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

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 »

Most Recent Episodes

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

Episode 036 : Software Developer Shannon Turner Encouraging Women in the Tech Sector

In her day job, software developer Shannon Turner manages tech needs for a non-profit that supports women's rights and social justice. In this episode, we focus on Shannon's side gig — she is the founder of Hear Me Code, a non-profit group with a creative approach to teaching coding to women who want to get into tech. Shannon started HMC with a few women sitting around her kitchen table. Today, women in the group are teaching other women how to code, and all their beginner-friendly classes are free. Together they've built a community of more than 3000 female coders around Washington, DC. We talk about why and how Shannon created HMC, as well as other issues related to overcoming barriers to women in technology. See more: https://hearmecode.com and https://shannonvturner.com

Episode 036 : Software Developer Shannon Turner Encouraging Women in the Tech Sector

Episode 035: Kate White Urges Working Women To "Go Big"

Kate White was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 14 years. And in addition to being a busy journalist, Kate has written 12 mystery novels. But what this episode focuses upon is how Kate also has emerged as a career guru for women. She made headlines in the 90's with her groundbreaking best-seller: Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead ... But Gutsy Girls Do. Since then, although women in the workplace have made progress, some things haven't changed. So Kate recently released her fifth career guide for women: The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto For Success. In this book, and in this podcast episode, Kate encourages women to "go big or go home."

Episode 034 : Author & Environmentalist Bob Dean

Journalist and author Bob Deans is a wonderful writer and passionate speaker. These days, as director of strategic engagement for the Natural Resources Defense Council, he's a frequent national media commentator on environmental issues. But Bob started his career as a newspaper reporter. He rose to the top of that profession, including a term as president of the White House Correspondents' Association. In this episode Bob describes how he made the shift from journalist to newsmaker. And he talks about why both journalists and fact-based advocates are vital to our democracy.

Episode 033: Jobs Expert, Mac Prichard

Mac Prichard, author of Land Your Dream Job Anywhere, has plenty of practical tips for anyone contemplating a career shift. He's a respected job search expert, author and podcaster. And Mac's List, his an online platform, is packed with helpful resources, including jobs listings for Oregon and Washington State. In this podcast episode, Mac describes how he has built two thriving businesses on the strength of his professional network, and goes on to explain how he has taught thousands of people how to grow their careers by building relationships with other people. Mac also offers suggestions for surviving the hiring process, whether you're looking for a job, or seeking to hire the ideal candidate. Visit the Mac's List website: http://macslist.org Listen to the Mac's podcast: Find Your Dream Job (http://macslist.org/podcasts) Get a free chapter of Land Your Dream Job Anywhere (http://macslist.org/jazzed)

Episode 032 : Journalist Sara Schonhardt : Young Professionals Choosing Smaller Communities

Journalist Sara Schonhardt has noticed how some young professionals are going back to their hometowns, or other smaller places, often to help revitalize communities. Sara started her career overseas, finishing her time as a foreign correspondent with a 3 1/2–year stint in Indonesia, as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Recently she returned to the States, and became increasingly interested in how America's rural areas are dealing with big issues, like income inequality, immigration and drug addiction. While looking at the challenges and opportunities facing smaller American places, Sara noticed how some talented young people are ignoring the lure of big cities and choosing to build careers in smaller towns.

Episode 032 : Journalist Sara Schonhardt : Young Professionals Choosing Smaller Communities

Episode 031 : Annie Williams

Annie Williams operates two physical therapy facilities in rural Virginia. And her places are special, serving as popular neighborhood gathering spots. Her clients hang out there, having fun as they learn about health and well-being. Beyond having therapy, they take classes, do exercise and find themselves engaged in activities they never expected, like dancing. On this episode, Annie talks about her career crisis as a young dancer and her current career passion — to educate people, as she helps them to address pain and disability, and she pioneers new ways to facilitate wellness.

Episode 030 : Louise Pearl

Louise Pearl is a savvy Canadian entrepreneur, a race car driver, and a woman who knows how to turn her problems and passion into a thriving business. On this episode, Louise explains that all her life she has loved good food, so it was a shock when 13 years ago she was diagnosed with celiac disease. Suddenly Louise found herself going from store to store to find the products she needed and could like. As she struggled, she saw an opportunity — to put everything under one roof for people who can't eat gluten. Louise became active in the celiac support community, and soon she made a career shift. Today she owns a grocery store and bakery selling more than 4000 gluten-free products.

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