Course description

Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused by the changing world of work?

Do you want a better understanding of why it feels so volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (or VUCA for short)?

Do you want to know how to survive and thrive in your job and career in a VUCA world?

If you do, you’ve come to the right place. This course is for you if you are a:

  • Student at university or college studying any degree or course, or
  • New graduate seeking your first job after graduation, or
  • Early career graduate wanting to grow or change jobs and careers

I'm David Shindler and welcome to The Changing World of Work. The course helps you to understand the context for today’s job and career journey, how the world of work is changing, and what that means for you.

You will:

  • Recognise 5 big drivers of change affecting the world of work
  • Explore the implications for jobs and careers
  • Get 4 personal strategies for surviving and thriving in a VUCA world

The style is a blend of

  • coaching and mentoring to guide your thinking, and
  • pragmatic approaches backed by research to drive your actions.

I’ve saved you time by preparing unique resources as well as curating the best of the Net just for you. You get a mix of

  • short video presentation to inform and engage you
  • quiz to reinforce your learning
  • worksheet for you to apply your learning, and
  • videos, podcast, and articles to deepen your knowledge and understanding.

AND you get a digital completion certificate that you can automatically upload to your LinkedIn profile.

The course is about personal development, not assessment. You learn at your own pace, when and where you want on any device.

My current work as a coach, consultant, speaker and author ensures the course content is grounded in the reality of the world of work. You also gain access to my experience of developing people and organisations in a wide range of sectors over many years, and to the breadth and depth of my network of specialists and experts.

My goal is for you to walk away more impressed with yourself than with the course.

Are you ready to learn and make the leap with me to reach your goal?

Then click the subscribe button now at the top of the page and I’ll see you there.

David Shindler

David Shindler


Coaching you to be clearer, more confident and purposeful so you take the job and career actions that are right for you.

David helps you to develop and grow beyond what you think yourself capable - to progress your career, gain a more meaningful future and work identity, or enhance your current job performance.

We all need to learn to leap again and again in our working lives - developing new skills, new knowledge, and adapting our mindset and behaviours for changing personal and business circumstances.

Because the world does not stand still.

Many people later in life say they wished they had known more when they were younger. You can avoid that trap by empowering yourself early on and navigating your career with confidence and skill.

Many people focus on technical skills without embracing the mindset, attitudes and so-called soft skills that are so vital in working life. Soft skills are tough! And they are transferrable.

You will have a more fulfilling and successful working life by investing in lifelong learning and understanding what it takes to be successful.

This course will help you learn to leap as a young professional!

David is a coach, workshop facilitator, speaker, blogger, and author on jobs, careers and employability development.

"David is inspiring and motivating", "trusted", "warm and engaging", "unfailingly professional", "a dream career coach anyone would wish to have" - Students, graduates and coaching clients

Learning to Leap is his metaphor for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional development and nourishment.

Check out his 5-star Amazon book for more on developing what employers value most so you stay employable.

For over thirty years, David has worked across the private, public and non-profit sectors. As an employee, he has been a consultant helping individuals, teams and organisations with their people development; head of organisational research in a police service, and a membership manager with a professional institution. He went independent in 2008.

David's blogging and social collaboration informs and empowers others. Credits include:

  • Quoted in Forbes and MSN via CareerBuilder UK
  • Guardian Careers top 10 for career advice
  • Top careers blogger lists for YouTern, Career Sherpa, HashtagCV, CareerToolkit
  • Regular guest blogger for CareersinGovernment, YouTern, Undergrad Success and many more
  • BBC Radio interviews on leadership
  • Podcast guest for Career Metis, Giraffe CVs, JK Leadership Development, How to Make Partner, Youth Employment UK

He is also a Non-Executive Director of Youth Employment UK, a social enterprise dedicated to tackling youth unemployment and a platform for the voice of young people.

Follow David on Twitter and reach him via Direct Message - @david_shindler - or via his website.

Course Contents

6 Multimedia

1 Quiz

6 Texts


1 Disqus

1 Presentation

2.0 hrs