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
The path to a new job isn’t always clear. But, one way to get a handle on figuring out your next move is LinkedIn’s Career Explorer which helps you uncover potential career path transitions and see how your skills match to real job titles. Here’s how it works: Continue reading LinkedIn Career Explorer: The Secret Sauce for Career Transitions
I love motorcycling. Riding has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. The joy of traversing the terra firma on two wheels has continued well into my adulthood and motivated me to ride over twenty thousand miles of highways and main streets crisscrossing the state of Connecticut to research Classic Diners of Connecticut for The History Press. Continue reading IS YOUR CAREER A SELF-DRIVING CAR OR AN OPEN ROAD MOTORCYCLE
I can’t remember a time in my life and career when I wasn’t in perpetual forward motion. I’ve been a producer for London Records, done stand-up comedy at NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club, produced and hosted for public television and broadcast radio, been a senior exec for several major corporations, been profiled on ESPN2’s Extreme Magazine for extreme leadership & team building, performed at legendary CBGBs and Nashville’s Bluebird Café and authored several books. And, the one lesson I’ve the learned the most deeply: NEVER LOOK BACK! Continue reading ALWAYS BE IN PERPETUAL FORWARD MOTION
The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty in every facet of our personal and professional lives. It’s quite easy right now to live in survival mode. And, while it is necessary to take care of ourselves and our significant others, when it comes to managing your career you have to not just survive but thrive. It is precisely in the face of challenge that we can find the greatest opportunity. You just need to look for it. Continue reading You Have to Thrive, Not Simply Survive, During COVID-19
When we start the day we want to feel excited and motivated and inspired about what’s in store for us. We want to feel energized by the work we’re going to do, where we’re going to do it and who will be impacted by the value we bring. We want all our cylinders burning to fill the day with meaning and accomplishment. Unless those feelings are present in us when our feet touch the floor as we get out of bed, it’s a sure thing that the day will be unrewarding…and the one after that…and the one after that.