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Our Authentic Careers | Weekly Conversations with Real People Who Are Finding Their Purpose

Feeling Stuck In Your Job or Uninspired By Your Career? Get a Dose of Fresh Perspective From the Well-Worn Paths of Others. Featuring Real Conversations with Real People Who Are Finding Their Purpose.

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Transcending The Practical Career: Tom Barritt

You can call this week’s guest by many names : author, media trainer, blogger, crisis communicator, food writer and journalist. Those are and have been Tom Barritt’s job titles throughout the years. But, no matter which of these you call him, underneath it all, Tom has always been the most human of human storytellers. And to… The post Transcending The Practical Career: Tom Barritt appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

38mins

21 Dec 2015

Rank #1

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Lifting Others Up: Mather Martin

What do you do when you realize at a pretty early age that the idea of helping, promoting and lifting up other women is fundamentally your mission in life? The unstated answer from this week’s guest seems actually to be quite simple: you go about the business of doing just that. So, if you want… The post Lifting Others Up: Mather Martin appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

28mins

5 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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Career Tracks 008: Leaving Your Job

So let’s jump right into this week’s topic, and that is: Leaving Your Job. What I’d like to do today is to spend a bit of time probing the first 3 steps you must take, especially as a mid-career professional, to leave your place of employment, and to find a new one. And these steps… The post Career Tracks 008: Leaving Your Job appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

8mins

12 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Career Tracks 007: Achieving Clarity

On this week’s Career Tracks segment of Our Authentic Careers, I am jumping back into some of the nuggets that my 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th guests uncovered for us, and will be playing some of their words back to you in the hopes that in some way you might hear them slightly differently than b4 and… The post Career Tracks 007: Achieving Clarity appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

11mins

15 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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Coaching From Her Core: Stephanie Weston

What better way to mark the one year anniversary of Our Authentic Careers than to bring on a former career coaching client of mine who, as we speak, is in the process of pulling off one of the most difficult stunts, and that is: the mid-career transition.  As you’ll soon hear, Stephanie Weston found herself… The post Coaching From Her Core: Stephanie Weston appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

37mins

21 Nov 2016

Rank #5

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Humanizing Communications: Jocelin Martinez

This week’s guest, Jocelin Martinez, offers listeners a front row seat on the incredible journey she took to finding her most authentic career. Show Notes:  Jocelin Martinez, Independent Communications Coach Do you ever think about the concept of purpose or mission; or what it is I’m doing here on this planet? [0:43] Are you today in… The post Humanizing Communications: Jocelin Martinez appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

22mins

12 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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Writing, No Matter What: Jesse Hirsch

At one point in his career, this week’s guest: food writer, Jesse Hirsch (@Jesse_Hirsch), did something that on the surface might seem quite ordinary : he emailed the publisher of a fledgling food magazine in Queens, NY, a magazine that had long piqued his interest, because – of all things – he had found a… The post Writing, No Matter What: Jesse Hirsch appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

41mins

28 Dec 2015

Rank #7

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Career Tracks 004: Thinking Out Loud

On this 4th edition of the Career Tracks segment – I dive back into some of the nuggets my first four guests uncovered for us – and play some of their words back to you — in the hope that, in some way, you might hear them slightly differently than before and find them even… The post Career Tracks 004: Thinking Out Loud appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

11mins

13 Jun 2016

Rank #8

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Career Tracks 010: Expressing Yourself

This week I have one simple aim: and that is to further refine what is without question one of the most important ideas when it comes to inhabiting your most perfect and authentic career: and it’s an idea I’m calling “Core Expression” and my personal belief – after conducting nearly 100 interviews (on this podcast… The post Career Tracks 010: Expressing Yourself appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

9mins

31 Oct 2016

Rank #9

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Career Tracks 005: When No One Is Looking

Today, on this 5th edition of the Career Tracks segment, I am jumping back into some of the nuggets that my 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th guests uncovered for us and will be playing some of their words back to you in the hopes that in some way you might hear them slightly differently than… The post Career Tracks 005: When No One Is Looking appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

