Mon, 26 December 2016
No matter what type of life change prompts you to rework your career journey, there are always ways to improve your situation and stay ahead of the career change game.
Today's show features Enrico Torres, an unassuming entrepreneur with a work ethic that perseveres through constant improvement. He spent over two decades working as a restaurant kitchen manager and a roofer before deciding that he needed a change (for the better) to accommodate his new life as a father.
His motto to become indispensable continues to carry him through his ever-evolving career changes as he believes in focusing on working harder to improve yourself to be better than the last guy that had your job.
Listen as Enrico shares his biggest takeaways from starting his business from scratch, while working his day job. He talks openly about his experience of making his dream happen and how the hustle never stops, especially when you become an entrepreneur!
Mon, 19 December 2016
Have you been living a calculated, box-checking life?
Are you looking for a change of pace, lifestyle, or career?
That is exactly how our guest, Tracy Timm, felt after checking off the boxes of graduating from Yale and getting a job on Wall Street out of college.
Tracy began to feel the effects of the classic "high-achiever" looking for more from life than just her job- which began to make her miserable.
After deciding that picking misery and safety over an actual fulfilling life was not how she wanted to continue, she laid her cards on the table for her employers and ultimately left Wall Street to begin her entrepreneurial journey (after her trip around the world to regain a new perspective on life, of course).
Listen as Tracy shares how she got her perspective back to make the switch from the corporate life to a life defined on her own terms.
Check it out: 157 Regaining Perspective with Tracy Timm
Mon, 12 December 2016
Have you been thinking about starting your own business?
Are you ready to take the leap to quit your day job?
Starting a new business seems like a big, scary decision to make, but it doesn't have to be.
Just ask Laura Roeder, who did just that. She quit her full-time job to branch out on her own.
Today's show features Laura's story of how she left her full-time job to chase her dream of working for herself, building her business, and doing exactly what she wanted to do with her career (without waiting the long 10-years that's usually required to climb to the top of an organization).
In the podcast, Laura discusses some of her biggest takeaways from quitting her job to starting and growing her business.
Laura shares everything from how she made the big decision to jump into the entrepreneur life, to landing her first clients, and how she has learned to evolve her business with the ever-changing digital world.
Mon, 5 December 2016
Are you exhausted and burnt out from your current job that you can 't even think about what it is going to take to change careers?
It's time to re-calibrate your mindset to make that career change to something you enjoy (finally!).
Two keywords: Space and Margin.
In today's episode our career coach, Lisa Lewis, drops in to share why it's important to create time and space for you to visualize and design your next career.
From there, you will be able to layout what you have in front of you to begin making those marginal decisions to get you to your next career. Don't over-think...small steps is the goal.
Listen in as Lisa also discusses some of the realistic, potential positive and negative outcomes if you decide to invite your current employer to discuss your thoughts of a career change.
Mon, 28 November 2016
What are they exactly?
Here at Happen to Your Career, (signature) strengths are the backbone that makes you who you are and they are what makes this company thrive.
Today, Lisa Lewis, HTYC Career Coach, joins us and helps us dive deep into what strengths are, some of the misconceptions of strengths, and how to find yours,
Lisa shares insight on what can happen when you lean into your strengths.
You don't want to miss it!
Mon, 21 November 2016
Career changing takes a little bit of risk and a lot of courage. Or is it the other way around?
Either way, changing careers involves some combination of risk and courage. HTYC has always been here to help you grow your confidence and find a path to the next phase of your career.
Today's guest, J.T. O'Donnell will guide you on the next step of your career change by sharing tips on how to remove the risk from jumping into something entirely new.
J.T. introduces "signaling" into the world of career change, how to be proactive on Linkedin, and why creating a "career bucket list" is the easiest way to get you into the industry you want to continue your career in.
Listen as our guest, J.T. O'Donnell, sheds light on how to take that calculated risk in the next chapter of your career.
Mon, 14 November 2016
Do you want to turn your side business into a full-time career, but don't know where to start?
Are you ready to hit the ground running with that business idea you have had floating around in your head, but are unsure if you have what it takes to go for it on your own?
Today's show features Olivia Gamber and her story of how she took her side business and grew it into a full-time business career.
In the podcast, Olivia shares some of her biggest takeaways from growing her business. She discusses everything from how she made the time to focus on building her side business, to becoming a business owner, and to how she was able to validate her business as real way to replace the income she was bringing in from her day job.
