PODCAST

Career-Defining Moments

Emmy Petersson

Career-Defining Moments is a place to share the stories that make us human at work and the things that changed us forever (even if we did not know it at the time). What is a career-defining moment? It's a point in your career when you had to make a pivotal decision, or when you had an experience that changed something fundamental. In this podcast Emmy Petersson, a Career and Transition Coach, invite everyday, inspiring people to tell the story of their career-defining moments across a range of industries, countries and backgrounds.

Episode 6: Confidence and Curiosity with Heather Jean
2d ago
Episode 6: Confidence and Curiosity with Heather Jean
Listen in as Heather Jean and I unpack confidence, curiosity and vulnerability and how it affects our careers, the corporate world and our personal life. Heather has a wealth of experience as a trainer in the corporate world and shares how her curiosity took her all over the world. She also shares how she came across burlesque as a hobby and how that bloomed into a business during lockdown.  We cover: · Building unshakable confidence · Labels, titles and identity in our career space · Passion, courage and vulnerability · Endless curiosity and asking more questions · Trust and rapport building for introverts and extroverts · Organisational psychology and people’s behaviours · Traveling the world through her career, but realising it was not that glamorous · Truly listening to your clients, stakeholders and co-workers to fully understand their needs · Using cabaret, burlesque and aerial performance to build confidence and express yourself · Listening to your inner voice to guide career decisions · Pushing past tears, fear and discomfort to find and own your place in the spotlight · The fear of being seen and holding your space · How to deal with imposter syndrome and shrinking yourself (especially for women) · Earning money from your hobby · Starting a new online business during the pandemic to support other women · Shadow work, un-helpful beliefs and avoidance and how to move past it · Fitting in, being liked and understanding how it can limit us · What support and advise family and friends can provide vs. a counsellor or coach · Limiting beliefs around self, money and careers · Forgiveness and reconciliation with family and the beliefs you grew up with · Gradually pushing your comfort zone to grow your career · Playfulness, fun and creativity whilst also allowing difficult things to come up · Listening to intuition and gut feeling to make powerful career decisions Heather’s top 3 career tips: 1) Lean into your strengths. Understand yourself and see the true value you bring. 2) Control the controllable and let the rest go. Focus on what you can do. 3) Always be curious! Resources: · Heather’s podcast and interview with Emmy: Heather’s website: Feeling a bit stuck on what’s next in your career? Start by downloading the free career checklist via or book a free chat with Emmy. If you have any questions about today’s episode or want to chat about future podcast topics, you can get in touch with Emmy here: #careersupport #leadership #careerpodcast #careergoals #careergrowth #careercoanfidence #curiosity #vulnerability #intuition #impostersyndrome
Episode 5: Adventure, Freedom and Mindfulness with Michelle Frost
21-06-2022
Episode 5: Adventure, Freedom and Mindfulness with Michelle Frost
Michelle Frosts’ career story highlights how you can truly live the values of adventure and freedom in your life and career, even when you have 5 kids! She shares the moment when she knew she needed to step away from her the 9 to 5 job and be her own boss. She also shares how she went from being a teacher at a particularly difficult school to teaching small business owners about moving into the online world and now coaching mindfulness, movement and overall well-being. We cover: · Leaning into nurturing yourself · Courage to be different and not letting your fear run the show · Being able to stay calm when you ask yourself “What’s the worst that could happen?” · Daring to get creative and following your path · Taking your kids out of school to travel and explore the world as a family · Parenthood and being a career role model for your kids · The challenge of getting stuck in information gathering before taking action · Finding the balance between studying and learning on the job · Helping people simplify the way they live and move through transformation · Breaking old patterns to be healthier and happier · Using simple breathing techniques to manage stress at work · Being in charge of our thoughts and not letting them control or hold us back · Realising that our thoughts only have as much power as we give them · Using difficult experiences and people as lessons in developing better boundaries Michelle’s top 3 career tips: 1) Don’t think you have to do what you’ve always done! Thing can and will change and you can create your own path. 2) Have movement in your life to help your career and overall life quality. 3) Don’t settle! You have one life, make every moment count. Resources: · Michelle’s website and podcast: Michelle interviewing Emmy: Feeling a bit stuck on what’s next in your career? Start by downloading the free career checklist via or book a free chat with Emmy. If you have any questions about today’s episode or want to chat about future podcast topics, you can get in touch with Emmy here: #careersupport #leadership #careerpodcast #careergoals #careergrowth #freedom #adventure #mindfullness #wellbeing
Episode 4: Purpose and Efficiency with Julia Capon
14-06-2022
Episode 4: Purpose and Efficiency with Julia Capon
