Jenny, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
Jenny is a PhD with a background in education and research science. She currently works for a university designing its science curriculum.
on this episode
Jenny was a research scientist who loved science but hated her job. She was afraid of disappointing others and giving up on all the hard work she’d done to advance in her career, which held her back from finding her ideal role.
She wanted to love her job, but she didn’t. She hated it. The realization broke Jenny’s heart and frightened her. She had changed careers before, from teaching to research science, but she didn’t want to change again.
It took Jenny three years to work through these fears and anxieties, but she did it and landed her ideal role. Check out this week’s episode to hear how she did it, and what she’s up to now!
What You’ll Learn
- Learn how to overcome fear of disappointing others to pursue a role that fits you.
- Discover how your strengths from your previous role create the platform to launch you into your next role.
- Learn that moving into a new industry does not mean starting your career over.
"When I started I was afraid of making the wrong decision! My career was incredibly important to me and I didn't want to screw it up or waste time making a move I wouldn't enjoy! Scott helped me learn what my strengths are and what is most important to me… but more important than that I learned about what I can't stop doing that I have to have in my work to make me happy"
I convinced myself for many years. That I was very lucky to have that job. And I would be crazy to leave it. I convinced myself that the team needed me even though I was miserable. And ultimately, it took me getting physically sick to realize I needed to leave! after going through the signature coaching program, and really focusing on understanding my strengths, and the strengths that I like to use the most, and how to put those into practice in terms of work. One biggest things that I learned out of the signature coaching was on designing my life. And this is another thing that I had really never, it had, I don't know, if it had never occurred to me. I just never believed it was possible until now.
All the stars aligned and I ended up finding the right thing at the right place at the right time, and it was you guys! Everything that you said was speaking to me and the things that you had done in the job that you had transitioned out of and into. Also how finding work that you love is your passion for people! Honestly, it was you Scott, I mean, the way that you talked about it, how passionate you were, I was like, there's no way he's gonna put out a faulty product. So I'm gonna try it, you know… I recommend you to all my friends, you know, even if they don't realize that they're looking for a new job, I'm like this is the first step, let's do this! Even if you maybe don't move out of this career. This is going to help!
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