Welcome to Making a living – the podcast!

I’ve heard from many of you via my Facebook radio page that you appreciate the positive encouragement I deliver on air.  Here it is in purest & simplest form!

Have fun following your dreams! Listen in for advice & inspiration via podcast. It’s Career Happy Hour! Here’s a sample: Attitude Adjustments & More Strategies to Love Your Job (published 6/1/15).

Interview Etiquette – When to Ask About Salary (3/31/2017)


Recently I was interviewed on Headline News about a viral news story about a woman who was dropped from an interview process because she asked about salary.  Listen to what I shared on HLN about the story via the audio clip in the second half of the podcast below (and view the video clip here).

Money is one of the 9 areas I help people gain clarity about when I take them through my Soul Search, Research and Job Search process.  Money is a motivator but it’s not the only one and if you’ve only been thinking “show me the money” when it comes to jobs, you’re missing out on being fulfilled by your work.

Feeling the love from our work is crucial. And in the podcast above you’ll also hear from a real person who gets more than just money rewards at work, she feels the love too.  She gets to work at a place where coworkers feel like family, where they genuinely appreciate and value one another and where they’re experiencing great success.  Sound like a dream?  It’s not.  It’s reality Ronna Vigil shares the ways she’s created the loving environment in which she’s worked for the past 10 yrs.  Listen in and find the love in your work today!

Check out Ronna’s book – Pen It Forward:Use Your Words to Spread Love and Joy in a Handwritten Letter.
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Working With Headhunters & Executive Recruiters (3/1/2017)

There are a lot of misconceptions about how to work with headhunters and executive recruiters.  Don’t make mistakes and miss out on opportunities.  Rather, listen into my interview with Caroline McClure of Scout Rock.  An expert in the recruiting industry, Caroline shares insights on the different types of organizations that place people into jobs and two important resources to help you get your resume in front of the right recruiters for the work you want to do.  I also share insights from a recent article from on the Best Job Sites.  Make your next job search the most effective, listen in now!

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Do Work You Love & The Money Will Follow (2/2/2017)

Making career choices based on money?  That has its benefits and its costs.  Listen in and learn how to have the career you love and the money too.  I interview Jean Chatzky, Host of Her Money podcast who took a paycut to follow her passion as did I. Hear Jean’s advice on how to find money to start a business and the best ways to negotiate salary. 

Also hear why love is the difference maker when it comes to career success.  I share ways to have great love for your career.  Its your turn to do work you love. We walked away from the money to do work we loved and success has followed.  Find out how you can too!

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Keys to Managing Your Online Image (11/11/2016)


The number of employers taking to the web to research applicants has steadily risen to over 40% (source: CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment study).
Managing your online presence is not just about content, it’s also about putting your best face forward.  You don’t need to be a model to have a great online profile photo but you do need to feel comfortable with your image.

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and work with one of the best headshot photographers in the world. (Check out the resulting headshots.)  Peter Hurley has been a model himself and knows just how uncomfortable it can be to be in front of the camera.  He also knows that accepting yourself as an amazing and unique individual is a wonderful way to show the world your best in a photo.
Listen in now to my interview with Peter and afterwards, check out his YouTube video, It’s all about the Jaw for tips on being your most photogenic.
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Dream Job Success Stories & Strategies (9/9/2016)

Have you been harboring a “crazy” idea for your career?  Aren’t sure what to do with it or how to make it happen?  There are proven ways to make your career dream a reality and people who’ve done it.  Listen in for success stories from me and from entrepreneur Nicole Cichocki, creator of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.  Get an injection of positivity and possibility if fear has been holding you back from going after your own dream job.  And learn about inspiring resources including a mastermind support group starting this month to help you further your career dreams.  If you have a crazy idea you’ve been harboring for your career and aren’t sure what to do with it, this month’s podcast will help you see you’re not crazy, you’re onto something.  Let your genius out into the world.  The world needs us all following our dreams!

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The Truth Behind Non-Profit Careers (4/23/2016)

A non-profit career may be the route to go if you want more meaning and purpose in your work. Before you make the leap, do your Research by listening in.  Victoria Crispo, Manager of Career Content at busts common myths about non-profits including–you have to start over to move from corporate to non-profit & non-profits don’t pay.  Find out the facts with useful resources including this site which shows non-profit reports showcasing each organization’s finances, mission and programs. Hiring managers expect candidates to read the one for their organization.  Victoria also shares her favorite non-profit career transition success stories which you can read more about here:

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Ways Women Are Changing The Workforce Dynamic (3/31/2016)


Women are changing the face of the American workforce.  Understand the dynamics behind this change and how economic factors are shaping workers’ career choices.  Wall Street Journal Economics correspondent Nick Timiraos shares research and insights on the economy, career change, and the presidential race to help you prepare and invest in your own career and make the most of opportunities available to you whether man or woman.

Ditch Your 9 to 5 Job & Build a Wildy Successful Business (2/18/2016)

Embrace that your talent is meant to be your business. Listen to my interview by Karen Kalis for her series, Millionaire Mama: How to Ditch the 9 to 5 Job and Build a Wildly Successful Business You Love. I challenge you with the idea that working for an employer is more risky than working for yourself.  It might sound crazy, but when you hear me talk about it, it makes total sense!  When you use your own genius in the world through Soul Searching, Researching your ideal niche and Job Searching to see what opportunities are out there, you will find success! 

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Success Starts with Creating a Friendly Universe (1/12/2016)

We can create and benefit from a friendlier universe with our own actions and attitude.  Tune in for my interview with The Kindness Diaries author Leon Logothetis.  You’ll not only get inspired to take bold steps in the New Year but also realize how friendly the universe can be when we help others along the way.  

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Time Management Not Working? Try Self-Management Instead. (11/18/2015)

Want more hours in a day?  Get them with better self-management.  Listen in to my interview with Productivity Expert Mitzi Weinman as she shares tips and strategies from her new book It’s About Time: Transforming Chaos Into Calm A to Z

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