Career & Personal BrandingResources
To get you started with relaunching your career and personal brand, here are some of my favorite resources and tools that have helped me, my clients, friends, and colleagues during career transitions. I identified many of these resources after countless hours of exploring various options, so hopefully, this can save you some time.
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Disclaimer: Some links below are affiliate links. Rest assured I recommend only tools & services I’ve used myself and genuinely believe are useful.
My guide to the stages we go through during times of career change. Figure out where you are and understand how to move forward.
Watch my talk on how to overcome the barriers of making a major career change and lessons I learned from my own career changes.
Hear my own career change story & learn about the barriers and enablers of change.
Check out my favorite career talks, conversations, and role models who inspired me to make brave, positive career & life changes.
My collection of curated articles on personal branding and marketing yourself.
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Some of the best articles I’ve seen out there on personal branding are from Forbes. Practical & actionable advice.
To create simple graphics to express your personal brand, I turn to Canva. Great for social media headers and basic design.
Podcasts for your career
The most useful podcast I’ve found to help you navigate the challenges of working in the corporate world.
Mark Horseman’s practical, actionable advice has had a HUGE impact to my managerial effectiveness.
One “touchy-feely” podcast I tune into. Jonathan Fields & guests reground me and put life into perspective.
Podcasts for entrepreneurs
Scott Britton & guests give actionable advice on taking your life & business to the next level (sadly, discontinued)
Pat shares practical info & resources on how to build a scalable business. Has a huge impact on the evolution of my own work.
Learn how to build a business around your passions. Engaging & practical. Chase (host), used to annoy me with his humour, but entertaining!
Get a behind-the-scenes look into what it’s like to create your own business. I can relate to a lot of the emotion! Season 1 was MUCH better than Season 2.
Marketing your business
For business cards or stationary to help create my own personal brand, I go with Moo.com. Great service, quality, and designs. I use them for all my physical collateral.
To find freelancers for help with all my design, marketing, and administrative needs, I turn to Upwork. I find they have some of the highest quality talent at reasonable prices.
For basic assistance with simple design, creative, administrative, or production tasks, I use Fiverr. It’s cheaper than Upwork, although the quality varies greatly.
Crowdsource designs, logos, and creative materials. I used 99 designs for web design. Found designers here to be high quality.