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The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

English, Finance, 1 season, 329 episodes, 5 hours, 3 minutes
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The Engineering Career Coach Podcast provides engineering career advice. Engineering Management Institute Anthony Fasano coaches recent engineering graduates to engineers from top engineering companies on different engineering career goals and challenges.
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TECC 329: Strategies for Successful Performance Management in Engineering

In this episode, we talk with Robyn Clark, CEO of WinningWise, about succession planning, performance management, and leadership development in engineering. We explore their significance for organizations, focusing on aligning goals and enhancing employee satisfaction. Robyn also highlights the shift toward developmental performance management and its impact on engagement and retention. ***The video version of […] The post TECC 329: Strategies for Successful Performance Management in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/21/202436 minutes, 11 seconds
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TECC 328: How to Choose the Right College for Aspiring Engineers

In this episode, I speak with Pamela Ellis, MBA, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Compass Education Strategies, LLC, about how to choose right college for aspiring engineers. We cover admissions and scholarships, and she outlines key considerations including academic offerings, social fit, financial aspects, career objectives, and cultural environment. ***The video version of this episode […] The post TECC 328: How to Choose the Right College for Aspiring Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/7/202427 minutes, 39 seconds
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TECC 327: Engineering Leadership: Empowering Strategies for Success and Growth

In this episode, we talk to Margie Oleson, Ed.D., change consultant at Oleson Consulting LLC and OCM Lead at Lockheed Martin, about unique challenges faced by CEOs and C-suite executives. She also shares some great advice for navigating turbulent times in companies, building effective engineering leadership teams, fostering cohesion, and ensuring long-term improvements. ***The video […] The post TECC 327: Engineering Leadership: Empowering Strategies for Success and Growth appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/23/202439 minutes
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TECC 326: Balancing Technical Skills and Interpersonal Growth for Engineering Success

In this episode, we talk to Josh Valman, CEO of RPDK, Innovation Board Advisor to the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Investment Committee Board Member at the British Design Fund, about the gap between education and real-world engineering. He emphasizes the importance of practical experience, interpersonal growth, and the need for continuous learning and adaptation […] The post TECC 326: Balancing Technical Skills and Interpersonal Growth for Engineering Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/9/202426 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 325: How to Guarantee a Great Internship Experience

In this episode, we talk to Robert J. Khoury about the key principles and strategies for creating an exceptional internship experience. He emphasizes the importance of empathy and intentionality in designing internships that meet the needs of both the employer and the intern. Robert also highlights the significance of dignity in internships and the impact […] The post TECC 325: How to Guarantee a Great Internship Experience appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/26/202429 minutes, 13 seconds
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TECC 324: The Traits That Define a Successful Tech Entrepreneur

In this episode, we talk with Peter Schroeder about his journey as a tech entrepreneur. He discusses the challenges and lessons learned in starting and growing a business, the importance of leadership and management, and the traits that set a successful tech entrepreneur apart. Peter also provides advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and emphasizes the need […] The post TECC 324: The Traits That Define a Successful Tech Entrepreneur appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/12/202432 minutes, 22 seconds
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TECC 323: Effective Strategies for Thriving in Hardware and Software Industries

In this episode, we talk with Vinod Narayan, senior software engineer and project manager at Viviota, about effective strategies for excelling in both hardware and software fields. Vinod also provides some great advice on leading diverse teams in complex engineering projects. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are […] The post TECC 323: Effective Strategies for Thriving in Hardware and Software Industries appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/27/202432 minutes, 18 seconds
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TECC 322: High-Performance Leadership Strategies for Engineers

In this episode, we talk with Alan Stein, Jr., a former basketball performance coach turned corporate keynote speaker, and author of “Raise Your Game”, about the application of high-performance leadership principles across diverse aspects of life. He emphasizes the importance of fundamentals and never getting bored with them. He also shares a story about meeting […] The post TECC 322: High-Performance Leadership Strategies for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/13/202433 minutes, 42 seconds
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TECC 321: How Communication Skills Can Propel Your Engineering Career Forward

In this episode, we talk with Farnoosh Brock about the importance of leadership and engineering communication skills. She emphasizes the need for engineers to close the gap between technical and leadership skills to advance in their careers. Farnoosh highlights the significance of confidence and voice in effective communication and leadership. She also discusses the role […] The post TECC 321: How Communication Skills Can Propel Your Engineering Career Forward appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/30/202428 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 320: How a Young Professionals Group Can Shape Your Engineering Future

In this episode, we talk with Lisa Nourse, Talent Acquisition Manager; Hannah Newhard, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Engineer; Nicholas Teach, Transportation Engineer; and Curt Grass, Senior Engineer, about the impact and role of the Young Professionals Group (YPG) at Stanley Consultants, exploring its influence on the development and success of young professionals in the engineering field. […] The post TECC 320: How a Young Professionals Group Can Shape Your Engineering Future appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/16/202428 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 319: The Pros and Cons of Using Aluminum in Sustainability

In this episode, we talk with Prof. Saleem H. Ali, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Blue & Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware (USA), about the critical role of aluminum in sustainability, its ecological impacts, and effective strategies for engineers seeking […] The post TECC 319: The Pros and Cons of Using Aluminum in Sustainability appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/2/202422 minutes, 22 seconds
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TECC 318: How Emotional Intelligence Drives Organizational Development

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA, former CEO of Kaplan Professional, author of “Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire,” and host of The Balancing Act Podcast, about enhancing leadership and organizational development in today’s dynamic business landscape. He will reveal key strategies from his book, such as strategies for building trust […] The post TECC 318: How Emotional Intelligence Drives Organizational Development appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/12/202337 minutes, 41 seconds
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TECC 317: Top Recruiting Strategies for Modern Engineering Firms

In this episode, we talk with Jen Hubbard, recruiter, and talent acquisition at Wallace Design Collective, about recruiting strategies for modern engineering firms and adaptability in considering changes in the job market. Jen also provides tips on candidate sourcing, relationship-building, and successful salary negotiations. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering […] The post TECC 317: Top Recruiting Strategies for Modern Engineering Firms appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/28/202331 minutes, 6 seconds
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TECC 316: How to Become an Intentional Engineer: A Guide to a Purposeful Career

In this episode, Matthew Douglas, the operation leader at EMI, talks with me about my new book, “The Intentional Engineer.” We discuss intentionality in engineering careers, work-life balance and explain how you can conquer challenges with confidence. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Become an Intentional Engineer: A […] The post TECC 316: How to Become an Intentional Engineer: A Guide to a Purposeful Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/14/202348 minutes, 28 seconds
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TECC 315: Prisoner of War Lessons for Life, Leadership, and Engineering

In this episode, we talk with Dave Carey, an acclaimed motivational speaker, consultant, coach, and author, about his experience as a prisoner of war (POW) for over five years and the invaluable lessons he gained from it that can be applied to life, leadership, and engineering. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed […] The post TECC 315: Prisoner of War Lessons for Life, Leadership, and Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/31/202330 minutes, 45 seconds
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TECC 314: How to Get the Most Out of Your Construction Project Management System

In this episode, we talk with Timothy Wingate Jr., EA, the founder and president of G+F Business & Financial Consulting, about the challenges and strategies related to communication, finance, and technology in a construction project management system. ***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key […] The post TECC 314: How to Get the Most Out of Your Construction Project Management System appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/17/202328 minutes, 13 seconds
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TECC 313: Tips and Strategies for Effective Technical Writing in Engineering

In this episode, I talk with Pam Hurley, PhD, the founder and president of Hurley Write, Inc., about how engineers can become more effective writers. We discuss some of the challenges that engineers face when writing, share some tips and strategies for improving their effective technical writing skills, and the importance of writing in a […] The post TECC 313: Tips and Strategies for Effective Technical Writing in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/3/202322 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 312: The Core Attributes of Exceptional Engineering Leaders

In this episode, we talk with Ahmed Wasfy. With a career that’s seen him leading engineering teams in tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and AWS, Ahmed brings a wealth of experience and insights that are truly remarkable. From deciphering the core attributes that set exceptional engineering leaders apart to navigating challenges faced by new leaders […] The post TECC 312: The Core Attributes of Exceptional Engineering Leaders appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/19/202333 minutes, 31 seconds
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TECC 311: How to Get the Most Out of Your Engineering Internship

In this episode, we talk with Sam LaMontanaro P.E., C.E.M., Director of Engineering at Aufgang Architects, LLC, about internship programs that are tailored for young engineers. We delve into the exciting opportunities these programs offer and how they equip aspiring engineers to conquer real-world challenges in the industry. Additionally, for those contemplating fieldwork, we explore […] The post TECC 311: How to Get the Most Out of Your Engineering Internship appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/5/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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TECC 310: Engineering a Sustainable Future: Addressing Climate Challenges and Promoting Sustainable Development

In this episode, we talk to Kirils Holstovs MEng (Hons) GMICE, an engineer at AECOM working in transportation, and a co-lead of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Young Engineers / Future Leaders’ Working Group on Climate Action, about sustainable development and innovation in engineering, and how engineers can bridge the science-policy divide in […] The post TECC 310: Engineering a Sustainable Future: Addressing Climate Challenges and Promoting Sustainable Development appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/22/202325 minutes, 5 seconds
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TECC 309: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Construction Industry

In this episode, we talk with Erin Thorp, a highly accomplished civil engineer, keynote speaker, writer, and coach, about how to approach tough conversations with emotional intelligence in both your personal and professional life. The video version of this episode can be viewed here. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About […] The post TECC 309: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Construction Industry appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/8/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 308: How to Successfully Transition from Engineering Graduate to Engineering Professional

In this episode, we talk to Robert (Bob) M. Santer, Ph.D., a senior lecturer at Cardiff University, about the challenges and triumphs of transitioning from a new engineering graduate to an engineering professional. We delve into the common hurdles faced by engineering graduates when entering the professional world, the significance of adopting an anthropological perspective […] The post TECC 308: How to Successfully Transition from Engineering Graduate to Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/25/202333 minutes, 59 seconds
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TECC 307: Driving Change and Solving Complex Problems with Innovation in Engineering

In this episode, we talk with Niklas W. Vigener, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, senior principal, and chief technical officer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc (SGH) about how they have pushed the boundaries of innovation in engineering, emphasizing the importance of embracing a “what’s possible?” mentality. He also talks about the significance of fostering partnerships […] The post TECC 307: Driving Change and Solving Complex Problems with Innovation in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/11/202332 minutes, 39 seconds
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TECC 306: How to Think Strategically and Be a Successful Engineer

Don In this episode, we talk with Donnell Duncan, P.E., S.E., an accomplished author, captivating speaker, and associate vice president at Arcadis, about some of the challenges and opportunities that engineers encounter in our rapidly evolving marketplace, and how you can adapt to these changes by thinking strategically. ***The video version of this episode can […] The post TECC 306: How to Think Strategically and Be a Successful Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/27/202330 minutes, 15 seconds
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TECC 305: A Guide for Engineers on How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

  In this episode, I speak with Doug Berschauer, P.E., the Project Delivery Officer and Water Technology Lead for Parametrix, about the art of public speaking. Discover Doug’s journey to becoming an accomplished speaker and gain valuable advice for engineers aspiring to improve their public speaking skills. ***The video version of this episodes can be […] The post TECC 305: A Guide for Engineers on How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/13/202329 minutes, 5 seconds
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TECC 304: The Art of Listening and Unlocking Corporate Problem-Solving Success

In this episode, we talk to Tony Chatman, speaker, author, and corporate relationship expert who has been helping organizations achieve their goals through listening and leadership about how engineers can define and tackle problems in a corporate setting, and the crucial role of listening in effective corporate problem-solving. He also talks about his book, “The […] The post TECC 304: The Art of Listening and Unlocking Corporate Problem-Solving Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/23/202330 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 303: Fire Protection Engineering Unveiled: Skills, Career Paths, and Launching Your Journey

In this episode, I talk with two highly esteemed fire protection engineering professionals: Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE, the Interim Chief Executive Officer at SFPE, and Stephen Dale, P.E., CFPS, ARM, the Director of Technical Services at The Cincinnati Insurance Companies. We explore the diverse world of fire protection engineering, discussing its scope, essential skills, and […] The post TECC 303: Fire Protection Engineering Unveiled: Skills, Career Paths, and Launching Your Journey appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/16/202339 minutes, 59 seconds
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TECC 302: Switching from Doer to Leader: The Three Steps of Engineering Leadership Development

In this episode, we talk to Leo MacLeod, an executive coach and EQ skills trainer who shares insights from his upcoming book called “Coaching & Mentoring for Dummies.” He focuses on three critical steps to transition from a doer to leader. These steps include setting goals, aligning ambitions with company objectives, and developing essential skills. […] The post TECC 302: Switching from Doer to Leader: The Three Steps of Engineering Leadership Development appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/9/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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TECC 301: Maximizing Your Engineering Internship: Tips for Engineering Students

In this episode, we talk to Robert J. Khoury, the co-founder, and CEO of Agile Rainmakers, a high-impact business development consulting and advisory firm based in Chicago’s Gold Coast, about how engineering students can maximize their engineering internship by taking a deeper look into the importance of setting expectations, effective communication, establishing routines, and building professional […] The post TECC 301: Maximizing Your Engineering Internship: Tips for Engineering Students appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/25/202329 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 300: Empowering Your Decision-Making: Three Steps to Overcoming Analysis Paralysis and Fatigue

In this episode, we talk with Timothy Welch, a seasoned engineer and leader with more than 15 years of experience across diverse industries, such as startups, telecommunications, and healthcare about the intricacies of decision-making. We delve into crucial topics like steering through life-altering choices without succumbing to analysis paralysis, achieving equilibrium between reason and emotion, […] The post TECC 300: Empowering Your Decision-Making: Three Steps to Overcoming Analysis Paralysis and Fatigue appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/18/202322 minutes, 35 seconds
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TECC 299: Building a Successful Engineering Career: Proven Strategies for Leadership and Communication

In this episode, we explore the secrets of building a successful engineering career with Kevin Lewis, PE, LEED AP, a highly accomplished CEO and President at Henderson Engineers. Kevin shares his insights on the essential skills and traits necessary to reach a high-level position in engineering, including how identifying skill gaps and positioning yourself to […] The post TECC 299: Building a Successful Engineering Career: Proven Strategies for Leadership and Communication appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/11/202338 minutes, 59 seconds
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TECC 298: Unlocking the Benefits of Internships for Aspiring Engineers

In this episode, we speak with Sol Rosenbaum, a licensed professional engineer with over two decades of experience in energy engineering. He is the owner and managing engineer at SR Engineering & Consulting LLC and the founder of The Engineering Mentor. Sol sheds light on the significance of internships, offering insights on approaching, leveraging, and […] The post TECC 298: Unlocking the Benefits of Internships for Aspiring Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/28/202324 minutes, 57 seconds
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TECC 297: Opportunities for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity in Engineering

In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Pamela McCauley, Ph.D., C.P.E., an accomplished keynote speaker, a committed professor, and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, about innovation, entrepreneurship, and diversity in engineering and STEM. ***You can view […] The post TECC 297: Opportunities for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/14/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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TECC 296: From SpaceX Engineer to Entrepreneur: A Journey of Career Transition

In this episode, we speak with Brian Mejeur, the founder of AdAstra and a former SpaceX engineer, who shares his insights on transitioning from engineer to entrepreneur, networking, taking risks, and building a successful team. ***You can view the video version of this episode here*** Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed […] The post TECC 296: From SpaceX Engineer to Entrepreneur: A Journey of Career Transition appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/28/202330 minutes, 7 seconds
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TECC 295: Maximizing Potential: The Power of One-on-One Meetings in Engineering Management

In this episode, we talk to Lawrence Krubner, a technical co-founder of three startups, consultant, and author, about the importance of one-on-one meetings and why he thinks it is the most basic and important skill of management. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Maximizing Potential:  When conducting meetings, it is best […] The post TECC 295: Maximizing Potential: The Power of One-on-One Meetings in Engineering Management appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/14/202335 minutes, 56 seconds
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TECC 294: How Engineers Can Maximize Benefits and Minimize Taxes With Company Plans

In this episode, we talk to Bill Keen, CRPC, founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors as well as a bestselling author and co-host of the Keen on Retirement Podcast, about retirement for engineers, financial planning, company plans, and also how the stock market will affect your retirement. ***You can view the video version of […] The post TECC 294: How Engineers Can Maximize Benefits and Minimize Taxes With Company Plans appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/31/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 293: How Engineers Can Identify and Combat Imposter Syndrome

In this episode, we talk to On Freund, who is the co-founder and CEO of Wilco, a startup dedicated to empowering developers to unlock their full potential, about why imposter syndrome affects so many engineers and how they can overcome it. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Tackling Imposter Syndrome Through […] The post TECC 293: How Engineers Can Identify and Combat Imposter Syndrome appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/17/202326 minutes, 11 seconds
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TECC 292: How to Become the Best Engineering Leader in Your Field

