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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories about how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.   Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 
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Dec 14, 2020

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This will be the last podcast episode of 2020 which for many of us has been one dumpster fire of a year. Therefore it is time to plan for 2021 and I have kicked off my annual podcast survey. If you would be to take the survey, I would be most appreciative.

I will be planning out the podcast schedule for 2021 during the month of December and the first half of January, and I would very much appreciate any feedback you can give me.

In this week's episode, I have Diann Wingert from Diann Wingert coaching. Diann is a former licensed therapist and now coaches entrepreneurs. Her tag list "My Jam" is helping others like me be successful in work and life. She also has The Driven Woman podcast.

I know Diann from the Smart Passive Income Pro online community where we both are members. I wanted to finish out the year discussing mindsets. We have all been thrown out of our comfort zones in the last 9 months and I thought this would be a good topic to discuss before the holidays.

The Career Pivot membership mastermind gets mentioned in the article, How to Build a Home Business Support Group, published on NextAvenue.org.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

 

Dec 7, 2020

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Dr. Gregg Lunceford is a retirement researcher and financial planning practitioner. He is a Certified Financial Planning professional and holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University where he conducted retirement studies. His writing focus on the changing dynamics in retirement for 21st-century retirees, He is the author of EXIT FROM WORK: What Will The New You Look Like?

He will be interviewed by David Jenkins, who is a charter member of the Career Pivot membership community. David has launched a blog focused on urban planning and plans to launch a podcast on the same topic. We have been helping David get up to speed on podcasting and this was excellent practice in interviewing.

Please check out David's review of the book in the post, Exit from Work – What Will the New You Look Like? [Book Review].

I am kicking off my annual podcast survey. If you would be so kind to go to take the survey, I would be most appreciative. I will be planning out the podcast schedule for 2021 during the month of December and the first half of January.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

Nov 23, 2020

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This will be a short and sweet episode. There will be show notes blog post on the Career Pivot website.

Given the explosion of COVID-19 cases in North America and Europe and the audience who listens to this podcast are largely over 50 years of age I am really concerned about what this next month will bring.

I feel very blessed that I live in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. A little over a week ago we came out of a 2 week lockdown where all businesses were closed on weekends and all businesses closed at 7 PM each weekday.

 

It has seemed to work as numbers are trending downward and it seems to have encouraged good behavior as it relates to mask-wearing and social distancing. From a personal perspective, this was relatively non-intrusive in most people's lives.

There will be no episode next Monday and I will kick off the annual podcast survey with the next regular episode on December 7th.

I want to wish everyone a very safe and happy thanksgiving from the Repurpose Your Career Podcast and Career Pivot.

 

Nov 16, 2020

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This week I am interviewing Jack Kelly who is the founder and CEO of Wecruitr.io. You will hear at the very beginning of the episode how I butcher the name and Jack explains the origins.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and pick up my latest book Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

Nov 9, 2020

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This week I interview Chris Farrell, economics and personal finance expert. I wanted his take on what is happening and his predictions about it all. It was as always when I speak with Chris, a fascinating conversation.

Let me read you his bio from his website chrisfarrell.net:

Chris is currently a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program. He is also an economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series Conversations on the Creative Economy as well as a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has published five books on personal finance and the economy including, most recently, Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness is the Second Half of Life. For which I interviewed Chris last year.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and pick up my latest book Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

For the full show notes click here.

Nov 2, 2020

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This marks the 4th anniversary of this podcast. I started this podcast in late October of 2016 to support the launch of the 2nd edition of "Repurpose Your Career - A practical guide of the 2nd half of life" which was published in the spring of 2017. I never imagined to be doing this podcast 4 years later and a quarter of a million downloads.

I started 2020 like any other year with a set of guests that I thought would inform and inspire you. Of course, then COVID-19 hit us across the head like a 2 by 4 and I changed focus to topics that I thought you would find helpful in surviving and thriving through this pandemic.

I picked 7 episodes that I will play snippets from and I hope that you will go back and listen to again and again.

These episodes are as follows:

For the full show notes click here.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community. Make sure and pick up my latest book Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition

Oct 26, 2020

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Andrew's LinkedIn profile states the following:

Journalist, editor, and media ethicist focused on bringing people together with the information they need to be successful in their careers and everyday lives. Enjoying a great career at LinkedIn, where everyone is passionate about giving people and the global workforce the tools they need to succeed.

Andrew is the Senior Editor the #GetHired Newsletter.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Oct 19, 2020

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We normally travel back to Austin every six months to take care of things like renewing the car registration, picking up nutritional products, taking care of some medical stuff, and to do some shopping. We were unable to make the trip back in April when the car registration expired due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

These last few weeks looked like the best time to make a quick trip, take care of important business, and get back to Mexico.

