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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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Feb 19, 2013

57: CD Podcast Episode: Love Letters to My Boys: A Journal Story with Phillip & Mat Cornwell

Kendra’s Journal… Phillip and Mat Cornwell are brothers who were raised by their single mom, Kendra, who at the age of 16 while pregnant Phillip, started a journal detailing her view of their life together. Her goal when...

Feb 11, 2013

56: CD Podcast Episode: Speech-Writing with Attorney & Entrepreneur John Corcoran

Who is John? John Corcoran is an attorney and business advisor in the San Francisco Bay area. He has worked in Hollywood, as a writer in the Office of Presidential Letters and Messages at the White House for President Bill Clinton,  and...

Feb 5, 2013

55: CD Podcast Episode: Negative Self-Talk: 5 Ways to Stop the Monster

Welcome to CommunicationDiva, the podcast that talks about talk…about communication, about skills and techniques and about people who are great communicators. My hope is that something you hear here will inspire YOU to be a better communicator,...