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ATD Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by Over Drive, featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Alexandria Clapp, ATD Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

Dec 20, 2023

Lauren Weinstein, co-author of The Empowered Job Search and the Career Discovery & Enablement Lead at Microsoft, is on the podcast this week to discuss the complexities of job changes and career development. Sharing her personal story of being laid off, Lauren offers advice for those transitioning between roles, companies, and industry fields. 

A job change, whether intentional or unplanned, can be an emotional experience. In the conversation, Lauren covers separating work from identity, reflecting on both the positives and negatives of career shifts, and empowering others as they go through a transitionary time. 

Lauren also breaks down how L&D professionals can balance leading others through career development while going through it themselves. Listen for more on her ongoing research on the topic, career coaching tips, and job search coping recommendations.