59. The power of self-fidelity: How to be true to yourself and thrive professionally - with Author Cassandra Goodman.

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The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 59

Cassandra Goodman has defined self-fidelity as the practice of being true to yourself. And she wants us to cultivate the capacity to be faithful to our true, essential nature. She says, “We have already addressed self-compassion, self-love, so why not self-fidelity and being faithful to ourselves?”. This idea that we can reconnect with our nature and rebuild our faith in ourselves can be a wonderful exploration to professionals who are job hunting or reflecting on the following steps to take with their careers. So, I invited Cassandra for a chat about this book that inspired me so much in 2020. I believe it’s a must-read for job hunters. And this is why I’m giving 14 copies!

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About our guest, Cassandra Goodman: 

Cassandra Goodman is guided by an aspiration to serve to uplift life generously. Cassandra loves supporting people to reconnect with their true nature and redefine success.  She has three decades of business experience across multiple industries. She has held many different senior leadership roles, including Global Director of Employee Experience at a healthcare company where she was responsible for activating the organization’s purpose ‘Longer, Healthier, Happier Lives’ for their 86,000 employees worldwide. Cassandra’s work is ever-evolving and spans a portfolio of coaching, consulting, writing, and speaking.  Her first book, Self-Fidelity, was released in December 2020. Cassandra is married, has two young sons, and can often be spotted on the streets of Melbourne cruising between lively conversations on her bright red pushbike. Click here to learn more about Cassandra and her new book, Self-Fidelity (use code JOBHUNTING for free shipping).


I always leave the casual chit chat in the beginning, because as a podcast listener myself, I love it in other shows, as the juicy content. But if you’re not into being a fly on the wall, use the timestamps and skip ahead to the topics of interest to you.

  • 16:36 – Cassandra’s career journey
  • 26:15 – Cassandra’s key strengths that carried through her successful career
  • 31:51 – What is self-fidelity?
  • 40:40 – The continuous learning loop
  • 43:23 – How self-fidelity helps in job hunting
  • 47:35 – Vulnerability
  • 54:55 – How to practice self-fidelity?
  • 58:33 – Tips for job hunting
  • 01:03 – Reset your career
  • 01:06 – Where do we get our self-worth?
  • 01:09 – Understand our power and what we are up against

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Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode, and ciao for now!


Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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