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The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

John Neral had a mid-career moment that changed his path and direction. Building a Mid-Career GPS helped guide him to create what was next for his career. Now, he’s here to help you do the same. Join him and his guests as they share their stories, strategies, and tips to help you create whatever is next so you can find a job you love or love the job you have. 

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240: Conquer the Networking Game with Sue Maitland
Have you ever felt like networking wasn't for you? Sue Maitland thought the same until she turned her entire career around and learned how to build a networking strategy that was right for her. Join us for a transformative conversation as Sue shares her riveting tale of conquering networking resistance and how she champions others in building a professional community that uplifts, engages, and supports each other. This isn't your average discussion about exchanging business cards; it's an inspiring look at how to network with sincerity and ignite your passion for professional growth.Balancing life's responsibilities while aiming for career success is a juggling act that many of us know all too well. My own journey through this maze has led to eye-opening realizations about the generous spirit of networking and its capacity to open doors to unexpected opportunities. This episode is brimming with practical takeaways, from preparing for networking events with a mindset of what you can contribute to the nuanced art of small talk that establishes genuine rapport. If you're ready to turn every handshake into a meaningful connection, then this conversation with Sue Maitland is an essential listen.Connect with Sue Maitland - sue@suemaitland.com LinkedIn | Website Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
35:34 4/16/24
239: How a Brain Tumor Helped Create His Mid-Career GPS with Kevin Lowe
Have you ever named a challenge you faced, and then threw it a farewell party? That's exactly what Kevin Lowe did with "Bob" the brain tumor, before his life took a turn into darkness. My guest this week, Kevin Lowe, is a beacon of determination and humor, sharing his extraordinary journey from the brink of losing everything to finding a renewed purpose as a life coach and inspirational podcast host.The spellbinding tale Kevin unfolds is more than just a story of struggle; it's a masterclass in resilience. From navigating the complexities of brain surgery at seventeen to learning to walk, read, and integrate into society without sight, Kevin's insights on faith, family, and the inner strength that emerges from life's trials will leave you captivated. His walkthrough of crossing the graduation stage is not just an achievement but a testament to the power of love and belief in one's self.Peek into Kevin's world as he shares the magic of echolocation and the life lessons he's picked up along the way. Kevin's unique perspective on personal growth and career development is a treasure trove for anyone at a crossroads seeking direction. So, buckle up for an episode that promises to leave you laughing, possibly crying, and definitely inspired to tap into the grit and grace within. Join us as we uncover how Kevin Lowe turned a profound loss into a guiding light for others.Connect with Kevin LoweWebsite | LinkedIn | Grit, Grace & Inspiration PodcastSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
38:37 4/9/24
238: Client Success Story: Creating Your Career Transformation with Alethea Felton
I met Alethea Felton in the summer of 2010. She was working as an instructional coach for the District of Columbia Public Schools, and I had started as a professional development specialist assigned to work with her and her school. We worked together for a year before I moved on to a position at the state superintendent’s office, but we kept in touch. As we saw each other through various stages of our personal and professional lives, I was honored when she reached out to me one day and asked me if I would be her coach to help her navigate her mid-career journey. In this client success story, you’ll hear Alethea Felton’s career journey, which saw her retire from a 20-year career in education, and what led her to explore different career options, which ultimately led to her finding that job she loves. Connect with Alethea Felton: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
45:49 4/4/24
237: Navigating Age Bias and Building a Legacy in Mid-Career
As I toast a significant birthday milestone this week, I'm revealing the often-unspoken realities of mid-career navigation and age bias. While illegal, it's likely that you will encounter various career situations where your age will be judged and valued. Additionally, you will face age bias at every stage in your career. But how you face it and communicate your value will make all the difference. In this episode, I'll share some strategies and tips to help you tackle the challenge of presenting your age as a wealth of experience as the asset it truly is. I'll be sharing insights on how to approach interviews with confidence, ensuring that your career's later years are as rewarding as possible. Age is just a number. And how you SHOW UP matters. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