In this episode, we talk to John A. White, the Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas and one of the foremost engineering authorities in America, about effective leadership in engineering. He provides some great tips that you can start using right away to become the best engineering leader in your field. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TECC 292: How to Become the Best Engineering Leader in Your Field appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/3/202335 minutes, 24 seconds
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TECC 291: Mastering Success Behaviors as an Engineering Leader

In this episode, I talk with Wayne Brown, an author, speaker, organizational coach, and the principal founder of Skills 4 Executives Limited, about leadership in engineering and how you can master success behaviors to become a more successful engineering leader. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Mastering Success Behaviors as […] The post TECC 291: Mastering Success Behaviors as an Engineering Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/20/202232 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 290: How This Engineer Turned a $500 Investment Into a 5-Figure Income

In this episode, we talk to Sam Feller, a mechanical engineer and founder of Awkward Engineer, about how he turned a $500 initial investment into a 5-figure income, and how his obsession with pressing red buttons led him to start his own business. Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How This Engineer […] The post TECC 290: How This Engineer Turned a $500 Investment Into a 5-Figure Income appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/6/202232 minutes, 34 seconds
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TECC 289: Why Engineering Firms Need Vertical Leadership Development

In this episode, we talk to Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., a cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher, and consultant, about vertical leadership development, what that is, and how organizations can help vertically develop their leaders primarily through a focus on mindsets. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Why Engineering Firms Need Vertical […] The post TECC 289: Why Engineering Firms Need Vertical Leadership Development appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/22/202236 minutes, 55 seconds
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TECC 288: How to Become the Most Successful Sales Engineer at Your Company

In this episode, we talk to Ramzi Marjaba, a senior sales engineer at Ixia Solutions Group at Keysight Technologies, about sales engineering and the skills and qualities you need to become a successful sales engineer. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Become a Successful Sales Engineer: Sales engineering […] The post TECC 288: How to Become the Most Successful Sales Engineer at Your Company appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/8/202225 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 287: Building a Hyperscale Engineering Organization: A Foolproof Hiring & Retention Strategy

In this episode, we talk to Shailesh Kumar, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology at ClickUp, the fastest-growing productivity platform, about building a hyperscale engineering organization and retaining talent in today’s environment. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Building a Hyperscale Engineering Organization: ClickUp is a work platform that […] The post TECC 287: Building a Hyperscale Engineering Organization: A Foolproof Hiring & Retention Strategy appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/25/202223 minutes, 52 seconds
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TECC 286: Career Advice to Young Women Considering a Career in Engineering

In this episode, I talk to Caroline Hon, Head of Gas Network Strategy and Planning at National Grid, about career advice and different job opportunities engineering, developing your soft skills and STEM education. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Career Advice to Young Women Considering a Career in Engineering: STEM […] The post TECC 286: Career Advice to Young Women Considering a Career in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/10/202227 minutes, 20 seconds
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TECC 285: Transitioning from an Individual Contributor to a Manager in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, we talk to Henry Suryawirawan, VP of Engineering at Flip, about the process of transitioning from individual contributor (IC) to management, and how engineers can deal with failures in their engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Transitioning from an Individual Contributor to a Manager in Your […] The post TECC 285: Transitioning from an Individual Contributor to a Manager in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/27/202228 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 284: The Power of Time Tipping for Engineers: Prioritize What Matters Most

In this episode, we talk to Richie Norton, an award-winning, bestselling author, and entrepreneur about his new book called “Anti-Time Management: Reclaim Your Time and Revolutionize Your Results with the Power of Time Tipping.” He provides some very interesting facts on “time management,” or rather, anti-time management, and might just change the way you think […] The post TECC 284: The Power of Time Tipping for Engineers: Prioritize What Matters Most appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/13/202241 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 283: How Industry Trends Are Affecting the Engineering Industry

In this episode, we talk to Lawrence Romine, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Altium, about how engineering industry trends and the future of manufacturing in engineering will affect engineers. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How Industry Trends Are Affecting the Engineering Industry: The biggest engineering industry trend from an […] The post TECC 283: How Industry Trends Are Affecting the Engineering Industry appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/30/202232 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 282: From Engineer to Principal: How to Become an Established Leader

In this episode, I talk to Nikhil Bodhankar, PE, LC, LEED AP, Principal at Bergmann Architects, Engineers and Planners which joined Colliers Engineering & Design in 2021 about his career development and his path to becoming a principal and leader in his firm. He also provides some great steps you can take to become an […] The post TECC 282: From Engineer to Principal: How to Become an Established Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/16/202224 minutes, 45 seconds
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TECC 281: Leading Through Influence as an Engineering Leader

In this episode, we talk to Dana Sherrell, Vice President of Engineering at Boulevard, about leading through influence as an engineering leader and how you can keep an engineering team on track when a company experiences rocket ship-like growth. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Leading Through Influence: Being comfortable […] The post TECC 281: Leading Through Influence as an Engineering Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/2/202237 minutes, 55 seconds
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TECC 280: The Power of Internships for Engineering Students

In this episode, we talk to Marcus Fontoura, Former Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Azure, as well as Zuzu Tang, a software engineer at Microsoft, about the power of internships and the impact that new-in-career engineers can have on projects for Microsoft Azure, including going from intern to full-time employee. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some […] The post TECC 280: The Power of Internships for Engineering Students appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/19/202227 minutes, 3 seconds
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TECC 279: The Benefits of Project-Based Learning for Engineering Students

In this episode, we talk to Daniel J. Brateris, MS, BS, an electrical engineer and engineering educator, about how project-based learning for engineering students can help build relationships, plan career paths, impress employers, and build additional skill sets. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Project-Based Learning: Project-based learning (PBL) is a […] The post TECC 279: The Benefits of Project-Based Learning for Engineering Students appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/5/202225 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 278: The Introverted Engineer: How to Survive in the World of Engineering

In this episode, Monica Parkin, AMP, provides some great tips for the introverted engineer to help them excel in their engineering career. One lucky listener will also win a copy of her book. To enter, tell us why you think networking for engineers is important by leaving a comment below. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some […] The post TECC 278: The Introverted Engineer: How to Survive in the World of Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/21/202226 minutes
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TECC 277: Building a Strong Engineering Culture

In this episode, we talk with Anand Safi, a senior engineering leader at Mark43 about the importance of building a strong engineering culture and how engineering leaders can help with developing organizational culture at their firms. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Building a Strong Engineering Culture: Engineering culture refers […] The post TECC 277: Building a Strong Engineering Culture appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/7/202227 minutes, 28 seconds
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TECC 276: How This Engineer Used Wrestling to Train Students on Public Speaking Skills

In this episode, we talk to Nathaniel (Nat) Forgotson, Vice President, and Program Manager at Science Systems and Applications, Inc about effective public communication skills for engineers, and how he used wrestling to train students on public speaking skills. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Public Speaking Skills: Getting an […] The post TECC 276: How This Engineer Used Wrestling to Train Students on Public Speaking Skills appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/24/202231 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 275: Visual Thinking for Engineers: Become a Better Version of Yourself

In this episode, we talk to Wendi Pillars, author, educator, leader, visual strategist, and graphic facilitator, about visual thinking and how it can help engineers to strengthen their thinking skills and become better communicators. Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Visual Thinking for Engineers:  If someone does not understand what you are saying, […] The post TECC 275: Visual Thinking for Engineers: Become a Better Version of Yourself appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/10/202230 minutes, 8 seconds
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TECC 274: Engineering and STEM Education: Why It Is Important

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Nehemiah Mabry, P.E., an engineer, educator, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina, about his career, his involvement in STEM education, and the inspirational STEM content for students and educators that he puts out there. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Engineering and […] The post TECC 274: Engineering and STEM Education: Why It Is Important appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/26/202229 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 273: How Engineering Firms Can Secure Their Businesses Against Ransomware Attacks

In this episode, we talk to Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of IronTech Security, about cybersecurity defense systems for engineers and how engineering firms can secure their businesses against ransomware attacks by establishing a security-first environment. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How Engineering Firms Can Secure Their Businesses Against […] The post TECC 273: How Engineering Firms Can Secure Their Businesses Against Ransomware Attacks appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/12/202235 minutes, 28 seconds
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TECC 272: Turning the “Great Resignation” Into the “Great Transformation”

In this episode, we talk to Sonja Price, a top career strategist, salary advisor, and leadership coach for mid-level corporate professionals, about career strategies for engineers considering a transition in their engineering careers. She also talks about how engineers can turn the “Great Resignation” into the “Great Transformation” to advance their careers. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TECC 272: Turning the “Great Resignation” Into the “Great Transformation” appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/29/202230 minutes, 14 seconds
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TECC 271: Creating a 5-Year Plan in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, I talk about career planning, and more specifically, about why you should create a 5-Year Plan. I talk about what your plan should include and provide four very important steps you can take to ensure you reach the goals you set for your five-year career plan so that you can become proactive […] The post TECC 271: Creating a 5-Year Plan in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/22/202216 minutes, 13 seconds
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TECC 270: How Engineers Can Fuel Their Creativity and Find a Creative Outlet

In this episode, I talk with Luis Duque, PE, M. ASCE, SEI, a Bridge Engineer at Foothills Bridge Co, and host of the podcast called Engineering Our Future, about the importance of establishing a creative outlet outside of engineering, and how entrepreneurship and volunteering can help you to advance in your career. Here Are Some […] The post TECC 270: How Engineers Can Fuel Their Creativity and Find a Creative Outlet appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/15/202226 minutes, 18 seconds
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TECC 269: Diversity in Engineering: Celebrating Black History Month With Ted Colbert

In this episode, we talk to Theodore (Ted) Colbert III, Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Global Services about diversity in engineering, how diversity can benefit an engineering firm, and how engineers can help promote diversity through mentorship. Ted also received the 2022 Black Engineer of […] The post TECC 269: Diversity in Engineering: Celebrating Black History Month With Ted Colbert appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/28/202237 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 268: How Engineers Can Manage Complexity in Their Organizations

In this episode, we talk to Jeff Doolittle, a software architect and transformational leader with more than 20 years of experience designing and architecting software systems about the importance of complexity in engineering, and how engineers and engineering leaders can manage complexity in their organizations. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed […] The post TECC 268: How Engineers Can Manage Complexity in Their Organizations appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/15/202245 minutes, 40 seconds
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TECC 267: Why Engineers Should Push Themselves Outside of Their Comfort Zones

In this episode, I talk about why it is so important for engineers to push themselves outside of their comfort zones by sharing a recent experience I had and how that experience helped build my confidence. I also walk you through a five-step framework that you can use to push yourself out of your comfort […] The post TECC 267: Why Engineers Should Push Themselves Outside of Their Comfort Zones appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/8/202216 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 266: Mentorship: Why All Engineers Need to Have a Mentor

In this episode, we talk to Dagna Bieda, a software engineer turned career coach, about mentorship in engineering, why it is important for all engineers to have a mentor, and how you can be a great mentee too. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed in This Episode: There are many things […] The post TECC 266: Mentorship: Why All Engineers Need to Have a Mentor appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/1/202225 minutes, 30 seconds
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TECC 265: Finding Career Fulfillment in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, Jeff Perry, MBA talks about how you can find career fulfillment. He shares a framework that will help you on your journey and some actions that you can start taking right away to get on the path to engineering career fulfillment. Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Finding Career […] The post TECC 265: Finding Career Fulfillment in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/25/202224 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 264: Leading With Gratitude: Tips for Engineers to Enhance How They Lead

In this episode, we talk to Steve Foran, P.ENG, CSP, MBA, engineer, founder of Gratitude at Work, and author of the book “Surviving to Thriving – The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership,” about leadership and how engineering leaders are leading with gratitude to enhance how they lead. He also talks about how engineers can build […] The post TECC 264: Leading With Gratitude: Tips for Engineers to Enhance How They Lead appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/18/202225 minutes, 53 seconds
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TECC 263: Transitioning From Engineer to Engineering Director

In this episode, we talk to Jessi Hall, the Senior Director for Vertical Integration at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, Washington, about her career and how she transitioned from engineer to engineering director at a large firm. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Transitioning From Engineer to Engineering Director: If […] The post TECC 263: Transitioning From Engineer to Engineering Director appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/4/202227 minutes, 19 seconds
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TECC 262: 3 Top Questions Engineers Should Ask at Their Next Performance Review

In this episode, I talk about performance reviews, and how you can prepare for your next performance review by providing you with three questions that you should ask in your next one.  I recently wrote about this topic on the ASCE blog and based on feedback and interest, I thought I would it would be […] The post TECC 262: 3 Top Questions Engineers Should Ask at Their Next Performance Review appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/21/202113 minutes, 57 seconds
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TECC 261: Using Patents as a Financial Instrument in Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Russ Krajec, a “recovering patent attorney” who believes that IP (intellectual property) can be used as a financial instrument. He is the author of “Investing in Patents” and one of IAM’s Top 300 Patent Strategists. He talks about using patents as a financial instrument in engineering, and why it […] The post TECC 261: Using Patents as a Financial Instrument in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/7/202127 minutes, 18 seconds
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TECC 260: Top Skills All Engineers Need to Excel in for Their Careers

In this episode, we talk to Pamela A. Scott, an executive coach to CEOs and business owners, focusing on communication, managing people, leadership, and emotional intelligence. You might have seen some of the inspirational articles she has authored on The Engineering Management Institute blog before. She’s also been a guest speaker for EMI’s program, The Civil […] The post TECC 260: Top Skills All Engineers Need to Excel in for Their Careers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/23/202125 minutes, 59 seconds
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TECC 259: The Lost Art of Effective One-On-One Meetings

In this episode, we talk to Hazim Macky, Vice President of engineering at Coinme, the largest licensed cryptocurrency cash network in the U.S about why one-on-one meetings are so important for both engineers and engineering leaders and how they can benefit your relationship with your team. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points […] The post TECC 259: The Lost Art of Effective One-On-One Meetings appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/9/202124 minutes, 4 seconds
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TECC 258: Change in Engineering Education: What Does the Future Hold?

In this episode, I talk to Frank E. Falcone; AP, P.E., D.WRE, CAPT USN (ret)., the Director of Professional Development and Experiential Education in the College of Engineering (CoE) at Villanova University, about engineering education, how it has changed and will change, and how engineering students can focus their career plans and goals for a […] The post TECC 258: Change in Engineering Education: What Does the Future Hold? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/26/202130 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 257: How to Manage Burnout, Fear, and Uncertainty and Remain a Productive Engineer

In this episode, we talk to Zachary White, a career coach known for helping engineers, about the importance of work-life balance. He also provides some great tips to manage burnout, fear and uncertainty and remain a productive engineer. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Manage Burnout, Fear, and […] The post TECC 257: How to Manage Burnout, Fear, and Uncertainty and Remain a Productive Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/12/202130 minutes, 43 seconds
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TECC 256: Finding the Right Engineering Career Path (That Best Fits Your Professional Passion)

In this episode, we talk to Zakary Smith, an entrepreneur, innovator, and the founder of Instaversal, an engineering company that creates true partnerships that enable companies that develop and scale products to accelerate their complete product development lifecycle, connecting with a vetted global supply chain of experts. Zack provides some great tips on how you […] The post TECC 256: Finding the Right Engineering Career Path (That Best Fits Your Professional Passion) appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/28/202122 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 255: Developing a Growth Mindset for Career Success

In this episode, we talk to Lesa Edwards, MPA, CJSS, MRW, ACRW, CELDC, a Master Resume Writer, Certified Job Search Strategist, Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach, award-winning podcaster of The Exclusive Career Coach, Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and international speaker on job search topics. We talk about how you can develop […] The post TECC 255: Developing a Growth Mindset for Career Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/14/202135 minutes, 24 seconds
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TECC 254: How Engineers Can Find Job Opportunities During This Global Crisis

In this episode, we talk with Matt Warzel, CPRW, CIR, a certified professional resume writer, career coach, and outplacement expert with over 10 years in human resources and career advancement techniques. He will provide some great tips and strategies on how engineers can find job opportunities during this global crisis, including talking about best practices […] The post TECC 254: How Engineers Can Find Job Opportunities During This Global Crisis appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/31/202138 minutes, 41 seconds
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TECC 253: Four Ways to Increase Efficiency in Your Engineering Business

In this episode, we talk to Andrea Dallan, an engineer, an entrepreneur, and CEO of Dallan Spa, an Italian family business about efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing. Andrea will list four specific aspects that you can implement in your firm to improve efficiency in your engineering business.  The strategies can be applied in one’s career […] The post TECC 253: Four Ways to Increase Efficiency in Your Engineering Business appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/17/202127 minutes, 8 seconds
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TECC 252: Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Culture

In this episode, we talk to Mark Kinsella, the VP of Engineering at Opendoor, a real estate company in California, about entrepreneurial engineering. He also discusses the four key components of culture in a firm and provides ways on how you can empower your teams to be more productive. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of […] The post TECC 252: Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Culture appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/3/202125 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 251: Building Your Skills as a Sales Engineer (To Help Grow Your Business)

In this episode, we talk to Mark Wainwright, principal, and owner at Wainwright Insight about building your skills as a sales engineer. He also discusses what firms can do to help increase their team’s sales skills and confidence to help grow their businesses. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Building […] The post TECC 251: Building Your Skills as a Sales Engineer (To Help Grow Your Business) appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/20/202129 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 250: From Laid Off to Starting an Engineering Firm

In this episode, we talk to Aaron Moncur, a mechanical engineer who runs a mechanical design firm called Pipeline Design & Engineering and the host of the podcast “Being an Engineer,” a podcast that collects and shares industry knowledge and best practices associated with the discipline of engineering. We talk about his career journey and […] The post TECC 250: From Laid Off to Starting an Engineering Firm appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/6/202130 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 249: Life Cycle Engineering and How It Fits Into Integrated Product Support

In this episode, we talk to Lucas Marino, D.Eng., PMP, CMRP, a systems engineer and integrated logistics support manager – entrepreneur, and owner of EAST Partnership and MCS, LLC, about life cycle engineering and how it fits into integrated product support. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Life Cycle Engineering […] The post TECC 249: Life Cycle Engineering and How It Fits Into Integrated Product Support appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/22/202138 minutes, 8 seconds
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TECC 248: Growing as an Engineering Leader and the Experience of Writing About It in a Sci-Fi Novel

In this episode, I talk to Matthew G. Dick, P.E., an engineering leader working at a transportation technology company and moonlighting as a sci-fi author. Matthew talks about his career journey growing as an engineering leader and the experience while writing about it in a sci-fi novel. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key […] The post TECC 248: Growing as an Engineering Leader and the Experience of Writing About It in a Sci-Fi Novel appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/8/202123 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 247: How LEDs Changed the World of Engineering (Solid State Lighting)

In this episode, we talk to Prof. Russell D. Dupuis, Ph.D., an electrical engineer, and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-winner of this year’s Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, talks about the use of LED (solid-state lighting) in engineering and how LEDs changed the world and will continue to do so. Engineering […] The post TECC 247: How LEDs Changed the World of Engineering (Solid State Lighting) appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/25/202131 minutes, 38 seconds
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TECC 246: Engineering a Passion for People and the Development of STEM

In this episode, we talk with Charles Muse, a Program Engineering Manager at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan, about his career and some of the major projects he has worked on, including his passion for people and the development of STEM. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Engineering a Passion […] The post TECC 246: Engineering a Passion for People and the Development of STEM appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/11/202128 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 245: The Three C’s to Working Through Difficult Life Events as an Engineer

In this episode, I talk to Michael Tranmer, PEng, MSc, PMP, a bestselling author, professional engineer, and TEDx speaker talks about how he worked through difficult life events and how those events led to opening some great opportunities in his engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Working Through […] The post TECC 245: The Three C’s to Working Through Difficult Life Events as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/27/202128 minutes, 33 seconds
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TECC 244: Practical Problem-Solving Skills for Engineers

In this episode, I talk to Andrew Sario, an intelligent transport systems engineer and OT cyber specialist, creator of Engineering IRL, and engineering book author, about problem-solving skills for engineers. Andrew provides some great tips that will help you to master these skills and become the best engineer you could be. Be sure to listen […] The post TECC 244: Practical Problem-Solving Skills for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/13/202134 minutes, 9 seconds
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TECC 243: Career Planning and Leadership Progression for Engineering Professionals

In this episode, I talk to Mark A. Herschberg, M.Eng, a seasoned executive and cybersecurity expert and author of the book called: “The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You” about the importance of career planning, networking, communication, leadership, and management as an engineer. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the […] The post TECC 243: Career Planning and Leadership Progression for Engineering Professionals appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/30/202129 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 242: Critical Career Questions Answered for Engineering Professionals

In this episode, I answer critical career questions from engineers about career planning, licensing, work-life balance, credentials, finding a job, working remotely, and more, and also talk about happiness in your career. These questions are from a Q&A session where I answered career questions for engineers. During these sessions, I take career questions from engineers […] The post TECC 242: Critical Career Questions Answered for Engineering Professionals appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/17/202122 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 241: Finding Patterns in Chaos: How To Navigate Change in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, I talk to Laura Berman Fortgang, career analyst, executive coach, author, and professional speaker from New Jersey about how businesses and individuals can thrive during uncertain times and navigate change. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Navigate Change: People like to feel that they have […] The post TECC 241: Finding Patterns in Chaos: How To Navigate Change in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/2/202121 minutes, 15 seconds
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TECC 240: Celebrating Black History Month with Kameelah S. Majied, PMP

In this episode, and in honor of recognizing Black History Month, I talk to Kameelah Samar Majied, PMP, Associate Director and Diversity Champion at Merck about Black women in engineering and STEM. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. […] The post TECC 240: Celebrating Black History Month with Kameelah S. Majied, PMP appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/16/202138 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 239: How to Effectively Lead People (Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire)

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Andrew Temte, President and Global Head of Corporate Learning at Kaplan, about his forthcoming book Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire, which is about being an effective leader of people through teaching, coaching, mentoring, and inspiring. Andy talks about balance in life, balance at work, and balance between […] The post TECC 239: How to Effectively Lead People (Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire) appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/2/202150 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 238: Shaping Our Future Generations Through STEM Outreach

In this episode, I talk to Tiffani Teachey, a senior mechanical engineer and international best-selling author about STEM, and the importance of becoming involved in STEM, especially as a young girl. She talks about the books she has authored and how she uses that accomplishment to shape our future generations by encouraging girls to become […] The post TECC 238: Shaping Our Future Generations Through STEM Outreach appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/19/202117 minutes, 15 seconds
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TECC 237: 9 Great Tips for Women in STEM: Navigating Career Challenges

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Tamara Baynham, PhD, an electrical engineer and director of Clinical Research at EBT Medical, Inc., based in Toronto, about women in STEM. She provides nine great tips on how women in STEM can navigate career challenges with confidence. Engineering Quotes: Here Are 9 Tips for Women in STEM […] The post TECC 237: 9 Great Tips for Women in STEM: Navigating Career Challenges appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/5/202126 minutes, 17 seconds
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TECC 236: How to Level up in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, I talk to Shawn Livermore, a bestselling author, software engineer, consultant, and tech startup founder. He wrote a book called Average Joe that has lit the world on fire and has given hope to people, explaining that anyone in the tech world can create and that anyone on the peripheral of tech […] The post TECC 236: How to Level up in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/22/202033 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 235: Women in STEM – Take Back Control of Your Career and Life

In this episode, I talk to Tiffany Dawson, an ex-mechanical engineer turned career coach for women in STEM about a difficult time she went through in her career, and how by getting the support she needed, she was able to use that experience and help other women around the world to excel in their careers. […] The post TECC 235: Women in STEM – Take Back Control of Your Career and Life appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/8/202031 minutes, 16 seconds
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TECC 234: Professional Networking Tips and Tricks for Engineers

In this episode, we talk to Sol Rosenbaum, P.E., CEM, an energy engineer and founder of The Engineering Mentor, about the importance of mentorship and networking in your engineering career and explain how it can benefit your engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Professional Networking Tips and Tricks […] The post TECC 234: Professional Networking Tips and Tricks for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/17/202024 minutes, 34 seconds
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TECC 233: Developing Soft Skills for a Successful Career in Engineering

In this episode, our new host, Jeff Perry, MBA talks to Dennis Doran, a leading expert in the construction industry with more than 30 years of experience, and the author of the highly praised book, Soft as Steel,  about the importance of valuing and developing soft skills to build relationships and succeed in business and […] The post TECC 233: Developing Soft Skills for a Successful Career in Engineering appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/3/202035 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 232: How the Upcoming Election Can Affect Financial Planning for Engineers

In this episode, I talk to Bill Keen, CRPC, the founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors, about the election year and financial planning and how it can affect you as an engineer. Bill provides some great tips on how you can be prudent when it comes to financial planning and making decisions as to […] The post TECC 232: How the Upcoming Election Can Affect Financial Planning for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/20/202041 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 231: Mindsets Fuel Behavior, and Behavior Fuels Results

In this episode, I am very excited to share some BIG NEWS with you. The Engineering Career Coach Podcast will have a new host. Many of you might have heard of him on some of our previous episodes or read some of his articles. He is no other than Jeff Perry, MBA, the founder of More […] The post TECC 231: Mindsets Fuel Behavior, and Behavior Fuels Results appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/5/202035 minutes, 34 seconds
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TECC 230: Hands-On STEM Learning in an Online World

In this episode, I talk to Jay Jayaseelan, the founder of Learning Through Robotics, a STEM platform that teaches and reinforces STEM concepts through “hands-on” activities using robotics technology. Jay talks to us about how STEM courses can help kids excel in science and math and how hands-on learning play and learning through robotics methods […] The post TECC 230: Hands-On STEM Learning in an Online World appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/18/202034 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 229: Tips and Tricks on How to Leverage LinkedIn for Engineers

In this episode, I talk to Justin Nguyen, the founder of GetChoGrindUp, a movement to help students navigate their way through college. We talk about LinkedIn for engineers, how to get started on it, and how to grow your network. Justin also shares some pretty amazing tips with us that will definitely help you to […] The post TECC 229: Tips and Tricks on How to Leverage LinkedIn for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/7/202039 minutes, 8 seconds
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TECC 228: How to Stay Safe and Keep Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode, I talk about how you can stay safe and keep healthy during the coronavirus pandemic by changing the way you think and doing things differently daily. During this pandemic we are indeed dealing with tough times, but if you can adapt a positive mindset, you might just find that even within these […] The post TECC 228: How to Stay Safe and Keep Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/28/202019 minutes, 11 seconds
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TECC 227: The Impact of the Pandemic on the Stock Market: Securing Your Financial Future

In this episode, I talk to Bill Keen, founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors. Bill was previously seen on episode 214, where he talked about retirement for engineers. In today’s episode, Bill talks about how what is happening today with the current pandemic is affecting the stock market and our everyday lives as well […] The post TECC 227: The Impact of the Pandemic on the Stock Market: Securing Your Financial Future appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/14/202042 minutes, 57 seconds
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TECC 226: Networking Tips for Introverted Engineers

In this episode, I talk to Devora Zack, MBA a bestselling author, global keynote speaker, and leadership consultant. Her internationally released books, “Networking for People Who Hate Networking, 2nd Edition” “Singletasking”, and “Managing for People Who Hate Managing” are translated into 45 languages. Devora talks to us about networking and provides some great tips on […] The post TECC 226: Networking Tips for Introverted Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/31/202034 minutes, 11 seconds
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TECC 225: How Project Management Skills Contribute to Your Overall Success as an Engineering Leader

In this episode, I talk to Christian Knutson, CEng, P.E., PgMP, F. SAME, who has co-hosted this podcast in the past and now serves as the Europe Program Manager for Stanley Consultants. He is responsible for managing and coordinating Stanley Consultants’ activities in the U.K. and Europe as well as providing program/project management delivery and […] The post TECC 225: How Project Management Skills Contribute to Your Overall Success as an Engineering Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/17/202038 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 224: People Skills for Engineers: Making a Good First Impression

In this episode, I talk with Tony Munson, author of People Skills for Engineers. Tony talks about the technical and non-technical skills that engineers need to possess to become successful engineers. He also talks about how you can make a good first impression on your boss, and explains how to correct versus criticize someone. His […] The post TECC 224: People Skills for Engineers: Making a Good First Impression appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/3/202030 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 223: Celebrating Black History Month With Engineer Julius Hudson of NSBE

In this episode, in honor of Black History Month, we talk to Julius Hudson, who is a civil engineer, a STEM Advocate, and the National Professionals Chair at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Julius talks about how NSBE has helped him in his career and what it means to be culturally responsible. Engineering […] The post TECC 223: Celebrating Black History Month With Engineer Julius Hudson of NSBE appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/27/202025 minutes, 22 seconds
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TECC 222: Celebrating National Engineers Week and Thoughts on the Professional Engineering License

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, we celebrate National Engineers Week by telling you what National Engineers Week is, and why it is important. We also highlight some interesting news stories about the engineering license and share some of the responses we received from our listeners about a question we asked on […] The post TECC 222: Celebrating National Engineers Week and Thoughts on the Professional Engineering License appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/18/202021 minutes, 19 seconds
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TECC 221: Cultivating an Inclusive Leadership Style as a Technical Professional

One of the most important aspects that is needed when starting to cultivate an inclusive management style is building trust. Not only do you need to include your team in conversations, but you also need to empower your entire team. The post TECC 221: Cultivating an Inclusive Leadership Style as a Technical Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/4/202035 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 220: How to Build Relationships With Your Engineering Team

To grow in your career, you need to understand that people and the relationships you build with them are of utmost importance.  The post TECC 220: How to Build Relationships With Your Engineering Team appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/21/202034 minutes, 43 seconds
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TECC 219: The Productivity Mindset for Engineers

Before you can be productive, you’ve got to start thinking the right way.It is very hard to define productivity when you don’t have your goals lined out. When you have your goals set and you know which way you are supposed to go, everything will start falling in place. The post TECC 219: The Productivity Mindset for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/7/202027 minutes, 17 seconds
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TECC 218: 2019 Reflection and Setting 2020 Goals: Your Engineering Guide

In this episode, I will walk you through five questions and use these questions as a brainstorming process to help determine your 2020 goals. The post TECC 218: 2019 Reflection and Setting 2020 Goals: Your Engineering Guide appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/24/201913 minutes, 42 seconds
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TECC 217: How to Support the Professional Development of Your Engineering Team

Identify suitable opportunities for your engineering team to build new competences. Focus on what they want and any weaknesses or development needs. The post TECC 217: How to Support the Professional Development of Your Engineering Team appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/10/201924 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 216: Providing Engineering Career Growth Opportunities to Your Team

In this episode, we’re kicking off a series where we will be diving into the four key drivers of great engineering managers. I talk to Seth D. Scheilz, Professional Engineer at Black & Veatch in Kansas City, about the first key driver: providing your team members with engineering career growth opportunities. The post TECC 216: Providing Engineering Career Growth Opportunities to Your Team appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/26/201936 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 215: The Life Cycle of a Great Engineering Manager

Provide your younger professionals with a custom mentor. This mentor should already be an effective manager or leader in the same field that the younger engineer are aspiring to manage, so that they can learn from the mentor. The post TECC 215: The Life Cycle of a Great Engineering Manager appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/13/201916 minutes, 4 seconds
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TECC 214: How to Engineer Engineering Retirement

To project manage your own financial life requires some real thought and discernment. You need to have something to retire to and not just from. Think about what your retirement will look like, from a social aspect as well as a relational aspect. The post TECC 214: How to Engineer Engineering Retirement appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/29/201939 minutes, 52 seconds
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TECC 213: The Scariest Things You Should Do in Your Engineering Career – Pick One Today

Most successful engineers agree that taking risks and doing things that were uncomfortable in their careers were the things that have helped them most in their careers. The post TECC 213: The Scariest Things You Should Do in Your Engineering Career – Pick One Today appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/15/201911 minutes, 6 seconds
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TECC 212: Mentoring Matters – How to Find a Great Engineering Mentor Regardless of How Busy People Are

Not having the time to mentor somebody cannot be used as an excuse. If you want to succeed as an engineer or as a leader, you need to commit to helping others. The post TECC 212: Mentoring Matters – How to Find a Great Engineering Mentor Regardless of How Busy People Are appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/1/201919 minutes, 19 seconds
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TECC 211: Transitioning from Engineering to Marketing

Sometimes we don’t take risks because we can’t actually get ourselves to do it; remember that real success happens outside of your comfort zone. The post TECC 211: Transitioning from Engineering to Marketing appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/17/201926 minutes, 6 seconds
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TECC 210: Business Development Skills for Engineering Professionals

In this episode, I am taking you with me on a road trip to the offices of Burns Engineering in downtown Philadelphia where you will listen in on a conversation between myself and Laura Hughes. Laura practiced as an engineer earlier in her career but is now the Director of Business Development at Burns Engineering, […] The post TECC 210: Business Development Skills for Engineering Professionals appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/3/201934 minutes, 16 seconds
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TECC 209: The Importance of Having Fun in the Engineering Workplace

Everybody's problems are different because their circumstances are different -  so treat people in a flexible nature that is reasonable. The post TECC 209: The Importance of Having Fun in the Engineering Workplace appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/20/201930 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 208: Why Engineering Intern Tori Thomas Published Her Disagreement with Her Boss on LinkedIn

The best way to rise in a company is to solve the problems that your boss doesn’t even know they have. Sometimes this can lead to a disagreement between you and your boss, but it also might just be what you need to advance in your career. The post TECC 208: Why Engineering Intern Tori Thomas Published Her Disagreement with Her Boss on LinkedIn appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/6/201929 minutes, 4 seconds
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TECC 207: How to Avoid Becoming a Frog in Boiling Water in Your Engineering Career

If the water gets hot in your career, do you have someone that will throw you a life vest and help you get up again? Disaster can strike at any time in your career and that is why you have to create stability around yourself in your career. The post TECC 207: How to Avoid Becoming a Frog in Boiling Water in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/23/201922 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 206: The Truth About Engineering Partnership: The Good, The Bad, and The Potentially Ugly

What makes us successful as an engineer is not solely what’s going to bring us success as a leader or a partner. We need to be really tuned in with who we are and grow in our profession. The post TECC 206: The Truth About Engineering Partnership: The Good, The Bad, and The Potentially Ugly appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/9/201930 minutes, 45 seconds
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TECC 205: Starting a New Job: How to Succeed Faster in the First 90 Days of Employment

Constant communication on the things that you can improve on is very important in your career journey, and especially within the first 90 days at your firm. The first 90 days when starting a new job is like an extension of your job interview. Your managers will want to make sure that you are a good fit for the company and that they make a good hiring decision. The post TECC 205: Starting a New Job: How to Succeed Faster in the First 90 Days of Employment appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/25/201928 minutes
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TECC 204: How to Show Your Company You Are Ready for Engineering Management

There are ways to show your company you're ready for engineering management, but it takes extra time, dedication, focus and the ability to stretch yourself. The post TECC 204: How to Show Your Company You Are Ready for Engineering Management appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/11/201919 minutes, 46 seconds
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TECC 203: Where Will You Be Five Years from Now in Your Engineering Career?

Five Years, 260 Weeks, 1820 days, 2,620,800 Minutes. What will you do with it? What could you do with it? Where Will You Be Five Years from Now? The post TECC 203: Where Will You Be Five Years from Now in Your Engineering Career? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/29/201918 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 202: How to Use Deadlines as Productivity Tools in Your Engineering Career and Life

Look at the things that are important to you and determine what the 80/20 drivers are in your career and life. Do you have deadlines around them? If it is important to you, you should have a clear and defined deadline. The post TECC 202: How to Use Deadlines as Productivity Tools in Your Engineering Career and Life appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/14/201919 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 201: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs and Tackling the Job Search for Rising Introverts

An introvert is not simply a shy person or somebody that is not outgoing. It is someone who needs time to recharge their batteries alone after they spent a lot of time with people. The post TECC 201: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs and Tackling the Job Search for Rising Introverts appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/1/201934 minutes, 14 seconds
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TECC 200: How to Develop Business Thinking Skills for Engineers and Techies

Ram Iyer, an engineer with a business degree, tallks about business thinking skills and the techie mindset and how you can develop these skills. The post TECC 200: How to Develop Business Thinking Skills for Engineers and Techies appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/16/201941 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 199: How Engineering Professionals Can Lead with Noble Purpose

In this episode, I talk with Lisa Earle McLeod, a global expert on purpose-driven work. She is the author of five books, including the bestseller: Selling with Noble Purpose and we will be talking about how you can lead with a noble purpose, and how by doing this, you can improve your engineering career and […] The post TECC 199: How Engineering Professionals Can Lead with Noble Purpose appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/2/201935 minutes, 55 seconds
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TECC 198: Maker’s Versus Manager’s Schedule for Engineers

In this episode, I am speaking with Chris Marshall, P.E.,  Regional Geotechnical Engineer at Professional Services Inc. (PSI) in Houston, Texas.  We talk about the strategies he uses when dealing with everyday distractions in his engineering career and we discuss the difference between a maker’s and manager’s schedule, and how you might utilize these different […] The post TECC 198: Maker’s Versus Manager’s Schedule for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/19/201932 minutes
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TECC 197: How to Confidently Communicate In-Person and Online for Engineers with Molly McPherson

In this episode, I talk with consultant and keynote speaker Molly McPherson, M.S., APR.  We outline strategies to communicate more confidently and clearly, and we also discuss how you can become more effective on social media, specifically LinkedIn. These two topics can have a massively positive impact on your professional development efforts. Engineering Quotes: Here […] The post TECC 197: How to Confidently Communicate In-Person and Online for Engineers with Molly McPherson appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/5/201935 minutes, 53 seconds
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TECC 196: Where Passion Meets Productivity: The Intersection Between People’s Careers and the Company Objective

In this episode, I will be speaking to Jakob Heuser, an engineering leader, writer, speaker and entrepreneur about the intersection between people’s careers and the company objective. For this episode we will have a guest co-host named Carolette Wright. Carolette is a mechanical engineer and she has been an avid listener of our show who […] The post TECC 196: Where Passion Meets Productivity: The Intersection Between People’s Careers and the Company Objective appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/20/201938 minutes, 25 seconds
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TECC 195: The Four Books That I Am Reading Now and How They Can Help You as an Engineer

In this episode, I am going to discuss the four books that I am currently reading and how these books, or really how my reading process may help you as an engineer. I decided to create this episode because engineers are constantly asking me what I am reading or what books they should be reading […] The post TECC 195: The Four Books That I Am Reading Now and How They Can Help You as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/5/201922 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 194: Do You Prefer Sprinting or Jogging with Your Professional Development Efforts?

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I outline two different approaches to professional development efforts. I explain the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches, and how you can use them to increase your overall success in your engineering career and life. Engineering Quotes: Here are the 2 different approaches to […] The post TECC 194: Do You Prefer Sprinting or Jogging with Your Professional Development Efforts? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/22/201922 minutes, 49 seconds
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TECC 193: What Prison Has Taught This Young Engineer and How it Can Help You

In this episode, I talk with Jim (a false name used to keep our guest anonymous), a young engineer who had to spend some time in prison soon after he graduated college. We talk about everything he went through while in prison as well as the things he learned and how his experiences have contributed […] The post TECC 193: What Prison Has Taught This Young Engineer and How it Can Help You appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/8/201938 minutes, 59 seconds
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TECC 192: Why Engineers Quit Managers Not Companies

In this episode, I talk with Rich Archbold, senior engineering director at Intercom. We talk about an article he wrote called: “Engineers quit managers, not companies. Don’t let that manager be you.” Engineering Quotes: Here are some of the key points discussed about why engineers quit managers and not companies: One of the most important […] The post TECC 192: Why Engineers Quit Managers Not Companies appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/12/201834 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 191: Hacking and How It Puts Our Engineering Systems at Risk

In this episode, I talk with award-winning journalist and host of the Peggy Smedley show, Peggy Smedley about cyber-security and hacking and how it affects us as engineers in our work as well as in our personal lives. Engineering Quotes: Here are some of the key points discussed about hacking and how it puts our engineering […] The post TECC 191: Hacking and How It Puts Our Engineering Systems at Risk appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/11/201832 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 190: Sustaining Long Term Projects with Short Term Technology with Christopher Geiger

In this episode, you will be listening in on a conversation between myself and Christopher Geiger, PE who is an Engineering Director with Lockheed Martin on a pretty interesting topic that we haven’t talked about much on the podcast which is sustaining long term projects with short term technology. He will also tell us about […] The post TECC 190: Sustaining Long Term Projects with Short Term Technology with Christopher Geiger appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/27/201834 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 189: Taking Your Meetings from Ordinary to Extraordinary

In this episode, I talk with Paul Axtell about something all engineers are involved in, which is meetings.  Not just the “M-word”, these are the individual and team interactions that make projects happen, and Paul provides us with some great take-aways you can use to take your meetings from ordinary to extraordinary. Engineering Quotes: Here are some of […] The post TECC 189: Taking Your Meetings from Ordinary to Extraordinary appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/13/201849 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 188: Taking Action – A Bike Ride for Sustainability

In this episode, I speak with Professor Jim Tinjum, who is the Associate Chair of the Department of Engineering Professional Development at University of Wisconsin-Madison. We talk about his roughly 1300-mile, 14-day bike trip across the Upper Midwest and what made him decide to take this bike ride for sustainability. Engineering Quotes: Here are the top 10 […] The post TECC 188: Taking Action – A Bike Ride for Sustainability appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/30/201838 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 187: Goal Setting for Engineers Based on One Engineer’s Proven Process

In this episode, I talk with Adam Zach, PE, a project engineer at an environmental engineering firm in Grand Forks, North Dakota. We talk about the importance of goal setting for engineers and how setting goals has greatly contributed to his success in his career, but even better Adam shares his process in this episode, […] The post TECC 187: Goal Setting for Engineers Based on One Engineer’s Proven Process appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/16/201838 minutes, 38 seconds
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TECC 186: A Short Story About a Long Drive…

In this episode, I will tell you a short story about a long drive that changed the way I think and had a major impact on our business here at the Engineering Management Institute.  I hope that it helps you to cultivate an opportunistic mindset in your career and life overall. Engineering Quote: Here are […] The post TECC 186: A Short Story About a Long Drive… appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/2/201820 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 185: Lean Six Sigma Concepts for Engineering Industries

In this episode, you are going to listen in on a conversation between me and Joshua Plenert, MBA, MS, PE a licensed professional engineer who’s an expert in applying Lean and Six-Sigma concepts to the architectural, engineering and construction industry.  As a structural engineer practitioner himself, he’s not only theorizing about what he talks and […] The post TECC 185: Lean Six Sigma Concepts for Engineering Industries appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/18/201837 minutes, 14 seconds
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TECC 184: Career Questions Answered Through a Peek Inside the Engineering Management Accelerator

In this episode, I am going to answer some questions from some of the engineers who participated in our Engineering Management Accelerator Online Workshop. We had so many great questions during this course related to professional development, job promotions, communication, leadership and more, that I decided to share the answers here so that engineers all […] The post TECC 184: Career Questions Answered Through a Peek Inside the Engineering Management Accelerator appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/4/201822 minutes, 56 seconds
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TECC 183: Career Reflection: 5 Actions a Young Engineer Took to Realize Success

In this episode, you’re going to listen in on a conversation between me and Fernando A. Ceballos, P.E. Fernando will share some strategies that he’s used to realize success in his career at such a young age. He will also talk about how being a member of our Engineering Management Institute has helped him in […] The post TECC 183: Career Reflection: 5 Actions a Young Engineer Took to Realize Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/28/201832 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 182: Using Your Military Experience to Become a Project Management Leader

In this episode, I talk with Eric Wright, Ph.D., PMP, CPD about the benefits of earning the project management professional certification (PMP) for military members transitioning out of the service looking to become a project management leader. Eric gives some great tips on planning, leading, organizing, control, actions impact, and also explains the importance of soft skills and […] The post TECC 182: Using Your Military Experience to Become a Project Management Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/21/201842 minutes, 12 seconds
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TECC 181: One Engineer’s Plan for Recovering from Burnout

In this episode, I provide coaching and guidance to an engineer struggling with career burnout.  By the end of this episode, he is inspired and has a plan to change his career for the better. He then also adds a twist to this episode and starts asking me some career-related questions on the decisions I […] The post TECC 181: One Engineer’s Plan for Recovering from Burnout appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/7/201836 minutes, 27 seconds
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TECC 180: Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills with George Siedel

In this episode, I talk with Professor George Siedel, who is an expert on the topic of negotiation. Professor Siedel gives some great advice around negotiating for success based on his writing, books, research and experience.  He takes a complex topic and provides some very practical strategies around it. Engineering Quotes: Here are some of […] The post TECC 180: Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills with George Siedel appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/24/201836 minutes, 36 seconds
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TECC 179: Practical Strategies You Can Use for Productively Dealing with Conflict

In this episode I talk with Dana Caspersen, conflict specialist, speaker and author of the book: Changing the Conversation: the 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution. During the interview, Dana outlines very practical strategies that you can use when dealing with conflict. Engineering Quotes: Here are the 3 principles that Dana Caspersen discusses in regards to dealing […] The post TECC 179: Practical Strategies You Can Use for Productively Dealing with Conflict appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/10/201834 minutes, 31 seconds
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TECC 178: Becoming a Key Person of Influence as an Engineering Professional

In this episode, I talk with Daniel Priestley, co-founder of Dent and author of the book “Key Person of Influence. Daniel provides us with a 5-step formula that you can use to become a key person of influence in your industry. Engineering Quotes: Here are 5 ways that you can become a key person of […] The post TECC 178: Becoming a Key Person of Influence as an Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/26/201848 minutes, 3 seconds
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TECC 177: What Every Engineer Needs to Know When a Crisis Arises

In this episode, I talk with two very successful women from The Mathews Group, Melissa Mathews and Tia Over. We talk about communication strategies that you can implement when a crisis arises whether it’s a project crisis, client crisis or career crisis. Engineering Quotes: Here are some of the key points discussed in this episode […] The post TECC 177: What Every Engineer Needs to Know When a Crisis Arises appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/12/201833 minutes, 6 seconds
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TECC 176: How to Evaluate Which Professional Certificates Can Boost Your Career

In this episode, I talk with Andrew Hoover of UW Continuum College about how to evaluate which professional certificates can boost your career. Andrew has a lot of experience in education, especially learning and gives some very insightful advice which can help you identify the credentials that can boost your engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here are some […] The post TECC 176: How to Evaluate Which Professional Certificates Can Boost Your Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/29/201838 minutes, 13 seconds
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TECC 175: How to Advance in Your Engineering Career by Growing Your Authority Online

In this episode, I talk with Josh Elledge from UpMyInfluence about how to advance in your engineering career by growing your authority online. Josh gives some great tips on how you can build authority and use it to catapult your career forward. Engineering Quotes: Here are some of the key points discussed on growing your authority: […] The post TECC 175: How to Advance in Your Engineering Career by Growing Your Authority Online appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/15/201832 minutes, 51 seconds
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TECC 174: Strategies Tech Managers Can Use for Building Effective Teams

In this episode, I talk with Jen Bunk, architect of the People Stack® – the network of people, places and things that help tech managers build better teams.  Jen  provides strategies that tech managers can use for building effective teams.  Jen also talks about how, in order to be an effective leader, you must commit […] The post TECC 174: Strategies Tech Managers Can Use for Building Effective Teams appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/1/201829 minutes, 24 seconds
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TECC 173: Five Levels of Leadership to Help You Become a Powerful Engineering Leader

In this episode, I talk with Chris Goede from the John Maxwell Company about leadership. Chris explains the 5 Levels of Leadership model and gives some great strategies for becoming a very powerful engineering leader. Engineering Quotes: Here are some of the key points discussed on becoming a powerful engineering leader. John Maxwell states that leadership is influence, […] The post TECC 173: Five Levels of Leadership to Help You Become a Powerful Engineering Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/17/201844 minutes, 37 seconds
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TECC 172: The Benefits of Building Accountability into your Engineering Career

In this episode, I talk with Josh Haynam, co-founder of Interact, which is a quiz marketing tool used by more than 40,000 companies around the world. We talk about the benefits of building accountability into your engineering career. Josh gives an excellent analogy that he uses in terms of how a coach can help you […] The post TECC 172: The Benefits of Building Accountability into your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/3/201827 minutes, 40 seconds
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TECC 171: How to Improve Communication Skills and Deal with Being Labeled as Overqualified

In this episode, I answer some questions from our listeners and subscribers about building communication skills, improving public speaking, and strategies for overcoming being overqualified for a position you want. Engineering Quotes: Here is the summary of the questions and answers discussed on how to improve communication skills and deal with being labeled as overqualified: […] The post TECC 171: How to Improve Communication Skills and Deal with Being Labeled as Overqualified appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/20/201822 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 170: Big Picture Thinking Versus the Details in your Engineering Career

In this episode, I talk to about the difference between big picture thinking versus a detailed orientated mindset and how to benefit from both in your engineering career. I will detail the benefits of each of these thinking patterns and provide strategies for utilizing both effectively as a technical professional. Engineering Quotes: Here are some […] The post TECC 170: Big Picture Thinking Versus the Details in your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/6/201827 minutes, 31 seconds
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TECC 169: Strategies Engineers can Take to Immediately Improve their Technical Writing Skills

In this episode, I talk with David Kowal, founder, and president of Kowal Communications about improving one’s technical writing skills. David gives five very specific strategies that you can start using immediately to make you a more effective writer and overall communicator as a technical professional. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on […] The post TECC 169: Strategies Engineers can Take to Immediately Improve their Technical Writing Skills appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/20/201830 minutes, 25 seconds
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TECC 168: Personal Accountability Starts with the Question Behind the Question

In this episode, I talk with John G. Miller about Personal Accountability and his bestselling book entitled QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life.  Miller has spent many years speaking to thousands of professionals on how they can become more accountable in their careers and lives. Tweetables: Here are the […] The post TECC 168: Personal Accountability Starts with the Question Behind the Question appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/6/201833 minutes, 24 seconds
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TECC 167: Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields

In this episode, I talk with author Traci Nathans-Kelly who gives very specific strategies on how you can dramatically improve your technical presentations.  The information discussed is from her book called Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields. Slide Rules is a first-rate guide for practicing engineers, scientists, and technical […] The post TECC 167: Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/23/201846 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 166: Learning to Lead through Leadership Flow

Learning to Lead through Leadership Flow In this episode, I talk with seasoned leadership expert, an author on General Leadership and an extremely accomplished leader and leadership coach, Croft Edwards about his new book called: LeadershipFlow | Perfectly Square; A Story About Learning to Lead and Transforming a Company. Our conversation focuses on how you can learn to […] The post TECC 166: Learning to Lead through Leadership Flow appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/9/201836 minutes, 26 seconds
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TECC 165: Opportunities for Engineers and Technical Professionals in the Gig Economy

In this episode, I talk with Diane Mulcahy, author of The Gig Economy about opportunities for engineers and technical professionals in the current and future economy. The Gig Economy is a shift in the economy from people working 9 to 5 jobs to people performing freelancing or independent work. This is something that can be very […] The post TECC 165: Opportunities for Engineers and Technical Professionals in the Gig Economy appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/26/201729 minutes, 40 seconds
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TECC 164: Sync to Swim: Project Leadership for Engineers and Project Managers

Sync to Swim: Project Leadership for Engineers and Project Management In this episode, I talk with Colonel Mickey Addison, USAF (ret), MSCE, PMP about a project leadership model known as Sync to Swim.  As an Air Force officer, Mickey has handled national portfolios totaling billions of dollars, and he is passionate about leadership. We will […] The post TECC 164: Sync to Swim: Project Leadership for Engineers and Project Managers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/12/201741 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 163: Getting Involved in Professional Associations

Getting Involved in Professional Associations In this episode, I talk with Cynthia D’Amour, MBA, President of People Power Unlimited, and author of The Lazy Leader’s Guide to Outrageous Results, about getting involved in professional associations as well as the importance of networking and building your confidence. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on getting […] The post TECC 163: Getting Involved in Professional Associations appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/28/201731 minutes, 30 seconds
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TECC 162: Making Engineering Mistakes and Learning from them.

