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Entry Level Podcast
35 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Managing change during uncertain times with Michael Diettrich-Chastain
There has never been a better time to talk about managing change. There's no doubt we are all facing significant change as we adapt to new routines, quarantine, potential job loss, sick friends and family, fear of what's coming next, and how to get through each day with our sanity in tact. In this episode we bring on Michael Diettrich-Chastain, the founder and CEO of Arc Integrated, an Organizational Consulting and Professional Coaching practice in Asheville, NC. Through a focus on change management, emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness, Arc Integrated empowers individuals and organizations to achieve optimum performance in their work and life. In this episode, we dig into: -How to handle change during an incredibly uncertain time -The 7 components of change and how each is connected to the others -Why the people we surround ourselves with can make or break our growth -Balancing how much time you put into managing your strengths vs. weaknesses -The impact COVID-19 is having on our social worlds and how to navigate Michael also offers listeners a great freebie at the end of the episode! Connect with Michael on social & website - https://www.instagram.com/michaeldiettrichchastain https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdiettrichchastain/ https://www.facebook.com/arcintegrated/ https://twitter.com/ArcIntegratedHQ https://www.arcintegrated.com/ Michael’s Book – www.thechangesbook.com Michael’s Card Deck – https://www.arcintegrated.com/cards/ You can also find us on Instagram at @entrylevelpodcast
24 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Coronavirus impact on the service industry with Lizzie Havoc
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has quickly escalated across the country, we've seen certain industries be impacted particularly hard. One of which is the service industry. As many of us mourn the loss of our favorite restaurants and bars, the loss is felt greatest by those whose livelihood depends on it. Join us as we talk to Boston bar legend, Lizzie Havoc, General Manager and bartender at the Avenue Bar & Grill in Allston, as we talk about: How this all has played out for herself and her staff Ways in which the community has already stepped up to help out The launch of "Bartending in Sweatpants" The difference between leaders who care most about people vs. profits Navigating the challenges of applying for unemployment right now What the community can do to help those in the service industry get through this tough time If you'd like to donate to support the Avenue staff, you can venmo at: @Lizzie-Havoc
22 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
Coronavirus: Exposure to the Virus & Creating Community Amidst Chaos
In the second episode of the Corona Chronicles, we talk about 2 key topics: what it's like being exposed to the virus and forced into quarantine and how organizations are shifting into virtual mode to keep engagement high. Have you ever thought about how much of what you do each day can be translated into the virtual world? We're finding out! Sarah talks about how her company is moving everything virtual, from yoga classes and breath-work to educational lessons for kids to happy hours. In addition to keeping the business moving, how can companies make sure their employees are staying physically and emotionally well during this crazy time? Lindsay also digs into what it's like to find out you have been exposed to the virus in the work environment. Have you found out you've been exposed - how did you manage? And finally, we debate how many drinks a day is too many in the new world we live in. Join us!!
40 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic in Boston: Navigating a new personal & professional world
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic accelerates in the United States, we wanted to take the chance to talk about what all of this looks and feels like. These are unprecedented times and navigating through it will require all of us to come together and work together like never before. In this first Corona Chronicles episode, we discuss: How the virus has evolved in the last few weeks and months - and what made us take it seriously What the impact has looked like for our jobs What it's been like working as an event marketer during this process The #CancelEverything movement and importance What it means to flatten the curve How we've seen the community step up in various ways Adjusting to working remotely 100% of the time The early days of self-isolation What we're stocking up on for quarantine (HINT: it's not TP) We will continue this series over the coming days as an opportunity to discuss how our world is adapting and changing in the face of a pandemic. This is going to have lasting ripple effects on our careers and the economy and we plan to bring on a variety of perspectives to talk about it. Join us!
