The Immature Grad Podcast
About This Show
Do you think what you learned sitting in a classroom prepared you enough for your professional career? While university may have provided us with the foundation to start our careers, we didn't understand or learn the value of personal branding, how to manage our finances, how to network effectively, etc. Our goal is to use this podcast to bridge this gap by engaging in conversations with other professionals with the intention of learning and helping ourselves and our listeners transition from "Immature Grads" to accomplished young professionals. www.immaturegrad.com.
Most Recent Episode
TIG 18: Building a Rewarding Career and Life Around Your Core Values with Lorie Corcuera
Show Notes:In this episode, our guest is Lorie Corcuera, CEO at Spark Creations. Lorie has immense experience in helping companies building their vision, mission and culture. While we discuss this in this episode, we also talk about how individuals can define their core values, and how they can use these values to build a career and life that is tailored to them.Introduction to Lorie Corcuera and Spark Creations (1:15)Alignment of personal values compared to that of the organization (4:00)How social media and external influences has created more pressure to make the right decision (5:00)Differences between value and purpose (6:50)What happens when there is a disconnect between your core values and the vision of the company you have applied for (8:00)How you can truly identify the true core values of a business in the limited time you have in an interview (9:00)Lorie's definition of culture and the 6 elements that create company culture (12:30)Culture Story: value, purpose and principleLeadership and alignmentHuman connectionLearning and GrowthCreativityEcosystemHow Lorie explicitly defined what her personal core values were and the importance that coaching played in this process (19:40)Activities you can use to identify your own core values (22:40)Defining core values (25:45)Differences between core values and strengths (27:50)Actions individuals can take in order to establish what their core values are (29:17)Defining your dream job by evaluating past positive experiences (31:30)Using your core values in the contract negotiation and annual review processes (34:45)Thinking of a raise as more than just compensation (38:00)Career changes and identifying if your current job is rig