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Author: Gail Tolstoi-Miller

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Does a happy career and a happy life sound like the dream? Do you want to transform your career and life? What if you were given a front-row seat to a conference where entrepreneurs, HR professionals, executives, recruiters, and niche-experts shared their stories and experiences?

If your answer is YES, GIMME! Then, WELCOME to Your Career Cure Podcast with the ‘Tell it Like It Is’ former goth gal, Gail Tolstoi-Miller! Gail is an award-winning Author, Speaker, Career & Business Coach, Staffing, Diversity & Unconscious Bias Strategist at Consultnetworx & Careernetworx. She has appeared in global publications and TV such as Wendy Williams Show, Forbes, Fox, MSN, and Inc. In addition, she has won top diversity business award 5 years in a row, has won several entrepreneurship awards (CEO of the Year, Top 25 Leading NJ Women Entrepreneur Finalist, NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business, Enterprising Women of the Year Award)

Remember that TEDx Talk on Unconscious Bias in the Workplace that went global, the one that sparked the “So what?” Revolution? Yes, THAT ONE! She’s that Girl!

Join Gail every Tuesday for about 45 minutes as she interviews professionals and entrepreneurs who’ve done exceptionally well in their fields, as they share their authentic and exciting nuggets from their stories. Get the chance to vote in your favorite interviewee in a hypothetical $50 million Career Cure Contest for best-answered round of 3 questions! Also, Gail will have weekly 5 minutes episodes on Thursday's and she will provide you 1 career cure tip! Our goal is to help you tackle anything and everything that impacts your career. Because a happy career is a happy life!

Check Out Gail’s Websites: www.consultnetworx.com and https://careernetworx.com/ and her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gailtolstoimiller/ Get doses of career inspiration by joining her text community at 973-310-6439. Check out her Tedx talk at https://youtu.be/QCFb4BiDDcE
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Do you think employers should require employees to take the covid vaccine?  Many colleges are requiring students to take the vaccine & maybe companies are headed in this direction. On this episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller provides reasons why employers should and should not require vaccines.  She discusses the ramifications on both sides.  Lastly, Gail provides her personal opinion on what companies should or should not do. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube
What’s next for you after getting laid off or willingly leaving corporate America? Are you thinking entrepreneurship but still don’t know how to make that transition? The best thing you can do in this scenario is to first heal from your previous job’s attachment and anxiety so that you can start afresh and succeed as an entrepreneur. In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller speaks with Chicago Illinois native, Katrina Roddy. She worked for 30 years in Corporate Insurance before being laid off. It was at that moment when she chose to take her acquired skills in corporate and created her own career as an Author/Entrepreneur Coach. This best-selling author of "Steal your SKILLS from Corporate", will coach you through the mindset it takes to transition from employee status to becoming the CEO of your life as a new entrepreneur! She shares the process she used to develop a book buildup in a period of 90 days and then write the book itself in 24 hours. She explains her mindset reset formula M.O.V.E.S. and how it can help you move on from the corporate mindset to a creative space. Listen in to learn the qualities you need to become an entrepreneur and to maneuver the challenges you face in the transitioning process. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube What You Will Discover: [1:08] Katrina talks about her 30 years long corporate career and getting laid off. [3:25] Life after the layoff- how she failed in entrepreneurship and the defining moment when she wrote her book. [5:05] The process of writing a book in 90 days with the guidance of a writing coach. [8:49] Katrina on her company The Corporate Breakup, which helps people heal from their corporate job and transition to the next thing. [10:58] Why she lets her clients decide whether to go back to the corporate world or to transition to the next thing. [12:00] Katrina’s mindset reset formula M.O.V.E.S. and how it will help you share your story. [18:58] How covid changed the technology landscape, allowing people from different areas to interact. [20:05] Katrina’s worst career moment- when she was unexpectedly laid off yet again. [23:15] Why you should do things that will help you succeed in your career or business. [25:15] How she was influenced by her peer group to pursue a college education and a career. [28:57] The importance of working on your business as a side hustle when you don’t have enough resources. [31:21] The main challenges you experience when transitioning from corporate to entrepreneur. [33:55] The qualities of an entrepreneur and why you shouldn’t become one if you lack them. [35:40] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Katrina would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Katrina’s Social Media Info: Website: thecorporatebreakup.com Katrina’s linktree. https://linktr.ee/kroddy65 Facebook: Katrina Roddy FB Group: The Corporate Breakup Instagram: @kroddy65 LinkedIn: Katrina Roddy   Clubhouse: @kroddy65
