Episode 50 – Heading into the Roaring 20s with Steph Clarke

In this episode I chat with Steph Clarke, where she shares insights from the last decade and predictions for the next.

Steph is a facilitator, cat lady book worm, and we delve deep into book recommendations, hard hitting facilitation and career pivots.

Key episode highlights include:

  • When facilitating, it’s not about an agenda, it’s about reading the energy in the room.
  • Regret the things you do, not the things you don’t.

Key achievements from the last decade:
The pivot – changing careers in 2009 from accountant to L&D professional and spending the last decade filling up her toolkit of experiences, horror stories and lessons.
The move – moving from the UK to Australia in 2014.

Key lessons from the past decade:
Be prepared – most of the worst facilitation experiences have been due to not doing enough prep.
Be open – you never know what experiences are out there.
Be intentional – have a direction and keep moving towards it, but don’t worry about planning every step.

What Steph predicts the next decade will hold:
A more human humanity – we’re at the edge of a change in what work looks like and making it all more human.

Personal goals for the next decade:

  • Redefine what ‘good’ looks like for work.
  • Build professional profile.
  • Travel more, have more experiences, try new things, finally see Radiohead live, keep moving in the right direction.

Steph’s final message:
Do you.

To find out more about Steph, find her on LinkedIn, or listen to Steph’s podcast here.

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