By Michele Badie
Create To Connect
Keep Your Stride
Money + Skills w/ Dalan and Michele
PM Perceptions w/ Michele and MJ
Career Tipper®Jun 03, 2023
Add Your S.A.U.C.E. - Explore Opportunities Beyond Your Comfort Zone
The Skills Recharged® conversation recently continued during the Add Your S.A.U.C.E. episode on my podcast, Career Tipper®. S.A.U.C.E is my latest professional development acronym to help professionals like yourself keep their skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready. #ProfessionalDevelopment
In this bonus video, I'm providing more information on E in S.A.U.C.E on exploring opportunities beyond your comfort zone, including insight from David Tann, the Founder and Creative Director of Tantrum Agency. #SkillsRecharged
Add Your S.A.U.C.E. Breakdown: C - Communicate Your Value
S.A.U.C.E. episode on my podcast, Career Tipper®. S.A.U.C.E is my latest professional development acronym to help professionals like yourself to keep their skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready. #ProfessionalDevelopment
Michele provides more information on C in S.A.U.C.E on communicating your value, including insight from Career Coach, Cathy Francois in this bonus video. #SkillsRecharged
Add Your S.A.U.C.E. Breakdown: U - Understand Your Niche
S.A.U.C.E. episode on my podcast, Career Tipper®. S.A.U.C.E is my latest professional development acronym to help professionals like yourself to keep their skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready. #ProfessionalDevelopment
Michele provideds more information on U in S.A.U.C.E on understanding your niche, including insight from Former Accountant and Investment Banker, Dalan Vanterpool in this bonus video. #SkillsRecharged
Add Your S.A.U.C.E Breakdown: A - Assess Your Skills
The Skills Recharged® conversation recently continued during the Add Your S.A.U.C.E. episode on the Career Tipper® podcast. S.A.U.C.E is Michele's latest professional development acronym to help professionals like yourself keep their skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready. #ProfessionalDevelopment
In this bonus video, Michele provides more information on A in S.A.U.C.E on assessing your skills that center around transferable skills, including insight from Agile Coach Stella Ihenacho. #SkillsRecharged
Add Your S.A.U.C.E Breakdown: S - Strategize Your Money Line Alignment
S.A.U.C.E is Michele's latest professional development acronym to help professionals like yourself to keep their skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready. The Skills Recharged® conversation recently continued during the Add Your S.A.U.C.E. episode on my podcast, Career Tipper®. In this video, Michele provides more information on S in S.A.U.C.E on strategizing your money line alignment in this bonus video based on No Boss, Only Clients written by the former accountant and investment banker Dalan Vanterpool.
Add Your S.A.U.C.E.
The Skills Recharged® conversation continues on the Career Tipper® podcast, with Michele encouraging and guiding listeners to add their sauce when promoting and sharing their skills in the workplace and their businesses. Check out this episode, where she shares her latest professional development strategy, Add Your S.A.U.C.E., full of expert advice clips, friendly reminders, and insight to help listeners continue to evolve to their professional best while keeping their skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready on an ongoing basis.
[00:07] Michele shares her professional development journey.
[01:38] Michele introduces and explains her latest professional development strategy, Add Your S.A.U.C.E.
[04:20] S - Strategize your alignment with the money line breakdown
[9:20] A - Assess your skills
[15:10] U - Understand Your Niche
[19:55] C - Communicate Your Value
[25:19] E - Explore Opportunities Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Financial Empowerment with Arlene Blake
Ladies, financial empowerment is an ongoing conversation that helps us evolve to our professional best. Michele Badie hosts the Career Tipper® podcast and is a Women On The Rise International board member. She and the Founder of Women On The Rise International (WOTR), Arelene Blake discussed the Educated & Broke™️ program during a financial empowerment special edition episode. WOTR is educating women on developing tactical strategies to earn more money, know their worth, budget, save, pay off debt, invest, start a business and provide a legacy for their families.
[00:03] Intros and Arlene shares an overview of Women On The Rise International (WOTR).
[03:37] Arlene shares her vision for the financial empowerment programming, Educated & Broke™ (E&B)
[06:29] Michele shares her journey of supporting E&B and becoming a member of the board.
[8:00] Arlene talks about the importance of being a part of a community-based organization and a program like E&B.
[11:22] Michele and Arlene discuss the in-person experience and potential takeaways from attending a WOTR event.
[15:06] Arlene chats about E&B expanding to offer an 8-week cohort.
[17:50] Arlene informs why the event is hybrid and includes free onsite childcare during the event.
[20:32] Arlene shares why she includes a self-care component in the E&B program.
[22:46] Michele and Arlene talk about the journey of being successful and shares a definition of what it means to be a woman on the rise.
[26:56] Michele and Arlene talk about the monthly masterminds that Arlene offers to the WOTR membership and the importance of being consistent.
[31:28] Arlene speaks about the intended "how to recognize your value" takeaway for the E&B attendees.
[33:41] Michele and Arlene chatted about the program strategy to help attendees progress through the E&B program.
[36:13] Arlene chats about pivoting and monetizing skill sets that don't require a college degree.
[37:44] Arlene shares the E&B event and cohort details along with her contact details.
11/05/2022 Hybrid Educated & Broke Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/educated-and-broke-parttm-ii-time-to-level-up-hybrid-event-tickets-433802203067?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
For more information about the Women On The Rise International organization visit this link. https://womenontheriseinternational.wildapricot.org/
Mental Health Awareness Is Year-round
Evolving to your professional best is a journey that includes self-care. Michele kicked off the mental health awareness conversation early for her upcoming Color To Connect workshop in Central Florida on Saturday, 8/13/2022, with the event's guest Mental Health Counselor Natasha D'Arcangelo. Michele believes that mental health awareness is year-round, and small actions can ignite transformation to take better care of yourself. Listen as Michele and Natasha chat about mental health triggers.
Register for the in-person Color To Connect Central Florida workshop. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/color-to-connecttm-tickets-375573007977
[00:25] Michele shares her why for creating the Color To Connect™ workshop.
[01:20] Natasha shares her "why" for becoming a Mental Health Counselor.
