This week we’re talking to Joanna Walden, author, speaker, and guide. After 15+ years of a successful career working globally in Melbourne, New York, and London, Joanna left the corporate world to pursue her lifelong passion and explore the world of energy, spirit, and consciousness – through some really incredible travel experiences. She’s here to tell us all about it. ⁠

We talk about life path and mission – the misstep moments we’ve faced at work, and a lot more. Joanna describes herself as the Bridget Jones archetype in her life as she experiences a “comedy of errors,” and at the top of the episode, Kat and Stefania share some of their more embarrassing work stories, too. ⁠

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Episode Notes

In this episode, we talk to Joanna about: 

  • The journey of leaving the corporate world to pursue a passion 
  • Her “comedy of errors” experience – the embarrassing moments we look back on in work and travel  – and why it is so important to be able to laugh at ourselves and have a sense of humor about it 
  • Tactics for living in uncertainty – how we can stay more grounded + advice for moving through fear and taking risks 
  • Her book “The Inside Hustle” – the story and how she made it happen

Want more life-changing perspective? Check out more of our favorite episodes of This Life Explains It All.

Katherine Griffiths

Katherine Griffiths

Katherine is the co-founder of Virra and co-host of the ’This Life Explains It All’ podcast. Prior, Katherine led teams and programs at LinkedIn and BuzzFeed. She is a certified Practitioner Coach.
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