August is “Reflection and Refocus” month at Protégé Podcast and a great time to think strategically about your career. So don’t stare at the sun and don’t stare at online job postings as part of your job search. Check out this episode of Protégé Podcast about proven job search techniques that eclipse the conventional wisdom!
Are you considered a high potential leader at your organization? Understanding how senior management assesses your potential as a employee can help you demonstrate positive professional behaviors, and avoid exhibiting negative ones. Renowned leadership expert Dean Stamoulis dropped by Protégé Podcast to break down the secret of high potential leaders – the behaviors and traits of mid-career executives who are likely to advance to senior leadership in corporations and mission-driven organizations.
After acing undergrad, medical school, and the early years of her residency, Dr. Bonnie Simpson Mason fully expected to spend the rest of her career as an orthopedic surgeon. But God had other plans. An unexpected medical diagnosis would change Bonnie’s life and career forever. On this week’s Protégé Podcast, Bonnie provides a testimony about creating new dreams, about the power of grit and grace, and about elevating the voice of God above her own.
In our fourth and final episode in our Pivot to Purpose series, we welcome back Kourtney Whitehead, an executive coach at Boston Consulting Group. On this week’s Protégé Podcast, Kourtney and I discuss simple, yet powerful techniques you can use to determine your career purpose. God created you with your skills and talents for a powerful reason. Don’t just work to live. Listen to your soul to find the work of your life.
Stepping out on faith in our career is easier said than done. As part of our series “Pivot to Purpose,” we talk with lawyer, pastor, and social justice advocate Natosha Reid Rice. One moment, Natosha was a single mother in a high paid, but unfulfilling career trying to figure out her next move. With prayer and determination, Natosha embarked on an ambitious pivot toward her purpose and created a career which fulfilled her intellectual interests, her financial needs, and, most importantly, her soul. Hear how Natosha went from private to nonprofit law practice, and to the pulpit of one America’s most historic and revered institutions of faith.
When we hit a crossroads in our careers, we often consider major shifts. Maybe we are thinking about a pivot from corporate to entrepreneurship, or maybe from the public sector to the private sector. But what about working overseas? As part of our series “Pivot to Purpose” on Protégé Podcast, I talk with Kwame Som-Pimpong, a millennial business leader who manages the Africa Business Fellowship. The Africa Business Fellowship will match young American business professionals with paid placements in African companies. Maybe your Pivot to Purpose should extend beyond Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Maybe it’s time to include startups, finance, and tech companies in Senegal, Ghana, and South Africa.
What impact do you want to make in your community through your career? For the month of July, Protégé Podcast is launching a series – “Pivot to Purpose” – which will focus on stories, opportunities, and techniques which can inspire you to make the shift toward a more meaningful career. On this week’s episode, we have a conversation with Erika Watson, a management consultant turned education reform advocate. Erika and I discuss how she turned a layoff into a launchpad for pursuing a career which reflected her values and her passion. On The Breakdown, I analyze three principles each of us can apply to create Pivots to Purpose in our own careers. #PivotToPurpose #ProtegePodcast
By popular demand, this week’s Protégé Podcast is What You Need To Know Before Launching Your Podcast. I cover content strategy, equipment, hosting, marketing and podcast revenue models. Everything you need to get started on your podcasting journey!
Bernie Lawrence-Watkins has represented some of hip hop and R&B’s most accomplished producers and songwriters. But the path to being one of the top entertainment lawyers in America hasn’t been a crystal stair. On this week’s Protégé Podcast, Bernie and I talk about her being dismissed earlier in her career as just a pretty face, how she manages the recording career of her son, and why she’s had to pack some heat for the occasional crazy client.
When your career instincts call you, will you answer them? Joe Wilson Jr. answered the call as a creative talent in his early 20’s, and the rest is history. After a stint acting on Broadway, Joe joined Trinity Repertory Company where he’s been a resident actor for 13 years. Not content being a great stage actor, Joe is also a community activist in his adopted hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. On this week’s Protégé Podcast, Joe and I discuss living in the moment, balancing personal success with community impact, and how being black and gay can still mean you are privileged.