[03:25] Natasha shares signs that listeners can recognize that they might be struggling with their mental health.
[08:20]Michele and Natasha talk about breaking the generational stigmas associated with therapy.
[11:37] Natasha shares how listeners can know if their mental health is stable.
[15:16] Natasha shares an overview of BIPOC mental health awareness.
[16:17] Michele and Natasha further share their perspective on the importance of therapy.
[17:15] Natasha provides statistics about barriers of care that cause some people of color to be reluctant to include therapy in their wellness practice and potential approach strategies to overcome them.
[25:45] Natasha shares activities that she suggests professionals implement or try to help them mentally stay healthy beyond meditation.
[28:22] Natasha and Michele chat about how coloring helps their mental health.
[31:12] Natasha shares how she takes care of her mental health.
[34:20] Michele and Natasha share resource suggestions for mental health therapy, how to utilize Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) services through some employers, and how to process mental health information shared on social media.
[41:34] Natasha shares how listeners get in contact with her.
Directory of Clinicians of Color and other Minoritized Identities:
Therapy Den: https://www.therapyden.com/
Season Finale: The Evolution of a Project Manager with Michele and MJ
*The Evolution of a Project Manager* The #SkillsRecharged conversation continues this quarter; MJ Bianchi, the Three T Institute CEO, and I are curating project management-centric discussions titled PM Perceptions on the Career Tipper podcast. During the season finale, MJ and I chatted about the evolution of a project manager.
[02:14] Michele and MJ reflect on their collaboration and the first season of PM Perceptions with Michele and MJ. They also shared their takeaways from chatting with professionals about being a practicing project manager and becoming PMP certified.
[07:54] MJ and Michele share ways for project managers to identify development opportunities.
[11:30] MJ chats about the need for project managers to be patient with themselves.
[15:23] MJ gives insight into what point a PM goes from feeling scared of managing a project to being confident.
[18:10] MJ spoke of the difference between managing and leading a project team
[22:14] MJ and Michele chat about how can a project manager decipher between choosing the standards of project management provided by PMI versus the ones at their organization.
[24:46] Michele and MJ spoke of ways to practice and recognize that you're a proficient project manager.
[27:11] Michele shares details of her why for continuing the work of helping professionals understand the role of project manager and how she recognized that she was a project manager.
[31:42] MJ and Michele chat about determining if becoming PMP certified is the right fit for you.
We welcome you to send either of us a DM with your questions about project management and earning your PMP certification credential.
Ep. 3 - Project Management Consulting with Michele and MJ
The #SkillsRecharged conversation continues this quarter; MJ Bianchi, the Three T Institute CEO, and I curate project management-centric discussions titled PM Perceptions on the Career Tipper podcast. During episode three, MJ and I chatted about being project management consultants.
[01:04] Michele and MJ chatted about leveraging your network to connect to consulting opportunities
[05:52] MJ shared branding starting points and strategy on defining your niche through a scenario of PM Consultant persona Gregory.
[08:57] MJ provided insight on how to land consulting gigs beyond your 9-5 and shared her experience and the duration of how she built her consulting portfolio.
[12:07] MJ spoke of why collaboration is vital for project management consultants to learn and grow in their business.
[14:59] MJ shared her perspective on why project management should seek opportunities outside their comfort zone.
[18:05] MJ and Michele provided intel on identifying contractors and vendors and strategies on how to work well with them.
We welcome you to message either of us with your questions about project management or earning your PMP credential.
Join MJ and me for the season finale on Sunday, 5/15/22, at 8:00 PM EST. We'll be discussing the evolution of a project manager.
Ep. 2 - Hiring Project Managers with Michele & MJ
*Hiring Project Managers* The #SkillsRecharged conversation continues this quarter; MJ Bianchi, the Three T Institute CEO, and I are curating project management-centric discussions titled PM Perceptions on the Career Tipper podcast. During episode two, MJ and I chatted about hiring project managers.
[01:30] Michele and MJ chatted about misconceptions recruiters have about project managers' knowledge and abilities
[06:10] MJ shared what hire managers should be mindful of when assessing PM candidates' transferable skills.
[09:24] MJ provided insight into project management's core components/baseline that recruiters should understand.
[14:03] Michele and MJ spoke of how a newly certified PM and a PM who is not certified with experience can potentially share their level of knowledge during an interview.
[27:43] MJ shares hiring trends project managers note for 2022.
We welcome you to comment below or send either of us a DM with your questions about project management and earning your PMP certification credential.
Join MJ and me for episode three on Tuesday, 5/10/22, at 8:00 PM EST. We'll be discussing project management consultants.
#ProjectManagement #PMP #ProjectManagers #Hiring #CareerTipper
Ep. 1 - The Value of Project Management with Michele & MJ
The #SkillsRecharged conversation continues this quarter; Mahjooba (MJ) Bianchi, the Three T Institute CEO, and I curate project management-centric discussions titled PM Perceptions on the Career Tipper podcast. During episode one, MJ and I chatted about the value of project management.
[02:54] The benefits of a work environment that executes project management consistently.
[06:13] The benefits of a project manager joining a team that runs lean.
[07:46] Why does project management matter to organizations? (i.e., human resources)
[09:54] How do project managers support businesses to survive and thrive?
[12:38] What benefits for organizations encouraging their project managers to be certified?
[16:00] Confidence building tips on how to become a proficient certified project manager
[17:45] How does project management discipline support the efficiency of a business?
[19:13] Starting or pivot point for organizations to enhance their project management processes.
[21:02] How can Three T Institute help businesses get their team ready to be PMP certified?
[23:11] How to connect with Michele and MJ to discover how project management is a possible right fit for you.
We welcome you to connect with us to ask your questions about project management and earning your PMP certification credential. https://www.threetinstitute.com/schedule
Join MJ and me for episode two on Sunday, 5/01/22, at 8:00 PM. We'll be discussing hiring project managers.
Money & Skills S1 Season Finale: The Imposter Syndrome & Episode Recap
Money & Skills S1 Ep. 5: Know The Value Of Your Skills, Products, & Services
Knowing the value of your skills, products, and services. The Skills Recharged™ conversation continued during episode five of Money + Skills with Dalan and Michele. Dalan Vanterpool and I chatted about self-appraisal versus market value. Check out the replay for episode five.