35 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
How social media has helped or hurt our careers in the last decade
We're just a few days away from a new decade! Has the last decade gone as fast for you as it has for us? We thought it was a good time to start our series on social media by reflecting on the evolution of social media since our college days. We look back on the days when the only platform was Facebook and the only people on it were our friends in college. The quality of your photos were irrelevant. What mattered was the memories made and who had the best album caption. We also talk about: -What it was like to be the first generation on social media -How we use social media for personal branding -Why Lindsay despises Facebook -Why perception is everything on social media -How and why social media has shifted from mostly personal memories to mostly vanity/business -How to be proactive about having the presence you want And since it's the holiday season, we close with an important topic: best holiday movies! Join the convo on Instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
54 minutes | Nov 21, 2019
Elle Woods in real life: Navigating the path to partner with Morgan Nighan
Did you ever consider becoming a lawyer as a potential career path? For the majority of us, it was one of those flashy careers that we all considered at some point. Maybe inspired by Elle Woods from Legally Blonde circa 2001 or because we were told we'd be good at it due to our debate skills. But very few of us ever actually pursued it - and even fewer were successful enough to make partner in a law firm by their early 30's. This is why we were excited to interview Morgan Nighan! Morgan is partner-elect at her MA-based law firm and we got to walk through the experiences she went through to get to this notable career milestone. We talk about: -Why being a lawyer was always the career choice for Morgan -What it was like juggling school and studying for the LSATs -The hardest part of law school - and what made Morgan feel at home -The interview process to become an associate -What set her apart on the path to partner -How she took advantage of opportunities that others saw as setbacks And so much more! And yes, after completion of this interview, we did watch Legally Blonde!
37 minutes | Oct 6, 2019
INTERVIEWING 101 for that first (or 5th) job
Prepping for a job interview can be daunting and there are so many variations. Is it an internal interview or a new company? Is it an entry level position or more advanced? Is it early in the process or in the final stages? Is it 1x1 or a panel? In this episode, we talk about how to prepare for these different types of interviews and our experiences (both good and bad!) in the last 10 years of our careers. We wrap up with our LEASET favorite interview questions of all time. Join the convo on Instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
37 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
How Passive Income Allowed Rachel Richards to Retire before 30
Rachel is in her late 20's and just put her 2-week notice in at work to officially RETIRE. Crazy, right??We're very excited to have Rachel back for another episode! You may remember her from earlier this year when she came on to talk about budgeting, debt reduction, and investing 101. These are all key topics for anyone in the first 10 years of their career as you learn how to manage your money. Once you get the basics down, the next step is to think about how you can start generating passive income. The money you make in your 9-5 is your "active" income because it requires you to physically be there to make money, but there is a significant opportunity for you to start generating passive income as well. Think making money from a blog, course, book, rental properties or investments. Rachel dives into what passive income is, how to start generating it, and how it allowed her to retire before 30. Check it out! Also check out Rachel's previous episodes: Getting your Financial Sh$t Together (Part 1) Getting your Financial Sh$t Together (Part 2)
30 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
HANDLING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK
Sexual harassment in the workplace - and beyond - is widespread, with studies estimating that anywhere from almost a quarter to more than eight in ten women experience it in their lifetimes. In this episode, we tackle: -What sexual harassment looks (and feels) like -Why it's important to go with your gut in most situations -What forms of sexual harassment we've experienced in our early careers -How we've dealt with these experiences -How we put boundaries in place to limit exposure Join the convo on Instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
6 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
LADY BACKPACKS: Yay or Nay? (Fast Five)
The latest trend for professional women has been around the lady backpack. In this Fast Five, we discuss pros/cons to using backpacks for work and whether we've adopted the trend ourselves (or plan to). What are your thoughts on the lady backpack? Or, if you're a guy, do you use a backpack, bag or briefcase for work?? Join the convo on Instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
30 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
WHY SELF-AWARENESS IS AN INDICATOR OF LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
Do you know what energizes you? Frustrates you? Calms you? Do you think about how your actions impact those around you? Are you someone who instantly reacts to a situation? Or do you take the time to process before responding? The answer to all of these questions helps determine the level of self-awareness that you have. Understanding your emotions, drivers, needs, and triggers enables you to put your best foot forward as a leader. It also helps you become more empathetic in your relationships as you learn to think outside your own personal situation. In this episode, we dive into exactly what self-awareness is, how to cultivate it, why it matters, and the signs that someone is not self-aware. Check it out, follow us on instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
6 minutes | May 23, 2019
FAST 5: JEOPARDY, love it or leave it?
