In this episode, we talk to Steve Foran, P.ENG, CSP, MBA, engineer, founder of Gratitude at Work, and author of the book “Surviving to Thriving – The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership,” about leadership and how engineering leaders are leading with gratitude to enhance how they lead. He also talks about how engineers can build better habits, and how by doing that, can greatly benefit your engineering career.
TECC Podcast-The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
In this episode, we talk to Jessi Hall, the Senior Director for Vertical Integration at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, Washington, about her career and how she transitioned from engineer to engineering director at a large firm.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Transitioning From Engineer to Engineering Director:
In this episode, I talk about performance reviews, and how you can prepare for your next performance review by providing you with three questions that you should ask in your next one. I recently wrote about this topic on the ASCE blog and based on feedback and interest, I thought I would it would be a good topic for a podcast episode.
Here Are the Three Questions to Ask at Your Next Performance Review:
In this episode, we talk to Russ Krajec, a “recovering patent attorney” who believes that IP (intellectual property) can be used as a financial instrument. He is the author of “Investing in Patents” and one of IAM’s Top 300 Patent Strategists. He talks about using patents as a financial instrument in engineering, and why it is important for engineers to patent their inventions.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Using Patents as a Financial Instrument in Engineering:
In this episode, we talk to Pamela A. Scott, an executive coach to CEOs and business owners, focusing on communication, managing people, leadership, and emotional intelligence. You might have seen some of the inspirational articles she has authored on The Engineering Management Institute blog before. She’s also been a guest speaker for EMI’s program, The Civil Engineering Collective and in this episode she talks about how engineers can grow and advance their careers by discussing certain skills all engineers need and can always improve upon.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Top Skills All Engineers Need to Excel in for Their Careers:
In this episode, we talk to Hazim Macky, Vice President of engineering at Coinme, the largest licensed cryptocurrency cash network in the U.S about why one-on-one meetings are so important for both engineers and engineering leaders and how they can benefit your relationship with your team.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About One-On-One Meetings:
In this episode, I talk to Frank E. Falcone; AP, P.E., D.WRE, CAPT USN (ret)., the Director of Professional Development and Experiential Education in the College of Engineering (CoE) at Villanova University, about engineering education, how it has changed and will change, and how engineering students can focus their career plans and goals for a technologically expanding future.
Here Are the Questions Asked in This Episode:
- You wrote a book called “The Career Compass,” which is an online textbook required for all students enrolled in the College of Engineering’s Career Compass Program at Villanova. Tell us a little bit more about this book and how it evolved to help engineering students.
- What would you like to see engineers take away from this program that can help them in their careers moving forward?
- How has the engineering profession changed over the past decades?
- How should engineering education change to meet the demands of an ever evolving and “globalized” world?
- What are some of the typical and/or emerging career paths for newly graduated engineers?
- How should engineering students focus their plans and goals for a technologically expanding future?
- In your opinion, what do you think is on the horizon for the engineering profession and future engineers?
- Do you have any professional development tips, especially for early-career engineers?
Here Are the Key Points Discussed About Engineering Education:
In this episode, we talk to Zachary White, a career coach known for helping engineers, about the importance of work-life balance. He also provides some great tips to manage burnout, fear and uncertainty and remain a productive engineer.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Manage Burnout, Fear, and Uncertainty:
In this episode, we talk to Zakary Smith, an entrepreneur, innovator, and the founder of Instaversal, an engineering company that creates true partnerships that enable companies that develop and scale products to accelerate their complete product development lifecycle, connecting with a vetted global supply chain of experts. Zack provides some great tips on how you can find the right engineering career path that best suits your passions.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Finding the Right Engineering Career Path:
In this episode, we talk to Lesa Edwards, MPA, CJSS, MRW, ACRW, CELDC, a Master Resume Writer, Certified Job Search Strategist, Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach, award-winning podcaster of The Exclusive Career Coach, Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and international speaker on job search topics. We talk about how you can develop a growth mindset to act as a primary tool for career advancement.