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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.)


Dec 12, 2016

Holiday gift-giving in the office or the workplace: what to do, what not to do, how to avoid a "faux-pas" and what is generally considered safe. Jenn offers 9 tips to help you this holiday season.

Nov 11, 2016

With all the tension and non-stop media about the recent election, how to avoid conflict and stress in the workplace when faced with political differences? Here are 10 ways that might help bring you together rather than divide you at work.

Nov 4, 2016

After not podcasting for over a year and a half, Jenn is back with updates and with 7 excuses you might be using to NOT get going toward your goals. From experience, Jenn talks about getting out of your way, how to trust yourself, and how to take the very next step to your success.

Sep 17, 2014

Three young women, a cuppa java and a big dream is what it took to put Darling, A Musical on stage in Vancouver. Hear their story of how they risked, trusted and accomplished something exciting through communication, trust and a willingness to just ask.

Jul 1, 2014

In this episode, Jenn interviews energy healer and yoga therapist Christina Kinch about how to listen to your body to promote healing in your life, how to slow down and how to find the joy and delight that we all so crave.