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 »

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Episode 017 : ESPN's Mark Wright

ESPN's Mark Wright is a journalist whose dynamic career not only allows him to closely follow the sports that he loves, but also provides him with an opportunity to explore issues that he cares about deeply. After a long career in print and then digital journalism, today Mark creates projects for The Undefeated. That is ESPN's premier media platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. In today's episode, Mark will tell us the story of how he produced "Redemption Song," a short film about how Howard University's soccer team lost – and then won back – the chance to be the first Historically Black College to win an NCAA title. And as the conversation continues, Mark will share his insights for creating a resilient, entrepreneurial career.

Episode 016 : "Educators Should Create Change" w/ David Goldberg

It's time for university leaders to get serious about changing the way they teach students, says higher education thought leader Dave Goldberg, in this episode. Expertise doesn't matter so much anymore, he says. The way to go is to be "more deeply human." Dave says it's time to change higher education from the inside out. He says that, in preparing students for their careers, educators should help students shift their focus away from obedience to authority, and, instead, guide them towards the development of human values. The change in the teaching of students should resemble the way that the job of leadership is changing, Dave says. Both students and leaders need what he calls "shift skills," like awareness, and listening, and being able to notice your own emotions. For many years, Dave was a widely published and highly regarded traditional academic leader. In 2010, after going through a series of executive coaching sessions, he decided to resign his tenure and professorship at the University of Illinois, and work full time for the transformation of engineering education. Today Dave is a leadership coach, a change management consultant, and the leader of a change movement. He works with individuals and educational organizations around the world to collaboratively disrupt the status quo. In 2014, Dave co-authored the book A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, which seeks to bring emotional and cultural transformation to higher education around the world.

Episode 015: Smithsonian Curator Merry Foresta Discusses Artists at Work

Artists may look like they're just having fun. But they have to work hard and carefully every single day, says distinguished curator Merry Foresta, in this episode, focused on creating careers in the arts. Merry says that artists who enjoy professional success tend to be passionate about what they do, regardless of what other people may say about their work. And one thing that helps them to keep up their energy is that, despite criticism, they keep saying to themselves, "yes I can." Merry created and served as the Director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative from its inception in 2000 until 2010. In addition to building one of the world's premier collections of American photography. she has curated more than 50 exhibitions, and authored numerous books and catalogs. These days she frequently serves as a guest curator at the Smithsonian and many other leading art museums. Among her recent shows, and books, is "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," featuring 161 images from the iconic photographer.

Episode 015: Smithsonian Curator Merry Foresta Discusses Artists at Work

Episode 014 : Lester Taylor, Mayor of East Orange, NJ

On this episode of Jazzed About Work, Bev talks with East Orange, New Jersey mayor, Lester Taylor, about his career path from lawyer to second-youngest mayor in the history of East Orange, NJ.

Episode 013 : Shari Jaegar Goodwin

On this episode of Jazzed About Work, Bev talks with Shari Jaeger Goodwin, an innovative business strategist, leadership and peak performance coach, author, speaker, and horsewoman. Shari talks about how using horses in leadership workshops helps reign in the message. Her book, "Take the Reins! 7 Secrets to Inspired Leadership", blends best business strategies in leadership and sales with lessons from horses.

Episode 012 : John Tarnoff

On this episode of Jazzed About Work, Bev talks with John Tarnoff, a reinvention career coach who provides career counseling for baby boomer and late career professionals looking to defy ageism, work beyond retirement, and pivot to a new job or new business as a second act or encore career. John began his career as a literary agent, film studio production executive and film producer. In these capacities, he was responsible for films including"Diner," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Pink Floyd The Wall," "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," and "The Power of One." John talks with Bev about his long career and it's transitions, and gives advice to baby boomers looking to extend their working life.

Episode 011 : Jay Johnson

On this episode of Jazzed About Work, Bev talks with retired Marine colonel who is now the Director for Professional and Executive Education at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. The two talk about his personal journey of becoming a leader and the keys of teaching leadership to others.

Episode 010 : Sherry Little

On this episode of Jazzed About Work, Bev talks with Sherry Little, partner at Cardinal Infrastructure. Sherry had an extensive career on "the Hill". With 13 years of professional staff experience in the United States Senate, she then went on to run the Federal Transit Administration through the end of the Bush Administration. Sherry talks with Bev about her exciting career!

Episode 009 : Randy Rieland

On this episode of Jazzed About Work we'll be talking about how the digital revolution may have an impact on YOUR career, and even your well-being. Our expert guest is Randy Rieland, a veteran traditional journalist who has made the transition to multi-media storytelling. Randy started as a newspaper reporter and went on to become a magazine editor. He was one of the first of his professional tribe to become intrigued by alternative channels for delivering news. Eventually, he helped lead a major company, Discovery Communications, into the digital age. These days, Randy is a popular writer and speaker helping ordinary people understand the implications of sweeping changes in technology. We'll speak with Randy about how tech developments are impacting all of us, and particularly older people. He'll talk about the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence and give us examples of how AI can be part of the formula for healthy aging.

"The Digital Revolution and Your Career" : Preview for Episode 009

Coming this week, Bev talks with Randy Rieland, a veteran journalist who made a transition to "multimedia storyteller". Full episode premieres August 17th.

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