I give you a day by day replay and some of my observations along the way.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Oct 12, 2020

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Here is the beginning of Hannah's About page:

Hi, I’m Hannah Morgan, aka, Career Sherpa, a nationally recognized author, and speaker, and job search strategist.

What I love doing is helping people understand what actions they need to take to find a job faster. Job hunting is hard work but I follow the trends closely to help get you up and running.

I’ve had my share of unsatisfying jobs and have pivoted from legal assistant to telemarketing, to HR.

My positions in Human Resources, Outplacement Services, Workforce Development, and Career Services, equipped me with a 360 degree perspective on job search topics.

What I’ve learned is that in today’s job search, technology, strategy, and even resume deliverables are morphing rapidly, shifting the way people find and land jobs. The explosive reliance and relevance of social media and online visibility, in general, have radically changed the job search landscape. Your job search needs to be proactive, not reactive.

I think that says it all.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Oct 5, 2020

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Deb Zahn is from the CraftofConsulting.com. The craft of Consulting is your one-stop resource to learn the ins and outs of becoming a wildly successful, in-demand consultant while living the life you want.

The craft of Consulting is for consultants by consultants. I’ll share my decade-worth of knowledge about how to excel as a consultant. Plus you’ll get an abundance of insider access to consultants who have cracked the code to business success and life balance. You’ll also have access to Craft of Consulting tools and products that will help you apply this knowledge to your business and life.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Sep 28, 2020

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Kathryn Kraemer Troutman, Federal Career Coach™ is the founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc., a service business located in Baltimore, MD, specializing in writing and designing professional federal and private-sector resumes, as well as coaching and education in the federal hiring process. For the past 30 years, Troutman has managed her Professional Writing and Consulting Practice, Publishing and Federal Career Training business, and with her team of 20 Certified Federal Resume Writers, The Resume Place advises and writes more than 300 federal resumes per month for military, private industry and federal clients world-wide.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

 

Sep 21, 2020

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Cleo Parker is a graduate of the Career Pivot community. I want you to hear about her pivot to working for a large university in a role she did much earlier in her career. She even got hired in the middle of the lockdown.

Cleo made some very conscious decisions about her job and life that I want you to hear.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Sep 14, 2020

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Last week, I played the first episode which came from a session we held in the Career Pivot membership community with Lisa Rangel, from Chameleon Resumes, and Alex Freund, from LandingExpert.com. Both Lisa and Alex are actively working with candidates during this pandemic.

If you have not listened to episode 192, I suggest you stop now and go listen to it at careerpivot.com/episode-192.

In episode 187 and 188, I played the audio from a Career Pivot membership community session with David Hughen and Gary O’Neal. Both of these gentlemen are HR consultants who are actively working with companies to adjust to the pandemic. They spoke about what they are seeing from the company side.

Last week's and this week's episode are about what Lisa and Alex are seeing from the candidate side of hiring during this pandemic.

After they give their perspective they answer questions from the Career Pivot community.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Sep 7, 2020

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In the next two episodes, I am going to play the audio from a session we held in the Career Pivot membership community with Lisa Rangel, from Chameleon Resumes, and Alex Freund, from the LandingExpert.com. Both Lisa and Alex are actively working with candidates during this pandemic.

In episode 187 and 188, I played the audio from a Career Pivot membership community session with David Hughen and Gary O’Neal. Both of these gentlemen are HR consultants who are actively working with companies to adjust to the pandemic. They spoke about what they are seeing from the company side.

These next two sessions are about what Lisa and Alex are seeing from the candidate side of hiring during this pandemic. After they give their perspective they answer questions from the Career Pivot community.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Aug 31, 2020

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This week, I will interview Andy Foote of Linkedinsights.com and the Foote-notes podcast. Andy and I discuss what you need to know about how LinkedIn works in this time of a pandemic.

The LinkedInsights about page states:

  • Author “3 Stunningly Good LinkedIn Profile Summaries”​ shared online by 2,000+ people.
  • #1 most viewed writer on Quora for LinkedIn Product, Profiles & Groups.
  • My 17 LinkedIn Publisher posts have been viewed by almost 70,000 people.
  • Over 3.3 million people have read my www.linkedinsights.com blog since 2012.
  • I’ve built and currently manage 12 LinkedIn Groups with 54,000+ members.

Basically Andy knows his stuff!

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Aug 24, 2020

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I will interview Mark Miller, that is M-A-R-K Miller of the Retirement Revised newsletter and podcast. Mark is a good friend and colleague, writes for the New York Times and many other major outlets. A lot of our generation will either choose to retire or be forced into retirement by the COVID-19 pandemic and I wanted to get Mark’s take on the situation.

