Join Trina Sunday on her journey from disillusioned corporate HR to meaningful work with the Cambodian Children’s Fund. Explore themes of resilience, optimism, and societal impact in this soul-enriching narrative of personal growth and purpose-driven leadership.

Have you ever felt stuck in a job that drains you, day after day, to the point where you question every decision that led you there? This episode features a story that might inspire you to make a radical change.

Imagine being at the peak of your career in corporate HR, only to find yourself disillusioned and trapped in a toxic work environment. Trina did more than just imagine; she took a leap of faith that landed her in Cambodia, a country known for its ancient temples and vibrant culture, but also its challenging social issues.

Join us as Trina recounts the soul-destroying days in HR and the life-affirming decision to reach out to an international charity, which eventually led her to become part of the Cambodian Children’s Fund.

Have you been in the wrong place professionally, longing for a change but unsure where to start? Share your own experiences of feeling stuck in a job and what inspired you to break free. I’d love to hear your stories. Connect with me on Instagram and let’s start a conversation about finding happiness in our careers!

In this episode we cover:

  • Disillusionment with corporate HR and the decision to move to Cambodia.
  • Experience of expat life in Cambodia, including cultural richness and challenges.
  • Transition from toxic work environment to meaningful work in Cambodia.
  • Serendipitous encounter with Scott Neeson and joining Cambodian Children’s Fund.
  • Involvement in various projects and organisations promoting social change and empowerment in Cambodia.
  • Observations on economic disparity and re-evaluation of wealth and privilege.
  • Impact of Cambodian Children’s Fund on transforming lives and personal growth.
  • Perspective shift on resilience, optimism, and appreciation for life’s simple joys.
  • Historical context of Cambodian resilience in the face of adversity, including the Khmer Rouge genocide.
  • Lack of mentorship and guidance for professionals in Cambodia.
  • Reflections on white privilege and the importance of community and relationships.
  • Influence of Cambodian community on personal wellbeing and professional growth.
  • Understanding happiness as a competitive advantage and its impact on success and performance. 
  • Returning to Australia with renewed passion for HR and plans for doing HR differently.
  • Disappointment with the lack of evolution in HR during the time away.

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More about Reimagining HR

Have you ever hoped for someone to save you time and effort by sorting through the overwhelming amount of HR content and letting you know what deserves your attention?

Join HR Game Changer Trina Sunday as she challenges conventional HR practices and dives straight into the heart of what matters. After two decades in HR, Trina understands the struggle of feeling time-poor and uninspired. She uses her knack for connection and facilitating meaningful storytelling to bring fresh perspectives from global thought leaders and real people who’ve been where you are.

From successes to setbacks, she’ll navigate it all as we strive for happy and healthy people and workplaces. Reimagining HR is your shortcut to meaningful insights and strategies that truly make a difference.

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