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John Neral had a mid-career moment that changed his path and direction. Building a Mid-Career GPS helped guide him to create 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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John Neral had a mid-career moment that changed his path and direction. Building a Mid-Career GPS helped guide him to create 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.

    🔒 1. Four Fs to Evaluate Your Career and Lots More

    🔒 1. Four Fs to Evaluate Your Career and Lots More

    Subscriber-only episode
    Welcome to the first episode of The Mid-Career GPS Podcast +. In this premium version of the podcast, Executive and Career Transition Coach, John Neral, will guide you through in-depth topics, Q&A, training, and much more to help you build Your Mid-Career GPS to whatever is next for you and your career. 
     
    Today, you’ll learn “Four Fs” to evaluate various aspects of your career, from how well it’s going, attending your next networking event or conference, your boss, your coach, and much more. These Four Fs are foundational coaching tools John uses with his clients. He shares them with you in this premium episode so you can decide whether to apply them in your career to help you determine the best path.
     
    Visit https://johnneral.com for more information.
    Email John with your ideas about future premium episodes at john@johnneral.com or to inquire about hiring him as your coach, or speaking at your next event.
     
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introducing The Mid-Career GPS Podcast + (0:00)
    ·      The Four Fs (3:55)
    ·      Evaluating Your Job Offer (4:37)
    ·      Evaluating Your Next Event (18:03)
    ·      Evaluating Your Boss (20:30) 
    ·      Evaluating Your Coach (33:11) 
    ·      My Mid-Career GPS (40:00)
    ·      Wrap Up (43:00) 
     
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Get Your Free Guide - 5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) 
    ·      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
    ·      Episode 117 – Four Things to Consider About Your Job Offer
     
    Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

    Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free guide, "5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) and more information about your leadership and career transition.

    Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
    Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
    Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.

    • 45 min
    You Are More Than Your Title with Jeff Perry

    You Are More Than Your Title with Jeff Perry

    Jeff Perry is a mid-career professional who knows what it is like to be more than an engineer. As a software, mechanical, and manufacturing engineer, Jeff parlayed his successful career into developing people in his career coaching practice. 
     
    For years, Jeff was on the front lines of the technical world. As the tech world makes some changes in 2023, Jeff is here to help you leverage your technical talents and expertise to become a quality leader. 
     
    In this episode, John and Jeff talk about the importance of career clarity to understand your professional fit, why your professional mindset matters as you seek your next advancement opportunity, and why you should never say “yes” to a job that isn’t the right fit for you. 
     
    Connect with Jeff on his website, LinkedIn, and click here to get the “Engineer’s Career Clarity Checklist.”
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:00)
    ·      Get Your Free GPS Career Guide (1:47)
    ·      Meet Jeff Perry (3:34)
    ·      Understanding Your Professional Fit (6:09)
    ·      Why Engineers Are Professionally Misunderstood (8:14)
    ·      Your Professional Mindset (11:14)
    ·      Having a Better Interview (16:01)
    ·      Don’t Say Yes to Something That Isn’t the Right Fit (18:11)
    ·      Identifying Your Outstanding Value (23:24)
    ·      What is the Problem That Needs to Be Solved? (24:04)
    ·      Jeff’s Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (24:47)
    ·      Connect with Jeff (30:19)
    ·      Wrap-Up (32:19)
     
     List of Resources:
    ·      Get Your Free Guide - 5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) 
    ·      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


    Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

    Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free guide, "5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) and more information about your leadership and career transition.

    Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
    Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
    Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.

    • 34 min
    Networking Tips for Mid-Career Professionals with Frank Agin

    Networking Tips for Mid-Career Professionals with Frank Agin

    Many mid-career professionals are concerned that they don’t do enough networking, or when they do, they do it incorrectly. We know that networking is all about building relationships. As long as your #SHOWUP authentically and genuinely, you can’t go wrong. And that’s why Frank Agin is a networking expert. 
     
    Frank Agin is president of AmSpirit Business Connections, which empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives, and professionals to become successful through networking. He hosts the Networking Rx podcast with insights and interviews related to better business relationships. And Frank is the author of several books, including Foundational Networking. 
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn how to tweak, improve or overhaul your networking strategy, learn why networking will lift up your world, how to network internally, and the one question you must ask at the end of every networking conversation. 
     
    Connect with Frank on LinkedIn or his websites: 
    ·      www.frankagin.com
    ·      www.networking-hub.com
    ·      www.amspirit.com 
     
    You can listen to my interview on Frank’s podcast, Networking RX by clicking here. 
      
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:00)
    ·      Download Your Free Guide (1:30)
    ·      Meet Frank Agin (3:55)
    ·      Networking Will Lift Up Your World (8:45)
    ·      Going Out of Your Way (10:50)
    ·      Find Ways to Help Others (16:24)
    ·      Tips to Network Internally (18:05)
    ·      What Does This Person Do? (25:05)
    ·      Frank’s Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (26:05)
    ·      Connect with Frank Agin (28:05)
     
     List of Resources:
    ·      Get Your Free Guide - 5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) 
    ·      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
     
    Thank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

    Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free guide, "5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) and more information about your leadership and career transition.

    Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
    Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
    Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.

