The Career Change Diaries Podcast: Episode 14


For this podcast episode, we spoke to Ayisha Gulati, who started her career at an Investment Bank, where she spent six years. Whilst it was a career she was happy to pursue at the start, it soon lost it’s novelty, especially when Covid struck and WFH meant she was faced with the undeniable fact that it just wasn’t what she wanted anymore. Despite others encouraging her to stick with a career that carried status and prestige, Ayisha knew a change was needed.

In this episode, we hear how volunteering (and a random Instagram story) opened her up to the realisation that she could be paid for doing what she loved - talking and writing about sport. We also hear about the 'On Purpose' programme that Ayisha completed, which helped her rule out a social impact career. By taking the time to explore her interests in a variety of different ways, Ayisha was able to carve out a career that works for her.

She is now nearing the end of a Sports Journalism diploma, and will be starting her first full time sports journalism job in June! Listen to her talk through the highs and lows of changing career, and why she has no regrets about making a change.

You can listen to the full episode below via Spotify, as well as Apple Podcasts, and you can watch the interview on YouTube.

Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early to mid-level career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it. She is also an accredited Coach Supervisor, and host of The Career Change Diaries podcast.