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About That Outdoor Job

Getting a sense of what we mean by an outdoor job

Season 0, Ep. 1

Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.


In this short launch episode we tackle the question of what we mean by the outdoor sector and what kind of outdoor jobs we're going to explore on the podcast.


⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast is hosted & produced by Charlaine Jannerfeldt


Visit Aboutthatoutdoorjob.com and follow us on Instagram


Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

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  • 22. Series 2 Trailer

    01:19
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living. We’ll share their experiences, challenges, insights, career advice and some of their best adventure stories.In this short episode we'll be telling you about our next series launching 22 August 2024.⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast is hosted & produced by Charlaine JannerfeldtOur Patreon page where you can become a member to support the creation of this independent podcast.Visit Aboutthatoutdoorjob.com and follow us on InstagramSound Effect from Pixabay
  • 21. Vicky Balfour, Bike Mechanic

    31:36
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, advice and a few of their best adventure stories. In this episode she talks with Vicky Balfour about her transition from being a stay-at-home mom for 14 years to a bike mechanic. She opened up about her mental health and feelings of isolation that were the catalyst for her return to the workforce but not at any cost; the challenges she still faces to juggle it all which has made her re-evaluate what success is to her; and how today she and her daughter do advocacy work for disabled and inclusive cycling. And Vicky has some great advice for anyone considering re-entering the workforce after a lengthy hiatus and some gems of wisdom for those who want to attempt doing so in a completely new field.This is our last episode of the "Women in outdoor jobs" series. We'll be back soon to introduce our second series.Music by Olexy from PixabayShownotes and episode transcript at: Our Patreon page where you can become a member to support the creation of this independent podcast.
  • 20. Pro surfer, Melissa Reid

    22:17
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why a few of their best adventure stories.In this episode she talks with Melissa Reid about her experience as a professional athlete. Melissa initially competed for Great Britain as a para triathlete, winning a bronze medal at the Paralympics in Rio and has successfully transitioned as a pro surfer with three world championship titles already to her name. In this raw and candid conversation, Melissa shares with us how losing it all propelled her into a pro athlete career she hadn't seen for herself and how an injury took her back to her true passion. She shared her honest experience and views as an adaptive athlete and the pitfalls she's had to face for not being disabled "enough". For anyone considering a career as a pro athlete, Melissa also gave us a major insight she wishes she's known when she started her pro career.Music by Julius H. from PixabayShownotes and episode transcript at: http://www.aboutthatoutdoorjob.com/episode20-melissareid-pro-surfer.html Our Patreon page where you can become a member to support the creation of this independent podcast.
  • 19. Skipper, Alicia De Pfyffer

    21:38
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.In this episode she talks with Alicia de Pfyffer, Spanish-Swiss skipper about her decade experience sailing super yachts and her transition to offshore racing. She shares with us how "work" is actually an adventure and she finds herself honing her entrepreneurial and project management skills when not on the water. Alicia candidly speaks about the challenges of funding her offshore racing and the bold move she took to start qualifying for the Mini Transat 2025. And Alicia has some great advice for girls and women who want to get into sailing.Music by Chillmore from PixabayShownotes and episode transcript at: http://www.aboutthatoutdoorjob.com/episode19-aliciadepfyffer-skipper
  • 18. Head of Apparel at Mammut Sports Group, Jeanne Mochel

    22:24
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.In this episode she talks with Jeanne Mochel about her experience in the outdoor industry working as the Head of Apparel at Mammut Sports Group. She shares how a clear goal and drive, but also a willingness to take some detours, played a major part in her success. Jeanne reminds us that working in the outdoor industry isn't always where you get the most outdoor time but it is a catalyst for a lot of outdoor adventures. She candidly shares some of the pitfalls of working in an industry you're passionate about and how the boundaries between work and private life can be blurred. And Jeanne has some great advice for anyone considering product development in the outdoor industry.Music by Olexy from PixabayShownotes and episode transcript at: http://www.aboutthatoutdoorjob.com/episode18-jeannemochel-head-apparel-mammut
  • 17. Ski Instructor, Rowena Phillips

