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Proud to be 100% myself. How My Values Define Me

Values fuel aligned decisions

If you ever needed a confirmation that making bold moves by listening to your instincts and being true to your own values is priceless – then this episode with Dan Gamble is for you!

Dan’s insights and views really shine a light on how important our values are to our sense of wellbeing and happiness, and our mindset.

You’ll hear how Dan’s upbringing and challenging adolescence shaped his Respect and Drive values, and enhanced his emotional intelligence skills, helping him make right-fit work and life choices, and become the proficient comms professional he is today.

Dan walks us through some of the bold decisions he has made over his life so far, based on his gut instinct of what would and wouldn’t work for him. He uses his core values as his decision compass to great effect and you will hear how much so throughout our discussion.

Join us!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dan’s upbringing in a working-class family in the North West of England, the challenging time he had navigating school, and how these two things shaped who he is today.
  • How Dan made the bold decisions to move abroad at the age of 26, and start his own business two years ago, after years of working for others.
  • The importance of values, how they underpin Dan’s gut instinct on what’s right and wrong for him, and how he uses this to guide his decision-making.
  • How being 100% himself means Dan can add the most value to his clients, family and friends.
  • What the future holds for Dan and how he is prioritising what brings him joy – personally and professionally.

If you ever needed a confirmation that making bold moves by listening to your instincts and being true to your own steadfast values is priceless – then do listen to this episode.

Dan’s insights and views really shine a light on how important our values are to our sense of wellbeing and happiness, and our mindset.

A bit more about Dan Gamble

EP008 Guest Dan Gamble

Dan Gamble is a career PR professional with 20 years’ experience in the global tech space. He has worked both agency side and inhouse, and represented global tech brands and notable CEOs.

In 2011, Dan left London and moved to Vancouver, and 10 years later, launched his own agency, DGPR. Since then, his team has expanded to Vancouver and Toronto, and has partnered with some of Canada’s most notable tech businesses and exciting entrepreneurs.

He was recently named on Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 list, and he is a regular Forbes contributor sharing his thoughts on PR & Communications, Entrepreneurship and LGBTQIA+ issues.

A true advocate for the PR profession, shortly after moving to Vancouver, he co-founded a community of 300+ PR & Comms professionals called YVRPR. Dan blends creativity with logic, and is an advocate for equality and diversity in all forms.

If you would like to know more about Dan or would like to connect with him, please check out his website at dg-pr.com, connect with him on LinkedIn, or join him on Instagram.

There is a community with this show

If you enjoy this podcast show, then you will definitely enjoy being part of the Dream Chasers Unite community.

Come and meet, learn from and be inspired by awesome, like-minded people who are on their own Dream Chaser journeys (at various stages).

Find out what’s possible, by seeing what other people are doing to determine and go after their ideal careers and lives.

Join the group here.

Questioning your own values and what they might mean for your career and life?

You may like to wander over and check out my Work Wonderland™ Course. It helps you define your values, strengths, skills and passions, and tap into your intuition and gut instinct, to define your ideal career in the context of your ideal life.

It also comes with practical tools to show you how to take action and make your ideal a reality.

The course and web application are a low investment to help you to get clear on what you really want, and then go after it. Read all about it here.

 

Ways to watch and listen

Listen on the go, on your mobile phone:

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You can watch the episode in full colour here:

All full episodes are recorded in video as well, and are uploaded to the show’s playlist on my YouTube channel. (Click here to quickly subscribe to my channel to see future episodes).

If you want to watch with auto-generated captions – click the captions icon on the YouTube play bar menu at the bottom of the video.

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‘Let’s Pretend’. How I retrained to become a Nutrition Coach

Treat discomfort as a teacher

Do you dream of making heartfelt, purposeful change, but struggle with fear, self-doubt and procrastination, which ultimately stops you going after what you want?

If so, you are definitely not alone! Many of my clients have experienced exactly this, and Sian Aherne is one of them.

In this episode, I talk to Sian about the fear and discomfort that has held her back for years, and the approaches she’s now applying that have helped her navigate it and get unstuck to embark on a new career path and build her own business.

Through perseverance and a fabulous “Let’s Pretend” approach, she is now qualified in her new field and is running her practice as a nutrition coach alongside her PR and Comms freelancing.

If you do listen – you can also learn about my concept of little acts of productive discomfort (a sneaky way of tricking yourself into trying new things and having mini adventures in being brave!).

In this episode we discuss

  • How Sian was, in her own words, “getting in her own way” when trying to make a heartfelt change
  • How Sian proved to herself that staying in her comfort zone wasn’t actually all that comfortable!
  • How it’s possible to re-train your brain and get beyond negative internal narratives like “I’m not good enough” or “I’ll be found out”
  • How the game of “Let’s Pretend” was helpful in approaching change in a less serious way
  • Now that she’s not holding herself back and is proactively making steps – she can start to see the fuller opportunities available in her new chosen profession
  • How Sian feels now, being able to do the work that she’s highly interested in and building subject matter expertise in

I also share the concept of little acts of productive discomfort, which feels challenging to begin with, but the more you do them, the more you become addicted to trying new things. Then you start to feel a lot braver…like you are having lots of mini adventures!

If fear and procrastination have been holding you back from pursuing the change you are looking for, try and give some of the things that Sian has done a go. You may just find they really help 😊

A bit more about Sian Aherne

EP007 Guest Sian Aherne

Sian Aherne spent 20-something years in PR and communications working with all sorts of organisations, but often pondered purpose and what else life could look like. 

After numerous false starts over the years, she’s finally taking a leap. Alongside her day job, she’s now a certified nutrition coach, working work one-on-one, in small groups and with corporates to help people feel more energised and improve their mood.

If you would like to know more about Sian, or would like to connect with her, please do connect on LinkedIn. 

There is a community with this show

If you enjoy this podcast show, then you will definitely enjoy being part of the Dream Chasers Unite community.

Come and meet, learn from and be inspired by awesome, like-minded people who are on their own Dream Chaser journeys (at various stages).

Find out what’s possible, by seeing what other people are doing to determine and go after their ideal careers and lives.

Join the group here.

Curious about changing your career?

Book a call with me to chat about how I work with people just like you every day. Life shouldn’t be hard at work.

Finding what lights you up, brings you joy and gets you paid at the same time – well, that’s a eureka moment. Right?


Find out about my Career Transition Programme and book a call with me.

Ways to watch and listen

Listen on the go, on your mobile phone:

Click here to find the show on your favourite podcast app.

You can watch the episode in full colour here:

All full episodes are recorded in video as well, and are uploaded to the show’s playlist on my YouTube channel. (Click here to quickly subscribe to my channel to see future episodes).

If you want to watch with auto-generated captions – click the captions icon on the YouTube play bar menu at the bottom of the video.