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Ethan Evans Podcast

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Over the past 25 years in high tech personnel leadership, Ethan Evans has learned a lot about what it takes to succeed, culminating in 13 years of successful product launches at Amazon and Twitch. Now, using the Twitch medium he helped grow, Ethan seeks to share what he has learned leveraging the new interactive medium. If you are interested in improving your skills, yourself, and your career, join our live stream. Submit your own questions, anonymously if you like, and vote on which of the questions of others Ethan and his guests should address. The views expressed here are Ethan's opinions and do not represent Amazon or Twitch.

Over the past 25 years in high tech personnel leadership, Ethan Evans has learned a lot about what it takes to succeed, culminating in 13 years of successful product launches at Amazon and Twitch. Now, using the Twitch medium he helped grow, Ethan seeks to share what he has learned leveraging the new interactive medium. If you are interested in improving your skills, yourself, and your career, join our live stream. Submit your own questions, anonymously if you like, and vote on which of the questions of others Ethan and his guests should address. The views expressed here are Ethan's opinions and do not represent Amazon or Twitch.

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United States

Description:

Over the past 25 years in high tech personnel leadership, Ethan Evans has learned a lot about what it takes to succeed, culminating in 13 years of successful product launches at Amazon and Twitch. Now, using the Twitch medium he helped grow, Ethan seeks to share what he has learned leveraging the new interactive medium. If you are interested in improving your skills, yourself, and your career, join our live stream. Submit your own questions, anonymously if you like, and vote on which of the questions of others Ethan and his guests should address. The views expressed here are Ethan's opinions and do not represent Amazon or Twitch.

Twitter:

@theezcoach

Language:

English

Contact:

5713327219


Episodes

How To Find Motivation

11/10/2021
We have all heard the saying, “if you want something, you have to work for it”. Makes sense, but how do you stay motivated, doing something you really don’t want to be doing? How do you get yourself to stop procrastinating when you have a lack of motivation to solve the problem at hand? Instead you want relax, enjoy a vacation while work is telling you to stay focused. Motivation is tricky. You have what you must do, what you tell yourself what you should do and then there is what you want...

Duration:01:01:57

Breaking Rules, Making Exceptions, Good Judgement

11/8/2021
We have all been in the situation at work where there is a rule that doesn’t make sense. The problem with rules is that once they are written down, they start to age and not all rules age well. This leads to exceptions to the rules and judgements calls needing to be made. When should an exception to the rule be granted, who should grant that exception, how do you scale exceptions? All these lead to questions about why is the rule in the first place. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch...

Duration:01:28:25

How To Conquer Imposter Syndrome

10/28/2021
At some point in your career, chances are you have had some feelings of self-doubt in the workplace. For some it could look like a project that feels a bit beyond your expertise and for others it maybe psychological pattern that hinders a workday completely. Feelings of personal incompetence that persist despite accomplishments, education, and experience may make you end up working harder and holding yourself to unrealistic standards. How can we overcome Impostor Syndrome? Watch Ethan Evans,...

Duration:00:36:18

How to ACTUALLY Work Smarter

10/26/2021
Most of us work a minimum 40-hour work week. Now with working from home, we tend to put in more eight-hour workdays than we did before Covid-19. We’ve all heard the phrase “Work Smarter Not Harder”, but what does that really mean? What does it look like and how can we work smarter? There are simple things we can do in our workday to work smarter. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch Prime (Prime Gaming) at Amazon; talk about how to work smarter. Ethan will discuss (from Rome) how you can...

Duration:00:47:52

Live Coaching with Kristen: How to Justify a Raise

7/30/2021
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the interview process or years into your career, eventually you will have to negotiate your pay. As your career grows you take on more responsibility, however how do you make sure your pay increases along with your career? The main problem is simple: most people never ask for a pay raise, instead they wait for their company to give it to them. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch Prime (Prime Gaming) at Amazon; talk with returning guest Kristin about how to...

Duration:01:31:24

Leading at Massive Scale with co-host Devin Nash and guest General Christopher Hughes

7/28/2021
Major General Chris Hughes led 49,000 soldiers at Ft. Knox as well as all army officer recruiting and education. The Army ROTC program has 36,000 college cadets while the high school program has over 300,000 participants. Come learn the key leadership traits that go General Hughes through six combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and allowed him to transform army education. Learn how military service can lead to free education and how you can apply the same principles yourself independently.

Duration:02:26:13

How (and why) You Should Self Educate

7/2/2021
Everyone seems to agree that lifelong learning and skill improvement is critical to success in the modern business world. Technology, business models, and global conditions change rapidly enough that your speed of learning, as individuals and as companies, matters. However, most companies have not figured out how to support individual self-development. The good news and bad news is that self-education is an individual responsibility. So what are some things you can do to self-educate? Watch...

Duration:01:17:29

How To Use Your Network | Real World Example

6/27/2021
There are multiple streams about how to use LinkedIn, how to build a network, why it’s important to have a network and the list goes on. Whether you’re seeking a new job, an entrepreneur looking to bring attention to your idea, or simply looking to connect with other professionals, networks such as LinkedIn are important. But are they? Well it’s time to test if having a network is worth it. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch Prime (Prime Gaming) at Amazon; discuss how a problem he was...