Making Engineering Mistakes and Learning from them In this episode, I talk Stuart G. Walesh, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, D.WRE about making engineering mistakes and learning from them as an engineering professional.  Actually, we talk about mistakes in general, but then discuss how the consequences of making engineering mistakes can be much larger than others, and […] The post TECC 162: Making Engineering Mistakes and Learning from them. appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/14/201732 minutes, 33 seconds
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TECC 161: The Power of Passion for your Profession

The Power of Passion for your Profession In this episode, I talk with Jane Sidebottom who is the President/Owner of Applied Marketing Knowledge about the power of passion for your profession. We discuss a framework focused on 7 questions to help you find the work you are passionate about.  The questions we discuss are from […] The post TECC 161: The Power of Passion for your Profession appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/31/201740 minutes
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TECC 160: 80/20 Sales and Marketing – Perry Marshall

In this episode, I will be talking to you about the 80/20 principle and a book called 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More by Perry Marshall. I will discuss how you can leverage the 80/20 rule even further in your engineering career and life. Engineering Quotes: Here are […] The post TECC 160: 80/20 Sales and Marketing – Perry Marshall appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/17/201721 minutes, 37 seconds
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TECC 159: The Importance of Confidence in Communicating as a Professional Engineer

In this episode, I am going to talk to you about the importance of confidence in communicating as a professional engineer. I will specifically be concentrating on three situations from three recent coaching interactions that I had with engineers. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on the importance of confidence in communicating as […] The post TECC 159: The Importance of Confidence in Communicating as a Professional Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/4/201719 minutes, 27 seconds
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TECC 158: Creating Opportunities in your Engineering Career

In this episode, I talk with Belinda Gates, ACC an executive coach, author, and speaker as part of what I have been calling our Game Changing Career Moves series about creating opportunities in your engineering career. We also talk about actions that you can take to have a profound impact on your career advancement. Engineering Quotes: […] The post TECC 158: Creating Opportunities in your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/19/201734 minutes, 56 seconds
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TECC 157: Does it Matter which Path you take in your Engineering Career?

In this episode, I am going to talk about whether or not it really matters what path you are taking in your engineering career. I will focus on using the 80/20 rule, goal setting and a quote taken from Alice in Wonderland. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed about the path you take […] The post TECC 157: Does it Matter which Path you take in your Engineering Career? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/5/201726 minutes, 25 seconds
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TECC 156: Taking Ownership of your Professional Development through Community Involvement

In this episode, I talk to Fernando Ceballos, a Civil Engineer, as part of our what I have been calling our Game Changing Career Moves series and we will be talking about taking ownership of your professional development through community involvement. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on Professional Development: Work gives you […] The post TECC 156: Taking Ownership of your Professional Development through Community Involvement appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/22/201725 minutes, 18 seconds
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TECC 155: Strategies for Taking Control of your Mindset

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Allison Johanson, a licensed clinical social worker about strategies for taking control of your mindset even when your life is in upheaval. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points about taking control of your mindset: Make a list of the things that are distracting […] The post TECC 155: Strategies for Taking Control of your Mindset appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/8/201725 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 154: How to Become a Sales Engineer

In this episode, I talk to Ian Balina, a serial entrepreneur and former freelancer about how he became a sales engineer and how you can brand yourself as an expert. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on becoming a Sales Engineer: It’s important being able to take an idea and sell it. There’s […] The post TECC 154: How to Become a Sales Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/25/201729 minutes, 43 seconds
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TECC 153: The Importance of Selling as an Engineer

In this episode, I interview successful experienced engineer Ken Macumber, as part of what I have been calling our Game Changing Career Moves series and we will be talking about the importance of selling as an engineer and the things he does in his career to remain successful. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed […] The post TECC 153: The Importance of Selling as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/11/201730 minutes, 46 seconds
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TECC 152: The Engineering behind Waze

In this episode, I interview Jon Sharkey, a software engineer from Google about the engineering behind the Waze application. We also talk about how project teams work at Google, specifically what the workflow looks like, tips on project management and everyday communication tools John uses as well as tools used at Google. Tweetables: Here are the key […] The post TECC 152: The Engineering behind Waze appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/27/201746 minutes, 3 seconds
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TECC 151: How to Market Yourself to Prospective Engineering Employers

In this episode, I talk with Rebecca Geier, a marketing expert and author of the book: Smart Marketing for Engineers: An Inbound Marketing Guide to Reaching Technical Audiences and we talk specifically about how to market yourself to prospective engineering employers. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on how to market yourself to prospective […] The post TECC 151: How to Market Yourself to Prospective Engineering Employers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/14/201730 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 150: Identifying and Avoiding Stagnation in your Engineering Career

TECC 150: Identifying and Avoiding Stagnation in your Engineering Career In this episode, I talk to Josh Hein about identifying and avoiding stagnation in your engineering career. Josh tells us about the process he went through to move from a smaller engineering company to a bigger one. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed […] The post TECC 150: Identifying and Avoiding Stagnation in your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/30/201721 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 149: The Importance of a Big Picture Outlook in your Engineering Career

In this episode, I talk to Joe Cohan, a practicing civil engineer, and we discuss the importance of a big picture outlook in your engineering career as well as how to continuously improve yourself. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed on the importance of a big picture outlook in your engineering career. It’s […] The post TECC 149: The Importance of a Big Picture Outlook in your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/16/201722 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 148: How Self-Improvement Radically Improved my Engineering Career and Life

In this episode, I interview Zorya Belanger, as part of our Game Changing Career Moves series, we talk about self-improvement, and we discuss the initiatives she took with respect to skill development and the massive effect this had on her engineering career and life. Engineering Quotes: Here are some of the key points that our guest made […] The post TECC 148: How Self-Improvement Radically Improved my Engineering Career and Life appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/2/201726 minutes, 20 seconds
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TECC 147: The Best Thing I Ever Did to Advance my Career

In this episode, I am going to share with you the best thing I ever did to advance my career in hopes that it will drive massive growth in your engineering career.  Usually when you look back on your career, you can see a few moves that made a huge impact on your success — I […] The post TECC 147: The Best Thing I Ever Did to Advance my Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/18/201720 minutes, 51 seconds
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TECC 146: How to Spark Leadership in your Engineering Career

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Angie Morgan from Lead Star on how to spark leadership in your engineering career. Angie touches on the importance of credibility, character and service-based leadership and how you can use these to build a career of success as in engineering. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points on how to […] The post TECC 146: How to Spark Leadership in your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/4/201734 minutes, 55 seconds
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TECC 145: How to Create a Winning Strategy for an Engineering Career of Success

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Nader Mowlaee on how to create a winning strategy for an engineering career of success. They hit on why, and how, to establish your own personal brand and they also dive into core skills development and their importance to engineers, as well as the importance of building and […] The post TECC 145: How to Create a Winning Strategy for an Engineering Career of Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/21/201747 minutes, 14 seconds
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TECC 144: Ensuring the Resiliency of the Power Grid and Critical Infrastructure

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Mike Legatt, CEO and founder of ResilientGrid Inc. on ensuring the resiliency of the power grid and critical infrastructure. This all came into being through one experience he had while doing laundry in 2003. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed: Every time that a human being makes a […] The post TECC 144: Ensuring the Resiliency of the Power Grid and Critical Infrastructure appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/7/201732 minutes, 51 seconds
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TECC 143: How to Set Goals and Track Progress in your Engineering Career

Let’s take a walk together.  In this episode, I am going to give you seven steps that you could use to get super focused on your career growth including where you want to go in your career. I will also explain to you how to track your progress in your engineering career. (The recording of […] The post TECC 143: How to Set Goals and Track Progress in your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/21/201722 minutes, 57 seconds
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TECC 142: Choosing Between a Fortune 50 Company and a Small Engineering Firm

In this episode, I talk with a listener whose question I previously answered in Episode 131. We talk about the factors that influenced his decision in choosing between a Fortune 50 Company and a Small Engineering Firm, and what he learned from the decision he made. Engineering Quotes: Here are the key points discussed in […] The post TECC 142: Choosing Between a Fortune 50 Company and a Small Engineering Firm appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/7/201724 minutes, 33 seconds
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TECC 141: Putting out Fires and Driving Value as a Professional Engineer

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to be talking to Aaron Khan, one of our listeners from Australia, about putting out fires and driving value as a professional engineer.  Aaron asked some amazing questions that I believe hold many keys to engineering career success. Engineering Quotes: Here are the […] The post TECC 141: Putting out Fires and Driving Value as a Professional Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/24/201728 minutes, 59 seconds
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TECC 140: How to Use Your Time Wisely as an Engineering Professional

In this episode, I am going to talk to one of our listeners, Carl Humphrey, about challenges that he is facing around career planning and will give you some advice on how you can use your time wisely as an engineering professional.  There were some very interesting strategies that we discussed in this episode that I believe […] The post TECC 140: How to Use Your Time Wisely as an Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/10/201724 minutes, 57 seconds
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TECC 139: The Importance of Seeing Opportunities in your Engineering Career

In this episode, I want to share a story with you about two shoe salesman and also talk about the importance of seeing opportunities in your Engineering Career…. Engineering Success quotes: Here are some ideas to implement that will help you in seeing opportunities in 2017: Think about your approach in your engineering career and your […] The post TECC 139: The Importance of Seeing Opportunities in your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/27/20168 minutes, 53 seconds
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TECC 138: 10 Things you Can Do to Collaborate Better With your Engineering Teams

In this episode, I am going to give you 10 actions that you can take to better collaborate with your engineering team and also explain how this will benefit your career development. Engineering Quotes: Here are 10 steps to better collaboration in your engineering career. 1. Get to know your coworkers, colleagues and team members: When you […] The post TECC 138: 10 Things you Can Do to Collaborate Better With your Engineering Teams appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/13/201620 minutes, 9 seconds
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TECC 137: How to Make Career Changes in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast I am going to answer questions from our listeners on how to make career changes or shifts in your engineering career. Engineering Quotes: Here are the summary of questions and answers about career changes that we’ve discussed in this session: Question: I would like to know […] The post TECC 137: How to Make Career Changes in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/2/201619 minutes, 29 seconds
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TECC 136: How to Build Confidence as an Engineering Professional

In this episode, I will give you 10 very specific things you can do to build your confidence as an engineering professional. Engineering Quotes: Here are 10 ways to build confidence as an engineering professional: 1. Get clear on your goals by reflecting and experimenting Think about everything you have done in your career to date. […] The post TECC 136: How to Build Confidence as an Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/29/201619 minutes, 39 seconds
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TECC 135: How to Master your Elevator Speech as an Engineering Professional

Click to listen for information on how to master your elevator speech.. In this episode, I am going to help you master your elevator speech. I will provide you with 7 specific steps that you can use to pitch the perfect speech.  I have assembled these steps from different articles and resources online, all of […] The post TECC 135: How to Master your Elevator Speech as an Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/15/201620 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 134: Understanding what it takes to Succeed as an Engineer

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to answer questions from our listeners about career challenges they are facing and choices that they have to make to succeed as an Engineer. Engineering Quotes: Here are the summary of questions and answers I discuss in this session: Question: I am volunteering at […] The post TECC 134: Understanding what it takes to Succeed as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/4/201616 minutes
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TECC 133: Five Strategies for Resolving Conflicts in your Engineering Career and Life

In this episode, I discuss conflict resolution. I am going to specifically review 5 strategies that you can use for resolving conflicts, whether it be in your engineering job or life.  The strategies that I am going to review are those of Thomas and Kilmann’s Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI). Engineering Success quotes: Here are the […] The post TECC 133: Five Strategies for Resolving Conflicts in your Engineering Career and Life appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/1/201619 minutes, 55 seconds
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TECC 132: Building Project Management into your Engineering Career

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE will answer some questions from listeners and give advice on why engineers should consider studying and learning about project management. He will also expand on why project management will be good for your engineering career, as well as your engineering organization. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points […] The post TECC 132: Building Project Management into your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/18/201639 minutes, 27 seconds
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TECC 131: Questions and Answers on Engineering Career Challenges and Critical Decisions

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast I am going to answer questions on engineering career challenges and critical decisions that some of our listeners have to make. Engineering Quotes: Here are the summary of questions and answers discussed in this episode: Question: If an engineering job offer comes up and you have […] The post TECC 131: Questions and Answers on Engineering Career Challenges and Critical Decisions appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/7/201622 minutes, 46 seconds
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TECC 130: 7 Tips for Speaking with Authority as an Engineering Professional

In this episode, I interview Christina Canters, a communication skills speaker, coach & trainer from the CMethod, on speaking with authority as an engineer.  She provided some great tips on how you can improve your speaking skills as an engineer. Engineering Success quotes: Here are 7 tips from this episode on speaking with authority as an engineering […] The post TECC 130: 7 Tips for Speaking with Authority as an Engineering Professional appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/4/201630 minutes, 42 seconds
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TECC 129: Planning to Practice your Passion as an Engineering Manager

In this episode, Anthony Fasano, PE interviews Shahzal, a structural engineer trainee and listener of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast , and helps him discover his passion and offers guidance on the path to follow to pursue his passion as an engineering manager. Engineering Success Quotes: Here are the main points to practice your passion as an […] The post TECC 129: Planning to Practice your Passion as an Engineering Manager appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/20/201620 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 128: Overcoming a Big Challenge to Inspire Spanish Speaking Engineers

In this episode, I interview and assist spanish speaking engineers as Rener Frank on steps he can take to overcome a big challenge, in order for him to remain motivated in his career.  We also discuss one HUGE challenge that he has already overcome. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points: When you start […] The post TECC 128: Overcoming a Big Challenge to Inspire Spanish Speaking Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/7/201635 minutes, 31 seconds
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TECC 127: Engineering Career Questions on Career Path, Credentials, and Stagnation Answered

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast I am going to answer career questions from our listeners asking for career advice. Engineering Quotes: Here are the summary of questions and answers we’ve discussed in this session on engineering career: Question: Can you point me in a direction to learn more about small niche markets […] The post TECC 127: Engineering Career Questions on Career Path, Credentials, and Stagnation Answered appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/2/201618 minutes, 18 seconds
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TECC 126: Career Advice on How to Grow My CAD Business

In this episode, I give a listener Scott Tarcy career advice on how to grow his CAD design business including what strategy(ies) he should utilize. Engineering Career Success Quotes: Here are the key points from this episode on building a CAD business: To scale a business like this, consider coming up with a good pricing model with set […] The post TECC 126: Career Advice on How to Grow My CAD Business appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/23/201636 minutes, 41 seconds
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TECC 125: Be BIG, Serve People, and Achieve Your Engineering Success

