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.
Career Goals and Challenges
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?
Here are some of the key points discussed about the Book, “Where Will You be Five Years from Today?”
In this episode, I will be speaking to Jakob Heuser, an engineering leader, writer, speaker and entrepreneur about the intersection between people’s careers and the company objective.
For this episode we will have a guest co-host named Carolette Wright. Carolette is a mechanical engineer and she has been an avid listener of our show who has volunteered to help with this episode and some of the other content we produce in hopes of inspiring engineers.
Here are some of the key points discussed about the intersection between people’s careers and the company objective:
In this episode, I talk with Jim (a false name used to keep our guest anonymous), a young engineer who had to spend some time in prison soon after he graduated college. We talk about everything he went through while in prison as well as the things he learned and how his experiences have contributed to his success in his career.
Here are some of the key points discussed about Jim’s time spent in prison:
In this episode, I talk with award-winning journalist and host of the Peggy Smedley show, Peggy Smedley about cyber-security and hacking and how it affects us as engineers in our work as well as in our personal lives.
Here are some of the key points discussed about hacking and how it puts our engineering systems at risk:
In this episode, I talk with Adam Zach, PE, a project engineer at an environmental engineering firm in Grand Forks, North Dakota. We talk about the importance of goal setting for engineers and how setting goals has greatly contributed to his success in his career, but even better Adam shares his process in this episode, so you can use it too!