In this week's Fast 5 episode, we do a quick debrief on Jeopardy. As a millennial, do you love it or leave it? And if you do love it, how did your interest in it come about? We spend 5 minutes discussing: How James Holzhauer is crushing it Why Sarah has a soft spot for Jeopardy & her favorite final Jeopardy question Why Lindsay thinks there is a time and place for Jeopardy viewing Check it out, follow us on instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
36 minutes | May 19, 2019
MISERABLE AT YOUR JOB? How to make that next big move
On this week's episode we talk about making a job change. As you progress in your career, it is very common to make a job shift every few years. Whether this is an internal move or you take a role at another company, it is not a decision to be taken lightly. Both of us recently made a job move (one internally and one externally) so we talk in detail about what prompted the decision and why we made the moves we did. We dig into: Why the "new every 2" rule has worked for us in our early careers The #1 reason employees choose to leave their companies - and our experience with it The difference between making a move internally vs. externally How to know when you're ready for the next step Our biggest work-related pet peeves Check it out, follow us on instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
28 minutes | May 7, 2019
HOW TO STAY FIT, SANE AND PRESERVE YOUR DIGNITY IF YOU TRAVEL FREQUENTLY
Whether you're a road warrior or just travel a handful of times per year, you've probably been faced with the feeling of coming home feeling lethargic, hungover, and in rough shape after a week away. Whether it's for work or play, we've been there but have devised some tricks over the years to bring more balance to travel life. If you're trying to stay on top of your fitness goals or just maintain your sanity (and dignity) while traveling, this episode is for you. We cover: - What to pack to stay on track - from snacks to entertainment - What to request in your hotel room - How to keep drinking at work events under control - because ya know, you should - Fitting in activity each day - How to manage the long-haul trips (10+ days) without getting burnt out We also have a VERY special guest who briefly joins us for an impromptu hello! Check it out, follow us on instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
28 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
NAVIGATING SALARY NEGOTIATION so you can stop leaving thousands on the table
Did you know that only 39% of people negotiated their salary in their last job offer? And unfortunately us ladies are dragging down the average as 46% of men asked, but only 34% of women did. This varies a bit by city but the takeaway is that we are all leaving A LOT of money on the table. In fact, failing to negotiate your salary early in your career can result in losing tens or hundreds of thousands over the course of your career. In this episode, we discuss: What you need to look at besides just the salary number How to do research to understand what you're worth Why companies expect you to negotiate How to handle the question: "What salary are you looking for?" Why you should be persistent even if you hear no the first time Check it out, follow us on instagram and give us a rating on itunes!
