49 episodes

In today’s competitive workplace most everyone can benefit from smart career strategies. In this podcast, I’ll help you get more out of your career and help you achieve dramatic breakthroughs at work. I’ll share strategies to help you find the right job fit, stand out, get hired, promoted and much much more.

If you have a growth mindset, “Breakthroughs” will help your career soar.

Breakthroughs: Smart Strategies for Career/Business Growth Beth Kuhel

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

In today’s competitive workplace most everyone can benefit from smart career strategies. In this podcast, I’ll help you get more out of your career and help you achieve dramatic breakthroughs at work. I’ll share strategies to help you find the right job fit, stand out, get hired, promoted and much much more.

If you have a growth mindset, “Breakthroughs” will help your career soar.

    Michael Swiatek: Blind airline executive offers insights to improve the airline experience

    Michael Swiatek: Blind airline executive offers insights to improve the airline experience

    Michael Swiatek is on a mission to uplift the lives of the worlds largest minority, people with disabilities, especially those who are legally blind, or have low vision, by enhancing their travel experiences. He’s not only a senior executive with real world success in the airline industry, but is also legally blind himself. His unique life experiences have shaped his outlook and career journey. With a distinguished aviation career, Michael Swiatek has excelled in senior executive roles at prominent global airlines. Currently serving as the Chief Strategy Officer at Abra group, the parent company of Avianca and GOL airlines, he shapes the strategic direction of these airlines, driving profitability and competitiveness in the Americas market. Prior to his current role at Abra group, Swiatek held the position of Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Avianca, transforming the airlines positioning through alliance formation, network expansion, and corporate planning. He also championed inclusivity as Co-Chair of culture transformation, accessibility, adversity, equity and inclusion, solidifying Avianca‘s reputation as a socially responsible airline. Previously, Michael has held senior roles at several global airlines, including Chief Planning Officer at Indigo airlines, the largest airline in India, Qatar airways as Chief Planning Officer and Air New Zealand, where he served as Director of Strategic Planning. Throughout his career, Michael Swiatek’s strategic acumen and leadership have left an indelible mark on the aviation industry, propelling organizations to new heights. This podcast episode is appropriate for anyone looking for inspiration to overcome obstacles toward success.

    • 19 min
    Phil Simon “The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace”

    Phil Simon “The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace”

    Phil Simon is one of the world's leading independent experts on workplace collaboration and technology. He is a frequent keynote speaker and the award-winning author of 14 books, most recently The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace. Phil helps organizations communicate, collaborate, and use technology better. Harvard Business Review, the MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, NBC, CNBC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and The New York Times have featured his contributions. He also hosts the podcast Conversations About Collaboration.
    This episode spotlights one of them easiest to understand books on tech: Phil Simon breaks down the main forces impacting businesses that today’s leaders will be remiss if they ignore. You could buy Phil’s book. Most anywhere books are sold. Here’s a link to Amazon. The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace (The Future of Work) https://a.co/d/apP4olk

    • 25 min
    #46: CEO Todd Sears Explains How Inclusion Drives Billions of Dollars in Added Revenue

    #46: CEO Todd Sears Explains How Inclusion Drives Billions of Dollars in Added Revenue

    Description of podcast interview with Todd Sears, CEO of Out Leadership

    Todd Sears is the founder and principal of Out Leadership, the global LGBT+ business network CEOs trust. His focus is on how businesses can make it easier for LGBT+ people to participate fully in the economy, and how discrimination is a drag on business performance. Globally, more than 50% of LGBT+ people are still in the closet at work, which harms innovation, competitiveness, and productivity. Out Leadership is based on a simple premise: LGBT+ inclusion is a business driver. They help the world’s most influential international companies cultivate Out Leaders (including LGBT+ people and allies) to realize the bottom-line benefits of LGBT+ inclusion, globally. “Together, we’re creating a more equal world”. This podcast is for anyone seeking to learn more about how businesses benefit from adopting policies around inclusivity specifically as these policies relate to the LGBTQ+ community.

    • 18 min
    Episode #45: Clint Pulver Shares How Great Leaders Create Organizations People Never Want to Leave

    Episode #45: Clint Pulver Shares How Great Leaders Create Organizations People Never Want to Leave

    In this episode I interview Emmy award winning speaker, Clint Pulver-(AKA the undercover millennial) – shares insights he gleaned from thousands of undercover interviews with employees across the country, revealing the best method for identifying talent, building a sense of ownership, and developing a successful workplace culture that employees will love. You’ll also learn the number one driver of employee turnover… It has everything to do with you!, What you can do to stop an exodus, and how to build a team that really works. Soon, you’ll be recognizing possibilities or others see problems, and capture in the power of small moments to create a meaningful legacy. Your company can be a place where people don’t just survive, but thrive.
    Clint Pulver understands the modern workforce and he knows what makes people tick and what they want from work.

