A podcast where I speak with people about their career path. Focusing on their decisions, success, advice, key traits, career moves, mentoring and listening to interesting stories. This podcast is an interesting perspective on how careers can take a linear path to success, but all often career paths take a zig-zag path. Fun Stuff to learn about. Enjoy!
#94 Sarah McDonald (Re-Release) - Best Selling Author / COO / Ebay and Accenture / Le Cordon Bleu
Best selling author of her book "The Cancer Channel"COO for a start up in SF AdentroEbay for over 14 yearsConsultant at AccentureStarted her career at Chubb in LA and spent time in NYCEducated at
- Occidental College
Cornell for the MBALe Cordon Bleu Ottawa culinary institute Highlights
what to do during "down time" her YMCA GigHaving PhD Parents and loving learningTalking her way into numerous jobsWhat is this Management Consulting all aboutMBA at Cornell and NO interest in Wall StreetCross country move with Accenture and EbayGoing it alone without mentors on some heavy decisionsSuffering from the Princess ComplexThe impact of her parentsDrive across AmericaThe power of the SabbaticalsCulinary School on a SabbaticalBeing a learnerTrain ride from New York city to AlbanyWriting her first bookAfter quitting no looking for a job for 2 monthsHigh sense of urgency and driveBacking a colleague into a cornerGiving more grace AND spaceWhen the student is ready the teacher appearsIf you treated your friends like you treat yourself, you wouldn't have any friendsFalling in love with reading againWhy Not?Brian Stevenson ConversationWant to be a guest? Email me at email@example.com!
#103 Steve Woodruff - King of Clarity / Author / Found his passion & loves it
Vanderbilt University Bachelor in PsychologyDirector of sales and marketing VP of Business DevelopmentVP of CommunicationsCollaborating AuthorCo-Founder / Co-Moderator (Leadership Chat)President of Impactiviti / ClarityFuel for over 17 yearsHighlights
Another paper boyConsultant / AuthorSunday French ToastClarity is the heart and soul of everything he doesChose his College based on Astronomy, Quickly adjusted to PsychologyReads 3 to 8 books at a timeHis mind loves to put things in orderMarketing as early as age 14 years oldStrength Finder Focus on what you do well (Forget about the weaknesses)Getting people in touch with their wiringDiscovering that he was a consultant all alongFiguring it all out on his ownRunning out of challenges means changing it up a bitThe impact of his Dad being an inventorTMI is a big problem to clarityYou are going to be Pidgeon holed, so you might as well find your pigeon hole and tell it to the worldWant to be a guest? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
#102 Marnie Jones - Expert consultant / 2 wonderful mentors / 6 months turned into 6 years (no way)
Currently - Director of Talent X & Educate X Cracked into consulting in 2011 with Gallop Solutions where she worked with some incredible people who helped shape her career.Marnie eventually Started her own Business consultant organizationHighlights:
Hungry Jacks (Burger Kind) and the $300 phone billNo drive or desire to go to universityOut of High School "I want to go to England" so she didDaniel and Lindy internshipFirst client at 19, "you can pay me to talk about my or how I can help you."Analytical and structured thinkerWorking with small businessesReally likes people, loves human beings6 months, no way. Turned into 6 years24 hour decision, do you want to be here or notBeing completely self awareBest advice - Death Bed ExerciseHaving a casual lack of concern - "Insouciant"Want to be a guest? Email me at email@example.com!
#101 Jason Gelios - Author of 2 books / Top producing realtor / 2 guests for "Fun Stuff" awesome
Went to my Alma Mater Macomb Community CollegeHard working guy who had several jobs prior to finding his career Award winning and Top Producing Realtor in the Metro Detroit area Author of
"Think like a realtor" "Beating the Force of Average"Created a real estate show and an Expert media contributor to all kinds of real estate showsHighlights
Job straight out of college and Assessing career earlyExperiencing mid life crisis in his early twentiesFinding the woman of her dreams at Burger KingWife being a major influence on his lifeHearing - You'd be good at salesAlways like real estate Knowing himself - More handshake than cold call personalityGetting focus through writing some booksThe impact of the Global Financial CrisisBeing let go a couple of times and the positive impactHis key traits are so easy to followRationale for writing a bookGiving a book instead of a business cardBest advice is to "Just start:Get out of your comfort zoneHis kids were nice enough to join in the fun Stuff Question portion of the podcastWant to be a guest? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
# 100 - I'm interviewed by my Sisters (Vicky & Linda) / Love / Caring / Respect
So proud of both my sisters for doing this as they were a bit stretched out of their comfort zone. You will hear about:
- The Nowak "No"
- Boblo Island
- Our first sibling trip
- Impact of a cruise ship in Seattle
On a personal note, I just want to say how much I love and appreciate both of my sisters. We are all so very similar and you can hopefully hear how much we truly enjoy each other. Our over 20 sibling trips have been a highlight in my life.
Vicky & Linda - I love you both very much and so happy to have you play such a large part in my life!
Want to be a guest? Email me at email@example.com!
#99 Rob Cornell - Consulting Executive / Doing What's Right / Great Guys from Michigan
Central Michigan University Alumni MIS and Accounting Heaps of Credentials from the University of MichiganSolid career in consulting with Equaterra and KPMG Highlights
Searching for the next phase of his careerStudying Management Information Systems early onGreat first job story, awesomeThe big houston move, loved itWonderful start up company story and wooing a clientAnother Enron impacted individualHaving to let your team of 7 goCompany cultural differencesThe Mark Toon Impact on hisSeeing you being relaxedBeing an approachable professionalStanding up for your employeesDoing what's rightThe great guys from MichiganDave brown looks out for youWant to be a guest? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Great podcast to help navigate your career.