[00:02] Michele and Dalan chat about season one of Money + Skills and how they started collaborating.
[02:43] Dalan shares a personal story of learning to charge the value of his services as a musician.
[09:25] Communicating your value.
[10:57] Resource Reference: Career & Cash Flow Podcast: OMG, You're Amazing...For Free! https://dalanvanterpool.com/049-omg-y...
[12:30] Mindset: What outcome are you seeking for the product or service you offer?
[13:27] Resource Reference: The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307888908/...
[13:57] Monetizing your product or service.
[15:14] Processing emotion and self-accountability to assess your professional valuation.
[20:02] Positioning yourself as a professional.
[22:12] Scarcity, selective accessibility.
[23:46] Research your market and assess your skills from a knowledgeable third party.
[25:24] Increase the volume - marketing.
[27:55] Resource Reference: Brendon Burchard https://brendon.com/
[29:34] Prolific quality output
[30:20] Mastering producing quality content through consistency.
[35:55] Influence through collaboration.
[38:55] Assessing your skills to determine your value/salary.
[40:14] Resource reference: How To Use Skills To Price Jobs https://www.payscale.com/compensation...
[40:20] Skills essential for the role.
[40:41] Skills that are useful for the role.
[40:58] Skills assumed for the role.
[42:19] Skills that are irrelevant for the role.
[44:28] Shelf-life of skills.
[46:55] Resource Reference: Perform a Skills Assessment in 6 Easy Steps https://www.monster.com/career-advice...
[47:30] Exploring your options and mastering communication and soft skills.
[51:30] Performance reviews.
[52:50] Ask for feedback.
[57:44] Review job descriptions, domestically and globally.
[59:14] Working abroad.
[1:01:48] Resource Reference: Price Formula - Not Sure How To Price Your Work? Try this formula. https://medium.com/an-idea-for-you/ho... [1:02:09] Reflections for P.
[1:03:58] Reflections for R.
[1:05:56] Reflections for I.
[1:07:38] Reflections for C.
[1:08:02] Reflections for E.
[1:10:00] Episode recap and takeaways.
Money & Skills S1 Ep. 4: Discovering Your Niche As An Subject Matter Expert (SME)
The Skills Recharged™ conversation continued during episode four of Money + Skills with Dalan and Michele. Dalan Vanterpool and I chatted about being subject matter experts (SME), from discovering your niche to monetizing their expertise. Check out the replay for episode four.
[1:00] The research component of the ongoing Keep Your Stride™ Discussion and how it relates to being an SME.
[2:35] Difference between being doing your job and being an SME.
[4:29] Possible duties of an SME.
[4:47] How to recognize that you're an SME.
[10:17] Continuing education as an SME and ways to test your knowledge.
[11:36] Marla Dukharan is an example of how an SME can impact an industry. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marladukh...
[13:58] Documentation and training that an SME can provide individuals and teams.
[15:17] The importance of an SME trusting themself.
[16:53] "Can an SME make errors?" and how they can reiterate their knowledge.
[19:31] An SME can create curiosity.
[21:18] Be an SME that is genuine and approachable.
[23:09] Questions to help determine niches that you're an SME.
[24:53] How your personality impacts you being a sought-after SME.
[26:07] SMEs monetize their skills.
[27:10] Overview of a framework on how to build up your expertise and monetize it.
[30:09] Perspective on identifying opportunities to build up transferable skills.
[30:47] Determine how to diversify your income and the end goals for each income stream.
[31:26] Options by Pitbull featuring Stephen Marley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xALCp...
[34:05] Discussion about a copywriting SME avatar that applies the framework to monetize your expertise.
[36:07] Entrepreneurial mindset.
[37:26] Taking inventory of your skills.
[39:00] Map out the time and location needed daily to monetize skills.
[41:07] Choose a path: Sell a product, provide a service, or be an overseer.
[41:33] SME reference: Codie Sanchez https://www.codiesanchez.com
[44:29] Move life a business
[46:04] Proof a concept
[46:47] SME reference: Will It Fly? by Pat Flynn https://www.amazon.com/Will-Test-Busi...
[46:47] SME reference: Danielle Leslie - Online Course Creator https://danielleleslie.com/
[47:54] Side businesses ideas for SMEs.
[49:08] SME reference: Cell Phone Photographer, Alton Bertie https://instagram.com/alton.bertie?ut...
[49:47] SME reference: DRock, Video Creator for Gary Vee https://instagram.com/drock?utm_mediu...
[52:43] Leveraging your intelligence.
[53:25] SME Reference: Patric Richardson, The Laundry Guy https://laundryevangelist.com/whos-pa...
[54:28] SME Reference: Jamila Norman, Urban Farmer https://magnolia.com/watch/show/b50ef...
[55:30] What is your SME superpower?
What is a Subject Matter Expert (SME)? (And How To Become One) https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/...
7 Steps To Become A Subject Matter Expert (SME) https://www.gqrgm.com/7-steps-to-beco...
No Boss, Only Clients https://dalanvanterpool.com/book/
Money & Skills S1 Ep. 3: Generational Wealth & Financial Analysis For Non-Financial Professionals
The Skills Recharged™ conversation continued with Dalan Vanterpool. We chatted about the passing on of generational wealth and skills, financial analysis for non-financial professionals, and continued the Keep Your Stride™ discussion about knowing your stats and being teachable. Check out the replay for episode three.
[01:37] Levels of wealth: creators, growers, and maintenance
[06:20] The passing on of generational skills and wealth
[13:29] Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Professionals
[16:02] Working Capital Ratio
[17:12] Quick Ratio
[18:37] Earning Per Share (EPS)
[20:10] Price Earnings Ratio
[21:00] Forward PR Ratio
[22:40] Debt-To-Equity Ratio (D/E)
[23:16] Loan-To-Value Ratio (LTV)
[25:07] Recap of how understanding financial terms help assets the money line from different aspects.
[26:50] Discussion about the learning approach to have a valuable conversation about money along the money line.