Check it out here: 152 Building a Business with Olivia Gamber
Mon, 7 November 2016
Can you answer the question: “Do you know what is most important to you?”
Think about it. Then, think a little harder…
If you aren’t sure what is important to you, from the things that you want to do, to how you spend your time, and to who you want to spend your time with, then you’re missing out on the potential career (and life!) opportunities that are out there for you.
By not knowing the things that are important to you, you are leaving yourself to just accept what opportunities you THINK are available to you right now.
In today’s episode, Scott answers a couple of questions that deal with how to bridge the gap between getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career.
If you’re wondering:
- What you need to do to get from this job to THAT JOB that you’ve got your heart set on, or
Then today’s episode is worth a listen.
Check it out!
Mon, 31 October 2016
Do you wake up in the morning excited to go to work?
If not, why?
Do you have an answer?
There is no reason to be living a life that doesn't suit you or make you happy.
The first thing to realize is that things don't work out unless you make them.
You are the person in charge of your life. Be willing to take risks. Learn to get into the habit of doing the hard things that need to be done to change your path to get you where you want to go in life and in your career.
This episode will encourage you to (re)condition yourself to be wired to take risks and live on the edge- to go after the things that you want in your life.
Our guest, Lee Cockerell shares his insight from years of experience learning and growing not only his storied career in the hospitality industry, but also his growth as a person.
Lee continues to enlighten people on how their experiences and what they're wiling to do to make the changes they need to in order to get where they want to go is the guiding light throughout their life and career.
Mon, 24 October 2016
Did you know that as many as 80% of all jobs needing to be filled never make it to an online job board?
Most people don't even know that there is a hidden job market out there.
And, if you do know about that hidden job market, you're probably wondering how you would even go about tapping into it.
You're in luck! Today you'll hear from Mac Prichard, a public relations strategist and the publisher of Mac's list, the premier resource for connecting passionate professionals to meaningful and creative work throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
In today's episode, Volunteerism and the Hidden Job Market, Mac shares why you shouldn't overlook professional volunteerism when it comes to furthering your career or when you're looking to make a career switch.
He provides insight on how you can be strategic in your volunteer opportunities and how easy it can be to build a strong network of industry professionals during your career search.
As Mac puts it:
Listen to my chat with Mac as we'll also get into how you start that conversation about volunteering in the career field that you're interested in to get you ahead of the competition during your job search.
Mon, 17 October 2016
Are you tired of watching your colleagues get promoted?
Do you feel like you've been constantly looked over for that next pay raise?
Are you starting to feel like everyone around you is doing better than you in their career?
If you're ready to advance your career, we've got a solution for you. A six-step formula created by Bozi Dar that will help you accelerate your career.
The six-step formula helped him get six job promotions in six years which led him to increase his salary 15 times. Bozi continues his "mission to liberate you from the crappy, rehashed career advice from the so-called 'career gurus' and introduce you to career strategies that will get you 5x results in 1/2 the time (what I call the '10x effect')" at Career10x.com.
Today, we revisit Bozi's episode where he shares his step-wise process for identifying, landing, and succeeding in the job and career path that fits you!
Mon, 10 October 2016
On paper, it looks like you've reached all of the checkpoints of success:
You got good grades and graduated with a degree in a field that got you on the fast track to a job right out of college.
You got that promotion (and raise!) that you worked hard for at a job that any other person would be jealous of...
But then, it becomes quiet and you start to wonder:
"Is this all there is? Is this the path that I'm supposed to be on?"
Short answer: Probably not.
Next question: Now what?
Answer: Meet Lisa Lewis, HTYC's newest team member that just so happens to be:
1) A skilled and knowledgeable career coach
In today's episode, 147 Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Career, Lisa answers a couple of your career search questions and shares her own journey to finding a career that came naturally to her (after experimenting with her other career interests, of course).
Listen here: www.happentoyourcareer.com/147
Mon, 3 October 2016
Have you ever wondered if you've got what it takes to start your own podcast?
The answer is: Yes. Absolutely.
Whether you want to start your own podcast as a hobby or if you want to make the switch to start your own business in podcasting, it is possible to get your own podcast going even if you have no experience.
So, if you're looking for some guidance to start your own podcast, we've got a special guest for you! The Podcast Answer Man himself, Cliff Ravenscraft.
Cliff Ravenscraft has built his podcasting business from the ground up and is proof that making a big career change is possible. He is “a firm believer that if you Pursue Your Passion, The Money Will Follow!”
