Happen To Your Career

It takes a large amount of time to do a career pivot - and even more time to make the bigger changes that we discuss often on this podcast. Even though you end up with a role that fits you and delivers what you really want in your life, it can be difficult to find the time to make it happen. But you’ll never “find” enough time - you have to create the time.

Phillip Migyanko and I discuss specific tactics that you can use to create 30+ hours a month to focus on your highest priorities.

 

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Many people seem to get lucky in life - they get the best jobs, the best houses, the best cars.

That’s because the science of happiness works whether you are intentional or not. 

To get the best results, though, you must be intentional in your actions surrounding your life and career.

Jenn Lim shares how she learned to identify what was really important to her after she was laid off from her job and her dad was diagnosed with cancer. She learned how to be intentional and use science to create her own luck.

 

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Once you decide to make a career change, you’ll have many roadblocks and mental barriers to overcome. Often, people allow their own fears to stand in the way to make that change. You know that you NEED to change, but you don’t see how you can actually pivot to where you want to go.

After working with people for years, it’s been proven that the hard work, endless days, sleepless nights, and the energy it took to make a successful transition in their career is worth it in the end.

 

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Not all career changes work out - the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

So what do you do when you realize that your previous career actually fit you? How do you pivot back into that career path after some time has passed (and the field has likely advanced)?

Louie shares why he changed careers from medical imaging into IT, the struggles he faced when he made that change, and how he pivoted back into medical imaging, ultimately leading him to career and life happiness.

 

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You may have had a role that matched your skills and experience, but it drastically changed over time. Now it doesn’t fit your strengths. So, what do you do?

In less than 2 years, Nick’s customer service role morphed into a sales role - which did not fit him. He explains how he went from uncovering his strengths, to making connections and having conversations to learn what roles could fit him, and finally landing a role that actually plays to his strengths.

 

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Many people are afraid to take risks because it’s easier to stay where they feel safe and comfortable.

But the problem is that if you aren’t willing to get uncomfortable, you could be cheating yourself out of career happiness.

Stephanie was plagued with an aversion to risk and was comfortably unhappy in her role. Once she finally saw the writing on the wall, she decided to face her fears and embrace the unknown to find her ideal role.



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Many companies focus on the idea of “Employee Engagement”, but much of that concept is employer dependent. What most people don’t realize is that there are things you can actually do to take ownership of your role yourself and make it work for you.

Rachel Cooke joins us today to share how you can take control to deliver your best work, and thrive in your role.

 

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You know the value you bring to your organization, and you really want to be paid more than what you’re currently making.

But the real question is, how do you go about asking for it? How do you even begin? And how do you do that in a way that is going to actually get you what you want?

Justin is a technical engineer who found himself in this position. He was able to stay with the company he loved and negotiated the raise... more than the amount that he thought he would actually get.

 

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Many college graduates never actually work in the field of study. Alternatively, for those that are able to land a job in their field, the honeymoon phase wears off and then they start to feel like they were meant to do something else entirely.

Alexandra Carter, Clinical Professor of Law and world-renowned negotiation trainer, shares how to cultivate relationships, identify what really brings you joy, and then learn to apply negotiation skills to build a bridge to the role that fits you.

 

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Negotiation is tricky.

When it comes to negotiating a job offer, it’s even trickier. You’re probably not close to the person from your new company who you’re negotiating against. And you’re scared of blowing the offer by asking for too much. What should you do? Listen to hear how I lay out an entire negotiation strategy for maximizing your job offer without blowing it. You’re welcome.



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Do you feel like you’re leaving your family behind while you try to gain success in your career?

Or maybe you feel stuck in your career because you’re trying to be there for your family?

Or maybe you feel like you can’t do either one well, but can’t find a way out?

Mike also felt that way.

But he found a few things that allowed him to create his dream career and spend quality time with his family. Today, he shares these secrets that are often overlooked (well, they’re only secret because they’re overlooked).

 

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Being exhausted doesn’t mean that it has to be a negative in your life.

Laura had been used to being exhausted, but now it feels different.

