134 episodes

What does God want me to do with my career? Do I have a calling? If so, how do I find it? Answer the Call with Kelsey Kemp is a show for high-performing Christian professionals who want to use their talents for the glory of God and the good of others. Tune in each Tuesday to hear career testimonies and teaching that will help you lead an impactful career in the decades of work ahead.

Kelsey's work has been featured in Forbes, General Assembly, and the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship since founding her career coaching practice, The Called Career, LLC in 2018 (www.kelseykemp.com)

Answer the Call with Kelsey Kemp Kelsey Kemp

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 68 Ratings

What does God want me to do with my career? Do I have a calling? If so, how do I find it? Answer the Call with Kelsey Kemp is a show for high-performing Christian professionals who want to use their talents for the glory of God and the good of others. Tune in each Tuesday to hear career testimonies and teaching that will help you lead an impactful career in the decades of work ahead.

Kelsey's work has been featured in Forbes, General Assembly, and the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship since founding her career coaching practice, The Called Career, LLC in 2018 (www.kelseykemp.com)

    131: Kayla Lyons - How to create a big, authentic, faith-filled career (even if you feel unqualified)

    131: Kayla Lyons - How to create a big, authentic, faith-filled career (even if you feel unqualified)

    Kayla remembers that day she was told, "You lack the qualifications for a career in journalism, therefore I cannot help or endorse you in the pursuit of media internships." by the dean of the journalism department at her university. Boy did she swiftly prove him wrong!

    Kayla quickly paved her own way, cold calling news stations, until she landed internships that turned into a full time offer for a journalist position, that was immediately promoted into an offer to be an anchor after her boss saw her talent displayed through Kayla's YouTube channel.

    She has gone on to become the recipient of the National Broadcasting+Cable’s Best Digital Multiplatform award, and was recognized by the Texas African American Museum as a Notable Woman of 2020. Kayla is also the FIRST full time African American Digital News Anchor in the United States.

    Her drive to elevate her community led her to start her own digital marketing company where she currently serves as a Social Media Content Strategist, helping small to medium businesses optimize their digital footprint. Kayla's life goal is to walk out what it means to live an authentic, faith-filled life, and inspire others to do the same.

    She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and Full Sail University with a Masters in Entertainment Business Management.



    Connect with Kayla on LinkedIn



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    ✅ Want to learn how to land a purposeful new job in the next 90 days?

    Apply for a free career strategy session with me at:

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    Website // www.kelseykemp.com

    LinkedIn // www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-janna-kemp

    • 1 hr 3 min
    130: Where I’ve been…(story time feat. crazy miracles)

    130: Where I’ve been…(story time feat. crazy miracles)

    Well…I thought I would just silently resume uploading episodes as usual after this 6 week hiatus, but this has been one of the most transformative seasons of my life. I think it would encourage you to know how God answered major prayers and turned my scarcity and fear into mind-blowing triumph.



    So I’m here to share the honest details about what happened.



    Hope you enjoy!

    Kelsey



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    www.kelseykemp.com/free



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    ✅ Want to learn how to land a purposeful new job in the next 90 days?

    Apply for a free career strategy session with me at:

    www.kelseykemp.com/services



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    👯‍♀️Let’s Connect!

    Instagram // @kelsey_thecalledcareer

    Website // www.kelseykemp.com

    LinkedIn // www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-janna-kemp

    • 1 hr 41 min
    129: Juliarose Childs - Advocating for yourself as a neuro-divergent professional + using negotiation to create your own career

    129: Juliarose Childs - Advocating for yourself as a neuro-divergent professional + using negotiation to create your own career

    No matter who you are or what kind of career you're aiming for, negotiation is a life-changing tool that will help you advocate your way into a career that aligns with how you work best...ESPECIALLY if you're a professional with ADHD, Dyslexia, or other neuro-divergent conditions.



    Today I get the honor of introducing you to Juliarose Childs. She is the founder of Fe Negotiation, a company she created to equip womxn to advocate for themselves through negotiation preparation, practice, and personal coaching, offering a tangible way for every womxn to be involved in the fight for equal pay. Not only that, she also serves alongside another entrepreneur as the Integrator of the growth team at a legal tech startup, Skribe.ai.



    While I couldn’t be more impressed with Juliarose’s gumption and creativity in the startup space, what I treasure even more about her is her generosity and openness in the way she shares about her journey with advocating for herself, as a professional learning to thrive with Dyslexia and ADHD.



    Y’all should have seen the questions I came into this interview prepared to ask - I was fully ready to just talk about how to negotiate your compensation, but instead, we got an even richer conversation about how to advocate and negotiate EVERY part of your career, not just compensation, but even the roles itself, so you can thrive no matter what your circumstance is - even if you’re learning how to excel in systems that weren’t originally designed for neuro-divergent professionals like me and Juliarose.



    It turns out we were both homeschooled after getting diagnosed with neuro-divergent conditions in our early years (me with ADD), leading to similar realizations about the school system and traditional corporate life not being environments that were made for us. In the process of figuring out a way to thrive, we both used an entrepreneurial spirit to figure out ways to make up our own careers by focusing on what we valued most. In it all, you’ll hear Juliarose share how you can advocate for yourself, no matter how you’re made and what you’re aiming for.



    As you enjoy this conversation, remember that the best way to support the show is to text it to a friend and leave a review to let us know how this impacted you.



    Enjoy!



    Connect with Juliarose on LinkedIn



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    ✅ Want to land a purposeful new job in the next 3-6 months?

