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Welcome to Joy in Purpose: A career development podcast. I teach millennial women how to thrive in their careers. If you think it is possible to be a high-achieving kind-hearted career woman, keep listening.

My name is Lola. I am a doctoral student in a psychology program. I want to remind you that there is joy in living a life of purpose! Come on in, and let’s talk.

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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/funmilola-sodunke7/support

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Welcome to Joy in Purpose: A career development podcast. I teach millennial women how to thrive in their careers. If you think it is possible to be a high-achieving kind-hearted career woman, keep listening.

My name is Lola. I am a doctoral student in a psychology program. I want to remind you that there is joy in living a life of purpose! Come on in, and let’s talk.

instagram.com/lolasodunke
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/funmilola-sodunke7/support

    17. This One Tip Will Help You Advance Your Career

    17. This One Tip Will Help You Advance Your Career

    This One Tip Will Advance Your Career.


    Today, I will be discussing informational interviews.



    Informational interviews are essential to helping you find out more about the type of industry, company, or role you’re interested in,” says Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out Networking.


    “You may think you already know all about a certain position, but speaking to someone directly allows you to test your assumptions.” John Lees, a UK-based career strategist and author of The Success Code, agrees.

    Informational interviews “give you exposure — a way to get yourself known in the hidden job market,” he says. “The visibility may put you straight onto a shortlist, even if a job isn’t advertised.”

    https://hbr.org/2016/02/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-an-informational-interview



    An informational interview can help you build relationships with individuals in your field of interest.

    During the interview make sure, your interviewee does most of the talking.

    The interview is an opportunity for you to test your hypothesis about your dream career.

    Questions to ask:

    How do you get into this line of work?

    What do you enjoy about it?

    What’s not so great about it?

    What’s changing in the sector?

    What kinds of people do well in this industry?

    Don’t make PERMANENT decisions based on your conversation with one person. Try your best to interview at least three individuals.

    E-mail template to request an informational interview


    Hello, Mr./Ms./Dr.

    My name is Malik Taylor, and I'm a junior majoring in Media Studies at UC Berkeley. Is this a good time for you to talk briefly? I heard you speak at an event sponsored by the Undergraduate Marketing Association last semester. Although I am not currently looking for a job, I have become very interested in public relations and would like to learn more about the field. Would it be possible to schedule 20 to 30 minutes with you at your convenience to ask a few questions and get your advice on how best to prepare to enter the field?"




    My Links:

    Download The 5 Steps to Achieving Your Dreams: Click here.

    Email: joyinpurposepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @lolasodunke

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast.

    Lola

    • 16 min
    16. How to Discover Your Dream career?

    16. How to Discover Your Dream career?

    Do you think it is possible to have a dream career?

    A dream career doesn’t mean the journey will be easy. It means you will have a career that matches your skills, interests, and potential. It will also provide you a financial reward that matches your expertise.

    Questions to ask yourself to help identify your dream career

    Who are you?


    Knowing who you are is essential to identify your strengths.

    Your race, background, environment, language, and culture can help you identify your dream career.

    Take a listen to the podcast- it will help you understand what I mean.

    Life career themes


    “... life career themes are ideas, beliefs, attitudes, and values that people hold about themselves, others, and the world at large. These “I am,” “Others are,” and “Life is” statements have a lot to do with people’s behavior. By looking at behavior—both words and actions—you can infer or directly observe life career themes. Excerpt From: Gysbers, Norman C., Heppner, Mary J., Johnston, Joseph A. “Career Counseling.”

    What are you good at? What do you like about your previous work experiences?

    What subjects or courses did you like when you were in high school and college?

    If there were headlines about your life? What would it say?


    Do you prefer working with data, ideas, things, and people? Or a combination of these things?



    Take a listen to the podcast to hear how answering these questions can lead you to identify your dream career.


    My Links:

    Download The 5 Steps to Achieving Your Dreams: Click here.

    Email: joyinpurposepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @lolasodunke

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast.

    Lola

    • 18 min
    15. Building Self esteem in Teen Girls with Christina Leeman

    15. Building Self esteem in Teen Girls with Christina Leeman

    Christina Leeman is the author of the teen transformational booklet WORTH MORE THAN DIAMONDS. Discover your priceless value to God. You are made to shine! Her two passions are helping teen girls understand their worth to God and helping women to be free (and stay free) from what's holding them captive. She's worked in ministry with teen girls and women for ten years and counting. Christina is wife to Ethan and mom to two teen girls and many fur babies. She loves Jesus with all her heart, mind, and soul. She loves reading, hiking, laughing, and spending time with her family. Christina is launching the Raphah: Healed. Freed. Indeed experience for women soon.

    Social media: FB: @shewhohonorscl

    IG, twitter, pinterest: @shewhohonors

    Websites: www.ChristinaLeeman.com

    Questions discussed in this episode:


    Where were you born, and tell us your favorite childhood memory?
    What was your favorite activity (passion) as a child?
    You mentioned that your passion is helping teen girls understand their worth to God so they can transform their hearts, minds, and future. How did you discover this passion?
    What is the most important lesson that you try to teach young girls?
    How can parents positively impact the lives of their teen girls?
    Please let us know your social media handles.