    21:51
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.In this episode she talks with Rowena Phillips about her experience in the ski industry working as an instructor and cofounding Matterhorn Diamonds ski & snowboard school in the ski town of Zermatt, Switzerland. She shares with us how she took what was once her holiday hobby and turned it into her livelihood. The passion that took Rowena to the Swiss Alps some 20 years ago is clearly still a huge part of her day-to-day. However, she does speaks about managing expectations when "living your dream"; addresses the challenges of making a sustainable living in a seasonal job; and shares the less sexy side of ski town living. She also shared some down-to-earth, or what she calls "uncool", advice for anyone looking to make a career out of ski teaching. Music by Music_Unlimited from PixabayShownotes and episode transcript at: www.aboutthatoutdoorjob.com/episode17-rowenaphillips-ski-instructorComplete our Audience Poll so we can get to know you, the listener, better.
  • 16. Bush pilot, Sarah Smith

    19:02
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.In this episode she talks with with Sarah Smith, Canadian bush pilot. She shared with us how she naturally gravitated towards bush flying; how it's more than a job but a way of life; and a surprising risk she had to take to keep her plane safe. Sarah candidly speaks not only about the upsides of her profession but what the challenges are on a day-to-day basis and has some great advice for anyone considering bush flying..⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast is hosted & produced by Charlaine JannerfeldtVisit Aboutthatoutdoorjob.com and follow us on InstagramYou can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more.Music by AudioCoffee from PixabayResourcesFeatures in this podcast: Sarah SmithInstagram: @sarahjoanna01Our Audience PollEpisode 9 with Sophie Nolan, Wilderness Guide and founder of Sidetracked AdventuresMore info about bush flying in Canada
  • 15. Entrepreneur and Founder of Alpine Parrot, Raquel Vélez

    28:44
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.In this episode she talks with with Raquel Vélez, outdoor apparel entrepreneur and founder of Alpine Parrot who was named one of Outside Magazine's Outsider of the Year 2021. Raquel shares how her love for the sport of skiing, which she only picked up in her late twenties, was the catalyst for her entrepreneurial journey into the world of outdoor apparel. Though she always knew she'd start her own company some day, doing so in the outdoor industry was not on her radar. Let alone the apparel industry. Raquel openly shared the challenges and difficulties she's face in a still "male and pale" sector but also what has made a difference in succeeding. Much of her great advice isn't only for the outdoor apparel industry but for anyone considering an entrepreneurial journey.⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast is hosted & produced by Charlaine JannerfeldtVisit Aboutthatoutdoorjob.com and follow us on InstagramYou can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.Music by Olexy from PixabayResourcesFeatures in this podcast: Raquel VélezInstagram: @alpineparrotWebsite: www.alpineparrot.comOur Audience Poll"Start With Why" by Simon SinekOutdoor Retailer
  • 14. BONUS: Game changing advice shared by our guests from the series women in outdoor jobs

    15:54
    Welcome to ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast where host Charlaine Jannerfeldt has conversations with those who’ve made the outdoors their living, so you can too. We’ll share their insights, observations, tips and why not a few of their best adventure stories.In this short bonus episode Charlaine has put together a medley of sorts of some of the great advice our guests to date have shared during her conversations with them. ⟪About that outdoor job⟫ podcast is hosted & produced by Charlaine JannerfeldtVisit Aboutthatoutdoorjob.com and follow us on InstagramYou can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.Music by DaddysMusic from PixabayResourcesFeatures in this podcast:Nouf Alosaimi @redseacitizenAnna and Kirsty Berington @seeingdoublesleddogracingChristelle Bretaudeau @christellebretaudeauLarissa Clark @anotherworldadventuresCharlotte Ditchburn @publicrightsofwayexplorerCaroline Elliott @fjordsarCatie Friend @catiefriendAlexandra Gossink @ilovetheseasideJess Kroon @forest1979Sophie Nolan @sidetrackedadventuresDr. Lucy Obolensky @endeavourmedicalMelody Sky @melodysky