Mastering The Career Pivot with Reena Friedman Watts

How do you change careers? What’s the right strategy, the proper approach, the winning tactics?

Well, if you’re this week’s guest Reena Friedman Watts, it starts with one simple belief:

“I could do that.”

All too often, it seems we are our own worst enemy. LImited beliefs, negative self-talk, and self-sabotage can be a very real thing. For Reena, though, the support she found from her dad propelled her into a mosaic career that can only be understood through hearing her story.

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Your Job Search Questions… Answered

One thing that has become obvious in my time exploring the Recruiting & Hiring industry is how much of a disconnect there is between Job-Seekers and their potential Employers.

More often than not, this disconnect typically leads to a lot of distrust, blaming, finger-pointing, and more importantly: a LOT of confusion and a LOT of questions.

In this podcast episode I’ve decided to answer a handful of those questions I see frequently in one form or another, because clearly people aren’t getting answers yet.

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Best Practices of High-Performing Teams

Is there a more rewarding feeling than knowing you are a part of a team that operates and performs at a high level? For my money, it’s one of the absolute best feelings in the world.

In this special episode, you’re going to get to hear a recording I managed to dig up from a talk I was privileged enough to deliver at Austin Startup Week back in late 2018. And while the title of the talk is Engineering Excellence: Best Practices of High-Performing Teams, these principles extend far beyond the world of Software Engineering. In fact, they all apply in some shape or form to ALL teams, which is why I’m so thrilled to share it with you in this episode.

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Take Control Of Your Job Search

Right now in the US alone, tens of millions of people suddenly find themselves unemployed. And a lot of people on both sides of the recruiting equation are coming to me with questions and complaints, whether they are trying to upgrade their recruiting efforts, or they’re trying to figure out how to find a new job.

And all of these frustrations are completely understandable. I know how easy it is to get more and more frustrated with each passing day. I also knew that I wanted to do something to help. So in this post, you’re going to learn how to create important mindset shifts as well as implementing some simple tactical tips that will upgrade your job search, supercharging your efforts so that you can find the job of your dreams.

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Your Struggles Can Become Your Strength with Krista Large

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with the fantastic Krista Large, founder of Living Large Wellness.

I know you’re going to have a ton of takeaways from this episode, and several potential shifts in your perspective on your career path and creating changes in your life.

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Some of the key moments & themes in our conversation include

  • Krista’s curiosity-powered mindset of “I’ll try it and see how it goes”
  • Spending years feeling driven but lacking direction … not really sure where she wants to go
  • What happened when she graduated college — you can almost feel the air being sucked out of the room — and how this experience brought back painful moments & feelings from her childhood.

I’m convinced you’re going to appreciate and relate to Krista in a lot of ways… I for one appreciate her strength, vulnerability, and curiosity. And I know a lot of people can certainly relate to almost being sucked into the “trap” of following family members into the family business.

While I am absolutely passionate about the health & wellness industry, one of the main reasons I wanted to chat with Krista on the show was due to her unconventional path to get to where she is now — a path complete with setbacks, struggles, self-doubt & self-esteem issues — all of which actually led to her unique approach to creating healthy transformations in others.

Links:

Follow Krista on Instagram @largekrista
Living Large Wellness

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Forget the Expectations, Choose Your Life, and Thrive On with CJ Finley

In this week’s podcast episode, I’m very excited to have a conversation with somebody who I believe really embodies the very ideas of profession with purpose, for a number of reasons.

CJ’s path really embodies profession with purpose for a handful of reasons… and when I looked at his career history… he didn’t come straight out of school, knowing exactly what it was he wanted to do. From what I can tell, he didn’t have a path set. He didn’t have a clear direction of exactly what he wanted to do.

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And I think that what is most important for the listeners of this show is to realize that

… if you feel directionless

… or you feel like you’re lacking a little purpose

…. or you want to find things out, then it’s okay not to know right now.

And you don’t have to figure out life before you find those things out.


Connect with CJ.finley on Instagram

Email CJFinley@thriveonlife.com

Navigating The Future Of Work With Elatia Abate

Multi-time guest and long-time friend of the Rebase podcast Elatia Abate is back, and in this critically important episode we discuss how “The Future Of Work” is no longer some mythical thing coming sometime in the future.

No, The Future Of Work is here now, and ready or not it’s time to prepare ourselves.

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From Laid-Off To Startup Employee To Startup Founder – A Conversation With Home Run Dugout CEO Nick Hermandorfer

It is April 2020 and, in just 4 weeks time, 22 Million Americans suddenly find themselves unemployed. And there is a TON of uncertainty swirling about, and no doubt it is definitely warranted. And for many of us, this is not the first time in our professional lives where we’ve seen such a dramatic downturn in the economy, resulting in massive layoffs and entire businesses going under.

So while we’ve never experienced this type of pandemic before, it’s precisely because many people have experienced large scale recession that I wanted to connect those of you who are feeling uncertain with stories of growth, hope, and fulfillment.

In this episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with someone I have a ton of respect for and consider a friend: Nick Hermandorfer.

Nick is the Founder and CEO of Home Run Dugout, yet the reason I was so excited to talk with Nick is the journey he’s taken to get to where he is now. Nick graduated from college at Princeton and spent a total of 6 WEEKS working at Lehman Brothers in Manhattan before the 2008 economic crisis cost him his job. What you’ll hear in this episode is Nick telling the story of how he found himself unemployed, living in his parents’ basement, trying to figure out what was next. You’ll hear about how circumstances found him traveling to Austin, TX, where he went to work at a local startup that would coincidentally lead to starting his own company.

So, if you’re feeling worried, fearful, or just a little uncertain, I hope this conversation with Nick will instill you with some hope, some optimism, and maybe even some ideas for how you can turn any crisis into an opportunity.

Check out Home Run Dugout

Connect with Nick on LinkedIn

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Shift To Managing 100% Remotely Like A CHAMP — Use These Questions To Guide You

I have a confession: I like being around people I work with, in close proximity in the same physical space. And I have been feeling a lot of the pains, stresses, and challenges of becoming a fully-remote Leader & People Manager. It’s a shift that I wasn’t ready to make, but fortunately a shift I’ve prepared myself to make successfully.

And if you are a Manager, or a Team Lead, or an Executive who is suddenly faced with leading a completely remote or distributed team, then you might be feeling some of the same pressures and challenges. 

So in this post, I want to cover a handful of valuable questions that you can use so that you can also make this shift. By doing so, you can truly  become a real champion at leading individuals and teams in a remote environment. 

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The “Culture Fit” Fix

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Is your unspoken definition of “culture fit” actually hurting your organization?

Is it possible that your current approach in assessing a candidate’s ability to fit in your organization is actually hindering your growth and preventing your success? Can you clearly speak to what it exactly means to be a ‘culture fit’ in your environment? 

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