Why listen to Career Relaunch?
Many of you had told me that hearing other people’s stories about career change can be incredibly helpful, motivating, and inspiring. I’ve always found that seeing examples of how other people have reinvented themselves can be a great way to catalyse the changes you want to make in your life.
Career Relaunch is about providing you with companionship and inspiration. The podcast features everyday people who have made brave changes to relaunch their careers in a more meaningful direction.
I try to avoid featuring guests who are there to talk at you with a lot of advice you’ve probably heard before. Instead, we try to just have an honest 1-on-1 conversation–that you get to eavesdrop on–about the practical challenges, emotional hurdles, and personal struggles people had to overcome to change careers. Because let’s face it–if changing careers was easy, everyone would do it.
Where did the name “Career Relaunch” come from?
I picked the name “Career Relaunch” from nearly 300 name ideas I crowdsourced from over 30 creatives around the world. The idea of relaunching your career in a new direction just felt right as the podcast’s title. The idea of propelling yourself forward to a new frontier related closely to how many of my clients and audience members describe their career change aspirations. So I wanted there to be some element of flight connoted by the name because air travel involves a slow start, a moment when you decide to take off, some turbulence as you ascend, and eventually smoother sailing once you’re headed in the right direction.
How each episode is organized
Career Relaunch is an inspirational podcast helping you navigate the ups and downs of a career transition. Hosted by career change and personal branding strategist Joseph Liu, each episode features informative, insightful interviews with individuals who have stepped off the beaten path in their professional lives.
Each 30-45 min episode features a 1-on-1 conversation with a guest who’s made the decision to take their careers in a new direction. We talk through the challenges they overcame and lessons they learned along the way to help you gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to navigate your own career change. Past guests include a:
- Professional tennis player turned finance director
- Telephone repairman turned shoe designer
- Teacher turned independent artist
- Tax consultant turned rapper turned agency founder
During the “Mental Fuel” segment at the end of each episode, Joseph shares his own personal stories and insights along with a resource to help you make progress toward your own career goals.
About the host Joseph Liu
Having navigated three major career changes myself, my work as a career consultant is now dedicated to helping other people open a new chapter in their careers. In addition to the public speaking and 1-on-1 coaching I do, this podcast is my way of capturing and spreading real stories of career change with people around the world to hopefully inspire them to make a positive change too.
On a personal note, this podcast also allows me to exercise some of my own passions. When I was a child, I was fascinated with audio. I remember walking around the house with a tape recorder my mom bought, capturing the sounds of TV commercials, conversations with my family members, and even everyday sounds outside. After college, I had a brief stint as a radio news anchor for Hawaii Public Radio, which taught me about the power of the spoken word.
Producing this podcast is a real joy and privilege for me, and I hope that passion comes through for you in every single episode.