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Career Tipper®

Career Tipper®

By Michele Badie
Professional Development Strategist Michele Badie is championing conversations about keeping your stride while keeping your skills recharged, competitive and hire-ready. The Career Tipper® podcast curates quarterly themed discussions and bonus episodes with industry experts who focus on helping professionals master their skills and evolve to their professional best as an employee or an entrepreneur. Join the conversation.

Themed Discussions:
Create To Connect
Keep Your Stride™
Money + Skills w/ Dalan and Michele
Skills Recharged®
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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.
May 16, 2022
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.
May 11, 2022
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
May 02, 2022
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. Join MJ and me for episode two on Sunday, 5/01/22, at 8:00 PM. We'll be discussing hiring project managers.
April 25, 2022
Money & Skills S1 Season Finale: The Imposter Syndrome & Episode Recap
The Skills Recharged™ conversation during season one of Money + Skills with Dalan and Michele. Dalan Vanterpool and I appreciate all of you that tuned in. We are grateful for the takeaways shared with us after each episode. Let us know which money and skills areas you want us to discuss during season two. Check out the replay for the season finale. Show Notes: [00:00] Discussed highlights from throughout season one. [02:22] Continued to discuss the money line from episode three. [03:58] Monetizing your skills recap [05:38] Niche/SME recap [06:11] Reference: The Visibility Project with Nerissa Golden [07:40] Continued the Keep Your Stride discussion [08:19] Be consistent and confident in your skills and the value of them. [10:10] Seek resources that help you accomplish your goals. [10:53] Reference: Women of Project Management [11:33] Michele's hope for the season - be a guide of clarity to confirm or navigate your next career move(s). [12:38] Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome [17:09] Reference: 5 Different Types of Imposter Syndrom (and 5 Ways To Battle Each One) [17:28] Imposter Syndrome Persona 1: The Perfectionist [20:08] The need to extend grace to yourself. [20:43] Imposter Syndrome Persona 2: Superman/woman [22:53] Reference: Jamila Abston [26:39] Imposter Syndrome Persona 3: Natural Genius [29:29] Imposter Syndrome Persona 4: The Soloist [38:37] The Imposter Syndrome Persona 5: The Expert [44:01] Reference: The artist, Drastic [45:14] Practicing a money mindset [48:44] Emotional Intelligence - Demonstrating what it means to be great? [49:51] Reference: Financial Visualizations: S&P 500 Map [52:15] 3 development tasks to develop your skills and season one sign-off.
February 26, 2022
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.  Show Notes:  [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!  [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  [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  [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  [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  [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. [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.
February 21, 2022
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.  Show Notes  [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.  [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  [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  [44:29] Move life a business  [46:04] Proof a concept  [46:47] SME reference: Will It Fly? by Pat Flynn  [46:47] SME reference: Danielle Leslie - Online Course Creator  [47:54] Side businesses ideas for SMEs.  [49:08] SME reference: Cell Phone Photographer, Alton Bertie  [49:47] SME reference: DRock, Video Creator for Gary Vee  [52:43] Leveraging your intelligence.  [53:25] SME Reference: Patric Richardson, The Laundry Guy  [54:28] SME Reference: Jamila Norman, Urban Farmer  [55:30] What is your SME superpower?  Episode Resources:  What is a Subject Matter Expert (SME)? (And How To Become One)  7 Steps To Become A Subject Matter Expert (SME)  No Boss, Only Clients
February 14, 2022
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. Show Notes: [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)
February 07, 2022
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:  - Paperback (20% off)  - Hardcover (20% off)
February 05, 2022
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. Show Notes: [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: Dalan's Book - No Boss, Only Clients: NYC Employers List Salaries LinkedIn Audio Events:
January 31, 2022
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. Show Notes: 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.
January 24, 2022
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.  Show Notes: [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. 
January 12, 2022
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:
January 06, 2022
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:
December 30, 2021
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:
December 22, 2021
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. Show Notes: [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.
December 22, 2021
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:
December 16, 2021
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. Connect with Anthony:
December 09, 2021
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.
December 02, 2021
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. 
December 01, 2021
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 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:
November 24, 2021
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.
October 07, 2021
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.
October 03, 2021
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.  Connect with Stella:
September 30, 2021
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.
September 30, 2021
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.
September 27, 2021
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.  Connnect with Nicole:
September 23, 2021
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.
September 23, 2021
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.
September 20, 2021
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 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. Connect with Dalan:
September 16, 2021
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.
