The Happy Engineer

The Happy Engineer

The Happy Engineer Podcast helps engineers at all levels to achieve career success without suffering burnout. Build your career, balance your life, and be happy! Your host, Zach White, knows what it takes to be a successful engineer. Each week, the former engineering leader, now turned CEO and sought after Lifestyle Engineering Coach, will help you create an action plan to level up your career while designing a life you love. Enjoy inspiring conversations with experts from all corners of industry and life, redefining work-life balance for a new world. Stop living below your potential, engineer! Learn how to overcome any career obstacle you face. Get off the road to burnout. Crush comfort, create courage, and LET'S DO THIS!

Episodes

December 2, 2021 49 min

What does it take to recover $600 billion in lost productivity due to low engagement per year in the United States? How can you immediately change the experience of your daily life? Do you maintain healthy energetic hygiene?

 

More importantly, do you even know what “energetic hygiene” means?

 

In this episode, meet award-winning author Anese Cavanaugh. She is creator of the IEP Method, and author of “Contagious Culture” and “Conta...

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If you were told girls don’t have brains as a child, how do you think that would affect you? Do you believe that all humans have inherent excellence inside them? What does unconscious bias actually look like day to day?

 

In this episode, you may get uncomfortable.

 

That’s a good thing.

 

Dr. Farzana Chohan has authored two books and is a globally recognized expert on leadership, the impact of mentoring, and challenges created by ...

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You may feel self-aware, but how often do you truly self observe? Do entry-level engineers or executives struggle more with self-criticism? How do you interrupt the programming that has been driving you since the day you were born?

 

In this episode meet Jay Abbasi, a former Tesla leader turned career consultant with an inspiring story.  

 

Discover the results of a 7-year search that began when Jay’s father passed away suddenly of...

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November 11, 2021 58 min

Is your childhood the start of your failures, or the source of your fuel? Where do you find the greatest compound return on investment in personal development? How can you be part of the solution to gender bias in engineering? 

 

In this episode, we touch challenging topics and I know you will benefit from every word. Get ready to meet Tammy Bohen, the Chief Human Resources Officer at SVP Worldwide. Her heart for people, combined w...

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Want to join Amazon, Facebook, or the other big tech giants? Is your life being driven by fear or purpose? Has anyone ever accused you of being a control freak? 

 

In this episode, you are in for a special treat as I speak to a friend and former client, Mauricio Nunes. I had the privilege of coaching Mauricio through a total transformation in his career and life, and he courageously shares his story with you in this conversation. 

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October 28, 2021 50 min

What is happening behind the closed doors of Human Resources? Do you know what it takes to become a CTO level leader? How do you deal with engineering stereotypes? 

 

In this episode, go behind the scenes with my good friend, Vice President & Global HR leader at Visa, Sam Tam. You will immediately feel his energy, experience, and passion to see leaders like you succeed. He is in the room for the highest level talent decisions a...

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Are you shy? Why do so many engineering leaders struggle with social anxiety? Did you know your biochemistry may be working against you when it comes to being social? 

 

In this episode, witness the power of complete transformation in our guest, Mark Metry. He went from social anxiety slave, to total freedom, being fully himself in front of huge audiences all over the world. Mark shares his incredible journey, and the science behin...

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What questions are shaping your destiny? Do you even believe in destiny? How do you improve your mental fitness (is there a gym for that)?

 

In this episode, we do more than ask questions. We are going to explore questions themselves like the philosophers of old. Guest Marc Champagne has been living a personal transformation from powerful questions and mental fitness.  He recently launched an exceptional new book, “Personal Socrate...

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Does hearing “it can’t be done” motivate you, or shut you down? What role does passion play in your mental health at work? How do you show the world (and LinkedIn) your career goals without rocking the boat at your current company?

 

In this episode, launch into these questions and more with former SpaceX engineer, Brian Mejeur. His team pioneered the refurbishment process of rocket engines. After six years at SpaceX, he moved on a...

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Did you have “the knack” for engineering as a kid? Has work stress negatively affected your health? Are you an entitled engineer? How does all this relate?

