Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis met as ambitious students, keen to make their mark on the working world. Yet, after years of striving for promotions and pay rises, they realised that the traditional career ladder wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. In fact, it was holding them back from their true potential. Now, Helen and Sarah are champions of squiggly careers, shifting the focus from titles to talents, from career plans to possibilities, from learning that is limited by level to learning that is limitless for all. Helen and Sarah invite us all to embrace this new way of working and become advocates of squiggly careers.
Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis are the founders of Amazing If – an award-winning company with an ambition to make careers better for everyone. They are the co-hosts of the UK’s no.1 careers podcast, Squiggly Careers, which has had over 1m downloads, and are authors ofThe Sunday Times number one bestselling business book, The Squiggly Career. Before launching Amazing If, they led teams in organisations including Virgin, Microsoft, Barclays and Sainsbury’s. Helen is a trustee for Working Families charity and Sarah is Co-Chair of the Mayor of London Workspace Advisory Group. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis

Founder of Amazing If, Podcaster

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