18 episodes

On the Learnins N Missteps Podcast, Jesse and Rene dig into the stories of the men and women who have built careers in the construction industry. Each guest, from front line installers to carpet dwelling managers :-) intimately describe their path from youth to the current day and how they intend to impact the world going forward. Let us bend your ear and Join us in our efforts to change the image of Careers in Construction.

Learnings and Missteps Podcast Jesse, Rene and Ernest

    • Careers
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

On the Learnins N Missteps Podcast, Jesse and Rene dig into the stories of the men and women who have built careers in the construction industry. Each guest, from front line installers to carpet dwelling managers :-) intimately describe their path from youth to the current day and how they intend to impact the world going forward. Let us bend your ear and Join us in our efforts to change the image of Careers in Construction.

    Episode 14: Making a come back when you think its all over with Dee Durant Electrical Apprentice

    Episode 14: Making a come back when you think its all over with Dee Durant Electrical Apprentice

    This conversation with Miss Dee Durant will take you back to them younger days when you felt like any wrong decision meant the end of the world. Dee advocates for Careers in the Trades as an ambassador for Kick Ass Careers and her story is a solid...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 13: Rockin new Career pathways with Stacy Gunderson

    Episode 13: Rockin new Career pathways with Stacy Gunderson

    This episode covers Stacy's story from "glorified" laborer to Craft Training Superintendent.  Jesse and Stacy have an in depth conversation about trade based internships for high school students and the commitment to Workforce Development her...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Reflection Episode: Reflecting on the first 6 months of this podcast experience

    Reflection Episode: Reflecting on the first 6 months of this podcast experience

    Rene and Jesse have a conversation about what they have learned and what their view of the future is. You will hear how you (the audience) has impacted their life and how much your words of encouragement drive them. Contribute to the mission...

    • 49 min
    Episode 12: Calibrating work ethic for a career in the trades- A veteran's perspective on climbing the construction career ladder and a life of service. Tune in for Jarrod Tomassi, safety director on fire.

    Episode 12: Calibrating work ethic for a career in the trades- A veteran's perspective on climbing the construction career ladder and a life of service. Tune in for Jarrod Tomassi, safety director on fire.

    Listen in as Jesse discusses what's holding individuals back from the next level with Jarrod Tomassi, a safety director and veteran of the U.S. armed forces. Growing up Jarrod developed steely courage that he combined with skill to open doors. Discover...

    • 56 min
    Episode 11: Building Bonds and Challenging the Future- Discussing career change, growing up, and growing together with electrical tradesman Alexander Trevino

    Episode 11: Building Bonds and Challenging the Future- Discussing career change, growing up, and growing together with electrical tradesman Alexander Trevino

    Listen in as Jesse and Rene discuss investing in people, making career moves, and working in the trades with Alexander Trevino, an electrical apprentice. After serving family and youth in the non profit world, Alexander now challenges himself with...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 10: Roughnecks in Construction: Building foundations in concrete and leadership with Jim Olmstead, a structural concrete professional- An exploration of doing what it takes to change yourself and develop others

    Episode 10: Roughnecks in Construction: Building foundations in concrete and leadership with Jim Olmstead, a structural concrete professional- An exploration of doing what it takes to change yourself and develop others

    Listen in as Jesse and Rene enter the mindset of Jim Olmstead, a structural concrete Project Manager / Superintendent. As a concrete professional, Jim has built a foundation on respectfulness and timeliness. These three discuss the lessons of painful...

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Agile_FE ,

Trades Always Find The Way

This is a genuine show that honestly shares what it means to work in the trades in North America. I have mad respect for this show, philosophy, and the inspiration it gives each episode.

Steparn ,

Real Life, Down to Earth

What a great listen! I love that they are very practical and relatable. It’s like listening to old friends with real works experiences. This is a great way to get our kids a broader view on the possibilities in the construction industry.

T Dolphin ,

Worth the listen!

I enjoyed this podcast, it’s very relatable and shines a light on the construction industry that I do t hear very often. Mix that with personal takes, it makes for great listening.

Top Podcasts In Careers