Episode
02

The Time I Reinvented Myself

with
Tamsen Fadal

Summary

In this episode, we chat with Tamsen Fadal who recently navigated her long career in journalism to starting her own brand. We explore the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, touching on identity shifts and the significance of a personal brand.

Show notes

Tamsen Fadal left her journalism career at 52 to pursue a new path - her own personal brand. Here are some of the key points:

  • Tamsen's Transition: From a long journalism career to pursuing new ventures - Tamsen emphasizes the changing landscape of retirement and societal expectations regarding career longevity.
  • Challenges and Learning Curves: We discuss the challenges Tamsen faced in transitioning careers, including fear, uncertainty, and the need for routine. She also shares her experiences with content creation, including learning curves and balancing personal life with work.
  • Career Pivot and Personal Branding: Our conversation delves into Tamsen's career pivot and building her personal brand, including her experience leaving journalism, the importance of purpose and personal mission. She emphasizes the importance of flexibility and adaptability in personal branding.
  • Content Creation and Advocacy: Tamsen reflects on her content creation journey, particularly on platforms like TikTok and Instagram, focusing on topics such as menopause, divorce, and other taboo subjects. She discusses the impact of her advocacy work and the need for more open conversations on sensitive topics.
  • Focus on Women's Health and Longevity: Tamsen expresses interest in addressing women's health issues beyond menopause, particularly focusing on women working longer and the challenges of ageism in the workplace.
  • Personal Growth and Relationships: Our conversation touches on personal growth, relationships, and finding balance in life. Tamsen reflects on her journey, the importance of self-discovery, and improving communication in relationships.
  • Future Plans: Tamsen's future plans include relaunching her podcast, completing a manuscript for a book and collaborations with brands in the women's wellness space. She reflects on finding time for relaxation and personal interests amidst her busy schedule.

Overall, this podcast episode provides insights into Tamsen's career transition, advocacy work, and personal growth journey, highlighting the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship, while pursuing a new path later in life.

Website: Tamsenfadal.com
Instagram: @tamsenfadal

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