Build Your Talent Stack

Build Your Talent Stack

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I started my career feeling like I needed to fit in, and now I shape my own career opportunities. Together with my guests, we share how we challenge the status quo in how we learn, connect with an aligned tribe who gets us, and shape our own jobs - and in many cases these are jobs that didn’t exist before. Get ready to be inspired to explore creative ways to learn, future-proof your talent stack and forge your own path in the future work in a way that brings out your zone of genius. Hosted by Yishan Chan.


52. How I overcame rejection to landing my dream job.
Jan 17 • 20 min
Today I can finally share the story of how I landed my dream job, which has been unfolding over a long chapter. It’s the story of what inspires my curiosity and learning mindset. It’s the story of how I found my professional true north. It’s the story of…
51. New beginnings
Jan 10 • 19 min
Topics covered in this episode: How I found my creative style Reflecting on whether my actions are aligned to what I want to attract in my life Creating new possibilities - starts with taking the time to reflect on how we feel about we love, what we…
50. What I learned in my first year of podcasting
Dec 13, 2019 • 16 min
This is going to be my last episode for 2019 before I take a short break to get ready for the new year. This year we’ve had 24 guest interviews, 26 solo episodes - and we’re now listened in 41 countries around the world. I’m still pinching myself sharing…
49. Beginners Guide to Podcasting - Part 3 (Record, Edit & Distribute)
Dec 8, 2019 • 23 min
Ever since I started podcasting, I get asked A LOT …about HOW I podcast. Today’s the day I’m going share my exact process - from how I first went from idea to launch, and lessons learned from my first year of podcasting. PART 1 - Craft the ingredients of…
48. Beginners Guide to Podcasting - Part 2 (Planning Episodes)
Dec 7, 2019 • 17 min
Ever since I started podcasting, I get asked A LOT …about HOW I podcast. Today’s the day I’m going share my exact process - from how I first went from idea to launch, and lessons learned from my first year of podcasting. PART 1 - Craft the ingredients of…
47. Beginners Guide to Podcasting - Part 1 (Essential Ingredients)
Dec 6, 2019 • 28 min
Ever since I started podcasting, I get asked A LOT …about HOW I podcast. Today’s the day I’m going share my exact process - from how I first went from idea to launch, and lessons learned from my first year of podcasting. PART 1 - Craft the ingredients of…
46. Learning out loud with Helen Blunden
Nov 30, 2019 • 41 min
Helen Blunden is a believer that learning at work and through work, and with othres anytime, anywhere, anyhow - are seamless. She believes in the power of working openly and tapping into a global network of people who can help us solve our organisational…
45. How I used modern learning to prepare for my first international talk
Nov 22, 2019 • 21 min
What is modern learning? How do modern learners learn? I explore Jane Hart’s definition of what it means to be a modern learner and share an example of how I used these concepts to prepare for my first international talk in Singapore at HR Festival Asia.…
44. Personality: The key ingredient in bridging a career from librarian to information governance with Sian Sewell
Nov 15, 2019 • 22 min
Personality is a key ingredient in Sian’s personal brand, and in this episode Sian shares her story of how her personality and curiosity has bridged a career from librarian to landing a corporate role in information governance, speaking opportunities and…
43. How to shape your own career opportunities with Amanda Ting
Nov 8, 2019 • 25 min
Amanda Ting shares her story about how a decision she made in her final year of university in a science degree, ended up being the launch pad of a career that spanned design, marketing, and information technology. Despite not knowing what she wanted to do…
42. Showcase your talent stack with a digital portfolio
Nov 1, 2019 • 10 min
I share why it’s a good idea to set up your LinkedIn as a digital portfolio, and a few tips you could do to turn a profile that probably looks like an online version of your resume into a digital portfolio. Use your digital portfolio to showcase your…
41. Modern learning ways to get through your reading list
Oct 25, 2019 • 11 min
I share 3 ways I’ve experimented with augmenting my reading list with a modern learning approach - where I learn about big ideas from a wider range of books without having to actually feel overwhelmed about getting through what i”m already struggling to…
40. 3 future proof skills to add to your talent stack
Oct 18, 2019 • 13 min
The skills we need to stay relevant in the future are rapidly changing. Gone are the days when education is a once a done thing, and instead we should be thinking about future proofing our talent stack to adapt to the jobs in the Fourth Industrial…
39. 3 lessons from 3 job promotions
Oct 4, 2019 • 10 min
I share 3 lessons from helping 3 people successfully land new jobs this year - all of which were promotions into different areas from where they were previously. The 3 people came from very different paths and the journey to get to their career leap was…
38. It’s time to check in
Sep 20, 2019 • 11 min
September in numerology symbolises the final act for what you’ve been working on since the beginning of the year. It’s a time of transition where we come face to face with the lessons and challenges this year, so we can wrap up and prepare for the new…
