Upskilling, Career Shifts, and the Future of Work with Nicolle Merrill

Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots.

Nicolle Merrill joins Mike to talk about acquiring skills, shifting careers, and overcoming fear and self-doubt. Nicolle is the author of the book Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots. She tells her story of career growth and lessons learned along the way. Nicolle is also the host of a podcast called 50 Conversations in which she explores career shifts, skill development, and the challenges of automation and disruptions in the workplace.

Of course, there is talk of robots and some fascinating insights based on Nicolle’s recent experiences as a conversation designer who leverages her writing and creative skills to bring diverse perspectives to her teams that tend to consist of engineers with different skills, biases, and backgrounds.

It’s a fascinating conversation that you won’t want to miss. Thanks again for listening.


Episode References

Merrill, N. (2019). Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots. Publish Your Purpose Press.

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