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16 minutes | Mar 30, 2018
Ep. 019 Negotiating Your Best Salary
What if I told you, you have the ability to set your own salary and get what you’re asking for, get what you’re truly worth? Yes it’s possible. But you need to learn 3 things.
23 minutes | Jan 7, 2018
Ep. 018 Your Successful Job Search
Employers would rather know what great things you are doing for a company, than read a list of responsibilities cut and pasted from your job description.
7 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
Ep. 017 Eliminate Workplace Stress
Be kind to others. Do something nice for someone. Exercise. Take breaks. Eat right. Be happy and thrive.
9 minutes | Nov 10, 2017
Ep. 016 The Reunion
Like the Real Housewives of Atlanta, or any other major metropolitan city, we were the characters of the Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, St. Elmos Fire and Ferris Buellers Day Off.
42 minutes | Oct 15, 2017
Ep. 015 Empowering Women Now with Selene Kinder
In this episode, I interview Selene Kinder, Founder and CEO of Empowering Women Now about how she started her now successful business. We talk about how she built a following of more than 300,000 engaged people within the first 7 months of her launch using social media.
11 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
Ep. 014 Ace the Interview
Much like speed dating, an interview is essentially two people getting to know one another in the shortest amount of time possible, so as not to waste each others time in the long run.
16 minutes | Sep 4, 2017
Ep. 013 Women’s Leadership & Training
How can women use their innate management styles to advance to leadership positions in corporations? What topics would best meet the needs of women in a management-training leadership programs, or what topics will assist women in advancing to leadership positions?
12 minutes | Aug 28, 2017
Ep. 012 Surviving the Toxic Office
Surviving the Toxic Office. That's right, you're in a toxic environment, sure, but you have to ask yourself if you have become a part of the problem. If you have, stop it now! Grow up and get back to being a grown up.
8 minutes | Aug 21, 2017
Ep. 011 Give Social Media a Break, Will You?
Reconnect with family and friends by disconnecting from social media. It will be there when you return.
10 minutes | Aug 14, 2017
Ep. 010 Improve your Focus and Productivity
A huge part of being focused and more productive at the end of the day begins with your organizational skills. To achieve laser sharp focus, studies have shown listening to ambient noise such as that found in your favorite local coffee shop improves focus and causes an increase in your productivity levels.
14 minutes | Aug 7, 2017
Ep. 009 Embrace Positive Thinking
Don't allow your mind to daydream or wander without parental supervision for too long. Take command of your brain and make it serve you well. Take captive every thought.
12 minutes | Jul 31, 2017
Ep. 008 Perseverance
To achieve the goals you have set for yourself, you must learn to persevere. I tell the story of one young woman who applied to the same company more than 30 times until she was hired.
13 minutes | Jul 24, 2017
Ep. 007 Passion, Purpose and Making an Impact
Pursuing passion is doing everything in your power, and sometimes even trying outside your control to do that one thing that makes you feel complete.
11 minutes | Jul 17, 2017
Ep. 006 I Failed Corporate America and I’m Proud
How can anyone fail corporate America? After all, we’ve been preparing all our lives to be a part of this workforce, haven’t we? Think about it. It began with pre-school and kindergarten with our having to be away from the only people we knew for a few hours 5 days a week! And what were most of our first responses? We cried, didn’t we? We cried, we kicked, we screamed and we literally threw tantrums on the floor as our parents also cried and quickly made their way towards the nearest exit. They abandoned us into the care of complete strangers.
12 minutes | Jul 10, 2017
Ep. 005 All You Need to Know, You Already Know
Business Psychologist, Kim Stacey has built a successful practice by helping people advance their careers. After conducting the first ever Webinar for the Taylor Michael's Scholarship Program with The Magic Johnson Foundation, Kim has been a highly sought after speaker on the topic of leadership. She is the Founder and Host of Calispresso; Life on the Cusp of Change and she uses podcasting as a platform to promote the advancement of women, to share insights and personal reflections on developing a winning mindset, and interviews some of the most successful people in business. Subscribe today and never miss this weekly podcast.
32 minutes | Jul 3, 2017
Ep. 004 Competitive Edge Job Search
Business Psychologist, Kim Stacey has built a successful practice by helping people advance their careers. After conducting the first ever Webinar for the Taylor Michael's Scholarship Program in 2015 with The Magic Johnson Foundation, Kim has been a highly sought after speaker on the topic of leadership. This episode covers gaining a competitive edge in your job search.
