Posts in 1 Year Career
52: "Being Brave & Getting Paid" with Kathlyn Hart, Financial Empowerment Coach

Money is power, but it’s also a massive source of anxiety, fear, and stress for most people. For Kathlyn Hart, money (or lack thereof) was the thing that kept her from being able to have the experiences she wanted, from attending her dream college to traveling with friends in her early twenties. For many years, Kathlyn (like so many of us) felt that having a job where you could make a difference in the world meant earning little to no money and that if you wanted financial security, it mean taking a soul-sucking job that you hate. On this episode, hear how she learned to flip that perspective and create a role for herself that allows her to support ambitious women to dream big, live bold, and earn more. 

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51: "Falling Into Your Perfect Role" with Samara Bay, Dialect and Communication Coach

One of the top answers I get when I ask people what they wanted to be when they grew up is “Actor”, and Samara Bay was no different. Growing up, Samara figured she’d end up doing Shakespeare in the park or performing on Broadway, but her career path took a different route. Sure, she now spends a lot of time in movie trailers, but not as the performer. Hear how Samara transitioned her passion for performing into a niche career training actors how to speak as a dialect and communication coach for some of the biggest names in entertainment.

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49: "A Multi-Passionate Barnes & Noble University Graduate" with Anthony Corrado, Chief Technology Officer

I’ve had a lot of different roles and career paths since graduating college, but Anthony Corrado blows my resume length out of the water. His adventures in employment have led him to a wide variety of positions, including comedy club host, home audio sales specialist, and regional manager for a boutique gold and diamond buying company. Self-taught with a degree from what he calls, “Barnes & Noble University,” Anthony champions the belief you can thrive on the road less traveled. Despite having not written his first line of computer code until the age of 32, he parlayed his eclectic past experiences into a rapidly-accelerating career where he now acts as the Chief Technology Officer at SpectAR, an augmented, mixed, and virtual reality software company. For anyone who feels like they keep hitting dead ends with jobs and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, this episode is for you.

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47: "Creating Your Own Role & Crafting the Career You Want" with Danoosh Kapadia, Business Development VP

When looking for a new job, most people hit online job boards or scour LinkedIn for posted positions. They scan the bullet points of qualifications, matching them against their own experience and ultimately deciding whether they’re a close enough fit to apply. That traditional route never appealed to Danoosh Kapadia. Instead, he took advantage of internal opportunities to gain the experience he needed to make a career transition at one job, had a role created for him at another, and leveraged his network to get an “in” at more than one company he was interested in working at. Danoosh has time and time again landed roles based on following his curiosity, making connections, and bringing his A-game every time.

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45: "Assess Yourself & Immerse Your Self" with Rachel Mae Furman, Leisure Expert

For self-proclaimed Leisure Expert, Vibe Specialist, and Home Enthusiast Rachel Mae Furman, waiting for permission or getting a degree have never been pre-requisites for going after a job she wanted. Other than making up badass titles for herself, Rachel has spent her career boldly following her intuition and creativity from one industry to the next, all while remaining true to herself and her core personal brand.

On this episode, Rachel talks about the importance of incorporating leisure and small daily habits into your life, how to make the worst parts of your job fun (even expense reports), and how being the most YOU you can be in everything you do will lead to a happy life.

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43: "How to Transition into Tech" with Anya Iverova, CEO of Careeer!

No doubt you’ve heard that the best jobs to go for in order to future-proof your career are in tech. But what if you don’t want to be a web developer? And how do you transition into a tech role if you’ve spent your career going down another professional path? After spending 8 years in the education industry in roles spanning admissions, business development, and product management, Anya Iverova founded Careeer.me to help people do just that - transition their career into the tech industry. On this episode, Anya shares how getting into tech is achievable for anyone, and how you can start making moves in that direction today.

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36: "You're Not Lost" with Maxie McCoy, Author & Speaker

If you've ever thought or spoken the sentence, "I just feel so lost..." as it relates to your career, then turn the volume RIGHT ON UP, because this episode is meant for you. After traveling the country talking to thousands of women and hearing that phrase uttered repeatedly, Maxie McCoy, writer, speaker, and author of the book "You're Not Lost" realized that not only do so many young women not know where to begin to find direction in their lives, they're dealing with a massive self-confidence deficit.

In this conversation, Maxie and I dig into what makes for a purpose-filled career, from finding your people and supporting those around you with no future expectations, to letting go of the obsessive need to find your passion in order to feel less "lost" (spoiler alert: it starts with building a sense of self-belief, the rest will follow.) If you find yourself nodding along and wanting more after this episode, Maxie and I are taking this conversation IRL on August 28th in Santa Monica - grab your free ticket today!

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35: "Ain't No Party Like a Work Party" with Jaclyn Johnson, CEO & Founder of Create & Cultivate and Author of 'WorkParty'

The workplace is changing rapidly, and we can all feel it. Whether you're busting through glass ceilings in Corporate America or are one of the many entrepreneurial women who took her side hustle full-time, you've no doubt been faced with the decision of whether you try to fit in with the "Old Boy's Club" to get ahead, or ride the Millennial Pink wave and embrace titles like "She-E-O" and "Girl Boss". Jaclyn Johnson doesn't buy that you *have* to do either to be successful, which is exactly how she's built and run her empire, Create & Cultivate

In this episode, Jaclyn and I talk about getting ahead by helping others succeed, how to unapologetically embrace your femininity in business, and the joy of watching those you "came up with" kill it in their careers. Oh, and we touch on this little book she wrote in her free time published by Simon & Schuster coming out on August 21st - get your copy today!