Duration:00:58:38

Mentorship Network | The Role of the Mentee

6/25/2021
A little background, a couple months ago the idea was formed to start a mentor network. This was based on feedback from the community (previous streams go through each step of the journey). Now we are at the point in the mentor network where it is being opened up to the applicants. How will be the pilot mentees be selected and who will be their mentors. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch Prime (Prime Gaming) at Amazon; discuss what is in-store for the applicants to the mentor network....

Duration:01:10:52

My Resume as an Example

6/17/2021
I share my resume, written as best I can to follow the advice I talk about in other videos, as an example. The resume contains 25+ years of experience in two pages, with an optional partial third page that can be cut if desired. It focuses on showing impact (demonstrating through accomplishments what I have done and thus what I can do for another employer). Over the years I have reviewed over 2,500 resumes and can tell you what I have found recruiters are looking for and more importantly,...

Duration:00:16:52

Real Resume Review | Product Design Engineer

6/14/2021
What does the perfect resume look like? What works and what doesn’t? Here’s a tip, there is no one size fits all approach. Resumes are supposed to tell your accomplishments: what you did, how you did it and what was the result. But everyone has different skills, different job history, and different problems they solved. As a former VP of Amazon (Newly Retired), watch Ethan Evans talk about what makes a great resume. Learn simple changes that you can implement now that could get you more...

Duration:00:12:32

Real Resume Review | Quality Assurance, Chemical Engineer

6/9/2021
What does the perfect resume look like? What works and what doesn’t? Here’s a tip, there is no one size fits all approach. Resumes are supposed to tell your accomplishments: what you did, how you did it and what was the result. But everyone has different skills, different job history, and different problems they solved. As a former VP of Amazon (Newly Retired), watch Ethan Evans talk about what makes a great resume. Learn simple changes that you can implement now that could get you more...

Duration:00:08:50

Real Resume Review | Data Analysis Engineer

6/7/2021
What does the perfect resume look like? What works and what doesn’t? Here’s a tip, there is no one size fits all approach. Resumes are supposed to tell your accomplishments: what you did, how you did it and what was the result. But everyone has different skills, different job history, and different problems they solved. As a former VP of Amazon (Newly Retired), watch Ethan Evans talk about what makes a great resume. Learn simple changes that you can implement now that could get you more...

Duration:00:08:14

Real Resume Review | Full Stack Engineer

6/4/2021
What does the perfect resume look like? What works and what doesn’t? Here’s a tip, there is no one size fits all approach. Resumes are supposed to tell your accomplishments: what you did, how you did it and what was the result. But everyone has different skills, different job history, and different problems they solved. As a former VP of Amazon (Newly Retired), watch Ethan Evans talk about what makes a great resume. Learn simple changes that you can implement now that could get you more...

Duration:00:08:37

Mentorship Needs | Why You Need A Coach

6/3/2021
We are discussing the results of the mentorship survey and the type of mentorship people need to be mentored on. It’s a simple question but with lots of answers, such as Productivity, Time Management, Project Management, Difficult Co-worker, Bad Boss, and When to Leave a Job. While these are just a couple examples of the results that were gathered, overall the takeaway is that people do need help. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch Prime at Amazon; discuss the main pain point people are...

Duration:01:07:16

Real Resume Review | Theatrical Production

5/3/2021
What does the perfect resume look like? What works and what doesn’t? Here’s a tip, there is no one size fits all approach. Resumes are supposed to tell your accomplishments: what you did, how you did it and what was the result. But everyone has different skills, different job history, and different problems they solved. As a former VP of Amazon (Newly Retired), watch Ethan Evans talk about what makes a great resume. Learn simple changes that you can implement now that could get you more...

Duration:00:10:20

Mentorship Design Contest Winners | Proposal Writing Tips

4/30/2021
After reaching out to my Twitch, Discord and LinkedIn communities, it became very clear that the number one need is mentorship. Based on this, a mentorship design contest was started to crowdsource the best ideas to design such a network. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch Prime at Amazon; discuss ten great proposals that were submitted for the Mentorship Design Contest. Learn how simple changes can make the difference between an okay proposal and a great one. For the top 3 proposals,...

Duration:01:37:53

Mentorship Design Contest show

4/28/2021
Ever wonder what goes into starting a business? What about something easier, how to grow your career. After reaching out to my community, the number one item requested was mentorship. Makes sense as the most common career challenge people face is not knowing exactly what they want to do next in their careers. Watch Ethan Evans, former VP of Twitch Prime at Amazon; discuss the design of a mentorship program. Ethan will answer questions about your career such as promotions, how to deal with a...

Duration:00:42:28

Real Resume Review | Recent College Grad

4/26/2021
What does the perfect resume look like? What works and what doesn’t? Here’s a tip, there is no one size fits all approach. Resumes are supposed to tell your accomplishments: what you did, how you did it and what was the result. But everyone has different skills, different job history, and different problems they solved. As a former VP of Amazon (Newly Retired), watch Ethan Evans talk about what makes a great resume. Learn simple changes that you can implement now that could get you more...

Duration:00:10:59

Dealing With Executives | Working Through Fears

4/23/2021
Many people are anxious or even fearful when working with executives, company owners, or other "powerful" people at work. Ethan has dealt with this from both sides, when his own team has been nervous speaking to him and when he has had to speak face to face with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos or Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Watch this coaching session of how to prepare for and execute a great meeting with executives of any type and position. Learn the basic rule of be bright, be quick, be gone, and how to...

Duration:02:02:47