Skills, Disruption, and Future-Proofing Your Career Path with Frances Valintine

Future You

Frances Valintine is the CEO and Founder of both The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab, innovative education providers for adults wishing to upskill, reskill, stay relevant and embrace change. recently wrote her first book, titled Future You which is available in New Zealand and soon internationally. She joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about skills, disruption, and future-proofing your career path with special attention to mid-career professionals.

We begin by hearing Frances’ origin story beginning in technology in London in the 1980s and a subsequent career path that has focused increasingly on education and the future of work. This leads to a conversation about The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab where mid-career professionals get targeted training in the skills and competencies needed to succeed in the rapidly evolving job market of the 21st Century.

Frances shares her takes on leadership, managing through disruption, the skills economy, and more in a thought-provoking exploration of the realities of reskilling lifelong learners for the modern workplace. We conclude with a few fun facts about the Kiwi, the national bird of New Zealand. Don’t miss it!

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Episode References

Valintine, F. (2022). Future You. HarperCollins NZ. https://www.harpercollins.co.nz/9781775541974/future-you