In this episode, Christian Knutson, PE interviews self-made millionaire Daniel Ally who discusses his concepts around engineering success and what it takes to achieve success in life.  We will also be talking about the books he is busy reading and how those books might change your life. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points […] The post TECC 125: Be BIG, Serve People, and Achieve Your Engineering Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/9/201632 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 124: Delivering Leadership During A Crisis Situation

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Steve Armstrong, leadership coach and no stranger to leading during an emergency, or crisis situations, about the special attributes of leadership that must be called on when facing crisis situations. And we’ll be doing so based on his experiences with the McMurray wildfires that devastated the town at […] The post TECC 124: Delivering Leadership During A Crisis Situation appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/26/201639 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 123: Questions and Answers on How Engineers Can Transfer Maximum Value to their Engineering Firms

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to answer questions from our listeners asking for advice on how to transfer maximum value to their Engineering Firms. Engineering Quote to think about: Here are the summary of the questions and answers I discussed in this session: QUESTION: I want to get […] The post TECC 123: Questions and Answers on How Engineers Can Transfer Maximum Value to their Engineering Firms appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/12/201621 minutes
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TECC 122: Sales and Business Development for Engineers: Advice from a Panel of Experts Part 2 of 2

In this episode, you’ll hear part 2 of the Sales and Business Development for Engineers panel from our may 2016 Engineering Career Summit in New Orleans, click here for part 1. The panel includes Carl Herrick, Perryn Olson, Jim Rogers and Kristi Hoke. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points from the Sales and Business […] The post TECC 122: Sales and Business Development for Engineers: Advice from a Panel of Experts Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/5/201635 minutes, 46 seconds
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TECC 121: Sales and Business Development for Engineers: Advice from a Panel of Experts Part 1 of 2

In this episode, Anthony Fasano, PE talks about Business Development and sales, which consists of two episodes. We will also hear from a panel which includes Carl Herrick, Perryn Olson, Jim Rogers and Kristi Hoke. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points about Business Development: Keep each of your engineering division’s own numbers and […] The post TECC 121: Sales and Business Development for Engineers: Advice from a Panel of Experts Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/28/201632 minutes, 24 seconds
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TECC 120: A 10 Step Plan for Obtaining Your Professional Engineering License

In this episode, I interview Lieutenant Colonel Lagerquist, a career civil engineer officer on the topic of obtaining your professional engineering (PE) license by using a 10 step plan. Engineering Success quotes: The 10 key steps to obtaining your professional engineering license: Step 1 – Make up Your Mind The first and foremost step is […] The post TECC 120: A 10 Step Plan for Obtaining Your Professional Engineering License appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/21/201644 minutes, 33 seconds
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TECC 119: An Engineer Overcomes her Fear of Public Speaking in One Year

In this episode, I talk about Lu Ding, PE, PTOE, an Engineer who overcame her fear of public speaking in one year.  I specifically discuss her ECSx talk at the Engineering Career Summit in New Orleans this past May. You will also here Lu’s talk in this episode and you can watch it at the bottom of this post. […] The post TECC 119: An Engineer Overcomes her Fear of Public Speaking in One Year appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/14/201620 minutes, 27 seconds
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TECC 118: How Engineers and Engineering Firms can Build Thought Leadership through Public Speaking

In this episode, Anthony Knutson, PE interviews Carl Friesen, a professional who likes helping engineering professionals and firms build their profile as thought-leaders.  Friesen talks specifically about how to build your expertise and thought leadership through public speaking. Engineering Success quotes: Here Are the Key Points Discussed About How Engineers and Engineering Firms Can Build […] The post TECC 118: How Engineers and Engineering Firms can Build Thought Leadership through Public Speaking appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/7/201627 minutes, 34 seconds
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TECC 117: The 2016 Engineering Career Summit Summary Episode

In this episode, I will give you some of the key takeaways from our recent Engineering Career Summit which was held in Louisiana. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the Key Takeaways of some of the sessions and panels we had: Building Your Engineering Career Flywheel by Will Schnier, PE Will Schnier is the Chief Executive Officer […] The post TECC 117: The 2016 Engineering Career Summit Summary Episode appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/31/201626 minutes, 10 seconds
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TECC 116: TECC Listener Questions Answered

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson and I are going to answer questions from our listeners asking for engineering career advice. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the summary of the questions and answers we’ve discussed in this session: Question: How do I decide if it’s time to move on to […] The post TECC 116: TECC Listener Questions Answered appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/24/201628 minutes, 41 seconds
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TECC 115: Salary Negotiation for Engineers

In this episode, I interview Josh Doody, a Computer & Electrical Engineer, MBA, author, and consultant, on the very popular topic of salary negotiation. Engineering Success quotes:   Here are the key points on negotiation: Before you can negotiate a salary, you need to get a job offer. When you are approaching an interview, it is […] The post TECC 115: Salary Negotiation for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/17/201629 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 114: Challenges and Opportunities for Transitioning Military Engineers

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Brian Howe, a former US Air Force captain who now consults and recruits transitioning military engineers for a nationally recognized recruiting agency. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points: Some of the fears when transitioning from active duty to the engineering private sector includes fear of not […] The post TECC 114: Challenges and Opportunities for Transitioning Military Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/3/201652 minutes, 3 seconds
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TECC 113: 5 Things I Learned about Effective Presentations from my Engineering TEDx Talk

In this episode, I give you five things I learned about effective presentations from my Engineering TEDx Talk.  Click above to watch my TEDx talk and click below to listen to this podcast episode. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points: Short is good Short and powerful messages are easy for remember to and act […] The post TECC 113: 5 Things I Learned about Effective Presentations from my Engineering TEDx Talk appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/26/201617 minutes, 56 seconds
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TECC 112: Engineering Career Advice from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) President Tim Austin, PE

In this episode, I interview Tim Austin, P.E., F.NSPE., current President of the National Society of Professional Engineers about engineering career building as well as some of the biggest challenges the engineering profession is facing today and what NSPE is doing to help Engineers overcome those challenges. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points […] The post TECC 112: Engineering Career Advice from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) President Tim Austin, PE appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/19/201632 minutes
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TECC 111: Engineering Your Leadership to Generate Flow

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Croft Edwards, author on GeneralLeadership.com and an extremely accomplished leader and leadership coach on how to generate flow through leadership. Engineering Success quote: Here are the key points from the episode: Leadership is the authority granted to an individual by their followers. Management is the authority granted to […] The post TECC 111: Engineering Your Leadership to Generate Flow appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/12/201645 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 110: How Engineers Can Effectively Sell and Market to Their Clients

In this episode, I interview David Hubbard, PEng, who started his career as an electrical engineer in the power industry but is now a Revenue Growth Expert and the person behind the Marketing Outfield on how engineers can build the skills to effectively sell and market to their clients.  Even if small talk and cold calls […] The post TECC 110: How Engineers Can Effectively Sell and Market to Their Clients appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/4/201639 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 109: Q&A How Valuable is Providing Value as an Engineer? – Show 5 of 6 WPI

This podcast is the fifth of six special Q&A episodes which airs every first Friday of the month in addition to our regular episodes through May 2016. In this episodes, I answer more community questions from our listeners asking for engineering career advice. Today we will be talking about Q&A: How valuable is providing value […] The post TECC 109: Q&A How Valuable is Providing Value as an Engineer? – Show 5 of 6 WPI appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/1/201618 minutes, 27 seconds
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TECC 108: The Importance of Strong Writing, Networking and Interpersonal Skills in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, I interview Danny Rubin who is a communications expert and author of the new book Wait, How Do I Write This Email? about the importance of strong writing, networking and interpersonal skills. Engineering Success quote:  Here are the key points on the importance of strong writing, networking and interpersonal skills: First, How to […] The post TECC 108: The Importance of Strong Writing, Networking and Interpersonal Skills in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/29/201628 minutes, 26 seconds
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TECC107: How to Increase Your Etiquette Skills to Boost Your Engineering Career and Business

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Barbara Pachter who’s been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC as a recognized expert when it comes to business etiquette and the impact it can have on your success and your engineering firm. Engineering Success quotes: Some of the key points from this episode include: Etiquette is important because how […] The post TECC107: How to Increase Your Etiquette Skills to Boost Your Engineering Career and Business appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/22/201638 minutes, 14 seconds
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TECC 106: Building Culture Into Your Engineering Firm Versus Bolting It On

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews organizational culture expert and success coach Carol Ring on how company culture drives employee engagement and business. Carol also gives us a better perspective on how engineer leaders or members of project teams can help shape their engineering firms and improve results overall. Engineering Success quotes: Some of the […] The post TECC 106: Building Culture Into Your Engineering Firm Versus Bolting It On appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/15/201644 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 105: How to Be a Successful Communicator from Successful Engineers

In this episode, my co-host Chris Knutson, PE leads one of the panels from our past Engineering Career Summit on project management and communication and how you can be a successful communicator with your engineering project team. Here Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Be a Successful Communicator From Successful Engineers: How is […] The post TECC 105: How to Be a Successful Communicator from Successful Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/8/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 104: Engineering Career Questions and Answers on Career Path, Maintaining Focus, and International Work – Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 4 of 6

This podcast is the fourth of six special Q&A Series which airs every first Friday of the month in addition to our regular episodes through May 2016. My co-host Chris Knutson, PE and I answer more questions from our listeners asking for engineering career advice. Here Is the Summary of the Special Q&A We’ve Discussed […] The post TECC 104: Engineering Career Questions and Answers on Career Path, Maintaining Focus, and International Work – Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 4 of 6 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/4/201623 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 103: How to Build Entrepreneurial Skills for Engineering Career and Business Success

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews an entrepreneurial educator and success coach Debbie Ruston about identifying, developing, and integrating entrepreneurial skills into one’s engineering career. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points from this episode: Think past the natural skills that you have and start to develop other skills that can support you in furthering […] The post TECC 103: How to Build Entrepreneurial Skills for Engineering Career and Business Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/1/201643 minutes, 25 seconds
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TECC 102: How an Entrepreneurial Mindset Shift Will Bring You Engineering Career Success

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Joan Graci, a career strategist, success coach, and business growth expert, and they discuss the importance of knowing what you want from a company you might work for and viewing that relationship from the perspective of an entrepreneur. They also dive into the importance of engineering firms strategic […] The post TECC 102: How an Entrepreneurial Mindset Shift Will Bring You Engineering Career Success appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/23/201642 minutes
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TECC 101: How to Use Leadership in Your Engineering Firm to Attain High Performance

In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews leadership expert Steve Armstrong on leadership and how to develop your leadership skills in your engineering firm. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points around building a strong leadership culture in your engineering firm: Everybody in your engineering firm has a story. Listen to their stories and […] The post TECC 101: How to Use Leadership in Your Engineering Firm to Attain High Performance appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/16/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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TECC 100: Engineering Career and Life Lessons to Live By

In our 100th episode, we share with you a response from Executive Director Joe Schroedel about credentials and certifications during the Society of American Military Engineer’s Student Leader Workshop in North Carolina. Engineering Success quotes: Here are the key points: A person who produces results and who knows what he’s doing is more valuable in […] The post TECC 100: Engineering Career and Life Lessons to Live By appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/9/201620 minutes, 40 seconds
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TECC 99: Engineering Degree and Credential Questions – Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 3 of 6

This podcast is the third of six special Q&A Series which air every first Friday of the month in addition to our regular episodes through May 2016. I answer more questions from our listeners asking for career advice. In today’s episode we will have Q&A on engineering degree and credential questions:  Here is the summary […] The post TECC 99: Engineering Degree and Credential Questions – Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 3 of 6 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/5/201619 minutes, 6 seconds
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TECC 98: Building Crystal Clarity in Your Technical English for Engineers

In this episode, Chris Knutson interviews Dave Willenberg who talks about how to enhance both written and spoken technical communication, and shares how he transitioned from engineer to entrepreneur by recognizing and acting on opportunities. Here are some of the questions Chris asks: How did you go from Detroit to Hamburg? What was the greatest challenge in […] The post TECC 98: Building Crystal Clarity in Your Technical English for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/2/201658 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 97: 4 Steps to Being a Rock Star Engineering Job Candidate with HR Expert Amanda King

In today’s episode, HR expert Amanda King gives you four steps to being a rock star engineering job candidate. Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About the 4 Steps to Being a Rock Star Engineering Job Candidate With HR Expert Amanda King: Step 1 | Who you are – Identify your values and your […] The post TECC 97: 4 Steps to Being a Rock Star Engineering Job Candidate with HR Expert Amanda King appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/26/201630 minutes, 27 seconds
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TECC 96: A Discussion on What Engineering Skills and Certifications Are In Demand

In today’s episode, Joe Lampinen of Kelly Services talks about the trends in the industry and what employers are looking for in the engineering industry in the way of engineering skills and certifications. Here are some key points: Trends in hiring: Hollywood model/talent supply chain management – hiring just for the life of the project […] The post TECC 96: A Discussion on What Engineering Skills and Certifications Are In Demand appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/19/201632 minutes, 10 seconds
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TECC 95: The Science of Successful Organizational Change For Engineers

In today’s episode, Paul Gibbons, an expert in organizational change management, talks about how you can implement change leadership in the engineering organization you work for today or the engineering project you’re currently leading. Here Are Some Key Points Discussed About the Science of Successful Organizational Change for Engineers: Reasons and expertise do not by […] The post TECC 95: The Science of Successful Organizational Change For Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/12/201640 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 94: Certification Questions – Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 2 of 6

This podcast is the second of six special Q&A Series which airs every first Friday of the month in addition to our regular episodes through May 2016. In this episode we will be discussing certification questions. I answer more questions from our listeners asking for career advice.  Here Is the Summary of the Certification Questions […] The post TECC 94: Certification Questions – Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 2 of 6 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/8/201621 minutes, 51 seconds
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TECC 93: Why Engineers Need Entrepreneurship with Bestselling Author Taylor Pearson

In today’s episode, Taylor Pearson, the author of the bestselling book The End of Jobs, talks about entrepreneurship and why the typical 9 to 5 jobs aren’t necessarily “stable” anymore for engineers. Here are some key points from this episode: #1 – The social & technological advancements of the past 100 years have brought us […] The post TECC 93: Why Engineers Need Entrepreneurship with Bestselling Author Taylor Pearson appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/5/201642 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 92: The Never-Ending Challenge of Engineering: Admiral H.G. Rickover in His Own Words

In today’s episode, author Dr. Paul Cantonwine talks about The Never-Ending Challenge of Engineering: Admiral H.G. Rickover in His Own Words, which is a practical and philosophical look at the principles used by engineers and leaders from the perspective of Admiral Hyman George Rickover – one of America’s greatest engineers. Why Admiral H.G. Rickover is […] The post TECC 92: The Never-Ending Challenge of Engineering: Admiral H.G. Rickover in His Own Words appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/22/201530 minutes, 4 seconds
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TECC 91: GAIL: Overcoming Energy Blocks in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, I am going to review 4 energy blocks, some of which are most likely standing between you and success. Key points: G – Gremlins – the part of you that makes you feel less than who you really are, and shows up as the “I’m not good enough” voice. How to overcome […] The post TECC 91: GAIL: Overcoming Energy Blocks in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/15/201515 minutes, 18 seconds
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TECC 90: Vision Setting and Blueprinting for Long-Range Vector Setting for Engineers

In this episode, Chris Knutson and I dive into long-term goal setting or vector setting for engineers and give you some actionable steps on how to do it. Key points: The best way to shape the future of your engineering career is to design it.  Here is a summary of this episode which can help you to […] The post TECC 90: Vision Setting and Blueprinting for Long-Range Vector Setting for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/8/201549 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 89: Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 1 of 6

This podcast episode is the first of a special six episode Q&A Series which airs every first Friday of the month starting December 2015. My guest co-host, Pat Sweet and I answer questions from our listeners asking for engineering career advice. This Q&A Series is brought to you by WPI’s Foisie School of Business which […] The post TECC 89: Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 1 of 6 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/4/201537 minutes, 29 seconds
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TECC 88: The Peak Performance Equation for Engineers

Calvin Guyer (@CalGuyer60) shares an equation for engineers, that help minimize distraction and achieve high performance and increase our potential. Key points: Performance = Potential – Interference (gives example of Steve Jobs) Once we as engineers learn to deal with or remove the interferences we can not only increase our performance, but we can then […] The post TECC 88: The Peak Performance Equation for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/1/201529 minutes, 25 seconds
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TECC 87: Reinventing Yourself So You Can Stand Out in Your Engineering Career

In this episode, Dorie Clark (@dorieclark), marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review shares some strategies on how you can reinvent yourself by rebranding, and her thoughts on having mentors for mid to senior engineers and mastermind groups as part of your reinvention journey. Reinventing Yourself So You Can […] The post TECC 87: Reinventing Yourself So You Can Stand Out in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/24/201540 minutes, 2 seconds
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TECC 86: Building Your Engineering Career Flywheel with the Two Engineering Executives