September 16, 2021
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. 
September 12, 2021
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. Connect with Toni:
September 09, 2021
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. 
September 08, 2021
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?  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 demonstrate being teachable. 
September 05, 2021
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  Connect with Catlin:
September 02, 2021
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. 
August 29, 2021
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  [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.
August 26, 2021
SR: S2 Finale - Keeping Going w/ Michele Badie
Season two of Skills Recharged is wrapping up on a motivational note. Michele is grateful for all the industry experts that joined the skills recharged conversation this season. The communication with many of you has been an informative exchange of knowledge gems, inspirational, and an exchange of virtual high-fives to stay the course. Cheers to 2020 being an abundantly phenomenal year for us all blazing the career trails of our choosing.
December 31, 2019
SR: S2 - Ep. 5: Financial Wellness w/ Dalan Vanterpool
The skills recharged conversation continues with returning guest Career Coach & Private Banker, Dalan Vanterpool during episode five. Dalan helps professionals navigate and connect to fulfilling careers through his podcast, Focus The Fire. By day he advises high net worth clients. During this episode, Dalan shares financial wellness insight on how to make strategic choices with your career that will potentially recession-proof your livelihood.
December 12, 2019
SR: S2 - Ep. 4: Professional Networking w/ Tim Lesnick
The skills recharged conversation continues with Staffing & Recruiting expert, Tim Lesnick during episode four. Tim has over 16 years of experience in the staffing business and interviewed well over 10,000 applicants and have placed nearly 4,000 candidates on a contract or full-time basis. During this episode, Tim shares how his career persevered to have longevity through two recessions and accomplished his personal and professional goals by networking with a purpose.
December 05, 2019
SR: S2 - Ep. 3: Industry Certifications w/ Mahjooba Bianchi
The skills recharged conversation continues with Corporate Trainer, Mahjooba Bianchi during episode three. Mahjooba is a Registered Educational Provider for the Project Management Institute and an accredited and certified PMP Instructor. She has helped over 500 project management professionals ace the PMP Exam using her proven 3T System. During this episode, Mahjooba shares her perspective of why more professionals should invest in acquiring industry certifications.
November 28, 2019
SR: S2 - Ep. 2: Mindfulness w/ Victoria Henry
The skills recharged conversation continues with Mental Health Therapist, Victoria Henry. She has demonstrated a history of working in the mental health care industry and community outreach throughout Central Florida. Victoria helps clients develop skills to successfully take control of their mental health and build healthy relationships. During this episode, Victoria shares how demonstrating mindfulness can help you manage your emotions and overcome fear-based thinking to prevent career burnout.
November 21, 2019
SR: S2 - Ep. 1: Career Assessment w/ Michele Badie
The skills recharged conversation continues during season two. During episode one, Michele encourages listeners to build upon the soft and skills takeaways from season one. Michele shares career assessment resources and gives a sneak peek of what topics will be discussed during season two with industry experts.
November 14, 2019
SR: S1 Finale - Start Today w/ Michele Badie
Michele focused on the top three in-demand soft and technical skills identified by LinkedIn for 2019 during this season. Gratefully, she got the listeners to think about how they're going to stay competitive and gainfully employed as the Age of AI continues to transform the workplace as we know it. This episode is the season finale for season one of Skills Recharged. Michele is encouraging you to start today to recharge your skills both soft and technical.
April 18, 2019
SR: S1 - Ep. 6: Analytical Reasoning w/ Michele Badie
Analytical reasoning is the featured skill for episode six of season one of Skills Recharged. Companies need more professionals breaking down complex information, events, and situations to identify patterns along with causes and effects. Being able to cultivate smart decisions from a mass amount of data is in demand. Michele is sharing tips on how to strengthen your analytical reasoning skill set.
April 11, 2019
SR: S1 - Ep. 5: Collaboration w/ Michele Badie
Collaboration is the featured skills for episode five of season one of Skills Recharged. As projects grow increasingly more complex and global in the Age of AI, effective collaboration becomes important according to LinkedIn's post The Skills Companies Need the Most in 2019. Collaboration requires a cooperative spirit and mutual respect. Michele shares tips and perspectives on how to be collaborative in communication with colleagues and managing tasks.
