100 episodes

John Neral had a mid-career moment that changed his path and direction. Building a Mid-Career GPS helped guide him to creating what was next for his career. Now, he’s here to help you do the same. Join him and his guests as they share their stories, strategies, and tips to help you create whatever is next so you can find a job you love or love the job you have.

The Mid-Career GPS Podcast John Neral

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

John Neral had a mid-career moment that changed his path and direction. Building a Mid-Career GPS helped guide him to creating what was next for his career. Now, he’s here to help you do the same. Join him and his guests as they share their stories, strategies, and tips to help you create whatever is next so you can find a job you love or love the job you have.

    Celebrating 100 Episodes & Everything You Wanted to Know About Podcasting

    Celebrating 100 Episodes & Everything You Wanted to Know About Podcasting

    Publishing 100 episodes of this podcast have been one of the best things I’ve done for my business and career. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some wonderful guests, share some fascinating stories, and help you build the career you want. 
     
    In this episode, I’m pulling back the curtain and answering your questions about what it takes to get to 100 episodes, how I generate all of my content ideas, how I find and choose my guests, what I’ve learned about podcasting after 100 episodes, and what’s next. 
     
    Whether you are listening for the first time or have been here since episode 1, I want to thank you. Let’s celebrate!
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Celebrating 100 Episodes (0:00)
    ·      Some Interesting Facts About Podcasting (2:35)
    ·      Generating Podcast Topics and Ideas (10:30)
    ·      My Process for Publishing an Episode (13:30)
    ·      Finding Guests (18:26)
    ·      What Makes a Great Guest? (20:55)
    ·      Recording and Publishing (24:15)
    ·      The Most Difficult Thing About Podcasting (25:30)
    ·      The Easiest Thing About Podcasting (27:50)
    ·      Keys to Success (29:19)
    ·      My Learning (30:11)
    ·      How the Podcast Has Helped My Business (31:30)
    ·      My Big Ask of You (33:25)
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral
    ·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral
    ·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here and be part of a fantastic group of like-minded professionals navigating their career paths just like you. 
     
    Calls to Action: 
    ·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources that include a job search tracker and reflection questions at https://johnneral.com. 
    ·      Get notified when new podcast episodes drop. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. And don’t forget to rate and review to let me know what you are enjoying or learning. 
    ·      Let’s stay connected by following me on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.
    ·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 

    • 36 min
    Managing Overwhelm & Leading KINDER with Kevin Huntting

    Managing Overwhelm & Leading KINDER with Kevin Huntting

    Managing everything you have in your life and career can be stressful. As a mid-career professional, you are focused on doing quality work, raising your family, and in many cases, taking care of your aging parents. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. 
     
    Kevin Huntting is the founder of Leading KINDER ™ and Two-Steps Forward Coaching. He’s a leadership coach who helps changemakers maximize their impact by helping them lead Kinder. 
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn: 
    ·      How to manage your overwhelm in your job search and career
    ·      Why job seekers need to be more aware of how they are marketing themselves
    ·      What it means to lead KINDER ™ 
    ·      And what to do when you make a career move and follow someone you love
     
    Visit Kevin’s website at www.2stepsforwardcoaching.com and follow him on social media 
    https://www.facebook.com/2stepsforwardcoaching
    https://www.instagram.com/2stepsforwardcoaching/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinhuntting/
     
    To learn more about Leading KINDER ™ click here.
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:05)
    ·      Meet Kevin Huntting (3:16)
    ·      Kevin’s Marketing Career (7:23)
    ·      Mistakes People Make When Marketing Themselves (14:09)
    ·      When You Make a Career Move Because of Love (17:12)
    ·      Managing the Overwhelm (23:30)
    ·      Leading KINDER ™ (29:28)
    ·      Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (32:03)
    ·      Connect with Kevin (33:00)
    ·      Wrap-Up (33:54) 
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral
    ·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral


    Calls to Action: 
    ·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources that include a job search tracker and reflection questions at https://johnneral.com. 
    ·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here. 
    ·      Get notified when new podcast episodes drop. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. And don’t forget to rate and review to let me know what you are enjoying or learning. 
    ·      Let’s stay connected by following me on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.
    ·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 
     
     

    • 36 min
    Jump Start Your Job Search

    Jump Start Your Job Search

    As an active job seeker, it’s easy to feel disappointed and frustrated in your job search. You’ve applied to dozens of jobs, been networking and telling people you are looking for a new job, and yet – nothing. You might be hearing crickets. 
     
