April Rinne is equal parts global authority, advocate, ally and adventurer. She has been an early expert and practitioner of the Portfolio Career lifestyle movement. She is an advisor to policymakers, startups, and global development firms, to name a few. She is also a globetrotter with insatiable wanderlust; her work and curiosity have taken her to more than 100 countries. In 2011 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In addition to learning the benefits of a Portfolio Career, you will learn about a Flux Mindset. April is writing a book on a Flux Mindset currently. You will learn:- How teaching and a service-based mindset can help you easily transition from projects, sectors, and jobs- How your Portfolio Career may be initially mocked but is eventually really respected - How a portfolio is greater than the sum of its parts- How to adapt to a world of constant change- How to apply a Flux Mindset to your Portfolio CareerAs always, this episode with time-stamp notes is available on my website
Kat Vellos is the author of We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships which was released in January 2020. Based on the overwhelming support of the book and her related expertise as a Connection Coach, she left her prior job to go full-time on speaking, coaching, consulting, and advising. She is also the Founder of both Bay Area Black Designers and Better than Small Talk. Previously, she was User Experience and Product Designer at Slack, Pandora, and multiple Silicon Valley startups. If interested in her book’s origin story, how she wrote it, and her journey afterwards, this episode is for you!You will learn:- how to better develop and improve relationships as an adult- how Kat was able to write her book while working- the benefits of having a creative outlet while also working full-time- why it is important to publish your work, and you never know the unexpected benefits until you do so- how profound acts of kindness and generosity can be As always, this episode with time-stamp notes is here
Has your Portfolio Career changed due to given COVID-19? Have you moved locations? For Lakshmi Parthasarathy, she decided to leave New York City and work remotely in Columbia by herself on a whim. Travel and adventure have always been a passion for her, so she decided to jet-set. You will learn about she has been able to explore interests while also working remotely as a software engineer at FreeWill.You will also learn:-How to network to potentially get a job at Google, where she previously worked. -How her company, FreeWill, is building a culture while working remotely -Why she is also enjoys and often writes on Medium-Why this time period could be perfect to re-design your lifestyle As always, this episode with time-stamp notes is available on my website.Excited for you to build and grow your Portfolio Career!
Neil Soni has built, grown, and created new ventures – both within the world’s largest brands and as an independent entrepreneur. Neil is currently the Founder & CEO of Unlimited Brewing Company, the world’s first platform for customizing and personalizing beer. He also runs a growth and innovation consulting practice, which helps startups and Fortune 500 companies partner and invest in cross-industry technology and commercial opportunities. Neil is the author of The Startup Gold Mine: How to Tap the Hidden Innovation Agendas of Large Companies to Fund and Grow Your Business.In this episode, you will learn:-how unexpected email breaks led to new ventures-how taking notes after a new job ending up starting an unexpected book launch-how companies are increasingly wanting to work with freelancers-the importance of also creating products, in addition to your freelance workAs always, this episode with time-stamp notes is available on my website