April 04, 2019
SR: S1 - Ep. 4: Artificial Intelligence w/ Michele Badie
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the featured skill for episode four of season one of Skills Recharged. Many blue collar, white collar, and new collar professionals may need to acquire an artificial intelligence skill set to remain competitive and hire ready in their industry of choice. Acquiring some skillsets is primarily about gaining knowledge oppose to completing the tasks related to the skill daily. Michele is sharing a general snapshot of artificial intelligence's impact as a skill.
March 28, 2019
SR: S1 - Ep. 3: Persuasion w/ Michele Badie
Persuasion is the featured soft skill for episode three for season one of Skills Recharged. Companies need more employees that can demonstrate that they are masters of persuasion to help generate sales and overall consumer buy-in. From onboarding employees to getting teams to work cohesively together, the art of persuasion influences acceptance and strengthens business dynamics. Michele shares tips and scenarios that can potentially help you excel at persuasion in your communication.
March 21, 2019
SR: S1 - Ep. 2: Cloud Computing w/ Michele Badie
Cloud computing is the featured skill for episode two for season one of Skills Recharged. LinkedIn has listed cloud computing as the #1 hard skill needed most in 2019. As more workloads transition to the cloud, the call to close the skill gap is in demand. Michele shares industry insights and career tips that will help launch your research on determining if cloud computing is possibly good skill fit for you.
March 14, 2019
SR: S1 - Ep. 1: Creativity w/ Michele Badie
Creativity is the first skill kicking off Season One of Skills Recharged. Creativity is the #1 soft skill companies are looking for in 2019 and breeds solutions. Creativity can be learned. Michele chats about ways to get your creative juices flowing and potentially be led to career opportunities you didn't foresee but grateful to find.
March 07, 2019
Developing Your Craft w/ Susan Bennett
Episode 57 of The Career Tipper podcast is from our archives vault that features the original voice of Apple’s Siri, Susan Bennett. Her voice talent is the persona on devices worldwide. During this episode, Susan chats about  the lessons that she has learned along her journey to accidental fame, how technology has transformed the industry, and how she keeps her skills recharged.
February 28, 2019
Branding Your Skills w/ Christine Michel Carter
Episode 56 of The Career Tipper podcast features Christine Michel Carter. As a writer, speaker and consultant Christine has become a voice for millennial moms and diverse professionals and labeled a thought leader for marketing to millennial consumers. She has been featured in, and guest contributed to TIME, The New York Times, Harper's BAZAAR, Health, Ebony, and Women’s Health. During this episode, Christine chats about branding your skills.
February 21, 2019
Blockchain w/ Debbie Hoffman
Episode 55 features Debbie Hoffman. She is the Founder & CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc. where Debbie works with clients in their endeavors related to education, strategy, compliance and development of blockchain solutions.  She spent a decade of her career as a real estate finance attorney at a law firm. Debbie was selected as a 2018, 2016 and 2014 Woman of Influence by Housingwire Magazine. During this episode, Debbie chats about making a career transition into blockchain.
February 14, 2019
Cyber Security w/ Regine Bonneau
Episode 54 features Regine Bonneau. She is a leading expert and practitioner in governance, risk management, compliance, and cybersecurity. Ms. Bonneau is the Founder and CEO of RB Advisory LLC, which provides cyber risk management, security assessments, compliance services, forensic audits, and privacy consultations for private sector and government clients. During this episode, Regine chats about her career path in cyber security and the heighten awareness needed by all.
February 07, 2019
A Year In Review w/ Michele Badie
Episode 53 of the Career Tipper podcast features Michele Badie the Host and Professional Development Advocate. She is celebrating and gives a review of year one of the podcast. Michele shares Career Tipper trivia too. Tune in as she shares her experiences and takeaways over the past year of helping professionals evolve to their professional best through the podcast.
January 31, 2019
Funding w/ Dr. Roshawnna Novellus
Episode 52 of The Career Tipper podcast features Dr. Roshawnna Novellus. Roshawnna is the Founder and CEO of EnrichHER, a financial technology platform with regulatory approval to help women secure funding to grow their ventures. EnrichHER is disrupting traditional and predatory lending terms through its credit model and lending environment. During this episode, Dr. Novellus shares insight on building ecosystems that help women get funding to grow incredible ventures through capital and connections.
January 24, 2019
Career Accountability w/ Nicole Webb
Episode 51 features Nicole Webb. Her competitive nature helped her excel quickly throughout her 10+ years as an HR professional. She realized that working tirelessly wasn’t drive, it was her fear of failure. She quit and launched NK Webb Group. Her mission is to educate and equip individuals to take ownership of their careers and do work they love. Nicole is a Forbes Coaches Council member and authored The Workplace Playbook. During this episode, Nicole chats about career accountability.
