Ingrid Carozzi is one of the premier floral artists in New York City. But, her very successful career path was anything but direct, having held jobs as a flight attendant, English teacher, croupier, waitress, and public relations associate. She tried five different college programs, none of which provided the academic spark to light an ideal career destination. But, a chance encounter would set her on a trajectory to career success and personal fulfillment.
After attending a Led Zeppelin concert at the LA Forum, 20-year old Susan Rogers vowed to return one day and mix sound for an amazing band. She kept her promise to herself and engineered Prince’s “Purple Rain” which notched the artist’s first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 where it resided for 122 weeks and was certified Platinum with 25 million copies sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Continue reading Susan Rogers: From Secretary to “Purple Rain” Engineer to Berklee Professor and Author
In 2005 Jennie McCormick helped co-discover an unknown planet in a solar system 15,000 light years away. She was the first woman amateur astronomer to discover a new planet since William Hershel in 1781. A few years later she discovered a new asteroid. Jennie’s been a co-author of over 20 scientific papers, including the prestigious publication Science. She became an internationally respected astronomer by shattering the traditional walls of entry into the scientific community. All the way from the Farm Cove Observatory in Auckland, New Zealand Jennie shares her incredible career path on Java, Jobs, and YOU. Her story will resonate with anyone looking to achieve a life of passion, purpose, and achievement in any field. Continue reading Jennie McCormick: School Drop-out to Noted Astronomer
When I produced and hosted DINERS for Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and wrote Classic Diners of Connecticut for The History Press, I immersed myself in diner lingo, the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek and even sometimes risqué phrases could be heard in wide use in busy diners during the 1920’s continuing on well into the 1970’s. Diner lingo was a spontaneously developed mnemonic means of making orders easier to hear and remember above the conversational din of the busy diner.
But, did you know that the career marketplace has a language all its own, beyond such terms as resume, cover letter, LinkedIn Profile, and job application? See how many are familiar to you: Continue reading Job Search and Career Lingo
Musical crossover artists appeal to multiple audiences based upon their music “crossing over” into two or more record charts for different musical styles or genres. As far back as 1954 rhythm and blues (R&B) began transitioning to what would become doo wop. “Sixty Minute Man” recorded in 1951 by the Dominoes (#1 R&B, #17 Pop charts) was the first significant R&B record to crossover to the Pop chart. “Crying in the Chapel” recorded in 1953 by the Orioles (#11 country chart) almost made it to the fabled top ten and showed that there was a white audience for R&B records. But it wasn’t just R&B that was changing the music scene. Continue reading Career Reinventors are a New Breed of Crossover Artists
A clear benefit of riding out the blizzard of 2022 is having the uninterrupted time to read John Kaag’s Hiking with Nietzsche. Working as a career coach and frequently assisting clients to see beyond the magnetizing allure of switching companies or even careers to find nirvana, I couldn’t put down Kaag’s masterpiece and its relevance to my own career. The tendency to switch careers to find happiness can easily become a habitual avoidance of identifying what you truly want to do and be in life and the impact and legacy you want to make. Continue reading IF YOU THINK THE CAREER GRASS IS GREENER SOMEWHERE ELSE, YOU BETTER HAVE PLANTED YOUR OWN SEEDS
I’m excited and must share with you why: I was beyond thrilled to have my daughter-in-law, Hannah, ask me over the holidays if I want to co-host a business podcast together. “YES, OF COURSE,” was my nano second reply. There’s nothing more exciting than her idea of co-hosting across the pond between England and Connecticut and across generations on a global podcast with a popular business theme. Continue reading New Podcast Slated for February 2022