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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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Oct 30, 2012

44: CD Podcast Episode: The Power of Money: An Interview with Sonia Nadina Haynes

In this CommunicationDiva Podcast episode, Jenn interviews Sonia Nadina Haynes : author, life coach and emotional healer and Blogtalk Radio show host about her new book and her belief that “how you see money is how you see yourself.”...

Oct 22, 2012

43: CD Podcast Episode: All About Prospecting: An Interview With Steve Kloyda

In this podcast episode, Jenn learns all about what it means to engage in prospecting, whether in the business world or in personal life. For more than 30 years, Steve Kloyda has been creating unique selling experiences that transform the...

Oct 16, 2012

42:CD Podcast Episode: The Power of Storytelling

How Communication Can Be Deepened Through Use of Storytelling Today I wanted to talk about storytelling as a communication tool, and I am going to share with you a couple of stories that I often relate in my human relations classroom. One has a happy ending and one not...

Oct 9, 2012

41: CD Podcast Episode: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

The Power of a Thank-You The best thank-yous are the unexpected ones, like the one I got on Sunday morning. I got to work and on my desk was an envelope with my name on it. Inside, I found a photograph of a young man who graduated from high-school in June, and...

Oct 2, 2012

40: CD Podcast: Finding Your Compass: Life Coaching with David Frank Gomes

Why is Coaching Important? In this podcast episode, Jenn interviews Co-Active Life Coach and documentary film maker David Frank Gomes about how coaching can be an agent for change in people’s lives. Topics include: what coaching is what makes...