31 episodes

This is the Your Next Move podcast with Kimberly B. Cummings. She’s made it her mission to make sure professionals FINALLY have the leadership development needed to create opportunities for themselves through building a career strategy and not just hustling everyday and wondering why they aren’t getting promoted.

If you’re looking to position yourself as a leader in the workplace, this is where you want to be.

Your Next Move Podcast Kimberly B. Cummings

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This is the Your Next Move podcast with Kimberly B. Cummings. She’s made it her mission to make sure professionals FINALLY have the leadership development needed to create opportunities for themselves through building a career strategy and not just hustling everyday and wondering why they aren’t getting promoted.

If you’re looking to position yourself as a leader in the workplace, this is where you want to be.

    EP30: Getting Vulnerable with Jessica Hurley | A Your Next Move x The Stranded Phase Collaboration

    EP30: Getting Vulnerable with Jessica Hurley | A Your Next Move x The Stranded Phase Collaboration

    It’s a different kind of episode as Your Next Move welcomes podcast host and CEO, Jessica Hurley. In this reverse interview, Kimberly gets vulnerable as these two powerhouse women discuss learning how to operate by themselves, leaning into the feminine, and what Kimberly wishes she could have done differently. Listen in to this candid dialogue and get a glimpse of what really lies behind your formidable show host and her dream to become the Oprah of career and leadership development. 
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - Who is Jessica Hurley?
    - Intimidating versus determined
    - Why it’s lonely at the top
    - What created Kimberly’s incredible drive
    - Always saying yes is saying no to yourself 
    - Operating in masculine energy 
    - Finding competence and confidence
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “I would rather die on the treadmill next to you, than let you beat me."
    “I'm always used to having accountability. I had to do something, I had to prove myself, create the strategy, do the thing, in order to get the opportunity. So that's just how I operate.” 
     
    GUEST RESOURCES:
    Check out Jessica Hurley on social media!
    IG | @jessicahurley_ - instagram.com/jessicahurley_
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    About the book
    Learn more at nextmovebestmovebook.com
    Books are available wherever books are sold!
     
    Submit your questions for a future show 
    podcast@kimberlybcummings.com
     
    Follow Kimberly on Instagram @kimberlybonline - instagram.com/kimberlybonline 





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    • 33 min
    EP29: Maximizing Your Success in a New Job - Your First 90 Days

    EP29: Maximizing Your Success in a New Job - Your First 90 Days

    Congratulations! You got the new job! Now what? Don’t simply go in, figure it out, and allow that new job or company to drive things for you! Listen in as Kimberly discusses what you should be doing over the next 90 days, from creating momentum to conducting listening tours. Understand all the pieces of the organization. When you understand the needs, you can brainstorm effective solutions and when you have effective solutions, you can execute flawlessly. 
     
    Tune in and start making an impact and creating value in your new job today!
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - Congrats! You got the job! Now what?
    - What is a listening tour?
    - Why a listening tour is crucial
    - How to create your own onboarding plan
    - Look for opportunities to generate quick wins
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “I think the biggest mistake that I see professionals make is that they are laid back now. Like I got the job, I just gotta go in and let me just figure it out.”
    “Remember that your job description is what you are hired to do. But it's up to you to leave your mark on the work.”
     
    About the book
    Learn more at nextmovebestmovebook.com
    Books are available wherever books are sold!
     
    Submit your questions for a future show 
    podcast@kimberlybcummings.com
     
    Follow Kimberly on Instagram @kimberlybonline - instagram.com/kimberlybonline 





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    • 10 min
    EP28: The Need To Recruit & Retain Young Talent with Lejorne Leys

    EP28: The Need To Recruit & Retain Young Talent with Lejorne Leys

    In this episode, Kimberly invites one of her nearest and dearest friends, Lejorne Leys, to discuss his work with underrepresented groups in the technology sector. Dedicating his career to helping young talent navigate the world of work and get connected to opportunities, listen in as Lejorne and Kimberly discuss the pandemic's impact on the workplace and the need to shift our perception of the typical nine to five. 
     
    Join this informative and relaxed conversation on how to change the world from the inside out, and don’t miss Lejorne Ley’s foremost advice for all young professionals!
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - COVID-19’s impact on young talent coming into the workplace
    - What you should know when entering this changing workforce
    - Who does Lejorne Leys work with specifically?
    - Why opportunity is not equivalent to equality 
    - What is the most important thing recruiters look for?
    - How do you market yourself?
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “I've really dedicated myself to doing this work, because I believe that the tech industry has the ability to change people's lives forever, especially for young people that are coming from underserved communities like myself.”

    “The one thing that I'll always tell students is, I don't care where you intern, I don't care what grade you have. Are you committed to being the best ‘x’?”
     
    Learn more about Lejorne Leys at:
    Linkedin | linkedin.com/in/lleys
    IG | @stoicleys - instagram.com/stoicleys
     
    About the book
    Learn more at nextmovebestmovebook.com
    Books are available wherever books are sold!
     
