Jaclyn Whittal is the kind of woman we love: brave and fearless. She says ‘Yes’ to almost every opportunity that comes her way in life. This approach has led her down a winding career path involving Shania Twain, and a role as Sandy in the German version of Grease. Her current work is in television, as a meteorologist on the Weather Network in North America. She is also a presenter on Amazon Prime’s ‘Storm Hunters’, telling the stories of storm chasers in North America.
So Jaclyn is a storm chaser! She can be found racing after tornados, hurricanes and other severe weather systems.
She started her professional life as a singer and musician. And she was enjoyed success; performing in large musical theatre productions, writing music and releasing two rock albums. When nearing the age of 30, she decided there was something more out there for her. As a self-confessed “weather nerd” who was keen on a career in the media, she enrolled in a part-time Masters in meteorology. Her career has sky-rocketed from there. Jaclyn believes, she says, that everyone has three good careers in them. First musician, then storm chaser…listen in to see what she thinks could be next!
As a bit of homework, write down the three careers which interest and excite you the most. They may be veterinary related or something completely different. Then ask yourself ‘why not?’ If you’re looking for a change and you’re not sure what is holding you back, check out our careers skills podcasts. Or you can visit the resources as Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify to start exploring your career passport.