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In every aspect of life - we all start out entry level.

    Managing change during uncertain times with Michael Diettrich-Chastain

    Managing change during uncertain times with Michael Diettrich-Chastain

    There has never been a better time to talk about managing change. There's no doubt we are all facing significant change as we adapt to new routines, quarantine, potential job loss, sick friends and family, fear of what's coming next, and how to get through each day with our sanity in tact.
    In this episode we bring on Michael Diettrich-Chastain, the founder and CEO of Arc Integrated, an Organizational Consulting and Professional Coaching practice in Asheville, NC. Through a focus on change management, emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness, Arc Integrated empowers individuals and organizations to achieve optimum performance in their work and life.
    In this episode, we dig into:
    -How to handle change during an incredibly uncertain time
    -The 7 components of change and how each is connected to the others
    -Why the people we surround ourselves with can make or break our growth
    -Balancing how much time you put into managing your strengths vs. weaknesses
    -The impact COVID-19 is having on our social worlds and how to navigate
    Michael also offers listeners a great freebie at the end of the episode!
     
    Connect with Michael on social & website -
    https://www.instagram.com/michaeldiettrichchastain
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdiettrichchastain/
    https://www.facebook.com/arcintegrated/
    https://twitter.com/ArcIntegratedHQ
    https://www.arcintegrated.com/
     Michael’s Book – www.thechangesbook.com
    Michael’s Card Deck – https://www.arcintegrated.com/cards/
    You can also find us on Instagram at @entrylevelpodcast

    • 35 min
    Coronavirus impact on the service industry with Lizzie Havoc

    Coronavirus impact on the service industry with Lizzie Havoc

    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has quickly escalated across the country, we've seen certain industries be impacted particularly hard. One of which is the service industry. As many of us mourn the loss of our favorite restaurants and bars, the loss is felt greatest by those whose livelihood depends on it. Join us as we talk to Boston bar legend, Lizzie Havoc, General Manager and bartender at the Avenue Bar & Grill in Allston, as we talk about:
    How this all has played out for herself and her staff
    Ways in which the community has already stepped up to help out
    The launch of "Bartending in Sweatpants"
    The difference between leaders who care most about people vs. profits
    Navigating the challenges of applying for unemployment right now
    What the community can do to help those in the service industry get through this tough time
    If you'd like to donate to support the Avenue staff, you can venmo at: @Lizzie-Havoc

    • 23 min
    Coronavirus: Exposure to the Virus & Creating Community Amidst Chaos

    Coronavirus: Exposure to the Virus & Creating Community Amidst Chaos

    In the second episode of the Corona Chronicles, we talk about 2 key topics: what it's like being exposed to the virus and forced into quarantine and how organizations are shifting into virtual mode to keep engagement high.
    Have you ever thought about how much of what you do each day can be translated into the virtual world? We're finding out! Sarah talks about how her company is moving everything virtual, from yoga classes and breath-work to educational lessons for kids to happy hours. In addition to keeping the business moving, how can companies make sure their employees are staying physically and emotionally well during this crazy time?
    Lindsay also digs into what it's like to find out you have been exposed to the virus in the work environment. Have you found out you've been exposed - how did you manage?
    And finally, we debate how many drinks a day is too many in the new world we live in.
    Join us!!

    • 21 min
    Coronavirus Pandemic in Boston: Navigating a new personal & professional world

    Coronavirus Pandemic in Boston: Navigating a new personal & professional world

    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic accelerates in the United States, we wanted to take the chance to talk about what all of this looks and feels like. These are unprecedented times and navigating through it will require all of us to come together and work together like never before. 
    In this first Corona Chronicles episode, we discuss:
    How the virus has evolved in the last few weeks and months - and what made us take it seriously
    What the impact has looked like for our jobs
    What it's been like working as an event marketer during this process
    The #CancelEverything movement and importance
    What it means to flatten the curve
    How we've seen the community step up in various ways
    Adjusting to working remotely 100% of the time
    The early days of self-isolation
    What we're stocking up on for quarantine (HINT: it's not TP)
    We will continue this series over the coming days as an opportunity to discuss how our world is adapting and changing in the face of a pandemic. This is going to have lasting ripple effects on our careers and the economy and we plan to bring on a variety of perspectives to talk about it. Join us!  

    • 40 min
    How social media has helped or hurt our careers in the last decade

    How social media has helped or hurt our careers in the last decade

    We're just a few days away from a new decade! Has the last decade gone as fast for you as it has for us? We thought it was a good time to start our series on social media by reflecting on the evolution of social media since our college days. 
    We look back on the days when the only platform was Facebook and the only people on it were our friends in college. The quality of your photos were irrelevant. What mattered was the memories made and who had the best album caption. 
    We also talk about:
    -What it was like to be the first generation on social media
    -How we use social media for personal branding
    -Why Lindsay despises Facebook
    -Why perception is everything on social media
    -How and why social media has shifted from mostly personal memories to mostly vanity/business
    -How to be proactive about having the presence you want
    And since it's the holiday season, we close with an important topic: best holiday movies!
    Join the convo on Instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
     

    • 35 min
    Elle Woods in real life: Navigating the path to partner with Morgan Nighan

    Elle Woods in real life: Navigating the path to partner with Morgan Nighan

    Did you ever consider becoming a lawyer as a potential career path? For the majority of us, it was one of those flashy careers that we all considered at some point. Maybe inspired by Elle Woods from Legally Blonde circa 2001 or because we were told we'd be good at it due to our debate skills. But very few of us ever actually pursued it - and even fewer were successful enough to make partner in a law firm by their early 30's. This is why we were excited to interview Morgan Nighan!
    Morgan is partner-elect at her MA-based law firm and we got to walk through the experiences she went through to get to this notable career milestone.
    We talk about:
    -Why being a lawyer was always the career choice for Morgan 
    -What it was like juggling school and studying for the LSATs
    -The hardest part of law school - and what made Morgan feel at home 
    -The interview process to become an associate
    -What set her apart on the path to partner
    -How she took advantage of opportunities that others saw as setbacks
    And so much more! And yes, after completion of this interview, we did watch Legally Blonde! 

    • 53 min

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