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Your Employment Matters. Changes in how we work are happening fast. Employers know they need to adapt to today’s workers and the demands of the marketplace. Whether you’re employed or unemployed changes in technology and AI have altered the jobs landscape forever. Because of these truths your employment success and even employment survival depend on your ability to adjust to change. This 30-minute podcast with host Beverly Williams is here to advocate embracing change. We’re going to show you how to use it to your advantage. You’ll hear from experts how have charted their careers successfully so far. We’ll cover trends and changes as they happen. Get your workweek off to a good start with Your Employment Matters every Monday.

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Your Employment Matters. Changes in how we work are happening fast. Employers know they need to adapt to today’s workers and the demands of the marketplace. Whether you’re employed or unemployed changes in technology and AI have altered the jobs landscape forever. Because of these truths your employment success and even employment survival depend on your ability to adjust to change. This 30-minute podcast with host Beverly Williams is here to advocate embracing change. We’re going to show you how to use it to your advantage. You’ll hear from experts how have charted their careers successfully so far. We’ll cover trends and changes as they happen. Get your workweek off to a good start with Your Employment Matters every Monday.

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Redefining Power Dynamics in Negotiation Beyond Gender EP 94

7/1/2024
In this episode of Your Employment Matters, Beverly dives deep into the art of negotiation with Cindy Watson, Esq, and together, they share invaluable insights that challenge traditional beliefs about law, negotiations, and the workplace. Cindy is a highly sought-after international speaker, negotiation expert, social justice attorney, coach, and founder of Women on Purpose. She’s also the author of “The Art of Feminine Negotiation: How to Get What You Want from the Boardroom to the Bedroom.” Cindy is known for her advocacy of integrating empathy, collaboration, and resilience into negotiation techniques, making her voice stand out in her field. She brings over 30 years of experience in social justice law and a passion for reshaping how we perceive negotiation and leadership. “All of life is a negotiation and yet we are duped into believing that the only path to success is this very competitive toughness, take no prisoners kind of approach.” - Cindy Watson, Esq. Key insights: How gender dynamics and ego affect negotiation and leadership The decline of critical thinking and survival skills in the digital age and AI Utilizing curiosity to improve yourself The future of labor-management relations with ongoing societal shifts This episode explores the necessity of cultivating critical thinking, survival skills, and the ability to handle failures in this time of technological advancements and AI as well as how to be able to think and problem solve even without using technology. The discussions on gender dynamics and negotiation also highlight the evolving leadership landscape and explore the importance of collaborative problem-solving and inclusive decision-making. Connect with Cindy: Website Instagram LinkedIn Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams’ book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:49

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Aligning Values and Roles in the Workplace EP 93

6/10/2024
This episode of Your Employment Matters tackles two important topics in employment: finding the right job and building the right team, and how one’s role and co-workers have a significant impact on work experience. Today’s guest, Betty Thorne Tierney, is Vice President and the Associate General Counsel for a large retail chain in the Southern US. She spent the last 31 years in retail, actively litigating all types of cases nationwide as first chair. Since 2012, she’s led an in-house trial team of attorneys, paralegals, and admins. “It's not always easy to recognize an opportunity if it's something that you didn't envision for yourself.” - Beverly Williams Betty never envisioned herself in management, leading an in-house litigation team. But when the opportunity came, she took the time to decide, had conversations with her spouse, her boss, and took a chance. This turned out to be the best decision for her career. In this role, she learned how to manage different roles, different personalities, and work in different settings to do the best work—as a team—for the company. Key topics discussed in this episode include: Recognizing and assessing opportunities Characteristics considered in the hiring process Representing yourself and your company well “When looking for a new job, make sure you research, know what's expected, and see it meets your goals and abilities. That is the best thing you can do for yourself.” - Betty Thorne Tierney Beverly and Betty also talked about the right fit between the employee, the job, the company, and the team. Before anyone takes on a role, they need to make sure that the values, nature of work, and all other job details align with their goals. This isn’t just for the benefit of the company, but also for the employee. It helps make sure that when they start working, they won’t feel burdened, misunderstood, or even underperform. It’s the job of the leader to develop the team. However, it’s the employee's responsibility to develop skills and character and provide value to the company. Connect with Betty Thorne Tierney: Facebook LinkedIn Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:26

