Hey there career seekers! Ready to start your intentional career journey? On Find Your Passion Career I'll help you become a career strategist and achieve your dream career. I’m your host, Amanda Nachman. I’m the founder and CEO of College Magazine, reaching 9 million readers nationwide. Over the last 10 years I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of students. They’ve gone on to careers at National Geo, Rachel Ray, USA Today, NBC, Vox and more. What I’ve noticed most is that when it comes to career, there’s a lot to demystify. On the podcast I interview career experts and professionals in their passion career. I can't wait to share their advice and journey with you. Let’s get started. After listening and feeling inspired, I hope you'll leave a review: http://bit.ly/AmandaNachmanPodcast
FYPC 65: Lori Bumgarner, Author and Career Coach
Lori Bumgarner loves helping others find their passions. As a career coach for over 20 years, she has worked with college students, Nashville up-and-coming recording artists, and now helps those who are mid-career in various industries and locations. She’s written several books including her most recent work on personal branding. Lori inspires others to discover what sets them apart, helping them stand out in interviews with employers.
“You have to be able to say what makes you unique. And a lot of [the recording artists] either didn’t know the answer to that question, or they couldn’t articulate the answer,” Lori said.
To hear Lori's advice about authenticity in personal branding, download my podcast interview with Lori here on iTunes!
FYPC 64: Dr. Eli Tsukayama, Professor and Grit Researcher
Dr. Eli Tsukayama is passionate about helping his students achieve a growth mindset. Working as a professor at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, he has conducted extensive research on grit and perseverence. His research also focuses on understanding individual differences that can be used to segment and understand target markets. Dr. Eli challenges people to abandon their fixed mindsets and accept challenges as opportunities to hone in on their skills. “If you’re in a fixed mindset, challenges reinforce this idea that 'I’m bad at this, I’m never going to be good at this.' From a growth mindset, it’s 'Well, yeah there [are] challenges because that’s what I need to do to become better.'"
To hear Dr. Eli's advice about the power of grit, download my podcast interview with Dr. Eli here on iTunes!
FYPC 63: Scott Stratten, Founder of UnMarketing, Author, and Speaker
Scott Stratten encourages people to put relationships before competition in the workplace. As the founder of UnMarketing, he believes that people should engage with their customers instead of marketing to them. Scott also co-authored six best-selling business books, and is an award-winning keynote speaker. Scott is an advocate for online integrity. Experiencing breakout success on Twitter, he realized his love for making virtual connections. His passion for online authenticity led him to found UnMarketing “I want to find people that care about humans, that don’t treat customers as leads only." To hear Scott's advice about building relationships in the workplace, download my podcast interview with Scott here on iTunes!
FYPC 62: Laura Putnam, CEO of Motion Infusion
Laura Putnam inspires people to get moving during their workday. As a former gymnast, she was motivated to create Motion Infusion, a leading provider of wellbeing and human performance services. Laura also wrote an award winning book, Workplace Wellness that Works: 10 Steps to Infuse Well-Being and Vitality Into Any Organization, and teaches at Stanford University. She was the recipient of The American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” Award and the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. Laura firmly believes that work shouldn't feel like a chore. Instead, our work should inspire us to become our best and most authentic selves. She finds that this is highly achievable when efforts are made to integrate movement into our lives, and better yet, our workplaces. “Workplace wellness done well is one in which people are healthier, they’re happier, they’re closer to their version of ‘me at my best,’ because of where they work as opposed to in spite of it.”
To hear Laura's advice and learn how to get more active during the workday, download my podcast interview with Laura here on iTunes!
FYPC Podcast Ep. 61: Dr. Nicole Tschierske, STEM Career Coach
Dr. Nicole Tschierske helps overlooked women in STEM feel confident in their career journeys. As an action coach and career expert, she has found that employers seek passionate workers. Thus, she encourages women in STEM to pursue their passions within their current position. Dr. Nicole understands the frustration of feeling "bored-out" in your career, and recommends that instead of quitting that job, you should seek new leadership opportunities within your company. Then, you can gain some experience within your passion while still getting that paycheck.
"Reading about a job or talking to people who have the job is always secondhand reality. Tapping into it and getting those real-life experiences is always more valuable," said Dr. Nicole.
To hear Dr. Nicole's advice and learn how to shake up your career, download my podcast interview with Dr. Nicole here on iTunes!
FYPC Podcast Ep. 60: Jason Lauritsen, Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Author
Jason Lauritsen works to transform management. As a keynote speaker, trainer, and author, he liberates managers from outdated and inhumane practices to cultivate human potential at work and improve people's lives. His experience ranges from startup CEO to Fortune 1000 executive. He also spent several years leading the best places to work program for an HR technology company where he gained deep insight into some of the best workplaces in the world. Jason is the author of two books, Unlocking High Performance: How to Use Performance Management to Engage and Empower Employees to Reach Their Full Potential and Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.
Jason advises people to lead with compassion to solve the problem of dysfunctional relationships that contaminate the workplace.
“Compassion is about noticing suffering in others, being moved by that suffering, wanting the person to be out of suffering, and then taking action or being willing to take action.”
To hear Jason's advice and learn how to navigate the workplace, download my podcast interview with Jason here on iTunes!
Such great insights and energy!
Thank you Amanda for this uplifting and energized podcast. I know the content you provide resonates with job seekers and you are teaching them ways to think outside the box to find the best match. Finding your passion career is so important because we only have one life to live! Loving this show.
Fresh and energetic
This podcast is very energetic and has great tactical recommendations. It boys beyond being a team player and giving 110%. Very broad range of topics and guests as well.
Great resource for career-driven people!
Amanda is a fabulous interviewer and brings on interesting guests with inspiring stories. I love the way she asks questions to help draw out practical advice that listeners can take action on. Highly rec!