    My Links:

    Download The 5 Steps to Achieving Your Dreams: Click here.

    Email: joyinpurposepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @lolasodunke

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast.

    Lola

    • 17 min
    14: Overcoming Childhood Trauma with Laura L. Padgett

    14: Overcoming Childhood Trauma with Laura L. Padgett

    Laura L. Padgett is a multi-published, multi-awarded author and dancer. Her two nonfiction books “Dolores, Like the River” and “Jesus in Shorts: Twenty-five Short Stories of Life-Changing Jesus Moments” are among her many published works. With a passion for helping others see their worth and value through the lens of Jesus, she shares stories of God’s love and lessons in her journey of over decades as a writer, dancer and teacher. 

    Through her monthly blog, “Livin’ What You’re Given” found on her website at Lauralpadgett.com, she speaks with humor and authenticity into the truth that we are valuable and have purpose at every age and every stage. She also has been published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” as well as many online Christian publications.

    As she shares stories in written word and dance, she encourages others to find healing and inspiration for their life’s purpose in the Risen Christ. She is a wife,mother, grandmother, and proud native of Colorado who lives in Montrose, Co with husband Keith. She holds an MA in storytelling through creative movement from Regis University.

    Questions discussed in this episode


    Where were you born, and tell us your favorite childhood memory?
    What was your favorite activity (passion) as a child?
    How was it like growing up with parents addicted to alcohol?
    As an adult, what were the effects of growing up with alcoholic parents?
    Any advice for anyone who did not receive the love they felt they deserved from their parents?
    Tell us about your journey with Christ? (Your meeting with Dolores)

    Laura's Links:

    FB: Laura L. Padgett, Author, Speaker, Dancer

    https://www.facebook.com/LauraLPadgettAuthorSpeakerDancer

    Instagram: laurapadgettauthor

    Twitter: lauraleepadgett

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-padgett-7b084742/

    Website: Lauralpadgett.com

    My Links:

    Download The 5 Steps to Achieving Your Dreams: Click here.

    Email: joyinpurposepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @lolasodunke

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast.

    Lola

    • 42 min
    13. The Case for Christ with Kareemah Emordi

    13. The Case for Christ with Kareemah Emordi

    Kareemah Emordi is a born-again, Holy Ghost-filled proud Jesus Girl, word addict, and intercessor. She is a former Muslim who converted to Christ later in life after God did a miracle and revealed Himself to her.

    She is the co-Executive Producer and co-host of The Relevant Show, a revolutionary talk show created to disrupt the mainstream view of the relevancy, reality, and results of the Word of God. 

    Co-hosted by a multigenerational team of radical Jesus Lovers. Relevant opens your eyes to the ability of God’s Word to provide answers to the difficult questions facing our world today!

    Kareemah is recently married to Anthony the most amazing man she’s ever had the honor to know. She’s a mother to 2 amazing sons and 14 grandchildren.

    Instagram: @relevantdc & @kareemahelamin

    Facebook: Relevant: The Word Works & Kareemah El-Amin

    Questions addressed in this episode:


    Where were you born, and tell us your favorite childhood memory?
    What was your favorite activity (passion) as a child?
    How was it growing up as an African American Muslim in the United States? (Did you others think you were a foreigner?)
    Were you and your family practicing Muslims? Did you wear a hijab? Pray 5 times a day?
    When did you learn about Christianity?
    Tell us about your journey of developing a relationship with Christ?
    Tell us about your current walk with Christ?



    My Links:

    Download The 5 Steps to Achieving Your Dreams: Click here.

    Email: joyinpurposepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @lolasodunke

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast.

    Lola

    • 43 min
    12. Overcoming Low Self-Esteem with Michelle Watson

    12. Overcoming Low Self-Esteem with Michelle Watson

    Michelle Watson trains digital missionaries to optimize Kingdom messages for the virtual space through SEO, social, and design. The culture war goes two ways, and her goal is to hone the skills of Christian content creators so their message rings clear, with excellence, without all the overwhelm. She is the owner of Thirtyone25 Creative, a content and coaching firm, co-hosts The Pantry Podcast with her husband Shea Watson, and builds awesome block towers and pillow forts with their daughter, Calia.



    Questions addressed in this episode:


    Michelle discussed in-depth about her role which includes helping Christian content creators optimize Kingdom messages.
    Can you share your journey dealing with low self-esteem and anxiety?
    How did you deal with the feelings of confusion, paranoia, and depression?
    Your advice for women dealing with low self-esteem?
    As a mother, what lessons would you like to instill in your children based on your experience?
    How would you like to encourage our listeners based on your life lessons?


    Michelle Watson's Social Media Handle:

    Social handles: Personal Insta  |  Podcast Insta  |  Facebook Group  |  Pinterest  

    Websites: ThePantryPodcast.com  |  Thirtyone25.com



    My Links:

    Download The 5 Steps to Achieving Your Dreams: Click here.

    Email: joyinpurposepodcast@gmail.com

    Instagram: @lolasodunke

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to rate and review the podcast.

    Lola

    • 39 min

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