    • 30 min
    Know Your Worth & Ask for What You Want with Christy Metcalf

    Know Your Worth & Ask for What You Want with Christy Metcalf

    Asking for what you want doesn’t have to be a difficult task. However, many mid-career professionals often struggle with asking for what they want, especially regarding their salary and compensation. 
     
    Christy Metcalf is an expert when it comes to asking for what you want in your career and life. She is the President and Founder of CEO Learning Systems, a company dedicated to helping women make more money without feeling like they need to work harder or sacrifice what’s most important to them. And make no mistake; everyone will benefit from this episode. 
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn the difference between feeling good and feeling usable or relevant, how to examine your thoughts about money and how they impact your life and career, as well as how to ask for what you want, negotiate a better salary, and get what you are worth. 
     
    Make sure to connect with Christy on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/christy-metcalf/. 
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:00)
    ·      Get Your Free Guide (1:53)
    ·      What Christy Wanted to Be Growing Up (3:40)
    ·      Christy’s Early Career (4:49)
    ·      What Makes a Good Training? (6:25)
    ·      Feeling Good vs. Feeling Usable (7:03)
    ·      Your Money Thoughts & Values (8:55)
    ·      Who Christy Works With (10:10)
    ·      Where Fear Holds Us Back from Success (14:05)
    ·      How Women Typically Negotiate Their First Starting Salary (17:15)
    ·      Asking for Your Salary & Your Worth (20:40)
    ·      Christy’s Mid-Career GPS Advice (30:40)
    ·      Connect with Christy Metcalf (31:25)
    ·      Wrap-Up (32:10)
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Get Your Free Guide - 5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) 
    ·      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
     
    Thank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

    Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free guide, "5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) and more information about your leadership and career transition.

    Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
    Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
    Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.

    • 34 min
    Resentment & Your Performance Appraisal

    Resentment & Your Performance Appraisal

    It’s that time of year! You’re back to work; for many of you, it’s time to have your annual performance appraisal. 
    However, depending on your company and your manager, your performance appraisal might be a lackluster experience. And that may leave you feeling resentful. 
     
    And if you’re a manager, how you conduct your performance appraisal meetings with your direct reports says a lot about how invested you are in the process and how invested you are in them. 
     
    In this episode, I will walk you through some of my best practices to help you prepare for and conduct your performance appraisal meeting. Whether you’re getting your performance appraisal or delivering one to your team, this information is relevant. And I’ll share some guidance on how to deal with any resentment you’re feeling before, during, or after the performance appraisal process. 
     
    Click Here to Register for My Free Webinar on January 17th at 12:00 pm EST, “Preparing for Your Performance Appraisal Meeting – What to Do Before, During, And After to Ensure Success” or visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:00)
    ·      Get Your Free Guide (1:54)
    ·      Register for Free Performance Appraisal Webinar (2:30)
    ·      What is a Performance Appraisal? (4:05)
    ·      Your Thoughts About Your Performance Appraisal (7:50)
    ·      Dealing with Resentment (11:54)
    ·      John’s Tip to Help You Prepare for Your Performance Appraisal Meeting (23:00)
    ·      Wrap-Up (25:00)
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Get Your Free Guide - 5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) 
    ·      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
    Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

    Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free guide, "5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) and more information about your leadership and career transition.

    Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
    Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
    Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.

    • 28 min
    Five Mid-Career Considerations to Help Your Career Clarity

    Five Mid-Career Considerations to Help Your Career Clarity

    What does your career look like in 2023? Whether you are looking to find a new job, get a promotion, switch companies, or stay where you are, now is the perfect time to assess what’s working and what’s not. 
     
    In this episode, executive and career transition coach, John Neral, walks you through five things to consider at mid-career to help you strategically position yourself in the job market to find that job you love or love the job you have. Plus, John pays tribute to Barbara Walters, her outstanding career, and why her career moves are relevant to our conversation. 
     
    Download your 2023 Career Quiz here or visit https://johnneral.com. 
     
    Key Topics & Time Stamps: 
    ·      Introduction (0:00)
    ·      Get Your Free Career Guide (1:45)
    ·      Barbara Walters (2:49)
    ·      Four Parts to Your Mid-Career GPS (3:45)
    ·      5 Mid-Career Considerations (6:30)
    ·      What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be? (25:11)
    ·      Wrap Up (27:30)
     
    List of Resources:
    ·      Get Your Free Guide - 5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) 
    ·      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: 
    ·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 
    ·      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.
    Thank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
    Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

    Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free guide, "5 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Make (And Need to Stop Doing) and more information about your leadership and career transition.

    Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
    Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
    Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Rp2chil ,

Great podcast and guest

This was a podcast I can certainly relate to. John podcasts are always relevant, interesting, and appear at times that I need to hear the most.

I really liked Ms St. Jean and her content.

Thank you

Cadon23 ,

Turning tough times into gold moments

John Neral is both a great coach and a great podcast host who touches on ALL the reasons your career might feel off track and how to get back on a path that works for you. He asks real questions that truly show how deeply he cares about the people he serves.

DB757336202 ,

Excellent podcast for any point in your career!

I have been seeking a career change and I was introduced to this podcast. I took a moment to listen to an episode and I have been hooked! John provides clear and concise information while introducing various guests who provide their expertise and insight on how to navigate challenges we all may face in our careers. I am so glad I discovered this podcast and look forward to seeing how it will further affect the my career goals moving forward.

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