What do you do when something unexpected happens in your career? As part of our series “Restarting My Career,” we talk with Donna, an Ivy League educated attorney. She was making a seven-figure income at a major New York law firm. Donna had broken the glass ceiling by becoming the firm’s first black woman partner. And then she walked away from it all. Donna shares with Protege Podcast the arduous journey in her early career, and the liberating feeling she now enjoys pondering what’s next for her life. A powerful and provocative conversation about achievement, fortitude and reimagining your career.
How did Donna decide to walk away from it all? What lessons did she learn about ambition, integrity, and defining success on one’s own terms? In Part 2 of our conversation with Donna, we find out why this next phase of her career might be the most important, and how aspiring professionals can flip the script and be true to themselves in their own careers. A thought-provoking conversation with a trailblazing attorney at a personal and career crossroads.
He started with a pickup truck and a dream. Harold Foley, a computer science professor, started flipping houses on the side in New Orleans. He now manages a $200 million real estate portfolio which stretches across several states. How did he do it? What advice does Harold have for aspiring entrepreneurs who dream of leaving their day jobs to follow their passion? A practical, yet thought-provoking conversation about taking the leap to business ownership, never taking no for an answer, and figuring out what constitutes the “good life.
Part 2 of the conversation with Harold Foley. Harold discusses the formidable challenges he faced while growing his real estate business and what advice he has for aspiring entrepreneurs. An inspirational dialogue about living life to the fullest while fearlessly pursuing your dreams.
In this week’s episode, “The Science of Great Interviews, Part 2,” we break down the finishing touches you need to ace your interview. We talk about the speaking style, attire, and follow up protocol you need to make a strong and lasting impression with your new employer. We talk about how you can pass “the airport test,” how to send unique and effective follow up emails, and how to survive the grueling waiting period between your interview and the next steps in the process. Download “The Science of Great Interviews, Part 2” and get ready to beat the competition!
What does it take to succeed at the highest levels in the sports and entertainment industries? In addition to being extremely talented, Stan Verrett, host of ESPN’s SportsCenter, has demonstrated an indispensable trait of those who’ve succeeded at this level – tenacity. On this episode of Protege Podcast, Stan shares the lessons learned during the valleys in his career, what Stuart Scott meant to him, and the advice he has for budding sportscasters. You won’t want to miss my conversation with the best sportscaster in America and my big brother, Stan Verrett, on this week’s Protege Podcast!
What makes for a great interview? What makes one candidate come across as competent, relatable, and even inspirational, and another candidate come across as less impressive? In Part 1 of this series, Rory drops some science on this episode of Protege Podcast, “The Science of Great Interviews.” Get yourself game ready for your big day with these tried and tested techniques to ace your interview!
Welcome to Protege Podcast! In this first episode, we provide background information on your host, Rory Verrett, and let you know what to expect on upcoming episodes of Protege Podcast. We also break down the Top 10 Rules for Career Success gleaned from the hundreds of executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs that Rory’s interviewed, recruited, and mentored. Join the conversation on Facebook and let us know what you think about these rules, and whether you’ve experienced them in your own career.
Chris-Tia Donaldson is a woman on a MISSION. Always has been. Ever since she was a high school student in Detroit, Chris-Tia has dreamed big dreams and worked ferociously to achieve them. First, a place at Harvard College. Then, an encore at Harvard Law School. Then, the top law firm in Chicago. But that still wasn’t enough.
She’s now a successful entrepreneur who is the CEO of Thank God It’s Natural (TGIN), a multi-million dollar natural hair care and personal products company that is taking the market by storm. TGIN’s products are now in Target, Sally’s Beauty Supply, and soon, they’ll be at a store near you, whether you’re in Iowa, England or Nigeria.
Think it’s been easy for Chris-Tia? Nah, not at all. Chris-Tia drops by Protege Podcast and shares her story of success and determination, and why her current challenge is merely the latest test in a lifetime of testimonies.
From afar, it may look like Chris-Tia Donaldson has lived an easy and successful life and career. But in reality, Chris-Tia’s commitment to excellence is only rivaled by the depth of her determination. In part 2 of our interview with Chris-Tia, she talks about the challenges of working as an attorney at a Fortune 500 company and as an entrepreneur…at the same time. It’s not easy, but with her faith and tenacity, Chris-Tia is prepared for whatever comes her way. Join us for part 2 our interview as we discuss what keeps Chris-Tia inspired on her career journey, especially now.