My Top 5 TED Talks career related obvs.
Given that I’m a career coach I love the TED talks that are focused on helping people with their career. Here are my top 5 most inspirational TED talks to motivate you during your work day. I’d love to know: what are your favourite TED Talks?
1. Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy
This is probably my favorite talk on the whole list. Cuddy talks about a feedback loop in your brain that helps you fake it until you make it. She offers some power poses to help you be your most confident self at your next interview.
2. How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek
Sinek will get you thinking about your company’s why and this philosophy can be applied to your own “why,” as a professional. So if you’re currently feeling unfulfilled or unsure about your current job or career path, getting a sense of your own “why” and purpose can help define your goals.
3. How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break by Carol Fishman Cohen
Career reentry expert Carol Fishman Cohen discusses her own experience returning to work after a career break, championing the success of “relaunchers” and how employers are changing how they engage with return-to-work talent. “Returning to work after a career break is hard because of a disconnect between the employers and the re-launchers,” Cohen says. “This disconnect is a problem that I’m trying to help solve.”
4. How to Make Work-Life Balance Work by Nigel Marsh
Author and marketer Nigel Marsh makes the point that it’s up to us as individuals to take responsibility for the type of lives we want to lead. “If you don’t design your life, someone else will design it for you, and you may not like their idea of balance,” he says. You’ll also learn what he thinks an “ideal day” looks like, one balanced between family time, personal time and productivity.
5. The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get by Susan Colantuono
This inspiring talk is aimed at people who feel they’re doing everything right in the jobs, but just aren’t moving up, Coleman, an expert in finding solutions to close the leadership gender gap, offers surprising insights for jobs seekers with advice that’s aimed primarily toward women but useful for men as well as new graduates and managers.
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