Happy UN Career Podcast / Episode 0

What’s the Happy UN Career Podcast All About?

Happy UN Career Podcast / Episode 0

Episode 0 / Sep 03, 2020


When I talk to people in the UN, they often tell me something along these lines:

“Working in the UN is a dream come true. I’m so proud to be here and to work for a cause that is close to my values and ideals. And I really enjoy and appreciate the multicultural environment. But…”

They may be feeling stuck somehow. Unfulfilled maybe. Sometimes underappreciated. Often overwhelmed with the workload.

There’s a feeling that they’re missing out on something.

I know that feeling because that was me too.

I worked with UNDP – in Human Resources – for 13 years, and I was proud too. And I loved to be part of this interesting and multi-faceted world.

But, I also often felt stuck in my career.

In the end, I left and started my own consulting business. But there are many things I wish I’d done – or done differently – while I was still with UNDP.

So, this podcast will have a lot of practical guidance and inspiration to help you create the UN Career you dream of.

Episodes will cover topics such as:

  • Grow your influence and your impact
  • Sharpen your goals and your focus
  • Improve and leverage your network, and
  • Raise your self-mastery

We’ll also explore how to improve important work relationships and create a balance between work and private life.

And don’t forget to subscribe on your favourite podcast app so you don’t miss out on anything!

Happy UN Career Podcast is hosted by me, Barbara K Andersen, Career Strategist for UN Professionals.

Take charge and have a great day!