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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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Dec 8, 2014

A conversation with Rev. Trisha Elliott about how the Calendar Revs Project got started and why the conversation needs to be had about stereotyping and clergy.

Nov 19, 2014

In this Communication Diva Podcast episode, Jenn speaks with award-winning celebrity chef, restauranteur and philanthropist Vikram Vij about feeding people and relationships. Vikram shares his story and offers advice on how to be a good human being.

Oct 23, 2014

An episode discussing the adding of a Canadian accent, rather than the attempt at removing something, a much more positive spin on it! Sheeley-Anne helps dozens of people feel more confident and capable of communicating in a new country.

Sep 30, 2014

Using horses, therapist and coach Brenda Brown helps people to heal emotionally and spiritually. In this episode Jenn hears her story, how she came to be doing this work, what exactly she does, and recounts a bit of her own experience at Mystic Waters Ranch.

Sep 25, 2014

How your skin looks affects how you feel about yourself, and Leah spends a lot of time listening, teaching and sharing her knowledge and training with her clients, so they can feel better about themselves in the world.