“Whereas I would leave work before exhausted because I was bored. I was kind of frustrated with myself for continuing to be bored. So, I still leave work exhausted. It's just that now the exhaustion is from kind of flexing my brain and personal development and kind of much more excitement about the work that I'm doing and being invested in it.”

 

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The difference between an average career change and a successful career change often lies in the negotiation.

David Sally is an author and award-winning teacher of negotiations with years of business experience. He shares what really makes someone a great negotiator - and it’s not what you think it is.

 

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Have you climbed the corporate ladder only to realize that’s not where you really want to be?

At 16, Alistair started in retail in the UK, moved to the US and eventually rose to VP of the company. After making a career change within the industry, he realized that executive leadership wasn’t a fit anymore. He received regarding his strengths and reflected on what he enjoyed, leading him to pivot to become an executive career coach.

 

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Contribution is often overlooked as we look at creating a career that is fulfilling and meaningful.

Tom Rath joins us to help you discover how you contribute to the world. Tom has written many books, his newest out is out now and it is titled, “Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World.” He also wrote “Strengths Finder 2.0” and the Clifton Strengths assessment that goes along with it. 

 

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How do you take yourself from good to great?

This is a question many of us have asked ourselves when thinking about making a career change. For energy engineer Mike Bigelow, moving cities and doing remote job searches have led him to discover his big “value-adds”, and eventually achieve career happiness after seeking help from a career coach. Find out why conversations are a lot more powerful than you think and how Mike made himself an indispensable part of his team on this episode of the Happen To Your Career Podcast.

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We've all been there. We've all, at one point, found ourselves unmotivated at work, slumped in our office chairs and felt the burnout slowly creep up on us. You realize that it’s time to move on and make the change, but how do you know where to begin?

Well, the journey isn't as daunting as you think. Just take it from six professionals who have all made successful career pivots. In this episode, past clients and guests of the Happen To Your Career Podcast walk us through the moment they decided to change careers and the important lessons they learned on their path to career happiness.

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The purpose of this podcast is to help you change your career and find your “ideal” role, a role that “fits,” a role where you can “flourish.” But what does that mean, exactly? Sociologists have studied this, and it turns out that people who use their strengths on a daily basis are happier, more productive, and more “fulfilled.” On the podcast today, I talk about the concept of “signature strengths” and the central role that they play in helping you find your ideal career.

 

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Many people list their “passion project” as a side hustle, but we’re convinced you can be passionate about 100% of your career. Find out a creative way to turn skills you already use into lasting career happiness.

 

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Everyone has a network, but most people misunderstand how their network actually works. Studies have shown that it’s not the people closest to us who are the really powerful part of our network -- it’s the weak ties, the friends of friends, who truly matter for making things happen. Surprised? Confused? On this week’s podcast, I chat with Tanya Malcolm Revell, an HTYC success story who used the weak ties in her network to land her ideal role. 

 

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As our careers advance, we often find that we spend our time in a juggling act, trying to get through the things we have to do, so we can get to the things we want to do. But what if we’re thinking about it backwards? Best selling author Greg McKeown shares his philosophy and method for identifying those things in your life that are essential to your happiness and productivity, and clearing away the clutter so you can focus on the things that really matter.

 

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Not only do we all want to be successful, we all want to feel successful. Often, that means getting a job that other people regard as important or prestigious, even if the job actually makes us miserable. It’s one more way we allow the expectations of others, the unwritten rules, trap us in a role that isn’t a fit. On the podcast today, Jackie Yerby discusses her distinguished career in public policy and how she escaped from the prestige trap.

 

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One of the first challenges in a career change is admitting that we need help. Sounds intense, right? But it’s true. We don’t want to admit that our careers are miserable, we don’t want to admit that we need to make a change, and, most of all, we don’t want to admit that we need someone to guide us through the process. On the podcast this week, I chat with Louise McNee, a true HTYC success story. Louise bounced around unsatisfying roles for years before HTYC helped her find one that truly fit.

 

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Our hope in going through a career change is to find a dream job and live happily ever after, but life is not that simple. Career change is an iterative process of working to move steadily closer to our ideal role and our ideal life. On the podcast this week, Laura Parker shares her story of what happened when she worked very hard to change careers, only to discover that her new role wasn’t the exact fit she had hoped for.

