People of Purpose
About This Show
People of Purpose is a podcast of inspiring people whose stories help you see things differently, live with intentionality, elevate the way you participate in the world, and take the necessary leaps in your life to seek and find your passions. I sit down with people of all sorts of purposes and break down the who, what, when, where, why, and how they became a person of purpose. Join our conversation, become a part of our community, and come on this journey with us. People of Purpose podcast is here to help you develop the courage to wholeheartedly pursue your purpose and unleash your truest potential.
Most Recent Episode
019: Susan Peppercorn -- Helping Other People Find Career Purpose and Satisfaction
4 days ago
Susan Peppercorn is an executive and career coach who has a passion for helping individuals thrive in their career. Having made four career changes herself, Susan knows what it’s like to feel stuck in a job you hate as well as the self-recrimination that goes along with it. Susan transformed her career and developed a scientifically-validated approach to help others do the same that she practices in her work and teaches in her best-selling book Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work. In the book Susan makes the most compelling case yet that career satisfaction―and the full engagement that comes with it―is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Susan has been tapped for career advice by high profile publications such as the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review and U.S. News and World Report. Susan is a graduate of the Whole Being Institute with a Certificate in Positive Psychology, and was a teaching assistant in the same program under Dr. Tal Ben Shahar. Also Accredited by the International Coaching Federation, she is a frequently requested speaker and an executive mentor for the Healthcare Business Women's Association (HBA). Listen as we talk about: Why purpose in the workplace comes from a focus on internal rewards, rather than external rewards  How a severance package forced her into career purpose  What gave Susan the confidence to know she could coach people before she was "qualified"  Why her certificate in Positive Psychology changed her life  Why we need to integrate and acknowledge emotions to thrive  Why its important to acknowledge the emotions experienced in the body through your job [28:30] Specific exercises Susan uses to guide her clients into greater self-awareness and the grieving process of losing a job  Why the 20's are a time to experiment and try different things [36:30] A three-step process to come into your career purpose  What is a "stretch goal" and how if helped her write a bestselling book [42:30] Scientifically-backed findings that are proving misconceptions in American work and career happiness  How to think about money as it relates to purpose - especially if your financial situation is destitute  Why you should highlight something that is not on your resume  How failing at technology sales brought her into a greater sense of purpose  The importance of creating a "Personal Board of Directors" or a "Kitchen Cabinet" - i.e. why you must surround yourself with people that can support you in what you're trying to do [1:02] The right mindset to approach an informational interview [1:07] The necessity of formal education and trianing to climbing the career ladder [1:14] --------------Resources Mentioned: ------------------------ Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work - Susan Pepporn's best-selling book Brené Brown - Ted Talk - The Power of Vulnerability Tal-Ben-Sharar - Founder of the Whole Being Institute U Penn Positive Psychology Center Free 15-minute Strengths Assessment 2 free Ebooks to evaluate if you are in the right job and find a positive workplace Contact Susan: Website Blog LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - @susanpeppercorn Instagram - @ peppercorn Join our purpose seeking podcast community at... Facebook Instagram Facebook Group - Purpose Seekers YouTube Channel To Contribute your Patronage to the Podcast please visit: https://www.patreon.com/PeopleofPurpose