53 episodes

Are you stuck in a career you don't like, or confused about how to even get one started? Welcome to the Career Lab, a podcast featuring the real life clients of America's Career Counselor, Julie LaCroix and her co-host Joel Siegel PhD.

Julie is an expert career counselor dedicated to launching the lives of young professionals by bringing their skills into alignment with today's job market. Don't settle for underemployment, dissatisfaction, or lack of direction. Join in the fun and real life lessons here at the Career Lab, and launch a career you'll love!

Career Lab Podcast Julie LaCroix, career counselor and podcaster

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Are you stuck in a career you don't like, or confused about how to even get one started? Welcome to the Career Lab, a podcast featuring the real life clients of America's Career Counselor, Julie LaCroix and her co-host Joel Siegel PhD.

Julie is an expert career counselor dedicated to launching the lives of young professionals by bringing their skills into alignment with today's job market. Don't settle for underemployment, dissatisfaction, or lack of direction. Join in the fun and real life lessons here at the Career Lab, and launch a career you'll love!

    Meet our new sponsor, Ducere International University, and Hollis finds her path

    Meet our new sponsor, Ducere International University, and Hollis finds her path

    Caroline Raffi is going to provide us with information about Ducere University, which is at the forefront of a new online style of education. This type of education is more practical and applicable to your present career and is a fraction of the cost of a typical MBA program. Join Julie and Joel to learn more about Ducere University, what it has to offer, and whether it might be a good fit for you.


    Julie and Joel have a conversation with Hollis, a child actor who is transitioning to become an Occupational Therapist with Julie's guidance. Listen to her career journey and learn how it can benefit you!

    • 41 min
    Online Business School for All

    Online Business School for All

    Matt Jacobson is here to tell us about Ducere University, who is leading the way in a new online style of education that is more practical, applicable to your current career, and a fraction of the price of a typical MBA. Join Julie and Joel as they uncover what Ducere University is about and how it could be a good fit for you.

    • 44 min
    The Crossroads of Innovation with Scott Hamilton

    The Crossroads of Innovation with Scott Hamilton

    Join Julie and Joel as they visit with a special guest Scott Hamilton of Executive Next Practices. Located in the UC Irvine Beall Center for Innovation, Scott’s ENP group meets at the forefront of discovery, innovation and commercialization. Listen in on how Scott Hamilton leads his organization to collaborate on the nation’s most innovative discoveries. There’s a group like this in your part of the country too, so use this model to get out there and find the forefront of discovery in YOUR neighborhood!

    • 30 min
    Helping Formerly Incarcerated Get Back to Work

    Helping Formerly Incarcerated Get Back to Work

    Returning guest Megan Medlin shares her immense insight into the world of formerly incarcerated individuals and the struggles they face upon reentry into the workforce. The taboo of hiring reformed criminals is fading fast, and Megan makes the case why this population is a largely untapped resource for industries across the board. Join Julie and Joel as they dive in to exploring the world of helping an at-risk demographic find a career.

    • 41 min
    Special Guest: Gregg Ward on Respect and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

    Special Guest: Gregg Ward on Respect and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

    Author Gregg Ward joins us this week to discuss strategies to help handle conflict in the workplace. Toxic professional environments are a leading cause of dissatisfaction among workers today, so learn how you can help mitigate conflicts and encourage mutual respect in your workplace, whether or not you are in a leadership position. Listen in as Julie and Joel boil down Gregg’s wisdom into easy applied strategies for you to use in your day to day.

    • 49 min
    Did She Stay or Go?: Judy - A Success Story

    Did She Stay or Go?: Judy - A Success Story

    Judy joined us on our episode published June 11th, 2021, "Should I Stay or Should I Go", with a dilemma caused when she was offered a job at a competing company. Join Julie and Joel to as they find out what happened, what she learned, and if it was the right decision. 
    Julie LaCroix: julie@julielacroix.com
    Joel Siegel: info@joelsiegelphd.com

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Eli Sandavl ,

Most informative and supportive podcast

So glad to have found this podcast - Julie and Joel really hit home on how to properly align my skills to move forward with my career. Excellent podcast!

Brandyglows ,

Helpful!

If you’re in a career transition, I definitely recommend this podcast!

Gavins Mommy ,

40 somethings

Can you do a podcast about what the job market is looking or secretly looking for as well?
I just want to be able to stay in a job now. I’m 42 and I can’t be job hoping anymore. I just want to be taken seriously, and especially not being stuck in a high school environment.

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