 

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We all have strengths and weaknesses, and as we advance through our careers, we learn to cater to our strengths and compensate for our weaknesses. But sometimes, the aspects of our personalities that we think of as weaknesses may be our greatest strengths. Growing up, Ross Loufbourrow thought of ADHD as his greatest weakness. It was only once he graduated college and began his career that he discovered ADHD wasn’t a weakness – it was a super power. Ross shares his story on this week’s podcast.

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In an age of email and LinkedIn, networking has never been easier. But networking has also become a dirty word. It means bothering people for favors or having them bother you, and knowing all the time that neither of you has any interest in actually getting to know the other person. Not surprisingly, this kind of transactional networking doesn’t really work. On the podcast this week, I chat with Darrah Brustein about her approach to networking by pursuing meaningful professional relationships.

 

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One of the greatest assets that you can have in pursuing a career change is a support network of people who understand why career change is so important to you, and why you need their help to get through it. But creating this network may require some uncomfortable conversations. On the podcast this week, I chat with my former client Rebecca Maddox about how she built her support network, and the role that it played in her career change experience.

 

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Career change means leaving an established routine for something unknown, which is scary and, let’s face it, risky. That’s why I love career experiments as a way to learn about different organizations and roles so you can try before you buy and make sure a new organization or a new role will truly be a fit before you commit to it. On this week’s episode, I chat with my HTYC colleague Lisa Lewis about the benefits of career experiments and how to design career experiments that work for you. 

 

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Over the course of our careers, as we grow, evolve, reach different stages in our lives, what once seemed like a dream job may stop feeling that way. And that’s great! Because it’s an opportunity to learn and explore who we are and what we want now, and then go get it. Kristy Wentz worked in PR for 20 years. And she loved it, until she didn’t. When she finally decided to move on, she created her own role that combined her favorite parts of PR… plus travelling and tasting wine. Not bad, right?

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Fear of disappointing others can be a powerful barrier to pursuing your ideal role. Today we talk to former HTYC client Jenny, who loved science but hated her prestigious job as a research scientist. Jenny wanted to leave but was scared. What would it say about her 15 years of education and job experience? What would it say to her mentors or the many research scientists in her family? What would it mean for other women in science? Jenny shares the story of her three year journey to find her ideal role.

 

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Want to know how you can spend more of your time doing work that’s rewarding? Listen to this episode on Signature Strengths

 

“It’s hard to find something that fits, that’s why so many people change careers. When I finally understood my strengths and how I could apply them it all made sense. It just made it easier to see what types of jobs and roles would fit me. In my new career I get to do the marketing that I love with a company I’m excited about.” - Kirby Verceles

 

What you’ll learn

  • Find out specifically how Kirby learned her strengths (and began to use them) 
  • Learn how to think about Strengths and weaknesses in a way that benefits your entire life
  • How to use your signature strengths to make work feel different (and not so much like “work”)
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Alissa knew she had to make a change when she could no longer see anything. 

Not in a metaphorical sense. Nope. The doctor had confirmed that her periods of temporary blindness were work-stress induced. And as it turns out, Alissa was unwilling to give up her eyesight for her job!

Alissa’s career began in Human Resources. She worked her way up to Director Level HR roles in municipalities! That’s where she started experiencing stress like she’d never experienced before. 

She also knew that there had to be a different way to do work! A way that fit her. That’s when she began thinking about opening her own consulting business!

What You’ll Learn

  • What worked (and didn’t work) as Alissa started her consulting business
  • Why she started thinking about consulting as career in the first place!
  • How she went from temporary blindness to much more fulfilling work (and what were the hardest parts along the way!)

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Linnea is a rockstar at taking career test drives to land the ideal job. In fact, she’s so good at this that she made four job title jumps in the span of just six months! And if you think there’s no way that could be you — think again. 

In this episode, we dig in with Linnea to figure out her secret sauce for test driving careers, using in-between times to win the career hunt, and how doing what others are unwilling to do helped her get ahead.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

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Direct download: htyc402.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Wondering how to use the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment? Is it accurate, Will it tell me what type of career I should focus on? How do I use it outside of my work? 