Mark's bio from his website states:

RetirementRevised.com is edited and published by Mark Miller, a journalist, author, and podcaster who is a nationally-recognized expert on trends in retirement and aging. His writing offers a holistic view of retirement security, including healthcare and Medicare, Social Security, retirement investing, midlife careers, and housing.  He also writes frequently about retirement-related public policy issues, including reform of Social Security, Medicare, and workplace retirement plans.

Mark writes on retirement for ReutersThe New York TimesMorningstar, and WealthManagement.com. He also has contributed to NextAvenue.org and the AARP magazine. Mark also hosts a weekly podcast on retirement that is distributed alongside his weekly subscription newsletter.

Mark’s latest book, Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation, was published in February 2018 by Post Hill Press. He also is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security, published by Wiley. He also contributed chapters to The Silver Market Phenomenon: Business Opportunities in an Era of Demographic Change (Springer, 2008) and 65 Things to Do When You Retire, 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life (Sellers Publishing, 2012).

An experienced public speaker, Mark’s engagements include the Morningstar Individual Investor ConferenceThe National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, the 2015 NAPA 401(k) SummitNational Institute on Retirement Security, National Academy of Social Insurance, the World Aging & Generations Congress 2009 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, the Silver Market Phenomenon conference in Tokyo, Positive Aging Conference, the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, and the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit.

RetirementRevised.com was honored in Money Magazine’s May 2010 feature The 100 Smartest Things to do with Your Money as one of the nation’s top retirement planning websites.

Mark is the former editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, and Sunday editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Aug 17, 2020

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Mac’s List is a Pacific Northwest job board driven by a simple idea: the hiring process should be more human. When we break down the barriers between employers and job seekers, everybody wins.

As the top career resource for Passionate Professionals in Oregon, and Washington, we focus on sharing high-quality job listings and actionable resources that help people find and land the jobs they deserve.

Mac Prichard is the Founder and Publisher of Mac’s List, where he writes regularly about job hunting, leads classes on job search skills, and hosts the Find Your Dream Job podcast. Mac also owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. When he’s not hard at work, Mac can be found watching classic movies, snapping photos during his travels, or walking around Ladd’s Addition with his wife Kris and Weimaraner Kai.

A Special Announcement

Gene Snider who was interviewing episode #184 passed away on August 6th of 2020.

Gene was such a valuable member of the Career Pivot community, he was a generous soul who lovingly donated his time, expertise, and experience. This has shaken me as well as others in the community. Gene attended the Start a Business or Entrepreneurship mastermind group meetings over zoom every Tuesday. It was the highlight of his week and we loved him dearly for his support. Gene was 71 years old.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Aug 17, 2020

Description:

Mac’s List is a Pacific Northwest job board driven by a simple idea: the hiring process should be more human. When we break down the barriers between employers and job seekers, everybody wins.

As the top career resource for Passionate Professionals in Oregon, and Washington, we focus on sharing high-quality job listings and actionable resources that help people find and land the jobs they deserve.

Mac Prichard is the Founder and Publisher of Mac’s List, where he writes regularly about job hunting, leads classes on job search skills, and hosts the Find Your Dream Job podcast. Mac also owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. When he’s not hard at work, Mac can be found watching classic movies, snapping photos during his travels, or walking around Ladd’s Addition with his wife Kris and Weimaraner Kai.

A Special Announcement

Gene Snider who was interviewing episode #184 passed away on August 6th of 2020.

Gene was such a valuable member of the Career Pivot community, he was a generous soul who lovingly donated his time, expertise, and experience. This has shaken me as well as others in the community. Gene attended the Start a Business or Entrepreneurship mastermind group meetings over zoom every Tuesday. It was the highlight of his week and we loved him dearly for his support. Gene was 71 years old.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Aug 10, 2020

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This is the second part of a Career Pivot community call that was held with Gary O'Neal and David Hughen.

If you have not listened to the first half you can listen to it here.

When companies think of HR in Austin, they think of David Hughen. Cofounder of Austin HR, acquired by Asure Software, David has built his 25+ year career on helping organizations succeed by coaching their leaders and addressing their human resource needs.

David's focus is on optimizing employee commitment, performance, and productivity by aligning them to the organization’s strategic business goals.

Gary O'Neal is the founder of HireFactors.com and is one of the most respected recruiters in central Texas. Gary has been on the podcast twice before:

Gary makes his money helping his clients hire great teams.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Aug 9, 2020

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This is the first part of a Career Pivot community call that was held with Gary O'Neal and David Hughen.

When companies think of HR in Austin, they think of David Hughen. Cofounder of Austin HR, acquired by Asure Software, David has built his 25+ year career on helping organizations succeed by coaching their leaders and addressing their human resource needs.

