58 episodes

Welcome to the ATL Career Journey podcast! I'm your Atlanta-based host Paul Varnedoe and created this podcast to help mentor and share experiences and career pivots of successful people. Whether you are in high school, college, or have started your career, this podcast can help get you inspired with your career journey.

ATL Career Journey Paul Varnedoe

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Welcome to the ATL Career Journey podcast! I'm your Atlanta-based host Paul Varnedoe and created this podcast to help mentor and share experiences and career pivots of successful people. Whether you are in high school, college, or have started your career, this podcast can help get you inspired with your career journey.

    Episode 58 - Alan Swan and Maria Babilon, Province Data Solutions

    Episode 58 - Alan Swan and Maria Babilon, Province Data Solutions

    My guests for Episode 58 is Alan Swan and Maria Babilon from Province Data Solutions. Alan is the Managing Partner and Maria is a Partner at PDS and they've joined me today to talk about the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence. We discussed the differences between Traditional AI and Generative AI and how each are solving real world problems. Alan reviewed the background on market demand and the importance of good data to help drive these models. Maria discussed the impact these techn...

    • 41 min
    Episode 57 - Robert Lescano, Retired Amazon and Microsoft Executive

    Episode 57 - Robert Lescano, Retired Amazon and Microsoft Executive

    My guest for Episode 57 is Robert Lescano, who I worked with at Amazon Web Services. He was the East Area Director in the AWS ProServe consulting division. He had a long and successful career in technology and was fortunate to retire in 2023 to travel and enjoy quality time with his family. We talked about his experience growing up in Peru and the challenges he faced once he moved to the US. Robert also talked about his role in leading male allyship in his organizations and the value of...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 56 - Stacy Borocz - Owner, etuHOME

    Episode 56 - Stacy Borocz - Owner, etuHOME

    My guest for Episode 56 is Stacy Borocz , who is the owner of etuHOME. She has an incredible story about courage and perseverance from her start in New York to college at UGA and ultimately owning her current business. She always demonstrated creativity and a passion for the arts. In addition, Stacy loves to travel and that not only created inspiration through her college years but later provided a platform for etuHOME. Her career has taken her through several industri...

    • 1 hr
    Episode 55 - Jacqui Chew, Innovation Enthusiast, TEDx

    Episode 55 - Jacqui Chew, Innovation Enthusiast, TEDx

    My guest for the 55th episode of the ATL Career Journey podcast is Jacqui Chew, who is known as an innovation enthusiast and has been a successful presence in the Atlanta start up community. She has more than two decades of experience delivering creative, data-driven strategies for venture-backed, high-growth companies. Jacqui is also a TEDx Licensee, active mentor, and board member of several organizations. Her career journey started in Singapore, landed in Hawaii for schoo...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 54 - Amanda Anderson, Owner and Executive Producer, Circa Twenty Four Pictures

    Episode 54 - Amanda Anderson, Owner and Executive Producer, Circa Twenty Four Pictures

    My guest for this episode of the ATL Career Journey podcast is Amanda Anderson, who is the owner and executive producer at Circa Twenty Four Pictures. I first met Amanda when she was in IT recruiting and she had already explored a couple of careers. She started out wanted to be a doctor, wound up working as a researcher and then realized she missed social interactions that are core to her personality. She wound up working in the staffing industry that led her to Atlanta and ...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 53 - Laura Hunnicutt, User Experience Lead, EY

    Episode 53 - Laura Hunnicutt, User Experience Lead, EY

    My guest for Episode 53 of the ATL Career Journey podcast is Laura Hunnicutt, who is a User Experience Lead at EY. I met Laura at Manheim but we also spent time at Delta Air Lines. We talked about how her college experience as well as trip through Europe changed her perspective on life. We also talked about what user experience actually is and how she got her start. Along with being a great human being, Laura is great at what she does and I was happy to have her share ...

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Awesome Podcast

It is a great podcast for those of all ages looking to learn more about other’s careers and how they got to where they are!!

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