Nine to Five Jan 24th: Professional Development A Priority? Gary Cohen

Photo of Gary CohenYou finally land the job, now what?

After reading the “The First 90 Days” by Michael Watkins, I learned that the strengths that may have helped you land a position may actually have the potential of being liabilities down the road. It is considered a mistake to believe you will be successful in a new job by continuing to do what you did in an old job. Get ready for an intensive conversation with Gary Cohen, Information Technology professional.

Gary Cohen has worked professionally in the information technology field for over twenty years. He has earned certifications in software development, project management, and counseling psychology. For the last ten years, Gary has been a member of Toastmasters International where he has delivered hundreds of speeches, presented workshops at conferences, and served in many leadership positions with increasing responsibility. Gary continuously seeks opportunities to continue his professional development because he enjoys challenging himself and exploring the boundaries of who he can become.

During my next Nine to Five show on Charlotte Community Radio, Gary and I will discuss four reasons why professional development is essential. We will also talk about things that might be preventing you from making professional development a priority. Lastly, we’ll share tips on how you can start developing yourself and how you can make it a part of your career.

Listen to my LIVE show on Tuesday, January 23rd from 6:45pm to 7:45pm when Gary Cohen and I talk about making professional development a priority while working Nine to Five.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson

Nine to Five Jan 10th: Following Your Passion-Jeanease Lucas

Photo of Jeanease LucasHow do people end up following their passion? The key to finding a great career is to identify your greatest interest “your passion” and pursue a career involving that interest. In the meanwhile, you still need to pay bills and take care of your responsibilities right? So how could you pursue your true interest?

Famous people like Whoopi Goldberg, George Clooney, and JK Rowling started their careers in not so conventional ways. Whoopi Goldberg once paid her bills by applying makeup to dead people. Making his start as Dr. Doug Ross on TV’s ER, George Clooney worked as a door-to-door insurance salesman before he landed his breakout role. JK Rowling first worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International before she became the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. All of these famous people followed their passion leading to the careers we know them for today.

Jeanease Lucas, my next Nine to Five guest, is a seasoned workforce development professional who is committed to following her passion also. By day she uses her skills to teach a variety of job search related workshops. Mrs. Lucas also counsels clients in personal development. By night Jeanease is following her passion through the work she does as the Founder and CEO of Jean’s Daughters, an organization that is designed to assist and support young ladies who have lost a parent due to tragic circumstances. Grief can be an overwhelming experience. For grieving children, emotions following the death of a loved one can be isolating, confusing, devastating and ultimately life-altering.

Listen to Charlotte Community Radio on Tuesday, January 10th during my LIVE conversation with Jeanease Lucas as we talk about being committed to following your passion while working Nine to Five.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

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Nine to Five Dec 27th: Five People Your Career Needs in 2017

Professionals in suitsAs 2016 comes to an end, most people may start the new year with a resolution in which a promise to do an act of self-improvement is made. Most people will be thinking about what diet they are going to try or will join millions of Americans in the gym come January to self-improve. Should you instead be more selective with the people you surround yourself with? According to The Muse, your ultimate career finder and guidance destination, when you picture success, what do you see? “An independent and charismatic leader whose superpower is making amazing business and (personal) decisions without any input?”

The Muse also mentions that it can actually be “bad for our career to go it alone all the time.” “As a culture, we admire independence and see it as a virtue, but the reality of success is a little different.” “You are the company you keep”, something your parents have told you over and over again for years. These days, it makes more sense than ever.

During the next Nine to Five show with Doneisha, I will tell you the top five people you will need in your career in 2017. If you have questions that you would like me to answer during the LIVE show, comment while using the Mixlr app, leave a comment on my FaceBook page, or Tweet me here: @ninetofivewdee.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson

Nine to Five Nov 29th: Telling Stories With Darnell Badger In The Workplace

Image depicting storytellingGood stories surprise us. They have compelling characters. They make us think, make us feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers and text on a slide with a bar graph don’t, according to Shane Snow.

As a little kid, do you remember how excited you were to hear the story of the Three Little Pigs? Even though you knew what would come next in the story it still was a treat to see just how the narrator would recite the story. There’s not much difference in being an adult, everyone loves a great story. Being able to communicate, and even more specifically, storytelling is one of the keys to advancing in your career.

The next guest on my Charlotte Community Radio, LIVE Nine to Five show, is award-winning speaker Darnell Badger. He’s been fortunate throughout his career to meet many business leaders where he is able to deliver strong, motivating messages of strength and leadership. With 15 years of leadership experience as a salesman, financial professional, and youth leader, Darnell has storytelling down to an art. During the show, you can expect him to share with us why we struggle with storytelling, and he’ll also give us some tidbits on how we can use storytelling to advance our careers.

Listen to the show on November 29th at 6:45pm; Telling Stories With Darnell Badger In The Workplace.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson