71 episodes

A third of our lives is spent working. Our careers, a source of identity and fulfillment, can often turn on us and become consuming. We obsess about how to create impact and feel valued. How can I get back to skipping to work on Mondays?We struggle to feel purposeful and at the same time feel clueless about how to go from where are now to where we want to go. If you crave career simplicity and action you’re in the right place. Career Blast, In a Half is your 30 minutes of weekly simple, powerful and actionable career fuel to keep your success track no matter where you are in your career or what’s to come next.

Career Blast in a Half Loren Greiff

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 123 Ratings

A third of our lives is spent working. Our careers, a source of identity and fulfillment, can often turn on us and become consuming. We obsess about how to create impact and feel valued. How can I get back to skipping to work on Mondays?We struggle to feel purposeful and at the same time feel clueless about how to go from where are now to where we want to go. If you crave career simplicity and action you’re in the right place. Career Blast, In a Half is your 30 minutes of weekly simple, powerful and actionable career fuel to keep your success track no matter where you are in your career or what’s to come next.

    Create Don’t Wait I Loren Greiff I Founder PortfolioRocket

    Create Don’t Wait I Loren Greiff I Founder PortfolioRocket

    Create Don’t Wait
    That’s the most notable difference with today’s executives in transition. 
     
    And to cut your time on the market. 
    While driving alignment 
    And earning more (for our clients, on average +40-70% more) 
     
    What do I mean when I say create,  don’t wait? 
     
    It’s all in this concise less than 15 minute (solo) episode
     
    Find out:
     
    How to avoid the black holes of the ATS
    What the key elements are to strategically network and drive referrals vs. network to drink coffee. 
    How to differentiate yourself vs. commoditizing your candidacy
    How to amplify your search success without going it alone. 
     
    Did you like this episode? 
    We want to hear it all – email us at info@portfoliorocket.com

    I’m Loren Greiff, Executive Career Strategist
    Empowering executives with today's non conventional strategies 
    to earn their seat at the table or make a new one. 

    Connect with me: 
    Book a Discovery Call 
    Get Your Free eBook: How To Access The Hidden Job Market
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorengreiff/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portfoliorocket/
    Email: Loren@portfoliorocket.com

    • 16 min
    Building Resilience I Kofi Douhadji

    Building Resilience I Kofi Douhadji

    They say, what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. 
    Few understand this the way our guest Kofi Douhadji does. 
     
    In his words: 
    “Resilience is just something you build up”
     
    This applies to all of us –  in and outside of our careers –  especially in a job search. 
     
    In this episode Kofi shares his secrets to building resilience. 
     
    Find out how: 
     
    Curiosity and gratitude help overcome adversity. 
    See beyond the obvious
    Embracing fear and growth are necessary for success. 
    See beyond your conditions to strengthen your resilience and inner strength. 
    How to apply resilience as a  tool in both your personal and professional life.
     
    His path is remarkable
    Born in Togo, West Africa to becoming a US citizen, to two (nearly three time) book author, airforce pilot, father and Founder of Flying Wings,  a hybrid-publishing house. 
     
    This episode celebrates your past unique path and inspires your lesser known path to come. 
     
    Connect with Kofi Douhadji 
     
    Connect with Loren:
    Book a Discovery Call 
    Get Your Free eBook: How To Access The Hidden Job Market
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorengreiff/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portfoliorocket/
    Email: Loren@portfoliorocket.com

    • 43 min
    What's The Difference Between Culture Fit & Culture Climate? I Dr. Colleen Saringer

    What's The Difference Between Culture Fit & Culture Climate? I Dr. Colleen Saringer

    We forget or may not realize how strongly our workplace is a “determinant of our health”. 
     
    Regardless of the said culture or assumed fit 
    Workplaces are still a source of harassment, bullying, and depression. 
     
    So what does the buzzword of “culture fit” really mean? 
     
    Our guest this week, Dr. Colleen Saringer is an organizational health professional (not to be confused with HR) 
     
    For 25+ years she been advocating change through the lens of bettering the 
    organization from a health standpoint 
     
      In this episode find out: 
     
    Why and what you need to know about culture fit and culture climate to protect your mental health.
     
    What are some common examples and disconnects between them? 
     
    How can you get to the truth behind a company’s culture climate? 
     
    What is Dr. Saringer’s workplace advocacy ACTION framework you as an employee have a responsibility to? 

    Connect with Dr. Colleen Saringer
     
    Connect with Loren:
    Book a Discovery Call 
    Get Your Free eBook: How To Access The Hidden Job Market
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorengreiff/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portfoliorocket/
    Email: Loren@portfoliorocket.com

    • 30 min
    Get Real-time White Collar Workforce Data I Jason Saltzman

    Get Real-time White Collar Workforce Data I Jason Saltzman

    "We see on average 300,000 job changes every week."
     
    Who can keep up with that? 
    No one. 
     
