Are you struggling to create a career that you love? Do you wonder if you could hold multiple jobs and projects at once? A Portfolio Career is here to answer your questions. David Nebinski talks with people who have designed Portfolio Career that allows for growth, resiliency, and happiness. Tune in to learn how to create a Portfolio Career of your own. Let's have some fun!
This conversation is with Muriel Clauson. Muriel is a researcher, speaker, and entrepreneur focused on creating a better future of work. She founded Oppticity, a data science company building “the skills map” to spark innovation around skill evolution for the workforce. She is a scientific advisor for several governments and organizations around the world. Her work and insights have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Forbes. She speaks on the Future of Work globally with organizations including the World Bank, Singularity University, the Milken Institute, United States Embassies, and more. She is really excited for the Future Of Work sector and opportunities within it — encouraging others to join! She provided her definition of a Portfolio Career and how to think about potential career transitions for you to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let’s have some fun!
This conversation is with Nataliya Makulova. Do you wish you had more energy in your life? Do you wish personal blogging could turn into a community and thriving business? This podcast is for you. Nataliya started her fashion business career as an entrepreneur at 19. She has had many exciting roles at companies like Spring, Marc Jacobs, and Vince, to name a few. And has achieved certifications from schools like London College of Fashions, Parsons, and FIT. She is currently the founder and CEO of Balanced Fashion, an event and consulting company. The company, community, and movement started when Nataliya began personally blogging while she was working at Spring a few years ago in New York City. Nataliya is equally passionate about personal energy healing and spirituality. She is an active Tarot Card reader and facilitates conversation about this for clients. We talk about key skills to build and grow your portfolio career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is with Krish Jagirdar. Krish talks about how he is currently working on multiple projects, including being a venture partner at Brand New Matter. After college, Krish had a diverse role and foundation-building experience at Dom & Tom. With this, Krish believes that he had key skills, and interests to add value to others with. He specifically mentions how important it is tell people what you are doing because he believes everyone (particularly in NY) has a friend that could help you out, if told and positioned the right way. Krish also talks about a foundational component of his current Portfolio Career is a business. A business that started simply as helping out a friend, then another one, and then word and referrals started to spread and comes his way. We talk about key skills and ways to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is Conor McCarthy. Conor started his career with a more technical and software engineering background. He then cofounded a festival which turned into one of the largest outdoor festivals in Ireland, City Spectacular (formerly the Street Performance World Championship) with over 200,000 people. He talks about philosophy and some key human reinvention moments he has had. One of which was related to an online workshop created by Seth Godin, the altMBA. Conor is now a coach in the leading, global online leadership program, in addition to his private coaching practice as well. He also cofounded a new company called, Empathy Test, which focuses on better understanding human behavior and reaction to new and existing products and services to help business owners. It's honor to interview Conor while he was in Ireland. We also talk about some key defensible skills for you to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is Christina Wallace. Christina wrote an article for Forbes titled Why Everyone Should Consider Building A Portfolio Career that has been a BIG inspiration and resource for me. She is a self-described “human Venn diagram” and has crafted a career at the intersection of business, the arts, and technology. In addition to being a 3-time entrepreneur, she is currently the Vice President of Growth at Bionic and co-host of The Limit Does Not Exist (a Forbes podcast), and a freelance writer, including as a contributor for Forbes.com. We talk about Portfolio Career frameworks and what questions to ask friends when seeking career advice. We also talk about some key defensible skills for you to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is with Gregg Clunis. Gregg is a Top 100 Self-Help Podcaster at Tiny Leaps, Big Changes with over 300 episodes in less than 3 years. Gregg is on a mission to test, learn, and share digestible daily habits and strategies to get the most out of your life. Based on the success and interest, Gregg recently finished a book on this called Tiny Leaps, Big Changes due in January 2019. Through his many projects and skills, he best describes himself as a Maker. We talk about his personal journey and tragedies, a shared experience for both of us -- both losing our fathers. This also inspired Gregg to write and produce just-released music songs. Gregg is also the founder of a podcast marketing agency called Podsimply. There is a LOT in here for you to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is with Steve Schlafman. Steve is a Venture Partner at Primary Venture Partners, a preeminent venture capital firm in New York City with investments in companies like Jet, Latch, and Slice. Steve has spent most of his career in the venture capital investment into startups with key roles at The Kraft Group in Boston, Lerer Hippeau, and RRE Ventures. Steve left RRE Ventures as a Principal in September 2017 and he talks about his career and personal transition journey. During the journey, he tested working on starting his own firm and also enrolled in an intensive executive leadership coaching program in New York City because of long-standing personal interests. He recently completed this program and believes it fundamentally complements his role as an Investor. And that it could also provide a desired lifestyle on its own, if worse came to worst. In spare time, he already had been leading startup founders and business executives in New York City and is now excited about helping those people further. His ideal portfolio career would consist of investing, coaching, and facilitating. We talk about many other personal and career development tips for you to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is with Tiago Forte. Tiago is a thought leader and practitioner in this emerging portfolio career sector. His viral blog post titled "The Rise of The Full-Stack Freelancer" had a big impact on me and many others. He recommends everyone to package their key learnings into products and digital assets as much possible, especially when leaving a job. He believes his true and somewhat evergreen job is a life-long learner. And to do so, he creates products and services from what he has learned. We talk about him leaving San Francisco to primarily explore his productivity methods as a digital nomad and try something new. And his online course, Building A Second Brain, that he is turning into a book for people dramatically enhance a meta-skill, knowledge management. There is A LOT here to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is with Phillip Van Nostrand. Phillip is primarily a leading professional and commercial photographer based in New York City. In addition to regularly shooting weddings around the world, Phillip has worked with companies and brands like Anthropologie. His work was also recently featured in Vogue Magazine. To complement and diversify his photography profession, Phillip has additional streams of income with apartment renting and an ecommerce business. He has a 5 year rule for freelancers to become professional in their field and craft. He is working on a new book to share these lessons and so much more for freelancers to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!
This conversation is with Alex DiPalma. This summer, she taught me and 100s across the world how to start and launch a podcast. The incredible summer program was led by Alex and Seth Godin called The Podcast Fellowship. The experience was profound and I learned a new skill for my portfolio career and much more. In addition to teaching a course at CreativeLive, Alex is a Brand Studio Producer at Midroll. And collaborates on other leading podcasts, like Akimbo and Food 4 Thot. Alex talks about how this freelance work develops new and sharpens existing skills, and great to meet new people. She talks about how her prior skills all came to together for her now, career advice for creatives, and podcasting trends. And so much more to build and grow your Portfolio Career. Tune in and let's have some fun!