    Apply for a free career strategy session with me at:

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    Instagram // @kelsey_thecalledcareer

    Website // www.kelseykemp.com

    LinkedIn // www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-janna-kemp

    • 1 hr 29 min
    128: Julia Arpag - Top recruiter answers YOUR questions about salary negotiation, resume tips, interviews, job hopping, and employment gaps

    128: Julia Arpag - Top recruiter answers YOUR questions about salary negotiation, resume tips, interviews, job hopping, and employment gaps

    Today’s guest is Julia Arpag, a seasoned recruiter with 9+ years of experience now serving as Talent Team Lead for SecureVision, a staffing agency building champion teams for software companies.



    We had A. BLAST. Talking all about, salary negotiation, resume and interview tips, as well as her perspective on common concerns like job hopping and employment gaps on your resume.



    I can’t wait for y’all to hear her advice on all this. Enjoy!



    ⬇️ LINKS ⬇️

    Connect with Julia on LinkedIn



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    ⬇FREE CAREER TOOLS ⬇

    www.kelseykemp.com/free



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    ✅ Want to land a purposeful new job in the next 3-6 months?

    Apply for a free career strategy session with me at:

    www.kelseykemp.com/services



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    👯‍♀️Let’s Connect!

    Instagram // @kelsey_thecalledcareer

    Website // www.kelseykemp.com

    LinkedIn // www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-janna-kemp

    • 46 min
    127: My friend, Laura Allen, and I share our testimonies (and how God called us to both quit our tech jobs and start podcasts 😅)

    127: My friend, Laura Allen, and I share our testimonies (and how God called us to both quit our tech jobs and start podcasts 😅)

    Teehee I have been WAITING to introduce y’all to my dear friend Laura Allen (lovingly called LA) who is the host of the Almost Somebody podcast.

    Anytime we get together, we end up having a hot lava fire conversation about faith, living an adventurous life with God by being tuned into your specific purpose - and today was no exception! As per usual (as you can also hear in the interview we did together for her podcast), we ditch my traditional list of questions and go right into the heart of Laura’s testimony, in which God called her to leave a lucrative position in tech sales and go down more of a non-traditional route with a big vision in mind.

    It’s crazy how much we can both relate in how God called us to faith, and to quit our tech jobs to start podcasts!

    Further straying from convention, you’ll actually hear me join her in sharing some of the more personal pieces of my testimony in how God drew me into the decision to get re-baptized and fully commit my life to him as an adult in 2019.

    Enjoy!



    ⬇️ LINKS ⬇️

    Almost Somebody Podcast with Laura Allen

    Follow Laura on Instagram



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    ⬇FREE CAREER TOOLS ⬇

    www.kelseykemp.com/free



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    ✅ Want to land a new, purposeful job in the next 3-6 months?

    Apply for a free career strategy session with me at:

    www.kelseykemp.com/services



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    👯‍♀️Let’s Connect!

    Instagram // @kelsey_thecalledcareer

    Website // www.kelseykemp.com

    LinkedIn // www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-janna-kemp

    • 1 hr
    126: Barrett Raven - Mastering time management, productivity, & setting healthy boundaries with work (especially if you're self-employed)

    126: Barrett Raven - Mastering time management, productivity, & setting healthy boundaries with work (especially if you're self-employed)

    *This is coming from someone who had to work TWO FULL TIME JOBS at one point in his life!* → Barrett Raven is a math teacher turned TOP 50 real estate agent in one of the most competitive markets in the U.S. Talk about a career pivot!



    In this conversation, you get to hear Barrett share all about:



    1. Time management and productivity tips that helped him grow a thriving business (→ pssst....he worked full time in both teaching and real estate while he and his wife Kristen were growing their family of 2 into a family of 5...so he knows a thing or two about how we can make the most of our time!)



    2. How to set healthy boundaries and expectations with clients and teammates so you can sustain a healthy work-life balance in a career that traditionally requires 24/7 client communications and support



    3. How it's MORE THAN OK to have multiple chapters and changes in your career! (I love his perspective on this)



    ⬇️ LINKS ⬇️

    Email Barrett anytime if you or a friend want an exceptional home buying experience here in Austin!

    📧 barrettraven@gmail.com

    👩‍💻 www.barrettraven.com

    📲 Follow Barrett on Instagram

    🎥 Watch Barrett's Real Estate Advice on YouTube



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    ⬇FREE CAREER TOOLS ⬇

    www.kelseykemp.com/free



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    ✅ Want to land a new, purposeful job in the next 3-6 months?

    Apply for a free career strategy session with me at:

    www.kelseykemp.com/services



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    👯‍♀️Let’s Connect!

    Instagram // @kelsey_thecalledcareer

    Website // www.kelseykemp.com

    LinkedIn // www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-janna-kemp

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Twagner12 ,

Great Introduction to Career Coaching

I’m new to the world of “career coaching” and think Kelsey’s content and interviews have been so informative. As I’ve been attempting to discover how career coaching could potentially benefit my career pivot ,this podcast has been a great introduction of what Kelsey can offer and the impact she’s made with so many clients!

Hannah M Christian ,

Love, love, love

This podcast is the absolute best. Kelsey is insightful and has much wisdom to share on building a fulfilling career. Definitely would recommend! 🤗

mari hughes ,

Great Podcast!!

I love listening to this podcast! I always learn something new and love hearing Kelsey’s perspective on career building!! It’s thought provoking and worth sharing!

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