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Being Proactive with Your Career Pivots Featuring Carolyn Kiel

Being Proactive with Your Career Pivots Featuring Carolyn Kiel

Carolyn Kiel is a learning design manager at a Fortune 500 company. Prior to working in learning & development, she held roles in change management, risk management, and data governance in the financial services industry. 

We discuss:

  • How to prepare yourself for career pivots [01:58]
  • How to overcome the tendency to be too comfortable on the status quo [03:30]
  • Company culture as an obstacle or an opportunity for career development [07:44]
  • Beyond those first 6 seconds impressions [11:39]
  • The many faces of creating an impact on society [14:34]
  • The surprising number of people having a side hustle next to a corporate job [18:07]
  • The unspoken expectation about employees’ focus at work [21:21]
  • Every interview is a new opportunity [22:28]

Carolyn also hosts the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast, where she has interviewed more than 120 entrepreneurs, CEOs and media personalities about how they’ve overcome obstacles to build their careers and achieve their goals. Carolyn has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vassar College and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Learn more about Carolyn at www.beyond6seconds.netLinkedInInstagram and Twitter

About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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