January 17, 2019
Define Your Skills w/ Michele Badie
Episode 50 features Michele Badie the Host and Professional Development Advocate. The #skillsrecharged narrative continues. Michele shares a process that may help you identify and define your skills to stay competitive in the workforce. Tune in to start determining how your non-automated soft and technical skills will keep you excelling at your professional best.
January 10, 2019
Productivity w/ Carl Pullein
Episode 49 features Carl Pullein. He is a renowned productivity and life management coach. Carl has over 25 years of experience and has helped thousands of people around the world get better at managing their time and become more productive using a simple system and the technology they carry around with them every day. Carl is the author of three productivity and time management books including Your Digital Life and Your Digital Life 2.0. During this episode, Carl chats about mastering productivity.
January 03, 2019
Communicating Your Value w/ Jasmin Forts
Episode 48 features Jasmin Forts. She currently works as Talent Acquisition Leader and a Certified Career Coach. Jasmin is a “self-proclaimed Livelihood Enthusiast” and cares how people prepare for maintaining their careers. She has been featured in Teen Vogue, and Madame Noire for her HR and Talent Acquisition advice. During this episode, Jasmin chats about communicating your value in the workplace.
December 27, 2018
Office Politics w/ Dr. Karlyn Borysenko
Episode 47 features Dr. Karlyn Borysenko. She is an organizational psychologist, facilitator, and trainer on integrating mindfulness strategies at work. Including, increasing productivity and creativity, reducing stress, and creating better work experiences. Karlyn is a contributor to and the author of Zen Your Work. During this episode, Karlyn chats about office politics, interpersonal aspects of the human workplace, and how to harness the power of relationships and influence.
December 20, 2018
Freelancing w/ Nathan Hirsch
Episode 46 features Nathan Hirsch is a serial entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. He started his first eCommerce business out of his college dorm room and has sold over $30 million online. He is now the co-founder and CEO of, a marketplace that connects businesses with pre-vetted freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing, and much more. During this episode, Nathan shares insight on the skills and prep work needed to have a successful freelancing career.
December 13, 2018
Skills Recharged w/ Michele Badie
Episode 45 of the Career Tipper podcast features Michele Badie the Host and Professional Development Advocate. I shook up my comfort zone and flew solo this episode. Tune in for a motivational listen that encourages you to keep your skills recharged. I share a few professional skills development resources too.
December 06, 2018
Launch a Podcast w/ Gayon Nicole Bramwell
Episode 44 features Podcast Consultant and Career Coach, Gayon Nicole. Through her work with She Ventures Now, she provides a boutique of career and podcast launch services hat helps coaches, speakers, authors, brand influencers, and small businesses triple their visibility in less time and with less headaches.  During this episode, Gayon shares strategies on how to use a podcast to shift your business and career to better.
November 29, 2018
Physical Therapy w/ Ambika Deva
Episode 43 features Ambika Deva. She owns Deva Physical Therapy and has over 15 years of experience within the physical therapy industry. Ambika specializes in neurological and orthopedic-related injuries. She understands the importance of proper biomechanics when assessing the pathologies that can affect muscle and joint capacity and range of motion. During this episode, Ambika shares her physical therapy expertise and chats about the empowering benefits of physical therapy for seniors.
November 22, 2018
Recruiter Insight w/ Orlando Haynes
Episode 42 features Orlando Haynes. He is a veteran that has over 15 years of experience that includes Corporate and Agency recruiting. Orlando has worked with an array of professional disciplines ranging from Administrative to Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Medical, and non-profit. He is a published author and speaker for all things career development. During this episode, Orlando shares insight and behind the scenes information from the eyes of an active recruiter.
November 15, 2018
Digital Marketing w/ Matt Certo
Episode 41 features Matt Certo. He's the CEO and Principal of the digital marketing agency, Findsome & Winmore. Matt is an industry expert with over two decades of experience in the field of internet, web development, and social media marketing. Matt authored Formulaic: How Thriving Companies Market From the Core. He has also served as a testifying expert witness for search engine optimization. During this episode, Matt shares foundational elements to having a successful career in an ever-changing industry.