    Submit your questions for a future show 
    podcast@kimberlybcummings.com
     
    Follow Kimberly on Instagram @kimberlybonline - instagram.com/kimberlybonline 





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    • 21 min
    EP27: Carving Out Focus Time to Increase Productivity

    EP27: Carving Out Focus Time to Increase Productivity

    This episode is all about productivity, something important for everyone but crucial for high-achieving professionals. And it just so happens that your host, Kimberly, is a specialist in getting things done.
     
    Tune in as Your Next Move reveals the top two actionable techniques for professionals who are ready to hit the ground running and move toward their goal. From the value of daily affirmations and priority lists to creating a schedule that maximizes your efficacy, don’t miss this valuable lesson on productivity and find what works best for you!
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - Two key processes to get things done 
    - The blueprint for Kimberly’s daily journaling 
    - Nothing is too small to write down
    - Identify your focus time 
    - Exceptions can always be made for excellence 
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “If I don't have a plan of attack for my day, it is extremely hard for me to push and get things done in the way that I would like to.”
    “You don't have to wait to be an entrepreneur or a VP or president or director or whatever it is to really start to create a schedule that aligns for your productivity.”
     
    Follow Latesha Byrd on social media
    IG | instagram.com/latesha_byrd
    Twitter | twitter.com/Latesha_Byrd
     
    About the book
    Learn more at nextmovebestmovebook.com
    Books are available wherever books are sold!
     
    Submit your questions for a future show 
    podcast@kimberlybcummings.com
     
    Follow Kimberly on Instagram @kimberlybonline - instagram.com/kimberlybonline 





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    • 10 min
    EP26: Discover Clarity, Build Confidence, and Take Control of your Career with Latesha Byrd

    EP26: Discover Clarity, Build Confidence, and Take Control of your Career with Latesha Byrd

    “When you have a friend that you can make money with, that's a different tier of friend.”
     
    Meet Your Next Move’s good friend and special guest, Latesha Byrd. CEO of Perfeqta and “Career Chasers” club founder, Latesha helps corporations build high-performing teams and put equity back into talent. 
     
    Tune in as Kimberly and Latesha discuss self-advocacy, the downside of humility, and how she guides women of color to create careers they love with the pay they deserve.
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - Why career coaching is important, especially for women of color
    - Common career transition roadblocks
    - Latesha’s “3 C’s”
    - The value of boundaries 
    - How to navigate imposter syndrome
    - Relationships are key
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “Companies need us a lot more than we need them.”
    “When it comes to looking for work, look for people, not jobs.”

    Guest Information:
    Latesha Byrd 
    IG | instagram.com/latesha_byrd
    Twitter | twitter.com/Latesha_Byrd
     
    About the book
    Learn more at nextmovebestmovebook.com
    Books are available wherever books are sold!
     
    Submit your questions for a future show 
    podcast@kimberlybcummings.com
     
    Follow Kimberly on Instagram @kimberlybonline - instagram.com/kimberlybonline 





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    • 28 min
    EP25: Planning for Your Career in 2022 - Everything You Need to Know

    EP25: Planning for Your Career in 2022 - Everything You Need to Know

    One of the issues with career development is that we don't think about it like any other plan, we just kind of hope things are going to happen because we put it out into the universe. But Kimberly doesn’t want you to develop your 2022 career goals just out of thin air. She wants us to get intentional!
     
    Tune in to this short and sweet episode about making your next best move and getting it together for your career in 2022. 
     
    KEY POINTS:
    - What do you want to accomplish?
    - Review your performance appraisals 
    - 4 key relationships you need to build
    - The value of quarterly milestones
    - Track your wins
    - How can you prioritize your wellness?
     
    QUOTABLES:
    “Building your career, creating your goals is your responsibility.”
    “We can all have a job but not all of us can have a career.” 
     
    About the book
    Learn more at nextmovebestmovebook.com
    Books are available wherever books are sold!
     
    Submit your questions for a future show 
    podcast@kimberlybcummings.com
     
    Follow Kimberly on Instagram @kimberlybonline - instagram.com/kimberlybonline 





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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

_k.symone ,

RIGHT ON TIME ✨

This podcast came right on time! My fiancé attended a conference & met Kimberly. He immediately told me about her book and her story & I was hooked. I really feel like listening to this podcast and reading her book will truly propel me and many into the next career move. Often times I find podcast that speak solely to quitting your job, but what about us that really enjoy what we do and just want to elevate? Kimberly did THAT! & I’m appreciative.

This isn’t a podcast that you listen to in the background, GRAB YOUR PEN & PAPER! 🙌🏾

SavvyCarol ,

Outstanding Career Advice

I just listened to Episode 22, Being an Ambitious Woman with Tiffany Aliche and was so impressed. The time just flew by as I enjoyed the solid career advice Kimberly and Tiffany shared. Documenting your accomplishments was one of the ideas that I thought was especially good -- because if YOU don't know what you accomplished and what your big wins are, you cannot possibly expect others to remember. I look forward to tuning in again.

manager dwh ,

Universally applicable

Kimberly’s content is billed as being for women and people of color. As a white male, I feel that her content is universally applicable. As a person that benefited from privilege I appreciate having access to this point of view. I feel that being able to get an understanding of these topics from her perspective helps me better approach these topics with my employees.

I hope she keeps producing new episodes and publishing books.

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