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 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.

Episode 029 : Staying Engaged w/ Tom Hodson

On this episode, guest host Tom Hodson talks with career coach Bev Jones about what it actually takes to feel jazzed about the work you are doing. Tom and Bev explore the elements of an engaging work life, like a sense of purpose, tasks and activities that are satisfying, and opportunities to talk and do things with people you like and respect. And they will offer tips about how you might generate more excitement about your job. Part of it is that sometimes you have choose to create more excitement and purpose at work. It's easy to get bogged down in frustration and boredom, but there are ways you can shift that. For more tips how to be happy at work, check out the Engagement Triangle at https://woub.org/2018/03/06/how-to-be-happy-at-work/

Episode 028 : Shoreen Maghame

Shoreen Maghame knows how to help people communicate in effective, strategic ways. She began her professional life as a broadcast and print journalist, and at a young age she found herself with a front row seat at the O.J. Simpson trial. Shoreen's experience reporting on high profile stories was the foundation of her current role as a communications strategist and coach for major corporations. Now at global PR firm Burson-Marsteller, she teaches clients how to build credibility, how to handle crises, how to protect reputations and how to get their messages across in a highly competitive marketplace. On today's episode, as Shoreen tells the story of her career, she offers insights about how to support yours, like why communicating at work often starts with focusing on your audience.

Episode 027 : Geoff Dabelko, A Career in Environmental Peacekeeping

Professor Geoff Dabelko recently was awarded the prestigious Al-Moumin Award for Environmental Peacekeeping. Throughout his groundbreaking career, Geoff has been showing security and environmental groups how their objectives are often the same. On this episode, he explains how tensions over shared or limited resources can be an opportunity for promoting peace and collaboration, rather than simply a trigger for more conflict. Geoff's career has taken him around the world and into power centers in Washington. As he talks about some of the themes and high points in his work life, he will offer suggestions for building a career devoted to supporting the environment.

Episode 026 : Toby Haberkorn, Job Search Strategist

Toby Haberkorn is a certified job search strategist and an experienced, savvy recruiter. And on this episode she'll answer some of our questions about just what those headhunters may be looking for. Toby often works with mature job seekers, and she says that – even though age discrimination is real — Boomers ARE finding jobs. She will explain about how older workers are continuing to succeed in the marketplace. She'll share insights from her book, "Best Job Search Tips for Age 60 plus." And she'll offer tips for gearing up your career, no matter what your age.

Episode 025 : Clarence Page

Columnist and broadcaster Clarence Page is one of the nation's most insightful and respected commentators. When Clarence won the prestigious 2018 Kiplinger Award for distinguished lifetime contributions to journalism, the judges said that he has distinguished himself in every medium in a rapidly changing news environment, tackling the thorniest issues with good humor and humility. On today's episode, Clarence Page talks about his long, high-profile career, in which he has fearlessly grappled with some of society's most challenging questions, like race, social tribalism, politics and the state of journalism. He describes how he got started, and offers tips for journalists who are starting out today.

Episode 024 : Gretchen Dietrich

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Gretchen Dietrich climbed the ranks to become Commander of a Medical Support Squadron, located at NATO headquarters. Then she went to Washington, proud to be one of the leaders engaged in transforming the delivery of health services for military personnel and their families. When she retired from the Air Force with strong health credentials, Colonel Dietrich didn't think it would be too hard to make the transition to a civilian job. But there were a few bumps in the road before she found in her interesting new role in a biotech start up. On this episode, Colonel Dietrich offers career insights as she describes her years in the military, shares what it took to switch gears, and explains how she is continuing to build her new life.

Episode 023 : A Life of Hospitality w/ Klaus Peters

The Foster Harris House is a lovely little inn, in the Virginia wine country. For the new owner, Klaus Peters, running the House is a post-retirement labor of love. Before his "boring" short-lived retirement, Klaus enjoyed a distinguished career managing top hotels, like the Watergate. But Klaus started his career in hospitality at the bottom, as a 14-year-old kitchen apprentice. Eventually he worked his way up to a waiter's job, and at age 18 he answered an ad to become a waiter at a Texas hotel. But then – once he learned to "treat everybody like a Somebody" – Klaus' career took off and he was managing a resort at the age of 26. On this episode, Klaus talks about how to empower your career by treating other people with respect.

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