IT Career EnergizerTo energize your career in IT you must do two things. First, those skills we used to call soft skills are actually essential skills. You must work to master them! Second, marry your career with your passion! Work for a company, work in an industry, that fuels your passion!

On the podcast, IT Career Energizer, host Phil Burgess and I dig into those two truths and much more. We discuss my worst career moment and my best, the best and worst advice I’ve ever received, and what gets me excited about today’s tech landscape.

Best Pandemic Ever - Virtual InsightsHosts Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan have created an irreverent, hysterically funny, and very insightful podcast about life in 2020, life in dealing with the pandemic. The Best Pandemic Ever looks at life beyond what you may be seeing in the media. They talk to real people about their real experiences, away from the lights and the cameras.

In this episode, our focus is supposed to be on technology. But, as you will hear, we cover non-technology topics like being a grandparent, the return of wildlife, and Sasquatch. Tired of being tied to Zoom calls all day? Take a break and give this a listen!

Ton - Your Working LifeYour Working Life, the podcast of the author and speaker Caroline Dowd-Higgins draws listeners from around the world.  Caroline’s own story of her career transformation led her to dedicate her career to helping other women transform their careers. I had the honor of being introduced to Caroline recently. In this episode of her podcast, we sit down to discuss my book Amplify Your Job Search.  Together, we dive into strategies that can guide professionals in their search.

 

Amplify Your Job SearchThe tables are turned once again and the host becomes the guest! Senior vice president of Marketing at InterVision, Alica Gaba, interviews me about my new book Amplify Your Job Search – Strategies for Finding Your Dream Job.  We cover a lot of ground in the conversation, including some specific strategies for IT professionals in this aftermath of COVID related layoffs.

We get personal, as I share my own story of transition and dig into the mental and emotional side of being in transition. I also share a few thoughts on what NOT to do in a job search!

 

 

 

IT Visionaries

Host Ian Faison and I have a great time philosophizing about the role of CIO…what it was and what it has become. In this episode of IT Visionaries, I share my own story of the moment that launched my career in IT, the purchase of a Commodore 64!

As the conversation unfolds, we cover three of the keys to success for the CIO of today: embed yourself in the business; diversify your talent; and, have a plan, but be open and flexible to change!

 

 

Moments to MomentumMoments to Momentum is the brand new podcast from Scott Abbott and Fabian Rodriquez. Part talk show, part podcast, Scott and Fabian have created a fun and entertaining format. The focus of the conversation is that moment in time that propelled you forward in your career.

Our conversation covered a LOT of ground, including Batman (old school Batman, as my grandson calls the 1960’s TV show with Adam West and Burt Ward), my crush on Jennifer Aniston, hip-hop music and my alter ego Papa Real, and, of course, my moment…the moment that changed my life and changed my career. Hey, you have to listen to the show to know the moment!

#AmplifyYourLeadership Lewis & ClarkIt’s not often I get to speak to someone who is equally passionate about Lewis and Clark as I am. I was thrilled to be a guest on The Good Life podcast to talk about the leadership lessons that can be gleaned from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Host, Sean Murray, and I dig into the expedition in Part I of this two-part interview. Having authored a microbook titled Everything I Learned About Leadership…I Learned from Lewis and Clark and numerous blog posts, I enjoyed the conversation with Sean.

In Part I, we talk about vision, team building, accountability, and diversity as we trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on the first part of their epic journey. If you missed it, here is the link!

In Part II, we discuss developing resilience in yourself and your team, overcoming obstacles, and how to make a decision when your team disagrees! Check out this installment of Lewis and Clark!

 

Simply Solving Cyber is the brand new podcast by Aaron Pritz and Teddy Guzek. This show features an interactive discussion between expert hosts and guests focused on solving cybersecurity and privacy challenges in innovative and creative ways. Their goal is for their audience to learn and discover real, tangible, usable ideas that don’t require a huge budget to accomplish. Shows like “How It’s Made” have become popular because they explain complicated or largely unknown things in easy terms. This show brings the human element to cybersecurity and privacy.

In this episode, we talk about how my team and I solved PCI compliance issues using people and process before technology. While ultimately technology did play a part, we were about to resolve many of the issues by working with the people and driving new processes.

 

 

A Geek Leader: Amplify Your Job SearchIt was great to be back on A Geek Leader and talk to host John Rouda. John is a great host who makes his guests feel comfortable. Perhaps it is because I AM a geek leader! In this episode, we discuss my new book, Amplify Your Job Search, and why it is so important in today’s economy.  We highlight the importance of networking, not only to your job search but to your career overall. We also discuss the role of technology in culture during COVID and why that is important to the job seeker. Listen in to this lively conversation!

The Good Life It’s not often I get to speak to someone who is equally passionate about Lewis and Clark as I am. I was thrilled to be a guest on The Good Life podcast to talk about the leadership lessons that can be gleaned from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Host, Sean Murray, and I dig into the expedition in Part I of this two-part interview. Having authored a microbook titled Everything I Learned About Leadership…I Learned from Lewis and Clark and numerous blog posts, I enjoyed the conversation with Sean.

In Part I, we talk about vision, team building, accountability, and diversity as we trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on the first part of their epic journey. Listen in…you will be amazed at the lessons we can learn from these men, a woman, and, yes, a dog from over 200 years ago. Join us on the journey!