November 08, 2018
Salary Negotiation w/ Ashley Kirkwood
Episode 40 features Ashley Kirkwood, Esq. She negotiated a $60,000 raise and bonus at her job. She eventually transitioned away from that role and started her own law firm, Mobile General Counsel. The firms services are focused on helping entrepreneurs, start-ups and social media influencers. Her legal accomplishments has garnered her press recognitions. During this episode, Ashley shares how you can master salary negotiation.
November 01, 2018
Workplace Civility w/ Ellen Burton
Episode 39 features Ellen Burton. She is a change agent who's on a mission to support organizations in shifting to a culture of civility in the workplace. Ellen's passion for workplace civility has escalated through her national travels as a lecturer and leadership coach. Ellen shares how corporate culture impacts wellness, productivity, and profit through workplace civility.
October 25, 2018
Product Creation w/ Rhonda Marshall
Episode 38 features Rhonda Marshall. She is s a Chemist, Educator, and Naturalista. She developed her own hair products incorporating natural ingredients that were especially effective for naturally curly hair textures, Inahsi Naturals product line. The brand won one of the most coveted awards in the beauty industry:  Naturally Curly’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Award for Best Emerging Brand. Rhonda shares her journey to developing products for curly girls all over the world.
October 18, 2018
Workplace Wellness w/ Erin Browder
Episode 37 features Erin Browder. She is a Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant on a mission to humanize the workplace. She specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, organizational culture, trauma-informed workspaces, and collaborative practices. Erin shares strategies and mindsets on how to practice workplace wellness. A healthy workplace is one where individuals feel valued, supported, provides a positive workspace, and shows respect for other aspects of a person’s life.
October 11, 2018
Culinary Arts w/ Emily Ellyn
Episode 36 features Chef and Culinary Educator, Emily Ellyn. She started the Retro Rad cooking movement. You'll find Emily cooking at food events around the world, lecturing or hosting special events, and doing brand consulting. You've seen her on "Food Network Star," "Cupcake Wars" on Food Network - as well as a cameo cartoon appearance on the "Simpsons!" Emily shares how being confidently true to herself consistently has advanced her culinary arts career while enjoying the journey.
October 04, 2018
Giving Back w/ Renita Hunt
Episode 35 features Renita Hunt. She is the empowerment blogger for Socialnita. She has had a vast marketing communications career working with a variety of brands. She is extremely passionate about giving back, women empowerment, along with diversity and inclusion. Renita is apart of many professional and civic boards in the Central Florida. During this episode she shares how giving back is career development.
September 27, 2018
Professional Photography w/ Michael Cairns
Episode 34 features Michael Cairns. He is self taught professional photographer working for over 27 years in his Wet Orange Studio. Michael has worked with clients ranging from Backstreet Boys, Commodores, Orlando Magic, The Golf Channel, Mandy Moore, and Walt Disney World. His ability to connect with his clients makes him perfectly suited to capture the best photo they're seeking. Michael shares his journey to becoming a professional photographer. Along with a few tips on how to take a good headshot.
September 20, 2018
Soft Skills w/ Liz Cotner
Episode 33 features Liz Cotner. Liz is a Human Resources Practitioner with 10+ years of experience in a variety of different industries including health care, for-profit education, staffing, software/technology, hospitality, and non-profit. Liz's specialties include: talent management, organizational design, total rewards, employee relations and HRIS administration. In 2016, HR Shield chose Liz as HR Young Professional of Year. Liz is going to chat about the importance of developing your soft skills.
September 13, 2018
Rebrand Your Career Style w/ Shana Robinson
Episode 32 features Life Coach to Chief Style Officer of Rebrand You, Shana Robinson. She encourages women to accept their curves, to connect with their curves and dress their curves for success. Shana is changing the conversation on curves, it’s not about size, it’s abut inclusion. Shana works with women and men to help them to dismiss styling challenges and transform their basic corporate look to confidently profiling their polished business style that represents boss moves being made at their best.
September 06, 2018
Oil & Gas Industry w/ Daniella Green
Episode 31 features Daniella Green. She went to college on a scholarship for Mechanical Engineering at age 15 to Lamar University. She started her career in the oil industry as a Project Planner. After several successful project executions, Daniella worked her way to becoming the Director of Business Development over LNG projects in Australia. Before 30, she moved into executive leadership.. During this episode, Daniella shares insight on navigating a career or business in the oil and gas industry.
August 30, 2018
Imposter Syndrome w/ Chandria Lucious Harris
Ep. 30 of Career Tipper podcast features the Founder of Hire Cultures, Chandria Lucious Harris. She’s speaking about how she helps first generational graduates overcome the imposter syndrome. The imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fake”. Tune in as Chandria shares how to overcome and dismiss the imposter thoughts and excel in the workplace confidently.