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Why Unions are Still Needed in Today’s Workplace EP 92

4/15/2024
In this episode of Your Employment Matters, we continue the series on labor management. This topic is much needed after the years of decline in union membership, the changes in the workplace after the pandemic, and the great resignation. There is now a cautious optimism about a resurgence of unionism. Our guest today is Stuart Davidson, Esq. He’s currently a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson where he represents public and private benefit funds, fighting to preserve the ability of workers to retire with dignity and have access to affordable health care. His work for unions includes leading contract negotiations, presenting interest and grievance arbitrations and advising on external and internal union matters. “It takes a monumental effort to successfully organize workers.” - Stuart Davidson While Stuart was in college, he was challenged by his great uncle to get to know and work with the working-class people of America, so he worked as a Union Organizer in North Carolina in the 1970s. Besides the social and economic aspects inhibiting union organization, he saw that lawyers dominated the field and denied workers the opportunity to build a better future. From there, he decided to attend law school and become a union lawyer. He’s been representing unions and workers for 42 years. Key topics discussed: The duality of sides of workers and management The effects of the change from a defined benefit plan (earned pension) to a defined contribution plan (401k’s) The rise in Union memberships, especially among the young workers The changes in the workplace over the decades, especially in the relationship between workers and management “I believe that labor is a failed process.” - Stuart Davidson The workplace and labor laws need to change so that employees will get paid fairly, get the benefits they deserve, and have a healthy working environment. This conversation between Beverly and Stuart has conflicting perspectives, new insights, and much-needed knowledge for anyone who wants to know the benefits of being a part of a union. Connect with Stuart Davidson Website LinkedIn Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:17

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Navigating Generational Dynamics in the Workplace EP 91

4/8/2024
Right now, the workplace has five different generations of employees, and such a diverse environment comes its set of benefits and challenges. This can be a tricky situation to navigate. If managed right, it can foster a group that’s working cohesively together and a business that’s constantly innovating and growing. When not handled well, it can lead to underappreciated employees, unqualified managers, and tense disagreements. To talk about how he handles these situations in his business, we’re joined by Terry M. Isner. Terry is an experienced marketer and creative communicator with nearly three decades of expertise. He shares insights from his journey as the owner and CEO of Jaffee, a virtual agency specializing in legal PR and marketing. His focus on human dynamics and empathy in business has led to transformative leadership styles and improved productivity within his agency. Some topics Terry discusses include: Balancing compromise and collaboration - Different generations of employees have different perspectives and goals. Recognizing Individual strengths and passions - When employees and managers treat each other as an individual, they can better recognize the strengths and dreams of each other. Embracing change and innovation - The workplace is constantly changing and employers need to adapt as well. This includes adapting the business in different areas like work structure, compensations, leadership styles, and even technology. “All we can do is try and be open. And that's exactly how this is going to work.” - Terry M. Isner This insightful conversation between Terry and Beverly gives practical advice and new perspectives on how businesses can navigate the complexities of the constantly evolving workplace and foster a culture of collaboration, respect, and innovation. Connect with Terry M. Isner: Website LinkedIn Twitter Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:10

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Building a Better Workplace through Unions with Richard Hooker, Jr. EP 90

4/1/2024
In this episode of Your Employment Matters, Beverly Williams welcomes a very special guest, Mr. Richard Hooker Jr., a union leader, and officer. Together, they discuss the importance of collaborative negotiation in employment disputes, particularly in today’s post-COVID world. As the Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 623, Richard is responsible for its 4,500 members. He makes sure that they receive protection, fair pay and good work conditions. His goals are to change the mindset of management and employees and to bring dignity and respect back in the workplace. “We just went through one of the most difficult times of our history, and America had to depend on its workers to make it through.” - Richard Hooker Jr. Some of the issues in today’s workplace discussed are: Union leaderships The Great Resignation led to people losing jobs without a backup Contentious strikes and dragged-out negotiations During the pandemic, the world realized how vital laborers are to keeping society running, and how they deserve fair contracts and compensation. When employees don’t have a highly specialized or in-demand skill, they aren’t in a position to make demands or have job security, because they can be easily replaced. This is why Richard is advocating for Unions, so workers can have the protection they need. The employer-employee relationship is still a relationship. Both sides have their expectations, needs, and non-negotiables. There has to be a balance, a way to reach win-win situations without great losses. This episode explores why this balance is necessary, yet tricky to reach. Connect with Richard Hooker Jr.: Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly’s book: Your GPS to Employment Success: How to Find and Succeed in the Right Job Your-GPS-Employment-Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:13