Is your boss or coworker a narcissist and making your life miserable at work? On this episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller dives deep in narcissistic behavior in the workplace.  Gail noticed a pattern amongst her clients, complaints that their boss or coworker was a narcissist.  So Gail did research on narcissists in the workplace and discovered some myths and surprises. Based on Gail's research, she provides the clinical definition of a narcissist, the classic signs of a narcissist boss or coworker and tips on reacting to this type of behavior. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube  
Why are you still allowing fear to stop you from going after your goals and achieving them? Do you know that everything you ever wanted can become by simply believing that it already has? You have to eliminate limiting beliefs, believe you are, and take action towards your goals for you to succeed in them. In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller interviews Corporate Action Hero, John Davis. He is an International Keynote Speaker, Comedian, Stuntman, Action Hero, Accomplished Leader, and expert in managing people to peak performances during change. He has over 20 years of experience speaking for Fortune 500 clients and a broad swath of industries including healthcare, financial, insurance, retail, and the military, at hundreds of conferences, seminars, and retreats. He inspires people to set and reach their maximum potential and awaken their inner action hero. John shares how he fearlessly faced his goal of becoming a stuntman with faith and followed through to make it happen even after his spinal injury. Listen in to learn how to develop a flexible and resilient spirit to go after your goals and achieve them. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube What You Will Discover: [1:35] John narrates the early traumatic experience that transformed him into an action hero. [4:21] How to break down subconscious beliefs and leverage your present moment to reach your goals. [5:29] How support and taking control of his situation allowed John to get over his spinal injury. [9:49] How he hacked fear and never strayed from his goal of becoming a stuntman. [12:31] Defining fear as an emotional action to uncertainty and practices to help you become fearless. [21:04] The importance of surrounding yourself with people that support your goals. [24:51] John explains how he transitioned to become a stuntman by setting a pathway. [28:14] How to stay flexible even in adversity to accomplish your life goals. [30:24] John explains how he and his business pivoted during the pandemic. [32:37] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that John would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Get in Touch with John: Website: https://www.corporateactionhero.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corporateactionhero/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorporateActionHero/ The Book that saved John's life: Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee https://amzn.to/3x7dpLD
Are you a great leader?  In this episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller reveals 1 mistake that leaders cant afford to make.  She utilizes the recent Rachel Hollis mishap as an example of what not to do as a leader and the things that you need to do to be a great leader.  SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube
How do you build your reputation and make yourself absolutely irresistible as a professional or entrepreneur? Did you know that you can position yourself for success by working towards creating those opportunities? For you to be successful, you have to build your rapport within and without your workplace so, you’ll be the first person that comes to mind when opportunities arise.  In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller interviews networking expert, J. Kelly Hoey. She’s the author of Build Your Dream Network and hosts a podcast by the same name. She’s a frequent speaker and source for networking insights and she’s been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women on Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Kelly shares her successes, challenges, and serious low points in her career in law, plus the many transitions she made. Listen in to learn the importance of having your why as an introvert to build a network and possible opportunities. