Do you ever feel like you have so much more to offer at work? You’re not alone! Join me as we dive into the world of finding fulfilment in our careers.
My guest Soma Ghosh, a Career Advisor and expert in empowering individuals to unlock their true potential in the workplace, joins host Aoife O’Brien on today’s episode of the Happier at Work podcast.
We discuss the concept of fulfilling our potential. Soma reflects on the societal pressure to have everything figured out by a certain age or milestone and emphasises that it’s never too late to discover our true passions and talents. She encourages listeners to take chances, even if it means learning from experiences that may not be a perfect fit.
The episode also touches on the importance of employees being provided with opportunities for growth and development at work. Soma highlights the frustration that arises when individuals feel like they are not given access to training courses or resources that would enable their personal and career growth.
Soma shares how the focus of jobseekers has shifted in recent years, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic, towards prioritising fulfilment and happiness at work. Fulfilment in the workplace extends beyond just loving what we do; it encompasses the social aspect, personal growth, and aligning our values with our desired path.
Soma also touches on the topic of imposter syndrome and its impact on our confidence and happiness at work. She delves into the factors that can trigger imposter syndrome, such as organisational changes and the departure of beloved managers, and how imposter syndrome can be exacerbated by different leadership styles and critical feedback.
The main points throughout this podcast include:
– the societal pressure to have everything figured out by a certain age or milestone
– the importance of employees being provided with opportunities for growth and development at work
– prioritising fulfilment and happiness at work
– importance of creating a supportive and inclusive work environment
– managers’ need to prioritise their own development and training.
– importance of seeking support and asking questions
– taking responsibility for our personal development
Check out this past episode: https://happieratwork.ie/92-unlocking-fulfilment-at-work-with-bev-attfield/
Check out this past episode: https://happieratwork.ie/107-why-investment-in-leadership-development-is-vital-with-aoife-obrien/
Connect with Soma
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