Overview of the Podcast
How I describe the show...
This podcast is a Career Clinic.
Whether it's figuring out your passion or purpose, navigating the corporate maze, growing as a manager and leader, or cutting through the fog of entrepreneurship, this is about helping you reach your potential. My guests and I will provide you with the awareness and actionable insights you need to succeed.
During my twenty years in leadership in companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Allstate, and LegalShield, I had the opportunity to create and guide high-performing teams through delivering double-digit growth, mergers and acquisitions, offshoring, outsourcing, startups, and well over 300 partnerships.
I was a late education bloomer by way of background, gaining my undergrad from the University of Phoenix at the tender age of 34 :). From there, I went on to pursue my Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. I serve on the DeVry University Board of Trustees. I am the author of Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire up your Passion, Ignite Your Career and Create an Amazing Life and preside as the CEO of The Corelink Solution, which also the operating company for Holy Culture.
I believe in God’s unique plan and potential for each human being. That is why I do what I do!
There are three main avatars we focus on today.
Nancy "No Career Direction" Tillman: Nancy is 29 years old, lives in Kansas City, Kansas, is single with one child, and has a Bachelor's degree in general studies. She wants to identify her passion and direction, enjoy the work, and feel a purpose. She has a job; in fact, she has had several jobs but feels underutilized, uninspired, and unappreciated. She doesn't just want a job; she wants a career with purpose but has no idea how to choose what she should do next.
Marty "Accelerate my career" Anderson: Marty is 42 years old, lives in Chicago, Illinois, is married with one child, and has a Bachelor's in Finance. Marty feels he has plateaued in middle management but wants to advance his career and elevate his stature. He's struggled with how to move forward, feeling everything is out of his control. To him, success in work is equivalent to success in life, and thus failure in work amounts to a failure in life.
Sue "Gravity" Greenberg: Sue is a budding entrepreneur managing a small business. She feels the business can grow substantially but is not quite sure how to do it. Her team is not engaged, as evidenced by a lack of demonstrated ownership, commitment, or aspiration.
Being Prepared For Recording
Video can be significantly improved based on the device you use.
Good: Mobile phones will work but typically limits your visual image on the screen.
Better: Wi-fi through a laptop or PC is a better choice.
Best: Further, while high-speed internet connections are available to many, there is a big difference between using a Wi-Fi connection to a laptop/PC versus plugging it on. The former lends itself to period data transfer drops which can cause moments of latency or outage during video calls. If possible, please plug your laptop/PC into your high-speed internet router.
Good: Open-air works fine depending on your device.
Better: A headset with a microphone works better as it tends to reduce unintended background noise and is more focused on your immediate voice.
Best: A microphone and headset combination is best as they are typically designed for applications such as this.
The Day of the Recording
The Typical Flow of the Recording (Sections - example questions below)
Getting Linked Up (questions to help the audience get to know you)
- Please share just a little bit about your journey.
- Tell us one thing about you that people probably do not know about you.
- What is your "why" for doing this work?
- What are some of the top issues you uncovered during your research?
- What you are most excited about in terms of what you are doing today.
- How do you sharpen your saw and keep yourself fresh?
- Tell me about a mentor who has made a particular difference in your career and how.
- Let's recap some of the key takeaway points for people to remember? (3-5 points)