We want to be enamored with work and life. We think you might want that too! That hope that you can find meaningful and fulfilling work that also pays you well has led you here! Meaningful work not only exists, but there's a better way to get there. In fact, there are many better ways to narrow down what creates fulfilling work for you and then make it happen (which is kind of our gig). It's not easy, but our clients tell us it's worth it! Want in? The Happen To Your Career podcast shows you the path to meaningful and fulfilling work that also pays well. Learn how to find the path to your ideal career and get the tools you need to make it happen.
Over the course of our careers, as we grow, evolve, reach different stages in our lives, what once seemed like a dream job may stop feeling that way. And that’s great! Because it’s an opportunity to learn and explore who we are and what we want now, and then go get it. Kristy Wentz worked in PR for 20 years. And she loved it, until she didn’t. When she finally decided to move on, she created her own role that combined her favorite ...
Fear of disappointing others can be a powerful barrier to pursuing your ideal role. Today we talk to former HTYC client Jenny, who loved science but hated her prestigious job as a research scientist. Jenny wanted to leave but was scared. What would it say about her 15 years of education and job experience? What would it say to her mentors or the many research scientists in her family? What would it mean for other women in science? ...
Want to know how you can spend more of your time doing work that’s rewarding? Listen to this episode on Signature Strengths
“It’s hard to find something that fits, that’s why so many people change careers. When I finally understood my strengths and how I could apply them it all made sense. It just made it easier to see what types of jobs and roles would fit me. In my new career I get to do the marketing that I love with a company...
Alissa knew she had to make a change when she could no longer see anything.
Not in a metaphorical sense. Nope. The doctor had confirmed that her periods of temporary blindness were work-stress induced. And as it turns out, Alissa was unwilling to give up her eyesight for her job!
Alissa’s career began in Human Resources. She worked her way up to Director Level HR roles in municipalities! That’s where she started experiencing stres...
In this episode, we dig in with Linnea to figure out her secret sauce for test driving careers, using in-between times to win the career hunt, and how doing what others are unwilling to do helped he...
Wondering how to use the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment? Is it accurate, Will it tell me what type of career I should focus on? How do I use it outside of my work?
All good questions: We thought it would be better to show you how people can use strengths, what they are, how they work, even how to incorporate them into things like interviews. We also thought it would be best if we showed you this real time.
It’s been over 8 years and FOUR HUNDRED Episodes here at Happen To Your Career!
We couldn’t have done it without you! So in this special episode of HTYC our team member Kathy Wilkes takes over the podcast and interviews Scott Anthony Barlow.
Here’s what you get to learn:
Laura spent nearly a decade in a career that didn’t fit her.
She figured being good at math and in a family of engineers meant she’d enjoy the field, too. But as the years went on, the work never felt right.
“I had to hide the part of myself that wasn’t engaged and super passionate anymore. I would put on this extroverted fake smile at work and come home and be unhappy,” she notes.
Tune in to today’s episode to learn how Laura rega...
Dan Pink — NY Times Bestselling author of books like Drive and When — went from being a speechwriter for Al Gore to one of the world’s leading voices on the science of career happiness.
I sat down with Dan to figure out how to be okay with un-passion, why WHEN we work matters, and what really leads to career happiness.
That’s because he literally wrote the book (Drive) about the science of what motivates us as people. And he fo...
Do you feel like your career doesn’t align with the things that matter to you? Do you want to find work that fits? Sure you do. Well, good news! We’re taking you behind the scenes to share how we help people figure out what they want from their career and turn that into a reality. Eric Murphy defined his values and priorities, then came up with a plan for changing career. Hear how he figured out what he needed from work, and how he...
Think quitters never get ahead?
Think again. Quitting just might be one of the most overlooked and useful tools in the process of discovering the work you were meant to do! Lynn Marie Morski is a “self-described hippie” who gushes about the Burning Man Festival and has quit just about every career she’s started. She’s also a doctor/lawyer powerhouse with a multimedia background who has co-founded a medical tourism startup that is w...
Michael had been an executive at Sony entertainment for many years. It was a great career for him.
Until it wasn’t.
The absolutely crazy thing is that in all his years working for Sony, even though he enjoyed lots of pieces of it, he’d never realized that work could be something that was fun.
He was able to get unstuck and find a new career path that did fit him.
As I talked with Michael, it was evident how much life had changed fo...
What’s better? Being a specialist or a generalist? Are you better off having a deep body of knowledge or a wide set of experiences? This comes up in conversations I have all the time.
My question is why not both?
Jeffrey Madoff, author of Creative Careers, shares how he leveraged curiosity in various career changes.
To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/...
Alyson faced a big challenge as she navigated a career change.
She did all the work to identify what she really wanted in her life and a career, but as Alyson started to search for open positions, she realized that what she was looking for didn’t always match up with what companies said they were looking for.
Most people don’t make a career change because they’re worried about what they might lose by making a change. Listen to thi...
Doubts are normal when you’re making a big decision - it’s just a matter of how you handle those doubts.
On January 2nd 2020, Vicky Meng sent an email that changed her life.
On the podcast today, Vicky does a great job of articulating these high and low points throughout her transition. You’ll understand what it’s really like to make this type of career change. It’s so much harder than everyone thinks it will be, but I’ve yet to me...
The biggest stopper of career progression isn’t your circumstances. Nope. it’s getting stuck in the trap of indecision and inaction. Only it doesn’t feel like that. Here’s an audio guide to learn how to move beyond overthinking in your career change.
To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast
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It’s easy to get overwhelmed or fall into the traditional rut of browsing job boards, applying for everything, and hoping it all works out.
The top lessons we’ve learned from thousands of career changes have revealed tons of insights and a better way to do things.
In this episode, we cover why it pays to take the road less traveled, how to never feel lost or alone during the process, and why you don’t always need to start over to ...
How do you get something exceptional.
Here’s an idea: What if your work not only paid your bills, not only worked for a company that you wanted to, but actually allowed you to make a meaningful impact on the world.
Can your work change the world?
Well if you listened to episode 388 you already know the answer is “yes”. But the real question is:
How the heck do you find that?
You’ve seen those quotes on instagram, facebook or linkedin about changing the world. They’re cliche. “You can change the world if you care enough.” Or “want to change the world, start by making your bed” or “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
But how does somebody actually change the world? Do you need to be Harriet Tubman or Mother Teresa?
I personally don’t think so. I also don’t think Harriet Tubman became the Harriet...
Everyone “knows” the importance of communication, but how many of us are actually good at it?
Having great conversations is both a science and an art. Learning to make conversation in ways that allow you to connect with anyone takes work and practice. But the dividends pay off massively in the relationships you’re able to cultivate and grow.
Fred Dust, author of “Making Conversation” shares his insights about how to have interestin...
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