The 'Inspire your Life' Podcast with Arthi Rabikrisson

S2E5 In conversation with Rose Pillay: Purposeful Career Pivots

March 17, 2022 Arthi Rabikrisson and Rose Pillay Season 2 Episode 5
The 'Inspire your Life' Podcast with Arthi Rabikrisson
S2E5 In conversation with Rose Pillay: Purposeful Career Pivots
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In the 5th episode of Season 2, Arthi is joined by gest Dr Rosetta (Rose) Pillay, a woman who's journey to her purpose is filled with career changes and choices.

Rose shares context about her traditional upbringing and extremely humble background, with expectations around what her career should be. She boldly selected choices that were out of line of those expectations, and at times without her family's knowledge, purely because her innate sense of awareness guided her towards testing the alternatives that presented themselves to her. With each choice made, it opened up further decisions and pathways, some she rejected and others she took out of necessity, until she eventually reached what she calls the moment of finding her truth and her 'tribe', in the leadership and development space.

Rose shares a number of  ideas on how we can walk away from the familiar trajectory while still feeling happy with that updated decision, and not allowing self doubt to hinder us. She reminds us to be kind to ourselves even on those days when you don't have the energy or will to be strong. Just attempt again the next day.

Rose remains motivated by her purpose and is invigorated by the words of Nigerian artist Yemi Alade's song Africa as she embarks on her new project on this beautiful continent.

Some wise words from Rose:
- "Decisions made for comfort are great and so are decisions made to stretch us. Ultimately, everything belongs"
- " Comfort and discomfort have the potential to bring us happiness"
- "Feedback is a gift...and has the power to deliver powerful transformation".

Listen to the full episode to hear more from my remarkable guest.

About Dr Rosetta Pillay
Dr Rosetta Pillay  is an ICF accredited coach, an impactful facilitator, an innovative thought leader, emerging author and a dynamic motivational speaker. Her work in the field of finance and exposure to the corporate world have given her a deep understanding of business practices. In addition, her study of Leadership Development and contribution to this domain has broadened her perspective on how to improve business performance. Rose believes that shaping learning and development journeys for individuals and team will translate into tangible, sustainable changes. 

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Rose's different career choices
Recap of Rose's journey to purpose
Did all these career choices happen for a reason, to bring Rose to her purpose currently?
How should one be conscious to change or choosing a different path?
Rose's take on how to be comfortable with the decision to walk away from a chosen path
Advice to stop self-doubt from creeping into our career decision-making
Rose shares some her key realisation from her career journey thus far
Top tips if you're currently thinking about career changes
What keeps Rose motivated in her career and business
Rose's mantra that keeps her moving ahead