37. Is your elevator pitch helping you land your next opportunity?
Sep 6, 2019 • 14 min
Being clear about what your zone of genius is & being able to define it helps you become clearer in how you communicate & invite others to connect and collaborate with you. If you’re someone who struggles to frame your own elevator pitch because you’re…
36. Feeding the curiosity of the next generation with Hima Tk, founder of education startup Inquibox
Aug 23, 2019 • 23 min
Hima Tk is the founder of InquiBox, an education startup based in Melbourne. Prior to starting her startup, she worked as a management consultant, technology consultant and software engineer across Asia, USA and Australia. In today’s episode, we discuss…
35. Content strategy for employers, LinkedIn, & fostering creativity at work with content strategist Gary Andrews
Aug 9, 2019 • 50 min
Gary Andrews is a Content Director at Mercer Bell, where he looks after everything from content strategy to content creation for major brands such as Toyota, Purina and Pernod Ricard. Gary originally trained as a journalist and since then has worked…
34. Leverage the power of storytelling with Emily Edgeley
Jul 26, 2019 • 31 min
Today I’d like to introduce to you to Emily Edgeley. Emily is a public speaking coach, and her passion is helping people turn their public speaking fear into excitement and leverage the power of storytelling to captivate, engage and inspire. In our chat…
33. Learning while working with Robin Petterd, founder of Sprout Labs
Jul 12, 2019 • 26 min
Robin Petterd is the founder of Sprout Labs, and he’s on a mission to change how people learn at work. Robin’s belief is that learning at work needs to reflect the natural way we learn; it needs to restore our curiosity; and it needs to support our desire…
32. Live life the way you want with ‘Yes Get It’ founder, Helen Babb
Jun 29, 2019 • 28 min
In today’s episode I chat with Helen Babb, who is an advocate, facilitator and social entrepreneur. Helen is the CEO & Founder of Yes Get It, a social enterprise that empowers and equips women with the self-awareness, confidence and practical tools to be…
31. Improving talent diversity with DivTal founders - Lorna Deng & Bedi Othow
Jun 14, 2019 • 32 min
Lorna Deng and Bedi Othow are both Human Resource professionals, passionate advocates for diversity and inclusion, and they are both migrants from South Sudan who have faced and overcome employment barriers. Lorna and Bedi recently joined forces to start…
30. First international talk + open doors to new opportunities by sharing your message
Jun 7, 2019 • 22 min
I share my experience at the HR Festival Asia Conference in Singapore, and the importance of sharing your message & what you learned to open doors to new opportunities. Links mentioned in this episode: Listen to my talk at HR Festival Asia LinkedIn Blog…
28. Expat talent stack - Keri Bloomfield on reframing her talent stack in a new country through her love for writing
May 24, 2019 • 45 min
Keri Bloomfield shares her journey of adaptation after moving from the corporate world in New Zealand to learning a new way of life in Denmark. Despite the initial struggle in adjusting to Scandinavian life, the move turned out to be the very thing that…
27. Disrupting networking and social learning with She Mentors founder and digital executive, Ali Adey
May 17, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s episode I chat with Ali Adey, who is the founder of She Mentors, a membership site that connects women in business with mentors, experts and peers. She runs bi-monthly events in Melbourne with some of Australia’s most influential women in…
26. How to approach career disruptions & create your own possibilities in the future of work with Conor O’Malley
May 10, 2019 • 35 min
Conor O’Malley is a former C-level executive in Suppy Chain in the areas of Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Retail and Third Party Logistics in organisations across Australia and UK. Conor now runs his own practice in executive coaching and leadership…
25. Find a tribe that sees the gold
May 3, 2019 • 17 min
Topics covered in this episode: My first international talk about “Talent Stack” in Singapore People I want to especially thank for calling me out on playing small The two reasons I started this podcast What I had to say to my doubters Find a tribe that…
24. Actor & video coach: Forging a creative career with Olivia Rose Solomons
Apr 26, 2019 • 48 min