    This episode will help you learn strategies to better engage, inspire, and retain your top talent. If you want to build a loyal, passionate workforce you’ll love this episode and Clint’s book “I love it here!” Clint shares how a single moment in time can change a person’s life. Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re a seasoned leader and manager, you’ll truly connect and relate to his stories, research, lessons and experiences that he generously shares in this interview. If you enjoyed this episode please help me keep these shows free of advertisements by following, subscribing and rate and review the show. To learn more about Clint’s research and leadership strategize, see the link below to buy Clint’s book.

    https://www.amazon.com/Love-Here-Leaders-Create-Organizations/dp/1989603378/ref=nodl_

    • 20 min
    Episode #44: Wisdom from Creator of World’s Largest Online Blinds Retailer: Jay Steinfeld

    Episode #44: Wisdom from Creator of World’s Largest Online Blinds Retailer: Jay Steinfeld

    In this episode I interview a remarkable entrepreneur, Jay Steinfeld, who launched a business from his garage and turned it into the largest online business in his industry. Jay’s story is for anyone who’s interested in learning what it takes to build a successful business and find meaning, joy and purpose from your work regardless of your product or service. JAY STEINFELD founded and was the CEO of Global Custom Commerce, which operates the world’s number one online window covering retailer Blinds.com. Boot-strapped in 1996 for just $3,000 from his Bellaire, Texas, garage, Global Custom Commerce was acquired by The Home Depot in 2014.
    Jay remained as its CEO and later joined The Home Depot Online Leadership Team. After stepping away from these roles in early 2020, he has increased his involvement on numerous private company boards and serves as a director of the public company Masonite (NYSE: DOOR). He also teaches entrepreneurship at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and supports numerous charities.
    Jay is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Houston Technology Center. Active as an industry speaker on topics including corporate culture, core values, how to scale a start-up, and disruption, he has more than 100 published articles.
    His book, “Lead from the Core: The Four Principles for Profit and Prosperity” will be published November 30, 2021. It is available now for pre-order on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lead-Core-Principles-Profit-Prosperity/dp/195329572X/ref=nodl_

    • 24 min
    Episode 43: Interview with Genevieve Bell: A New Branch of Technology Teaches Safe & Sustainable AI

    Episode 43: Interview with Genevieve Bell: A New Branch of Technology Teaches Safe & Sustainable AI

    In this episode I interview Genevieve Bell, PhD. It’s ideal for anyone who’s interested in how to make AI responsible, sustainable and safe. Also, it’s thought provoking for those interested in learning about the intersection between cultural practice and technology. To learn more about Genevieve’s work you can watch her TED and read the articles below.

    https://3ainstitute.org/genevieve-bell

    * TED talk (I know you are across this one)
    * Griffith Review article written by Genevieve
    * https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/boyerlectures/2017-boyer-lectures/8869370 (transcripts are available and explain why she decided to come back to Australia)
    * Her interview with ABC’s Richard Fidler (a popular radio program on Australia’s national broadcasting network): https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-genevieve-bell/9173822
    * Why we need a cybernetic future
    * The ANU’s Genevieve Bell decided not to sit on the sidelines
    * Another useful link re 3Ai: https://3ainstitute.org/portfolio/how-do-you-teach-new-branch-engineering-existence-prototype-test-iterate
    * Also her Wikipedia page is accurate, so a good source of info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genevieve_Bell
    * Plus this NYTimes article from a while ago gives you an idea of the work she did at Intel: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/technology/intels-sharp-eyed-social-scientist.html

    • 29 min

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Beth Kuhel’s podcasts

Beth’s podcasts are incredibly informative. I so enjoy the unique individuals she interviews. I have learned tools for my life and my business. Keep those podcasts coming Beth!

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So informative!

Beth Kuhel is such a pleasure to listen to and I love her astute skills at interviewing. She has certainly honed her listening skills and I find her engagement with her guests always intriguing and informative.
She so brilliantly gives space for her guests to share and I so appreciate how she highlights their strengths and uniqueness throughout.
Bravo Beth! I look forward to more!

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Learning to make an impact in whatever job you may have is the way to make a difference. Beth Kuhel is one of the most articulate people I know. She has been in this business of leader ship coaching for a long time. I love how she gives great nuggets of information in each episode that you are able to wrap your head around in a short periods of time. We all have 15 minutes for ourselves and for our community.

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