    Thankfully,  Live Data Technologies tracks job change data for over 90 million white-collar workers, giving real-time insights into hiring patterns and turnover rates. 
     
    This means job seekers can pinpoint who's hiring and stay ahead of industry trends.
     
    You’ll find out what's shaking up with the evolving roles of go-to-market teams, pandemic-driven shifts in workforce models, and the AI/ML talent frenzy.
     
    By tapping into this goldmine of data, you’re able to make savvy decisions and confidently navigate the ever-changing job landscape.
     
    Our guest this week, Jason Saltzman is the Director of Growth at Live Data Technologies. 
     
    His work life entails working with top reporters, and researchers and clients to explore the latest workforce dynamics. 
     
    LDT collects data and insights featured in top publications including The WSJ, Bloomberg, The Economist, Forbes, and more.
     
    Make sure you follow him for his weekly 
    "Movers, Shakers, and Moneymakers... detailing the most interesting job changes seen in the last week."

    Connect with Jason Saltzman
    Check out Live Data Technologies here
     
    Connect with Loren:
    Book a Discovery Call 
    Get Your Free eBook: How To Access The Hidden Job Market
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorengreiff/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portfoliorocket/
    Email: Loren@portfoliorocket.com

    • 34 min
    Burnout Myth-Busters I Cara Houser

    Burnout Myth-Busters I Cara Houser

    Burn Out Myth Busters I With The Burn Out Lady, Cara Houser
     
    We live in a world riddled with the culture of overwork. 
    Overbooking
    Drained 
    And overwhelmed
     
    No wonder in 2023, Zippo reports that 89% of American reported burnout in the past year.
     
    Meet, Cara Houser,  The Burn Out Lady. 
    She earned her title, the hard way
     
    Signed herself up to be all things to everyone.    
     
    Super achiever 
    Overextended working parent.
    Caregiver
    Volunteer
    Dried up raisin 
    And ready to give up. 
     
    Her hard-won wisdom now serves others in helping them rebuild healthy habits, and sustainable resilience. 
     
    In this episode Cara divulges
    How to spot the tiny little betrayals to watch out for? 
    How to handle your to-do list 
    What to do when you’re always-on
     
    Her book Burned Out To Lit Up, focuses on ditching the grind to reclaim your life – 
     
    "Houser's frank approach will strike a chord with readers, and the direct, no-nonsense prose is both refreshing and effective. The guide is compact but bursting with sensible pointers and insight."  - Booklife by Publishers Weekly
     
    Connect with Cara
    Get her book here 
     
    Connect with Loren:
    Book a Discovery Call 
    Get Your Free eBook: How To Access The Hidden Job Market
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorengreiff/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portfoliorocket/
    Email: Loren@portfoliorocket.com

    • 36 min
    Fired? Afraid You Might Be? Know Your Rights I Employment Lawyer Tom Spiggle

    Fired? Afraid You Might Be? Know Your Rights I Employment Lawyer Tom Spiggle

    Fired? Afraid You Might Be? Know Your Rights  I Tom Spiggle 
     
    I’ve been there. 
     
    Unsavory slants about my age.
    A performance improvement plan
    And a few other discriminatory digs. 
     
    If only I knew then, what I know now thanks to Tom Spiggle. 
     
    Tom Spiggle, is an employment attorney who’s been fighting for employees and their rights for over 20 years. 
     
    His focus: helping those who’ve been subjected to wrongful employment practices including firings, discrimination, pregnancy, and family responsibilities. 
     
    His book Fired? Afraid You Might Be? Use legal leverage to fight back against your employer and win on your terms, provides plainspeak understanding of the legal tools that you can use to get control of your career.
     
    In this episode Tom gives away the step by steps: 
    What are the tell tale signs that a firing or performance plan is coming? 
    What should you do to educate and protect yourself 
    What are the signs to watch for? 
    How to evaluate your options to decide if pursuing legal action is worth it
    When filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is advised to potentially resolve the issue.

    Connect with Tom
    Get his book FIRED here

    Connect with Loren:
    Book a Discovery Call 
    Get Your Free eBook: How To Access The Hidden Job Market
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorengreiff/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portfoliorocket/
    Email: Loren@portfoliorocket.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Colleen Sar-Sat ,

A True Fan

I’m a big fan of Loren Greiff and her Podcast! She understands the impact work has on a person therefore discusses topics that can truly impact an employee’s life and health (because they are one in the same). Regardless of the topic, Loren will ensure there are tips within that are actionable for the listener. I highly recommend!

Teebeem ,

This is a Must-Listen Podcast for Anyone in Job Search!

Loren brings you the job search experts who will make you much smarter about finding your next job. This podcast provides the insider advice that will help job seekers avoid the frustrating mistakes that far too many make.

Kaiya’s VOICE ,

What a blast!!!!

Loren pulls the best out of her guests and brings all the juice to her listeners! Such powerful messages and so implementable!!
A must follow!!!!!

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