career change

Mentorship and Using Your Strengths to Grow

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Tim, Mr. Future of Work, Salau is the CEO and co-founder of Guide, the premium B2B learning and talent development Software as a Service (SaaS) app, helping remote teams and knowledge workers learn anytime, anywhere, on demand. He’s an author, investor, accomplished international keynote speaker, product leader tech influencer, and the only Nigerian African-American activist and global authority leading and shaping the discussion on the future of work, leadership and innovation.

In 2017, Tim founded the Guide group, a global movement of 300,000+ business leaders and professionals focused on helping every member lead a fulfilling career. Through his life’s work and global platform, he’s directly impacting a magnitude of 150+ million people. Tim Inspires millions of professionals and business leaders daily to embrace, change, and thrive in the future of work.

I interviewed Tim on November 19, 2020.

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Regenerative Purpose and Reframing Success

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Challenge

Reflect on this question: How can you see that purpose doesn’t belong to you?

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Finding Confirmation through Faith and Action

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Today, I’m sharing an interview that I recorded with Richard Sherwood. Richard was born in Detroit, Michigan in the US and now lives in a village next to the capital of Prague, Czech Republic. His work has many dimensions including being a solutions architect, business analyst, programmer, Excel guru. His official title is Service Excellence Expert, working in the technical operations and quality IT function. He spends his time solving problems.

Richard and I have a wide ranging conversation where he shares what his learned through life, especially the importance of action towards your goals.

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Strategies for Personal and Professional Progress

John Neral, MA, CPC reawakens, energizes, galvanizes and innovates the mind think of employees, corporations, associations and systems. He is a celebrated executive/career and professional development coach and an in-demand, mindset-shifting public speaker.

Prior to this, John served as a professional development manager of an instructional coaching program in the District of Columbia Public Schools system (DCPS); a mathematics educator for 16 years, and a state educational assessment specialist (DC). He’s also been a longstanding corporate consultant for Fortune 500 giant, Casio America, Inc. and a Training and Staffing Director for an Educational Non-Profit (AIR). He now leads John Neral Coaching, LLC, one of the most progressive, mindset-shifting professional and organizational coaching and public speaking firms in the U.S. and is the author of the new book, SHOW UP – Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career.

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Go Through the Process to be Your Own Kind ep. 34

Renita Betts is a proud wife to her best friend and she loves to be surrounded by positive energy. Her purpose in life is to encourage others to be comfortable with themselves. She’s felt depressed, stuck and invisible. After spending a good portion of her life trying to fit, trying to be loved and validated, she discovered that she doesn’t need someone else to define who she is. She now knows that it’s not about fitting in with others but feeling comfortable with herself. Join us to learn about her journey, with advice to be your own kind, as you define it.

Timeline of the Chat

1:24 – Renita introduces herself
1:53 – Moving around as a child and its impact
3:35 – Learning the meaning of friendship and how to be a good friend
5:57 – The challenge she grew the most from
7:01 – Overcoming failure and changing behaviors to create success
10:20 – Developing self-awareness and self-love, and learning to feel
13:41 – Growth and development through life coaching and mirror talk
15:40 – Motivation for and purpose of Be Your Own Kind
17:26 – Being authentic and true to yourself online
19:48 – Changing location and finding a new job after being laid off
22:40 – Advice for if you’re feeling stuck
24:53 – Using affirmations to get out of your head and change your mindset finding new strategies
26:33 – How life has changed with COVID-19
27:36 – Final advice to. go through the process
30:13 – Where to connect with Renita

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Being Intentional and Building a Career to Make An Impact ep. 21

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I chat with Maria Xenidou. In our chat, Maria shares corporate journey and how change snuck up on her 2015. She explains how it took her 2 years to embark on a journey of discovering what would be next for her. We learn about portfolio career and impact learning. She shares how journaling and self-coaching helps her determine her path for making a change in the world. Listen to this episode for some concrete examples of how we can help people by making contributions that have impact.

Timeline of the Chat

2:00 – Maria introduces herself
2:44 – The decision to become a corporate scientist and her journey in that career
6:35 – On being intentional and learning from others
8:48 – How change snuck up on her and why she left her corporate career
11:55 – What is impact learning
13:08 – What is a portfolio career and how it connects to impact learning
16:06 – How Impact Learning started and finding collaborators for impact learning
19:31 – Advocacy and supporting organizations
21:22 – How we can contribute and help
22:08 – How Maria built Impact Learning
25:25 – Challenges on her journey and finding impactful work that matters
28:42 – What makes a good project and choosing what to work on
31:05 – How to build skills and avoiding overwhelm
34:35 – Maria’s role model and mentors
37:27 – Her approach to coaching and views on self-directed learning
41:18 – Book recommendations
45:08 – Where and how to connect with Maria

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