64 episodes

This podcast is for people like us. Our career has been what some would call 'non-linear.' When we look for a job, no one - especially recruiters - can put the pieces of our experience together. We want to change careers but aren't sure how. When we land a new role or change careers, that's just the beginning of next-leveling our career. If you're one of us, this podcast is for you. Join Host (and author) Travis L. Scott as he takes what he's learned from two decades of marketing and recruiting to change the way you approach your career and, in the process, change your life.

The Winding Road Travis L. Scott

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

This podcast is for people like us. Our career has been what some would call 'non-linear.' When we look for a job, no one - especially recruiters - can put the pieces of our experience together. We want to change careers but aren't sure how. When we land a new role or change careers, that's just the beginning of next-leveling our career. If you're one of us, this podcast is for you. Join Host (and author) Travis L. Scott as he takes what he's learned from two decades of marketing and recruiting to change the way you approach your career and, in the process, change your life.

    Real-Time Career Pivot Show: Mastering the Art of Juggling a Day Job and a Side Project

    Real-Time Career Pivot Show: Mastering the Art of Juggling a Day Job and a Side Project

    Do you ever wonder how to keep the momentum going when juggling a day job and a side project? This week, Nathan and Travis share their experiences with this very thing.

    While working on a contract with the University of Oxford, Nathan has also been developing his side project, Dadversity. He brings invaluable insights about the importance of consistency, especially when it comes to maintaining a digital presence on social media. So, grab a notepad because, in this episode, you’ll learn that showing up consistently matters more than a viral post.

    Balancing energy and time between your day job and a side project can be a real challenge. They discuss how setting realistic expectations can be a game-changer. Nathan and Travis delve into the concept of a portfolio career and its potential benefits.

    Imagine this, you are not tied to one job or one job role; instead, you have multiple income streams from diverse roles that can make your life more fulfilling! We also touch on how to adjust your business model and be creative to decrease the friction and conflict between your side projects and your day job.

    Finally, we talk about the importance of consistency and showing up, even when you don't feel like it. 

    If you're thinking about a career pivot, juggling a side project, or trying to balance multiple professional commitments, this episode is just what you need. Tune in, and let's redefine work-life balance together!

    Episode Links:

    Dadversity
    RainierDigital
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    Website: https://www.windingroadcareers.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingroadcareers/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/winding-road-careers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewindingrd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingroadcareers

    • 30 min
    Kenny Soto: From Music Theory Major to Top SEO Voice on LinkedIn

    Kenny Soto: From Music Theory Major to Top SEO Voice on LinkedIn

    Kenny Soto joins host, Travis Scott, on the Winding Road Careers podcast.

    Kenny is a seasoned marketing leader and growth-focused professional with over eight years of experience in developing and implementing effective digital marketing campaigns.

    He has worked with clients such as JP Morgan Chase Bank, Buzzfeed, and Ray Dalio.

    He is also the host of the People of Digital Marketing podcast.

    In this episode, Kenny shares his career journey, from aspiring to be a doctor to becoming a music theory major and eventually transitioning into marketing. He discusses the importance of note-taking, pattern matching, and documenting one's learning and achievements.

    He also shares his approach to career growth, emphasizing the importance of saying yes to opportunities, especially in the early stages of one's career, and the value of viewing oneself as a consultant within a company.

    Books Mentioned:
    - Rasputin for Hire

    Other Links:
    - Connect with Kenny on LinkedIn
    - People of Digital Marketing Podcast
    Follow Winding Road Careers:
    Website: https://www.windingroadcareers.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingroadcareers/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/winding-road-careers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewindingrd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingroadcareers

    • 58 min
    Lindsay LaShell: From Teacher to Marketing Agency Owner

    Lindsay LaShell: From Teacher to Marketing Agency Owner

    Lindsay has had a fascinating career. She started out working for startups during the frenzied dot com era, got burned out right before the "dot bomb" happened and went back to school to earn a teaching certificate.

    She was a teacher at Oakland Unified for four years before burning out (the typical timeframe for teacher burnout) and was asked to come work in marketing for an entrepreneur she had worked for in the past.

    This led to her getting a lot of agency experience and, ultimately, starting her own agency.

    Now, she's a solo consultant (more specifically a marketing activist) and loves it. It fits how she likes to work and what she likes to do: teach, build, and advise.

    Our conversation dives into her career journey. We also talk about the power of understanding your strengths and playing to them and we even branched off and briefly talked about meditation and how it's helped her.

    Connect with Lindsay:


    Lindsay on LinkedInHer company, Open Lines MarketingFollow Winding Road Careers:
    Website: https://www.windingroadcareers.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingroadcareers/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/winding-road-careers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewindingrd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingroadcareers

    • 49 min
    Gaby Israel Grinberg- Early Career Learnings and Employer Transparency

    Gaby Israel Grinberg- Early Career Learnings and Employer Transparency

    Gaby Israel Grinberg is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Proofpoint Marketing. She is also the co-host of the podcast, The Master Marketer Show.

    Gaby and I talked about: 


    What she learned early in her career that has stuck with herPerseverance through personal and professional tragedy and adversityThe importance of employer transparency

    Follow Winding Road Careers:
    Website: https://www.windingroadcareers.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingroadcareers/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/winding-road-careers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewindingrd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingroadcareers

    • 41 min
    Dan Cafiero Interview: Making an Adjacent Career Change

    Dan Cafiero Interview: Making an Adjacent Career Change

    Sometimes we think of a career change as being a 180 from what we were previously doing. However, a common pivot is to make an adjacent change.

    An adjacent career change is moving into something that already 'touches' what you're already doing. It's not something completely different.

    Dan Cafiero called it "evolving with the market."

    He started out in digital advertising and event planning and eventually moved into a more strategic and technical role involved with ABM (account-based marketing) and program management. 

    We also talked about:


    What a passion really is and does it apply to your careerWhy you need to try different things to be able to see what you couldn't before- hence the 'adjacent' nature of a career changeHow to take an ABM approach to your job search


    Follow Winding Road Careers:
    Website: https://www.windingroadcareers.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingroadcareers/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/winding-road-careers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewindingrd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingroadcareers

    • 43 min
    April Rinne - Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change

    April Rinne - Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change

    April Rinne is a futurist and the author of Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change.

    If there's anything that's been a constant over the past few years for just about everyone, it's change- and big change. 

    There's good change - the kind we opt into. That change is relatively easy.

    Then there's bad change - the kind that blindsides us and drives us down the spiral of worst-case scenarios and doomsday.

    April and I discuss several ways for dealing with change that she covers in her book. 
    Follow Winding Road Careers:
    Website: https://www.windingroadcareers.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingroadcareers/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/winding-road-careers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewindingrd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingroadcareers

    • 58 min

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