On this episode, I will be bringing you my interview with International Rockstar Photographer, dadpreneur and coach Matthias Hombauer, PhD.

During our conversation, Matthias shares his experience in graduate school and shares how he dealt with the growing feeling that his future was not in research. Namely, we talk about how deep introspection and a strong focus on his mental health were instrumental in helping him find his career path. 

Matthias Hombauer

Matthias has a Ph.D. in molecular biology but decided to follow his passions to become an music photographer (for Usher, The Prodigy, Iggy Pop,…).

When his daughter was born, he wanted to spend as much time as possible with her and built the biggest concert photography community worldwide from his bedroom.

Now, having two kids, a wonderful wife, and living his dream, Matthias wants to help people live a passionate life.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why you shouldn’t feel guilty if you “fall out of love” with research during your PhD
  • The role of introspection and of listening to your gut in figuring out your career path
  • Why your mental health must come first in your list of priorities during the PhD
  • How to pivot professionally after important life changes and events
  • How getting in touch with alumni or people who dropped out of your PhD program can help you in your own introspection

Thank you, Matthias Hombauer !

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