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Welcome to Career Connections where Barbara shows you how to stay, flow or go in your career. Barbara Mason is the HR Insider sharing with you her expertise and secrets from her 20 years of HR and leadership experience.

She is the owner of Career Pathways Consulting and is committed to helping professionals have the career and life they want and deserve.

For more information, you can email us at barbara@careerpathwaysconsulting.com and follow us on social media. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/barbara-mason/support

Career Connections with the HR Insider Barbara Mason

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Welcome to Career Connections where Barbara shows you how to stay, flow or go in your career. Barbara Mason is the HR Insider sharing with you her expertise and secrets from her 20 years of HR and leadership experience.

She is the owner of Career Pathways Consulting and is committed to helping professionals have the career and life they want and deserve.

For more information, you can email us at barbara@careerpathwaysconsulting.com and follow us on social media. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/barbara-mason/support

    Untraditional Ways to Think About Careers in Project Management

    Untraditional Ways to Think About Careers in Project Management

    Project managers are always in demand. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) expects 22 million new project management job openings through 2027. For a long time, project managers were mostly seen in IT and construction but now there are so many industries you can use project management skills. This episode is going to shift your thinking on where and how you can think about project management outside of those industries and so much more!

    In this episode, I sit down with Crystal Richards who is the Principal and Owner of MindsparQ™, a talent development consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations better the skills sets of their teams in the areas of project management, communications, and leadership. Crystal Richards has over 20 years of experience as a project manager and a trainer. Crystal is a certified project management professional, an agile certified practitioner, and is certified in emotional intelligence (EQ).

    Crystal’s focus is to train people to be better project managers so they can consistently deliver projects with clarity, confidence and courage.

    Crystal also maintains an online community on project management and leadership better practices.

    To learn more about the community, go to themindsparq.mn.co. And connect with Crystal on the following platforms:

    www.theMindsparQ.com

    crystal@theMindsparQ.com

    LI: in/theMindsparQ

    IG: @theMindsparQ

    Twitter: @theMindsparQ

    Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/theMindsparQ


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    • 43 min
    Being a Black Female Leader in Corporate America

    Being a Black Female Leader in Corporate America

    I spent 20 years in corporate America as a Black female and 15 of those years was in leadership. In this episode, I talk about what that experience was like, how I felt and how I survived. It is a conversation that is not had often especially without censure. Now that I no longer work in corporate America, I can speak freely about the challenging moments and be transparent about my journey. 


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    • 29 min
    Help! I'm A Working Mom-Can I have a great career and be a great mom?

    Help! I'm A Working Mom-Can I have a great career and be a great mom?

    Being a working mom is one of the hardest jobs and now that there is a pandemic, it is even more difficult. But it is possible to have a great career and still be a great mother. It takes some realistic expectations, boundaries and much more.  In this episode, I sit down with 3 other working moms and we discuss the challenges and the rewards of being a working mother.

    If you are looking for laughs, encouragement and solutions...this is the episode for you.



    If you need help balancing your career, please reach out to me at barbara@careerpathwaysconsulting.com to set up a chat.


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    • 54 min
    The 5 Things I Learned when I left Corporate America

    The 5 Things I Learned when I left Corporate America

    I left my comfortable senior level 9-5 job in June 2019 and now 18 months later, it is real clear the 5 definitive things I have learned by making that transition. This is an episode for career professionals working in corporate America and for entrepreneurs. Some things we do not learn until we make huge leaps of faith. Take a listen to this episode and glean the "gems"  of what I learned and how to apply them to your current career and life.

    If you need help making a career transition, reach out to me and be a part of my career change program, TRANSITIONS.


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    Episode 18- Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

    Episode 18- Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

    Diversity and inclusion has evolved in the workplace and it is becoming more and more relevant and a part of our everyday world. Sometimes, it can be hard to navigate as a human, but especially in the workplace. In this open discussion with Nicole Mitchell, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, we talk about how this evolution has happened, why companies should pay attention to it, and how employees can help and navigate it.

    This is a must-listen for all leaders and all employees. 


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    • 42 min
    Episode 17- Why You Shouldn't Settle in Your Career

    Episode 17- Why You Shouldn't Settle in Your Career

    In this episode, I share 3 reasons why you should stop settling in your career. Statistics show that over 50% of people go to jobs everyday they do not like. They remain in unfulfilling roles for many reasons, but in this episode I hope you get a clear view on why that is not the best option.


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    • 16 min

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