Keeping Careers Real with Ali, with Host Ali Whelan, interview with Shannon McFarlane ( Photographer, Artist, and Grief Educator)

January 11, 2022 - 12:00 PM - 804 views
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Do you feel there’s got to be a better work-life than what you experience right now? 

Are you raring to set off in a new direction, make some bold moves and create a work-life which gives you what you need but need some inspiration?

About this show

Welcome to Keeping Careers Real with Ali - a show which brings you stories of ordinary people’s extraordinary career journeys. The warts and all successes, disappointments, highs and lows that have brought people to where they are today in their work-lives. 

Sharing experiences, providing top tips for navigating career change and showing us how we can create better work-lives for ourselves, we follow our guests to where they are in their careers today and beyond.

About this episode

The podcast is hosted by Ali Whelan and features Shannon McFarlane, a photographer, artist, and grief educator, who left a career in emergency management due to her own personal health crisis and her son’s new epilepsy diagnosis. 

Shannon, shares her story which she hopes will help others and we explore how a diagnosis of autism and ADHD have given her a new found compassion for herself in building a business that feels nourishing for her.

Contact Details

Connect with Ali!

To connect with Ali Whelan Career Coach & Development Trainer, please email: and/or visit


We are here to help people create better work-lives for themselves, which fully align with and support their future life goals.

Because let’s be honest… is just too short to hate your job! 

To connect with Shannon McFarlane, please visit:


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