Listen in as Cliff not only shares his experience to getting where he is now in the podcasting world, but he also shares some tips on how to start your own podcast with very minimal effort (& equipment) required!
Check out the full how-to guide on starting your own podcast here:
Mon, 26 September 2016
Happy Three Years, HTYCers!
If you’ve tried to convince yourself that:
“There’s no way that I can find my dream career…a career that exists on my own terms…” or
“There’s no way that I can build my own business on what i really want to do because I don’t have any experience…”
I'm here to tell you that it is possible. If I can do it, YOU can do it, too.
It can happen. You can make a living by doing what you’re passionate about.
If you’re not sure about what that is yet, don’t worry. You will figure it out.
The best part is that you don’t have to have it ALL figured out right away.
If you've found yourself wondering how to make it happen for you and your career, take a listen as we tackle your biggest career questions.
Listen to the 145th episode: Making It Happen: Three Years & Counting!
Mon, 19 September 2016
What do you like doing?
Does it make an appearance at your day job?
Bringing more of yourself and who you are at your core into your workplace should be mandatory.
If it is the fear of starting fresh in a whole different career or new industry that is stopping you from finding a new path where you can be authentic in your work, don't worry about that. All is not lost as you change careers, every experience counts and the skills you gain throughout your career journey will be carried with you, adding more value to your skill set.
Changing careers to align your work with who you are is not only liberating, but it will also give you better chances for long-term career success and fulfillment.
Our guest, Joanie Connell, knows exactly how it feels to be doing work that she was slowly losing interest in as her passions began to come into light.
For her, the importance of being more authentic in her work led her to leave her engineering career and go back to school to dig deeper into her passion for people. She was also able to carry her experiences in the technology and engineering field into her new business venture as a consultant.
Listen to our chat with Joanie as she shares her story of leaving her engineering career to live a more authentic life to pursue a career that fueled her passion for helping people while utilizing her strengths in leadership.
Mon, 12 September 2016
Discomfort: noun dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm-fərt\
Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable?
Are you in a place in your life, whether in your career or not, that makes you feel uneasy? Maybe you're stuck in limbo wondering if you need to start transitioning out of your current career.
It's hard work to reflect during these times in our lives that make us feel stuck. Reflection and being completely honest with ourselves about where we are in our lives and where we want to be isn't an easy task. It's difficult to identify the things that are really important to us. But, we have to do it if we want to move forward.
Listen to our chat with Maxie McCoy as she shares how leaving her career comfort zone lead her to a much bigger and brighter future (one that she can't stop smiling about!).
Mon, 15 August 2016
Have you decided to take the leap into a different career? Or maybe you've decided to start your own business?
Making the decision to start a new business or completely head in a different direction into a new career path isn't an easy one.
Our guest, Jaime Masters, speaks from her very own experience of leaving her successful career as a project manager behind and jumping into the unknown. She is now an incredibly successful business coach with a strong network of millionaires. Her journey into the unknown opened her eyes to what is possible.
Jaime discovered that her strengths were in helping people. Her lessons to be learned are centered around the fact that "you have no idea what you're good at until you do it."
Listen in on our conversation with Jaime Masters. Jaime shares tips on how to be patient in the evolution of who you are. Every time you are asked to make a hard decision, you have to realize that it is a test to see how good you are at a skill.
Mon, 8 August 2016
We talk about career transitions and finding and turning your passions into a career you love all the time, but what happens when you love where your career is now and you want to work on incorporating some of your other passions into your work life?
Maybe your career has nothing to do with the additional knowledge, skills, or passions that you want to leverage to create a better future for yourself. All you know is that you're motivated and ready to make some moves to start working on something big for yourself.
That's where the side hustle comes in.
Our guest, Tracey Minutolo, has quickly become a side-hustling professional on the topic of side-hustling. She's a full-time lab supervisor at a medical device and diagnostics company by day, and a side-hustling rockstar by heart.
Tracey got her start in the side-hustle business when she decided it was time to get herself out of debt.
After years of feeling stuck, she found the world of business podcasts and decided to start a small virtual assistant side business, providing social media and community management and other support services for podcasters with purpose.
With the side-hustle fire lit under her, her skill set continues to grow and she is currently coaching others with their side-businesses as HTYC's Side Biz Coach.
Listen as she shares her career and side-hustle journey!
Mon, 11 July 2016
Do you want to combine your passion and your career to create a life that gives you a reason to get up in the morning?
Are you ready to go out on a limb for the life you envision for yourself?
