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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 3, 2019

How much does bias and perception influence your leadership? What can you do to be a more balanced and equitable leader? Guests Dr. Valerio Pascotto and Amit Raikar share their insights into this fascinating topic.

Listeners also get a bonus!

Jul 18, 2019

Leadership exec, author and podcast/radio host Scott Miller joins me to talk about how leaders can model and promote a healthy work-life balance for those they lead.

Nov 15, 2018

Host better and more collaborative meetings and events using fresh methods of engaging deep and meaningful conversations that matter! This short podcast offers some reflections from a recent Art of Hosting workshop experience. Take a listen and get inspired to take your meetings to the next level.

May 18, 2017

Leading from the inside.

Leadership is not the same thing as authority. You don’t need letters before or after your name, or a special title to be a leader. You don’t need a title at all.

Leadership is less about role and all about a choice. We all know and have experienced authorities…people who have manager...