In Episode 9, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Eleanor Tweddle – a podcaster, an entrepreneur, and author, with a best-selling book, Why losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you! (and she is also an amazing coach, consultant, and very funny)

After 23 years of corporate life, working for brands such as Costa Coffee, RAC, Virgin Atlantic, and Vodafone, Eleanor found herself redundant and so began a journey of self-discovery – getting really curious and asking herself questions about who she was and how she wanted to be, reimagining a new way of working and living, and connecting with lots of people – and now Eleanor helps other people thrive in the face of redundancy with her own business ‘Another Door’.

Eleanor has been featured in The Guardian, The Financial Times, Glamour, and Grazia. 

In this episode, they explore:

  • Why staying curious about yourself and what’s possible is key to reimagining your world
  • The better question to ask yourself when deciding a way forward
  • What individuals, teams, and organisations can learn about providing space for reflection
  • Why you should think about what you want to be, rather than what you want to do

They also discover:

  • How Lego provides the perfect analogy for life
  • Why you should just stop giving a shit
  • And why you should never look a penguin in the eye, unless you have a plan

As always, there are some great thought experiments such as:

  • Twoddle or Tweddell? Is this saying real or utter hogwash?
  • Guess the ‘RE’ song and artist 


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