6 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
Ep. 003 Finding Your True Passion
Unless you have 6 months of income in savings and very little in overall expenses outside of your regular basic needs such as housing, clothing, and food, I wouldn’t suggest leaving your day job to pursue your dream job, no matter how awful that job, boss, commute or co-workers are. I’ve made this mistake and it is so difficult to live through a massive cut in pay from this. This is where it gets tough, but you have it in you to stick it out. I call this staying power and you will need to suck it up until you do have month’s income set aside. This is part of living your life on the cusp of change. The experience will only make you grow into the person you were meant to be. We all have a responsibility that must be met and believe me when I tell you, the less financial stress you have moving forward into the next phase of your career, the better you will be able to focus on your passion and not falter. The next step is to spend some time identifying what you truly enjoy doing. This can be a difficult task, especially if you are completely out of touch, and I don’t say that to be rude, but you know if you are out of touch if you are programmed to just get up and go to work day after day without giving it much thought. You are just doing what you have to do right now and that’s okay, for now. But after you spend some time reflecting on a few things I’ll share with you, you will know if you are someone out of touch and you will know what action to take to get in touch with yourself and move to the next level. If you have been working overtime at a job, sitting between the grey walls of a cubicle with artificial lights beating down on you, chances are high you have been sapped dry of passion and creativity. An indication you have been working for the man way too long. When I meet with people to discuss passion and how to identify their own, I usually take them back to when they were a child. I ask them what they enjoyed doing or playing when they were a child. I ask what their earliest joyful memory is and we go from there. For example, my greatest childhood joyful memory is finger-painting. I loved getting my jands covered in paint and making underwater sea patterns and designs in the colors. Using my hands as tools instead of brushes was so much more gratifying to me than using brus
10 minutes | Jun 15, 2017
Ep. 002 Life on the Cusp of the Dot Com Crash
I graduated from college way back when with a creative arts degree and went to work for a direct marketing company immediately after that. My first job was in their customer service department (aka Call Center) but from day one, I had my eye on the creative services department. It was, in fact the only reason I applied in customer service to begin with. I thought if I got my foot in the door, I could eventually transfer over to creative services and I was right in my assumption. Within 3 months a position in the creative department became available and I was able to interview. There was only one problem. I wasn’t qualified. You see, every question my interviewer asked me, I replied “no”. No I don’t know Photoshop, No, I don’t have experience with Illustrator, and no I have never heard of QuarkXPress. I felt like the biggest loser and wondered, what if anything had my college education prepared me for? At this rate I was doomed and would have to spend many more months in customer service than I had originally planned. I could see the disappointed look on my interviewer’s face. I could tell he was searching for a way out. But then I said these words to him that changed everything, and that statement was “I am ready to learn if you are willing to teach me.” I only acquired that position by exercising considerable confidence in my ability to learn. Not only did I land that job and transfer to the creative department, on my first day before I even started my salary was increased by $3000.00 and the director said to me, “I have a good feeling about you.” How often does someone give you a raise before you even start based on a good feeling they have about you? I began as Print Representative reporting to the Creative Director, and within 2 years I promoted to print administrator and then promoted to operations supervisor reporting to the CFO, and with an increase in salary more than 10k. I was a rock star! I was on fire! And then there was the blow. The company announced it was moving to New Hampshire and while we were all welcome to keep our positions if we chose to move with the company, I wasn’t ready to move that far from home so I found a new job in Redwood Shores as a project manager with a video gaming company. My stint there didn’t last long as we soon found ourselves in the mid
8 minutes | Jun 15, 2017
Ep. 001 My Personal Story
Let me start by telling you about myself, where I’ve been, where I’m coming from and share with you some of the changes I have experienced in my life on the cusp of change. I will do my best not to bore you with my younger years but I will tell you I’m the oldest of three children and my mother’s love child so to speak, born of a short lived college romance gone awry, at least that’s how I’ll tell the story. My mother affectionately refers to my biological father as “the sperm donor”. Although he knew about me, where I lived and how I was doing, I didn’t meet him until I was 19. Maybe you have a similar beginning. For the first three years of my life, it was just mom and me and then she met my stepfather, and had my sister and then 2 years later she had my brother. When I was growing up, people would often ask me what I wanted to be when I got older, and I would think about this for a moment and then respond I wanted to do lots of things. Whether this was a lack of interest in any one thing or lack of direction as a child, I’ll never know, but I did do lots of things throughout my life that have brought me to the place I am today. If we fast forward to my college years, I think like many people I went to college just to get my parents off my back. When I first started college, I was as an English major, for no other reason other than I loved to read, I could read all day and night if someone would pay me to. Then I transferred from the JC to the University only to switch majors to Art. I was definitely the creative introvert and at the time, I wasn’t thinking about work or a career, I thought I would meet the man of my dreams, get married, be a stay at home mom and take care of the house and children and have a few hours here and there to paint masterpieces. After college I found work in direct marketing and then in video gaming as operations supervisor and project manager, my career was taking off, I was making 50k a year, I had a new car, a cute little apartment, no relationship and no children, I was living the life. And then the dot com era crashed. I was laid off and the age of 28 the bottom fell out of my high rolling life. I tried to find new work but the offers I received were about 60% my former income level. There was no way I could make it on that. Eventually I relented to giving up
5 minutes | Jun 15, 2017
Ep. 000 Introduction
An expert on the topic of Advancing Women to Leadership, Kim is a highly sought after speaker and consultant specializing on the topic of developing a winning mindset to succeed in today's job market.
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