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview two engineering executives from Big Red Dog engineering – Will Schnier, PE and Russell Yeager, PE – and we talk about building your engineering career, the concept of a flywheel, and how these guys have used this concept to build a leading engineering company. […] The post TECC 86: Building Your Engineering Career Flywheel with the Two Engineering Executives appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/17/201533 minutes, 43 seconds
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TECC 85: How to Work With Baby Boomers and Leverage the Power of Long-Range Engineering Career Planning

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews John Tarnoff, a coach that works with the baby boomers generation professionals in career transitions and career resiliency.  Both skills that effective engineers wield and both skills that each of us must build to create a fulfilling engineering career. “A chasm cannot be […] The post TECC 85: How to Work With Baby Boomers and Leverage the Power of Long-Range Engineering Career Planning appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/10/201551 minutes, 33 seconds
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TECC 84: Leading An Engineering Career on the Razor’s Edge

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews Paul Rulkens and talk about the razor’s edge, some strategies on continuous improvement, and the power of knowledge that comes from reading books. Paul explains why any of us would want to be pre-eminent (hint: it accelerates your engineering career or business).  And […] The post TECC 84: Leading An Engineering Career on the Razor’s Edge appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/3/201542 minutes, 53 seconds
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TECC 83: Improving Your Public Speaking and Getting into the Flow as an Engineer with Author Rashid Kapadia

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Rashid Kapadia who is an author of book entitled Necessary Bridges, and he talks about how engineers can improve their public speaking skills and get into the flow or put themselves in an atmosphere to succeed. “May what I do flow from me like a […] The post TECC 83: Improving Your Public Speaking and Getting into the Flow as an Engineer with Author Rashid Kapadia appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/27/201534 minutes, 6 seconds
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TECC 82: Designing Your Leadership Style for An Effective Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews retired major general Paul McGillicuddy on leadership and how to design your leadership style. They dig deep into leadership traits, where to find leadership training, how to deal with a difficult boss, and many more straight from Paul who has an amazing role […] The post TECC 82: Designing Your Leadership Style for An Effective Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/20/201546 minutes, 15 seconds
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TECC 81: Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Become a Partner in Engineering Firm – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Jonathan Voelkel who details questions you must ask yourself if you want to become a partner in engineering firm. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley Jonathan Voelkel joined Rusk O’Brien Gido (ROG) in 2011. With over ten years […] The post TECC 81: Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Become a Partner in Engineering Firm – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/13/201532 minutes, 57 seconds
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TECC 80: How To Work a Room And In Your Engineering Project Team – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews Susan RoAne who is a world-class teacher, speaker and author on the topic of relationship development and networking. Her books How to Work A Room and Face to Face: How to Reclaim the Personal Touch in a Digital World are great in providing […] The post TECC 80: How To Work a Room And In Your Engineering Project Team – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/6/201556 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 79: TECC Community Questions Answered – Part 3 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson and I are going to answer more questions from our listeners asking for career advice. “If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that […] The post TECC 79: TECC Community Questions Answered – Part 3 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/29/201528 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 78: Leadership is Half the Story: How Followership is Critical to A Successful Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Marc Hurwitz on the topic of followership, what it is, the 5 key skills of followership, and why it’s so important to be as a strong a follower as a leader to build and sustain a successful engineering career. “It’s not your […] The post TECC 78: Leadership is Half the Story: How Followership is Critical to A Successful Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/22/20151 hour, 15 minutes, 22 seconds
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TECC 77: A Conversation with an Engineer on How to Press His Company on Advancement – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I will provide coaching to an engineer who is not happy with the rate that he is advancing in his company and we talk about how to press his company on advancement. “I hate to be a kicker, I always long for peace, but the wheel that […] The post TECC 77: A Conversation with an Engineer on How to Press His Company on Advancement – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/15/201522 minutes, 10 seconds
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TECC 76: TECC Community Questions Answered – Part 2 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson and I are going to answer questions from our listeners asking for career advice. “Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you’re into kite surfing and you […] The post TECC 76: TECC Community Questions Answered – Part 2 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/8/201538 minutes, 55 seconds
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TECC 75: A Discussion With An Engineer Trying To Make A Career Move – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, we will focus on the job search process and will interview a member of the Engineering Career Community who is in the process of searching for an engineering job because he has hit a ceiling in his current position. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser […] The post TECC 75: A Discussion With An Engineer Trying To Make A Career Move – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/1/201529 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 74: Four Key Insights To Earning $100 000 Per Year in Your Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews Bruce Harpham and discusses career planning, increasing your ability to generate more income, and lifelong learning and certifications. We’ll also give you Four Key Insights To Earning $100 000 Per Year in Your Engineering Career. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  – Viktor Frankl, author of Man’s Search […] The post TECC 74: Four Key Insights To Earning $100 000 Per Year in Your Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/25/201534 minutes, 45 seconds
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TECC 73: Real Estate Investing 101 for Engineers – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to share with you my experiences on real estate investing along with my guest Vittorio Anepete, who is an engineer and a member of our Engineering Career Community. “Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real […] The post TECC 73: Real Estate Investing 101 for Engineers – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/18/201556 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 72: How to Drastically Improve Your Engineering Career and Life in One Hour Per Day with Hal Elrod – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Hal Elrod who absolutely changed my life earlier this year with his book The Miracle Morning The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM). “Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become.” – Hal Elrod […] The post TECC 72: How to Drastically Improve Your Engineering Career and Life in One Hour Per Day with Hal Elrod – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/11/201531 minutes, 53 seconds
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TECC 71: Re-Engineering the Learning Process – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to interview Thomas Miller from WTF Professor, who will give us some strategies on how to re-engineer the learning process for engineers. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Ghandi In the Take […] The post TECC 71: Re-Engineering the Learning Process – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/4/201542 minutes, 33 seconds
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TECC 70: Developing the Engineering Leader Inside of You – EYOS 7 of 7 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going talk about leadership and how you can improve your leadership skills as an engineer regardless of your current position or experience level. This episode is the seventh part in the seven part series where I covered the 7 key elements to creating an […] The post TECC 70: Developing the Engineering Leader Inside of You – EYOS 7 of 7 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/28/201518 minutes, 41 seconds
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TECC 69: How to Deliver Impact Leadership in Your Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my partner Chris interviews Mike Giorgione, the founder of Leading Leaders on impact leadership. They talk about how you can take positive action, how you can provide value and positive influences, and remain relevant in your engineering career, and how to connect as an engineer leader without having […] The post TECC 69: How to Deliver Impact Leadership in Your Engineering Career – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/21/201537 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 68: Listener Questions Answered – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to answer questions from our listeners asking for career advice and help with their resume and job search. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”–Katherine Whitehorn In the Take Action Today segment of the […] The post TECC 68: Listener Questions Answered – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/14/201523 minutes, 29 seconds
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TECC 67: Mindfulness Meditation for Engineers: How to Meditate As An Engineer Without Moving To The Himalayas – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Christian Knutson will explain the benefits of mindfulness meditation and how you can apply them in your life. “When we speak of meditation, it is important for you to know that this is not some weird cryptic activity, as our popular culture might have it. It […] The post TECC 67: Mindfulness Meditation for Engineers: How to Meditate As An Engineer Without Moving To The Himalayas – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/7/201542 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 66: Maneuvering Your Engineering Career Through Planned and Unplanned Transitions – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my partner Chris Knutson interviews author James Lehman who gives some good strategies and advice on maneuvering your engineering career through transitions. “Switching from one career to another can be scary, but it also can be a thrilling experience. Look at it as an opportunity to […] The post TECC 66: Maneuvering Your Engineering Career Through Planned and Unplanned Transitions – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/30/201530 minutes, 59 seconds
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TECC 65: Personal Finance for Engineers – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to discuss personal finance, specifically the key lessons I learned from the book Rich Dad/Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. “Intelligence solves problems & produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki In the Take Action Today segment of the show, I […] The post TECC 65: Personal Finance for Engineers – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/23/201522 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 64: Engineering Leadership with Pat Sweet – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to take you inside the Engineering Career Summit which is the event that Chris and I threw in Washington DC in early May and will be throwing again in May 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am going to play for you an audio […] The post TECC 64: Engineering Leadership with Pat Sweet – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/16/201559 minutes, 52 seconds
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TECC 63: Communication Skills for Engineers – The Seven Deadly Sins and How to Overcome Them – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

This episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast focuses on communication skills for engineers. I interview Skip Weisman who is an internationally recognized expert in workplace communication skills for engineers and discuss workplace communication, one of the skills that is critical to building your engineering career. “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines […] The post TECC 63: Communication Skills for Engineers – The Seven Deadly Sins and How to Overcome Them – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/9/201542 minutes, 9 seconds
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TECC 62: Creating a Focused, Productive and Stress-Free Engineering Career and Life – EYOS 6 of 7 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I give you some strategies on productivity, focused and stress-free work-life balance. This episode is the sixth part in the seven part series of my recently released updated and expanded edition of my book, Engineer Your Own Success. “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing […] The post TECC 62: Creating a Focused, Productive and Stress-Free Engineering Career and Life – EYOS 6 of 7 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/2/201527 minutes, 4 seconds
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TECC 61: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Research Behind Engineering Leaders with Melinda Tourangeau

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Melinda Tourangeau whom I met at the Engineering Career Success Summit in D.C. where she was an attendee and a very active one. Melinda will share some characteristics about technical leadership based on her PhD research. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” […] The post TECC 61: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Research Behind Engineering Leaders with Melinda Tourangeau appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/26/201536 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 60: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Engineering Career Success Summit 2015 Breakdown of Lessons Learned

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my co-host Chris Knutson and I are break down the lessons we have learned from our recent event, the Engineering Career Success Summit (ECSS). We also interviewed Skye Coleman to give you an attendee’s perspective and his key take-aways from the event. “All the time and […] The post TECC 60: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Engineering Career Success Summit 2015 Breakdown of Lessons Learned appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/19/201535 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 59: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How Morning and Evening Rituals can Impact Your Engineering Career and Life

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my co-host Chris Knutson and I are going to talk about the importance of morning and evening rituals and even give you some insights to our own rituals, some of which are life changing. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, […] The post TECC 59: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How Morning and Evening Rituals can Impact Your Engineering Career and Life appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/12/201533 minutes, 32 seconds
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TECC 58: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Samurai or Firefighter – What Kind of Engineer Are You?

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my co-host Chris Knutson and I are going to discuss two different approaches to work as an engineer, the firefighter approach and the samurai approach. The basic difference being a reactive or proactive approach in the way you work. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always […] The post TECC 58: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Samurai or Firefighter – What Kind of Engineer Are You? appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/5/201521 minutes, 20 seconds
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TECC 57: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Tips for Drastically Improving Your Engineering Presentations with Melissa Marshall

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview a dynamic speaker who has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has performed an extremely TED talk, “Talk Nerdy to Me,” which has been watched by more than one […] The post TECC 57: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Tips for Drastically Improving Your Engineering Presentations with Melissa Marshall appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/28/201540 minutes, 26 seconds
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TECC 56: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – My Five Biggest Career Challenges

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to share with you some of the career related challenges that I will be facing in the next few months which I hope may inspire you as you face your own challenges. “He focuses not just on the goal to be reached, but on […] The post TECC 56: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – My Five Biggest Career Challenges appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/21/201515 minutes, 12 seconds
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TECC 55 : The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Seven Strategies for Networking and Building Relationships as an Engineer – EYOS Part 5 of 7

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I provide seven strategies that can help you become a better networker and building better relationships, if you apply them. This episode is the fifth part in the seven part series of the recently released updated and expanded edition of my Engineer Your Own Success book. […] The post TECC 55 : The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Seven Strategies for Networking and Building Relationships as an Engineer – EYOS Part 5 of 7 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/14/201520 minutes, 56 seconds
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TECC 54 : The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Stop Talking and Start Communicating as an Engineer

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Geoffrey Tumlin, CEO of Mouthpiece Consulting and Author of Stop Talking , Start Communicating who balances research, experience, and humor to draw attention to the increasingly troublesome disconnect between our higher-order communication needs and our lower-order communication practices, while pointing a straightforward and compelling path to more […] The post TECC 54 : The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Stop Talking and Start Communicating as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/7/201544 minutes, 3 seconds
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TECC 53: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Importance of Becoming a Visible Expert as an Engineer

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sylvia Montgomery, partner at the professional service branding and marketing firm, Hinge Marketing. Sylvia shares the definition, power and the purpose of becoming a visible expert. “Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning […] The post TECC 53: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Importance of Becoming a Visible Expert as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/31/201526 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 52: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – What You Need to Know About the Job Search Process as an Engineer

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview a top engineering recruiter Paul Heidhues about the job search process. “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein In the Take Action Today segment of the show, Paul will give you some tips that you can use to prepare an awesome resume and improve […] The post TECC 52: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – What You Need to Know About the Job Search Process as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/24/201527 minutes, 6 seconds
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TECC 51: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Global Networking From LinkedIn and Beyond

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sanjay Gupta, how powerful is global networking like Linkedin which has more than 40,000 connections. He created and manages the LinkedIn Construction Group called Linking Construction with over 138,000 members but still remains extremely responsive to people. In this episode, he discusses his approach […] The post TECC 51: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Global Networking From LinkedIn and Beyond appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/17/201533 minutes, 17 seconds
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TECC 50: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Lessons I’ve Learned in the First Fifty Episodes

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my good friend Christian Knutson, PE, PMP, ENV SP, is going to interview me about the lessons that I’ve learned over the first fifty episodes of the podcast. Chris Knutson has over two decades as a civil engineer field grade officer in the United States Air […] The post TECC 50: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Lessons I’ve Learned in the First Fifty Episodes appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/10/201539 minutes, 7 seconds
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TECC 49: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Nine Tips to Become an Effective Communicator – EYOS Part 4 of 7

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I will discuss nine strategies to help you become an effective communicator. Clear and effective communication is critical in our engineering careers, especially when we work in teams, with clients and other people who are not technically savvy. This episode is the fourth part in the […] The post TECC 49: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Nine Tips to Become an Effective Communicator – EYOS Part 4 of 7 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/3/201522 minutes, 1 second
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TECC 48: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Strategies to an Innovative Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview a rocket scientist, Brett Hoffstadt who provides five strategies for building an innovative engineering career, which is one where you continuously implement innovative ideas and actions in your career. “Think safe to fail not fail-safe.” – Brett Hoffstadt In the Take Action Today segment at the […] The post TECC 48: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Strategies to an Innovative Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/23/201528 minutes, 29 seconds
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TECC 47: Five Keys to Success from a 29 Year Old Engineering Project Manager

My guest for this episode of TheThe Engineering Career Coach Podcast is Bailey Harrington, a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas with a record of success as a young engineer, project manager, and leader of engineering projects in the Austin area, as well as five years of military engineering experience both in central […] The post TECC 47: Five Keys to Success from a 29 Year Old Engineering Project Manager appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/17/201526 minutes, 16 seconds
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TECC 46: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Steps to Managing Conflict in Your Engineering Career and Personal Life

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Dr. Zach Schaefer on the topic of conflict, which most of us struggle with. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi Dr. Zach Schaefer (Dr. Z), the Founder and President of Spark The Discussion (sparkthediscussion.com), is […] The post TECC 46: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Steps to Managing Conflict in Your Engineering Career and Personal Life appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/10/201535 minutes, 26 seconds
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TECC 045: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Find or Become a Mentor in Your Engineering Career – EYOS Part 3 of 7

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give you strategies for finding the right mentor in your engineering career and/or becoming one. This episode is the third of a seven-part Engineer Your Own Success series podcast where I am detailing the 7 key elements from my book Engineer Your […] The post TECC 045: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Find or Become a Mentor in Your Engineering Career – EYOS Part 3 of 7 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/3/201521 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 44: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Dos and Don’ts of Content Consumption in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I will give you some strategies that will help you filter content consumption in your engineering career. In our Take Action Today segment at the end of the show, I will give you a tip on how to be more aware of the content you are […] The post TECC 44: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Dos and Don’ts of Content Consumption in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/27/201524 minutes, 12 seconds
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TECC 43: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Three Reasons Why Credentials are Important and Three Strategies on How to Get Them – EYOS Part 2 of 7

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I talk about why credentials are so important in your engineering career and give you some tips on how you can obtain the right ones. I will also share with you my public pledge on one of my 2015 goals at the end of the podcast. […] The post TECC 43: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Three Reasons Why Credentials are Important and Three Strategies on How to Get Them – EYOS Part 2 of 7 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/20/201523 minutes, 3 seconds
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TECC 42: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Key to Controlling Your Destiny in Your Life and Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I give you the one key that you must know in order to controlling your destiny in your life. “Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.” – Pablilius Syrus In our Take Action Today segment at the end of the show, I will […] The post TECC 42: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Key to Controlling Your Destiny in Your Life and Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/13/201514 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 41: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 7 Steps to Engineering Powerful Personal and Professional Goals – EYOS Part 1 of 7