 

In this episode, we dig into real life and real challenges with engineering career coach, Gina Covarrubias. She has her master’s degree in engineering, but her doctorate in LIFE. You attract what you are, not what you want. Gina helps you explore who and what you really are to...

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September 23, 2021 49 min

How many minutes can you 100% focus before losing your mental edge? Do you know where to find the most deadly distractions in your career? Are you hustling to climb the wrong ladder?

 

In this episode, be prepared to find your personal edge with high performance productivity coach, April Garcia. As an advisor to international billion dollar companies and small agile startups, this former scientist is more than another “get more don...

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Is it true that happiness is a choice? How were you branded as a baby, and how has that affected you? What is the difference between work/life balance and work/life integration?

 

In this episode, you are going to the doctor. The Happiness Doctor! Dr. Elia Gourgouris has been helping thousands of leaders to achieve deep and lasting fulfillment for the past 25 years. Dr. Elia is a coach, speaker, and author of the #1 Best Seller, “7...

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What does the world of Judo have to offer the world of engineering? How can you increase your effectiveness in every meeting, in just 30 seconds? Is courage the same around the world?

 

In this episode, an experienced engineer and skilled martial artist will bring you the beautiful overlap of two worlds.  Hansel Ramathal has his black belt… and I’m not talking about six sigma. As a competitor and student of Judo, he has built a pow...

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September 2, 2021 56 min

You know that thing you need to do, but just don’t want to? Have you ever considered the possibility of choosing passion, rather than finding it? How do you know if your mentor is helping you grow or holding you back? 

 

In this episode, we cover everything from the scariest moments to the simplest tactics with multi-passionate entrepreneur and engineering talent acquisition superstar, Seyka Mejeur. She owns and operates a NewSpace...

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August 26, 2021 58 min

Are you a top performer at work? What does it really take to be an “Olympic-level” engineer? You know how to learn, but do you know the critical skill of unlearning?

 

In this episode, put on your mental gym shorts with Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, lovingly known by leaders around the world as Coach Kon. He is a successful CEO, author, and award-winning coach for corporate professionals... AND athletes in Olympic Development Progra...

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August 19, 2021 51 min

Do you know what it’s like to be successful, but unhappy? Have you ever felt like someone or something else is in the driver’s seat of your life? Where does courage really come from?

 

In this episode, unshackle your life from the patterns that prevent authentic happiness! Learn to slow down and hear your inner voice with Gly Gabriel, a biomedical engineer and Harvard University graduate turned transformational life coach and medit...

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August 12, 2021 58 min

Can you imagine sitting in hospice with five of your team members, as they passed from this life, in a period of only ten months? Does self-care ever feel selfish to you? Why do people use the words, “busy”, “sorry”, and “just” so often?

 

In this episode, Heart-Centered Leadership global expert and coach, Deb Crowe, goes straight to the heart of your career and life. Deb has held many hands during times of trauma, grief, loss, and...

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August 5, 2021 56 min

What five words would you carry to motivate yourself, for the next 30 YEARS? How deeply do you struggle with self-doubt? Have you been trained how to fire, and not just how to hire?

 

In this episode, the former Senior Vice President of Sales at Wiley Publishing, Dean Karrel, is going to help you defeat doubt. Step outside your usual engineering department lens and learn from one of the most sincere coaches in the business.

 

Dean ...

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Confused between a big “brand name” company career, versus joining a small “hip & cool” startup? How can you know which will be a great fit? What are you most afraid of?  

 

In this episode, face fear, overcome imposter syndrome and find your perfect fit with Kate Terrell. Her life was changed by “9/11” (September 11, 2001 being in Manhattan). Since then, her success and resume in developing talent is too long to outline.

 

Cur...

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Ever felt like a complete failure? What mask are you hiding behind so people don’t see the real you? Do you need a new approach to job hunting and interviewing that actually ends with an OFFER?  

 

In this episode, experience the raw courage of Nader Mowlaee. His story of losing the engineering dream, pretending to be something not himself, and ultimately taking off the masks so many of you are still hiding behind, is an inspiratio...

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