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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 29, 2021

How do the stories we tell ourselves and others affect our lives and our careers? Special guest coach and speaker (a.k.a. Scary Voice Dude and Jenn's husband)  Scott Swanson shares his wisdom around why stories are critical to our success in all that we do. Access the free Stories Webinar...

Feb 11, 2021

Are you "shoulding" yourself? I "should" do this, I "should" do that? This episode is a reflective one in which I ask questions to help you examine whose expectations you are working under, and what you might consider changing in order to find more joy.

This podcast contains an invitation to a FREE live class being held...

Nov 19, 2020

Is it hard to be positive, find perspective and to have perseverance right now? Is life just one big struggle? In today's podcast episode, Jenn talks about her ways of thinking and offers some ideas on how to find these things, even now.

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Oct 29, 2020

Not sure how to feel confident in your career choice? Guest coach, business owner and podcaster Cherylanne Skolnicki shares her wisdom and advice in how to feel more confident in whatever work you are doing. Join us!

Aug 13, 2020

Do you believe you are powerful on the inside?

Are there ways to access that power that can help you in your job search or career path or as you figure out what it is you want to do next?

Check out this episode to find out more about what inner power is and how you can get more of it.