[30:20] Cash Flow Statements
[32:39] Keep Your Stride discussion
[33:34] Knowing your stats and being teachable as it relates to process management
[36:38] Chatted about SWOT analysis and review of artifacts supports knowing your stats.
[38:13] Staying informed and being consistent with the review process.
[39:25] Discussion about being teachable.
[43:00] Documentation of processes.
[46:15] Chatted about the need to invest in resources and be willing to ask for help in the workplace.
[47:49] The book Spring Your Way To Scrum by Bonsy Yelsangi (resource share)
SR Live Book Chat: Spring Your Way To SCRUM w/ Bonsy Yelsangi
The Skills Recharged™ conversation continued with Bonsy Yelsangi, Certified Scrum Trainer and Author. We chatted about her book, Sprint Your Way To Scrum, incorporating it as a go-to resource in the workplace. Along with hit can help professionals master #SCRUM.
[00:40] Bonsy shares a brief introduction of herself.
[01:26] Bonsy chats about what SCRUM is.
[02:10] Bonsy shares why she co-wrote the book, Sprint Your Way To SCRUM.
[03:12] Bonsy identifies who can benefit from the book.
[04:09] Bonsy gives an overview of the structure of the book.
[05:19] Bonsy shares the theory behind the 50 questions chosen for the book.
[06:05] Bonsy shares how the book can be a helpful teambuilding tool.
[08:23] Bonsy chats about the book being an interview prep resource.
[09:54] Bonsy discusses how the book is a professional development tool.
[10:37] Michele shares how the book is a good read if you consider becoming a Certified SCRUM Master.
[11:28] Bonsy chats about knowing SCRUM versus Mastering SCRUM
Bonsy is offering a 20% discount on her book, Sprint Your Way To SCRUM, to the Skills Recharged community.
- Kindle Edition: https://lnkd.in/d5RQtjDV
- Paperback (20% off) https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/valer...
- Hardcover (20% off) https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/valer...
Money & Skills S1 Ep. 2: Learning, Up-leveling, & Marketing Your Skills
The Skills Recharged™ conversation continued with Dalan Vanterpool with Careers and Cash Flow during episode two of Money & Skills with Dalan and Michele. We chatted about planning and the benchmarks associated with learning new skills, up-leveling your skills, and marketing your skills. Check out the replay for episode two.
[01:15] Michele and Dalan share mindset tips to kick off the week.
[03:37] Michele and Dalan share how they met and began collaborating and chatted about their books that retail through Amazon.
Michele's book: Confidently You
Dalan's book: No Boss, Only Clients
[08:50] Hot Topic: Requirements for NYC to start disclosing salaries.
[16:12] Discussed cultivating a mindset to launch a job search to land a role paying your market value worth.
[16:48] Chatted about identifying a collection of resources to support a job search and questions to ask yourself to solidify a solid plan and identify niches and strategies to maximize your network to advance in your career.
[30:06] Spoke on how to upskill and assess the value of your skills.
[33:09] Discussed understanding and defining the duration of commitment to upskill and complete a job search and the types of work to consider pursuing.
[35:21] Dalan shares why he wore a black tee during the episode.
[37:28] Dalan shares his perception of the difference between an employee versus an entrepreneur.
[40:06] Chatted about mastering the unfamiliar to offer your skills in the marketplace. Michele and Dalan share their experiences of continually operating in student mode.
[47:39] Discussion about building the stamina to succeed, goal setting benchmarks, and budgeting for your professional development.
[52:02] Michele and Dalan chat about the power of storytelling and social audio.
Reference and Resource Links:
Michele's Book - Confidently You: https://www.amazon.com/Confidently-You-21.../dp/B01JFRED38
Dalan's Book - No Boss, Only Clients: https://www.amazon.com/.../ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi...
NYC Employers List Salarieshttps://www.linkedin.com/news/story/nyc-employers-to-list-salaries-4654721/
LinkedIn Audio Events: https://www.linkedin.com/.../how-find-linkedin-audio.../...
Money & Skills S1 Ep. 1: How To Map and Align Your Skills with the Money Line
The Skills Recharged™ conversation continued with Dalan Vanterpool during episode one of Money & Skills with Dalan and Michele. We chatted about mapping skills and determining how your skills align with the money line. Check out the replay for episode one.
00:45 - Michele shares “why” she is collaborating with Dalan to launch the Money + Skills live podcast.
03:53 – Hot Topic: “Don’t Be Paper!” referencing a Keep Your Stride post featuring George McPherson about being able to complete the tasks that you are certified in as an expert.
04:36 – Problem-solving: Are you able to identify and explain solutions well?
08:37 – Defining and developing focus areas for your professional development.
15:22 – What skills do you need to acquire to experience your definition of success in your career?
18:57 – Confidence impacts our performance and how authentic we show up at work. The Crown Act supports eliminating hair discrimination in the workplace.
25:28 – The importance of sharing your voice and expertise.
29:04 – Understanding the money line.
35:42 - Understanding how your role ranks along the money line.
38:56 – The need for a high-level perspective on how money flows globally.
46:07 – Collect your receipts: Make strategic moves to connect your skills to the money line.
48:48 – Flex your superpowers.
52:09 – The importance of not associating rest with feeling guilty and the power of storytelling.
58:21 – Keep Your S.T.R.I.D.E. Challenge: Review your communications engagement approach.
59:55 – Money + Skills Weekly Challenge: Pick and research a skill you want to commit to mastering and how much it is worth according to its market value.
SR Live Q & A Replay: Fractional Team Members - The CFO Take w/ Phil Nahajewski
Phil Nahajewski, a Partner with The CFO Group, joined The Skills Recharged™ conversation and chatted about how financial executives can use their skills to be fractional CFOs.
[01:08] Phil shares his definition of a fractional team member.
[02:30] Phil shares his journey to being a fractional CFO.
[05:35] Phil shares the suggested baseline of criteria for selecting a fractional team member.
[06:58] Phil reviews different skills that fractional team member offers businesses.
[08:51] Phil shares three tips on how a financial professional can become a fractional CFO.
[10:49] Phil extends an invitation for followers to watch and contribute to Florida Entrepreneur Network (FESN).
