Life is short, so take that trip now, says travel expert Sandy Saburn
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1w ago
In this episode, we explore careers in the travel field, and describe new kinds of opportunities for agencies that specialize in luxury travel. Our guest is Sandy Saburn, a leader at Gifted Travel Network, a fast-growing, female-led company in the high-end travel industry. Sandy has always loved taking trips. And after being a career coach, a marketing expert, and a business consultant, she switched gears and became a travel expert. Here she explains how the industry is evolving, and why there’s a new wave of opportunities for people who want to work in it. She shares tips about how you could ..read more
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Try these techniques to reduce stress, says Judge Gayle Williams-Byers
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by WOUB Public Media
1M ago
This is the second of two episodes about how stress reduces your job performance and satisfaction, and what you can do about it. Our guest, Gayle Williams-Byers, a retired judge, now teaches judges in her role as Senior Fellow with the National Judicial College. She has developed a course on mindfulness to help judges reduce stress, allowing them to make better decisions and keep things moving smoothly in their courtrooms. Here she explains a wide variety of mindfulness techniques that might work for you. Many are simple, like taking some deep breaths, thanking other people, journaling, and ta ..read more
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Mindfulness enhances your work, and your life, says Judge Gayle Williams-Byers
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by WOUB Public Media
2M ago
This is the first of two episodes about how stress impacts your career. When you’re stressed out, you’re not creative or good at solving problems. or making decisions. But our guest, Gayle Williams-Byers, a retired judge, says there are many was to manage stress. In her role as Senior Fellow with the National Judicial College, Judge Gayle not only teaches judges about matters of law, but she also explores ways to address some of their challenges. She says being a sitting judge is intensely stressful, and stressed-out judges don’t make their best decisions. So she has developed a course on mind ..read more
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New jobs are opening in 2024, says WorkingNation exec Joan Lynch
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by WOUB Public Media
2M ago
Our guest, Joan Lynch, is head of video and other content at WorkingNation, an innovative media company that creates well-researched and inspiring stories about everything related to jobs. Today, she discusses the state of employment in rural areas, which for years have struggled with aging populations and a lack of job opportunities. She says that now the situation starting to change, as more communities get broadband access. Joan also describes work trends for sectors that face special challenges, including neurodivergent and disabled communities, veterans, and single moms. And she shares in ..read more
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Identify what matters, then build a retirement portfolio, says Tom Hodson
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by WOUB Public Media
3M ago
Today’s guest is our good friend – and WOUB colleague – Tom Hodson. His career has involved many types of expertise, and it seems like Tom never did just one job at a time. He spent years sitting as a judge, and also teaching other judges. He’s played many roles as a media expert. And he has enjoyed positions as an academic leader. In 2019, Tom and host Bev began a series of episodes where he openly described his thoughts and anxieties about the prospect of retiring. As we recorded, Bev coached him to explore the possibilities. Then when COVID hit, Tom did retire, but he wasn’t really ready. H ..read more
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Enjoy your job and make it count, says Greg Martin
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by WOUB Public Media
3M ago
Our theme is why and how to keep pursuing greater happiness -- as well as success – at work. Our guest is merger and acquisition expert Greg Martin. He’s a managing director at Origin Merchant Partners, a top-ranking investment bank working with industrial sectors across North America. But Greg is not just an M&A guy and an entrepreneur. He also is passionate about helping people look closely at their work habits and mindsets, so they can better create meaning and joy. Greg hosts a podcast, Lifetime at Work, that promotes reflection on what you want from your career. He talks with his gues ..read more
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Kerry Hannon describes positive workplace trends
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by WOUB Public Media
4M ago
Today’s returning guest is our good friend, Kerry Hannon. She’s a leading expert and futurist on careers, jobs, entrepreneurship, personal finance and retirement. Kerry is the author of more than a dozen books, including her most recent, In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in The New World of Work. She is a dynamic and popular speaker, and her Yahoo column attracts millions of followers as part of the largest personal finance platform in the world. Here Kerry talks about major workplace trends and career opportunities. She shares advice on how and why to prepare for retirement, no matter what yo ..read more
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College students & faculty need a change, says Dave Goldberg
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by WOUB Public Media
4M ago
In this episode we discuss the changing world of higher education. Our guest is Dave Goldberg, an AI pioneer, engineer, executive coach and respected computer scientist. He is also an educator, and until 2010 was a professor emeritus and prolific researcher. Then he switched paths and began to call for radically changing engineering education. Now he’s known as an academic innovator and international thought leader in the movement to reboot higher ed. Dave talks about his new book, A Field Manual for a Whole New Education, and says transforming the college experience should start with unleashi ..read more
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Preparation and listening can empower pitches, says sales expert Connie Whitman
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by WOUB Public Media
5M ago
A skill set that promotes success on almost any career path is the ability to sell. Whether you’re promoting a product, an idea, or yourself, sales savvy can make a huge difference. Today’s guest, Connie Whitman, is a high energy, enthusiastic teacher, coach, podcaster and consultant about sales. Her company – Changing the Sales Game – helps businesses and individuals improve sales by refining their processes and enhancing their communication skills. In this episode, Connie shares tips from her book, ESP – Easy Sales Process. She offers advice about how to overcome buyer resistance. She says y ..read more
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The Climate Assessment sheds light on workforce trends, says Prof. Geoff Dabelko
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by WOUB Public Media
5M ago
The Fifth National Climate Assessment summarizes the best available information on the risks, impacts and responses to climate change in the U.S. Our expert guest, Geoff Dabelko, is one of the 500 distinguished authors of the massive Assessment. He is a Professor at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, and he’s an international thought leader on environmental matters. In this episode, Geoff shares an overview of the report, touching upon both conclusions and recommendations. He mentions several trends, like the convergence of climate issues with concerns related ..read more
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