21:48 4/2/24
236: Overcoming Wrongful Termination: Legal Insights and Career Strategies with Sheryl Scott
If you believe you’ve been wrongfully terminated, what do you do? As you process the events that led to your termination and the tremendous emotions you’re feeling, you need a plan to move forward. And you need support and clarity. Today, I’m joined by Sheryl Scott. We discuss what to do if you believe you’ve been wrongfully terminated and what you should consider if you are ready to go out on your own and explore the self-employment route. Sheryl Scott is an independent Legal Shield associate who protects and empowers families, entrepreneurs, and small businesses with affordable legal services and identity theft protection in Canada and the United States. She and I emphasize the importance of fit within a company culture and remind listeners that a wrongful termination lawsuit rarely leads back to the same job.Additionally, we discuss self-employment and mid-career shifts and what you should consider if you decide that going the entrepreneurial route is your next best move. Connect with Sheryl Scott: Website | Facebook | LinkedIn Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
38:39 3/28/24
235: Your Past Doesn't Define You: A Guide to Reframing Your Career Journey
We all have a past! Some of it you are proud of, and some of it, well….come on, we all have something we regret or wish we could have done over again. But in this episode, I want to explore how much of your past you are bringing into your job search/leadership. Trauma is real.Successes are amazing. And your past doesn’t define you. In this episode, I’ll teach you a powerful self-coaching strategy that will help you get better at telling your story and why your past is something you learn from and shouldn’t spend too much time worrying about. And when you implement this strategy, you’ll transform your storytelling and you’ll build Your Mid-Career GPS to find that job you love. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
17:06 3/26/24
234: Land Your Dream Job! Mastering the Job Market with Josef Stetter
Josef Stetter changed careers nine times and jobs 18 times before he found his dream job. Today, he is known as a career coach extraordinaire who has helped over 11,000 people land their dream job using his unique S.I.G.H. method and helping his clients stand out from their competition by asking questions such as "So what?" and "Who cares?" Josef and I discuss the power of specificity and the art of quantifying your career wins as we discuss the pitfalls of generic job boards and the impact of industry-specific keywords, including a great tip to leverage the Indeed algorithm and your resume. Diving into the nuances of job searching, we reveal how harnessing your passion and unique skills, such as expertise in regulatory compliance, can give you a competitive edge in the job market.Your interview could be the moment that defines your career trajectory, and in this episode, we dissect the art of making a memorable impression. Nine words can set the stage for a powerful dialogue with potential employers, emphasizing pride, significance, and impact. Josef shares his most memorable success story, helping someone land their dream job in less than two days. Connect with Josef: The Celebrate Group | Website | LinkedInSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
35:23 3/21/24
233: Decoding the Silence: Strategies for Understanding and Seeking Job Interview Feedback
Have you ever struggled with the silence that follows a job interview? You're not alone, and I'm here to explore why that void exists. In this episode, I'll help you navigate the perplexing world of job interview feedback—or the noticeable absence of it. We're taking a hard look at why your inbox stays empty after you've poured your heart into an interview and why the real message often lies in the outcome itself—a job offer or the lack thereof. As a seasoned career coach and a former hiring manager, I peel back the layers of legal concerns, fairness in hiring, and the expectations that candidates should recalibrate when it comes to feedback.Now, let's talk tactics. When the response you crave isn't forthcoming, I share strategic ways to elicit constructive criticism, and the art of framing questions that can coax valuable insights from even the tightest-lipped employers. Plus, I'll recount a telling tale from my own experience on an interview panel, throwing light on how subjective this whole process can be, and how minor slip-ups may not necessarily seal your fate. So, if you're ready to shift your perspective and leverage every post-interview scenario to your advantage—regardless of how much (or how little) feedback you receive—this is the conversation you need to hear.Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
24:36 3/19/24
232: How to Transfer Your Skills into a New Position with Lisa Friscia
