134 episodes

Welcome to the Executive Career Upgrades Podcast with your hosts, Tim and Kristina Madden. Here we share tactics and strategies each week to help business professionals targeting multiple 6 Figures navigate this current job market so that they can land the job they deserve! Whether you need help with your branding, getting on more interviews, converting interviews to offers, maximizing your compensation, or mindset clarity, this podcast is for you! Tim Madden is the Founder of Executive Career Upgrades and is a Veteran Headhunter who has led teams that have sold and fulfilled on over 50 million dollars in Staffing and Recruitment services since 2013 and has helped place over 6,000 business professionals. Prior to that, he was one of the top recruiters for the military and went on to become an Army Field Artillery Officer. He has seen tens of thousands of resumes (probably more) and interacted with CEOs and Senior Executives at some of the top companies in the world. And, he is a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, Forbes, & Newsweek and sits on the council of various organizations.
Your co-host, Kristina Madden, co-founder and Chief People Officer of Executive Career Upgrades, is a Mindset Expert who has worked with top Executives to develop their mindset, helping them to reframe their state of mind to achieve success and reach their true potential. Kristina has consulted for some of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500 list.
Resumes almost never clearly describe someone’s own “true skills and achievements,” most of the time, hiring managers want to focus on specific bullet points in a job description. This isn’t something that is new; this is a challenge candidates and hiring managers have had going on for years. Also, most people are confused in their career. They don’t know what to target, they don’t know how to build a clear impactful message, and most of the time settle for mediocrity which leads to poor job performance, low pay, and unfulfillment. Not only do Tim and Kristina Madden attract high-quality candidates for companies, but they are also passionate about helping high achievers land that next multiple 6-figure job, which most of the time is less about tactics and more about mindset and confidence.

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Welcome to the Executive Career Upgrades Podcast with your hosts, Tim and Kristina Madden. Here we share tactics and strategies each week to help business professionals targeting multiple 6 Figures navigate this current job market so that they can land the job they deserve! Whether you need help with your branding, getting on more interviews, converting interviews to offers, maximizing your compensation, or mindset clarity, this podcast is for you! Tim Madden is the Founder of Executive Career Upgrades and is a Veteran Headhunter who has led teams that have sold and fulfilled on over 50 million dollars in Staffing and Recruitment services since 2013 and has helped place over 6,000 business professionals. Prior to that, he was one of the top recruiters for the military and went on to become an Army Field Artillery Officer. He has seen tens of thousands of resumes (probably more) and interacted with CEOs and Senior Executives at some of the top companies in the world. And, he is a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, Forbes, & Newsweek and sits on the council of various organizations.
Your co-host, Kristina Madden, co-founder and Chief People Officer of Executive Career Upgrades, is a Mindset Expert who has worked with top Executives to develop their mindset, helping them to reframe their state of mind to achieve success and reach their true potential. Kristina has consulted for some of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500 list.
Resumes almost never clearly describe someone’s own “true skills and achievements,” most of the time, hiring managers want to focus on specific bullet points in a job description. This isn’t something that is new; this is a challenge candidates and hiring managers have had going on for years. Also, most people are confused in their career. They don’t know what to target, they don’t know how to build a clear impactful message, and most of the time settle for mediocrity which leads to poor job performance, low pay, and unfulfillment. Not only do Tim and Kristina Madden attract high-quality candidates for companies, but they are also passionate about helping high achievers land that next multiple 6-figure job, which most of the time is less about tactics and more about mindset and confidence.

    Shy to Sure by Mastering Confident Conversations

    Shy to Sure by Mastering Confident Conversations

    Missed the live episode? Join host Tim Madden as he dives into the art of confident communication.
    This episode is all about unlocking the transformative power of confidence in your interactions. Tim shares practical techniques and mindset shifts designed to help individuals transition from shyness to assertiveness. Whether you're aiming to increase your influence in the boardroom or simply wish to navigate daily conversations with more assurance, this discussion will provide valuable insights.
    Listeners will learn strategies for building confidence, crafting compelling communication, and handling interactions with poise and authority. Additionally, the episode covers the long-term benefits of these skills, such as enhanced personal and professional relationships.
    🚀 Don't miss this opportunity to discover how mastering confident conversations can be a game changer for your personal and professional success. Tune into the replay to learn actionable tips that will transform your communicative approach and elevate your impact in every interaction.