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Applying Collaborative Law Principles to Employment Challenges EP 89

3/25/2024
The court has been the place to settle all manners of disputes in family matters, estate dealings, and even employment issues. But taking things to court is expensive, time-consuming, and emotionally exhausting. In this episode, Beverly Williams is joined by esteemed attorney Marcia Werner to introduce us to the world of collaborative law and how it can be a better way to handle legal disagreements, even in labor management relations. Marcia is an accomplished attorney with over 45 years of experience in family law, employment law, and other legal specializations. Her passion for helping others and her dedication to promoting constructive dialogue gives a different take in the legal world. With her wealth of knowledge and commitment to promoting a better way to resolve legal disputes, she brings a new perspective to the table. “If your mind is telling you that you've been wronged, then you may fight to the end to try to vindicate your position.”-Marcia Werner Marcia introduces us to collaborative law, an alternative dispute resolution for legal matters where each party hires a lawyer along with other professionals, such as financial experts or mental health professionals to negotiate an agreement without ever going to court. This is more commonly practiced in estate disputes, divorce, and family law, but today we’ll explore how this can be used in employment issues. With the rising number of calls for unionization, strikes, and changes in the employment world, perhaps now is the time to bring in collaborative law. Marcia also talks about: The origins of collaborative law The importance of transparency Interdisciplinary collaboration This episode provides fresh optimism and the knowledge that there are avenues for conflict resolution other than court. Connect with Marcia Werner: Website Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly’s book: Your GPS to Employment Success: How to Find and Succeed in the Right Job Your-GPS-Employment-Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:43

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Navigating Labor Management Relations and Career Strategies EP 88

3/4/2024
Join host Beverly Williams in this episode of Your Employment Matters as she delves into the dynamic world of labor-management relations and shares invaluable career strategies to empower listeners in their job search journey. With insightful commentary and practical advice, Beverly explores key developments shaping the employment landscape and offers actionable insights for success. Beverly draws upon her extensive expertise in employment matters to guide listeners through the intricacies of labor management relations and effective career strategies. With years of experience as an author and advocate for employment success, Beverly brings a wealth of knowledge, offering invaluable insights for navigating today's competitive job market. “You want to convey the message that ‘I am a professional.’” – Beverly Williams Key insights shared in this episode are: Navigating Disability Disclosure Career Strategies for Success Practical Actions for Navigating the Workplace  Beverly also emphasizes the importance of gratitude, preparation, and perseverance while looking for a job. It’s more than your qualifications and experience that will get you your dream job. Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success: How to Find and Succeed in the Right Job Your-GPS-Employment-Success Learn more about your ad choices, visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:19

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Overcoming All Odds and Achieving Success EP 87

2/5/2024
One of the guarantees in life is that we’ll face challenges. No matter what you do, there will come a time when you’re in a difficult situation and you’ll need to decide whether to give up or keep on going. But when you’re working towards a goal, you always need to try to keep on going. Our guest today shares some impressive stories of working through difficulties and how he kept going. “You should be asking what's the right way to do something. And the right way isn't always easy.” - Brendon Spencer Brandon Spencer is a Physical Therapist. He got his degree from Kean University and went through the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Essex County College. His path to becoming a Physical Therapist is not just a testament to his professional dedication, but a story of tenacity and unwavering determination. Despite battling anxiety disorder during his first year of college and enduring a herniated disc in his spine during his final year, Brendon refused to let that stop him. He walked to class on crutches and took his final exams while lying down on the classroom floor. His commitment to his education reflects his grit, and it’s a story still being told today by some of his professors. Also discussed in this episode: Choosing the right degree and school How passive income provides freedom and flexibility Understanding your value and marketability in the job market Brandon’s story is inspirational and tells us that we can make things happen, achieve our goals, and have the life we want, no matter what our circumstances might be. Listen in to be filled with insights, motivation, and Brendon’s inspiring story. Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices, visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:14

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Navigating Labor Laws and Relations with Dean Burrell EP 86

