29 episodes

The Forever Employable Stories podcast with Jeff Gothelf is a series of in-depth, fun conversations with unique and inspiring experts from all walks of life who have used their expertise to build a platform and future-proof their careers. From musicians to executives, coaches to authors,athletes to speakers, and more - learn how they did it, and how you can secure your own career future.

Forever Employable Stories Jeff Gothelf

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The Forever Employable Stories podcast with Jeff Gothelf is a series of in-depth, fun conversations with unique and inspiring experts from all walks of life who have used their expertise to build a platform and future-proof their careers. From musicians to executives, coaches to authors,athletes to speakers, and more - learn how they did it, and how you can secure your own career future.

    What We Learned in Season 2!

    What We Learned in Season 2!

    As the season comes to an end, Jeff Gothelf recalls the thought-provoking and inspirational conversations he shared with his prolific guests. Successful individuals from a variety of industries pulled back the curtains on their experiences and exposed secrets to success that elevated them personally and professionally. Tune in for more insights and road maps to becoming forever employable when Jeff Gothelf returns in Season 3!

    • 4 min
    Books, Reputation, and Networking with Rita McGrath

    Books, Reputation, and Networking with Rita McGrath

    Rita McGrath is a prolific author, speaker, and strategic advisor. In addition to being Strategy Professor at Columbia Business School, she is also the founder of Valize, an organization dedicated to helping other organizations build lasting innovation capability as the basis for long-term shared prosperity. Rita’s work centers at the intersection of strategy and innovation.

    Rita joins Jeff Gothelf to discuss how to turn career success into an opportunity-generating platform. She shares insights on honing your craft, networking, and publishing that made her forever employable. 

    You’ll hear Rita and Jeff Gothelf talk about:

    The typical business school path in academia. 

    How writing for practitioners differs from writing for academia.

    The relationship between consistency and credibility.

    Self-publishing a book vs. publishing through another party.

    Forming good partnerships.

    What Rita draws inspiration from.

    Why working from an abundance mindset is good for everyone.


    Resources
    Jeff Gothelf on LinkedIn | Twitter
    JeffGothelf.com

    Rita McGrath on LinkedIn | Twitter
    RitaMcGrath.com

    • 35 min
    Outside the Box with Codie Sanchez

    Outside the Box with Codie Sanchez

    Codie Sanchez, a journalist turned entrepreneur, is the founder of Contrarian Thinking and cofounder of Unconventional Investors. In finding contrarian ways to invest, she has worked at the intersection of marketing and money throughout her career. She is an advisory board member at Entourage Effect Capital, and invests in women-led startups in Plum Alley, WAVE, and The Vinetta Project.

    Codie joins Jeff Gothelf to share stories about the twists, turns, and lessons she experienced along her professional journey. She discusses the challenges of content creation, sharing platforms, and how she equipped herself after leaving her first profession to be forever employable.

    You’ll hear Codie and Jeff Gothelf talk about:

    Why people sometimes leave a great job.

    The signal that points to taking the next step.

    The benefits of building in public.

    How Codie started sharing content, and the tools she used.

    Owned content versus rented content, and why people should have the former.

    Codie’s process of monetizing content.

    Setting boundaries after success.


    Resources
    Jeff Gothelf on LinkedIn | Twitter
    JeffGothelf.com

    Codie Sanchez on LinkedIn | Twitter
    CodieSanchez.com
    ContrarianThinking.co

    • 34 min
    Pursuing Fulfillment with Laurie Ruettimann

    Pursuing Fulfillment with Laurie Ruettimann

    Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and podcaster at Punk Rock HR, an instructor at LinkedIn, and a member of the board of directors at CareerPoint.com. She was a successful HR executive with an enviable career, but she realized her job wasn’t fulfilling. She quit, and using her expertise and experience in HR, turned to writing, strategy, entrepreneurship, and teaching.

    Laurie joins Jeff Gothelf to share insights about HR and what she has learned along her professional journey. She tells her dynamic story of why she decided to quit the 9-5 world, and how she prepared in order to become successful in her new career, and forever employable.

    You’ll hear Laurie and Jeff Gothelf discuss:

    Laurie’s occupational history, and what prompted her to quit her job.

    Laurie’s experience of ‘planting her flag.’

    Finding what medium works for you and growing your audience.

    The benefits of coaching.

    Why corporate loyalty is dead.

    How recognition improves overall performance.

    What self-leadership actually is.


    Resources
    Jeff Gothelf on LinkedIn | Twitter
    JeffGothelf.com

    Laurie Ruettimann on LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram
    LaurieRuettimann.com

    • 36 min
    Building Successful Communities with Enrique Rubio

    Building Successful Communities with Enrique Rubio

    Enrique Rubio is the founder of Hacking HR, a global community of HR leaders and practitioners, and cofounder of Cotopaxi, an artificial intelligence-based recruitment platform for Latin America. He is passionate about HR, technology and innovation, and people operations.

    Enrique joins Jeff Gothelf to talk about the process behind building the network and audience that is Hacking HR, and how he intends to monetize that audience. He shares insights about turning a passion into a platform for other people, creating communities, and scaling your services to become forever employable.

    You’ll hear Enrique and Jeff Gothelf discuss:

    Enrique’s original dream and how that evolved.

    Finding your unique factor that attracts people to you.

    Why authenticity matters.

    Bridging the gap between HR and technology.

    How Enrique is monetizing his services to scale up and make a bigger impact.

    Community management and content.

    Tips for building your own community.


    Resources
    Jeff Gothelf on LinkedIn | Twitter
    JeffGothelf.com

    Enrique Rubio on LinkedIn | Twitter

    • 37 min
    Playing the Long Game with Dorie Clark

    Playing the Long Game with Dorie Clark

    Dorie Clark has twice been named one of Thinkers50’s Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World and is ranked the world’s best communication coach. She is an executive member of various organizations. Dorie is a contributor at Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur Media, and Fast Company, as well as an instructor at LinkedIn. She is also host of Better, a weekly LinkedIn Live interview show for Newsweek.

    Dorie joins Jeff Gothelf to talk about building a personal brand with your recognized expertise. She shares stories of her professional journey and gives insights from what she has learned along the way that made her forever employable.

    You’ll hear Dorie and Jeff Gothelf discuss:

    Dorie’s forced transition out of journalism, and the evolution of the world of work.

    How Dorie got her first book deal.

    Dorie’s experience of how sustained effort and commitment gets your foot in the door.

    What success looks like as an author.

    The pros and cons of getting a publisher versus self-publishing.

    How to tell when your expertise has been recognized.

    Creating the outcomes we want by putting thought behind our decisions.


    Resources
    Jeff Gothelf on LinkedIn | Twitter
    JeffGothelf.com

    Dorie Clark on LinkedIn | Twitter
    DorieClark.com

    The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

    • 33 min

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