[15:30] Phil shares lessons learned from being a fractional CFO.
[18:43] Phil shares his contact details and how to receive a free consultation with him.
Create To Connect: The Business of a Creative w/ David Tann
The latest narrative of helping professionals connect to their creative side continues with the season finale of the Create To Connect series on the Career Tipper podcast that features founder and CEO of branding and creative
consultancy Tantrum Agency, David Tann.
David has spent his entire career working for global brands. He has consistently shown a knack for recognizing trends and translating them into effective campaigns and products. David has launched brands for Abercombie & Fitch. Designed record-breaking holiday campaigns for Bath & Body Works, managed packaging for Kohls's department store, revitalized the OshKosh B'Gosh clothing brand, directed e-commerce for Carter's, and unveiled a new identity for his hometown NBA basketball team, the Atlanta Hawks. After 15+ years of working inside these iconic brands, he decided to go solo. In 2018 he founded the creative consultancy and branding agency, Tantrum.
During this episode, David chats about insight on leading a creative business.
[01:14] David shares his journey to becoming a creative.
[02:14] David chats about how creatives get noticed, stir emotion, and move people
[03:01] David shares insight about developing a campaign for a brand.
[03:14] David talks about he stirs up creativity within himself.
[04:55] David reflects on staying in student mode.
[06:19] David talks about blueprint vs. mapping.
[08:14] David chats about incorporating personal experiences into his work.
[09:30] David shares how a creative should view the impact of their professional relationships on their creative ability.
[11:15] David talks about choosing and developing a team.
[13:14] David shares insight on networking and collaboration.
[15:07] David speaks what creating to connect means to him.
Connect with David: https://www.tantrumagency.com
Create To Connect: Video Content Creation w/ XayLi Barclay
The latest narrative of helping professionals connect to their creative side continues with episode five of the Create To Connect series on the Career Tipper podcast that features Video Content Consultant XayLi Barclay. In 2014, she decided to document her beauty and fitness journey to help others develop The XayLi Show brand exactly as XayLi had envisioned it for many years. Through that platform, she met the audience that she genuinely loves today. XayLi created the creative curriculum for Start Shoot Grow that focuses on teaching business owners to build, market, and sell impactful online courses with video content. XayLi is also the Co-Creator of the annual Think In Color Summit with Thinkific.
During this episode, XayLi chats about starting, shooting, and growing to build, market, and sell video content.
[01:35] XayLi shares insight on strategies and processes that can help dominate with camfidence?
[05:20] XayLi chats about overcoming the fear of being on camera.
[07:38] XayLi talks about how to serve your audience.
[10:26] XayLi shares her journey to being confident and creating to connect and attract your followers and supporters.
[14:33] XayLi speaks about the different levels of creating videos to generate income at various stages of business.
[16:48] XayLi speaks about the power of knowing the different seasons of your business.
[18:17] XayLi shares how to create and invite creativity into her day.
[23:15] XayLi shares a few benchmarks that can help video content creators gauge their quality and consistency.
[29:20] XayLi suggests essentials for video creators to remember that they're serving real people with their content.
[32:11] XayLi shares equipment suggestions.
[35:48] XayLi speaks to what Create to connect means to her.
[37:06] XayLi provides advice that resonates the highest with her career success since launching The XayLi Show brand in 2014.
[38:42] XayLi issues a gut check to recognize if you should be on camera.
Connect with XayLi: https://xaylibarclay.com
Create To Connect: Storytelling w/ Cathy Francois
The latest narrative of helping professionals connect to their creative side continues with episode four of the Create To Connect series on the Career Tipper podcast, featuring Career Coach Cathy Francois.
Cathy is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator based in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area serving clients globally. Cathy leverages her diverse work experience and interpersonal skills to bring a personalized approach to career coaching. She uses a creative process to produce résumé and LinkedIn profiles that bring her clients' unique career stories to life. She is also the Assistant Director of Career Programming and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Maryland Global Campus, conference speaker, workshop facilitator, and content writer.
During this episode, Cathy chats about developing the skill of storytelling as it relates to sharing your career and professional development experiences, lessons, and wins.
[01:48] Cathy shares the connection of storytelling with career development.
[02:24] Cathy shares examples of how to tell the story of your value proposition to employers.
[04:28] Cathy shares how to develop a good story when speaking of your career pathing and professional development.
[06:21] Cathy shares strategies on how to overcome storytelling roadblocks.
[08:35] Cathy shares an example of overcoming storytelling roadblocks.
[11:48] Cathy shares storytelling can unite a workplace.
[14:53] Cathy shares how storytelling fuels creativity.
[17:24] Cathy shares storytelling techniques to observe in others.
[20:25] Cathy shares her perspective of what creating to connect means to her.
[21:43] Cathy suggests ways on how to practice being creative.
Connect with Cathy: https://www.rezumeforward.com
SR Live Q & A Replay: PMP Exam Prep w/ Mahjooba Bianchi
Michele is rooting for you to keep your skills recharged, competitive and hire-ready. In 2021, to date, the students of the Three T Institute had a 100% pass rate for the PMP exam. Michele's PMP coach Mahjooba Bianchi the CEO of Three T Institute, recently joined her during a live Q & A to chat about becoming PMP certified.
[01:25] MJ shares her journey to becoming PMP certified.
[04:45] Michele shares how 3T coaches helped her develop a strong mindset to pass the PMP exam.
[06:13] MJ shares her strategy and “why” for creating the 3T process.
[09:00] Determining why the PMP certification is a right fit for you and how to determine if you meet the qualifications to apply to sit for the exam.
[10:34] Michele shares her studying experience with the 3T system.
[11:48] MJ shares the 3T study strategy and suggested mindset to studying for the PMP exam and the day of taking the exam.
[15:57] MJ clarifies which PMBOK edition to use to study for the exam at the time of this recording.
[17:38] MJ chats about how long it takes 3T students to prepare the pass the PMP exam with customized studying.
[19:42] MJ speaks of the difference between a PMP boot camp and a PMP coaching program.
[22:10] “Can you cram for the PMP exam?”, Mahjooba answers.