8/28/2023
This episode of Your Employment Matters is the first in a series on labor unions and management relations. With all the recent news and headlines on unions and employment strikes, this series aims to demystify the labor framework, laws, and the underlying reasonings that shape our current system. And who better to start this series than our guest, Dean Burrell. Dean, a distinguished labor and employment attorney, brings unparalleled expertise gained from his journey as a litigator for the National Labor Relations Board, prominent law firms, and a senior executive in Fortune 500 companies' labor relations and human resources departments. His experience encompasses labor and employment arbitration-mediation, fact-finding, and comprehensive workplace investigations. In this episode, you will hear: How Dean went from being kicked out of his university program to his profession now The ins-and-outs of the labor industry, including labor arbitration, interest arbitration, fact-finding, employment arbitration and mediation If changes could be made in our labor laws This episode takes us deep into the realm of labor relations, guided by Dean’s vast knowledge and experience. More than an exploration of the industry, this episode serves as a reminder of fundamental concepts in the world of employment: mentorship, negotiation, protection, and agreements. Connect with Dean Burrell: Website LinkedIn Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices, visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:44

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Transforming Pain into Purpose with Christine Macdonald EP 85

8/14/2023
Prepare to be moved and inspired in this episode of Your Employment Matters. Christine Macdonald, the author of "Face Value: From Working the Pole to Baring My Soul." brings a story of triumph over adversity that will leave you motivated and empowered. Christine's life journey has been marked by trials—childhood skin deformity, surgeries, abuse, addiction, and mental illness. Yet, she emerged as a warrior, turning her pain into purpose and advocating for those struggling with self-esteem and adversity. Her story stands as a beacon of hope, proving that obstacles can be conquered and transformed into personal growth. She’s a living testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit. Amidst her challenges, Christine found her way to a career in sales, where her remarkable ability to connect with people and gauge a room propelled her to success. Her journey is a testament to the remarkable strength that lies within each of us, waiting to be harnessed. Here are the three lessons Christine shares that will help anyone in any aspect of life: Know yourself, your blind spots and your strengths. Know your lane and focus on excelling at it. Share your story. “You may have the cinderblocks pulling you under of the person that you once were, but that’s not who you are now. So, try to look at it from the lens of evolution rather than have your behaviors hold you back.” - Christine Macdonald More than anything, Christine's message resonates with hope—a reminder that improvement is always possible, and the past need not shackle us. Join us in this episode to witness the power of transformation and to discover the strength that lies within every one of us. Connect with Christine Macdonald: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices, visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:37

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling - Beverly's Rise as a Lawyer EP 84

8/7/2023
On today's episode we're sharing an interview that Beverly did on Jen Hardy's podcast "Fabulous Over Fifty". You can find Jen in the following places: https://jenhardy.net/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejenhardy Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejenhardy/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/thejenhardy/ Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success https://www.amazon.com/Your-GPS-Employment-Success-Succeed/dp/195334996X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=NONPKK0HPTRD&dchild=1&keywords=your+gps+to+employment+success&qid=1624982367&s=books&sprefix=your+GPS%2Cbeauty%2C152&sr=1-1 Learn more about your ad choices, visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:45

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Empowerment and Embracing Change with Pastor Frank Legette EP 83

7/31/2023
In a special episode of "Your Employment Matters," we take a different approach to our usual interviews. Our guest today is a captivating and inspiring speaker whose perspective on life will keep you enthralled for hours. With personal anecdotes and words of wisdom, this episode has something special just for you. Frank E. Legette, III, carries four decades of pastoral ministry experience, currently serving as the esteemed pastor of Grace Tabernacle Church in Norristown, PA. It was within this role that his remarkable ministry for women, The Women’s Empowerment HQ, came into existence. His life's mission is to empower women to achieve the love they desire, deserve, and dream of since their childhood. Not only that, but Pastor Frank is also a multi-talented screenwriter, film director, and producer. “If Plan A is not working, you have to go to Plan B.” - Pastor Frank Legette In this powerful episode, Pastor Frank imparts three major lessons: Importance of having the right tools Surrounding yourself with the right people Consistently improving yourself and your situation “I am the sum total of great individuals in my life whose shoulders I stand on.” - Pastor Frank Legette This episode also delves into the practical skill of awareness—knowing what's happening in your surroundings, industry, and community. As the world evolves rapidly, staying informed and knowledgeable is vital for staying ahead. Tune in to this enlightening episode to glean wisdom, inspiration, and practical advice from Pastor Frank Legette, which has the power to transform both your personal and professional life. Connect with Pastor Frank Legette: Website LinkedIn Book The Art of Womanhood Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices, visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:04