Have you ever considered reshaping your career path but felt unsure about how to translate your experience to new opportunities? If you are looking to make a career pivot and want to know how you can transfer those skills, it must start with you knowing why those skills are needed and confidently communicating why they are valuable to your current or future employer. If you can’t confidently sell yourself, how are you going to get companies and their hiring managers more interested in you? This is one of the reasons why I asked Lisa Friscia to join me on the podcast today. Lisa has successfully pivoted several times in her career, and she pivoted into these roles after a successful career as a history teacher and educational administrator. The conversation takes a deep dive into the valuable competencies that educators bring to the corporate table—strategic planning, data analysis, and more—and how these can be your ticket to new professional opportunities. In this episode, Lisa and I talk about how you need to approach your transferrable skills differently through backwards planning, as well as why it’s imperative you know your content and skills, and where they are valued in your current or future organization’s leadership pipeline. Connect with Lisa FrisciaLinkedIn | WebsiteSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
34:48 3/14/24
231: Your Soft Skills Are Your Competitive Edge
Some managers have told you that you need to work on your soft skills, while others have told you that they are great and valued. Are you the calming presence at work? Are you known for flying off of the handle? Have you been told you are abrupt or aggressive? How can you make your soft skills more tangible and results-based so that you can share them on your resume or LinkedIn profile, especially when you are networking or interviewing? In this episode, I'm going to help you turn those soft skills into fantastic, tangible skills that your organization wants and value, so you can leverage them at your next job interview or promotion conversation. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
13:08 3/12/24
230: Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile with Rhonda Sher
A few years into my business, I hired a business coach for public speaking. I learned a lot and often served as a reference for this coach. One day, I received a call from my guest today, Rhonda Sher. She was considering hiring this coach and wanted to know more about my experiences. When I asked her what she did for a living, she told me that she optimized LinkedIn profiles for small business owners and service providers. I was immediately interested and asked her to tell me more.By the end of that call, I hired Rhonda to completely overhaul and optimize my LinkedIn profile. And we’ve stayed colleagues and cherished connections ever since. I was honored when Rhonda agreed to review the LinkedIn section of my book Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next. I’m excited to bring you my conversation with LinkedIn expert and your connections consultant, Rhonda Sher, who is here to talk to you about what you need to be doing on LinkedIn to grow your network, make better professional connections, and where you can be adding more professional value on LinkedIn. Plus, Rhonda shares one of her favorite tips, and mine too, you will not want to miss. Our journey with Rhonda doesn't just shine a spotlight on your "About" section; it's a comprehensive blueprint for being seen and heard in a crowded online space. Discover how a tailored LinkedIn banner can become your branding powerhouse and why updating your profile with fresh recommendations is a game-changer for career advancement. Check out Rhonda's Perfect Your Profile Bootcamp on March 12-15 by visiting https://perfectyourprofile.com. Connect with Rhonda: LinkedIn | Website Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
35:17 3/7/24
229: Building a Networking Strategy for Career Growth
Ever feel like networking is a chore? It's understandable that many mid-career professionals forget about networking as they get wrapped up in their jobs and lives. It's a common circumstance and it's okay if you haven't spent a lot of time networking or on LinkedIn. I'm going to help you with that. Every professional needs a valuable network of people who are there for them and willing to help them with whatever professional or career challenge they face. I’m going to expand on that concept today because, for many mid-career professionals, networking gets pushed aside when the day-to-day challenges of your job take over and you lose track of time networking. In this episode, I’m going to teach you some simple and easy-to-do strategies to up your networking game that will get you making more authentic connections without a lot of time, effort, energy, and stress. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
19:36 3/5/24
228: Elevating Your Career Trajectory: Proactive Strategies for Employed Professionals with Matthew Rolnick