Olivia shares the story of how she combined her acting and career coaching skills from her talent stack to forging a new path as a video coach and storyteller for a HR Tech startup. Stay tuned to the end of the episode, where Olivia shares 4 tips to get…
23. Digital creative skills that helped Holly Bartter shape a “future of work” career & side-hustle
Apr 19, 2019 • 46 min
Meet Holly Bartter, Creative & Operations Director for Transition Hub, a future of work career development program that helps people gain skills required to thrive in the new work landscape. Holly has a degree in Film & Digital Art, and has worked across…
22. Creative iceberg: The truth behind every creative pivot I’ve launched
Apr 12, 2019 • 24 min
Today I’m going deeper to share a really personal story. It’s the untold story of what really goes on beneath the “creative iceberg” for myself - the truth behind every creative pivot I’ve launched over the last decade. If you’re going through a major…
21. Learning mindset & surviving abuse with René Michele
Apr 5, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode, René Michele shares her incredible story of how a learning mindset helped her survive abuse, overcome self-destruction and transform into a woman of determination and purpose, motivated to succeed and rise above the events that nearly…
20. CV tips from certified resume writer René Michele
Mar 29, 2019 • 45 min
If you’re feeling confused by all the different advice out there on how to write a stand out cover letter and resume, this is the episode for you. René Michele, a certified advanced resume writer, takes us through the international standards, top clichés…
19. How to prepare for your personal branding headshot
Mar 22, 2019 • 19 min
If you’ve been thinking of refreshing your headshot but not sure of what to wear, or how to engage a photographer, then this is the episode for you. I share my tips for how to look your best for your headshot day, whether it be for a corporate or branding…
18. 5 content ideas to raise your profile on LinkedIn
Mar 15, 2019 • 16 min
If you’re considering a portfolio career, chances are your LInkedIn network started out being mostly people from your professional network. Now that you’re intending to show up more online with your new brand, it can feel awkward putting yourself out…
17. Would you have coffee with yourself based on your Linkedin bio?
Mar 7, 2019 • 10 min
To kick off this month’s theme on online branding, here’s a question for you - would you have a coffee with yourself based on your Linkedin bio? So many people see LinkedIn as something you update when you need to look for a new job. Why not use it as a…
16. 5 ways to empower you to write your own job description
Feb 26, 2019 • 19 min
I share 5 tips on how to build momentum to empower you to redesign your 9-5, whether it’s your current job, or to help you plan in designing your next job. Topics discussed in this episode: How to deal with the mindset blockers holding you back from going…
15. Michelle Gibbings on leaping careers and the importance of going broad and deep with building your talent stack
Feb 23, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode I chat with executive career mentor Michelle Gibbings about: What drew her to leap across multiple career paths How to make the most of a job that you’re not in love with What it’s like to make the leap from corporate to consulting Why…
14. How to maximise your 9-5 to build your talent stack
Feb 15, 2019 • 20 min
Have you ever held back from going for a new job you really want, because you’re worried that you lack experience? But at the same time you’re struggling to figure out how you can build that experience when there’s just not enough hours in the day to do…
13. Accountant to Leadership Coach: Steph Clarke on Leaping with Her Talent Stack
Feb 8, 2019 • 40 min
Steph is a learning and development professional and facilitator based in Melbourne, transforming teams through designing and facilitating the meaningful conversations they need to have to meet their potential. In this episode I chat with Steph on how she…
12. Master your voice with Vinh Giang
Feb 2, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode I chat with Vinh Giang, an award-winning magician-turned-international-speaker who will transform the way you think about and use your voice. Topics discussed in this episode: The importance of trying new things to discover your passion…
