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Description: This week will be a different kind of episode. My wife and I arrived back in Austin a little less than a week ago. We have a lot of things to do while we are here to get properly vaccinated. You should read my blog post from last week where I compared the COVID-19 response in Mexico and the US. We will be in Austin for a month to get both vaccination shots of the Pfizer vaccine. This is the longest we have been in the US in 2 and half years. I claim you learn more about your own culture when you go someplace else. That is so true returning to my home town of 40 + years and finding it is not the same place anymore. Some of this is due to the pandemic and changes in people’s behaviors. Some of this is due to a huge influx of people moving to the city. Some of this is I can view the city from a different perspective. I am not the same person who left Austin in June of 2018 and can look at it in a different light. 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.
Description: This week I am speaking with Rebecca Bloom and Joan Lambert from Amava.com. Amava’s Mission Statement is as follows: Our mission is to empower people and organizations with research-based solutions to keep individuals and teams active, engaged, and socially connected. I have partnered with Amava to provide opportunities to the Career Pivot community. I run a circle for them called So you want to be an expat. There are several other community members engaging with the Amava team. Rebecca Bloom’s bio is as follows: Rebecca is a writer, editor and writing coach, volunteer patient advocate, and former attorney. She has worked in retirement, employee benefits and compensation law and consulted for businesses and nonprofits large and small, strategizing tone and creating multi-channel messaging for diverse stakeholders. Rebecca is a devoted dog and daughter mom. Joan Lambert’s bio is as follows: Joan is a former attorney who has worked in the private and non-profit sectors. She has served on the board of several nonprofits and is the co-founder of the Preeclampsia Foundation. She is a Certified Retirement Coach and has spearheaded the curriculum development of Amava’s popular Designing Your Next series. She also mentors college students, and is a long-term volunteer in her community’s schools, recently serving two terms as an elected School Board Member. A product of the California public school system, having attended UC Berkeley and UCLA Law School, Joan is devoted to principles of equity in education, with a particular focus on public schools as engines of long-term social change. 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.  
Description: This week I am speaking with Mike Harris CEO of Patina Solutions and Patina Nation. I was introduced to Patina several years ago as Patina Solutions provides fractional and interim leadership opportunities for the members of the Patina Nation community. Patina Nation is primarily made of executives and managers who have 25 or more years of experience and are looking for gig work. Below is Mike's bio: A proven and prolific entrepreneur, Mike has significant experience in starting and building professional and technical services firms. Patina Solutions is his sixth professional services start-up. As a co-founder of Patina Solutions and Patina Nation in 2008, Mike Harris saw the growing talent gap occurring as baby boomers who hold a high percentage of leadership positions and jobs were starting to retire from the workforce. He also saw that professionals with 25 years or more of experience were looking to work differently and he wanted to harness the power of these experts to fill client’s impending resource and skill gaps for projects and interim leadership roles. 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.
Description: Judy Stelling's bio is as follows: As GetSetup’s Director of Guides, Judy works with both Guides and GetSetup’s learning platform to help design, deliver and facilitate classes for older adults that are interesting, relevant, and fun.   Passionate about life-long learning, using tech to make people’s lives better, and eliminating workforce age barriers, her work at GetSetup helps bring these missions to life.    Prior to GetSetUp, Judy has worked as Product Director and Implementation Director for Careerbuilder’s award-winning Applicant Tracking System, co-founded a niche marketing company, managed software development teams, and was a Systems Engineer for IBM.  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.
Podcast #219 - Carol Fishman Cohen Discusses the State of Back to Work Programs in the COVID-19 World Founder of iRelaunch. I had Carol on the podcast way back in Episode #80. I wanted her back to discuss the state of back-to-work programs. Here is a bit of her bio: Carol Fishman Cohen, builder of corporate career re-entry programs and leader of the iRelaunch #returntowork community (now nearly 85,000 strong) is a pioneer in the career re-entry space. Her viral TED talk, "How to get back to work after a career break," has nearly 3.5 million views and is translated into 30 languages. She is the host of the popular 3,2,1 iRelaunch podcast. Cohen’s articles have been published in HBR, NBCNews.com, Fairygodboss, Forbes, and Next Avenue. Regularly quoted in the national press as a subject matter expert on career re-entry, and a sought-after international speaker, Carol has addressed over 500 audiences. 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.  