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Aligning Values, Amplifying Performance: Lessons from Paul Teasdale EP 82

7/17/2023
There are those professionals who, when you look at their portfolio, make you want to stop and ask, “How did they do it?” These are the ones who have worked for multiple high-performing companies, across multiple industries, and yet in each position they held, they delivered excellent results and contributed to the organization. One of these individuals is our guest for today, Paul Teasdale. For over 20 years, Paul has helped businesses to drive performance, most recently with the McLaren racing team. Through coaching and facilitation support, he helps clients take the approaches and ways of working that deliver elite-level Motorsport performance, and apply them to their own world through facilitation, speaking, and consulting. Paul has studied engineering, yet he describes himself as the world’s worst technical engineer. Instead, his interest lies in the practical application of the methodologies of engineering, looking at a certain system or process, and figuring out how else it can be improved. “We all have transferrable skills. A lot of people just don’t realize it enough.” - Paul Teasdale Throughout Paul’s professional years, he has learned lots of lessons. Here are three that he shared in this episode: We all have transferrable skills, and these are what will bring us through all the professional changes we will go through. Put in the effort to improve yourself and your professional performance. Learn to identify the data and elements you need that will allow you to make the best decisions. “How can you adapt what has been learned and then adapt it for your own performance?” - Paul Teasdale Paul says that any job position should be beneficial for both employee and employer. The values and goals should be aligned. You should bring value to the organization you’re a part of, and you should get the support that you need for you to perform your best. Connect with Paul Teasdale: Website Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices, visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:35

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Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Your Passion with Jen Hardy EP 81

4/24/2023
There are some people you meet, and you start having a conversation with, start sharing pieces of your life with, and you instantly connect and feel like you can keep the conversation going on for days. That is exactly what happened in this podcast episode. Today, I had the pleasure of conversing with Jen Hardy, a proud wife of a veteran, and homeschooling mom of 7. She is also the Podcast Host of Fabulous Over 50, an Author, Speaker, and Community Builder. Every day, she lives out her name Hardy, which means “robust, strong, and capable of enduring difficult conditions.” “Whatever you’re going to do for your job, take pride in your work.” - Jen Hardy For years, Jen struggled with her health, going in and out of the hospital, multiple medications, and various diagnoses. Eventually, doctors told her that there was no longer anything they could do for her, only to make her as comfortable as possible. Not exactly the shining words you want to hear from professionals responsible for your health, but Jen accepted them and thought only of her family. Well, guess what? Jen is still here, she’s still fighting, and she has discovered the mission to help as many women as possible find their inner fabulousness, and transition into the life of their dreams. Among many topics, Jen and I talked about life, work, missed flights, and our shared dislike for cleaning, and here are some insights you can take to heart: You can do anything you want, but you need to find something and be good at it. No matter what work you do, take ownership and take pride over it. It is important to have the right people in your life who are willing to tell you the truth when you need it, and who would help you see situations outside of yourself. “If you don’t use your mind, you will lose your mind.” - Beverly So listen in to this episode, take what you can out of the stories we shared and lessons we learned, and hopefully, you get to apply it in your life as well Connect with Jen Hardy: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:11

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Building Businesses and Building Lives with Kim Sorrelle EP 80