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube What You Will Discover: [2:13] Kelly explains why she went to law school by default and the roles she held with her education. [6:35] Kelly’s excitement, interests, and limitations with legal skills and career. [9:59] The strategies she used to network and position herself as she transitioned from a lawyer to law management. [15:07] The ways you can find visibility through networking and create opportunities for yourself. [23:30] Tips on how to handle networking as an introvert. [28:33] How to get involved in an organization’s operations to further your career or business. [37:03] How to shift your engagement in your involvements to expand your opportunities. [41:37] How Kelly’s book helps guide people on networking and relationship building. [43:29] How the future looks like for Kelly including a new book. [45:06] How COVID-19 has shrunk accidental acquaintance relationships while enhancing other types of relationships. [49:29] How to create a rapport with someone by engaging them, how they engage on social media. [52:36] Kelly describes an early career bad review as her lowest career moment. [1:02:00] Do what is right for you when faced with workplace sexual harassment as a woman. [1:05:00] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Kelly would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest.  Get in Touch with Kelly: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkhoey LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyhoey/ Website: https://jkellyhoey.co/
It doesn't matter what level, function or industry you work in, most career professionals are missing out on the 1 thing that can propel their career and make it easier to get a promotion, a raise and a new job. In this episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller provides you the 1 Career Cure that will make you stand out and give you a career advantage.  Learn the easy secret now. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube
Are you an introvert struggling to find your place in the sales field? Did you know that by employing systems and processes perfect for you, you can be the best salesperson? That’s right, you don’t have to be like everyone else or even like to be in everyone’s presence, but having the right strategies made only for you by you, you will become great in sales. In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller speaks with Matthew Pollard. He’s a bestselling author, rapid growth business authority, CSP designated speaker, award-winning blogger, and a podcaster. He was named Top 50 Keynote Speaker for 2020 by Top Sales World Magazine. Forbes calls him “the real deal,” but he’s better known as “The Rapid Growth Guy.” By the age of 30, he’d been responsible for five multi-million-dollar business success stories. And fast-forward just a few years, and he’s worked with companies such as Electrolux, Oracle, and Microsoft, providing training, keynotes, and workshops from Thailand to Las Vegas. He’s also been able to transform thousands of struggling or plateaued small businesses into momentum and growth. His bestselling book, The Introvert’s Edge, has been endorsed by Harvard, Princeton, Neil Patel, and more than 50 other global leaders. He shares how he created systems and processes to enable him to achieve massive sales success as an introvert. Listen in to learn the importance of researching and connecting with prospects before meeting with them as an introvert to ensure you have an upper hand and possible success. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube What You Will Discover: [0:38] Matthew explains how he developed sales concepts as an introvert and wrote a bestselling book/series on the same. [5:33] How introverts are led by strategies and processes to become better speakers and salespeople. [9:16] How to practice networking systems and processes built for introverts as an introvert to be successful. [12:44] The importance of researching and connecting with prospects before attending a networking event to have an upper hand. [20:05] How HR can help introverts be dynamic in their roles without being stigmatized at work. [25:38] Matthew describes how a layoff during Christmas led him into sales, which eventually changed his whole career direction. [29:00] How resources on YouTube helped Matthew develop his sales and management skills. [30:56] The importance of having a mentor you resonate with to learn from their systems and then focus on perfecting it. [33:30] How lack of passion in what he did made Matthew miserable even in massive success. [39:08] He explains his quality of looking for other ways when something doesn’t work out. [42:04] Take a chance with what you love instead of failing in what you don’t love. [45:07] The different ways introverts have been affected by the pandemic. [50:26] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Matthew would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Matthew’s Social Media Info: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewpollardspeaker/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MatthewPollardSpeaker Website: https://matthewpollard.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLavVw4645da5piE-Y0Q6w Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewpollardspeaker/    
Thinking about making a career change?  Not so fast.  In this episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller discusses, what she calls "Career Crushers" that cloud your judgement in making the right career choice.  Gail dismantles the career crushers & walks you through an exercise that will bring your career clarity. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube  