What do you do when you are 50 years old and find yourself furloughed and out of a job? If this has happened to you, know you are not alone. While we know networking is a great way to find a new job, what can you do to warm up those professional relationships so they can become greater advocates for you and your career?Discover how to make genuine connections on LinkedIn without sounding off alarms at your current workplace and why your online interactions should be as heartfelt as they are strategic.Today, you’ll hear my conversation with Matthew Rolnick, the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Yaymaker, as well as a guy who proudly proclaims he is a super-connector. With over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development, Matthew has a passion for creating memorable and special moments that bring people together and foster collaboration, creativity, and learning.In this episode, we talk about some simple and proven strategies to help you build those relationships, and Matthew answers a question many of you have asked about how to handle any fear your company may find out you are looking for a new job. Connect with MatthewWebsite | LinkedIn Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
30:48 2/29/24
227: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Heart-Centered Leader
I often talk about heart-centered leaders and professionals. After all, you care deeply about the people you work with and who you help every day. While many of you can’t ignore and shouldn’t ignore your big hearts, I want to tell you that your big-hearted nature may be helping or hindering your career and its advancement. You'll hear my personal stories about where being a heart-centered leader has helped me and how its perception held me back from advancing within certain organizations. That’s why, in this episode, I’m sharing some advantages and disadvantages of heart-centered leadership so you can find greater balance in your work and life as you build Your Mid-Career GPS to figure out whatever is next for you and your career.  Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
23:21 2/27/24
226: Three Tips to Effectively Lead in a Post-Pandemic Era with Darrell “Coach D” Andrews
How you lead and how you SHOW UP as a leader makes or breaks your team?Let’s face it: they either love working with you and for you, or they don’t. And as my guest today points out, the people you led before the pandemic are not the same people today. I'm joined by Darrell Andrews, better known as “Coach D” who is here to talk to us about how leaders need to lead in this post-pandemic era. Darrell shares three powerful strategies to help you lead more effectively and impactfully that will help you grow your leadership presence, build better working relationships with people on your team, and help you and your organization retain great talent. The conversation takes us through the necessity of realigning our core values and the power of emotional intelligence, sharing strategies that promise to enhance your leadership and deepen team connections.We discuss the delicate art of personalized leadership—a cue taken from sports legends like John Wooden—emphasizing the value of understanding individual team members for cultivating loyalty and driving success. The dialogue traverses the evolution from organizational commitment to personal growth, highlighting the importance of crafting a leadership style that is as unique as the team you lead.The episode concludes with a discussion on the subtle power of personal connections in fostering loyalty within teams, even as simple as virtual coffee chats about life beyond work. We share insights from influential thinkers, emphasizing the resilience found in a meaningful career path. Connect with Darrell "Coach D" AndrewsWebsites - Coach D Speaks | Self-CareLinkedIn | Instagram Email Coach D - info@coachdspeaks.comSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
37:57 2/22/24
225: How the Belief Triad Can Help You Find Your Next Job
What do you do when your job search isn’t producing the results you wanted? If you are frustrated with how your job search is going, I want to offer you that the answer is found in using the Belief Triad to find your next job. The Belief Triad for finding your next job focuses on how strongly you believe in yourself, your skillset, and your organization. Each component must be equal to the others so you can present yourself as the strongest and most valuable candidate for a position. Listen to this episode to learn the questions you can ask yourself about how strongly you believe in yourself, your skillset, and your current or future organization as you build Your Mid-Career GPS to whatever is next for you and your career. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
16:51 2/20/24
224: Consciously Craft a Meaningful Life and Career In Kind with Michael Neece
