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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. And if you love the show, please consider becoming a Patron of the show to help me share more valuable content with the world.

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Jan 30, 2012

07: CD Podcast Episode: Exploring Intuition & Communication

Featured Guest North American Native Practitioner Millie McComber   In this episode, my featured guest Amelia “Millie” McComber talks about communication from a non-Western, First Nations worldview. She very eloquently explains several topics that include:...

Jan 23, 2012

06: CD Podcast Episode: Family Therapist Anita Bloy on Couples, Counselling & Communication

In this episode, Jenn interviews Family Therapist Anita Bloy who discusses her counselling practice and what she thinks couples need most in the way of communication skills. Anita shares good advice for anyone in a committed...

Jan 16, 2012

05: CD Podcast Episode: Guest Wade Lifton on Dialogue & Group Dynamics

Today’s interview features guest Wade Lifton, a Master’s Degree student who is studying at the Vancouver School of Theology and Simon Fraser University and who is passionate about social change. How best to engage? Wade discusses ways in which...

Jan 9, 2012

04: CD Podcast Episode: How Best To Communicate with Your Healthcare Provider

  In this  Communication Diva podcast episode I start by saying thank-you! Thank-you!!! I so appreciate all of you who are listening. It’s been so much fun getting this podcast going, and then watching the numbers of people who are...

Jan 2, 2012

03: CD Podcast Episode: An Interview With Realtor Don Tebbutt

In this episode, I interview Don Tebbutt, who has been a realtor in the Vancouver, BC  area for over 30 years. Good communication is extremely important when facilitating the selling or buying of a home or property, and Don gives many insights into how he...