Have you ever asked yourself what makes a great recruiter? The one that focuses on hiring the right candidate for the right job and giving the employer the best candidate. A recruiter who is focused on eliminating hiring biases in the hiring process and values integrity, equity, diversity, & inclusion at the workplace. In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller interviews Katherine McCord of Titan Management.  She is the President of Titan Management- an innovative national recruiting firm, and the Host of Career Launch Live- a podcast designed to educate on all things professional. She has strong experience recruiting everything from Customer Service to CFOs and has a background in process improvement and growing employee satisfaction. She has a passion for improving the hiring process for companies and candidates alike and founded Titan in 2014. She describes her love for recruiting, which stems from childhood, and explains how and why she’s building a non-bias recruiting system. Listen in to learn the importance of focusing on the right things like skills and capability when hiring as a recruiter. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube   What You Will Discover: [0:23] Katherine’s love for her company Titan Management, plus what they do in recruiting. [2:02] How Katherine fell in love with recruiting after years of being a job hopper. [4:50] Why you don’t necessarily need experience to do a job, just the chance to do it. [8:42] How to stop focusing on the wrong things when hiring as a recruiter. [14:43] A recruiting system Katherine is building that focuses on a candidate’s skills and abilities without bias. [17:06] The value of integrity, equity, diversity, and inclusion when hiring. [24:45] The importance of treating all candidates as human, not products. [27:13] The importance of networking and networking with recruiters to help you get out there. [32:07] Katherine describes her lowest career moment as when she fired an employee due to the lack of enough resources. [36:37] How people have shifted the expectations from their employers after COVID-19. [42:40] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Katherine would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Get in Touch with Katherine: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CareerLaunch2020 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-mccord-093bb343 Product Promotion: titanats.com Personal Habit: I obsessively calendar. Favorite Resource: Google, Not Kidding, and LinkedIn Live Favorite Book: I don't read business books.
Have Career Anxiety?  Is your boss or work giving you anxiety and  stress?  Are you unemployed and stressing out finding a new job?  In this episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller provides you many ways to deal and dissolve your anxiety with several techniques.  In addition, she provides guidance on how you view your career and will never see it the same way again.  She helps you  gain your power back. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube
When do you suppose to be the right age to start your career? Is it when or how you start your career that matters in the journey? Sometimes you know very early the career path you want to follow, but life diverts your focus to other things before you find your way back. In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller speaks with Gav Gillibrand. He’s a fitness & nutrition expert who specializes in helping busy men and women lose 20lbs or more in 12 weeks or less without cutting out carbs & other fun stuff from their lives. From a TV appearance on “Blind Date” in 1993 to a distinguished career as a male revue artist AKA male stripper, traveling all over the UK & Europe, Gav went on to become of the UK’s most successful online fitness coaches having helped 100’s of clients in the last 15 years to health and weight loss success. Gav shares some of his highs, lows, and the life lessons he learned from his 17-year career as a male stripper. He explains in detail the caloric deficit concept and why it is the single most effective way of losing weight in both men and women. Listen in to learn the importance of allowing your staff some exercise time to boost their productivity in the office. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube   What You Will Discover: [0:22] Gav narrates stories of his interest in sports and fitness since his teenage years. [7:30] The only time you should embellish the truth to get the job. [8:53] The life and experiences of a male stripper plus the lessons from the industry. [17:05] The interesting perspective of the stripping world and its differences with the real world for both men and women. [20:03] How the pandemic period became the best and worst for some people in the health and fitness sector. [28:04] Debunking the caloric deficit concept- why you can still lose weight even with your junk food diet. [36:37] The importance of strength training to maintain muscle mass and burn fat as you get older. [39:55] Understanding the mechanics of losing fat and the benefits of controlling your caloric intake. [44:14] Gav explains how he focuses his clients on the end goal of why they want to lose weight. [51:39] How