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Episode 17:

Let’s Talk Redundancy: A Tale of Two Redundancies with Mark Villalovos

by | Mar 8, 2021

“Lightening never strikes twice” they say, until it does…

Episode 17 of our ‘Let’s Talk: Redundancy’ series sounds a little different as it comes from across the pond; Chicago, IL to be precise. I’m chatting with Mark Villalovos about not just one, but two redundancy stories. 

Comparing one redundancy to another, we delve into all things money, marriage and the vital role that networking can play in getting back a sense of stability. Having been made redundant in the past, Mark feels he is back on shaky ground after being placed on furlough, which looks very different in the US when compared to the UK.

A head strong leader and professional ‘doer’, Mark encountered the all too familiar hurdle of ‘asking for help’. Mark reminds us that there is no need for you to suffer alone when there are people out there who want to help you! Past friends, colleagues, managers. Network, network, network – you may be surprised by just how many people are more than happy to advocate for you.


(1:07) The Power of Laughter
(04:24) Mark’s Story
(19:54) Keeping Control
(21:17) ‘This is Fine’
(23:27) The Job Search
(27:15) From One Story to the Next
(29:12) Finding the Parallels
(33:24) Spending your Time
(37:18) Shouting out to a Void


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Rebecca Daniel

Welcome to Mark!

 Mark is an industry leader in Brand Loyalty and Journey Mapping after working for brands like Disney & Sears.

In 2017 Mark and his family moved to Chicago from Los Angeles where he spent 18 years with The Walt Disney Company. At time of recording is on furlough.



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