[24:38] MJ encourages followers to understand the value and the “why” behind you want to become PMP certified.
[25:30] MJ gives an overview of the new updated version of the PMP exam.
[27:15] MJ shares the benefits of being a SCRUM Master when studying for the PMP exam.
[29:19] MJ reviews the PMP application process.
[31:16] MJ gives an overview of the types of projects that qualify when calculating your hours to list on the PMP exam application.
[32:47] MJ announces the 3T partnership with Skills Recharged™.
[35:28] Q & A: “When is the best time to prepare to start the 3T program after starting a new position in community engagement?” - MJ answers.
Create To Connect: Community Building w/ Bess Auer
The latest narrative of helping professionals connect to their creative side continues with episode three of the Create To Connect series on the Career Tipper podcast features the Digital Strategist and the Founder of Unio Bess Auer.
A former educator, Bess built her first community through her annual blogger's conference that grew to be one of the largest of its kind in the nation. She spent the last decade building solid communities in both the influencer world and the world of competitive swimming.
Bess has now taken the lessons she has learned, not only from her own experiences but from coaching over 2,000 community builders, and has packaged them into a how-to guide called Unio: The Art of Intentional Community Building. By sharing best practices and the psychology behind why people join and stay with a community, Bess empowers creatives and readers to build stronger, more sustainable tribes.
During this episode, Bess chats about creatives building communities.
[01:50] The genesis for Bess's passion and commitment to building and empowering communities and creatives
[04:27] Bess chats about her work with FL Blog Con that she founded.
[05:18] Bess chats about her new book, Unio, along with strategies for community building.
[13:31] Bess shares ongoing tasks that an influencer should connect to their why when building with intention.
[18:32] Bess shares what creating to connect means to her.
[21:27] Bess shares how she practices being creative.
[25:02] Bess chats about investing in your communities.
Connect with Bess: https://buildwithunio.com
Create To Connect: A Creative Journey W/ Anthony "Biggie" Becomo
The latest narrative of helping professionals connect to their creative side continues with episode two of the Create To Connect series on the Career Tipper podcast, featuring Sandwich Branding Strategist Anthony "Biggie" Bencomo. Biggie loves food and coming up with creative recipes and ways to turn ordinary meals into a sandwich. He could have opened a food truck or restaurant but decided merging his two favorites is pretty easy, especially since t-shirts are works of art and there is not enough love given to the sandwich. The best part about t-shirts and sandwiches – everyone wears or eats them.
During this episode, Biggie chats about a creative journey. [02:16] Biggie shares the genesis of his creative journey with Deli Fresh Threads.
[04:42] Biggie shares his advice for 9-5ers that want to merge their passions and launch a business.
[10:17] Biggie shares how being consistent with brand promotion helped him remain persistent over the past eight years.
[13:30] Biggie shares ways that he cultivates community and supports local businesses around promoting his brand.
[17:02] Biggie shares his brand strategy development process.
[24:58] Biggie shares the meaning of creating to connect to him as a creative.
[27:54] Biggie asks Michele about the advice that she would tell the younger version of herself about her journey to date with Career Tipper.
[33:12] Biggie shares his wow moment to date.
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Create to Connect: A Creative Mind w/ Michele Badie
Create To Connect is a new season and conversation on the Career Tipper podcast. Many are navigating our revised business standard of seeking solutions and vetting ideas with a new heightened level of creativity. The importance of acknowledging that we can each create and need to be more creative has crystallized during my conversation with professionals in different industries. Michele kicks off season one sharing three ways to develop a creative mind to help connect to solutions in the workplace.
[00:28] Michele shares the why behind the new discussion.
[02:46] Michele shares how to develop a creative mind through blue-sky thinking.
[03:52] Michele shares how to develop a creative mind by engaging in nature.
[04:22] Michele shares how to develop a creative mind by asking three ifs. [04:54] Michele shares the creative shares breakdown for season one.
Q & A w/ Michele: What's the "why" behind Career Tipper?
Michele shares the "why" that keeps her motivated by helping professionals evolve to their professional best.
Date Your Job w/ Kanika Tolver
Episode 58 of The Career Tipper podcast features Tech Leader Kanika Tolver and the author of Career Rehab. During this episode, Kanika shares strategies to rebuild your brand. In addition to rethinking the way, you work by dating your job and insight into launching a career in the tech industry.
Michele dedicates this episode to the job seekers and career changers she met at the 2021 Diversity Career Fair hosted by OrlandoJobs.com. After her session, she enjoyed chatting and coaching with those she met about keeping their stride and skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready. The career strategy gems shared in this episode can be applied to industries beyond tech, and Michele's wish is that you find them helpful as you navigate your search.
During this episode about dating your job:
[00:49] Kanika shares why she wrote her book, Career Rehab
[01:56] Kanika explains the difference between the difference of being brand versus being a full-time employee
[04:18] Kanika chats about overcoming career heartache.
[06:11] Kanika shares how to market yourself like an ad.
[8:12] Kanika advises the mature career changers who perceive they need to become tech-savvy.
[11:00] Kanika educates on how to network during a pandemic.
[13:37] Kanika suggests the starting point to launch a career in tech.
[16:02] Kanika informs about the breakdown of each persona featured in her book, Career Rehab.
[20:11] Kanika teaches how to date your job.
[25:19] Kanika educates about the difference between being a contractor versus being a full-time employee.
[26:56] Kanika addresses mental health by overcoming being career s.a.d.
[36:04] Kanika speaks of the importance of collaboration.
[36:47] Kanika teaches how to measure the success of dating your jobs.
[40:26] Kanika shares the game-changing meme that kept her being a successful woman in tech.
[43:05] Kanika informs on how to demonstrate career ownership and rehab your career.
[43:53] Kanika shares her contact details.
Connect with Kanika and order her book, Career Rehab:
SR: S3 - Season Finale - Leading with SCRUM Reflections w/ Michele Badie
During season three of Skills Recharged, I'm sharing my reflections after each episode with a guest. I'm grateful to you for tuning in to the #skillsrecharged conversation for the season finale on leading with SCRUM. Thank you, Stella Ihenacho, for adding your voice to the discussion. We're learning together and from each other, and let's continue to keep our stride.