Description: This week I am speaking with Dean Wade. Dean is a member of the Career Pivot membership community who is making an interesting pivot by moving into the world of voice-over. Dean has an extremely eclectic background. She started out as a television journalist, television weatherman, then a stockbroker, then went into pharmaceutical sales, had his own uniform business and several more twists and turns and current does business development for a chain of urgent care clinics. He is in the middle of this pivot but I wanted you to hear his story now and not when it was complete. 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.
Description: Our guest speaker, Kevin D. Turner, is an organizational and personal branding phenom. After honing his skills at SONY, Stone VC, American Teachers, Thomas Nelson, and the AHA, he opened his own branding firm, TNT Brand Strategist, with his wife Dana S Turner. He is proof to "Pivot you have to Prove it" pulling off 5 in his career. From Fortune 50 Sales and Marketing to VC, to Public and Private Turnarounds, leading a Non-Profit 50 into 140 countries, and finally proving it to himself by turning a side gig into a 10-year successful business. Kevin is also a staunch supporter of job seekers and understands what it takes to compete in a tight labor market and jump into new industries. He is regularly present on LinkedIn, providing personal branding and LinkedIn tips to help job seekers better market themselves. Sitting on the other side of the table, he's had to source and hire over 200 people in 5 countries and has great insights into what employers are looking for from their candidates. Known for his "Networking Always Beats Not Working" approach and how it, even digitally, is your quickest way to end your job search. 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.
Description: This week I interview Jeffrey Shaw. His bio is as follows: How many people can say they’ve never worked for anyone else? Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old began a lifetime of self-employment. As a small business consultant, Jeffrey Shaw coaches self-employed and small business owners through all the business growth and personal development they need for a successful business. Drawing on his experience as a renowned portrait photographer, Jeffrey sees in others what they don’t see in themselves and apply the business strategies that result in a successful business and fulfilled life. Jeffrey’s TEDx Lincoln Square talk is featured on TED.com, he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, The Self-Employed Life, author of The Self-Employed Life, and LINGO, an in-demand keynote speaker at conferences, events, and universities, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, and contributor to various publications. 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.
Description: This week I interview Fawn Germer. Let me read you her official Bio: "Fawn Germer is the irreverent, beloved best-selling author of nine books including the Oprah book, Hard Won Wisdom. She has been a keynote speaker for more than 80 Fortune 500 companies and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times for her work as an investigative reporter. Fawn’s first book was rejected by every major publisher in the United States, but Fawn would not give up until it was the No. 1 nonfiction bestseller that Oprah loved. Her newest book, Coming Back was released by St. Martin’s Press in January 2021. The book shows how to turbocharge your career by changing the way you change. Fawn is an inspiring storyteller and life adventurer. She’s learned plenty the hard way and is as authentic as they come. She interviewed hundreds of the most accomplished leaders of our times, including famous CEOs, prime ministers, presidents, Nobel Peace Prize winners, scientists, Academy Award winners, and many other trailblazers who revealed that success is born in risk, and power comes from consciously disabling your doubt and self-esteem issues." 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.
Description: This week I bring back 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 had Diann on the podcast in December of 2020 to discuss shifting your mindset. This is one of the most downloaded episodes in the last couple of years. I wanted to have Diann back on to discuss the concept of an entrepreneurial mindset. 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.
Description: 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 planner's” 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. 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.
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. 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.
Description: Russ Eanes enjoyed a long career as a publishing executive for the Mennonite church in the U.S. and Canada. With the disruption of the publishing industry and the decline in church membership and attendance, Russ found himself downsizing staff and merging locations until he was exhausted by it, so he downsized himself and took a sabbatical, including a walk on the Camino de Santiago. On that sabbatical, he found a new purpose. He is now publishing the story of his walk and starting a journey of teaching other walkers how to self-publish books chronicling their experiences. The original interview was published in August of 2019 and Marc interviewed Russ again in January of 2021. 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.
Description: Alexandra Gordon is the owner of HouseSitMexico.com. Alexandra retired with her husband 10 years ago in Mexico, but a few years ago she had the opportunity to buy the domain “housesitMexico.com” and is now working on turning it into a thriving business. It is a fascinating story of someone in the 2nd half of life turning on their entrepreneurial juices. This an encore episode with the original interview from January of 2020. Marc interview Alexandra again in January of 2021 to see how she faired through the pandemic. 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.
