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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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Jun 8, 2017

Is it easy to go "green" at work?

I think so. It can be a case of the whole workplace taking this challenge on, or maybe it's just you doing your part...but truly, any kind of action toward lessening your impact on this earth will help the collective whole.

And we are all connected.

Learn what you can do to be more...


Apr 30, 2014

84:CD Podcast Episode: Busy: The New 4-Letter Word

Busy: the new 4-letter word.       For years (and years), I thought being busy was a good thing. I thought when people asked how I was and I answered “busy”…that it was showing how active and productive I was being…and while I still believe it’s good to have...


Jun 12, 2013

70: CD Podcast Episode: Canadian Celebrity Jackson Davies on Giving Back

A Man of Many Talents… My son came home from university one day and said, “Hey Mom, ever heard of Jackson Davies?” I looked at him like he had three heads, and said, “Of COURSE! The Beachcombers was one of my favourite shows as a kid. Why?...


Jan 15, 2013

53: CD Podcast: New Media Musings & Motivations

New Media Expo 2013 is Over… but it was awesome! I had a great time in Vegas at the conference and came back feeling very motivated to implement all sorts of the ideas I learned from presentations I attended and individuals I met. (I even went to see a show…not my...


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...