Today we are talking about kindness in an intentional and strategic way to grow your career. In our careers, being kind is a highly desired and often sought-after character trait, but how can being kinder help you advance your career?Michael Neece is the author of the best-selling book, In Kind - Consciously Craft a Meaningful Life and Career." He joins me to reveal how a compassionate approach can redefine your professional relationships and career path. Together, we unpack the nuanced ways kindness can influence networking and mentorship opportunities and even help us traverse the complexities of a toxic workplace. Michael's compelling narratives underscore the necessity of authenticity and the far-reaching impact of every interaction grounded in goodwill.This conversation goes beyond the theoretical, offering hands-on strategies for leaders and team members to foster a nurturing work environment. We cover the significance of creating a Mid-Career GPS fueled by kindness, ensuring that the trajectory of your professional life aligns with your core values. From the small acts that boost morale to the larger decisions that define your career, we explore the transformative potential of kindness. It's not just about the feel-good factor; it's about crafting a legacy of positivity and success. Tune in for an episode that promises to leave you with actionable insights and a renewed appreciation for the subtleties of human connection at work.Connect with Michael NeeceBook | LinkedIn | Website Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
31:25 2/15/24
223: When to Connect or Follow Someone on LinkedIn
Have you felt as if the game is changing on LinkedIn regarding whether you should connect with someone or follow them? Whether the algorithm is working for you or not, LinkedIn is just like any other social media platform. There is a game to be played and if you aren’t playing it correctly, you will be left behind. One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked by clients and potential clients is whether or not they should be connecting or following people on LinkedIn.  Each has its advantages and some disadvantages. So, it’s time we settle the debate. Should you connect or follow someone on LinkedIn? In this episode, I'll answer that question for you and the one thing you should absolutely do whether you connect or follow someone. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
10:47 2/13/24
222: Why You Can't Effort Your Way to Success with Dr. Veronica Anderson
Have you ever felt the pull of passion urging you to leap into the unknown, away from a path others consider the epitome of success? Dr. Veronica Anderson, a renowned ophthalmologist, did just that by exchanging her medical scrubs for the intuitive tools of a psychic and relationship coach. This episode will unravel her extraordinary journey, revealing how the pursuit of authenticity and the courage to follow one's true calling can lead to a life of fulfillment and purpose.As we converse with Dr. Veronica, you'll grasp why finding your unique flow in life and career is paramount, as told through the experiences of visionary leaders like Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. We examine the challenges women face in breaking through societal expectations and the false security of consensus in the corporate sphere. Our discussion takes a deep look into the nuances of career transformation, offering you an arsenal of strategies to cultivate self-awareness and build a robust professional network to support your own path forward.Wrapping up, the conversation shifts to the symbiosis of effort and inspiration in the quest for success. Dr. Veronica, with her wealth of experience as a medical intuitive, shares how attuning to our energy can unveil more aligned actions for exceptional results. The insights you'll gain here are not just about making moves but about making the right moves with confidence and clarity. Every step you take is creating your unique Mid Career GPS—let this episode be your guide to navigating the journey ahead with wisdom and heart.Connect with Dr. Veronica AndersonWebsite | LinkedIn | AmazonSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
34:22 2/8/24
221: Surviving Leadership Transitions: Strategies for Navigating Change in the Workplace
Ever found yourself reeling from the shockwave of a leadership shift at your workplace? That's exactly what happened to me when a mentor and respected leader I had eagerly joined an organization to work with departed just three months into my tenure. It's a tumultuous experience, but I've turned my personal story of navigating these choppy waters into actionable advice for you. In this episode, I'll walk you through five crucial strategies to help you stay afloat and confident amidst the currents of change, ensuring you continue to chart a course toward a satisfying and successful career.We'll discuss the imperative of keeping communication channels wide open and how to proactively build relationships with incoming leaders, seizing the growth opportunities that change inevitably brings. Listen as I share insights on fostering team cohesion and maintaining a positive outlook even when transitions feel chaotic. It's all about finding your footing again, and I'm here to guide you through it, step by step. So tune in for an episode packed with practical guidance that will not just help you manage but thrive through the leadership changes in your organization.Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
14:06 2/6/24