to lose weight eating whatever you want plus finding exercises that you enjoy. [57:32] The mental, physical, and productivity benefits of exercising for office workers. [1:02:05] Why you should cut off alcohol and instead adopt a healthy diet for both your physical and mental health. [1:06:03] He describes his worst career moment and how perseverance led to his best year yet. [1:11:01] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Gav would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Gav’s Social Media Info: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJZDxL-998b41x9qJ4NQvg LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gav-gillibrand/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gavin.gillibrand/ Website https://gavgillibrand.com Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-health-fitness-lifestyle-show/id1446778964 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gav.gillibrand/ My Book – The GHG Method - https://www.theghgmethod.com Success habit – getting up at 5 am every day and working on my number task for the day. That and not watching the news or reading the newspapers. Big fan of Tony Robbins but I also use YouTube a lot for information & inspiration “Atomic Habits” – James Clear. “Why we sleep” – Matthew Walker. “A New Earth” – Eckhart Tolle
Over 40 & looking for a new position?  Ageism in Corporate America is very real especially during the hiring process. On this solo episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller unveils the curtain on unconscious bias & ageism & provides quick tips on how to combat common stereotypes for candidates over 40.  This will be a game changer for any candidate over 40. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Pandora | Watch Video on Youtube
What are the chances that your resume will get you a job? A winning resume is more than just a two-page document listing your skills, more than a keyword-stuffed document to pass through the AI system. Sometimes, it might actually work in your favor to get a professional to do your resume. In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller speaks with Matthew Warzel, CPRW. He’s a resume writer, career coach, and outplacement expert with over 10 years in Human Resources and career advancement techniques. He manages MJW Careers and provides assistance to companies in transition from downsizes to buyouts, as well as individual job seekers needing to advance their careers. Matt has a long history working in Human Resources and on recruitment/staffing teams across a variety of industries. He fashions resumes that allow employers to review the applicant's assets while highlighting his or her accomplishments, showcasing impacts on employer's bottom lines using quantitative verbiage, and maintaining brevity. Matt believes in the benefits of getting your resume professionally written to help get you closer to your dream job’s door. He shares tips on how to create a winning and valuable resume, mistakes to avoid, and how to pass the AI system. Listen in to learn the power of a creative and interesting cover letter that has higher chances of getting you that interview. “Try not to take on too many projects at once; finish something before you start project seven.” SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Watch Video on Youtube   What You Will Discover: [0:50] Matt explains how he helps job hunters with marketing tools to find their next career move. [1:44] Why he transitioned from recruiting to owning his business and never wants to go back. [4:19] Three tips on how to create a winning resume plus the benefits of getting a professional to do your resume. [7:41] Tips on how to pass the AI system and other stages in the interview process. [9:44] Two resume mistakes you’re probably making without realizing. [12:46] How to be smart to boost your job candidacy and be more likely to get the job. [15:48] How not to write irrelevant things on your resume just to make it longer. [20:27] The importance of establishing good working relationships wherever you work. [24:30] How to create a customized and tailored cover letter for specific job roles. [29:55] How to pitch a job on LinkedIn through video or audio and let your resume be an enhancement. [33:50] Matt describes when he lost his job in 2009 as his lowest career moment when he had to deal with his worst anxiety attacks yet. [35:17] The things you can do to nourish your mind, body, and spirit before thinking of your career. [41:28] Don’t worry about what you can’t control during the pandemic, improve your resume and yourself every day. [44:02] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Matt would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Matt’s Social Media Information, Promotions, Books: Website – jobstickers.com Book - How to Get UnUnEmployed: Fill That Calendar!: 22 Daily Step-By-Step Ways and Daily Motivators to Kickstart Your Career and Find a Job in Under 6 Weeks LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjwcareers/ Twitter - @mjwcareers Instagram - @mjwcareers Facebook - facebook.com/mjwcareers YouTube - youtube.com/mjwcareers Share one of your personal habits that contributes to your success: Jogging and working out, keeps me sane LOL Share your favorite Internet/Career/entrepreneur resource - HelpAReporter.com to get in the media mix What is your favorite book that you would recommend? 1-2-3 Parenting, it's helped me with raising my son, who's about to turn 3
