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What is a portfolio career and why do you need one?

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Sarah Liu has a passion for transforming how people engage in work. In this interview with Deborah, Sarah discusses what it means to have a portfolio career and how developing one can create career flexibility and spark your competitive advantage.

“(A portfolio career is) where you actually have multiple streams of income and multiple fields of expertise,” said Sarah.

“It’s what we call the holy trinity of passion, purpose and profit and how that all comes together for you,” she said.

Sarah has developed her own impressive portfolio career as a branding strategist, senior marketer, author, speaker and entrepreneur.

“No one wants to be defined by one career path,” said Sarah.

“People’s perception and how they approach (their) career, is no longer that vertical, singular career ladder,” said Sarah. “(But rather) as a horizontal, as a dynamic and as a versatile approach.”

“I feel that’s how we become competitive in tomorrow’s world,” said Sarah.

Last year, Sarah published her second book “The World We See – Leadership Lessons from Australia’s Iconic Change Makers” which is a collection of short stories and inspirational advice from 33 CEOs and senior managers.

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About Sarah Liu

Sarah Liu is the founder of The Dream Collective and Little Girl Big Dream, Australia’s leading networks connecting and developing high calibre young professional women.

Sarah is an entrepreneur, brand strategist, author speaker and advocate for women in leadership. She was the Silver Winner of the International Stevie Awards for Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year and an Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future nominee.

Sarah began her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 24 and founded The Dream Collective, co-founded Gemini3 and authored two top-selling books.

The Dream Collective has helped to advance the career of 1200 emerging female leaders since its launch.

Born in Taiwan, raised in New Zealand, educated in Japan and now working in Australia, Sarah is a true global citizen.

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