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34: "Collaborate Your Way to a Career You Love" with Anique Coffee, Founder of The Collective Europe

Anyone who's achieved some level of success in their career will tell you - nobody succeeds without the help of others. Anique Coffee has spent her career following her curiosity and leveraging her connections to get amazing opportunity after amazing opportunity, from working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to launching her own marketing agency, to going IPO with a Silicon Valley startup, and most recently moving to Europe and creating The Collective, a unique mix of a festival, conference, and retreat. On this episode, learn how Anique has collaborated with her community to fall in love with her career, time and time again.

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29: "Using Your Strengths to Land a New Gig" with Scott Asai, Certified Strengths Coach

How many people have been asked in a job interview what their greatest weakness was? (Raises hand.) Most of us have been told our entire lives to work on improving our weaknesses, when in reality, doubling down on your strengths is a far better strategy to excelling in your career. On this episode, Certified Strengths Coach Scott Asai talks about how you can discover what your strengths are and leverage them to find and land a new job.

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19: "How to Write a Resume that Doesn't Suck" with Michele Lando, Professional Resume Writer

In the age of LinkedIn, do you still even need a resume? Do you actually have to keep it to one page? Does anyone care if you have proficiency in Microsoft Office? Worry not - Michele Lando, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Founder of Write Styles has the answers to all our burning resume questions. From knowing how to position yourself best for a role in a new industry to writing a resume that stands out above the hundreds of others it'll most likely be sandwiched between, this episode is full of can't-miss tips from the resume queen herself. {Listen on iTunes}

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17: "Breaking into TV: The Extended Cut" with Henning Fog, Future Emmy-Winning Writer

Ever thought about selling your belongings, moving cross-country, and breaking into Hollywood as a television show writer? That was Henning's plan. Fast-forward five years and no less than 15 "survival jobs", and he's thisclose to making it happen. 

Listen in as I chat with my friend, fake brother, and fellow recovering Type-A, Henning Fog about how he learned to set aside his preconceived notions of how one succeeds in their career and ultimately got the call that would begin chapter two of his professional story... while making a latte.

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16: "How to Land a Job Slightly Out of Your League" with Erin Williams, American Wine Specialist

Most people won't stay in the same type of role for their entire career, but knowing what to switch to and figuring out how to do it can quickly leave us with paralysis by analysis. Erin Williams began her career chasing the Hollywood dream of acting, but after falling out of love with the industry and getting sick of going on audition after audition, she discovered a more appealing career path in the wine industry.

Although switching from acting to wine seems like a less-than-obvious leap, Erin found ways to learn as much as she could about this new topic, gain valuable experience taking whatever roles necessary, and ultimately landed an amazing job slightly out of her league by showcasing her charisma, drive, and ability to meet people on their level. 

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14: "Nobody Ever Feels 100% Prepared" with Baily Hancock

"I'm really not happy with my career but I feel super overwhelmed with all the things I need to do in order to make a change happen. The whole thing feels too huge/not possible for me."

I've been there: Paralysis by analysis. Overwhelm. Frustration. Confusion. Knowing you should make a change in your career and actually making that change are two very different things. We often hold ourselves back from moving toward a career we want because we don't feel prepared enough to make all the moves necessary to get there.

In this solo episode, I go over some of the big excuses we come up with for why we're not ready to make a move in our career and offer up some solutions for dealing with those excuses. Whether it's not feeling like you have the right skills, deciding that the time it'd take to get to your dream job is too much, or thinking that you have to know every single step between where you are today and where you want to be, I've got you.

One day today will be twenty years ago, the best time to start working toward a career you love is now. 

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06: "Knowing When to Jump" with Mike Lewis, Founder of When to Jump

For most people, there comes a time in their career where they find themselves wanting something different, but unsure of how and when to make that jump. Mike Lewis found himself in that scenario when he realized that once you're an adult working full-time, it gets harder and harder to cut loose and follow your dreams. This led him to consult hundreds of people who made big jumps in their careers (and came out alive), ultimately leading to Mike's own jump from Corporate America to a stint as a professional squash player and most recently, Founder/CEO of When to Jump

We typically only see the highlight reels of peoples' careers, not the "10,000 unsexy steps" that it took to get them there. In this episode, Mike and I get into the unsexy steps of his career path, and he leaves us with great advice on how to know (you guessed it) when to jump.

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05: "Make Big Moves with Small Steps in 2018" with Baily Hancock

We're two weeks into 2018, and there's a good chance you've already crammed your New Year's Resolutions list into a drawer, only to be seen again when you go to set resolutions for next year. If this is you - worry not. 2018 is going to be YOUR year, the year that you actually accomplish the big goal you set for yourself in your career. I'm coming in hot this episode with 9 ways you can make your big move with small steps in 2018, so listen up! 

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