Career Yoga
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This podcast, hosted by Narkis Alon and Amalya Duek, talks about self fulfilment in the 21st century;

In our shows we share tools, opportunities and insights for our career journey. We are hosting courageous people, that are successful inside and out, and they will honestly share about their desires, challenges, fears, and greatest wins regarding their career journey.

In the same way people choose to practice yoga so they become healthier, stronger, focused and happier- we practice "career yoga" for receiving clarity about our career path, learn methodologies for observing it and develop the courage needed for walking on our unique career.

In today's world especially, when 45% of employees plan to stay on the same job for less than 2 years, the need to adjust and re-examine your career path becomes relevant than ever. Similar to yoga, it's a life time practice, and its purpose is to make sure you are making a living from being who you are and from doing what you are passionate about.

Opening and closing track:
Up In My Jam (All Of A Sudden) by - Kubbi
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    Tamara Harel Cohen about entering into the Social Impact World

    Do you sometimes feel that you wish you could make a living from something more meaningful and impactful? So did Tamara.

    Over a year ago Tamara Cohen decided she's moving to Israel after having a successful production career in LA, New York and London that included working with leading brands (MasterCard, Gillette, Converse) and leading artists (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Mumford and Sons).

    Although she was successful in her field, she decided she wants to transition to a field that has more meaning to her. She wanted to build a social enterprise and she knew that Israel will be the best place for her to find her co-founders. The rest was unknown. She left it all and started a process of exploring a path that is led by a social mission.

    After meeting dozens of social entrepreneurs, impact investors and organizations - she decided the best place for her to build something meaningful is to move to Israel. Today she is leading a social business she co-founded with 2 partners, they already received an investment from a leading firm, yet the startup is still in stealth mode, so stay tuned. In this episode we talk about the definition of social impact, how do you combine "doing good and doing well" through building businesses with social impact, and about the personal transition process Tamara did that included moving a country, changing industries and becoming an entrepreneur in the peak of a different career.

    If you want to start working for a social impact mission and not sure what it means and what should you notice while you build yourself in this field- this episode is for you.

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    Stephie Knoppel about The Emotional Bubble of Silicon Valley

    Stephie Knoppel is an entrepreneur, founder of PersonalHeroes with 12 years within Advertising industry and innovation in different countries. She is a "cool hunter" (listen to episode to learn what it means) and consults companies around the world. When Stephie's startup got accepted to a prestigious accelerator in the Silicon Valley, she decided to move there. As all places, The Valley, represented as the best place in the world for growing a startup, is not for everyone. And after several months, she felt how much this relocation was harming her, hence harming her company.

    "It's sustainable till you want to be authentic with yourself"

    In this episode we talk about the Emotional Bubble of Silicon Valley; the challenges of relocation, about not being authentic with yourself while building a company, about loneliness and peer pressure and business. And the freedom one feels once choosing himself.

    In this case herself.

    This is an episode for people that want to live an aligned life- professionally and personally.

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    Debby Luzia about being an Early adopter and a Late bloomer

    "When you reach the age when you have less birthdays to come than what you celebrated, you start asking yourself what is the life I wanna live?" Debby Luzia, 58 years old, calls herself an "art multi-potentialite". Eighteen years ago, on her 40th birthday party she told all of her guests: "Hold on the ride is beginning" Since than she has been busy; She owns Stern art gallery in Tel-Aviv, She is author of the book "Why the Mona Lisa lost her smile - a behind the scenes review of the art world and is also an art correspondent for the Lady Globes magazine and talks about the art world on two channels on Israeli television. She is constantly working on developing new ventures, collaborations and content pieces in the art world, she is sharing with us in this conversation plans about a documentary, working with the BBC and spreading her work in Asia. In our conversation with her we talk about Debby's unique approach that allows her to reinvent herself again and again, that the world doesn't belong to the youngsters and how the new world is giving all of us the opportunity- at any age to make the life we want. Listen to this episode if you need inspiration to go out of your own box and if you ever considered age is a limitation.

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    Nadav Embon- from "Surviving" to "Thriving" at Work

    Nadav Embon is the creative director at the Israeli public broadcasting corporation. His path leading to this position was quite unusual; A few years before, when Nadav realized that being a freelancer isn't for him, he felt stuck. It was more than a year that Nadav was not motivated to pursue more projects and was sick of all the responsibilities outside of the real work that come with being a freelancer. In the beginning he tried to ignore the feeling and continue business as usual since it was after several years of being a successful animator, leading big projects in the industry and making a living out of his skills. When it became impossible to ignore, he start a journey of self discovery to realize what it is that he wants to do next; after taking some workshops and talking with a few people he appreciates, he was able to identify the most important features in his next career step and following that to identify and approach the opportunity that is aligned with it. In this conversation we talk about the different steps one can take when looking for a new start, Nadav's unique journey, the real challenges of being a freelancer that people don't talk about and how to identify the right role for you that answers your needs. Listen to this episode if you are looking to do a career shift that is based on your real needs.

