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.

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Networking during a pandemic is Bev and Tom's focus in this lively chat

The COVID-19 crises reminds us that people truly do need to feel connected with other people. And overwhelming research suggests that a strong and diverse network of relationships is key to building a resilient career. But it can be challenging to keep networking when nothing feels normal. In this episode, guest host Tom Hodson talks with our own coach Beverly Jones about networking basics that remain true, even now. And they explore smart and sensitive ways to keep reaching out to others during difficult times. For more, see Bev's article here: https://www.job-hunt.org/job-search-networking/building-your-network-during-covid.shtml

Steve Kahan advises young professionals to find jobs at tech startups

Marketing expert and serial entrepreneur Steve Kahan is worried about the job prospects for recent college grads. And he has strong opinions about how they might best launch their careers. In this episode he shares advice from his book, Be a Startup Superstar – Ignite Your Career Working at a Tech Startup. He says you don't have to be a tech person to be a valued member of a technology startup team. And he offers general advice about building your career, including the importance of having a vision of what you want.

Wealth manager Paul Pagnato says transparency changes everything

Top-ranking financial advisor Paul Pagnato has a new book: Transparency Wave – Exponential Changes That Will Transform Our World. Pagnato is passionate about the need for people and institutions to be transparent. He says transparency can change everything, from your financial status to your health. In this episode he talks about how transparency and trust are the cornerstones of modern society, and how companies that embrace these values are the ones that thrive. And he discusses his own values, including maintaining a positive attitude and finding ways to make a difference every day.

3 Zapponians describe life at Zappos, a company shaped by service and weirdness

In this episode, a trio of Zappos marketing pros — Derrin Hawkins, Kelly Smith and Tia Zuniga – describe how and why they crowd-sourced a book about this intriguing company. They talk about how Zappos maintains a radical focus on both serving customers and keeping employees happy. And they describe why they prefer working face-to-face, at their Las Vegas headquarters.

3 Zapponians describe life at Zappos, a company shaped by service and weirdness

Bev and Tom discuss more tips for planning your entrepreneurial career

Continuing a discussion started in the last episode, here executive coach Bev Jones and guest host Tom Hodson continue talking about how to plan a portfolio career, as an alternative to retirement. Using Tom's multi-faceted career as a hypothetical example, they talk through the creation of a mind map that charts out a career that including both for-profit business lines and nonprofit projects. This lively conversation has the ring of a real-life coaching session, and you might find it both entertaining and enlightening.

Entreprenuership Tips From "Jazzed About Work" Host Beverly Jones

In this episode of Jazzed About Work, guest host Tom Hodson interviews our own Beverly Jones. Bev wears her career coaching hat this time as she gives some nuts and bolts advice about how to launch your own business ... whether you're in the middle of your career... or thinking about an alternative to retirement. She tells you how to start planning, even if you have no idea about where to begin... how to start preparing for entrepreneurship well in advance ... and what are some of the basics that will help make your business a success. If you have the entrepreneurial itch...This is a "must-listen" podcast.

Sustainability is good for business, says Katie Secrist

A sustainable business is one that has a minimal impact — or maybe even a positive impact — on the environment, and on the world generally. Our guest in this episode is Katie Secrist, of Seattle's Sustainable Business Consulting. She helps companies think more deeply about the environmental and social impact of their activities. Katie will talk about the new wave of Certified B Corporations and other businesses that are working to be a force for good. And she'll offer suggestions for finding a green job.

Seek meaningful work as you consider your whole life, suggests Shawn Askinosie

For years, Shawn Askinosie loved being a successful criminal defense lawyer in Springfield, Missouri. But then he felt like the work was killing him. In this episode, Shawn describes why he changed everything, and how today he leads Askinosie Chocolate, a company that makes small-batch artisanal chocolate — with social responsibility cooked into every bar. Shawn also shares advice about how you can recreate your career, as he tells us about his moving and insightful book, Meaningful Work – A Quests To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. See more: https://askinosie.com

Seek meaningful work as you consider your whole life, suggests Shawn Askinosie

A good plan will help you thrive in your new job, says career coach Robert Moment

Today's episode will be particularly helpful for young professionals eager to get their new jobs off to a great start. Washington career coach and personal branding strategist Robert Moment has specialized in preparing people to outshine the competition during job interviews. But some of the same techniques will support your success after you do get the job. Robert will share smart tips from his latest book, Starting A New Job – Career Planning and Job Promotion Tactics for Motivated New Employees. See more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/personalbrandingexpert/

A good plan will help you thrive in your new job, says career coach Robert Moment

Taking good care of employees is smart business, says psychologist Laura Hamill

Laura Hamill's dad struggled to find a stable, supportive job. So young Laura was determined to get her Ph.D. and work her way to the top. She succeeded, but then she burned out. So she looked for something different. Now she's the HR and science leader at a Limeade, a company that's all about thriving through caring for employees. In this episode Laura shares research saying that supporting employees promotes engagement, well-being, inclusion and retention. See: https://www.limeade.com/our-story/limeade-institute/

Taking good care of employees is smart business, says psychologist Laura Hamill

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