In this episode, I talk with Dr. Tamara Baynham, PhD, an electrical engineer and director of Clinical Research at EBT Medical, Inc., based in Toronto, about women in STEM. She provides nine great tips on how women in STEM can navigate career challenges with confidence.
Career Goals and Challenges
In this episode, I talk to Tiffany Dawson, an ex-mechanical engineer turned career coach for women in STEM about a difficult time she went through in her career, and how by getting the support she needed, she was able to use that experience and help other women around the world to excel in their careers. She also provides specific ways that women in STEM can create barriers for themselves to help boost their confidence and advance their success in work and life.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Women in STEM:
In this episode, I talk to Bill Keen, CRPC, the founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors, about the election year and financial planning and how it can affect you as an engineer. Bill provides some great tips on how you can be prudent when it comes to financial planning and making decisions as to not affect you and your family negatively.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About the Election Year and Financial Planning:
In this episode, I talk to Jay Jayaseelan, the founder of Learning Through Robotics, a STEM platform that teaches and reinforces STEM concepts through “hands-on” activities using robotics technology. Jay talks to us about how STEM courses can help kids excel in science and math and how hands-on learning play and learning through robotics methods can help bridge the gap of missed experience.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Learning Through Robotics and How They Bridge the Gap for Missed Experience for Kids:
In this episode, I talk to Bill Keen, founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors. Bill was previously seen on episode 214, where he talked about retirement for engineers. In today’s episode, Bill talks about how what is happening today with the current pandemic is affecting the stock market and our everyday lives as well as how it will affect the future. He then provides some actionable steps that you can take to ensure you make the right choices and not go on an emotional roller coaster ride.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed about The Impact of the Pandemic on the Stock Market:
In this episode, we’re kicking off a series where we will be diving into the four key drivers of great engineering managers. I talk to Seth D. Scheilz, Professional Engineer at Black & Veatch in Kansas City, about the first of these four key drivers: providing your team members with engineering career growth opportunities. Seth tells us about the things that he has done to facilitate the growth of the teams he has managed in his career.
The four key drivers of successful engineering managers, based on research we have conducted at the Engineering Management Institute, through the design of an diagnostic tool we are building called the CMAP (Current Management Ability Potential) Diagnostic Tool include:
C: Career Growth Opportunities
M: Management Style that’s Inclusive
A: Ability to Manage Projects
P: People or Interpersonal Skills
Here Are 3 Points to Consider When Providing Engineering Career Growth Opportunities to Your Team:
In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give you ten of the scariest things you should do in your engineering career and explain why you should do them. Most successful engineers agree that taking risks and doing things that were uncomfortable in their careers were the things that have helped them most in their careers. I will list 10 possible risks and challenge you to take on one of them, or even one of your own, immediately in your career.
Here are 10 of the Scariest Things You Should Do in Your Engineering Career:
In this episode, you will be listening to a conversation between myself and Scott Harvey-Lewis, PE who is a Professional Engineer and the Vice President of M2E Consulting Engineers, one of the nation’s leading multi-disciplinary engineering firms. We talk about the importance of having fun in the workplace and we also get into social media marketing as part of your engineering career. This episode was also published on our YouTube channel and can be found here.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Having Fun in the Engineering Workplace:
In episode 204 of The Engineering Career Coach, I will be answering some questions that we received from our listeners about career development and goal setting, specifically on leveraging accomplishments and about how to show your company that you are ready for an engineering management position.
Here Are the Questions and Related Answers Discussed in This Episode:
In this episode, I discuss a book I recently read entitled: “The 5 Book: Where Will You be Five Years from Today?” and more importantly pose a question to you which is, “Where will you be five years from today?” Well…where will you be?