What impact does work have on your personality, attitudes, and behaviors toward others, both within and outside work? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Vicky Dain, a former corporate lawyer turned clinical psychologist discusses why she decided to say farewell to working in a fancy law firm to pursue other career interests during her “fertile void” of professional exploration. I also share some thoughts on the how work can radically change you without you even noticing.
During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about how work can change you more than you realize. To clarify how work is changing you, download your free “Who am I becoming” Worksheet.
A taste of the sailors life! A moment of leisure on the competent crew course.
Above are a few pics from Vicky’s explorations during her “fertile void.”
Victoria Dain began her career with a First in Mathematics from UCL, before training as a lawyer. She practised corporate law in the London for three years, but left to explore careers that she felt had a more positive impact on the world. Having tried a variety of fields, she found Clinical Psychology allowed her to use her intellectual and professional capabilities for more meaningful ends. After 3 years experience in NHS research and clinical settings, she’s now embarking on a clinical doctorate in Psychology. She lives in East London with her partner and child.
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