If you know the career and life path you want to follow but aren't sure where you can find the time to make it happen, our guest, Jay Papasan, shares the story of his career and how he makes the time to sort through life's chaos to get it all done.
Need help prioritizing? Check out Jay Papasan's "Time Blocking" Mastery Webinar at http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/tbm
Mon, 4 July 2016
Career Q & A with Scott and Alyssa Barlow: Mindset, Changes of Strengths, Searching for a Dream Career
We’ve taken the top questions that have been asked by you, our audience, and are sharing our thoughts through our own experiences of career changes.
We answer your questions from questions of career change mindset, to changes of strengths and interests, and whether searching for the dream career is even worth it.
Wondering how to get started in finding the work that fits you? Enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!
Mon, 6 June 2016
What’s your dream career? Are you convinced there’s something more out there for you than what you’re doing currently? You might be on the Dreamer’s career path. Expert Career Coach on theMuse.com and founder of Ready Set Rock, delivering powerful career and business training, Evangelia Leclaire helps us understand that even dreamers’ careers go through phases. She walks us through her own personal career journey and shows us that the phases are not sequential, and there is something to be learned in each one! What phase are you in? For help uncovering the work you were meant to do, visit figureitout.co!
Mon, 30 May 2016
Are you looking to make the move to a career that fits you? How about taking an inside look at how our process for finding work you’ll love REALLY works? Eric Murphy is an HTYC’er who took the time to identify exactly what he wanted in his career and in his life and then put together a plan to get it all. You’ll hear how he figured out what was most important to him in a role and in company culture and how he then targeted only those companies that met his criteria. Find how being intentional about your job search can get you the results you really want! For help finding the work that fits you, get our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!
Mon, 16 May 2016
Dave Stachowiak is the founder of Coaching for Leaders and the host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast. He’s the Executive Vice President of Talent Development with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and has led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the University of California system. He’s a senior instructor with Dale Carnegie Training, and Board Certified Coach. Dave talks to us about the importance of accepting your career journey as anything BUT a straight line! The twists and turns are not only to be expected, but to be appreciated! For help finding the work that moves you, enroll in our FREE 8-day video course at figureitout.co!
Mon, 9 May 2016
Think being a park ranger is about as far from the business world as you can get? Think again. Jody Maberry says the time he spent as a park ranger gave him a solid education in public relations, public speaking, negotiation, and the customer experience. He traded the cubicle for the great outdoors, got his MBA, and discovered that not only could business lesson be applied to the parks system but the parks had lessons to share with the business world too.
Mon, 2 May 2016
Have you been wanting to start a business of your own? Is overwhelm about all of the aspects of running a small business held you back? Christy Wright works with entrepreneurs through coaching and through her speaking events as part of Dave Ramsey’s team. She talks to us about the unique issues that women face in starting and maintaining businesses. They think differently. They run their businesses differently. They define “success” differently. More women than ever before are stepping into their gifts and bringing them to market. Learn how you can too! For help finding the work you were meant for, enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!
Mon, 7 March 2016
Not where you want to be in your life? Your career? Have you embraced the fact that it’s all within your control and you have the power to change what’s not working? Ashley Stahl is a career coach who helps 20-somethings and 30-somethings to find their purpose and land more job offers. She also helps up and coming coaches to launch and succeed with their practices. What your life looks like is up to you! For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our 8-day video course at figureitout.co!
Mon, 29 February 2016
Geoff Woods is the host of the Mentee Podcast. His approach to connecting and building mentor relationships has taken him from medical device sales to now, starting a company with the founder of Keller Williams, the largest real estate company in the world. In episode 66, he gives us some very tactical advice on how to find and land your own “army of mentors”. He’s back again, but this time to dive deeper into his approach to initiating and building meaningful relationships with the people who inspire you most. It has never been easier to reach out to those you admire. Geoff talks about the one simple thing that is key to building relationships and why most people don’t do it. For help finding the work that’s right for you, register for our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!
Mon, 4 January 2016
Jerrad’s work was literally making him sick. The long hours and constant demands of the job had begun to wear on him to the point where he was waking up in the night with stomach pains. He knew something needed to change. This wasn’t what he wanted for himself or his family. He and his wife took action. Together they began designing the life they wanted. We know that there are a lot of other folks like Jerrad out there, stuck in careers that are making you miserable, and we wanted to share his story as proof that you don’t have to settle. You have more control over your circumstances than you might think. And you can either let your “life happen to you…or you can happen to your life!”
For help finding the work that fits you, visit figureitout.co!