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I provide seven steps that you can use to set powerful personal and professional goals or revisit existing goals for the upcoming year. This episode is the first in a series of seven where I am going to walk through the seven key elements to creating […] The post TECC 41: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 7 Steps to Engineering Powerful Personal and Professional Goals – EYOS Part 1 of 7 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/6/201522 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 40: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Strategies for Shifting Your Engineering Career from Domestic to International

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I help a young electrical engineer develop a plan for shifting his career from a domestic position to an international engineering career. Fadi is a 28 year-old electrical engineer from New York City. He is originally from Iraq and received a scholarship for a Master’s degree […] The post TECC 40: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Strategies for Shifting Your Engineering Career from Domestic to International appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/23/201419 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 39: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How Being an Entrepreneur can Help you in your Engineering Career with Sam Lytle, PE of CivilFX

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sam Lytle who is an engineer turned entrepreneur. Lytle discusses the benefits of how being an entrepreneur can help you as an engineer, whether you’re a business owner or a recent graduate. The Take Action Today segment of this episode provides tools that you can […] The post TECC 39: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How Being an Entrepreneur can Help you in your Engineering Career with Sam Lytle, PE of CivilFX appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/16/201433 minutes, 51 seconds
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TECC 38: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 18 Characteristics that made John Roebling one of the Greatest Engineers of All Time – Part 2 of 2

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I will finish my interview with historian Clifford Zink who wrote The Roebling Legacy and bring you 10 more characteristics that made John Roebling a great engineer. In this second half of the interview, Clifford discussed Roebling’s projects and proposals and how he exhibited these characteristics […] The post TECC 38: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 18 Characteristics that made John Roebling one of the Greatest Engineers of All Time – Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/9/201450 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 37: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 18 Characteristics that made John Roebling one of the Greatest Engineers of All Time – Part 1 of 2

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I visit the Roebling Museum and interview a historian who has written a book about John A. Roebling, one of the greatest engineers of all time to find out what made him great. This is the first half of the interview, which includes 8 of the […] The post TECC 37: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 18 Characteristics that made John Roebling one of the Greatest Engineers of All Time – Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/2/201448 minutes, 47 seconds
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TECC 36: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Three Pillars That Will Help You Live the Engineering Career and Life You Love

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sandra Abdalian of YourCareerEngineer.com. Sandra discusses the three pillars that you can use to create the engineering career and life you’ve always wanted. “You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is a result of your own […] The post TECC 36: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Three Pillars That Will Help You Live the Engineering Career and Life You Love appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/25/201434 minutes, 45 seconds
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TECC 035: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 4 Steps for Taking Your Idea and Making It a Reality in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview a chemical engineering student who raised over $88,000 to take her dream of empowering young women and make it a reality. “An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements.” “Most ideas are born and lost in […] The post TECC 035: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 4 Steps for Taking Your Idea and Making It a Reality in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/18/201429 minutes, 39 seconds
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TECC 34: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How a 5.5 Year Prison Sentence Inspired Author Matt Tenney to Become a Servant Leader

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Matt Tenney and learn how he has used his five and a half years in a military prison to transform his life and career to where he is today. The Take Action Today segment of the show will give you a simple tip on […] The post TECC 34: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How a 5.5 Year Prison Sentence Inspired Author Matt Tenney to Become a Servant Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/11/201450 minutes, 58 seconds
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TECC 33: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How To Turn Your Biggest Challenge in Your Engineering Career into Your Biggest Opportunity

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help a younger engineer in Florida take her biggest challenge as a military spouse and leverage it into something positive. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – are all opportunities for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant The Take Action Today segment of […] The post TECC 33: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How To Turn Your Biggest Challenge in Your Engineering Career into Your Biggest Opportunity appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/4/201428 minutes, 5 seconds
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TECC 32: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – A Challenge to Work Four Hours a Day in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to challenge you to work only four hours per day for one week. “Success is actually a short race, a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.” “It is not that we have too little […] The post TECC 32: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – A Challenge to Work Four Hours a Day in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/28/201417 minutes, 52 seconds
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TECC 31: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Seven Keys to Developing Work-Life Balance in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I discuss work-life balance, a topic that I am very passionate about. My guest is Julie Cohen, author of Your Work, Your Life …Your Way and an expert on this topic. “Thinking about work as a day job has made a big difference in the way […] The post TECC 31: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Seven Keys to Developing Work-Life Balance in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/21/201440 minutes, 55 seconds
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TECC 30: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Build Willpower and Create Positive Habits that Move You Closer to Your Engineering Goals with Leo Gura

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to provide you with specific steps for building your willpower and creating positive habits with my guest Leo Gura, who is a personal development expert and has over 200 videos on YouTube. “When you control your thoughts, you control your mind. When you […] The post TECC 30: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Build Willpower and Create Positive Habits that Move You Closer to Your Engineering Goals with Leo Gura appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/7/201446 minutes, 12 seconds
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TECC 29: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – IECD 2014 Fall Meetup – What Our Panelists Taught us on Communication and Networking

In this bonus session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to summarize the panel sessions on communication and networking from our recent Institute for Engineering Career Development meetup in San Diego. The Take Action Today segment of the show will give you a strategy to drastically improve your relationships – immediately. “What […] The post TECC 29: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – IECD 2014 Fall Meetup – What Our Panelists Taught us on Communication and Networking appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/1/201422 minutes, 13 seconds
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TECC 28: Nine Steps to Writing Proper and Meaningful E-mails for Engineers

In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my guest, Pat Sweet, is going to give out some amazing strategies with nine specific points on writing proper and meaningful e-mails. The Take Action Today segment of the show will show you how to get your message across in a way that’s easy for people […] The post TECC 28: Nine Steps to Writing Proper and Meaningful E-mails for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/23/201435 minutes, 9 seconds
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TECC 27: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Six Action Items for Differentiating Yourself as an Engineer by Doing Things that You Are Not Always Supposed to Do

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give you six action items you can use to differentiate yourself in the industry. Please note, most of these actions are the opposite of what most people will tell you to do. “The job is what you do when you are told […] The post TECC 27: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Six Action Items for Differentiating Yourself as an Engineer by Doing Things that You Are Not Always Supposed to Do appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
9/8/201421 minutes, 28 seconds
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TECC 026: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – A Five-Step Process for Overcoming Your Addiction to E-mail

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I provide the five-step process that I have utilized to overcome my addiction to e-mail in hopes that you can do the same. E-mail is a valuable method of communication, but it is also dangerous; it can seriously hamper our productivity, especially if we live in […] The post TECC 026: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – A Five-Step Process for Overcoming Your Addiction to E-mail appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/26/201425 minutes, 37 seconds
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TECC 025: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – What to Do if You Are Not Getting the Engineering-Design Experience You Need

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I give a young engineer some guidance on concerns she has, including lack of engineering-design experience and which master’s degree is best to pursue. While much of my content on this site focuses on the development of core or nontechnical skills, getting the proper technical and engineering-design […] The post TECC 025: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – What to Do if You Are Not Getting the Engineering-Design Experience You Need appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
8/12/201435 minutes, 51 seconds
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TECC 024: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 10 More Answers for 10 More Questions from 10 More Engineers

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I answer 10 more questions related to career and personal development, submitted by The Engineering Career Coach Podcast listeners. If you missed Session 23, click here to listen to the first 10 questions I answered. “Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe […] The post TECC 024: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 10 More Answers for 10 More Questions from 10 More Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/29/201431 minutes, 45 seconds
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TECC 023: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 10 Answers for 10 Questions from 10 Engineers

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I answer 10 questions related to career and personal development, submitted by The Engineering Career Coach Podcast listeners. In fact, I received so many questions that this will be the first of two shows in this format. “Asking the right questions takes as much skill as […] The post TECC 023: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 10 Answers for 10 Questions from 10 Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/15/201429 minutes, 50 seconds
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TECC 022: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Identify Burnout in Your Engineering Career Before It Happens and What to Do to Get Back on Track

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Stephanie Cook, an environmental engineer who now helps professionals avoid burnout in their careers by improving their diet and exercise habits. Stephanie discusses five signs that you’re headed for trouble and gives eight strategies for avoiding burnout or getting back on track if you’ve […] The post TECC 022: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Identify Burnout in Your Engineering Career Before It Happens and What to Do to Get Back on Track appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
7/1/201437 minutes, 48 seconds
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TECC 021: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Be a Creative Communicator with Christina Canters

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Christina Canters, an architect from Australia who now helps technical professionals improve their communication and presentation skills. Christina touches on many points that will help listeners become more creative and confident in their communication efforts. “Public speaking is like riding a bike. People need […] The post TECC 021: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Be a Creative Communicator with Christina Canters appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/17/201439 minutes, 23 seconds
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TECC 020: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Seven Lessons Learned from Starting an Engineering Company as an EIT

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Matt Mangano, an EIT originally from New Jersey who recently relocated to San Diego. Matt reviews seven lessons that he has learned from starting a small engineering consulting company as an EIT. Most engineers are terrified of going out on their own, and for […] The post TECC 020: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Seven Lessons Learned from Starting an Engineering Company as an EIT appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
6/3/201435 minutes, 5 seconds
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TECC 019: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Work Smarter as an Engineer by Utilizing Both Sides of Your Brain

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Stu Walesh, PE, an independent consultant who provides management, engineering, and education/training services to private, public, academic, and volunteer organizations. Our discussion is focused on how engineers can utilize the right sides of their brains to become better rounded. The content comes from a […] The post TECC 019: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Work Smarter as an Engineer by Utilizing Both Sides of Your Brain appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/20/201439 minutes, 43 seconds
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TECC 018: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Change Your Engineering Career Path from One Discipline to Another

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I help a young engineer create a plan to transition from one engineering discipline to another. It is normal for engineers, at some point in their careers, to want to try something different. This usually requires transitioning from one discipline to another, such as from water […] The post TECC 018: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Change Your Engineering Career Path from One Discipline to Another appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
5/6/201425 minutes, 52 seconds
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TECC 017: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 3 Major Benefits of Professional Associations and How to Realize Them, with SHPE National President Barry Cordero

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I speak with Barry Cordero, national president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). SHPE is the premier national organization aimed at increasing the number of Hispanics contributing to the nation’s innovation-and-technology future. As the national president of SHPE, Cordero focuses on SHPE programs and […] The post TECC 017: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – 3 Major Benefits of Professional Associations and How to Realize Them, with SHPE National President Barry Cordero appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/22/201427 minutes, 57 seconds
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TECC 016: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Nine Points to Help Prepare for and Get the Most out of Engineering Conferences, with Christian Knutson, the Engineer Leader

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I speak with Christian Knutson, PE, author of The Engineer Leader blog, who shares with us some ways on how to build relationships when attending engineering conferences.. Knutson has over twenty years’ experience in leadership. He learned, and earned, his expertise in one of the most […] The post TECC 016: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Nine Points to Help Prepare for and Get the Most out of Engineering Conferences, with Christian Knutson, the Engineer Leader appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
4/8/201444 minutes, 43 seconds
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TECC 015: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Break into the Field of Sustainability with Professional Soccer Player Turned Professor Leidy Klotz

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Dr. Leidy Klotz, associate professor at the Glen Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Klotz explains his journey from engineering student to professional soccer player to professor. The career-changing tip at the end of the show will provide you with a resource […] The post TECC 015: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Break into the Field of Sustainability with Professional Soccer Player Turned Professor Leidy Klotz appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/25/201433 minutes, 12 seconds
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TECC 014: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Three Key Pieces of Engineering Career Advice from Randy Over – ASCE National President

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Randal (Randy) Over, PE, FASCE—national president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Randy shares some key pieces of career advice and also some recommendations for achieving work-life balance and achieving full engagement in your career. The career-changing tip at the end of […] The post TECC 014: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Three Key Pieces of Engineering Career Advice from Randy Over – ASCE National President appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
3/11/201435 minutes, 43 seconds
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TECC 013: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Improve the Quality of Your Engineering Design Work and Boost Your Confidence

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help a young structural engineer overcome a serious challenge he faces. He has been leaving some important technical details off of his design plans, which is extremely dangerous and can affect not only his career development but also the safety of the […] The post TECC 013: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – How to Improve the Quality of Your Engineering Design Work and Boost Your Confidence appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/25/201426 minutes, 21 seconds
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TECC 012: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Steps for Becoming the Best Engineer in Your Field

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to provide five very specific steps for becoming the best engineer in your field. I get this question every day in many different forms from engineers. Having a recipe for how to excel in your specific discipline is invaluable, and that’s what I […] The post TECC 012: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Five Steps for Becoming the Best Engineer in Your Field appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
2/12/201424 minutes, 30 seconds
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TECC 011: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Deciding on the Technical or Managerial Career Path as an Engineer

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to provide some tips to an engineer on how to decide whether to stay on the technical track in his career path or to make a move toward management when the time is right. Even though he is early in his career, he […] The post TECC 011: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Deciding on the Technical or Managerial Career Path as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/29/201422 minutes, 54 seconds
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TECC 010: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Acing the Engineering Job Interview

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to provide some tips to an engineer on how to ace the engineering job interview. These are tips I have helped engineers of all experience levels use to land great jobs. “I am so nervous; I have always been nervous since I was […] The post TECC 010: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Acing the Engineering Job Interview appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/15/201430 minutes, 44 seconds
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TECC 009: How to Not Mess Up Your Annual Review for Engineers

Annual Review for Engineers… In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to cover the oh so important annual review for engineers and provide some coaching and guidance on how to prepare for and approach your annual performance review. In the last few weeks I have received so many questions about […] The post TECC 009: How to Not Mess Up Your Annual Review for Engineers appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
1/2/201426 minutes, 24 seconds
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TECC 008: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Escaping the Cubicle Lifestyle as an Engineer

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to provide some coaching and guidance to an engineer who has a goal of escaping the cubicle lifestyle and building more freedom and flexibility into his career and lifestyle. It is a myth throughout the engineering industry that you must spend the first […] The post TECC 008: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Escaping the Cubicle Lifestyle as an Engineer appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/18/201326 minutes, 14 seconds
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TECC 007: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Path to Becoming a Partner in an Engineering Firm

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to provide an engineer who has a goal of becoming a partner, with some strategies he can use to overcome some challenges he is facing.  His challenges include some of the typical daily struggles that all engineers face, trying to be productive yet […] The post TECC 007: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – The Path to Becoming a Partner in an Engineering Firm appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
12/4/201339 minutes, 20 seconds
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TECC 006: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Dealing with a Difficult Supervisor and Learning to Delegate

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give an engineer some strategies for dealing with a difficult supervisor and some tips to help him delegate more and free up some more time. Having a supervisor who is focused on the business side of things while neglecting the engineering side […] The post TECC 006: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Dealing with a Difficult Supervisor and Learning to Delegate appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/20/201333 minutes, 53 seconds
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TECC 005: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Finding and Getting the Most Out of a Mentor in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to outline the steps for finding a mentor in your engineering career who can guide you toward achieving your goals. Finding the right mentor in your engineering career can rapidly facilitate your development. A mentor can help you avoid mistakes that other engineers […] The post TECC 005: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Finding and Getting the Most Out of a Mentor in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
11/7/201325 minutes, 36 seconds
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TECC 004: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Creating Opportunities in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help an engineer who is discouraged and not happy with his current job. I am going to help him realize that he has a great opportunity in front of him, but it is up to him to seize it. And just like […] The post TECC 004: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Creating Opportunities in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/30/201334 minutes, 49 seconds
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TECC 003: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Overcoming Stagnation in Your Engineering Career

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help an engineer overcome stagnation and build flexibility into her career. Career stagnation can prolong your journey towards your goals or prevent you from achieving them altogether. It’s not just about rising to the top of the corporate ladder as an engineer—it’s […] The post TECC 003: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Overcoming Stagnation in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/23/201325 minutes, 37 seconds
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TECC 002: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Getting on the Path to Your Dream Engineering Job

In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to discuss the process of seeking your dream engineering job, a topic I am very passionate about. My philosophy has always been – why have a career if it is not enjoyable every day? Finding your passion and pursuing it in your engineering […] The post TECC 002: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Getting on the Path to Your Dream Engineering Job appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/16/201324 minutes, 29 seconds
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TECC 001: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Building Relationships in Your Engineering Career

I will provide strategies to improve her networking skills, i help a young female engineer overcome her fear of networking and also help her building relationships in her engineering career. Networking and building relationships in your engineering career are critical, because strong relationships will yield opportunities in your engineering career and life.  This show will […] The post TECC 001: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Building Relationships in Your Engineering Career appeared first on Engineering Management Institute.
10/11/201328 minutes, 38 seconds