August 23, 2018
Create Your Promotion w/ Sable B.
Episode 29 features Sable B. She’s returning for the third interview of our three part series connected to our course, Her Career By Intent. Sable B. is the creator of the professional development organization for Women of Color, Real Brown Girls. She is on a mission to let women of color know and believe that career advancement is possible. Sable shares why it’s time to start telling yourself why you can and start focusing on how you will create the promotion that you want to position yourself for.
August 16, 2018
Career Change Now or Later w/ Sable B.
Episode 28 features Sable B. returning for the second interview of our three part series connected to our course, Her Career By Intent. She is the founder of the professional development organization, Real Brown Girls. Over 35,000 Women and Girls of Color are a part of the online community. Sable has had many career pathing takeaways from her sold-out networking events and workshops. We’re going to discuss the second focus of the Her Career By Intent series, Career Change Now or Later.
August 09, 2018
Her Career By Intent w/ Sable B.
Episode 27 features Sable B. She is the creator of the professional development organization, Real Brown Girls. Over 35,000 Women of Color and Girls of Color are a part of the online community. Sable has conducted career readiness focused workshops, networking events and partners with brands. She shares why it’s important for each women and girl her organization reaches to create Her Career By Intent.
August 02, 2018
Event Planning w/ Irene Tyndale
Episode 26 features Irene Tyndale. She is the owner and Chief Event Officer at Irene Tyndale Events. For over 20 years, Irene worked at several hotels where she developed a passion for weddings. In 2012 she founded Irene Tyndale Events and in 2016 she became the owner of Bridal Ball Atlanta. She always manages well under pressure and pairs calm with a sense of urgency to get things done. Irene shares her journey to building an impactful brand that creates cherished memories for families.
July 26, 2018
Promoting Your Craft w/ Jaylene Clark Owens
Episode 25 features Jaylene Clark Owens. She is an AUDELCO and Barrymore award winning Actress, Spoken Word Poet, Playwright, Producer, and Director from Harlem, New York City. She is the Executive Director of Harlem KW Project, LLC. One of her greatest honors is being a first place Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater winner for her spoken word poetry and a Super Top Dog Amateur Night Finalist. Jaylene shares how she has created multiple profitable platforms that is connected to her craft.
July 19, 2018
Mark Your Industry w/ Sheena Allen
Episode 24 features Sheena Allen. She is the Founder of Sheena Allen Apps & CapWay. Sheena Allen Apps is a mobile app company that she started as a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi. To date, Sheena Allen Apps is home to 6 apps (Dubblen, Orange Snap, InstaFunds, PicSlit, TwtBooth, and Words on Pics). Sheena Allen Apps currently has over 3 million downloads and counting. Sheena shares how she is confidently making her mark in the tech world.
July 12, 2018
Strategic Leadership w/ Roger Lear
Episode 23 of features Roger Lear. He is the President of and Co-Founder of Roger shares his journey to being a respected leader and strong business partner in helping candidates connect with quality companies providing upward mobile employment opportunities.
July 05, 2018
Global Impact w/ Julie Colombino
Episode 22 features Julie Colombino. She is the Founder and CEO of REBUILD globally and the CEO of Deux Mains. She is a former foreign aid worker who felt called to respond to Haiti after the earthquake devastated the country in 2010. After working in the disaster zone, Julie developed a team of like-minded visionaries that created a social entrepreneurial ecosystem that works to end poverty. Julie shares how she’s working to end generational poverty through education and job training in Haiti.
June 28, 2018
Interior Design w/ Amanda Areopagita
Episode 21 features Amanda Areopagita. After working in the corporate world of law firms and owning her own business as a Litigation Paralegal. Amanda reevaluated her true passion and realized her talent and way of thinking was in Interior Design. Amanda then returned to school and worked for variety of home furnishing stores. Next, she launched her own company, Interior Motive Design. Tune in and listen to Amanda share her journey to helping her clients discover their Interior Motive.
June 21, 2018
Professional Image w/ Nikole Morrow-Pettus
Episode 20 features Nikole Morrow-Pettus. Nikole is an accomplished and creative celebrity make-up artist with 25 years of experience in media, fashion, and print. She has travelled the globe to exhibit the newest and current looks in hair and make-up. Nikole’s work can be seen in magazines such as Allure, Architectural digest, Southern Living, and Jezebel Magazine. Nikole chats about the importance of developing and promoting a professional image.
