In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sanjay Gupta, a power networker who has over 40,000 connections on LinkedIn. He created and manages the LinkedIn Construction Group called Linking Construction with over 138,000 members but still remains extremely responsive to people. In this episode, he discusses his approach to networking, both online and offline.
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Dr. Zach Schaefer on the topic of conflict, which most of us struggle with.
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Zach Schaefer (Dr. Z), the Founder and President of Spark The Discussion (sparkthediscussion.com), is a university professor, author, researcher, and consultant. In addition to starting his own consulting business, he is also an Assistant Professor of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Schaefer helps St. Louis companies and business professionals “talk with intent,” enhance workplace performance, and create innovative workplace cultures. He is also the author of the book, “American Creativity: The Mind At Work.”
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I give you the one key that you must know in order to control your own destiny in your life.
“Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.” – Pablilius Syrus
In our Take Action Today segment at the end of the show, I will give you a tip to help you increase the value that you provide to others.
This episode was inspired by one of the coaching sessions that I had with an engineer who told me that his ultimate goal is to control his destiny.
The key to controlling your own destiny is one word: VALUE.
You must know how much value you can provide to people and try to answer these questions: [Read more…] about TECC 42: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Key to Controlling Your Destiny in Your Life and Engineering Career
In this bonus session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to summarize the panel sessions on communication and networking from our recent Institute for Engineering Career Development meetup in San Diego.
The Take Action Today segment of the show will give you a strategy to drastically improve your relationships – immediately.
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Panel #1 – Keys to Effective Communication [Read more…] about TECC 29: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – IECD 2014 Fall Meetup – What Our Panelists Taught us on Communication and Networking
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give you six action items you can use to differentiate yourself in the industry. Please note, most of these actions are the opposite of what most people will tell you to do.
Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.
The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it’s a job.
Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.
I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin.
The job is not the work.”
― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
The Take Action Today segment of the show will highlight one of the items discussed that can give you immediate results.
Listen to this session and learn: [Read more…] about TECC 27: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Six Action Items for Differentiating Yourself as an Engineer by Doing Things that You Are Not Always Supposed to Do
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I answer 10 questions related to career and personal development, submitted by The Engineering Career Coach Podcast listeners. In fact, I received so many questions that this will be the first of two shows in this format.
“Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.” – Robert Half
Below are the 10 questions that I answer on this show, each followed by a one-sentence snippet of the answer: [Read more…] about TECC 023: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 10 Answers for 10 Questions from 10 Engineers
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I speak with Barry Cordero, national president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). SHPE is the premier national organization aimed at increasing the number of Hispanics contributing to the nation’s innovation-and-technology future. As the national president of SHPE, Cordero focuses on SHPE programs and events to enable growth. Cordero also works as a full-time principal project engineer with Medtronic Inc., where, in addition to other accomplishments, he pioneered a systemic hands-on training program for all employees to engage in problem solving.
In this session, Cordero will provide specific strategies for getting the most out of your professional association membership. [Read more…] about TECC 017: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 3 Major Benefits of Professional Associations and How to Realize Them, with SHPE National President Barry Cordero
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I speak with Christian Knutson, PE, author of The Engineer Leader blog. Knutson has over twenty years’ experience in leadership. He learned, and earned, his expertise in one of the most demanding professional arenas available: the U.S. military. During a career in the U.S. Air Force spanning two decades, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, he has led military and civilian teams in the international arena performing engineering, construction, and project and program management at locations across the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
“The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” – Tony Robbins
Listen to this session and learn: [Read more…] about TECC 016: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Nine Points to Help Prepare for and Get the Most out of Engineering Conferences, with Christian Knutson, the Engineer Leader
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to provide strategies for improving your networking skills and help a young engineer overcome her fear of networking.
Networking and building relationships in your engineering career are critical, because strong relationships will yield opportunities in your engineering career and life. This show will focus on giving you specific strategies for developing your networking skills. Also, as with all of our shows, there will be a career-changing tip included at the end of the show.
“The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Tony Robbins
During the show, I will help a young engineer, overcome her fear of networking. Our guest for session 1 is Alaina, a 23-year-old architectural engineer from Kansas.
Listen to this session and learn: [Read more…] about TECC 001: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Building Relationships in Your Engineering Career