It is no longer a rare occurrence that most of us have more than one career change in our adult life. With the rapid changes in information technology and artificial intelligence, more and more likely we will face more opportunities and triggers that would launch us into a new career. In fact, we often hear new professions and businesses emerge in today’s world. Sometimes it may be a slight change, say from a copywriter to become a published author. Sometimes it can be a big jump, like my dear friend and business colleague Carole Gridley, who moved from journalism to advertising & marketing and eventually in aromatherapy. She is an aromatherapist, teacher and creator of Festival of Ariel, a brand of personalized natural perfume.
Carole started her career as a journalist and worked in the advertising industry long before she found her passion and purpose in Aromatherapy.
I recently interviewed her and we talked about her journey with several career changes and how to manage such transitions.
Sometimes our desire to change comes from the circumstances, but sometimes we have this inner calling that is driving us to move to another direction. To create an inspired and fulfilling life, we need to find work that is meaningful and enjoyable for us. And that is why it is so important to follow our heart, and really understanding what success means to us, individually, and what truly makes us happy.
In this interview, we also talked about her “giving back to carers” project. To learn more about Carole, please visit:
Another useful resource you may find helpful is a book called Career Change by Joanna Penn. It has a step-by-step approach to help you to move into a new career. You can get it at https://thecreativepenn.com
I mentioned in the podcast that I will speak at two events. The first one is the Aromatherapy and the Feminine Spirit – a special workshop to celebrate International Women’s Day on 9th March in Brisbane. The second event is the Goddess with Many Faces Masterclass, with special guest Salvatore Battaglia, founder of Perfect Potion, and it will be on the 30th March in Sydney.
Interview Show Notes
- Career Change: From Journalism to Advertising to Aromatherapy
- Signposts that lead us to change
- Self-awareness and inner calling emerge organically
- How to handle career transition/s
- How the universe responses to our changes
- Alignment and flexibility make all the difference
- Success means different things to different people
- The importance of life-long learning
- The use of essential oils for natural therapeutic purposes
- Aromatherapy is a highly effective, individualized and personal practice
- Give-back project
You can watch the interview here: