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Build Your Talent Stack

Build Your Talent Stack

Author: Yishan Chan

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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.
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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 how I overcame rejection to land my dream job. A dream job that suits my talent stack to my T, allows me to tap into my zone of genius, and has a health dose of the kind of growth that scares me and excites me at the same time. The story is over 3 chapters: 1) My upbringing & what inspires me to re-invent myself & create new possibilities for my career 2) The questions that helped me find my professional true north 3) Turning rejection into an opportunity to discover other eco-systems * * * * * * * * For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
51. New beginnings

51. New beginnings

2020-01-1000:19:35

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 loathe, what we long for and what we have learned. · The "why" behind my podcast rebrand to 'Build Your Talent Stack' · How to know if you're being honest with yourself Quotes mentioned: Andy J Pizza - "The choices you make in how you make connections between the molecules of your creative “Big Bang" is what defines your creative style." Gabriel Vargas - "What a time for reflection.. to look back at the evolution of self. The connections made, the shedding of old skin, the overcoming and the becoming. It is also an opportunity to contemplate new beginnings… the start of a new decade. What lies ahead.Am I aligned with what I want to attract in my life? Notice the subtle but powerful movement from self-reflection to self-actualisation. Herein lies a moment to acknowledge the past and simultaneously welcome the future - to honour twilight and welcome the rising sun. As a wise man once said to me “ponder to go yonder”. ******** Stay tuned for my next episode where I share the story of how I overcame rejection to land my dream job. For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 these milestones with you! My 3 big learnings in my first year of podcasting: - Write your own chapter - Gift yourself the gift of finding your voice - Don’t just dream big - but share your big audacious goals with key people in your network Content Mind Map https://www.yishanchan.co/content-mind-map For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 your podcast elevator pitch, choose the right format for your podcast and cover artwork. PART 2 - How to plan topics for episodes, pitch guests to interview and build your email list by incorporating opt-ins into your podcast. PART 3 - I share the exact set up I use to record, edit, distribute and manage my workflow. ☆ Download my PODCAST PLANNER ☆ http://bit.ly/podcast-planner For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 your podcast elevator pitch, choose the right format for your podcast and cover artwork. PART 2 - How to plan topics for episodes, pitch guests to interview and build your email list by incorporating opt-ins into your podcast. PART 3 - I share the exact set up I use to record, edit, distribute and manage my workflow. ☆ Download my PODCAST PLANNER ☆ http://bit.ly/podcast-planner For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 your podcast elevator pitch, choose the right format for your podcast and cover artwork. PART 2 - How to plan topics for episodes, pitch guests to interview and build your email list by incorporating opt-ins into your podcast. PART 3 - I share the exact set up I use to record, edit, distribute and manage my workflow. ☆ Download my PODCAST PLANNER ☆ http://bit.ly/podcast-planner Article "Data confirm that podcasting in the US is a white thing" https://qz.com/591440/data-confirm-that-podcasting-in-the-us-is-a-white-male-thing/ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 problems is a critical skill set for any knowledge worker. I chat with Helen about her career journey, and how using creative ways to learn out loud has opened doors to a new career, new side projects, a global community and opportunities that she wouldn’t have dreamed of previously. Get ready to be inspired by Helen’s story of how she uses creative ways to learn out loud, and I hope it encourages you to try new ways of learning as well. Helen Blunden - Twitter - https://twitter.com/activatelearn Helen Blunden .- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenblunden/ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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. Jane Hart - Twitter https://twitter.com/C4LPT Every Professional's Guide to Modern Learning https://modernprofessionallearning.com/ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 how she maintains a balance between corporate life and staying creative. Australian Library and Information Association http://www.alia.org.au/ Records & Information Management Professional Development Australasia https://www.rimpa.com.au Women’s Circus https://www.womenscircus.org.au/ LinkedIn - Sian Sewell https://www.linkedin.com/in/sianjsewell/ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 in her career, Amanda has overcome her own fears and built a strong personal brand for "making things happen". Her ability to navigate ambiguity and openness to trying many different paths has ultimately led her to be highly sought-after in her industry and opened doors to shaping her own career opportunities. LinkedIn - Amanda Ting https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-ting-449322/
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 talent stack, build credibility.... and imagine if this was visible to someone in your network who's looking for someone like you! Links mentioned in this episode: Content Mind Map https://www.yishanchan.co/content-mind-map Tutorial on how to add links to your LinkedIn profile https://vtldesign.com/digital-marketing/social-media/linkedin/how-to-create-an-online-portfolio-on-linkedin/ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 finish reading. I also share which of these 3 approaches work best for me. Add your favourite culture books to my LinkedIn thread! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/yishan_buildyourtalentstack-teamculture-culture-activity-6586820169442660352-KJte Books mentioned in this episode (affiliate links) Radical Candor - by Kim Scott https://amzn.to/311NUKe Building a StoryBrand - by Donald Miller https://amzn.to/2pPYQh5 Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team - by Patrick Lencioni https://amzn.to/2VoeZGe Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get out of your own way - by Steven Pressfield https://amzn.to/2AWHEZA An Everyone Culture - Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey https://amzn.to/2oZ6rtn Power of Moments - Chip and Dan Heath https://amzn.to/2ogNjqZ Dare to Lead - Brene Brown https://amzn.to/2IAh4K0 Culture Code - Daniel Coylehttps://amzn.to/31YUfYn For more talent stack resources visit ☆ Build Your Talent Stack ☆
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 Revolution. In this episode, I explore 3 future proof skills and how these can help guide you in deciding how to evolve your talent stack. 1. Transdisciplinarity - the ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines. 2. Learning how to learn - inspired by Dom Price from Atlassian 3. Cognitive load management - the ability to filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximise cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques To view the expanded list of future proof skills and their sources, check out my LinkedIn Post "Future of Work: 5 questions we should ask ourselves". http://bit.ly/future-of-work-5-questions-yishan Storytelling with Data - by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic http://www.storytellingwithdata.com/ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 also over different lengths of time with their fair share of challenge in between. It’s so easy to jump into assumptions about how people land promotions - because what most people see is only what’s visible on the surface. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you 3 things I learned from helping these 3 people. A little behind the scenes on the preparation involved in putting their best feet forward to land these opportunities. ☆ POWER HOUR ☆ Message me via LinkedIn or Instagram here https://www.linkedin.com/in/yishan/ https://www.instagram.com/digitallearnerspodcast/
38. It's time to check in

