The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 65: Unveiling The Path of Career Shift: An Interview with Josh Bernoff


Are you contemplating a career change, veering significantly from your current path? While such a notion may initially appear insurmountable and impractical—leaping into uncharted territory and starting from square one—I am here to assert that it is indeed possible and can be tailored to your unique circumstances. 

In this episode, I am joined by Josh Bernoff who shares how he transitioned from being a corporate analyst to an author. We discussed his background in academia and how his openness to every opportunity led him to discover his passion for writing. We also touched on the challenges one can face when shifting careers and valuable tips on how you can plan for your own transition. 

If you find yourself at a crossroads, uncertain about whether a career shift is an appropriate path for you, or unsure of where to begin, you have come to the right place. Tune in now to discover valuable insights that will guide you in your career transition!

In This Episode:

  • [08:47] Josh’s career journey from rejecting an offer to MIT to becoming an author
  • [18:44] How should you consider authorship in relation to your career
  • [27:51] What Josh wished he had known before choosing his career path 
  • [29:32] Last SYCK advice for aspiring business authors

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Josh Bernoff is an expert on how business books can propel thinkers to prominence. Josh’s most recent book is Build a Better Business Book: How to Plan, Write, and Promote a Book That Matters. Josh is also the author of Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean He works closely with nonfiction authors as an advisor, coach, editor, or ghostwriter and has collaborated on more than 45 nonfiction books.

He was formerly Senior Vice President, Idea Development at Forrester, where he spent 20 years analyzing technology and business. Prior to Forrester, Josh spent 14 years in start-up companies in the Boston area.

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