SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

English lit, teaching in Korea, to career development professional Valerie Le SIWIKE Podcast(VL-001)

February 1st, 2023  •  39 mins 30 secs  •  Download (54.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Valerie, a career practitioner and late-career confidence coach, shares her journey of helping young adults navigate their careers. Growing up as an avid reader and learner, Valerie had a love for books and knowledge instilled in her from a young age. Despite her quiet and introspective nature, she had a creative streak that showed in her desire to lead and bring people together. After pursuing a degree in career development, Valerie went to Korea to teach English and was met with unexpected challenges, but she was determined to see it through. However, upon receiving sad news from home, Valerie returned to spend the last month of her grandfather's life with him. This experience helped her realize the power of coaching and developing others, leading her to pursue a career in the field and eventually starting her own business. She credits her success to the mentors who helped her see her own greatness.