June 14, 2018
Power of Self-Discipline w/ Dalan Vanterpool
Episode 19 features Dalan Vaterpool. Dalan is a private banker from the British Virgin Islands. He spends most days advising high net worth clients, or helping young professionals build more meaningful careers as host of Focus The Fire podcast. Since 2012, Dalan has been leading d Spot Jazz, a movement to advance music, poetry and other performing arts in the Caribbean. Dalan shares how self-discipline helps him balance art and corporate work.
June 07, 2018
Career Resilience w/ Charla Mitchell
Episode 18 features Charla R. Mitchell a fashion designer, boutique owner and wardrobe consultant with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. Her brands, CR Clothing Co. and Charla Ruschelle is a women’s ready to wear brand that is “a little sassy, definitely chic’ and alternatively timeless.” Charla shares how she has demonstrated resilience while remaining confident in growing her brand.
May 31, 2018
Medical Billing & Coding w/ Dr. Shelley Safain
Episode 17 of the Career Tipper podcast features Dr. Shelley C. Safian. Dr. Safian has been teaching Health Care Administration, Health Information Management, and Medical Billing and Coding, both onsite and online, for more than 15 years. She is the author of seven HIM textbooks. Dr. Safian shares her expertise on how to advance in the medical coding industry and stay on track with the latest related industry developments.
May 24, 2018
Career Authenticity w/ Chef Jenn
Episode 16 of the Career Tipper podcast features Chef Jenn. Chef Jenn is the Founder and CEO of Dajen Eats. She is a self taught chef that is leading her own vegan movement with a Jamaican flair. Dajen Eats is the Home of the Irie, Happy Vegan that is inspiring diverse populations to redefine healthy eating while supporting a compassionate lifestyle which humans and non-human animals are treated fairly. Jenn is going to share how she helps others with their food journey while maximizing her own.
May 17, 2018
Situational Leadership w/ Beth Hanson
Episode 15 of the Career Tipper podcast features Beth Hanson. Beth is an experienced Human Capital Strategist that has worked in a variety of industries and organizational settings. She has designed, led, and implemented full-cycle talent management solutions for over 15 years. Beth is certified as a DDI facilitator, DiSC facilitator, & Situational Leadership. She shares insight on how managers can adjust their leadership style to fit the development level of their teams through situational leadership.
May 10, 2018
Closing The Gender Gap In Construction w/ Tonya Hicks
Episode 14 of The Career Tipper features Tonya Hicks. Tonya is the President/CEO of Power Solutions. She is is the first woman journeyman wireman in Local Union 917 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.). Tonya continues to be a trailblazer in the construction industry. She is going to share her perspective of the gender gap in the construction industry. Tonya is among the 3% of female electricians and one of the 5.2% of women-owned construction businesses in the United States.
May 03, 2018
The Business of Art w/ Cassie Manning
Episode 13 of The Career Tipper features Cassie Manning. Cassie is a self taught artist that is based in the UK. She has inspired women to accomplish their dreams, their next level of greatness, and promote acceptance of their authentic self through her varied medium art. Cassie is going to share her journey to becoming a professional artist. Along with sharing a few strategies and resources that has helped her grow her evolving brand of illustrations, Nubian Rock Chick.
April 26, 2018
LinkedIn & Branding Hacks w/ Rachel Wilson Thibodeaux
Episode 12 of The Career Tipper features Rachel Wilson Thibodeaux. Rachel is the Founder and Owner of SWAG Strategy Solutions. SWAG stands for Strategic Women Achieves Growth. Rachel’s signature system, Brand. Sell. Profit is a brand strategy that address generating revenue and profit. She uses it to help her clients connect the dots between building an unforgettable brand and generating cash flow. Rachel will share tips and resources on how professionals can increase their influence income with LinkedIn.
April 19, 2018
Supplier Diversity Basics w/ Mark Cartwright
Episode 11 features Mark Cartwright a Supplier Diversity Leader with over 15 years of experience in supplier diversity program, commercial banking and credit union industries. Mark is an award winning credentialed professional with a strong commitment to building relationships and evaluating opportunities and increasing procurement with small, minority and women-owned businesses. Tune in and listen to Mark share the basics of supplier diversity.
