EP 66:Career Transitions + Culture + Freedom with April Brenden-Locke
With disruption becoming a mainstay in our everyday life, how do you navigate life transitions and cultural challenges to maintain the freedom of spirit to remain curious about what's next in your life?
Our guest today, April Brendon-Locke shares insights from her journey to greatness and helps remind us that amid our most challenging experiences, there are always lessons we can learn that prepare us for our next opportunity.
April Brenden-Locke is a certified project manager for the state of Oregon, where she works on Information Technology projects. As a former elementary teacher and communications professional, April has successfully changed careers twice—in what now she considers growing new branches of learning and developing new ways to contribute instead of starting over.
She is also the board president of Hogar Infantil*, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to break the cycle of poverty through education for children in Chiapas, Mexico (*pronounced O-gar Een-fant-EEL).
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- Why the book Stamped from the Beginning impacted her perspective about racism and inspired her to look at the U.S. and race relations and racial justice with fresh eyes
- WHY U2's song "Streets Have No Name" is a song that has resonated with her ever since she was a child.
- How here multiple superpowers have helped her to cope with Covid-19 and make a positive difference in the lives of other humans
- How she's incorporated childhood activities that she loved into her work and heart work
- How her definition of success fueled by perfection resulted in burnout
- How what she perceived as a public failure set her up with new skills to navigate a new career transition
- Here advice on placing a value on ALL of your skills to navigate a career transition
- What is her heart work and why everyone should have heart work
- And so much more...
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