The Becoming Podcast – Season 4; Episode 11: Sarah Vermunt on redefining meaningful work and finding your way through career change

Nov 23, 2022


Welcome to Season 4, Episode 11 of The Becoming Podcast!


I know so many of you will be excited to listen to this episode of the podcast with Sarah Vermunt.  For almost all of the people I work with, career change ends up be the focus of or at least a part of their process of radical transformation.  And that, my friends, is Sarah’s speciality!  

First, let me tell you a bit about Sarah.  She is the Founder of Careergasm and the author of Careergasm and Career Rookie. She helps people figure out what the heck they want so they can quit jobs they hate and do work that feels good. Her work has been featured at Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Fast Company. And each month, her career advice is pumped into 30 million homes across North America. 

Here’s some of what Sarah and I talked about in this episode:

> Sarah shares that she has a lot of clients experiencing severe burnout and that so many people are questioning the humanity of the ways we’ve been asked to show up to work.  We also talk about how internalized some of our ways of working are, and that entrepreneurship isn’t always “the answer” to our work woes. 

> The importance of getting clear on who you are and what matters most to you before embarking on career change (or any change!) so that you can step into your next path authentically.  We talk about idealized notions of work like the “4 Hour Workweek” and digital nomadism, and how even though they look really great, they’re not right for everyone.

> How difficult the liminal space – the time of not knowing what you want or where you’re headed in your work life – can be in our capitalist, patriarchal, supremacist society.

> What the heck a Careergasm actually is, the many ways meaningful work can look for different folks in different phases of our lives, and how, despite what our culture says, none of it is wrong.

> How to navigate being a multipotentialite in a world that tells us you have to “niche down,” but also how to discern whether all your skills and abilities really need to be monetized.


I hope you enjoy listening to this episode!   Sarah has so much wisdom to share, and this was a truly fun conversation! 


Listen to the episode on iTunes



Show Notes…


Sarah’s Website


Sarah’s Instagram


Sarah’s FREE (!) 3-Day Careergasm Crash Course


Sarah’s year-long career shift program – enrolling in January!



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