In this Thursday solo Episode of Your Career Cure, Gail Tolstoi-Miller shares the #1 mistake candidates make when answering, Why did you leave the job?  Gail provides the most common mistake that potentially puts the candidate in the no pile.  Also, Gail provides the best solution to answering the question so you nail the interview. Gail will provide Solo 5 minute Your Career Cure episodes every Thursday.  If you have a career question or challenge, please email her and she will do her best to answer your question on Your Career Cure Thursday edition. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Watch Video on Youtube
How do you improve from a good English speaker to a great English speaker? You might think that because you’re a native English speaker, you don’t need to be any better, but maybe you do need some improvements in a professional setting. But how do you do this? That is why in this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller interviews communication coach, Jill Diamond. She is a seasoned communication coach with a specialization in working with international professionals. Her executive experience, background in the performance arts, and a keen interest in people allow Jill to help professionals Write it, Show it and Voice it with precision, passion, and impact. She explains how she helps people become great at spoken English as they are in written English without losing traces of their native languages or accents. Listen in to learn how better communication at work can surprisingly help you in moving up the ranks. SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Podchaser | Castbox | Watch Video on Youtube What You Will Discover: [0:40] Jill explains how she helps international professionals go from good English speakers to great English speakers. [2:54] How Jill became passionate about teaching communication after a career in acting and music. [6:27] Understanding code-switching, which is the ability to switch from one accent to another. [9:10] Why people don’t trust people with a different accent as theirs, plus some languages with difficult accents. [12:46] Jill narrates a success story that happened with a former client. [15:49] Teaching people how to speak the way they write. [17:04] Up talk- the rising intonation at the end of a sentence and why it creates doubts in others. [21:26] The importance of having passion in our native language or any other language we’re speaking. [25:37] Why Jill believes that it’s easier for non-Americans to catch up to our accent than the other way around. [28:14] She narrates the poem that helps her students get started with rhythm. [29:28] Jill describes her career challenges as having to keep up with the times and everything. [30:28] How COVID has simplified Jill’s lifestyle by making it easy to communicate with her clients online. [31:47] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Jill would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Get in Touch with Jill: Jill’s online program landing page: https://jill-diamond-be8f.mykajabi.com/find-your-stage-with-english-communication-confidence Website: byjilldiamond.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JillDiamond LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jilldiamond/ Share one of your personal habits that contributes to your success: I’m not afraid to ask for help when I need it. It could be hiring a coach or speaking to a peer or simply searching the internet for the help I need. In other words, I’m in the habit of believing that I am not in it alone. Share your favorite Internet/Career/entrepreneur resource: I’ve turned to Tony Robbins’ work on and off over the years. Marie Forleo's course is great for entrepreneurs—especially if you are starting out. And I turn to LinkedIn groups in my field like Training & Development—there is great resource material and studies that these groups can provide. What is your favorite book that you would recommend? I love The Dip by Seth Godin because it shows us that quitting isn’t always about giving up. It is about redirecting ourselves towards our strengths and our passions
Are you afraid of being vulnerable and sharing at work? Would you like to show up more authentically and help your team do so too? How about embracing the play mindset to grow instead of being depressed, especially during the pandemic? In this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller interviews Jeff Harry of Rediscover Play. Jeff shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. He has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. Jeff is also an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His play work has most recently been featured in the NY Times article: How Do We Add More Play to Our Grown-Up Life - Even Now. He has also been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world. He describes how you can allow your team time to solve problems experimentally and playfully way without judging and shaming them. Listen in to learn the power of following your inner