheringham, CEO and founder of Werkling, shares her insights and experiences in corporate roles, consulting, and as an on-demand talent. We explore how the gig economy is disrupting various industries and discuss the shift towards flexibility and outcome-based work preferences. Tune in as we delve into the challenges and opportunities that arise from this evolving landscape and discover the importance of community and belonging for freelance professionals.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 05:35 - Michelle Fotheringham's journey to HR.
  • 10:22 - Building business foundations during the Pandemic 2020.
  • 12:27 - Extensive interviews shaped the validation process.
  • 15:14 - Different segments in the contingent workforce.
  • 20:55 - Reimagining outsourcing and the gig economy.
  • 28:42 - Day rates vary by field and specialization.
  • 33:19 - Diversify income streams for financial security. 
  • 39:52 - Building reputation.
  • 42:25 - Michelle's final thoughts

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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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