Career Relaunch® show

Career Relaunch®

Summary: Career Relaunch® is an inspirational podcast that helps 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 people who have stepped off the beaten path in their careers to pursue more meaningful work. Learn from their unconventional career experiences and gain courage from their brave decisions. Changing careers can be daunting, so Joseph and his guests are here to provide advice, companionship, and clarity as you relaunch your own career. To check out episode show notes, access free career change resources, or join our community of listeners, visit

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 Reassessing Your Priorities with Jay Kali- CR053 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:20

Jay Kali, a former prison guard turned strength coach shares his thoughts on how adopting an empowered mindset and the relationship between hard work and luck. I’ll also explain why it’s important to take stock of how you’ve changed over time in your career.

 Letting Go of Outcomes with Karen Cheung-Hing- CR052 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:41

Karen Cheung-Hing, a former doctor turned English pronunciation teacher, shares her thoughts on procrastination, relocating to a new country, and upside of changing careers. I also share some thoughts what happened when I let go of how I thought things should look in my career.

 Creating Your New Image with Deepak Shukla- CR051 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:18

Deepak Shukla, a former Deloitte tax accountant turned rapper and SEO agency founder shares his thoughts on what it's like to break into a new industry when you don't exactly look the part. We'll also talk about putting yourself out there, dealing with judgement, and focusing on the future rather than the past. I'll also address a listener question about balancing your current role and identity with your future ambitions.

 Making Healthy Career Choices with Kelly Cara- CR050 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:30

How do things REALLY turn out when you make the brave decision to relaunch your career? Do things actually end up working out? Or does leaving behind a stable career end up coming back to bite you? In this very special 50th episode of Career Relaunch, I'm excited to welcome back Kelly Cara to the show. Kelly was my very first guest when this podcast launched back in Sept 2016, and she was voted by listeners as the guest they most wanted to hear from again.

 Building Your Confidence with Heather Monahan- CR049 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:14

Sometimes, getting fired from your job can be a blessing in disguise. This was true for Chief Revenue Officer turned professional speaker and author Heather Monahan. In this episode of Career Relaunch, Heather will share her thoughts on the power of sharing your vulnerabilities, asking for assistance when you need it most, and the steps she's taken in her career to become more confident. In the Mental Fuel segment, I also share some thoughts on how asking for help made my transition from the US to the UK much smoother.

 Handling Career Turbulence with JB Adkins- CR048 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:11

Living with less can sometimes allow you to do more. In Career Relaunch episode 48, JB Adkins, a former pilot turned founder of Skyryde, a flying taxi service startup, shares his humble story of walking away from aviation school to pursue his entrepreneurial interests instead. He'll explain the tradeoffs he made to make things work, including living in an RV with his wife and two young boys to reduce costs so he could fund his venture. I'll also reveal what happened to me on the exact day I made a similar decision to leave one path behind when I quit medical school.

 Serving Others with Shawn Askinosie- CR047 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:15

20-year criminal defense lawyer turned chocolate company founder Shawn Askinosie discusses how listening to your intuition and investing your time into serving others can help you decide what's best for your career. We'll also discuss some counterintuitive ways to gain clarity when making career choices. During today's Mental Fuel segment, I'll share my own story of how serving others actually helped me decide where to take my own career when I was feeling a bit confused about my future.

 Being True to Yourself with Chris Donovan- CR046 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:03

Chris Donovan, a former telephone repairman turned high-end women's shoe designer, discusses doing work that’s authentic to who you are and dealing with being an outlier when you’re pursuing a new career path. I'll also talk about the balance of being authentic while still conforming to professional norms.

 Giving Yourself Credit with Lani Love- CR045 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:00

Lani Love will explain how she relaunched her career from working at an advertising agency to becoming a professional deejay.  Lani shares her thoughts on how to evaluate which opportunities to pursue and how to balance your career with family. During the Mental Fuel segment, I’ll discuss the importance of giving yourself some credit, especially when you feel like you’re constantly falling short.

 Choosing Your Crowd with Adrian Knight- CR044 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:50

Adrian Knight, managing director of Knight Franchises, shares his perspectives on how to handle people who aren't on board with your career plans. We’ll also discuss how franchising can be a doorway to career change. Finally, I'll wrap up with some thoughts on how to handle people who aren't supportive of your goals and the person you're trying to become.

 Making Brave Career Choices with Maddie Potvin- CR043 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:23

Former retail apparel buyer Maddie Potvin who left the Bay Area to pursue other interests shares her honest perspectives on the emotions of career change, the challenges of leaving your corporate identify behind, and the importance of taking control of your future. Joseph Liu also talks about defining your walkaway points in your career so you can know exactly when to move on to the next chapter of your career.

 Uncovering More Inspiration with Rei Lim- CR042 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:40

Former hotel lounge pianist turned pharmaceutical digital marketer Rei Lim discusses why he chose to leave his life as a professional musician behind to instead pursue a corporate career. We’ll talk about the importance of role models, feeling good about the future your profession offers, and being proud of the work you do. In the Mental Fuel segment, I’ll address a listener question about how to prioritize your interests and head down the right path for you in your career.

 Following Your Instincts with Victoria Crandall- CR041 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:19

Former journalist Victoria Crandall shares her unique, international career journey of leaving the US to become a managing director of cocoa exporter in the Ivory Coast. We’ll talk about the power of curiosity and how to identify your professional “center of gravity."

 Show Highlights and Update with Joseph Liu- CR040 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:53

In this special 40th episode of Career Relaunch, hear my 3 key takeaways about what it takes to make a career change based on the past 38 interviews I've done with people featured on this podcast who have reinvented themselves. I'll also share some exciting milestones Career Relaunch has crossed, and give you a chance to pick the former guest who will return in episode 50 to give us an update on how their career change journey has gone since we last spoke.

 Letting Your Career Plans Evolve with Jamie Smith- CR039 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:37

What happens when your career plans don't end up working out? Independent artist turned community founder Jamie Smith will explain why it's okay to allow yourself to shift away from your original goals and move forward with "imperfect" ideas. Afterwards, during the Mental Fuel® segment, I’ll share one of the plans I had for my own business that didn’t end up panning out along with the opportunity that created.


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