187 episodes

Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each episode, host Beverly Jones interviews experts who can share their knowledge and workplace stories. Jones is an executive coach whose new book, “Find Your Happy at Work,” is a guide to moving past boredom and frustration and finding ways to flourish in your career. Bev and her guests discuss leadership, career development and the link between well-being and job success. Often guests go beyond the research and get personal, as they talk about their own professional paths. Every show blends good stories with practical suggestions for navigating your work life.

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each episode, host Beverly Jones interviews experts who can share their knowledge and workplace stories. Jones is an executive coach whose new book, “Find Your Happy at Work,” is a guide to moving past boredom and frustration and finding ways to flourish in your career. Bev and her guests discuss leadership, career development and the link between well-being and job success. Often guests go beyond the research and get personal, as they talk about their own professional paths. Every show blends good stories with practical suggestions for navigating your work life.

    Judge Tatel describes his remarkable career, judicial challenges & his wonderful guide dog

    Judge Tatel describes his remarkable career, judicial challenges & his wonderful guide dog

    Today, Judge David S. Tatel describes his remarkable new book, Vision: A Memoir of Blindness and Justice. The book, co-written with his wife, Edie Tatel, beautifully weaves together several themes: his career as a civil rights attorney, his happy family life, the challenges of becoming blind, and the freedom made possible by his guide dog, Vixen. At the same time, it describes his growing concern about courts that disregard the principles of judicial restraint. In this episode, Judge Tatel shares his inspiring story, and gives us a sense of the joy he has found throughout his busy life. He also describes some of his worries about the state of our judiciary, and urges listeners to become involved citizens, including by voting. For more see: https://www.amazon.com/Vision-Blindness-David-S-Tatel/dp/0316542024

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_S._Tatel

    • 41 min
    Social media literacy leads to true relationships, says TikToc influencer Giselle Ugarte

    Social media literacy leads to true relationships, says TikToc influencer Giselle Ugarte

    Today’s guest, Giselle Ugarte, is an entrepreneur, an advertising whiz and a social media coach. And she has almost 300 thousand followers on the fast-growing platform, TikTok. Giselle believes in the power of video messages to tell your story, including in a job search. She says whatever platforms you prefer, your goal in social media should be to connect with other people, build real relationships and serve your audience, in addition to promoting your products or services. She describes why it’s more important to be authentic than to look your best. And she offers tips to help you up your social presence, wherever you are in your career.

    • 38 min
    Life is short, so take that trip now, says travel expert Sandy Saburn

    Life is short, so take that trip now, says travel expert Sandy Saburn

    In this episode, we explore careers in the travel field, and describe new kinds of opportunities for agencies that specialize in luxury travel. Our guest is Sandy Saburn, a leader at Gifted Travel Network, a fast-growing, female-led company in the high-end travel industry. Sandy has always loved taking trips. And after being a career coach, a marketing expert, and a business consultant, she switched gears and became a travel expert. Here she explains how the industry is evolving, and why there’s a new wave of opportunities for people who want to work in it. She shares tips about how you could get started in the travel biz, perhaps as an advisor, and she explains what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the field. Also, she reminds us that life is short, and now is a good time to plan those trips you were saving for the future. For more see: www.giftedtravelnetwork.com

    And this link from Sandy shares info on the entrepreneurial mindset: https://www.giftedtravelnetwork.com/meredith-podcast

    • 34 min
    A job that fits can change your life, says psychologist André Martin

    A job that fits can change your life, says psychologist André Martin

    Today’s theme is the importance of creating a good fit between the way we prefer to work and the organization that employs us. Our expert guest, Dr. André Martin, is an organizational psychologist who spent 20 years as a leader in major companies like Mars, Nike, Disney and Google. He tells us about his new book, “Wrong Fit, Right Fit - Why How We Work Matters More Than Ever.” André says the way our job fits our work style is so important because our identities get all tangled up with what we do, and if we are dissed in the context of work, we feel bad throughout our life. André offers tips about finding the right job, and how to create change if your current job doesn’t suit the way you like to work. He suggests that you regularly take stock of your career and the stress it causes in your whole life. He explains the value of managing up. And he describes how some smart employers are helping their talent to find the right fit. For more, see: https://www.wrongfitrightfit.com

    • 34 min
    Job search expert Mark Dyson says beware of scams, know AI & keep learning

    Job search expert Mark Dyson says beware of scams, know AI & keep learning

    For some people, launching a job search seems more challenging than ever. Our repeat guest, Mark Anthony Dyson, says “think about it like the weather.” Job market conditions vary a good deal, depending on many factors, including your location, profession and skill set. But there are some broad trends worth watching. Mark warns that in some countries scammers are using fake job opportunities as way to collect private info, and we might see similar frauds in the U.S. He points to the dramatic change AI is having in the hiring process, and discusses the value of understanding at least AI basics. And Mark shares classic advice, like stay prepared for whatever happens by “thinking of job search as a lifestyle,” and keep learning and seeking opportunities to upskill. For more advice from Mark see: https://thevoiceofjobseekers.com

    • 36 min
    Try these techniques to reduce stress, says Judge Gayle Williams-Byers

    Try these techniques to reduce stress, says Judge Gayle Williams-Byers

    This is the second of two episodes about how stress reduces your job performance and satisfaction, and what you can do about it. Our guest, Gayle Williams-Byers, a retired judge, now teaches judges in her role as Senior Fellow with the National Judicial College. She has developed a course on mindfulness to help judges reduce stress, allowing them to make better decisions and keep things moving smoothly in their courtrooms. Here she explains a wide variety of mindfulness techniques that might work for you. Many are simple, like taking some deep breaths, thanking other people, journaling, and taking a brief walk.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

JELPHX ,

Jazzed About Work

Two of my favorite people on today’s terrific podcast. I cannot wait to read Judge Tatel’s memoir. Inspired by the story and the conversation!

dpiro42 ,

Love the career explorations

I’ve enjoyed the way in which Bev approaches her guests. I love hearing the journey of her guests to build some context around the insights that follow. Good formula, great host, great vibes!

BevJazzed ,

Jazzed About Work

Excellent podcast! Very informative and skillful interviews. Highest recommendation.

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