30 episodes

Coffee with Colby is a podcast about putting your best foot forward on your professional path, whatever that may be.Colby Reade has navigated the soaring highs and gut-punching lows that come with building two successful careers by your mid-30's. He's been promoted, recruited and earned several prestigious awards. He's also been chewed out, cursed at, fired and even had to dodge office supplies thrown by an enraged boss. Because of his experience, he's been tapped by hundreds of individuals and professional organizations for career advice and tips. On this podcast, Colby pulls from his own personal experience as well as thorough research from countless experts in the field of professional development to help listeners feel more prepared for whatever challenges the workplace may throw at them.From manager and team member dynamics to moving up the corporate ladder to starting your own business to figuring out how to balance personal challenges like your health and family relationships that will impact your days on the job, Colby tackles the stuff you don't learn in school but everyone should know how to handle.Episodes are bite-sized, running about 10-20 minutes each .... perfect to catch up on a commute or listen to in the moment over a cup of coffee should your boss go haywire on an average Tuesday. Note: This podcast is the sole expression and opinion of Colby Reade and is not representative of any clients or organizations he works with currently, as well as any organizations he has worked with in the past or may work with in the future.

Coffee with Colby Colby Reade

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Coffee with Colby is a podcast about putting your best foot forward on your professional path, whatever that may be.Colby Reade has navigated the soaring highs and gut-punching lows that come with building two successful careers by your mid-30's. He's been promoted, recruited and earned several prestigious awards. He's also been chewed out, cursed at, fired and even had to dodge office supplies thrown by an enraged boss. Because of his experience, he's been tapped by hundreds of individuals and professional organizations for career advice and tips. On this podcast, Colby pulls from his own personal experience as well as thorough research from countless experts in the field of professional development to help listeners feel more prepared for whatever challenges the workplace may throw at them.From manager and team member dynamics to moving up the corporate ladder to starting your own business to figuring out how to balance personal challenges like your health and family relationships that will impact your days on the job, Colby tackles the stuff you don't learn in school but everyone should know how to handle.Episodes are bite-sized, running about 10-20 minutes each .... perfect to catch up on a commute or listen to in the moment over a cup of coffee should your boss go haywire on an average Tuesday. Note: This podcast is the sole expression and opinion of Colby Reade and is not representative of any clients or organizations he works with currently, as well as any organizations he has worked with in the past or may work with in the future.

    Coffee with Colby Ep 30 Pt 1 - LIVE SHOW - The Importance of Asking Questions

    Coffee with Colby Ep 30 Pt 1 - LIVE SHOW - The Importance of Asking Questions

    Live from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications, Colby talks about the importance of asking questions early on in your role ... how asking the right questions can actually make you sound smart and why questions are critical to setting you up for long term success. 

    • 14 min
    Coffee wth Colby Ep 32 - How to deal with an abusive boss

    Coffee wth Colby Ep 32 - How to deal with an abusive boss

    Accusations leveled against Senator Amy Klobuchar recently have brought the issue of abusive bosses to the front of our conversation (see link below for detail). While not commenting on the Senator Klobuchar situation specifically, Colby shares his own examples of working with abusive bosses and the five steps every employee needs to take to address this kind of situation, whether their boss is throwing office supplies, cursing at staff or belittling team members in a staff meeting.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/us/politics/amy-klobuchar-staff.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage 

    • 23 min
    Coffee with Colby Ep 31 - The ONE strategy to best prepare you for job interviews

    Coffee with Colby Ep 31 - The ONE strategy to best prepare you for job interviews

    Preparing for a job interview can be an agonizing process as you likely will receive several opinions on how to present yourself ... from your attire to your resume to your cover letter.  In today's episode, Colby shares the one strategy that has helped him weed through the multitude of opinions and best prepare himself for numerous interviews and how you can apply it to your own job search no matter your level in the industry.

    • 10 min
    Coffee wit Colby Ep 29: Being open on your career path

    Coffee wit Colby Ep 29: Being open on your career path

    Launching into a career can feel intimidating and scary. Whether you are just graduating from school or moving from one field into a new industry, you may feel like you have to pick the RIGHT gig with the RIGHT organization which just adds an entire layer of nerves and stress to an already challenging situation.

    In today's episode, Colby shares why it is important to be open at every phase of your career path and why it is not important to land the RIGHT job right out of the gate. 

    • 13 min
    Coffee with Colby Ep. 28 - Networking 101

    Coffee with Colby Ep. 28 - Networking 101

    Everyone knows they NEED to network, but not everyone knows HOW to network in a way that's going to move the needle on a job search or a career change. How do you build meaningful relationships with the people who can actually have a say in hiring decisions? Colby shares why he hates traditional "networking" and what steps any job seeker can take today to start building a robust network of professional colleagues.

    • 19 min
    Coffee wit Colby Ep 27: Preparing for your annual review

    Coffee wit Colby Ep 27: Preparing for your annual review

    Annual reviews can be a nerve wracking experience, especially if you are relatively new in your career or hoping for a raise/promotion. A few steps ahead of time can set you up for success and put you on the path to career growth.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Stories About the Work Skills Everybody Needs

Host Colby Reade packs lots of practical advice and entertaining stories into these short weekly episodes about the skills everybody needs to thrive in the workplace. Colby draws on his own experiences as a radio broadcaster and a public relations manager to make his points, but his insights apply to any professional.

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Real life

As a Manager myself, I agree 100% with what I hear on this podcast. His views are insightful and real. Even if you don’t carry a briefcase to work, these stories and tips hold a lot of helpful information.

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Insightful and accessible

Colby is a masterful storyteller. The episodes are incredibly insightful and accessible to professionals in all industries and at all levels, not just PR. I thoroughly enjoyed binge listening and anxiously await the new episodes!

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