38. It's time to check in

2019-09-2000:11:28

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 lessons and challenges that the new year will bring. In this episode, we dive into a reflective practice checking in on your journey in building your talent stack, what you've learned this year and what this means for setting yourself up for the runway into next year. ☆ Discover your talent stack ☆ https://www.yishanchan.co/how-to-discover-your-talent-stack
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 interested in way too many things, and this is having a flow on effect in helping you make career decisions, then after listening to this episode, check out my program "Leap into Your Purpose". Find out how I went through in finding the missing pieces of the puzzle in helping me launch new ideas that make up my portfolio career and bring my purpose to life. Leap into Your Purpose - https://www.yishanchan.co/leap For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 Hima's proactive approach to seeing opportunities outside of work to add skills to her talent stack, her perspective on learning since making the switch from corporate to entrepreneur, and her take on future-proofing your skillset to adapt to the jobs of the future. Hima has won several startup pitches, so I also squeezed in a question to find out what she’s found as the ingredients of a successful pitch. Inquibox https://inquibox.com/ For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 across the communications disciples, taking in PR, marketing, online content and social media. He’s worked for the BBC and ITV in the UK, where he helped develop the broadcaster’s first social media unit. In this episode Gary shares his perspective on: - How his career in content creation has evolved with digital transformation - What's next for digital marketing in the future of work Content tips for raising your profile on LinkedIn - How to engage your employees more effectively through digital media - Fostering creativity in the workplace Connect with Gary Andrews online: Twitter - https://twitter.com/garyandrews LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyllewellynandrews/ Content Mind Map https://www.yishanchan.co/content-mind-map For more talent stack resources visit http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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 today, we dive into her career story of how she not only added storytelling to her talent stack but turned it into a business that’s had amazing success since launching this year. Emily helped me with the part I found the hardest - which was to create a really strong open and close for my talk and you can just imagine my relief when Emily’s suggestions was just the finishing touch I needed to finalise my talk - whilst juggling a intense work schedule and needing to prepare for my flight at the same time. If I can do it - so can you. I hope today’s interview with Emily will encourage you to believe in yourself, believe in your message and leverage some of the tips we share in this interview to start crafting and sharing your story. Emily Edgeley http://www.emilyedgeley.com Build Your Talent Stack http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
Robin Petterd is the founder of Spout 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 to learn with others. In this interview with Robin, we dive into his learning while working framework, and how to optimise the way you self-direct your learning to add new skills to your talent stack. I was also curious to find out Robin’s perspective on how to prioritise what you learn, and optimise how you learn in order to land your next career opportunity. You can find out more about the Learning While Working framework on Robin’s website below. I hope it inspires you to think differently about how you optimise your self-directed learning. Learning While Working Manifesto https://www.sproutlabs.com.au/learning-while-working/ Build Your Talent Stack http://bit.ly/talentstacklinks
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Comments (25)

