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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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Jun 25, 2013

72:CD Podcast Episode: Spiritual Direction with Scott Swanson

Spiritual Direction Is… a bit of a misnomer, according to my guest, and husband, Scott Swanson, who talks to me in this episode about his work with spiritual direction. He says it’s less about being directive, and more about being a “companion on the...

Jun 20, 2013

71: CD Podcast Episode: Workplace Bullying…What to Do.

Listener Question: I got a voicemail the other day from a listener and decided that her question was such a good one that I would address it in an episode. If you want to hear her message, please be sure to listen to the episode. It sounds like she is dealing...

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?...

Jun 4, 2013

69:CD Podcast Episode: Permaculture, Passion & How to Change the World with Jesse Lemieux

Permaculture? Never heard of it! Well neither had Jesse, until he was browsing through the stacks at Banyen Books many years ago and had his epiphany. This is when Jesse Lemieux was grabbed by the permaculture passion that seems...