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    Eido Minkovski about the Simple Art of PR

    Eido Minkovski is a strategic and media consultant to some of the biggest high tech companies in Israel, including: Soluto, AOL, MyHeritage, Outbrain and more.

    "PR is not physics, it's simple: connecting people, thinking about ideas for stories and working hard. That's all."

    Coming from the background of night clubs and than IDF's spokesperson- he realized that connecting people is his biggest skill and decided to devote himself to the profession. He was than the spokes person for Haifa's municipality, until one day during a meeting the municipality had with an high tech company, the CEO was so impressed that he convinced Eido to leave the municipality and come and work with him. Since than, Eido built his own company and he's on his way to the top. "I want to be the biggest firm in Israel"

    In our conversation we talk about the relevance of PR in the world of new media, failure and the feeling of being an extrovert and needing to stay behind the scene, behind his clients.

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    Yishai Mishor about Making A (political) Difference

    "I want to make a difference and speak about what I believe and I will do it everywhere I can." Ishai was interested in making a political difference for many years. He went into the academia because he wanted people not to be able to tell him that he doesn't know what he's talking about. And he really went for it: He teaches law and public policy at University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government. In addition to that he played a role in the Israeli politics by supporting politicians: He was the chief speechwriter to the President of Israel, Shimon Peres.He was Chief of Staff to the Speaker of Knesset, Chief of Staff to the Acting President of Israel, and director of the economic advisory team to the Head of Opposition.

    As part of his current pursuit to transition from academia into front-row politics, which he defines as: "becoming relevant in the Israeli discourse", Ishai is initiating projects (still in stealth mode) that will strengthen weaker populations in the Israeli society.

    In this conversation we talk about what is a "good" politician, the power struggles that exist in politics and the various ways that exist today to make a political difference.

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    Adi Altschuler about becoming a mom for the first time.

    "It's not only about breastfeeding, I'm nurturing a baby."

    Adi Altschuler is a known entrepreneur in Israel, she founded Krembo Wings, Zikaron Ba Salon and is working in Google. Being used to lead many things at the same time, and investing most of her time in promoting her social projects, becoming a mom a few months ago, created a lot of change in the way she experiences life, career and her priorities. In our conversation with her she shares about some of the wrong assumptions she started with, the corrections she made on the way and invites additional women to take the leap into motherhood.

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    Nilli Alon Donner about how to create good materials for investors

    Nilli is the Co-Founder and CEO at VCforU, a technology platform that provides tools for entrepreneurs to create material for investors; and helps investors get the best deal flow. VCforU offers entrepreneurs a questionnaire that automatically transforms into a concise and designed one pager that sends a clear message to investors. In this episode we talk about the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when building their investors deck, the most important things to include and additional golden rules that can help any person that is currently working on presenting his business to investors.  

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    Lior Frenkel about Thought Leadership in the New World.

    Lior Frenkel is the Co-Founder of nuschool, and author of the book "I want it all". He gives talks, does consulting projects and and manages the "new world people" community. All of his work is focused about the way to make a living and fulfill yourself in the new world of work.

    Each one of Lior's projects is created and managed in a community focused model which is constantly engaging its followers offering them products, benefits and igniting discussions.

    "Your career looks more like campaigns than projects. We call this profession of yours, being a thought leader." Hearing this definition Lior smiled and said: "I'm not there yet".

    In our conversation with him we talked about his path of becoming a thought leader, his thesis about the new world: "All the knowledge our parents taught us about how to make it in life is no longer relevant" and about what is relevant for one to know for making a living and being happy in today's world.

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    Ran Levi about The Risk of (not) Focusing

    "What am I? A podcaster? An engineer? An author? A business owner?"

    Ran Levi's podcast, "Making History" is the most popular podcast in Israel with million of downloads. His company is a podcast network which is offering popular podcasts in various topics and successfully monetized by selling relevant ads.

    That is the result of Ran's focused effort. In the past, Ran used to podcast late at night, after coming back from his day job and putting his kids to sleep.

    "I paid a big personal price for trying to do everything: for eight years I kept my day job as an engineer, gave talks, wrote two books and had my podcast."

    In this conversation we talk about the illusion of the times we live in of being able to do everything, the professional and personal price one is paying for not choosing and how to choose your main focus; one step at a time.

    No one loves choosing, even Ran says that "If I could still do all of these things I probably would" but for making history (double meaning) we must choose our main focus. Join us. Make a choice.

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