4/10/2023
In this episode, we’re still discussing employment, but more than that, we’re talking about gratitude, life’s purpose, and love. There are some people who just seem to radiate love and light, and that’s the perfect way to describe our guest for today. Kim Sorrelle is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, activist, and author. Her entrepreneurial journey included commercial real estate, a golf course, event facilities, catering, a grocery store, and more. Besides building businesses into multi-million-dollar companies, Kim is proud to have weathered the pandemic storm in the food industry, pivoting, keeping staff employed, and seeing the company's sales grow beyond pre-pandemic numbers. Kim is also the director of Rays of Hope International, a partnering organization working with people who have a passion, a vision, and a mission to help people in their own country and just need someone to walk alongside. “Whatever you’re passionate about and gifted in, put it to use to help people.” - Kim Sorrelle Here are three life lessons we can take away from Kim’s experiences: Develop discipline and good habits now. They’re necessary for your success. Always practice gratitude and choose love. Let what you’re passionate about be your gift to the world. Kim has had a lot of success in her life, but she’s also experienced great loss and went on her own journey to discover love. It’s amazing how someone who’s had as much success as she’s had, and experienced as much as she has, can still be so humble and inviting. Kim truly loves people, and she now shares what she’s learned about the true meaning of love as much as she can. “Part of it is having the right mindset, that you are capable and you are worthy.” - Kim Sorrelle So let Kim inspire and encourage you today. Listen to her story, I guarantee that you’ll leave with lessons that you can apply to your life right away. Connect with Kim Sorrelle: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:09

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Best Practices to Improve Your Career and Get the Job You Want EP 79

2/13/2023
Let me ask you. Are you at the place where you’re unsure about your career? Maybe you’re undecided? You probably have an idea of what you want. Or you might have no idea at all. How do you decide your path? How do you set goals? Today’s guest, Claudia Miller, is going to help us answer those questions. Claudia is a career coach for women in tech. She helps her clients land jobs in 90 days (or less!) that have around a 50% salary increase. She has a vast background from architecture, management, health, technology, finance, to education and marketing, which she now uses to help her clients. Claudia learned what she knows now out of necessity. Being the first one in her family to even finish eighth grade, she knew she couldn’t rely on her family to teach her what she needed to know to advance in her career. She got great grades, was on honor roll, and earned scholarships. Even in high school, she joined internships, networked, looked for mentors, and did everything she thought she had to do. She believed that if she did all these right things, the interviews, and job offers would come after college. But what exactly happened? She had one interview and one job offer. That experience led Claudia to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about the professional marketplace and she started asking questions. How can I hack this career advancement? How can I increase my salary? How can I get multiple job interviews and offers? What followed was years of learning, multiple career shifts, salary increase at every job offer, and her helping professionals land their next job and put them higher on their career ladder. “When we bring two intersections of industries that are not correlated, that’s when you become the expert.” - Claudia Miller Today, Claudia shares many practical tips for leveraging and presenting yourself, networking, learning about the industry, conducting interviews, and even how to secure yourself in this time of evolving AI. “Make sure you take care of your mind and your mindset because if you’re not feeling confident, it will leak out to the entire job search process.” - Claudia Miller And in the middle of this recession, layoffs, and job uncertainty, Claudia’s advice is to keep a clear mind and not let any of the worries affect this job search. If you’re at this place where you need to decide about your career, remember that you can do whatever you put your mind to do as long as you’re willing to put in the work and be persistent. Connect with Claudia Miller: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:43

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How Emotional Intelligence Helps Us Adapt to Change EP 78

1/23/2023
How good are you at handling change? Do you handle it well? How sure are you? Joining us today is Elizabeth Powers, a sought-after speaker, facilitator, teacher, and consultant. She is also the CEO of EPower & Associates, Inc., which provides people development in the form of training, coaching, consulting, and events, and is the parent organization for The EPower Change Institute and The Trauma Informed Academy. “The only time we welcome change and are excited by it is if we design the change, we execute the change, and it goes exactly as we want it to. Otherwise, we don’t like it very much, because it’s imposed on us, and we feel like we lose our ability to make choices.” - Elizabeth Powers Elizabeth’s mother has said that Elizabeth has “gone through more change than a chameleon going through a costume ball.” And Elizabeth agrees! She started out as a shoe repairer at a shop that served celebrities where she started out not believing that she could do anything more. One day, a client came in, saw her, and said, “You are way too smart to be doing this. Don’t let yourself get stuck here.” That was the first time she felt seen, and she kept that moment tucked in her heart for a long time. Since then, she has worked in public welfare, had (and lost) other jobs, and had to learn how to deal with the different changes in her life. Here are the key topics Elizabeth discusses today: Our mindsets around change Choosing how we respond to change Developing our emotional intelligence and that inner connection to our own feelings “If you can’t tolerate the discomfort of learning something new, or of taking in information from other people, you’re going to be stuck.” - Elizabeth Powers Today, Elizabeth spends her time helping people deal with change. She speaks to motivate others and to share her own story of hope and healing. And that’s exactly what she does in this episode. Do you want to learn how to better deal with change? Listen to Elizabeth to receive her words of wisdom. Connect with Elizabeth Powers: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:20