Sienna Rodriguez

Listening to Yishan's podcast has helped me understand the importance of connecting with people. As someone who finds it easy to stay in their shell, I've noticed a difference when I started reaching to people I trust who can help refine my thinking. I now feel more confident turning my ideas and goals into a reality. I recommend this podcast to anyone wanting to shape their career!!

Nov 8th
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orange orange

I don't normally write public comments but just want to say thanks for creating this podcast and sharing all this information! I love it! so keep it up! Im a few years into my career and so still figuring out what to do so take online courses/classes in random things. I never thought about it as a "stack" just felt like a talent "splat";) not in a negative way though. I love learning, not just for career but just for fun as well so its very interesting to hear you and other people's approaches to learning things and how you've leveraged your talent stack. The interviews are inspiring and its so nice for you sharing your thoughts, its insightful. And ep37 is like an insider extension of your challenge 24 haha. ~Peggy

Sep 24th
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Maryanne Vorreiter

Have just listened to your podcasts with Helen Babb and Emily Edgeley. I have been out of work for a few years and have been trying to find the things I am passionate about in my career and trying some things out. Helen made some points about experiencing self doubt and healthy risk taking that reasonated with me. I have also done a lot of presenting in the past and have recently started doing some presenting again. I really like the bit about knowing the point of your presentation and the importance of storytelling.

Sep 2nd
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Meryl Fernandes

That was fun listening to Yishan and Adeline chat after a few cocktails and wines hahaha!!! I definitely need to connect with Adeline to plan for 18 months on.

Jun 1st
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Meryl Fernandes

Loved listening to Olivia's take on Improv #lifeisimprov #innerchild

May 4th
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Meryl Fernandes

Go Yishan - you inspire me to Play Big xo

May 4th
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Meryl Fernandes

May The Fourth be with you Yishan. Living vicariously through you. I hope more people hear your message about writing their new chapter.

May 4th
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Meryl Fernandes

Hahaha #girlinthereddress

May 4th
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sonia Yadav

Love this..so much info in one podcast..its a workshop in itself

Feb 3rd
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Meryl Fernandes

Wow ! This episode is communication GOLD. Full disclosure, I am a little biased as I have done Vinh's workshop in Adelaide in Jan 2019 and taken imperfect action to perform Improv to a live audience in March 2019.

Feb 3rd
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orange orange

This is really good

Dec 12th
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Peter Chuang

Great podcast yishan! Clear and concise and your voice is lovely! Keep it up

Dec 9th
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Meryl Fernandes

I loved listening to Emily speak about how psychological safety is key to building a high performing team. It really reasonated with me as I have been bringing this up in my catch-ups with leaders in the last few month to guage if they realize it's really the secret sauce to turning their team into raving fans...

Dec 9th
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Meryl Fernandes

Loved hearing the details behind your speed to launch your podcast in a month. And, ofcourse you referenced my three of my favorites Vinh Giang's STAGE, Amy Porterfield and Alex Banayan...

Dec 9th
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Meryl Fernandes

Great podcast with clear actions #lookforthegold

Nov 22nd
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Meryl Fernandes

Excited to learn more about Digital Learners !!!

Oct 14th
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