Welcome to Career Can Do, a new podcast from award-winning author, professional career coach and training consultant Mary Ann Faremouth. Mary Ann will be talking to experts, employers and job seekers about what the new world of work looks like and how you can thrive in ever-changing circumstances. Tune in every other week for straight talk about remote work, office politics, first impressions, the changing jobscape and more.
Marketing as an Author with Alan Burgeois
In this episode of Career Can Do, Mary Ann Faremouth chats with Alan Bourgeois, founder and CEO of Authors Marketing International LLC. Alan is also founder and Director of DEAR Texas, Inc. and Texas Authors Institute of History Museum. He is an award-winning indie author and speaker.
Authors Marketing International is dedicated to helping authors - whether they are beginners or veterans - market and sell their books. In addition to this service, Alan also runs an online bookstore for readers and indie authors, which Mary Ann is a member of. Many authors run to Amazon to sell their books, but they have to set their prices so low that they don’t make their fair share. This is why Alan created B4R.store: so indie authors could get more than the bare minimum.
It’s not the journey or the destination, but the people you meet along the way, Mary Ann comments. She talks about being granted the opportunity to network with other authors, marketers, screenwriters, and even people in Hollywood, through Alan’s organization.
Alan Bourgeois on LinkedIn | Twitter
Internships and How They Help You with Natalia Johnson
In this episode of Career Can Do, Mary Ann Faremouth chats with Natalia Johnson, HR Compliance Specialist and HR Assistant at G&A Partners. Natalia is a former employee of Faremouth & Company, where she was Administrative Assistant.
Natalia strongly encourages high-schoolers and college students to get involved in as many extracurriculars, clubs, and organizations as they can. Her experience as part of the organization for her major not only helped her in her job, but also provided a support system and networking skills, which are both incredibly useful. She talks about how she changed her career course and advises listeners on how to do the same.
Sometimes people are so afraid of looking like they don’t know something that they just go ahead and do things without asking questions, and the repercussions of their mistakes are often worse than the temporary shame they might have felt if they had just asked for help, Mary Ann comments. She asks Natalia about the growth of her company, and if it can be attributed to people seeing the benefits of using an outsourcing firm.
Natalia Johnson on LinkedIn
Women Helping Women with Elle Ballard
In this episode of Career Can Do, Mary Ann Faremouth chats with Elle Ballard, founder of Women of the World Network. She is also a leadership trainer and speaker at John Maxwell Team. Elle has been featured on notable media outlets such as ABC, NBC, Ask, and CBS News.
Women of the World Network is a community that welcomes women from all over the world to become their best selves. Their goal is to help multicultural, multinational, and immigrant women strengthen their unique identities and voices, network, grow together, and offer support, resources, mentorship, and education. Elle talks about their most recent program called Empower: a custom 24-week program of holistic coaching that includes leadership, health, business and individuality.
According to Elle, Women of the World Network holds a recipe for success: it includes personal and professional growth, learning how to work with others, and expanding who you are and what you want to be. She discusses how the community helps each member, and how everyone benefits when one woman shares her story.
Elle Ballard on LinkedIn
Sharing Your Story with Deepak Sharma
In this episode of Career Can Do, Mary Ann Faremouth chats with Deepak Sharma, a professional life coach, and certified world class speaking coach. He is also the author of the Amazon bestseller, Move Mountains: One Story at a Time.
Deepak talks about how he overcame his aversion to storytelling and transformed it into something he now teaches to others. Everyone has a story, he says. It doesn’t have to be sensational, all it has to be is sincere. He now helps entrepreneurs use storytelling to empower their vendors, teams, and individuals in their organizations.
Deepak shares advice he was given when he was struggling with effective communication. Not long ago, mastering English was a challenge for him, and he even struggled with communicating in his native language, Hindi. He grew frustrated, but his mentor shared a gem of wisdom that motivated him to persevere. “Every master was a disaster before he became a master,” he was told. This encouraged him to not dwell on his failures but instead learn from them.
Deepak Sharma | YouTube | Email
Your Story Your Glory Podcast
Finding Your Spark with DeDe DeMayo
In this episode of Career Can Do, Mary Ann Faremouth chats with DeDe DeMayo, CEO and Executive Producer of Beyond the Edge Productions. DeDe is also a volunteer at Special Angels of the Woodlands.
Mindfulness, yoga, tai chi, meditation, and similar practices have recently become front and center due to all the fear and uncertainty percolating the globe, Mary Ann comments. These practices help relieve stress, which has been steadily increasing. Many people have woken up to the fact that they need to do some internal inventory, DeDe adds.
DeDe talks about her relationship with her co-host. Though they have amazing chemistry, they don’t always agree on everything. However, as they are both focused on their shared goal of helping others, the things they disagree on are inconsequential in comparison. “We don’t annihilate each other over [our disagreements] because we respect the fact that we’re at different places and we’ve experienced different things,” she says.
DeDe DeMayo | LinkedIn
Beyond the Edge
The Right Way to Breathe and Exercise with Mel Arenas and Harry Stafford
In this episode of Career Can Do, Mary Ann Faremouth chats with Mel Arenas and Harry Stafford, co-founders of BreatheFit Training. Mel is a respiratory therapist and senior healthcare consultant, and Harry is an ACE-certified personal trainer.
Exercise is medicine, according to Harry. Nobody wants to be slaves to OTC drugs for the rest of their lives. It’s amazing what 50 to 75 minutes of moderately vigorous activity per week can do for the human body. Even just 15 minutes [a day] can do so much good on so many different levels.
Mary Ann praises Mel for the way she was treated at BreatheFit. At BreatheFit, one-on-one consultation with each client is a priority to find out what kind of person they are and what their goals are. Doing this helps them determine the right exercise plan for each client, and what would work best.
Mel Arenas | LinkedIn
Harry Chau Stafford | LinkedIn
Clear, helpful career advice!
Thank you for being a connection point in this changing career world! It’s helpful to know what the landscape ahead could look like and you help your listeners navigate the unknown! Well done!