220: Finding Your Pathway to Career Growth with Ross Romano
If this is the year you plan to get that promotion or level up your career, what is your pathway to growth? It can’t be to do more, spend more time on the job, and work harder. You have to be more intentional and strategic to create whatever is next for you and your career. But what are the right moves? I’m joined by performance and leadership coach Ross Romano. Ross and I talk about how you can create those pathways to growth while remembering to place your career in the context of your entire life. We discuss how to identify a great work opportunity, how to remove the fear of helping people grow beyond you, and how to best identify the "Hell Yeahs" and the "No Ways."Connect with Ross RomanoLinkedIn | The Authority Podcast | Sideline Sessions Podcast | Website Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
37:38 2/1/24
219: Loving Your Job More (Three Questions for Career Growth)
Are you waking up with a sense of purpose, eager to embrace the workday ahead? Many mid-career professionals settle for liking their job, but in this episode, I unfold the blueprint to transform that contentment into a deep-seated passion. I'll guide you through three transformative questions that will not only ignite enthusiasm for your current position but also help you craft a career trajectory that resonates with your aspirations. Whether it's uncovering the deeper purpose behind daily tasks or initiating career-accelerating conversations, get ready to unlock a more fulfilling and impactful professional life.This episode will help you love the job you have even more and help you strategically hit daily milestones for career growth as you navigate toward whatever is next for you and your career. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
16:11 1/30/24
218: How to Have Greater Confidence and Career Certainty with Heather Sumlin
Has hard work kept you from achieving the success you desire? That question may seem counterintuitive to what you’ve learned and believed, but hard work doesn’t always equate to success. Whether you are in the corporate board room or on the athletic field, your thoughts and self-image are either helping you or holding you back. I am joined by Heather Sumlin. Heather is one of my coaches who has tremendously helped me in my life and career, and I’m excited to share our conversation as Heather shares her best tips to help you crush your next interview or whatever you’re facing in your career with greater confidence and certainty. Connect with Heather.Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Patreon Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
36:47 1/25/24
217: Supporting a Loved One in a Career Transition
When someone close to us faces the turbulence of career dissatisfaction or unemployment, we often find ourselves at a crossroads of wanting to help but not knowing quite how. Today, I peel back the layers of this nuanced challenge, sharing my story alongside lessons from my community to illuminate the art of support without the weight of added pressure.I'll share the personal story of my husband's layoff journey and how we navigated that time in our lives with one powerful question. We all want our loved ones to succeed and thrive and I'll help you help them do that in this episode. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
15:37 1/23/24
216: Strategies for Thriving in Tech: Empowering Black Women and Building Career Resilience with Angela V. Harris
Have you ever wondered what it takes to not just survive, but truly thrive in the tech industry? Angela V Harris, a beacon of resilience and an experienced leadership coach, joins me to reveal how she carved her path to success and now empowers Black women to thrive in the corporate world. In this episode, we discuss: Angela's background and leadership in the tech industryWhy 2022 was a pivotal year for Angela personally and professionallyManaging stress in the workplaceFacts about Black women in techThe importance of allyshipThe power of having the right career mindsetWhy everyone needs a personal board of directorsThis episode is full of insights, including why you should have a personal board of directors to tackle the early pay gap for long-lasting financial triumph. Angela's personal narrative, battling breast cancer while navigating corporate complexities, is nothing short of inspiring and stands as a vivid reminder of the power within us to transform our toughest challenges into stepping stones for advancement.Please share this episode with someone you believe needs to hear it. Connect with Angela!Website | LinkedIn | Podcast | Vote for Angela - Ms. Corporate America People's Choice Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
31:38 1/18/24
215: Don't Do This in Your Annual Performance Review Meeting