SR S3: S.T.R.I.D.E. Breakdown - E for Engagement w/ Michele Badie
Next up, E is for engagement. Have you listened to episode one of season three of the Skills Recharged series, Keep Your stride, yet?
During the episode, I shared the acronym that I created out of stride, and have provided further explanations of each component throughout season three of Skills Recharged.
Join the #skillsrecharged conversation and chat about how your staying engaged with keeping your stride.
SR: S3 Finale - Leading with SCRUM w/ Stella Ihenacho
Season 3 Finale of Skills Recharged on the Career Tipper podcast features Co-Founder of Nstar Technologies, Stella Ihenacho.
Stella Ihenacho is the Cofounder and Agile Faculty lead at NSTAR Technologies - Atlanta's leading provider of continuing education services- where she teaches the Scrum Master Comprehensive course providing career coaching and opportunities to reduce the earning and knowledge gap for minorities. Her professional experience includes managing complex programs/projects in various industries, including education, software development, the internet of things, and Artificial Intelligence. In addition to her passion for projects, she is also passionate about empowering women so that they don't allow fear to keep them from pursuing their dreams. Having experienced and understood how fear can cripple dreams and purpose, she founded Women Doing It Afraid, a community dedicated to helping women break through their fears with tools, workshops, and coaching so they can succeed in life. Stella is also a Senior Agile Practitioner at Red Hat, where she manages the Outer loop Developer Experience providing a unified experience for enterprise developers and an Agile Coach for multiple Developer Teams.
During this episode about Mastering SCRUM:
[2:30] Stella shares her journey to mastering the agile framework, SCRUM.
[5:48] Identifying transferrable skills related to SCRUM.
[8:31] What is SCRUM?
[10:37] Stells shares how to become certified in SCRUM.
[13:57] Improving teamwork through SCRUM.
[20:09] SCRUM Masters can generate buy-in from naysayers in the workplace.
[28:22] Insight on how SCRUM Masters can self-assess their progress on mastering the practice of SCRUM.
[33:14] Leading with SCRUM across disciplines.
[37:48] Stella's favorite productivity tools.
[38:36] Stella's most prized career lesson.
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SR: S3 - Ep. 5 Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Reflections w/ Michele Badie
During season three of Skills Recharged, I'm sharing my reflections after each episode with a guest. I'm grateful for each of you that’s tuning in to the #skillsrecharged conversation on equal opportunity in the workplace. Thank you, Nicole K. Webb, for adding your voice to the discussion. We're learning together and from each other. Let's continue to keep our stride.
SR S3: S.T.R.I.D.E. Breakdown - D for Development w/Michele Badie
Next up, D is for development. Have you listened to episode one of season three of the Skills Recharged series, Keep Your stride, yet?
During the episode, I shared the acronym that I created out of stride, and I'll be sharing further explanations of each component throughout season three.
Join the #skillsrecharged conversation and chat about your most prized career development experience on social media.
SR: S3 - Ep. 5 - Equal Opportunity in the Workplace w/ Nicole K. Webb
Episode 5 of Season 3 of Skills Recharged on the Career Tipper podcast features EEO Expert, Nicole K. Webb.
Nicole provides strategic human resources consulting services in compliance with federal and state laws. She also educates, empowers, and equips ambitious individuals to become the CEO of their careers.
Nicole founded NK Webb Group in 2014. Nicole is a human resources educator at the University of Baltimore. Her experience and previous roles include Recruitment Specialist, Equal Employment Opportunity Training and Diversity Specialist, Human Resources Client Partner, Human Resources Compliance Officer, and Deputy Director of Equal Employment Opportunity. She has served as a Forbes Coaches Council member, contributing writer for Black Enterprise Magazine, and her expert advice has been featured in Forbes, TV One, Dice, and Millennial Magazine.
During this episode about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace:
[ 2:14 ] Baseline suggestions on how professionals can develop skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
[4:23] Nicole shares her journey to becoming an EEO expert.
[5:44] The importance of why DEI should be a necessary understanding by all members of an organization.
[7:32] Nicoles shares her stance on why DEI training should be mandatory in the workplace.
[8:35] DEI best practice suggestions for solopreneurs.
[9:29] Starting point suggestions on learning about DEI.
[11:02] Examples of diversity skills.
[13:00] Skills that enable equity and inclusion in the workplace.
[16:55] Possible team-building exercises that are DEI-centered.
[18:12] Suggested starting point on how to check biases.
[19:00] Examples of being bias.
[21:32] Nicole shares her wisdom on having a DEI approach to networking and interacting with others.
[24:28] Nicole's favorite productivity tools.
[25:19] Mindset to consider having when working to identify DEI solutions.
[27:51] Different aspects of allyship in the workplace.
[29:00] Nicole's most prized career lesson.
[33:13] Suggested criteria that qualify a professional to be a DEI expert.
[34:55] Insight on how to prepare to be hired in a DEI role?
[36:36] Nicole shares DEI findings statistics.
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SR: S3 - Ep. 4 Personal Finance Strategy Reflections w/ Michele Badie
During season three of Skills Recharged, Michele shares her reflections after each episode with a guest. She's grateful for each of you that’s tuning in to the #skillsrecharged conversation on personal finance strategy. Thank you, Dalan Vanterpool, for adding his voice to the discussion. We're learning together and from each other. Let's continue to keep our stride.
SR S3: S.T.R.I.D.E. Breakdown - I for Intentional w/Michele Badie
Next up, I is for intentional. Have you listened to episode one of season three, Keep Your stride, yet?
During the episode, I shared the acronym that I created out of stride, and I'll be sharing further explanations of each component throughout season three.
Join the #skillsrecharged conversation on social media and share an example of how you're being intentional.
SR: S3 - Ep. 4 - Personal Finance Strategy w/ Dalan Vaterpool
Episode 4 of Season 3 of Skills Recharged on the Career Tipper podcast features Financial Educator, Dalan Vanterpool.
