Jazzed About Work Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each segment, host Beverly Jones interviews professionals who can share their expertise related to the workplace. Her guests go beyond the research and get personal, as they talk about their interesting and often surprising professionals paths. Jones is an executive coach who wrote the handbook on building career resilience, "Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO." She draws on her own experience as she talks with guests about everything from smart ways to lead, to their favorite techniques for career management and reinvention. Every segment blends good stories with practical suggestions for navigating your career.
Jazzed About Work

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Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each segment, host Beverly Jones interviews professionals who can share their expertise related to the workplace. Her guests go beyond the research and get personal, as they talk about their interesting and often surprising professionals paths. Jones is an executive coach who wrote the handbook on building career resilience, "Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO." She draws on her own experience as she talks with guests about everything from smart ways to lead, to their favorite techniques for career management and reinvention. Every segment blends good stories with practical suggestions for navigating your career.More from Jazzed About Work »

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Episode 046: Business Journalist Mark Miller Discusses Retirement Strategies and Growing T...

Mark Miller, a journalist who often covers issues related to retirement and aging, writes three columns, including for Reuters, and his work appears in places like The New York Times and AARP Magazine. He is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living. It's a helpful book for anyone grappling with retirement options, and in this episode Mark shares some of its advice. Mark also discusses his most recent book: Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation. He explains how some people survive a very difficult life event, like the death of a child, but ultimately they experience transformation, and they come out stronger than ever. See more: https://muckrack.com/retirerevised

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Episode 045: Job Search Expert Susan P. Joyce Shares LinkedIn Tips

Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been quoted in hundreds of books, articles and blog posts. And she runs two top career websites: Job-Hunt.Org and WorkCoachCafe.com Susan is a prolific writer, and in her work she shares masses of excellent information about topics like how to create a modern resume, how to do well in a job interview and how to launch an effective hunt when it's time for your next career shift. In this episode, Susan shares practical tips for building a smart online presence and talks about how to about make LinkedIn.com work for you. See her profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanjoyce/

Episode 044: Captain Julius Pryor says Diversity and Inclusion Programs Should Reflect Bro...

Today's guest is Julius Pryor III, a retired Navy captain and a certified Navy leadership instructor. He is widely known as an innovative, goal-focused executive, and a no-nonsense consultant. What really sets Julius apart is that he has succeeded as the Chief Diversity Officer at five global companies. In his book, THRIVING IN A DISRUPTIVE WORLD, Julius says that he's driven by outcomes, and that's how he approaches diversity and inclusion efforts. Instead of just counting heads in the work force, Julius works to understand the mission of a company, and helps leaders to craft D&I efforts that are aligned the broader corporate goals. See his profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpryor3rd/

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Episode 043: Intel CIO Paula Tolliver talks about STEM careers

Intel Chief Information Officer Paula Tolliver understands what it takes to transform a company or an industry. And she knows that IT savvy can be a key to career success, particularly because managing information is critical to forming and implementing a smart corporate vision. Today, Paula will share lessons from her in career technology, like how she learned to be "fearless." She will talk about why and how more women should say "yes" to jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. And she will describe so of the ways Intel is working to encourage a diverse and inclusive STEM workforce.

Episode 042 : Workplace Expert Dan Schawbel Advises Communicating in Person

Author, entrepreneur, workplace expert and 2006 college grad Dan Schawbel says that his mission in life is to support the work lives of people in his age group. Dan is a well-known expert on the millennial generation. And he has a savvy way of talking to young professionals, and offering them practical advice for building careers. This episode focuses on Dan's new book: Back to Human – How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. Although he's a social media star, Dan says the dominance of technology is contributing to an epidemic of loneliness in the American workplace. He urges young professionals to build real human relationships, and he says that his goal with this book is to "bring some sanity back to the workplace." For more information, take his self-assessment http://danschawbel.com/work-connectivity-index-wci/ or check out his book at: http://danschawbel.com/back-to-human/

Episode 042 : Workplace Expert Dan Schawbel Advises Communicating in Person

Episode 041 : Government Official/Fitness Studio Owner Tali Wenger

Tali Wenger is passionate about her job as a director of field operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She's proud of their work responding to disasters like hurricanes, floods and fires. And Tali also loves her side gig, as co-owner of Off Road DC, which operates two independent, community-focused cycling and fitness centers in Washington, DC. In this show, we discuss what it takes to juggle two very different careers. And Tali share insights about what it takes to launch a small business in a market where there is much competition.

Episode 40: Building a Career as a Musician in a Rural Area w/ Forrest Marquisee

In Episode 32, journalist Sara Schonhardt talked about how some young college grads are heading back to small towns to find work. That show was recorded in a small sound studio in the woods, by a stream, in rural Rappahannock County, Virginia. The studio is owned by Forrest Marquisee, who is finding ways to work as a musician in a county where the biggest town has fewer than 400 people. In this episode the conversation continues, with Sara as guest host, interviewing Forrest about the joys and challenges of piecing together his creative career in a community at the edge of Shenandoah National Park.

Episode 40: Building a Career as a Musician in a Rural Area w/ Forrest Marquisee

Episode 039: Bev Jones and Tom Hodson talk about how to beat the career blahs

What do you do when you're overwhelmed by work, you're feeling exhausted and burned out, and you just don't know how to start digging your way out of the hole? How do you know where to put your energy when everything feels like it's just too much? And how can you get motivated to even try? Guest host Tom Hodson and career coach Bev Jones talk about ways to get your mojo back in this episode. If you'd like to hear them explore other career quandaries, please send your comments and suggestions to beverlyejones@mindspring.com

Episode 039: Bev Jones and Tom Hodson talk about how to beat the career blahs

Episode 038 : Leadership expert Karen Hough describes the power of saying "yes...and"

Karen Hough runs her own thriving consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio. But she started out as an actress. She did improv – where the actors appear on stage with no script or anything, and they have to make up their lines as they go along. In this episode, Karen says that a key principle in improvisational theater is saying: "yes... and." And that same "yes" practice can transform the way you handle yourself in the workplace. Karen explains all about it, and offers more tips about how to speak with confidence, build trust and act like a leader.

Episode 038 : Leadership expert Karen Hough describes the power of saying "yes...and"

Episode 037 : Career expert Kerry Hannon shares career shift tips

Media personality Kerry Hannon is a well known expert on career transitions, entrepreneurship, and finance. She was the guest on our popular first episode. And now on this show Kerry returns to talk about how to get started when you want to – or perhaps you have to – make a career shift. Kerry offers savvy advice about how to plan before you jump, how to launch your search, and how to overcome the special challenges that can face job seekers who're over 50. Whether you're feeling lost and confused about your career, or just starting to dream about the future, Kerry can help. See her website for more insights and resources: kerryhannon.com

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