How can the concepts of purpose and efficiency work together when it comes to your career? In this insightful and to the point chat with Julia Capon, we unpack how we can do good for the communities around us and look after ourselves and our well-being in the process. By embracing growth and learning how to delegate, we can work more to our strengths and allow team members around us to grow as well.  We cover: · Making a difference to people, businesses and communities · Values and finding true purpose in the work you do · Connecting with what we wanted to do as children to our professional goals · Finding systems and efficiencies to be happier and work better · The distinction between ‘for purpose’ and ‘not-for-profit’ · Travel, the power of seeing communities working together and bringing this learning back home with you · Trying to ‘do it all’ and balancing burnout · Daring to shift when something is not working · Money mindset shifts, delegation and hiring the right people to help you scale your business · Being competent and capable, but still being able to delegate tasks that don’t make the biggest difference · Not allowing ‘good’ things to stop you from being ‘great’ Julia’s top 3 career tips: 1) Keep investing in yourself and fast-track your growth 2) Get uncomfortable more – by doing those things you will grow 3) Community and network is everything Resources: · Julia’s website and links to previous chats: Feeling a bit stuck on what’s next in your career? Start by downloading the free career checklist via or book a free chat with Emmy. If you have any questions about today’s episode or want to chat about future podcast topics, you can get in touch with Emmy here: #careersupport #leadership #careerpodcast #careergoals #careergrowth #notforprofit #purpose #dogoodjobs
Episode 3: Storytelling, Courage and Entrepreneurship with Natalie Sisson
07-06-2022
Episode 3: Storytelling, Courage and Entrepreneurship with Natalie Sisson
I had the most wonderful, energising conversation with Natalie Sisson about her amazing range of career experiences ('wildly varied' in her own words!) to date and what led her to entrepreneurship and helping others grow. We cover: Her passion for storytelling, journalism and marketingThe desire to get onto the corporate ladder and challenge yourselfLeaning into wildly different things in your careerKnowing when and how to leave a role when you have mastered itCourage to explore the deep end and backing yourself to take on jobs you don't know how to do yetRise to the challenge and showing up for yourselfReconciling dream roles who don’t turn out to be what you were promised on paperGratitude for difficult experiences to help form your career journeyAllowing people to back your career and help you learn and succeed in your roleLeveraging honesty, transparency and a bit of cheekiness in your professional networkingHow career coaching helped shape her journeyPushing the boundaries and not conforming Standing up for the salary and role you want and deserve Natalie’s 3 career tips: 1. Negotiate your role upfront and make sure you get the money and value you need from it. 2. Do your research on the company before you meet with them and interview them as much as they interview you. 3.  Dare to design your ideal career set up, it will give you so much more joy. Connect with Natalie: · Website: Instagram: Podcast: a bit stuck on what’s next in your career? Start by downloading the free career checklist via or book a free chat with Emmy. If you have any questions about today’s episode or want to chat about future podcast topics, you can get in touch with Emmy here: #careersupport #leadership #careerpodcast #careergoals #careergrowth #entrepreneurship
Episode 2: Leadership, Expat Life and Kindness with Bo Kratz
06-06-2022
Episode 2: Leadership, Expat Life and Kindness with Bo Kratz
This episode is jam packed with career advice and learnings from Bo Kratz, who also happens to be my cousin. He has a wealth (no pun intended!) of experience in asset management and leadership across many countries, including Sweden, Singapore and Hong Kong.  In this episode we unpack some key career-defining moments and leadership learnings, including the question 'can you be too kind as a leader?' Bo generously shares his story of what got him started as an expat over 30 years ago and all the ups and downs along the way. We deep dive into a few different areas: Asking for what you want and allowing people to be part of your journeyFully leaning in to belong – for yourself, your work and your loved onesCulture shock and managing people from different culturesMoving overseas with a familyKey leadership learnings from a young age in army trainingKnowing when it’s time to leave a role that’s not right for you and how to be able to resign in an amicable wayBenefits of career breaks and reflectionPassions and hobbies outside of work Bo's top 3 key career tips:  With the resources you have, do what you can to improve your odds for success.Always use your brain but listen to your heart!Wherever you work, work hard and do the best you can and still remember you are part of an ecosystem.  Resources: Feeling a bit stuck on what’s next in your career? Start by downloading the free career checklist via or book a free chat with Emmy. If you have any questions about today’s episode or want to chat about future podcast topics, you can get in touch with Emmy here:
Episode 1: Career Chapters and Belonging - Get to know your podcast host, Emmy Petersson
05-06-2022
Episode 1: Career Chapters and Belonging - Get to know your podcast host, Emmy Petersson
It's only fair that you get the chance to get to know your podcast host, Emmy Petersson, and learn about some of my own most memorable (and sometimes difficult) career-defining moments. Thank you to my friend Michelle Frost who helps interview me about my career story and what brought me to starting this podcast and the work that I do as a mid-career coach. With my professional background in project management, marketing and sales, I share how I found my place in the professional world as a career coach and support for others. We unpack: Career chapters and key learnings that shape usMagical career moments where we find our tribe and finally feel like we belong3 career-defining moments that shaped my careerHow to create healthy structure and actionable steps to support career changeLearning to thrive with change and leaning into the scary thingsPerfectionism and how to leverage it in your careerUnderstanding professional pain - sometimes when something happens you can’t see the value or the learning in the momentHonesty with self and allowing a pause to reflect on why your career is not workingYour career being a piece in your whole life puzzle My top 3 career tips: 1. Fully lean into your strengths and your values 2. Dare to be different and not care about what others think 3. Develop healthy boundaries – it’s ok to teach others how it’s OK to treat you. Resources: Feeling a bit stuck on what’s next in your career? Start by downloading the free career checklist via or book a free chat with Emmy. Self-check career tests (webinar recording): stool: you have any questions about today’s episode or want to chat about future podcast topics, you can get in touch with Emmy here: #careersupport #leadership #careerpodcast #careergoals #careergrowth