David's focus is on optimizing employee commitment, performance, and productivity by aligning them to the organization’s strategic business goals.

Gary O'Neal is the founder of HireFactors.com and is one of the most respected recruiters in central Texas. Gary has been on the podcast twice before:

Gary makes his money helping his clients hire great teams.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Jul 27, 2020

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One of the benefits of doing this podcast is I get to speak with a lot of people who have a front-row seat in how companies are dealing with the pandemic from a hiring and career perspective.

I am organizing a whole series of panel discussions for the Career Pivot membership community and I will be playing the audio on this podcast.

Next week I bring in Gary O’Neal and David Hughen to give you the perspective from the companies side.

In future weeks, I will be speaking with a variety of resume writers, career coaches, and other career experts who are directly working with job seekers to get their perspective. I am working on a variety of formats so that my membership community gets their questions answered but also, you the listeners to this podcast gain perspective.

Perspective on what is really happening out there is really difficult to get right now as things are moving so fast and most of us are stuck at home.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Jul 20, 2020

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Thom has authored twelve books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills, and entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm, and convention audiences. He sets the tone for better engagement at industry events as the opening keynote speaker or the Master of Ceremonies. The unique Conference Catalyst Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it transforms the conference attendee experience.

As the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast, Thom interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the entrepreneurial spirit. The information compiled from these compelling interviews is shared with his clients, as he challenges people to be more engaged and enthusiastic in all their actions.

Thom earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in 2014. The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name identify that speaker as a speaking professional with a proven track record for understanding and delivering value from the platform.

In early March of 2020, Thom saw all of his business disappear.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Please check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Jul 13, 2020

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Gene states it best in his LinkedIn About section:

The life of a contractor is not an easy one.

You’ve grown up in the construction industry and building is in your blood. This isn’t a job. This is who you are. You’re able to bring all your knowledge, experience, and passion for doing what you do best – build stuff. You build the structures that define our world today!

As you build, though, you realize that you need money. Sometimes you’ve got lots of money in the checking account and sometimes nothing.

I get it. I was shoveling out a feeder conveyor at my father’s gravel pit when I was 10 years old. I was helping him install kitchens and pour concrete when I was 17. I watched him struggle with cash flow his whole life.

I went to college to learn how to build mines and I did that for 40+ years. Once you start building, you’re addicted!

We are Eagle Managerial Bookkeeping. We’ll do your bookkeeping and help change your dreaded bookkeeping into a profit center! You’ll know where your money is and where it’s going.

We’ll set up your transactions into categories you understand. We’ll prepare monthly reports, so you know what’s going on. Then we’ll help you identify where there are opportunities. It’s bookkeeping on steroids! It'll be fun - I promise!

I'm an engineer with an MBA and over 40 years of experience designing, building and operating mines in the USA and Latin America (that’s my last mine in the picture above).

My team and I will help you get control of your cash flow by using the same tools and techniques I've used my whole career. You’ll be able to sleep at night without worrying whether you can meet your payroll. You’ll be confident that when you talk to your banker or tax-preparer because you have all the information they need to help you.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Please check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

Jul 6, 2020

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This week is a different kind of episode. I am a big fan of the Second Act Stories podcast. I met Andy Levine who produces the Second Act Stories podcast even before he launched it. He came to me for some advice on getting it launched.

Andy interviews some really interesting people who have made some really interesting pivots. He produces an episode every other week and he interviews just about everyone in person, which has an issue during this pandemic. I want you to hear some of these stories.

Andy has picked out his top 5 stories from his 70 plus episodes. I will play a clip from each and Andy will give you some background. I will provide a link to the full episodes for each in the show notes.

Andy’s bio:

Andy Levine is the creator and host of “Second Act Stories.” A fascination with storytelling and second acts triggered the launch of this podcast. He lives in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, about five blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. He manages a specialized marketing firm for his day job.

He is always on the lookout for a good story and has traveled to California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia to conduct face-to-face interviews with podcast guests.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Please check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

 

Jun 29, 2020

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Since 1991, Tammy has been engaging her clients to clarify their goals, develop personalized plans and support them in achieving rewarding results. Clients acknowledge that Tammy’s compassionate yet direct insight has led to successful outcomes. Additionally, she has worked with organizations in education, biotechnology, healthcare, legal and professional services with coaching, workshops, and team facilitation.

Prior to establishing her practice, Tammy held a variety of positions in mental health services, higher education administration, public policy analysis, and fundraising. Her practical knowledge and experience in organizational and leadership development, workplace communications, and change management builds a relatable relationship with clients striving for higher performance results.

Check out my Interview with Russ Eanes.

The AARP article 5 Retirees Find Purpose in Their Second Act Careers

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Please check out the Career Pivot Community.

For the full show notes click here.

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