[Episode 154] From a 17-year career break to a dream job in tech. How Toni Whitney did it ⋆ TechPixies

[Episode 154] From a 17-year career break to a dream job in tech. How Toni Whitney did it

For many women, life often gets in the way. You can be motoring along in a career, and then kids arrive, or looking after an elderly parent takes over, or illness interrupts your flow. And before you know it, a few years out of a career you loved stretches into more than a decade. 

Then one day, you realise that you want to do something for yourself, but even just the thought of getting back to what you love feels like you’re about to climb a sheer rock face without a safety rope. 😱 

So how do you get over this fear and take action? 

Toni Whitney was in exactly this position when she joined TechPixies, and while it might have taken her a couple of attempts to get across the finish line, she did the work, grabbed the courage and is now back in her dream job and loving life. 💪🏽

Here’s why you need to tune in

Discover the steps Toni took to get back into a career she left behind some 17 years ago. Learn how social media helped Toni get to where she wanted to be and how TechPixies helped her grab the confidence to reach out to a contact who would help her achieve her goal. And why it isn’t just Toni who is all the better for doing what she loves.

Here’s what to listen out for:

[02:22] When life gets in the way.

[03:46] Sharing an emotional first day

[08:02] Leveraging social media to make wins for a charity. 

[10:01] How Toni uses social media in her current tech job. 

[13:53] Leaning on the support in the TechPixies community.

[19:10] Using the 3-second rule.

[24:28] Learn about the brave thinking activation tool.

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