Jan Hall and Jon Stokes Podcast


Creating the Life You Want After a Full-On Career

October 2021

Jan has been a successful entrepreneur and business leader. She is now an adviser to CEOs and chairmen and is also a qualified executive coach. She spent 20 years as a headhunter and has over 30 years’ experience of being a non-executive director.

Jon is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and leadership coach. He is a Director of Stokes & Jolly, a leadership advisory firm. He taught for many years at Said Business School at the University of Oxford and is on the faculty of Meyler Campbell.

We connected with Jan and Jon who share with us a passion for better life and career transitions and published Changing Gear: Creating the Life You Want After a Full On Career earlier this year. We talk with the pair about their own career changes, why they wrote Changing Gear, the challenges of transitioning into the third stage of life, the psychological frameworks they use as coaches, and an eight-step transition process to help people find their new selves.


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