11mins

11 Jul 2016

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Breaking The Patterns of Life: Sam Jones

It’s one thing to vaguely know that your neighbor and friend owns a jet engine company. It’s a whole other thing to come to understand how Sam Jones actually achieved the life he’s created for himself… especially given that – as Sam explains it: he’s not supposed to be here; that growing up poverty stricken in… The post Breaking The Patterns of Life: Sam Jones appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

41mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #11

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Career Tracks 006: Things That Drive You

Today I present you yet another edition of the Career Tracks segment, which are the mini-sodes meant to showcase some of the ideas and learnings I’m picking up along the way from all the great conversations I’ve been having with my amazingly open-hearted guests. And on this week’s podcast, I am jumping back into some… The post Career Tracks 006: Things That Drive You appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

9mins

25 Jul 2016

Rank #12

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Singing His Song: Jonathan Bellinger

Jon Bellinger’s story is particularly potent for me because our career paths seem to have been shaped, for better or worse, by very similar forces…forces that it appears, created all sorts of weird pressures and expectations. Whether he fully intended to or not, Jon is extraordinarily nuanced and eloquent in describing these; and also in… The post Singing His Song: Jonathan Bellinger appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

33mins

27 Jun 2016

Rank #13

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Persuading From Her Core: Katherine Ong

On this week’s podcast, my former colleague, Katherine Ong, opens up about her path; and is particularly forthright about the impact that financial obligations had on the decisions she made along the way. And what I love about that is that it’s truly not dissimilar from many of the other guests I’ve had on the… The post Persuading From Her Core: Katherine Ong appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

30mins

8 Aug 2016

Rank #14

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Disrupting Life: Josh Shabtai

And on this week’s podcast, Josh Shabtai (@joshshabtai) provides what I think is a very entertaining look at how he’s gotten to be where he is today. And what I particularly appreciated about Josh’s recounting of his journey is the importance he’s placed and still paces on the people he works with. Their impact in… The post Disrupting Life: Josh Shabtai appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

36mins

6 Jun 2016

Rank #15

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Career Tracks 003: Your Core Expression

This week, I really want to hone in on what I believe is without question THE MOST IMPORTANT IDEA when it comes to inhabiting your most perfect and authentic career: and it’s an idea I call “Core Expression” and my personal belief is that nothing matters more to your career path than identifying yours. Put simply:… The post Career Tracks 003: Your Core Expression appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

7mins

23 May 2016

Rank #16

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Serving The Public: Seth Jacobson

I’m consistently struck by the consistencies in our paths. One of which – whether we like it or not – is that so many of us see to grow up with dueling concepts of what it is we think we should be or want to be when we grow up. For example, for this week’s… The post Serving The Public: Seth Jacobson appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

29mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #17

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Career Tracks 012: Your Younger Self

On this week’s episode – I set out to remind you what you might have been like when you were younger. A couple of questions I regularly ask my guests require that they think back to what they were like and what they were thinking about their careers when they were younger. And so on today’s… The post Career Tracks 012: Your Younger Self appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

7mins

26 Dec 2016

Rank #18

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Career Tracks 002: A Piece of Advice to Ignore

Welcome everyone to this week’s episode of Our Authentic Careers, and more specifically to my newly launched Career Tracks segment. My intention with the Career Tracks episodes is to periodically give you shorter and more digestible nuggets that I’ve gleaned from all the interviews I’ve conducted to date.  This week’s episode is about the one… The post Career Tracks 002: A Piece of Advice to Ignore appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

6mins

2 May 2016

Rank #19

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Navigating By Compass: Melissa Flynn

Lots of fantastic nuggets in this week’s conversation with my guest and former colleague – Melissa Flynn (@melflynn0) – who today runs her own Public Relations & Marketing consultancy, even though in college, ironically enough, Melissa was actually on path to becoming an engineer. What really piqued my interest about Melissa: was the level of… The post Navigating By Compass: Melissa Flynn appeared first on Our Authentic Careers.

34mins

16 May 2016

Rank #20