April 12, 2018
Uplevel Your Career Through Professional Development w/ Ahyiana Angel
Ahyiana Angel is an author, podcast host, and affectionately known to many as the Chief Encourager. Ahyiana is a seasoned executor who eventually blocked out the world’s ideas of success, quit her highly coveted position at the NBA, moved to London and traveled the world for a stint, then followed her passion in writing to find her purpose in encouragement. Ahyiana serves up real and relatable insight. Tune in and listen to Ahyiana share how you can up-level your career through professional developm
April 05, 2018
Transition To Being A Solopreneur w/ Katy Widrick
Episode nine of The Career Tipper features Katy Widrick. Katy is a blogging and social media coach. As a consultant and strategist for business owners, bloggers and emerging entrepreneurs, Katy specialize in helping set big-picture goals for her client’s personal and professional life. She identifies opportunities for growth and create actionable plans for making sense of what can often feel like an overwhelming and complicated online world. Tune in and listen to how Katy helps entrepreneurs through developing custom creations and consulting.
March 29, 2018
Navigating Digital Strategies w/ Bess Auer
Bess Auer is the co-host of Blog Talk TV. She also hosts the weekly radio SMarketing News on WPRK 91.5 FM featuring smart marketing tips, founder stories, and a hyperlocal focus on Orlando area businesses. Bess is dedicated to educating marketing and business professionals on digital strategies through her annual conference, Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference called FLBlogCon. Tune in and listen to Bess share how navigating digital strategies can up-level your brand to its next level of success.
March 22, 2018
Lead with Emotional Intelligence w/ Susan Clarine
Susan Clarine, CPC the Founder and CEO of The Ei Coach, LLC is an emotional intelligence (Ei) coach, she’s committed to helping managers and teams gain insight into how their emotions affect their work, relationships and results. By learning and applying the principles of emotional intelligence, managers and teams build trusting relationships, make better decisions and drive change with positive energy. Tune in and listen to Susan share how to lead with emotional intelligence in the workplace.
March 15, 2018
Generate Profits and Build a Community w/ V. Taybron
Baking Business Coach, V. Taybron has transitioned her hobby of baking into Savor V, an international baking brand that has led her to being a sought after baker for her edible goodies and coaching others on how to create income from their baking passions too. Tune in listen to how V generates profits and builds a community being a cupcake jar artisan.
March 08, 2018
Mastering Customers, Content, and Conversions w/ Danielle Leslie
Digital Marketing and Growth Consultant, Danielle Leslie is the Founder of Culture Ad Labs where she helps brands and startup founders create & launch online courses. Previously, she worked as a course launch strategist at Udemy where she helped influencers including Guy Kawasaki earn collectively millions of dollars by monetizing their content & expertise through online courses. Tune in and listen to Danielle share her lessons and insight on how to master customers, content, and conversions.
March 01, 2018
Financial Habits Influences Career Choices w/ Cassendra Cadeau
Cassendra Cadeau is the Creator of Gifted Financials. The mission of Gifted Financials is to assist clients to create a customized strategy that provides financial stability for their family and build a lasting legacy. Cassendra's passion is to create a judgement free community where people can get help needed to stop living paycheck to paycheck. Listen as Cassendra shares her perspective of how your financial habits influences your career choices.
February 22, 2018
Childcare Industry Growth & Branding Lessons w/ Rynette Upson-Bush
Childcare Consultant, Rynette Upson-Bush is a certified educator that has worked for the public school system and in Higher Education for years. In 2013, she opened a Preschool and Academy of Learning with her sister. Within a year of opening the school it grew to be a million dollar business and an accredited international learning institution with a stellar parent approved reputation. Tune in and listen to Rynette share her growth and marketing strategies for a profitable childcare business.
February 15, 2018
Project Management = Limitless Opportunities w/ Asya Watkins
Practicing Project Manager, Asya Watkins has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry managing large, complex projects with an impressive project portfolio. She is the Founder of The Smart PMP®, a platform that fosters an environment of supporting women’s advancement in project management. Tune in and listen to Asya share her journey to teaching and empowering women and men to join the project management industry and make their mark in, while living their best life.
February 08, 2018
Using Your Authentic Voice To Shift w/ Jarrod Uddin
Speaking Coach, Jarrod Uddin is the Creator of the From Zero To Impact online learning academy and live workshop series that helps people to conquer the number-one fear on the planet, public speaking. Tune in and listen to Jarrod share his journey to becoming a Public Speaking Coach and career tipping advice that has helped his clients overcome their fears and authentically speak and share their voice in professional environments.
February 01, 2018