curiosity to discover the adventure on the other side of the fear without holding you back. “Don’t think of the best-case scenario and the worst-case scenario, think of the most likely scenario.” SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Watch Video on Youtube What You Will Discover: [0:53] Jeff describes his childhood fascination with toys and background with play at work. [7:08] How to have real conversations to build trust and show up more fully to work through play. [11:50] Defining the play mindset as the growth mindset and the opposite as perfection and depression. [15:01] The importance of adapting to the play-oriented mindset not to be left behind. [19:30] Jeff explains two examples of how he conducts play with teams to deal with workplace toxicity. [25:42] Facts about the 8-hour workday and how to reduce useless activities of a workday. [28:10] The playful steps you can take as a job candidate to help you stand out in the market. [31:12] Jeff describes his lowest career moment as when he compromised himself in a corporate job. [34:17] Learn to follow your curiosity and have the courage to live the life you want. [39:44] How to create a psychologically safe environment as a team leader for staff to connect during the pandemic. [44:26] Figure out what makes you most alive and do it to become self-motivated. [50:07] The power of exploring your ‘lottery card’ and showing up. [52:23] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that Jeff would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest. Get in Touch with Jeff: Website: https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/ Instagram: @jeffharryplays Twitter: @jeffharryplays LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-harry-6991a94/ Medium: @jeffharryplays YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jchuche TikTok: @jeffharryplay RESOURCES TO INSPIRE YOU TO PLAY MORE: How to Stop Wasting Time Scrolling and Start Finding Joy in Play - Mashable How Do You Add Play to Grown-Up Life - Even Now - NY Times Forget Resolutions...Try the Fun, Joy, Play Index A Play Experiment to Remind You Who You Are - Medium
Have you been thinking of turning your side hustle into your full-time hustle? I believe you’re no stranger to the world- and know exactly how 2020 gave it to us good! It taught us that now is the time to get serious with those side hustles. But how do you do that? That’s why in this episode of the Your Career Cure Podcast, Gail Tolstoi-Miller has John Lee Dumas of the Entrepreneurs on Fire as a guest. John is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire which has over 100 million listens of his 3000+ episodes. He turned Entrepreneurs on Fire into a media empire that generates over a million listens every month and 7-figures of NET annual revenue 8-years in a row. John shares his journey to entrepreneurship and touches on the career frustrations of a veteran. Listen in to learn the importance of financial freedom, lifestyle freedom, and a location-independence business as taught by COVID-19. SUBSCRIBE, LIKE & SHARE Apple |  Google |  Spotify |  iHeart | Stitcher | Amazon | Watch Video on Youtube What You Will Discover:  [1:00] John shares his journey from PTSD and depression to a multimillion-dollar media empire. [5:10] How to win by niching down enough to destroy your competition immediately. [8:52] How misconstrued truths from the military lead to career frustrations afterward. [11:39] Practical advice to go from an okay podcaster to a great podcaster. [15:17] Nuggets from Tim Ferris’ The 4-Hour Workweek- Create tools, systems, and automation to get your 40-hour work done in 4 hours so you can work on your business, not in it. [17:06] John describes his lowest career moment as when he quit law school. [19:17] Lessons from COVID- the power of having control of your life and business. [23:48] The 3 best career and Corporate America answers that John would give to win the 50 million dollars Your Career Cure Contest [25:09] The 17-step revolutionary roadmap to your financial and fulfilments- John’s upcoming book. Get in Touch with John: Website: https://www.EOFire.com/ Instagram: @ johnleedumas Preorder: The Common Path to Uncommon Success Now and Get 5 Amazing Bonuses Share one of your personal habits that contributes to your success. - Daily Infrared Sauna Share your favorite Internet/Career/entrepreneur resource - Boomerang Gmail What is your favorite book that you would recommend? - The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Sedef Onder discusses how integrity and honesty in the workplace has long term gain and help her build a 7 figure company.  We discuss strategies on how to be honest in tough situations in corporate America.  This podcast was recorded before Harvey Weinstein was exposed.  We do discuss the fear of coming forward regarding sexual harassment and how corporate culture affects how HR/human resources reacts.  Great and refreshing Career Car Confessions episode
Sam Smith discusses how his curiosity as a child and throughout adulthood has fostered career growth and in his personal life.  Interesting episode of Your Career Cure with host Gail Tolstoi-Miller. Audio has some minor technical glitches.
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