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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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Apr 17, 2013

63: CD Podcast Episode: Gaming & Theology: A Conversation with Emily Jarrett

Gaming & Theology and Storytelling… Sounds like a most odd combination, but not in the least to Emily Jarrett who sees gaming as the PERFECT way to explore questions of theology in a non-threatening and fun way. Join Jenn as she has a...

Mar 4, 2013

58: CD Podcast: Relationship & Communication

It’s ALL About… Relationship. Welcome to CommunicationDiva! I’m your host Jenn Swanson and here at CommunicationDiva the aim is to help you think about communication in an intentional way. Most conflict occurs due to poor communication or communication breakdown, and  ...

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...

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...

Apr 2, 2012

16:CD Podcast Episode: Kids Talk Communication with Jenn

  Jenn’s Casual Conversation With Kids About Kids and Communication Skills In this podcast episode, Jenn asks the four kids in her life about their thoughts on communication as they travel together to an event. Topics covered include: filtering when speaking to...