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The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

The Engineering Career Coach (TECC) Podcast provides career advice to engineers of all ages and experience levels. Our host for the show, Anthony Fasano, PE and Jeff Perry, MBA interviews engineers ranging from recent engineering graduates to professionals from top engineering organizations on different engineering career goals and challenges. Each show includes a live coaching session with an engineer on real career challenges, and an engineer career-changing tip. Topics covered include but are not limited to job search, goal setting, finding a mentor, communication skills, public speaking, networking, organizational skills, productivity, leadership and more.

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TECC 147: The Best Thing I Ever Did to Advance my Career

In this episode, I am going to share with you the best thing I ever did to advance my career in hopes that it will drive massive growth in your engineering career.  Usually when you look back on your career, you can see a few moves that made a huge impact on your success — I […] The post TECC 147: The Best Thing I Ever Did to Advance my Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

20mins

18 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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TECC 97: 4 Steps to Being a Rock Star Engineering Job Candidate with HR Expert Amanda King

In today’s episode, HR expert Amanda King gives you four steps to being a rock star engineering job candidate. Here are some key points: Step 1 | Who you are – Identify your values and your priorities Make a decision about targeting what engineering companies you want to work for as opposed to what jobs […] The post TECC 97: 4 Steps to Being a Rock Star Engineering Job Candidate with HR Expert Amanda King appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

30mins

26 Jan 2016

Rank #2

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TECC 003: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Overcoming Stagnation in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help an engineer overcome stagnation and build flexibility into her career. Career stagnation can prolong your journey towards your goals or prevent you from achieving them altogether. It’s not just about rising to the top of the corporate ladder as an engineer—it’s […] The post TECC 003: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Overcoming Stagnation in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

25mins

23 Oct 2013

Rank #3

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TECC 120: A 10 Step Plan for Obtaining Your Professional Engineering License

In this episode, I interview Lieutenant Colonel Lagerquist, a career civil engineer officer on the topic of obtaining your professional engineering (PE) license by using a 10 step plan. Engineering Success quotes: The 10 key steps to obtaining your professional engineering license: Step 1 – Make up Your Mind The first and foremost step is to […] The post TECC 120: A 10 Step Plan for Obtaining Your Professional Engineering License appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

44mins

21 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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TECC 74: Four Key Insights To Earning $100,000 Per Year in Your Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews Bruce Harpham and discusses career planning, increasing your ability to generate more income, and lifelong learning and certifications. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  – Viktor Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning In the Take Action Today segment of the show, Bruce gives some advice on how […] The post TECC 74: Four Key Insights To Earning $100,000 Per Year in Your Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

34mins

25 Aug 2015

Rank #5

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TECC 219: The Productivity Mindset for Engineers

Before you can be productive, you’ve got to start thinking the right way.It is very hard to define productivity when you don’t have your goals lined out. When you have your goals set and you know which way you are supposed to go, everything will start falling in place. The post TECC 219: The Productivity Mindset for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

27mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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TECC 98: Building Crystal Clarity in Your Technical English for Engineers

In this episode, Chris Knutson interviews Dave Willenberg who talks about how to enhance both written and spoken technical communication, and shares how he transitioned from engineer to entrepreneur by recognizing and acting on opportunities. Here are some of the questions Chris asks: How did you go from Detroit to Hamburg? What was the greatest challenge in […] The post TECC 98: Building Crystal Clarity in Your Technical English for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

58mins

2 Feb 2016

Rank #7

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TECC 57: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Tips for Drastically Improving Your Engineering Presentations with Melissa Marshall

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview a dynamic speaker who has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has performed an extremely TED talk, “Talk Nerdy to Me,” which has been watched by more than one million people (and counting). […] The post TECC 57: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Tips for Drastically Improving Your Engineering Presentations with Melissa Marshall appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

40mins

28 Apr 2015

Rank #8

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TECC 113: 5 Things I Learned about Effective Presentations from my Engineering TEDx Talk

In this episode, I give you five things I learned about effective presentations from my Engineering TEDx Talk.  Click above to watch my TEDx talk and click below to listen to this podcast episode. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points: Short is good Short and powerful messages are easy for remember to and act […] The post TECC 113: 5 Things I Learned about Effective Presentations from my Engineering TEDx Talk appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

17mins

26 Apr 2016

Rank #9

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TECC 181: One Engineer’s Plan for Recovering from Burnout