25 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
BUILDING A CREATIVE THINK TANK with Lindsey Tague & Justin Bordeaux of The 904 Collaborative
Collaboration is critical to the success of any entrepreneur. Ideas can flourish and be driven by action. Networking opportunities can build new business and opportunities. Skills can be developed and shared amongst participants. This collaborative spirit is what Lindsey Tague and Justin Bordeaux, co-founders of The 904 Collaborative, aim to achieve. In this episode, we discuss where Lindsey and Justin met (mostly because it's a fun story), what made them decide to work together, why it's so important for creatives to have a place to brainstorm and share ideas, how they are building this collaborative space, and what keeps them inspired to follow this passion. This episode is for anyone who needs a boost of entrepreneurial spirit and wants to understand what goes on behind the scenes of mastermind groups. You can learn more about The 904 Collaborative at: New website (coming soon!): http://the904collaborative.com/ Instagram: @the904collaborative
29 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
MEAL PREP 101 for the busy professional with Talia Koren, Founder of Workweek Lunch
On average, Americans age 18 and over spend 37 minutes in food preparation and cleanup each day. That's about 4.5 hours per week. And the average household spends about $550 per month on food. That's a hefty bill and a lot of time spent just on meals. What if it could be cheaper and faster? This is what we talk about on this week's episode with Founder of Workweek Lunch, Talia Koren. Workweek Lunch is a site and meal plan subscription dedicated to helping busy people meal prep to save time and money while eating healthy. Talia lives in Queens, NY where she spends most of her time in a tiny kitchen whipping up big batch meals and sharing tips and tricks with her 250k Instagram followers. Prior to going full-time with Workweek Lunch, Talia dabbled in the entertainment industry, journalism and social media consulting. Talia's mission is to show people how easy it is to prep delicious plant-focused meals on a budget to create more time, money and energy in our lives for the things that matter to us most. We talk with her about what it takes to build a thriving business online, why she chooses not to focus on diets, and why learning how to meal prep is so critical for the busy professional or working parent. Learn more about Talia and Workweek Lunch at: workweeklunch.com Instagram: @workweeklunch Also follow Entry Level Podcast on Instagram at: @entrylevelpodcast
32 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Leaving the corporate world to follow your passions w/Kristyn Danieli
It is becoming more common and more accepted for our generation to break out of the mold of the 9-5 to follow their passions and create their own path towards the things that allow them to make a greater impact. With us this week to talk about one of those paths is Kristyn Danieli. Kristyn is currently a business owner, motivational mentor and speaker, soulful retreat facilitator and community builder. Kristyn also received her MBA from Endicott College in 2013. She has 10 years of corporate experience between Real Estate, Franchise Operations, and Project Management as well as business development within higher education. As you can probably tell, she has done a lot across many different spaces. Kristyn left behind the corporate world for the last time this April to launch her business, Souls on the Rise. We’re going to talk on this episode about what motivated her to do that, what it’s been like on both sides and also why she decided to do a solo trip around Europe for 3 months. So much to unpack! You can learn more about Kristyn and Souls on the Rise at: Website: https://www.soulsontherise.com/ Souls on the Rise Instagram: @soulsontherise Souls on the Rise Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulsontherise/ Also follow Entry Level Podcast on Instagram at: @entrylevelpodcast
23 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
Episode 25: Escaping the Entry Level Money Mindset: Top Takeaways
February has been an awesome month covering an extremely hot topic: MONEY! Money elicits so many emotions in us: happiness, fear, stress, anxiety, safety, security etc. Many of us spend most of our lives chained to a career or lifestyle we don't like because we haven't learned the skills and strategies to take our money mindset to the next level. That's exactly what our guests took us through over the last several weeks and today we talk about our top takeaways. If you're looking for the other episodes, they are listed here below: Episode 20: Rachel Richards: Getting your Financial Shit Together (Part 1): Saving & Budgeting Episode 21: Rachel Richards: Getting your Financial Shit Together (Part 2): Investing 101 Episode 22: Eric Roberge: Managing your Money Once you Make 6 Figures Episode 24: Grant Sabatier: From Broke to Millionaire in 5 Years
38 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
Episode 24: Going from broke to millionaire in 5 years with Grant Sabatier
If you've ever thought about setting a goal to retire early, this episode is for you. With us this week to talk money, hustling, FIRE, and investing is Grant Sabatier. Grant is the author of Financial Freedom and the Creator of Millennial Money, which has reached over 10 million readers. Dubbed the “Millennial Millionaire” by CNBC, Grant went from having only $2.26 in his bank account to being a millionaire in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30. He writes about personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness and hosts the Financial Freedom podcast. Grant has been featured on Rachael Ray, in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Money Magazine, and many others. On this episode, we spend some time breaking down Grant's story from the beginning. How he ended up broke, what small steps he took to get back on his feet, the importance of a side hustle (or many) and what advice he gives to anyone looking to each financial independence far before retirement age. You can learn more about Grant and Millennial Money below: Financial Freedom Book Visit Millennial Money Blog Follow him on social media: Instagram: @millennialmoneycom Book's Instagram: @financialfreedom Also follow Entry Level Podcast on Instagram at: @entrylevelpodcast
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