Dalan is a financial educator and private banker from the British Virgin Islands. He helps young professionals connect their career moves to their wealth goals via his blog and podcast at dalanv.com. A few years ago, he moved to Panama, where he now works and navigates life in Spanish. In April 2021, he released his debut book, No Boss, Only Clients: How to Build an Extraordinary Career and a Life of Freedom.
During this episode about Personal Finance Strategy:
[ 2:10]Definition of No Boss, Only Clients.
[ 6:34] Suggested strategy to creating multiple streams of income.
[ 12:30] Storytelling tips for promoting your skills.
[ 19:55] Insight on salary negotiation vs. income augmentation along with understanding the money line.
[ 34:37] Challenge your perspective to invest and to save.
[40:55 ] Productivity tools suggestions.
[45:11 ] A career lesson to keep his skills recharged, competitive, and hire-ready.
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SR: S3 - Ep. 3 Legalizing Your Side Hustle Reflections w/ Michele Badie
During season three of Skills Recharged, Michele shares her reflections after each episode with a guest. She's grateful for each of you that's tuning in to the #skillsrecharged conversation on legalizing your side hustle. Thank you, Toni Moore, for adding her voice to the discussion. We're learning together and from each other. Let's continue to keep our stride.
SR S3: S.T.R.I.D.E. Breakdown - R for Research w/ Michele Badie
Next up, R for research. Have you listened to episode one of season three, Keep Your stride, yet?
During the episode, I shared the acronym that I created out of stride, and I'll be sharing further explanations of each component throughout season three.
Join the #skillsrecharged conversation on social media and share an example of how you're completing research.
SR: S3 - Ep. 3 - Legalizing Your Side Hustle w/ Toni Moore
Episode 3 of Season 3 of Skills Recharged on the Career Tipper podcast features Wealth Protection Lawyer, Toni Moore, Esq.
Toni Moore is one of eight girls who dreamt of living her version of 'happily ever after.' Toni pushed herself to play a bigger game in life throughout her traumatized childhood and tumultuous teenage years. After leaping faith to go from the projects to attend the University of Pennsylvania, she went to law school. After that, Toni started flexing her brilliance in courtrooms, boardrooms, and classrooms. While her road to success wasn't easy, Toni kept her eyes on the prize of living the life she believed God planned and proposed for her to live. After Toni reached a sure pinnacle success, she began showing up on tv, radio, stage, and digital platforms to empower other women to bankroll their brilliance in business to create a legacy of wealth.
During this episode about Legalizing Your Side Hustle:
[ 2:06 ] Toni shares her journey to becoming a wealth protection lawyer.
[ 10:20 ] The suggested dos' to building up your side hustle.
[ 21:04] The suggested don'ts to building up your side hustle.
[ 27:06 ] Suggested timeline for trademarking your side hustle.
[ 28:57 ] Suggested baselines for contracts and agreements when managing a side hustle.
[ 34:50 ] Toni shared perspective and mindsight insight for entrepreneurs and solopreneurs.
[40:49] How to stay up to date about legal updates for entrepreneurs.
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SR: S3 - Ep. 2 Mastering Mental Wellness Reflections w/ Michele Badie
During season three of Skills Recharged, Michele is sharing her reflections after each episode with a guest. She's grateful for each of you that have joined the #skillsrecharged conversation on mental wellness; so far on social media. Thank you, Caitlin Magidson, for adding your voice to the discussion. We're learning together and from each other. In the interim, remember to keep your stride and skills recharged.
SR S3: S.T.R.I.D.E. Breakdown - T for Teachable w/ Michele Badie
Next up, T for teachable. Have you listened to episode one of season three, Keep Your stride, yet?
Join the #skillsrecharged conversation on social media and share an example of how you demonstrate being teachable.
SR: S3 - Ep.2 - Mastering Mental Wellness w/ Caitlin Magidson
Episode 2 of Season 3 of Skills Recharged on the Career Tipper podcast features Psychotherapist and Career Coach, Caitlin Magidson.
Caitlin Magidson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Career Coach in private practice serving clients in the Washington DC metro region and remotely worldwide. Caitlin integrates her mental health counseling and coaching specialties as she works with clients navigating life transitions to gain clarity and confidence in reaching their goals. She previously worked as the Assistant Director of Coaching & Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and currently coaches executive leaders through JHU’s Academy of Women in Leadership. Caitlin is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strengths Finder, Strong Interest Inventory, EQ-i 2.0, and EQ 360 with a Career Management Certificate from The Academies. Caitlin has presented at local and national career development conferences and holds a BA in Corporate Communications from Elon University and Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.
During this episode about Mastering Mental Wellness:
[ 02:38] Caitlin shares her journey to offering psychotherapy and career coaching with her clients.
[ 04:13 ] Why adding therapy to your wellness plan is essential.
[ 06:49] Discusses privacy and stigmatization associated with therapy.
[ 10:55 ] How to identify career grief.
[ 14:06 ] The impact that emotional intelligence has on mental wellness.
[ 18:56] Suggested productivity tools.
[ 20:38] The benefits and lesson learned through professional development
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SR S3: S.T.R.I.D.E. Breakdown - S for Stats w/ Michele Badie
Have you listened to epsiode one of season three, Keep Your Stride, yet?
During the episode, I shared the acronym that I created out of stride, and I'll be sharing further explanation of each component throughout season three.
First up, S for stats.
Join the #skillsrecharged conversation on social media and share how you are keeping track of your career stats.
SR: S3 - Ep. 1 - Keep Your Stride w/ Michele Badie
The skills recharged conversation continues during season three. During episode one, Michele shares tips on keeping your stride while keeping your skills recharged. She gives an update on how she's been executing the professional development advice she shares with others. Michele also gives a sneak peek of which skills will be discussion topics during season three with industry experts.
Download the free Keep Your Stride download at skillsrecharged.com.
[00:33] Michele shares a personal and professional updates
[3:02] Michele chats about keeping your stride and the strategy for the s.t.r.i.d.e. acronym she created.
[3:49] S - stats overview
[4:29] T - teachable overview
[4:52] R - research overview
[5:13] I - intentionality overview
[5:38] D - development overview
[6:04] E - engagment overview
[6:31] A story of keeping your stride about the seed and education company, Floret.
[8:19] Michele shares her personal example of keeping her stride.