    In today’s episode, you and I are
    ·      Going to break down your job search and assess what is working well for you and what isn’t. 
    ·      I’ll share my favorite job search strategy that is a game-changer for your results, time, and energy level
    ·      Help you assess your resume and LinkedIn profile right now
    ·      What taking a break looks like for your job search
    ·      And I’ll share with you my favorite tip to help you jump start your job search and change things up a bit. 
     
    There are a lot of actionable steps in this episode. You might want to grab a pen and a piece of paper or open up a file on your device because we have some work to do!
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:05)
    ·      Happy Mother’s Day (1:46)
    ·      Your Job Search Strategy (3:50)
    ·      Evaluating Your Resume (12:00)
    ·      Taking a Break from Your Job Search (13:30)
    ·      Jump Start Your Job Search (17:05)
    ·      Wrap-Up (22:00) 
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral
    ·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral
    ·      Click here to get “The 55-Minute Career Transition Jump Start Guide” or visit https://johnneral.com/free.
    ·      Fly-High Coaching (Resume and Career Transition Services) – Porschia Parker-Griffin
     
    Calls to Action: 
    ·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources that include a job search tracker and reflection questions at https://johnneral.com. 
    ·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here and be part of a fantastic group of like-minded professionals navigating their career paths just like you. 
    ·      Get notified when new podcast episodes drop. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. And don’t forget to rate and review to let me know what you are enjoying or learning. 
    ·      Let’s stay connected by following me on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.
    ·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 
     
     

    • 25 min
    Transferring Skills & Levelling Up Your Life & Career with Rachell Kitchen

    Transferring Skills & Levelling Up Your Life & Career with Rachell Kitchen

    During her "concentrated chaos" years, Rachell Kitchen's father was beaten and murdered, her marriage was crumbling, and she was trying to figure out what was next for her life and career. 
     
    Rachell Kitchen is a certified coach and CEO of Level Up Your Life who helps women overcome self-doubt by encouraging them to discover and embrace their strengths, values, and passions. 
     
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    ·      Why our brain wants to default to negative thinking and how we can increase our awareness of when it’s happening and what to do about it. 
    ·      How to address any worry and doubt you have about your life and career.
    ·      How to address your perfectionism and why it is holding you back from achieving your goals
    ·      How Rachell transferred all of her engineering skills into her career as a business owner and coach
     
    Visit https://levelup4life.coach to download your free guide and check out Rachell’s book – Doubt Your Doubts on Amazon. Email her at rachell@levelup4life.coach.  Get your copy of The Reset and Reconnect to What Makes You Special Guide at https://freeguide.coach.


    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:05)
    ·      Meet Rachell Kitchen (3:48)
    ·      Rachell’s Concentrated Chaos Years (5:46)
    ·      Revisiting the Enjoli Commercial (10:05)
    ·      Getting to Know Your Gremlin (11:47)
    ·      Taking the Woo-Woo and Making it Tangible (17:55)
    ·      Celebrating the Nos (21:35)
    ·      Strategies to Deal with Perfectionism (22:54)
    ·      Telling Your Story with Successes (26:41)
    ·      Rachell’s Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (28:32)
    ·      How to Connect with Rachell Kitchen (29:27)
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral
    ·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral
    ·      Enjoli Perfume Commercial
     
    Calls to Action: 
    ·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources at https://johnneral.com. 
    ·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here. 
    ·     Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. 
    ·    Follow John on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.
    ·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 
     
     
     

    • 32 min
    Why You Need to Write More LinkedIn Recommendations

    Why You Need to Write More LinkedIn Recommendations

    Suppose you don’t have any LinkedIn recommendations that showcase who you are and what you do. In that case, you are missing an opportunity for your network, along with recruiters and hiring managers, to know you better. 
     
