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My name is Jenn Swanson and this is my NEWLY re-branded show 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.

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 personal improvement, 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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Dec 18, 2012

51: CD Podcast Episode: Communicating Through Visual Art: An Interview With Marilyn Dyer

Visual Artist, Lecturer and Speaker Marilyn Dyer on Communicating Through Art: In this episode, Jenn has a conversation with Marilyn about her life’s work, her teaching and lecturing, and her passion for the environment and the...


Dec 10, 2012

50: CD Podcast Episode: Communicating for Success with Special Guest Cliff Ravenscraft

Happy 1st Anniversary Communication Diva Podcast!!! This is the day, one year ago, that the very first podcast episode was released. Since then, I have had the pleasure of hearing from many of you, of meeting some of you and of...


Dec 5, 2012

49:CD Podcast Episode: The Practice of Presence

Presence: Do you miss being in the moment? In this podcast episode, Jenn wonders about the practice of presence, and shares how you can develop  the skill by being aware of the moments you miss. Things mentioned: the busyness of the season distraction in communication...


Nov 29, 2012

48: CD Podcast Episode: Coaching & NLP

Coaching & NLP In this podcast episode, Jenn talks about the launch of her coaching practice, and explains what NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is. Jenn also mentions some of the other places you can find her work: The first is a blog that has multiple contributors and focuses...


Nov 20, 2012

47:CD Podcast Episode: Internet Safety & Communication: An Interview with Scott Aurnou

In this podcast episode, Jenn learns all sorts of new things from expert IT guy and  Vice President of SOHO Solutions, Inc, Scott Aurnou. Have a pen and paper at the ready! So many great tips you won’t want to miss on internet...