In this episode, I provide coaching and guidance to an engineer who is totally burnt out in his career.  By the end of this episode, he is inspired and has a plan to change his career for the better. He then also adds a twist to this episode and starts asking me some career-related questions […] The post TECC 181: One Engineer’s Plan for Recovering from Burnout appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

36mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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TECC 51: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Global Networking From LinkedIn and Beyond

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sanjay Gupta, a power networker who has over 40,000 connections on LinkedIn. He created and manages the LinkedIn Construction Group called Linking Construction with over 138,000 members but still remains extremely responsive to people. In this episode, he discusses his approach to networking, both online […] The post TECC 51: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Global Networking From LinkedIn and Beyond appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

33mins

17 Mar 2015

Rank #11

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TECC 88: The Peak Performance Equation for Engineers

Calvin Guyer (@CalGuyer60) shares an equation for engineers, that help minimize distraction and achieve high performance and increase our potential. Key points: Performance = Potential – Interference (gives example of Steve Jobs) Once we as engineers learn to deal with or remove the interferences we can not only increase our performance, but we can then […] The post TECC 88: The Peak Performance Equation for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

29mins

1 Dec 2015

Rank #12

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TECC 169: Strategies Engineers can Take to Immediately Improve their Technical Writing Skills

In this episode, I talk with David Kowal, founder, and president of Kowal Communications about improving one’s technical writing skills. David gives five very specific strategies that you can start using immediately to make you a more effective writer and overall communicator as a technical professional. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on improving your […] The post TECC 169: Strategies Engineers can Take to Immediately Improve their Technical Writing Skills appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

30mins

20 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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TECC 135: How to Master your Elevator Speech as an Engineering Professional

Click to listen for information on how to master your elevator speech.. In this episode, I am going to help you master your elevator speech. I will provide you with 7 specific steps that you can use to pitch the perfect speech.  I have assembled these steps from different articles and resources online, all of […] The post TECC 135: How to Master your Elevator Speech as an Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

20mins

15 Nov 2016

Rank #14

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TECC 73: Real Estate Investing 101 for Engineers – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to share with you my experiences on real estate investing along with my guest Vittorio Anepete, who is an engineer and a member of our Engineering Career Community. “Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real […] The post TECC 73: Real Estate Investing 101 for Engineers – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

56mins

18 Aug 2015

Rank #15

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TECC 112: Engineering Career Advice from the National Society of Professional Engineers President Tim Austin, PE

In this episode, I interview Tim Austin, P.E., F.NSPE., current President of the National Society of Professional Engineers about engineering career building as well as some of the biggest challenges the engineering profession is facing today and what NSPE is doing to help Engineers overcome those challenges. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points: NSPE […] The post TECC 112: Engineering Career Advice from the National Society of Professional Engineers President Tim Austin, PE appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

32mins

19 Apr 2016

Rank #16

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TECC 185: Lean Six Sigma Concepts for Engineering Industries

In this episode, you are going to listen in on a conversation between me and Joshua Plenert, MBA, MS, PE a licensed professional engineer who’s an expert in applying Lean and Six-Sigma concepts to the architectural, engineering and construction industry.  As a structural engineer practitioner himself, he’s not only theorizing about what he talks and writes about […] The post TECC 185: Lean Six Sigma Concepts for Engineering Industries appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

37mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #17

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TECC 157: Does it Matter which Path you take in your Engineering Career?

In this episode, I am going to talk about whether or not it really matters what path you are taking in your engineering career. I will focus on using the 80/20 rule, goal setting and a quote taken from Alice in Wonderland. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed about the path you take […] The post TECC 157: Does it Matter which Path you take in your Engineering Career? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

26mins

5 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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TECC 81: Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Become a Partner in Engineering Firm – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Jonathan Voelkel who details questions you must ask yourself if you want to become a partner in engineering firm. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley Jonathan Voelkel joined Rusk O’Brien Gido (ROG) in 2011. With over ten years […] The post TECC 81: Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Become a Partner in Engineering Firm – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

32mins

13 Oct 2015

Rank #19

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TECC 85: How to Work With Baby Boomers and Leverage the Power of Long-Range Engineering Career Planning

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews John Tarnoff, a coach that works with baby boomer generation professionals in career transitions and career resiliency.  Both skills that effective engineers wield and both skills that each of us must build to create a fulfilling engineering career. “A chasm cannot be crossed […] The post TECC 85: How to Work With Baby Boomers and Leverage the Power of Long-Range Engineering Career Planning appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.

51mins

10 Nov 2015

Rank #20