Scrubs to Clouds: Nurse turned Google Cloud Engineer - Catie Stringenz

In a world shaped by lockdowns and evolving demands, stories of career transformations have become a symbol of resilience and adaptability. Meet Catherine Strigenz, a registered nurse from Melbourne who seized the opportunity of downtime during lockdown to embark on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and professional reinvention. In this episode, we delve into Catie's inspiring story, exploring how she transitioned from the healthcare industry to the world of cloud engineering, defying expectations and embracing a new path filled with possibilities.

If you are looking for a practical, step-by-step guide on how to do it, then this episode is a must-listen.


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💜 Inspiring Career Transition: Catie shares her journey from being a nurse to becoming a cloud engineer, proving that anyone can make a successful career transition regardless of their background.

💜 Overcoming Challenges: Catie discusses the challenges she faced during her career crossroads, the physical demands of nursing, and the uncertainty of her future. Her story resonates will resonate with listeners who may be at a similar point in their careers.

💜 Personal Motivation: Catie's values changed during the pandemic, prompting her to explore new opportunities. She embarked on a coding journey, starting with basic courses and gradually gaining confidence. Her determination and self-belief serve as inspiration for anyone contemplating a career change.

💜 Networking and Inspiration: Attending events and networking played a crucial role in Catie's transition. She shares how meeting others who had successfully changed careers motivated and inspired her. Learn from her experience and understand the importance of connecting with like-minded individuals.

💜 Persistence and Sacrifice: Catie highlights the importance of persistence in job hunting, even in the face of rejections. She shares her experience of applying for internships and traineeships, including the pay cut she willingly took to pursue her passion. Her story showcases the commitment and sacrifices required to pursue a new career path.


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With love

Georgie and Pam x


Connect with Catie Stringenz:



👯‍♀️ Sisterhood Club - Website


👯‍♀️ Latest Jobs - Job Board


🔗 Connect with Georgie - LinkedIn


🔗 Connect with Pam - LinkedIn