    • 23 min
    From Boardroom to Big Bucks: The Executive Turned 7 Figure Consultant - Client Series 002

    From Boardroom to Big Bucks: The Executive Turned 7 Figure Consultant - Client Series 002

    Catch the replay of this enlightening episode of The Executive Career Upgrades Podcast, where host Tim Madden sits down with successful client, Ranjeet.
    Episode Highlights:
    Ranjeet's Transition: From corporate executive to a successful consultant.Immigration Insights: How Ranjeet helps professionals achieve the EB1A green card.Overcoming Challenges: The hurdles faced and how to navigate them.Developing Expertise: Importance of structured offers and understanding the market.Balancing Work and Life: Managing workload as a business owner.Focus and Efficiency: Maintaining intensity and focus in your work.In this episode, Ranjeet shares his incredible journey from being an HR executive to founding a 7-figure consulting business. His story is not just inspiring but is a powerful testament to the transformative impact of effective networking and strategic career decisions.
    Listen to the replay now and redefine your approach to career transitions and entrepreneurship. Learn from Ranjeet's experiences and open the door to new opportunities. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their career through proactive and strategic planning.
    Don't miss this inspirational journey of resilience and strategic career advancement!

    • 34 min
    Start The Work: Leadership With Natalie Dawson

    Start The Work: Leadership With Natalie Dawson

    If you missed the live broadcast, no worries! You can now access the replay of this compelling episode!. Host Kristina Madden engages in a deep and insightful conversation with Natalie Dawson, Co-Founder and President of Cardone Ventures and President of 10X Health.
    This episode explores Natalie’s extensive experience in building scalable teams and driving organizational growth. With her strategic insights, she discusses how to achieve well-rounded personal, professional, and financial goals and the nuances of scaling teams for sustained success.
    Natalie also shares valuable lessons from her new book, "Start The Work," a vital manual for leaders aiming to cultivate high-performing teams that align with long-term company objectives. Her expertise is not just theoretical but proven through her significant role in transforming tens of thousands of businesses.
    🚀 Tune in to the replay to gain invaluable advice on enhancing your leadership skills and achieving extraordinary success. This conversation with Natalie Dawson offers a treasure trove of strategies and insights for any leader focused on effective team management and organizational growth.
    Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the most insightful voices in leadership and team building. Listen to the replay of Episode 133 and start transforming your approach to leadership and team scalability today!

    • 37 min
    What Are Your Weaknesses? Here's How to Answer

    What Are Your Weaknesses? Here's How to Answer

    Missed the live discussion?
    Hosted by Tim Madden, CEO, and Kristina Madden, CPO, Co-Founders of Executive Career Upgrades, this episode dives into an essential skill for any executive: communicating your weaknesses effectively.
    Learn strategies to identify your vulnerabilities and articulate them as areas of potential growth during interviews. This episode is crucial for anyone looking to transform perceived negatives into powerful evidence of professional development.
    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain transformative insights that could lead to profound revelations about your leadership style and career trajectory.
    🚀 Join us for a conversation that is not just informative but potentially career-altering. Listen to the replay and start enhancing your interview skills today!

    • 45 min
    5 Executives Offers From Networking - Client Series 001

    5 Executives Offers From Networking - Client Series 001

    Catch the replay of this enlightening episode of the Executive Career Upgrades Podcast, where host Tim Madden sits down with marketing expert and successful client, Pam Roman.
    Episode Highlights:
    Networking StrategiesCommon MistakesRole of Social MediaBuilding RelationshipsNetworking EventsFollow-UpLong-Term NetworkingIn this premiere episode of our client series, Pam shares her incredible journey from losing a VP-level position to rebounding with 5 executive job offers, culminating in her current role as a Chief Marketing Officer. Her story is not just inspiring but is a powerful testament to the transformative impact of effective networking.
    Listen to the replay now and redefine your approach to networking. Learn from Pam's experiences and open the door to new executive opportunities. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their career through proactive and strategic networking.
    Don't miss this inspirational journey of resilience and strategic career advancement!

    • 35 min
    Dr. Sperber on High Performance: Regulating the Nervous System

    Dr. Sperber on High Performance: Regulating the Nervous System

    Couldn't catch the live broadcast? Join Kristina Madden and special guest Dr. Shannon Sperber for a deep dive into the dynamics of stress, performance, and the nervous system.
    In this episode, they explore how proper stress management can transform stress into a tool for achieving scalable professional success—minus the burnout. Learn about innovative Somatic Therapy and Heart Math techniques that help manage and utilize stress effectively.
    Dr. Sperber provides a detailed guide on leveraging proven breathwork strategies to turn everyday stress into a driving force for success. This session is a must-watch for high achievers looking to thrive under pressure, achieve excellence, and maintain wellness in their professional lives.
    🚀 Don’t miss this chance to discover how to honor your body while pushing for peak performance. Tune in to the replay of Episode 130 and start using stress to your advantage today!

    • 46 min

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SidSalma ,

Personal Branding and Career Roadmap

Very very very relevant topics to executives and director level professionals

Kate Kelly Ronny ,

Incredible advice for negotiating salary!

Please share guidebook

MelisaDayle ,

Great Leadership Content

I appreciate the valuable information you provide! I am anticipating an offer to a new role this week and listened to your episode on salary negotiations. I found the recommendations to be helpful. I had not considered the wrap up comment about not letting compensation to get in the way of x. I am interested to see if I have an opportunity to use it and what it does for me.
Thank you!

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