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Using Connections to Spot Career Opportunities EP 77

10/31/2022
It’s easy to assume that getting the job you want is tied directly to the degree you earned and the specific skills you have. Yet, there is ample opportunity existing outside of your comfort zone that allows you to explore a different career path than the one you expected. Carlene Shapiro, the Vice President of Human Resources for the WNET group, shares her 25 year experience building a career with Pfizer that gave her the opportunity to explore many departments and interests. Charlene started her education focused on being a teacher, but gave herself the space to figure out and experience what she enjoyed more along the way. “One of the things I realized very quickly working in corporate America is that relationships were a key to success.” -Charlene Shapiro In your career, opportunities are dependent on the connections and relationships you build over time. Charlene shares how building a rapport with people in other departments benefited her career. Key insights Charlene shares: Exploring a career path instead of following it Relationship building up and down the chain to build rapport throughout The state of HR and employers retaining employees post-Covid The exciting news is that even with tons of opportunities, there are more opportunities to work remotely if you desire to. Employers are having a hard time making a daily commute and reason to be in office appealing for employees. When weighing options on what your next career move is, make sure that you consider lateral moves and moves that may not include more money. “It's really important to connect to people on a personal level. You can keep that business distance, but people need to know you care about them as a human being.” -Charlene Shapiro Connect with Charlene Shapiro Website Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:37

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How to Break Glass Ceilings with Jocelyn King EP 76

10/10/2022
You’ve known about the glass-ceiling for years. The difficulty you’ve faced to advance your professional career as a woman, or an ethnic minority wasn’t your imagination. Getting into a senior position may be difficult, but it’s far from impossible. Today’s guest, Jocelyn King, is an impact life coach with a senior executive background from Silicon Valley. Among numerous accolades, she’s been voted a Top 10 Woman in Cybersecurity. Jocelyn coaches and inspires people to live their life better on purpose. “I had to learn how to overcome the fears and limitations that I was primarily putting on myself.” -Jocelyn King Jocelyn has had such an impressive career, and yet in spite of her success, she’s still had to overcome the fears and limitations she placed on herself. We all have struggles both internally and externally that we have to overcome to learn how to break through the glass ceiling and become movers and shakers. Ideas we discuss for breaking through the glass ceiling: What it means to be movers, shakers and glass-ceiling breakers Being in the room where decisions are made Breaking your own limitations Jocelyn has a very logical and direct approach to employment and climbing the corporate ladder that really resonates with me. You have to understand that there are conversations taking place with or without you. Rather than be angry and feeling victimized, take her tips and strategies to get in the room so that new roles are created for you instead. “If you apply for a position that’s already posted, it’s too late.” -Jocelyn King Connect with Jocelyn King Website Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:22

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Know the Culture You’re Applying For with Julia Kirst EP 75

9/5/2022
The ability to work remote has opened the opportunity for you to apply to work in any state and in any country regardless of your location. Seems like the playing field should be level, but the cultural differences and expectations can make it difficult and near impossible to secure employment if you’re not conscious of these differences. Julia Kirst is a cross-cultural strategist that helps international professionals secure employment opportunities in the U.S. Julia understands that being highly qualified isn’t enough without context and knowledge of cultural values. “Having an awareness of what's normal for the other person is so important. We can only respond properly if we understand how that person is reading us” -Julia Kirst Ideas to consider when applying outside of your country: How to present your skills and credentials Understanding your audience or the gatekeeper is a benefit Interviewers are human and want to be seen and heard also Jula released her book, What the United States Wants, to help broaden the reach of the international clients she consults with one-on-one. She considers her books to be a roadmap and guide that can be used as a resource when applying for study, work, and visa opportunities in the U.S., but this book can also be a great resource and food for thought if you are U.S. based and applying for international employment opportunities. “I can give them the tools to understand what is expected of them and to present their skills and their credentials in a way that is respected by the gatekeeper” - Julia Kirst Connect with Julia Kirst and sign up for her newsletter for tips and resources she shares in her bi-monthly newsletter website. Leaving a review of this podcast is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Check out Beverly Williams book: Your GPS to Employment Success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:13