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I'm Jenn Swanson and this is my podcast called Careers by Jenn (formerly The Communication Diva Podcast.)

I started podcasting as a hobby in 2012 on the broad topic of communication. At the time, I was teaching Human Relation Skills to college students in the healthcare field, and realized that what used to be "common sense" is not really all that common anymore, because communication skills are not intentionally taught much anymore. I didn't have enough class time to cover very much in depth, and so decided I needed a platform on which to expand what I wanted to share with people. So, Communication Diva was born.

My early episodes are quite general, and then once I got to Episode 100 and beyond, I began to focus mainly on career, workplace, job search and self-improvement topics that help you to succeed in the workplace (and in life!) through great and more effective communication.

Then, right after (and before and around) episode 150, I re-branded the name and that is why you will see Careers by Jenn title and artwork from 151 onwards!

It's been a journey and a progression and it's been amazing!

This show is sometimes just me, waxing eloquent...(haha!) and more often, I interview fascinating guests from all around the globe who offer tips and actionable ways you can get the job, love your work and advance your career. Sometimes we focus on self-growth and wellness, organizational and personal improvement topics, and other times we give you step-by-step advice to get something particular done. In any case, thanks for reading this very long description! I hope you find something that resonates here and invite you to join the conversation. (Come join our private Facebook group too, it's called The Careers by Jenn Community.)

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Apr 26, 2018

Do you have an inner critic?

Likely, the answer is yes. We all have an inner critic...that voice that judges us relentlessly, and that for some reason, we tend to listen to. In this episode, guest and author Susan Peppercorn helps to explain how we can ditch that voice (or at least quieten it sometimes) in order to do what we really want to do in our careers and in our lives.

Who is Susan Peppercorn?

My guest today is an executive and career coach who has a passion for helping individuals thrive in their career. Having made four career changes herself, Susan knows what it’s like to feel stuck in a job you hate as well as the self-recrimination that goes along with it. Frequently quoted, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and U.S. World News Money are some of the publications that have tapped her for career advice.

Susan transformed her career and developed a scientifically-validated approach to help others do the same that she teaches in her best-selling book Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work, and she’s here today to share some tips with all of you.