    One of the biggest mistakes I see when looking at LinkedIn profiles is that people aren’t giving enough recommendations to people in their network! We should only provide recommendations for people with who we have an in-depth knowledge of their work and can communicate where they add value. 
     
    In this episode, I will show you why you need to be writing more LinkedIn recommendations to serve your network better and why those recommendations will make you stand out better to more recruiters and hiring managers. 
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:05)
    ·      Personal Update (1:08)
    ·      Book – Your Mid-Career GPS (1:46)
    ·      The Purpose of LinkedIn Recommendations (3:12)
    ·      You Must Approve All Recommendations (4:48)
    ·      How Recommendations Serve Your Network (6:12)
    ·      How Recruiters and Hiring Managers Use LinkedIn Recommendations (9:35)
    ·      Give Five to Get Five (13:45)
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral
    ·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral
     
    Calls to Action: 
    ·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources that include a job search tracker and reflection questions at https://johnneral.com. 
    ·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here and be part of a fantastic group of like-minded professionals navigating their career paths just like you. 
    ·      Get notified when new podcast episodes drop. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. And don’t forget to rate and review to let me know what you are enjoying or learning. 
    ·      Let’s stay connected by following me on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.
    ·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 
     
     

    • 24 min
    Build Relationships, Be Resilient, and Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Tricia Sticca

    Build Relationships, Be Resilient, and Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Tricia Sticca

    Before venturing into career transformation coaching, Tricia Sticca had a successful 30-year sales career. She sold candy and finance packages. Regardless of what she was selling, she knew she had to learn how to build relationships. With the ups and downs of sales, Tricia learned what it meant to get out of her comfort zone, take calculated risks, learn what “no” really meant, and find ways to contribute, simplify where possible, and build trust wherever she can. 
     
    In this episode, John and Tricia get on the mic to talk about: 
    ·      How building relationships is the backbone of a successful career
    ·      How you can transfer your skills into any position
    ·      What it means to get unstuck and step out of your comfort zone
    ·      How you can transform your career right now by following her 4 As. 
     
    Connect with Tricia on her website, LinkedIn, and Facebook, or email her at tricia@triciasticca.com. 
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:05)
    ·      Meet Tricia Sticca (4:05)
    ·      Tricia’s Sales Career (6:47)
    ·      Valuing Relationships (12:30)
    ·      Transferring Your Skills (14:34)
    ·      Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone (16:34)
    ·      Living Life Uncluttered (22:06)
    ·      Tricia’s Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (24:33)
    ·      Connect with Tricia Sticca (25:34)
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral
    ·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral
     
    Calls to Action: 
    ·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources that include a job search tracker and reflection questions at https://johnneral.com. 
    ·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here and be part of a fantastic group of like-minded professionals navigating their career paths just like you. 
    ·      Get notified when new podcast episodes drop. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. And don’t forget to rate and review to let me know what you are enjoying or learning. 
    ·      Let’s stay connected by following me on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.
    ·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 
     
     

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

WendiAH ,

A Podcast Not To Miss!

I am always impressed by John and whatever he is up to, and The Mid-Career GPS Podcast is right up there with everything else! John is humorous and engaged, creating an atmosphere for his guests to share their career experiences in an entertaining and compelling way through his thought-provoking questions. I can say this from experience as one of his recent guests. It was quite a fun and interesting conversation!

If you are someone stuck in a career feeling like you need more…or something different, then definitely subscribe and listen to these episodes. You will always walk away with loads of golden nuggets and insights that will help you move that much closer to your dream career!

Jbkaminski ,

Don’t Stay Stuck

So many people stay with a job because of what feel safe, but they are completely miserable. John helps you figure out and navigate your way during this transition period. This is a must podcast to listen to.

dropinceo ,

Resource for Mid-Career or any Transition Hero

While targeting Mid-Career professionals, the podcast brings forward timeless advise from experts. Whether early, mid or late career everyone can engage in continue learning; gleaning insights & inspiration from amazing guests. John sees the opportunity to empower professionals who are at a crossroad and seek to continue to do great work and living a life full of joy.

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