11. What’s your talent stack?
Jan 25, 2019 • 17 min
Discover how you integrate your multiple interests into a talent stack and take the leap into a purpose-led career. Topics covered: How I discovered my WHY that connects my 9-5, side hustle and passion projects How my purpose helped me re-imagined my…
10. How my cravings led me to what I wished for in my 9-5
Jan 18, 2019 • 15 min
Discover how you integrate your multiple interests into a talent stack and take the leap into a purpose-led career. Topics covered: How I discovered my WHY that connects my 9-5, side hustle and passion projects How my purpose helped me re-imagined my…
9. Digital learning, building advocates and taking the leap from corporate exec to start-up with Nina Muhleisen
Jan 12, 2019 • 20 min
Nina Muhleisen is a former executive in a major financial institution in Australia, who has since launched her own startup to enable other businesses to change the way they work to be ready for the next generation of working, and help them build…
8. Create the ideal conditions for the “right time” to happen
Jan 5, 2019 • 12 min
This episode is inspired by the number one question I get asked, which is how do I fit in so much in my schedule. Topics covered in this episode: 3 things that were a game changer for me this year in helping me set my intentions, staying focused and build…
7. How continuous learning helps you stand out in a job interview with Connie Bolger
Jan 2, 2019 • 27 min
Alongside her day job in digital recruitment with Interpro, Connie Bolger is Head of Sponsorships for Young Coders and is working on exciting plans for 2019 leveraging her expertise in career development to help organisations to build talent. Connie…
6. Empowering the next generation in cybersecurity with twins Noushin & Negar Shabab
Dec 15, 2018 • 17 min
Meet the twins who are empowering the next generation and addressing the talent shortage in cybersecurity. Noushin Shabab is a Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company that’s been operating in the market for over 20…
5. How digital learning can help you achieve mastery
Dec 10, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode I share my story of how I used digital learning to achieve mastery using my podcast launch as a case study. How building skills through my hustle made me realise what I was missing in my personal brand How I went out of my comfort zone to…
4. Why design thinking skills are essential to future-proof our careers with Emily McQualter
Dec 1, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode we hear from award-winning design strategist Emily McQualter on how she stays creative, why design thinking is such an important skill to have to future-proof our careers, what makes a high performing team, and how to leverage networks to…
3. How to land your ideal job whilst side-hustling with Ruby Lee
Nov 24, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, I sit down with Ruby Lee, a side hustle coach and job whisperer to find out how Ruby helps side-hustlers build their “hustle muscle” in her Own Your Hustle community, and her insight into the recruitment industry on how to stand out as a…
2. Build your talent stack with skills from your side-hustle
Nov 17, 2018 • 10 min
I share the top three skills that I learned from my side hustle that are now part of my talent stack and personal brand. In this episode I share: How I maximised opportunities around me to learn new skills despite being time poor Branding tips from…
1. Welcome to Build Your Talent Stack
Oct 9, 2018 • 5 min
Welcome to my first podcast! In this episode, I talk about my goal for starting the podcast (now known as ‘Build Your Talent Stack’) and why we can’t afford to be complacent about learning as we prepare for the future of work. Workforce of the Future…