From combat zones to content creation. An ex-military medic's journey to social media success|E215 ⋆ TechPixies

From combat zones to content creation. An ex-military medic’s journey to social media success|E215

Say the word ‘veteran’, and what do you see? An elderly gent with a lapel full of medals? 🎖️

As Kelley Austin, a former medic in the Royal Air Force, points out, you don’t immediately associate the word veteran with women. And that lack of visibility can be an issue, especially if you’re leaving a military career and wondering what the heck to do next.

Because what do you do when you have to wave goodbye to a support network and community you’ve known your entire adult life? 

For Kelley, motherhood took priority for a while, but she was searching for something more – a new career and a new community. 

And in TechPixies, Kelley found both. 👍🏻👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿

Here’s why you should tune in

Discover how Kelley carved out a new career as a social media manager and how her fellow TechPixies helped her smash this new role out of the park. Hear what was on Kelley’s vision board and whether any of her major dreams have been realised (hint: you’ll LOVE what she’s made happen). And learn what Kelley makes of ChatGPT as a tool for social media managers.

Here’s what to listen out for:

[01:58] What happened when Kelley became a mum. 

[09:59] Kelley finds her community but has a crisis of self-belief.

[19:25] Nailing YouTube SEO.

[24:57] Attracting clients as a social media manager. 

[26:59] What was on Kelley’s vision board? 

[37:44] How has the Business Beyond Social programme helped?

[40:01] The magic of collaborating with others in the community.

[46:01] How to maximise ChatGPT.

[51:36] Kelley’s words of wisdom.

▶️▶️▶️ Press play now and salute a woman who has not only found success as a TechPixie (we love what she does so much, Kelley is officially part of #TeamSparkle here at TP HQ) but is also one of the many heroes who’ve served our country and protected our freedom. 

Lest we forget.  

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Useful links and resources mentioned in this episode:

TechPixies Social Media Management Certification Programme

TechPixies DreamBuilder® Program

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