Most people struggle to find a fulfilling career path. What if you didn’t have to choose a single path? More than ever before, today’s workers are prioritising freedom and flexibility over a seemingly secure corporate job. A study by the Department of Education (DfE) found that two-thirds of workers work multiple jobs. The study also revealed that portfolio careers are on the rise, with employees eager to broaden their skills and gain more experience.
A portfolio career entails monetising your skills in various ways and having multiple income streams, as opposed to working on just a single job. It gives you the freedom and flexibility to try different careers to get what you need from your jobs. A portfolio career also assists in the development and demonstration of skills in a variety of settings, the expansion of your network, and the acceleration of your learning.
Whether you’re ready to move up in your field, transition into a new career altogether, or simply stay where you are and thrive, a Career Portfolio is your “calling card.” This masterclass will teach you how to turn your diverse skills and interests into a thriving portfolio career.
What a portfolio career is
How to build a career portfolio
The benefits of having a portfolio career
The possible challenges and pitfalls
CEO & Founder
Carolyn Clarke, FCA, CMIA is the CEO and Founder of Brave Consultancy Ltd alongside a portfolio of NED roles. Brave grew out of her experience in driving change in a variety of organisations through the lens of risk, audit, assurance, conduct, compliance and control. Carolyn believes in the power of responsible, ethical and sustainable business and works with organisations at all stages of their journey to achieve these goals. With a long executive career as a Partner at PwC and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Centrica plc, Carolyn uses her first-hand experience to deliver tangible commercial outcomes. Carolyn has recently worked with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to produce policy guidance in response to the Government’s consultation on Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance and with Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors as a member of the Steering Group producing the Code of Practice for Internal Audit. Carolyn is Chair of the Board of Care International UK, the leading humanitarian and development charity working in more than 90 countries across the world and with a particular focus on women’s economic development. She is also a member of the global Council. She is a NED with Starling Bank where she has established the Ethics and Sustainability Committee, as well as with Agilyx, a leading player in the circular economy, where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. She also acts as a Board advisor to companies in the renewable energy and extractive industry sectors. Carolyn is passionate about creating opportunities for all individuals, reflecting her own working- class background. She hopes to enthuse and inspire others to follow their ambition.
In this module, Carolyn Clarke introduces herself and breaks down the objectives of the masterclass.
In this module, Carolyn breaks down what a portfolio career is, why you might want to build one and the benefits of having a portfolio career.
How can you tell a portfolio career is for you? The purpose of this module is to answer that question and shed more light on whether or not a portfolio career might be a good fit for you and how to find the right one.
Before embarking on a portfolio career, there are several steps to consider. In this module, Carolyn breaks down the steps that will allow you to easily build a portfolio career.
This module explores some of the challenges and pitfalls of building a portfolio career, as well as how to avoid them.
In this module, Carolyn discusses the various types of portfolio careers that people she knows have created and how they put them together and begins with her portfolio career.
To conclude this masterclass, Carolyn goes over the things to note when building a portfolio career and recaps the main points from the masterclass.