All good questions: We thought it would be better to show you how people can use strengths, what they are, how they work, even how to incorporate them into things like interviews. We also thought it would be best if we showed you this real time. 



To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc401.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

It’s been over 8 years and FOUR HUNDRED Episodes here at Happen To Your Career! 

We couldn’t have done it without you! So in this special episode of HTYC our team member Kathy Wilkes takes over the podcast and interviews Scott Anthony Barlow. 

 

Here’s what you get to learn:

 

  • What got Scott past the fears to say “I am doing this” when creating HTYC? 
  • How is HTYC different now compared to when episode 1 was released?
  • What is Scott’s favorite sport and why is it Hockey? 
  • How Kathy gets out of her comfort zone even though she’s not super comfortable taking over the host seat
  • And so many more surprise pieces of history about Happen To Your Career!

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc400.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Laura spent nearly a decade in a career that didn’t fit her.

She figured being good at math and in a family of engineers meant she’d enjoy the field, too. But as the years went on, the work never felt right.

“I had to hide the part of myself that wasn’t engaged and super passionate anymore. I would put on this extroverted fake smile at work and come home and be unhappy,” she notes.

Tune in to today’s episode to learn how Laura regained her confidence and landed her dream job while staying true to herself.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc399.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Dan Pink — NY Times Bestselling author of books like Drive and When — went from being a speechwriter for Al Gore to one of the world’s leading voices on the science of career happiness. 

 

I sat down with Dan to figure out how to be okay with un-passion, why WHEN we work matters, and what really leads to career happiness. 

That’s because he literally wrote the book (Drive) about the science of what motivates us as people. And he found some interesting stuff:

 

 

  • Like how we’re more driven by making a contribution to something than we are to live in our passions
  • How passion really is an unsustainable feeling - it’s an intense emotion that can only be held for so long
  • What science shows about when you do your best work

 

 

So, if you’ve been pursuing your passion but have come up short, tune in to this episode to discover a new path.


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc398.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Do you feel like your career doesn’t align with the things that matter to you? Do you want to find work that fits? Sure you do. Well, good news! We’re taking you behind the scenes to share how we help people figure out what they want from their career and turn that into a reality. Eric Murphy defined his values and priorities, then came up with a plan for changing career. Hear how he figured out what he needed from work, and how he targeted companies that were a perfect match to land his dream job!

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc397.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Think quitters never get ahead?

Think again. Quitting just might be one of the most overlooked and useful tools in the process of discovering the work you were meant to do! Lynn Marie Morski is a “self-described hippie” who gushes about the Burning Man Festival and has quit just about every career she’s started. She’s also a doctor/lawyer powerhouse with a multimedia background who has co-founded a medical tourism startup that is working to revolutionize our healthcare system.



To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc396.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Michael had been an executive at Sony entertainment for many years. It was a great career for him.

Until it wasn’t.

The absolutely crazy thing is that in all his years working for Sony, even though he enjoyed lots of pieces of it, he’d never realized that work could be something that was fun.

He was able to get unstuck and find a new career path that did fit him.

As I talked with Michael, it was evident how much life had changed for him in the last two years.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc395.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

What’s better? Being a specialist or a generalist? Are you better off having a deep body of knowledge or a wide set of experiences? This comes up in conversations I have all the time. 

My question is why not both?

Jeffrey Madoff, author of Creative Careers, shares how he leveraged curiosity in various career changes.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc394.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Alyson faced a big challenge as she navigated a career change. 

She did all the work to identify what she really wanted in her life and a career, but as Alyson started to search for open positions, she realized that what she was looking for didn’t always match up with what companies said they were looking for.

Most people don’t make a career change because they’re worried about what they might lose by making a change. Listen to this conversation to hear how Alyson avoided that problem entirely! 

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc393.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Doubts are normal when you’re making a big decision - it’s just a matter of how you handle those doubts.

On January 2nd 2020, Vicky Meng sent an email that changed her life.

On the podcast today, Vicky does a great job of articulating these high and low points throughout her transition. You’ll understand what it’s really like to make this type of career change. It’s so much harder than everyone thinks it will be, but I’ve yet to meet anyone who believes it wasn’t absolutely worth it. 

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc392.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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