Rank #1: 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 […]
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Apr 18 2017
Rank #2: 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 […]
Jan 26 2016
Rank #3: 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 […]
Oct 23 2013
Rank #4: 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 […]
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Jun 21 2016
Rank #5: 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 […]
Aug 25 2015
Rank #6: 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.
Jan 07 2020
Rank #7: 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 […]
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Feb 02 2016
Rank #8: 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). […]
Apr 28 2015
Rank #9: 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 […]
Apr 26 2016
Rank #10: 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 […]
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Aug 07 2018
Rank #11: 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 […]
Mar 17 2015
Rank #12: 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 […]
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Dec 01 2015
Rank #13: 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 […]
Feb 20 2018
Rank #14: 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 […]
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Nov 15 2016
Rank #15: 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 […]
Aug 18 2015
Rank #16: 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 […]
Apr 19 2016
Rank #17: 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 […]
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Sep 18 2018
Rank #18: 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 […]
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Sep 05 2017
Rank #19: 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 […]
Oct 13 2015
Rank #20: 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 […]
Nov 10 2015