Description: This week I have a great discussion with Glenn Zweig. Glenn provides executive search and leadership advisory services in Egon Zehnder’s Digital, Tech-Enabled Services, and Healthcare practices. He is also the host of the podcast called, The Art of Excellence, where he interviews high-achieving people across all walks of life to find common threads of success. I wanted Glenn on the show for 2 reasons. The first reason is that he has a deep understanding of the executive search process and I wanted his perspective on what is he looking for when candidates are switching industries. The second reason is he has a great podcast, The Art of Excellence, that is completely separate from what he does as an executive recruiter. Glenn suggests that you need to put yourself out there when pivoting industries and I want you to hear a bit of Glenn’s podcasting story. 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.  
Description: I consider John Tarnoff to be a peer, colleague, and friend. John specializes in helping those in the 2nd half of life reinvent themselves. In 2017, he published his book, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career. Let me read you a snippet from his website. After my startup went bust, I decided to go back to school to earn a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology – a branch of behavioral psychology that focuses on self-responsibility and self-forgiveness as pathways to healing and change. I didn't think that I wanted to become a psychologist but I hoped to learn more about myself, what my strengths and weaknesses were, and what lessons I needed to learn to move forward. Now, fifteen years later, as a career coach, author, and speaker, my mission is to support professionals over fifty to redefine, build and sustain second-act careers beyond traditional retirement. I’ve created a more personal-growth approach to career development, vs the traditional HR skills-based paradigm - starting with the notion that your ideal second-act career is already inside you. John and I had a frank discussion on what is going on in the job market for the older worker and what we need to do to get through this. We have done this before and we will yet do it again. 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. If you would be so kind, please go to take the podcast survey For the full show notes click here.
Description: This week, I will be interviewing Phillis Rambsy of Rambsy Law. Here is a snippet from her website: Phillis has a wide range of legal experience, and prior to founding Rambsy Law; she was a litigation attorney and partner at a number of outstanding law firms.  She has handled matters involving complex commercial litigation matters; personal injury actions; and employment disputes.  Her work in employment law allows Phillis to represent clients in areas of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, race, gender, and age discrimination; and discrimination based on disability.  She also represents clients in contract matters, including contract negotiations for employment and severance contracts, and disputes involving non-compete agreements.  Phillis is also especially interested in ensuring that individuals reach their professional goals, and therefore, often provides assistance to emerging entrepreneurs. 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. If you would be so kind, please go to take the podcast survey For the full show notes click here.
Description: This week, I will be interviewing Robin Ryan one of the top career coaches and resume writers in the US. Here is a snippet from her website: The Boston Globe calls Robin Ryan America’s top Job Search Expert. If you are looking for help with your career, call on Robin Ryan. The media frequently calls on Robin to offer her expertise. She’s appeared on over 2000 TV and Radio shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR. Her advice has been seen on the pages of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Forbes, Money just to name a few. She also writes a regular column for Forbes. 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. If you would be so kind, please go to take the podcast survey For the full show notes click here.
Description: This week, I have a great interview with Sarah Harford. Sarah is a member of the Career Pivot membership community and was recently hired as a virtual patient trainer for a medical device company. By the way, this is a position in a job that didn't exist before COVID. She had been employed as an occupational therapist in a psychiatric hospital that left her stressed out and really needed a change. I want you to hear her story about her very convoluted journey during the time of COVID. She had lots of opportunities to just give up and stay as an occupational therapist, but she didn't. In the end, a bit of serendipity happened. More importantly, she was open to it. She landed a position that did not exist before the pandemic and it married multiple skills from being an occupational therapist and from her previous career as a massage therapist. It's a great story I want you to hear and hopefully be inspired by. 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.
Description: 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.  
Description: 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.
Description: 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.  
Description: 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.
Description: 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.
Description: 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: Creating a Career Pivot Resume with Thea Kelley #157 2nd Chance Entrepreneur in the 2nd half of Life – HouseSitMexico.com #159 How to Create Your Career Story So That It Makes Sense #167 Dealing with Stress and Uncertainty with Eliz Greene #170 “Hole in the Donut” Cultural Blogger – Encore Episode with an Update #174 How to Pivot Industries Using a Blog and a Podcast #175 Pivoting a Speaking Career in a Time of Pandemic #185 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
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Podcast Details

Created by
Marc Miller
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 28th, 2016
Latest Episode
May 10th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
224
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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