Take greater command of your next performance appraisal meeting with these tips to help you. There is one thing I share in this episode you absolutely do not want to do as it will leave you stuck and destined on a path to never going anywhere in your organization. Click here to get my free guide, "12 Questions to Help You Prepare for Your Performance Review Meeting."I'll walk through the essential steps of preparation, from understanding the intricacies of your company's review protocols to effectively highlighting your accomplishments. It's time to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, advocating for your promotion with confidence and concrete evidence of your worth. My personal anecdotes and the expert advice I've gathered over the years will serve as your compass, helping you navigate the nuances of these discussions with finesse.This episode isn't just about making it through your appraisal; it's about mastering it. Whether you're leading a team or looking to climb the ladder yourself, you'll learn how to foster an environment where continuous improvement is the norm. Remember, this isn't just a routine meeting—it's your moment to shine and articulate your vision for your career. And to ensure you're fully equipped, don't miss out on the free guide available on my website to help prepare you for stepping into your appraisal with the utmost confidence. Let's make your next performance review the defining moment of your professional journey.#career #performanceappraisal #newjob #annualreviewSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
17:33 1/16/24
214: Mastering the Art of Salary Negotiation: Tips to Double Your Salary with Dorothy Mashburn
How much can you really negotiate your next job offer? What if I told you, you could double your salary? I'm joined by salary negotiations expert Dorothy Mashburn, a maestro in the art of commanding your worth. In a world where discussing money can be taboo, we strip away the discomfort and provide you with the strategies and confidence to ask for more. This episode isn't just about getting a bigger paycheck—it's about understanding the psychology of self-worth and breaking through the barriers that have kept you from reaching your financial potential. Dorothy, with her extensive experience, shines a light on the common fears that hold back even the most seasoned professionals and helps us navigate these mental roadblocks with grace and assertiveness.In this episode, you'll learn: How to get over your fear of being greedy when asking for more compensationHow to negotiate with integrityWhy many people don't ask for enoughHow to get over your fear of having your job offer rescinded because you negotiatedAnd whether or not you should give a range or specific number when asked about your salary expectations. Finally, Dorothy and I share insights into the long game. From untapped budgets to flexible work options, we'll show you how to craft a compensation package that reflects your true professional worth. Here's how to connect with Dorothy Mashburn: LinkedIn | Podcast | Website | YouTubeSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
30:41 1/11/24
213: What to Do If You Are Unemployed in 2024
If you or someone you know is unemployed, this episode is for you.  Being unemployed is a circumstance. And in most cases, it’s a horrible circumstance. How well you navigate that circumstance to whatever is next for you and your career depends on how you SHOW UP for it and what you do. In this episode, I will help you determine your timeline and career clarity. Plus, I'll help you get all of your things in order, including your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn. You'll learn how to tell your story about being unemployed during your interview. And, you'll learn why "unemployment" can be a great thing to help you make the most of your time off. Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
20:07 1/9/24
212: The Pros and Cons of Using AI in Your Job Search
Like any tool, using AI, such as ChatGPT, can be a big help in your mid-career job search. But you must learn to use the tool effectively to maximize its potential, whether you are using it to help you apply for jobs, write your resume or cover letter, or prepare for your interview. In this episode, you'll learn the pros and cons of using AI in your job search and why you should always use caution when using this tool. I'll walk you through the nuances of tailoring AI to serve your career needs and share the surprising impact that a simple 'please' or 'thank you' can have on the responses you receive. It's time to add that personal touch to technology and propel your career forward with insights that could make all the difference.Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
10:01 1/4/24
211: Five Mid-Career Mistakes to Avoid in 2024
If 2023 wasn't a great year for you professionally, or this is the year when you want to make a big career move, you want to make sure you don't make these five mistakes that will derail your mid-career growth. As we start 2024, there is more competition than ever for positions, and companies are being more selective when it comes to the job application and interview processes. In this episode, you'll learn five key mistakes mid-career professionals must avoid in order to advance their careers to find a job they are going to love and thrive at.  Support the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.
13:28 1/2/24